Synopsis: The Shaman reveals his hand to Bruce Wayne and sets up the next phase of training, Gordon and Bullock are put into danger as they come across a crystal owl that reveals the most coveted secrets of Gotham’s underworld.
Review: The clone Bruce Wayne winds up revealing himself when Selina breaks into Wayne Manor and engages him in a pretty rough and tumble sort of fight.
Alfred comes in and tries to sort things out. But the clone gets the better of both Alfred and Selina and does a runner.
Elsewhere Penguin and Riddler are forced to work together in order to escape their captures.
Meanwhile Barnes is out for revenge and is no longer answerable to Katherine.
Once again there is some great stuff in this episode.
I particularly enjoyed the work that Cory Michael Smith and Robin Lord Taylor did in their roles as Riddler and The Penguin. Especially when both came to the conclusion that their only hope of escape was to work together.
Ben McKenzie and Donal Logue were also satisfying to watch as Gordon and Bullock. The part where Alfred reveals that he has been living with a clone of Bruce Wayne got a bit of a laugh from me. Especially when Logue delivered the somewhat ironic I need to sit down line.
Also good the reveal of the Shaman’s plan to use Bruce as a means for revenge on the Court Of Owls. The moment where the Shaman asks one of his men to cut his little finger off was strangely disturbing.
I’m still not certain that the Shaman is the legendary Ra’s Al Ghul, but I’m sure we’ll find out sooner or later.
Personally I think it is a little too obvious and we are being led to believe that.
The final moment features a very distraught Leslie Tompkins who has lost so much faith in Gotham that something inside of her has snapped. She injects herself with the Mad Hatter’s virus, which is going to make for fascinating stories in the weeks ahead.
Overall. I was fairly entertained by this episode and hope that they can keep up this standard as things wind toward the finale.
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