‘Gotham’ 3×8 – Barnes struggles to remain control as Gordon returns to GCPD

GOTHAM: Michael Chiklis in the “Mad City: Red Queen” episode of GOTHAM airing “Mad City: Blood Rush” episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Nov. 7 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Cr: Jeff Neumann/FOX.

In the last episode, Jarvis continues his torture not only on Gordon but also on the rest of Gotham. He is able to grab some of his sister’s blood and uses it to try and kill the people that run Gotham. Unfortunately for him, he is foiled by the GCPD. But on the upside, he learns that some of Alice’s blood is in Barnes. He now has a new target to play with. Meanwhile, Gordon hallucinates about the mistakes and decisions of his past and it makes him want to go back to the GCPD. At the end of the GCPD, we see a familiar ring and wonder if this person is the one responsible for trying to take down the Waynes’.

In this week’s episode, titled ‘Blood Rush’, Jarvis continues to try and work Barnes over to try and get him on his side, while Gordon adjusts to life back at GCPD. Now that Nygma’s new girlfriend finds out that he is a killer, he has to try and figure out a way to make sure she doesn’t just focus on that.

The blood of Alice begins to take over Barnes’s blood as he finds someone who is ‘cleaning’ up dead bodies and ends up taking out a man. With the knowledge of what he did looming over his head, he tries to stop it from the blood taking over, but learns that it will not be that easy. The blood feeds on anger and rage and being a cop he is filled with that.

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With his own lead to follow, he gets the name of the person responsible for taking the faces off of people. Simon. Apparently, he likes to play Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw and use the faces to give people new identities. Not quite sure how that works considering that person existed before. But he won’t be able to do anything again because Barnes goes all Hulk (or Bane) on the guy and breaks him through a wall and down onto a car.

Mario finds out that Gordon is returning to the GCPD and he is not at all happy about it. It will be interesting to see how Lee handles seeing Gordon on a regular basis again. Will they fall back into their old feelings?

Nygma continues to break as Isabella continues to remind him of Kristen. He starts feeling guilty about what he did to her (who would have guessed it) and he wonders if he will do the same thing to her. While Nygma is supposed to be a bad guy I can’t help but root for him and Isabella they are so adorkable!

Penguin tries to break things off with both of them but when she learns that Penguin loves Nygma too, she decides to fight for him. Wonder who is going to win that battle. Not. Certainly, won’t be Penguin of Nygma finds out. Using his old methods, he takes out the obstacle (or at least that’s what it appears to be).

In the next episode, Gordon looks into Barnes and the fact that he killed Simon while Ivy reveals herself to Selina in hopes she can help her get out of trouble.

What did you think of the show?

 

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