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Gotham City’s Podcast: The GOTHAM Podcast S1E21 – The Anvil or the Hammer

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Fox‘s Gotham The Anvil or the Hammer Review. Gotham City’s Podcast: The Gotham Podcast: Season 1, Episode 21: The Anvil or the Hammer is an audio review in which FilmBook contributor Mike Smith discusses his reaction to the latest episode of Fox’s Gotham.

Gotham: Season 1, Episode 21: The Anvil or the Hammer‘s plot synopsis (spoilers): “Shortly after Jason “The Ogre” Lennon reveals his true intentions to Barbara and holds her captive, he tells her, at knifepoint, to choose his next victim. During the investigation at the Foxglove Club, Gordon and Bullock locate the “Ogre’s” apartment at Gotham Royal Hotel, but he and Barbara had already left for her parents’ mansion, where Jason kills them both. Nygma disposes of officer Dougherty’s body in the forensic lab and pens a letter, posing as Dougherty, explaining that he left town. Bruce sneaks into Bunderslaw’s office at Wayne Enterprises and opens his safe, which is empty. Bunderslaw himself arrives and reveals that he was expecting Bruce, and has consequently removed the incriminating documents. He confesses to Bruce that his father and grandfather knew about illegal activities in the company, but decided to keep quiet. Afterwards, Bunderslaw orders Lucius Fox (Chris Chalk) to lead Bruce away. Lucius subtly tells Bruce that while Bruce’s father knew of the illegal activities, he did not approve of them. The O’Connor assassination attempt is revealed to be a set-up designed by Cobblepot to start a war between Falcone and Maroni. Gordon and Bullock arrive at the house of Barbara’s parents to find them dead. After a brutal fight with Jim, the “Ogre” holds Barbara at knifepoint until Bullock distracts him for Jim to shoot him. Later, Jim confesses to Leslie that he no longer loves Barbara. Consumed with guilt, Bruce confesses his and Selina’s murder of Reggie to Alfred, eventually also admitting to his visit to Bunderslaw. After Alfred tells Bruce that his father was a good man, Bruce states that even good men can have dark secrets. Several crimes and killings committed by Maroni and his crew alert Captain Essen, who calls all officers of the GCPD to remain on duty during the upcoming gang war.”

Gotham: Season 1, Episode 21: The Anvil or the Hammer starred Ben McKenzie, Donal LogueZabryna Guevara, Robin Lord Taylor, David MazouzSean Pertwee, Jada Pinkett SmithJohn Doman, Camren Bicondova, and Cory Michael Smith.

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About the author

Michael Smith

Mike Smith is an avid filmgoer from New York who loves to hear his own voice - luckily his work as a podcaster on FilmBook allows him to do just that. Mike graduated from The College of Saint Rose in Albany with a degree in communications, and is ready to dole out critical analysis of all your pop culture fixations. Mike is the host of FilmBookCast and can frequently be seen at his local movie theater, patiently explaining to his friends that Superman Returns is a misunderstood masterpiece.

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