May I start this review by ranting how awesome this show is? Every time when I think it can’t be more epic/genius/spectacular/awesome, something happens that tops all previous events. rant over Alright back to the review of A Legion of Horribles!
Last episode we left Selina in the hands of Bridget, who wasn’t really happy to see Selina and still thinks that she is the Goddess of Fire. First off Selina knocks Bridget KO and with her flamethrower she tries to escape (and fails). When Bridget wakes up again she goes after Selina who realizes she can’t win from this thing Bridget has become. She then surrenders and lets Bridget believe that she needs a servant, a role she’ll fulfill.
Back at the GCPD, Bullock is the stand-in captain until the second someone else wants to be it. He gets mobbed by journalists trying to find out what happened with Azrael/Theo. Back in his office, he meets with Gordon, who wants nothing more than to go after Strange but there isn’t nothing that the GCPD can do without enough evidence.
All this time I thought that Strange was the one in control of what happened first in Pinewood Farms and then in Indian Hill. But it seems that it isn’t the case when Strange gets a video call on his security monitors from a mysterious woman wearing a mask. She doesn’t seem to be happy with his resurrection process and that he draws too much attention with everything that happened with Azrael. She orders him to move all subjects from Indian hill somewhere else and if it’s needed to blow up the entire Indian Hill (and therefore also Arkham). Now the big question is: is she a member of the Court Of Owls?
Strange resurrects another subject, this time using octopod DNA in the process creating the one and only Clayface! Also, another subject is prepared for resurrection, subject 13 to be precise: Fish Moony. When she wakes up, unlikely any of the other subjects she does still have her memories and remembers her name. Because Strange has no plan for her, he locks her up in a cell. When an employee brings her some lunch she discovers that she has some kind of power. She asked for a grilled cheese sandwich and with some accidental touching the employee comes back with exactly what she asked! A power like that, used by Fish Mooney? That can’t be good!
Back at Wayne manor, Bruce decides that he wants to see what is going on at Arkham. Especially after what Gordon tells him about his conversation with Strange. LuciusFox joins him because a secret lab needs a lot of energy, mostly generated through nuclear energy and with a Geiger counter they can find the radiation and therefore the secret lab. They make a plan in which Bruce and Fox try to find the entrance to the lab while Gordon (driving with them in the trunk) will discard himself as a guard and will try to open it.
Fox gets a tour from Mrs. Peabody and indeed finds the entrance to the lab. But seriously?! Could’ve been that arrow even bigger? Gordon still finds that arrow (no surprise if you ask me) and tries to open the door to the elevator.
Meanwhile, Bruce is in Strange his office where Strange gives him the advice (nearly begs him) to not follow in his father’s footsteps and leave the secrets for what they are. Strange also tells Bruce that he likes him, because he reminds him of Thomas Wayne. Bruce tells Strange that he isn’t afraid to die for what his father believed in and that he will find out what killed his parents. Strange sees no other way than to capture Bruce, Fox and Gordon.
Back to someone else, Mr. Nygma. After his attempt to escape in the last episode, he is locked up with Mr. Stirk, a crazy cannibal. Luckily for him, Stange decides to use him to stop Bruce, Fox and Gordon from snooping around Arkham too much.
Bruce and Fox are escorted into the famous Arkham ‘treatment’ room (or as I like to call it ‘torture’ room). Where guess who is controlling everything…. Mr. Edward Nygma. He forces Bruce and Fox to tell him everything they know about Indian Hill or he will gas them with toxic gas if they don’t start talking within five minutes.
Gordon meanwhile is escorted into another room, the room of the freshly resurrected Clayface. First, Strange makes some kind of mold of Gordon’s head and lets Clayface morph himself into the perfect clone of Jim Gordon (well that is after he had his wig on).
Their disappearance doesn’t go unnoticed by Alfred who goes to Bullock for help. Being the captain has his advantages when instead of going with the two of them, Bullock brings an entire team with them.
Oh my! This episode was so intense and most things I wasn’t even expecting! One thing is for sure: the final episode is going to be super epic and I just can’t wait!
Don’t forget to watch Gotham next Monday and to live tweet with Charlie on The Game Of Nerds twitter, because this is something you don’t wanna miss!