Synopsis: As Bane enacts his final plan for Gotham’s destruction, Gordon rallies his former enemies to save the city. Meanwhile, Nyssa al Ghul kidnaps Barbara’s newborn daughter, with ambitions to raise her as her own. Then, Bruce’s decision to leave Gotham points him to his destiny, while devastating Selina.
Review: In this penultimate episode. Jim Gordon’s story comes full circle and we see the evolution of Penguin and Riddler and most importantly Bruce Wayne.
Jim Gordon and Bullock get some support in the form of Penguin and Riddler as they make the last push to save the city from Bane and Nyssa al Ghul. Added to that Gordon also stages a rescue mission to get Barbara and his Baby back from Nyssa while Bruce executes his own variation on Jeremiah’s plan in order to slow down Bane and his soldiers.
In the aftermath of the fighting, all the residents of Gotham are forced into making some life-changing decisions.
Jaime Murray absolutely nails Nyssa al Ghul in this episode and has a fantastic fight scene with Jim Gordon in which she nails the arrogance of the al Ghul family brilliantly.
David Mazouz also does well with some rather difficult scenes and shows a great deal of maturity from the young Bruce Wayne we saw in the shows pilot episode of five years ago.
This episode does a great job of tying up some of the loose ends and pretty much builds toward the Jim Gordon, Riddler and Penguin that we know of in the comics. I enjoyed the brief battle scene in which we see how Penguin winds up wearing his famed monocle, but I doubt we’ll be seeing the actual eyepiece until next weeks show, which is set 10 years on from this one and sees Bruce Wayne return to Gotham.
Overall. This sets things up perfectly for next weeks series finale and I am looking forward to seeing how this will all end.
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