Synopsis: Crime in Gotham is at an all-time high, as Penguin struggles to keep his promises. Butch goes down a dark path with the Red Hood Gang.
Review: This episode puts a lot of focus on Butch who until Nigma returned was Penguins right hand.
The episode begins with a montage of Penguin doing his mayoral duties until it climaxes with an attack by the Red Hood Gang.
The gang holds Penguin to ransom and deface the statue of his mother to drive their point home.
It soon becomes known that Butch is heading up a series of Red Hand Gang attacks in order to hopefully teach his employer a lesson. But as you may have guessed. The scheme pretty much blows up in his face.
Meanwhile acting on a request by Cat. Bruce begins to investigate the disappearance of Ivy and enlists Jim Gordon to help. However a meeting at the club later on sees Cat bump into Ivy who is now a fully formed woman. It seems Ivy likes having the upper hand of not letting Cat know who she is.
Back at Penguin HQ Nigma is hatching a plan against his friend and tries to gain the interest of Butch.
All in all this was a pretty standard episode, which focused mainly on the core characters.
We didn’t really see any new villains added to the rogues gallery, but we did get some pretty decent character development in spite of the story not being all that interesting.
Some strong acting performances all round and a few seeds sewn for future episodes to come.
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