Gotham: Mad City: Follow the White Rabbit
October 25, 2016 2:19 PM - Season 3, Episode 6 - Subscribe

An increasingly unhinged Tetch baits Gordon by threatening innocent lives, including those of Lee and Valerie Vale. Meanwhile, Penguin falls in love, and Nygma encounters an unexpected face from the past (now with Kim Novak's hair from Vertigo).
posted by kittens for breakfast (5 comments total)
I'm really curious what the explanation for Kringle coming back will be. I do like the fact that they went with Penguin actually having romantic feelings for Nygma, instead of just lampshading it. The Tetch storyline... eh. Weird to say, but I'd almost rather have Bruce at this point. Mad Hatter is honestly one of the weaker storylines they've run in a while, and I'm looking forward to it wrapping in a week or so.
posted by codacorolla at 8:27 PM on October 25, 2016

Even with Tetsch's rather weak story, this show still delivers.
posted by davidmsc at 9:45 PM on October 25, 2016

Penguin and Nygma, though! I love that the show is just going there. Penguin seemed coded as gay to me from early on, but I wasn't sure they would ever touch the subject; Barbara and Tabby having hot makeouts is the kind of homosexuality the show has always seemed most enthusiastic about rolling with (not that there's anything wrong with Barbara and Tabby having hot makeouts). Robin Lord Taylor just does such a great job of conveying Penguin's crush on the worst person possible that I'm glad the writers chose to make the subtext text. It's funny, isn't it, how it's basically the same as any other doomed relationship on this fucked up show? Who knew?

The return (?) of Miss Kringle would be an interesting development even without the added possibility that Penguin may kill her all over again. It's not impossible that she was literally resurrected sometime last season, which feels like the most logical explanation. I guess we shall see.

I'm also pretty psyched to see Chiklis become...Blockbuster? Solomon Grundy? But I hope we don't lose the character.

I liked the Tetch storyline at first, but his whole evil Jack White routine is getting a little old, I agree. I hope we're wrapping it up next week.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 10:04 PM on October 25, 2016 [1 favorite]

This show is at it's best when it leans into the crazy storylines. Give me more of that and less of bland Jim Gordon please.
posted by Pendragon at 7:07 AM on October 26, 2016

I like Jim when he's acting as the lens that the audience sees a storyline through, but don't really care about his personal problems. A show as whacky as Gotham needs a straight man, and Jim fills in admirably there, but his personal angst is just so, so uninteresting.
posted by codacorolla at 12:03 PM on October 26, 2016 [1 favorite]

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