Gotham Season 1 Episode 16: “The Blind Fortune Teller”
Directed by Jeffrey Hunt
Written and created by Bruno Heller
Starring Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, David Mazouz, Camren Bicondova, Erin Richards, Zabryna Guevara, Andrew Stewart-Jones, and Victoria Cartegena FOX
Air Date: Monday, February 16, 2015, 8pm
We’ve had quite the amount of Gotham news this week! By now you know (because I told you) that Gotham 1.16 “The Blind Fortune Teller” was going to give us not one, but two hints of the future in the form of Robin (here) and The Joker (here and here). And they certainly delivered!
This episode is wonderful! I cannot reiterate enough how much you need to watch this episode. I was positively giddy throughout the entire show. And not even just because of the Robin/Joker connection, which isn’t fleeting, but runs through the whole thing. The non-circus stuff was great too, such as:
-Barbara (Erin Richards) finally meets Cat (Camren Bicondova) and Ivy (Claire Foley) in her apartment and her reaction will surprise you.
-Check out Fish Mooney’s (Jada Pinkett-Smith) “Braveheart” speech.
-Penguin’s (Robin Lord Taylor) club is creepy. Well…that is expected.
-Bruce (David Mazouz) shocks the board of Wayne enterprises.
-Mark Margolis, who played Hector “Tio” Salamanca on AMC’s Breaking Bad, is the title blind fortune teller, Paul Cicero.
The case of the day is a murder at the circus, which caused the clowns and the acrobats to brawl during the show. The episode could have stopped right after Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) shouts, “GCPD!” there and I would have been satisfied. The feuding acts cause Harvey (Donal Logue) to showcase his comedy as usual, “Ain’t this a doozy?” after Jim explains the case to the chief (Zabryna Guevara).
But the standout of the episode is Cameron Monaghan (Shameless) who channels the ghost of Heath Ledger. I am seriously looking forward to more screen time with him.
Gotham 1.16 “The Blind Fortune Teller” promo and sneak peak: