Synopsis: Jeremiah warns a skeptical Gordon of more destruction coming Gotham’s way, and Gordon is forced to make a potentially devastating decision. Then, Bruce is forced to come to terms with the future.
Review: The season four finale of Gotham delivers quite a big punch as Jeremiah working alongside Ra’s Al Ghul hatches a plan to throw Gotham into complete and utter darkness. Bruce who is more concerned with the fate of Selina Kyle is not in a good place and neither is the city.
Back at Gotham PD. Captain Gordon and Bullock have Jeremiah in custody and soon learn that the genius engineer had more bombs planted throughout the City and he insists that he will not tell them where they are unless he can see Bruce Wayne. All is a ruse to buy time and enable Jeremiah’s escape aided by Ra’s Al Ghul and his league of shadows.
The fourth season ends on a cliffhanger as you would have imagined this show to end given that it’s main selling point has always been as a prequel to Batman, but given that we now know there is going to be a season 5. I think we are most likely going to see the Dark Knight rise for real.
The final moments of this episode see Penguin murder Butch in front of Tabitha as revenge for her killing his mother, and we also see the various criminals of Gotham carving the city up between them. The city is in lockdown and only Gordon. The GCPD, Bruce Wayne and a handful of other good people had stayed behind. Gordon tells Bruce that we must show people that there are still good people in Gotham. After all. Where there is light, there is hope. But for the time being. At least until the series returns in the Autumn. Gotham is a no mans land.
Overall. This was a cracking episode with lots of great fight choreography and stunning acting performances from all the usual suspects. I look forward to seeing how the writing team will wrap everything up in the final season when it starts to roll out later this year.
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