This is the megathread for Gotham Episode 10“A Bitter Pill To Swallow”. Be warned, there will be spoilers beyond this point.
I have not seen this week’s episode so i have no commentary to offer. So this is less recap and more discussion thread. Here are some takes from other sites for your pleasure.
Having come thisclose to getting the name of his parents’ killer from Theo Galavan, Bruce angled to get the 411 from the jailbird’s niece Silver — by offering to get Theo the best defense money can by, and also by whispering sweet nothings in the young miss’ ear (punctuated by a peck!)
Two steps forward, 1,000 steps back. That seems to be a running theme on Gotham for anyone on the good side. Just as Bruce learns the one thing he has been dying to discover, and just as Gordon gets closer and closer to understanding Galavan’s violent plans, both receive huge blows to their efforts. Such is the life of a hero in Gotham City, and such is the obvious message of this week’s episode, “Rise of the Villains: The Son of Gotham.”
“The Son of Gotham” is a mostly sleepy, albeit high-strung episode of connect-the-dots. It never goes anywhere you don’t expect it to, and always ends exactly where the show must in order to resolve canned conflicts, particularly Theo Galavan’s incarceration. But if you wade through all the predictable twists and blasé jokes, you’ll find not one, but two genuinely bonkers fight scenes at episode’s end.
While the second season of Fox’s pre-Batman drama “Gotham” has proven time and again that it’s not up to the challenge of making its characters dynamic or empathetic, there is a creative dimension the show has not given up on improving: its long game. Several other comic book series have staked their fortunes on the twists and turns of their serial plotting, and while “Gotham” doesn’t celebrate the upbeat sci-fi of “The Flash” or the fan service soap operatics of “Arrow,” it has made strides in matching those shows for the pure payoff value of its gonzo story turns.
I hope you all enjoy and please discuss the episode in the comments below.