Synopsis: After coming in contact with a substance by the hand of Mad Hatter, Jim Gordon gets led on a psychedelic trip and must confront his past, present and future.
Review: To say that this episode was somewhat of a trip would be a massive understatement, but it was a trip in a fairly good way because it sort of untangled some of the layers of Jim Gordon as he comes to term with some of the things that are holding him back and rejoins the GCPD.
I quite enjoyed the moment shared with his deranged Ex Barbara who Gordon envisaged in a somewhat cheesy nurses outfit. Confronted him and called him out as a coward for not rejoining the GCPD.
The B plot sort of continued Nygma’s romance with the mystery woman that has a striking resemblance to the lady he killed. A fact that is not lost on Cobblepot who tries to scupper the relationship before it gets going by telling the lady about Nygma’s time in arkham.
Elsewhere Bruce Wayne is stood up by Selina after having gone to quite the effort for her. This is probably an indicator of the future dysfunctional relationship that Bruce will have with Selina Kyle as both ultimately evolve to be Batman and Catwoman.
All in all this for me was a fairly average episode with a few bright moments.
The Mad Hatter continues to dominate the storyline for this season, which is all good, but it would be fun to have a few more classic villains pop up.
About the most significant thing that happens in this episode is the Hatter gets the body of Alice and uses her blood to try and disrupt a mayoral dinner by tainting the wine.
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