Yay we’re back! 3×12 “Ghosts”
GENERAL: Mostly pretty okay. A nice return if a little rote (Jim’s conflicted! Lee and Jim are tiresome! Bruce is off doing a thing! Nygma et all are scheming! Strange things happen!). I’m really just looking forward to the Nygmobblepot drama and Jerome’s return.
–Oswald Cobblepot uses a flip phone. I find this oddly endearing. (also, your hair is fabulous, darling. Like it always is)
–I think this is the most I’ve liked Selina all series. Suddenly her “tough street girl” shtick makes ALL the sense. It also explains why she’s extremely hesitant to open up with Bruce–abandonment issues.
–“Doesn’t anyone die in Gotham anymore??!”
–The ghost idea is interesting since all the characters are metaphorically haunted by their pasts but I think the show missed an opportunity by not getting Carol Kane back as Oswald’s mother; that’s his true “ghost.”
–And speaking of…I’m actually rather surprised that Ed didn’t go the Gertrude route. I mean, yeah, Oswald’s father’s death is traumatic but Ed and Os met and bonded over the death of Kristen/Gertrude. I still think Ed might be playing some sort of long game. His final words to Os before the holidays make me ponder.
–Lee coming in and demanding that Jim be arrested for Mario’s death in full on Widow’s Weeds. Good gravy but I am so OVER all the Jim/Lee/misc other drama. Like, I just straight up don’t care and the show continues to pay too much attention to this.
–In some ways, Jim was “more like a son to [Falcone] than Mario.” That seems rather hyperbolic.
–All I want right now is one episode where Jerome and Tetch team up for the most mental episode ever.