In Review: Gotham: Legend Of Dark Knight: 13 Stitches

Gordon assembles an unlikely team to protect Gotham from Eduardo Dorrance and his Delta Force.

Synopsis: Gordon assembles an unlikely team to protect Gotham from Eduardo Dorrance and his Delta Force. Just as Lee Thompkins resurfaces, Barbara reveals shocking news that will change Gordon’s life forever.

Review: Lee Thompkins returns, but with a twist.

The Story

Picking up from where the last episode left off. Eduardo has sent a mind-controlled Nygma to kill Jim Gordon, which forces Jim to align with some highly unusual bedfellows, which include Nygma who has now been liberated from the chip that Eduardo and Agent Walker were using to control him. But it seems that Eduardo has one more card to play as Lee Thompkin’s has returned and Eduardo is more than happy to use her as a bargaining chip.

In order to rescue Lee and hopefully put an end to Eduardo and Walkers scheme. Jim Gordon, Bruce Wayne, Lucius Fox, Nygma and Barbara Keen hatch a plot to use Jim and Eduardo’s confrontation as a diversion to broadcast information about Walker’s plot to the mainland, which Gotham has been cut off from.

Meanwhile, Jeremiah has resurfaced and has taken Alfred as his prisoner.

The Acting

Once again the confrontation between Gordon and Eduardo are at the center of this story, which allows Shane West and Ben McKenzie to have the mother of all pissing contests. And the dialogue and suggested history between the two characters of Jim and Eduardo is beautifully brought to the scene by these two actors.

Also, special mention should go to Jaime Murray who oozes villainy and sensuality as a very dangers Theresa Walker.

Overall

This was a fairly good episode, which had a few pacing issues. I feel that too much attention was paid to the main story to a point where the secondary story involving Penguin and Cat Woman suffered a little.

All that said. It is going to be fun to see how Walker will adapt now that her plans have been scuppered. And the addition of Jeremiah making his long-awaited return is another cog in the wheels of this story, which I look forward to watching gain some forward momentum.

9.2
Gotham: Legend Of Dark Knight: 13 Stitches
  • Story
    8.8
  • Acting
    9.7
  • CGI
    9.0
  • Incidental Music
    9.3

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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