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TV Review: Gotham 2.7 “Mommy’s Little Monster”
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Gotham
Season 2 Episode 7: “Mommy’s Little Monster”
Directed by Kenneth Fink
Written by Robert Hull
Created by Bruno Heller
Starring Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, David Mazouz, Camren Bicondova, Morena Baccarin, Cory Michael Smith, Erin Richards, James Frain, Jessica Lucas, Chris Chalk, Michael Chiklis
FOX
Air Date: Monday, November 2nd, 2015, 8pm

Last week on Gotham, Nygma (Cory Michael Smith) passed the point of no crazy return, when he killed his love (after making love), Ms. Kringle (Chelsea Spack). He is wracked with grief. Jim betrays Selina (Camren Bicondova) in her mind, by not saving Firefly. However, as we saw, Firefly is not dead, but in Indian Hill (a Wayne Enterprises affiliate) with her fireproof costume fused to her body. Tabitha (Jessica Lucas) fixes Butch (Drew Powell) of his brainwashing. Bruce (David Mazouz) has dinner with the Galavans.

Spoilers for tonight’s episode below.

Gotham 2.7 “Mommy’s Little Monster” review: Penguin and Butch and posse storm the warehouse where Mommy Cobblepot is jailed. Theo and Tabitha show up, and Penguin demands Butch kill them. Butch kills the posse, then Tabitha kills mom. Her “good boy” loses it.

Nygma’s other evil personality cleans up the dead girlfriend mess, but leaves a trail of riddles as to her whereabouts. I seriously do not know how he has not been found out already. Evil Nygma is sloppy. Good Nygma is lost to us forever.

Silver St Cloud (Natalie Alyn Lind) is just as culpable as the rest of the Galavan family, manipulating Bruce with her girlish wiles, and spewing bitchy at Selina. Selina is a jumble of insecurities underneath her tough exterior, and Silver feeds on that.

Jim finds out about Galavan’s machinations from an unreliable source amidst gunfire. He asks Harvey (Donal Logue) if he thinks what he heard was true.

Bullock: “Nobody’s telling the truth. This is Gotham.”

Mayor Galavan has a new enemy. I usually think all foes have no shot against Jim Gordon, but Theo is really clever and dangerous.

Some thoughts:

– Loved seeing Alfred uncomfortable around Selina.

– Okay, so I know Bruce is young, but he KNOWS Selina doesn’t lie, freely admitting her wrongdoings. He should know better.

– March of the Penguins.

– Absolutely believable that Jim found Galavan out. Any dragging of that part would have made him seem idealistic, which he certainly is not. He’s a pure cynic.

Another excellent episode. This season is really head and shoulders above the 1st season (which was great in its own right). Everything is connected, as if Theo Galavan is part of the Gotham writer’s room.

Gotham airs Monday nights at 8pm ET on FOX.

FOX’s synopsis:

“RISE OF THE VILLAINS: MOMMY’S LITTLE MONSTER”
A NEW MAYOR WILL BRING NEW TERROR ON AN ALL-NEW “GOTHAM” MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, ON FOX
MON NOV 2 8/7c

Butch leads Penguin and his men to the warehouse where Gertrude is being held, as Penguin plots his revenge on Galavan for kidnapping his mother. Meanwhile, Nygma deals with the aftermath of a deadly accident in the all-new “Rise of the Villains: Mommy’s Little Monster” episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Nov. 2 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Image Gallery

Videos

GOTHAM | Legal Rights from “Rise of the Villains: Mommy’s Little Monster”


Theo declares what will be his first order as mayor.

GOTHAM | Trigger Word from “Rise of the Villains: Mommy’s Little Monster”


Oswald’s reign over Gotham is challenged.

GOTHAM | Girl Stuff from “Rise of the Villains: Mommy’s Little Monster”


Silver threatens Selina.

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