Gotham Midseason Finale Recap: The Badass Butler Did It


Gotham‘s fall/winter/midseason finale capped a strong run of episodes, gave rich dimensions to some secondary characters and teed up a provocative launching point for the second half of the season — even if its biggest storyline punch was spoiled by Fox itself.

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I’m talking, of course, about the “Gordon is reassigned to Arkham” logline for the episode, which seemed curious but innocuous enough, until you realized that it was the very final payoff of the finale, after Jim’s pursuit of Lovecraft wound up with the fat cat shot dead, by Gordon’s own gun, putting the already prickly mayor in a public and political pickle.

“Live by the logline, die by the logline,” a wise man once said. Moving on….

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Gordon’s confrontation of Lovecraft,

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