Synopsis: Hypnotist Jervis Tetch/Mad Hatter arrives in Gotham to search for his sister, Alice, and hires Gordon to help find her. Meanwhile, Penguin decides to run for mayor and Bruce’s doppelganger begins to channel him, causing some confusion around town.
Review: The plot thickens as Lee returns to Gotham with future husband Mario who is secretly or not so secretly related to former crime lord Falcone.
Meanwhile Hypnotist Jervis Tetch/Mad Hatter is going down a storm in Barbera’s night club and hires Jim Gordon to seek out and find his Alice.
Bruce Waynes double makes himself at home at Wayne Manor and seeks refuge from the real Bruce Wayne only to later betray this trust. Turns out that whatever experiments Hugo Strange did on him involved giving him a certain degree of combat training.
The biggest thing to happen in this episode and the one thing that could well be part of the seasons arc is Penguin has decided to throw his hat into the political arena and run for mayor of Gotham.
Lots happened in this story and we’re left with more questions than answers when it comes to Bruce Wayne’s double. Is he on a secret mission or is he independent of any handling from the outside.
Added to which. Aside from Mario being involved with Lee. What other reason does Falcone have for returning to Gotham. Could he possibly be thinking of running against Cobblepot or is his visit just to see the happy union of his son with Lee.
We got to spend a little more time with Bruce Wayne in this episode than is normal, but given how intriguing the story concerning his double has become. This wasn’t a bad thing.
This was a relatively calm episode compared with the chaos of the first two episodes and the Mad Hatter made for an engaging villain and was played wonderfully well by Benedict Samuel who I am sure we’ll see again in the weeks to come.
- Incidental Music9.5