In Review: Gotham: Mad City – Burn The Witch

Fish Mooney takes matters into her own hands to locate Hugo Strange.

Synopsis: Fish Mooney takes matters into her own hands to locate Hugo Strange, forcing Gordon to reluctantly team up with journalist Valerie Vale to find her.

Review: Gotham picks up pace in this episode, which sees Gordon going after Fish Mooney with a little help from Valerie Vale.

We also see the young Bruce Wayne broker a deal with the court of owls, but he gives up a hell of a lot to do so. Insofar as Justice for the murder of his parents. But he is really in an impossible position given that they had threatened Alfred.

Meanwhile Cobblepot is gaining more and more popularity and has riled up a lynch mob mentality in his followers to go after Mooney and kill the monsters.

GOTHAM: Maggie Geha in the “Mad City: Burn The Witch” episode of GOTHAM airing airing Monday, Sept. 26 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Nicole Rivelli/FOX.

GOTHAM: Introducing Maggie Geha as Poison Ivy in the “Mad City: Burn The Witch”

And if that isn’t enough.Ivy Pepper is reintroduced into Gotham as a fully grown woman. It doesn’t take her long to give in to her murderess ways.

This episode was packed with lots of story and subplots that you’d need a combine harvester in order to wade through it all. But one thing is established Valerie Vale and Gordon are an effective team, but Gordon still isn’t shy when it comes to doing the wrong thing for the greater good. A factor, which comes into place when he uses Penguin and his frenzied mob in order to get to Hugo Strange and Fish Mooney.

The episode also leaves us with some tantalising threads to pick up on next week. The fact that Gordon’s girlfriend is returning to Gotham while he is having a bit of a romp with Valerie Vale.

Added to this we also see Bruce Wayne come face to face with his double for the first time, which was a bit of a wow moment, but also a moment that will keep us all guessing until next week.

Jada Pinkett was as camp as always as Fish Mooney, and it appears that she has been allowed to escape justice for now, but the question remains as to when or if she will return.

Jamie Chung adds some fun energy to the series and I am looking forward to the claws coming out when she meets Gordon’s much missed Doctor Girlfriend Lee.

Ian Cullen is the founder of 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: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at:
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