Gotham: Mr. Freeze
March 1, 2016 3:43 PM - Season 2, Episode 12 - Subscribe

A fortunately named man of German descent goes around conducting research which probably hasn't gotten IRB approval. Jim Gordon regrets a decision. Penguin talks to a shrink. A bold rehabilitation program takes an interest in the work of a promising young scientist. Butch and Tabitha reconnect. The X-Files are dead, and Gotham is back!

Mmmm, Mr. Fries. I'll take mine with extra salt.
posted by codacorolla (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
I love the way this show is basically amassing every great pulp actor ever. B.D. Wong! Woo!
posted by prismatic7 at 9:10 PM on March 1, 2016 [2 favorites]


So glad it is back.
posted by davidmsc at 11:18 PM on March 1, 2016


I liked it a lot. I think that Fries should be an interesting villain, and seeing Penguin in Arkham is going to be fun. Dr. Strange's rogue science storyline also should be interesting, and his interest in Fries should tie together a lot of stuff they've been building up.
posted by codacorolla at 9:31 AM on March 2, 2016


I'm quite interested to see a darker turn for some of our villain friends. Penguin seems definitely unnerved and out of his element in Arkham. I hope that lasts a while. I think there's a good deal of fun to be had with it. I think Mr Freeze might be the first villain we've seen on the show with very specific stakes driving his criminality. I guess that was arguably the same for Nygma, but he abandoned the single mindedness of it fairly quickly. I'm very relieved this is back. I don't think I could take another episode of the FauX-Files.
posted by SinisterPurpose at 10:32 AM on March 3, 2016


Still on the fence whether I will stick with this show. But I liked that there's a new villain with a motivation other than "power hungry psychopath". I also loved the bits of Penguin in Arkham, specifically how he tried to make an entrance like Fish did in the island prison in an earlier season, all bluster and dominance. Although as always with Penguin, a comical failure.

My biggest problem with this show is the actor playing Gordon. I thought it was the character at first, but now they've written so much Darkness into Gordon there's something interesting there. But I just can't be bothered to care about him. I think it's that they chose to play him as entirely white bread / All American.
posted by Nelson at 7:21 AM on March 11, 2016


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