Fox‘s Gotham Son of Gotham TV Show Review. Gotham: Season 2, Episode 10: Son of Gotham manages to reveal a lot of background to the season’s eminent war between Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and Theo Galavan (James Frain) while packing a lot of punch. While at one point in the past, it seemed that this was wrapped up too quickly, complications have plagued our heroes and antiheroes since Galavan’s arrest, and now, it is revealed that he has his tendrils deeper in Gotham than ever imagined, as he coerces a witness into testifying to his innocence and getting him released from jail, and dangerous allies from an eerie secret society called The Order of Saint Dumas make their presence known with a string of murders designed to further his plans. Jim Gordon and Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue) rush into battle, and so, elsewhere, does Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor).
Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) enlists the help of Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondova) to trick up Silver St. Cloud (Natalie Alyn Lind), and Alfred Pennyworth (Sean Pertwee) runs afoul of Tabitha Galavan (Jessica Lucas).
Whether much more should be said is debatable. As fun as episodes like this are to see, they’re actually hard to review, given that the excitement is in the curveballs they throw in, which it’s best not to spoil. Still, perhaps such necessarily-short reviews are among the most flattering, because The Son of Gotham is easily one of the top five episodes in the series. It features several fight scenes with perhaps the best choreography the series has ever seen; of a sort that were sorely missed in the action-packed but somewhat clumsier series finale, and they seem less warranted here, but they’re definitely welcome. Bruce Wayne’s subplot is undoubtedly unpleasant, but it holds attention. Finally, the many cliffhangers seem like points that were designed to be cliffhangers, rather than the plot being put on hold because they ran out of time. In summary, The Son of Gotham definitely delivers viewers their hour’s worth.
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