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TV Review: Gotham 1.20 “Under The Knife”
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Season 1 Episode 20: “Under The Knife”
Directed by T.J. Scott
Written by John Stephens
Created by Bruno Heller
Starring Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, David Mazouz, Camren Bicondova, Morena Baccarin, Cory Michael Smith, Erin Richards, Zabryna Guevara, Andrew Stewart-Jones, Victoria Cartegena
Air Date: Monday, April 20th, 2015, 8pm

It’s almost the end for our inaugural season of Gotham! We have a little recap of last week’s episode, a review of this week’s, and lots of clips below for you to enjoy!

Selina (Camren Bicondova) made her first kill last week (check out that video below), pushing Reggie out of the window after he said he was gonna tell. She will be forever different now and is one step closer to being Catwoman. A cop asked Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) to look into a case for him, setting him up to start looking for The Ogre (Milo Ventimiglia). Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue) warns him to drop it, explaining that The Ogre goes after the loved ones of anyone investigating him. Even though it was a setup, Jim can’t walk away. More women will die.

Gotham 1.20 “Under The Knife” review: The Ogre is getting ballsy, calling Jim on the phone to warn him to back off or else. We know our Jim Gordon by now. That will just make him chomp down harder. He is doing everything possible to make sure Dr. Thompkins (Morena Baccharin) is safe. As the clips and previews have shown us, he forgot all about Barbara (Erin Richards).
When he does realize who The Ogre has targeted, he races away.

We know he ends up marrying her, but he seemingly had forgotten all about her. Maybe this is the way the Batman universe rights itself.

Bruce (David Mazouz) and Selina go to the charity ball, but are at odds at what Selina calls “no choice.” Still, they still have a lot of work to do to try to figure out who in the company is behind all the violence.

Ms. Kringle’s boyfriend is not as nice as he seems. Ed (Cory Michael Smith) comes to her defense and is changed forever. His scene is the craziest one of the episode.

Don Maroni (David Zayas) messes with Penguin’s mind, and his mother. His mother should know better.

There is a 50 shades moment that is so much better than the movie.

This episode was superb, with a special shout-out to Cory Michael Smith for going all in with his last scene.

Gotham airs Monday nights at 8pm ET on FOX.

FOX’s press release:

MON APR 20 8/7c

Gordon and Bullock continue to investigate the Ogre (guest star Milo Ventimiglia), who begins to make his move on someone close to Gordon. Meanwhile, Bruce and Selina team up to expose a corrupt Wayne Enterprises employee and Nygma comes to Kristin Kringle’s defense in the all-new “Under the Knife” episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, April 20 (8:00-9:00 ET/PT) on FOX.

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GOTHAM | Sneak Peek: “Under the Knife”

Don’t miss the thrilling new episode of GOTHAM this MON at 8/7c on FOX!

GOTHAM | A Drink With Sal from “Under The Knife”

Don Maroni takes his mind games with Oswald to a personal level.

GOTHAM | A Thing Of Beauty from “Under The Knife”

Oswald Cobblepot makes arrangements to end the Falcone/Maroni turf war once and for all.

GOTHAM | Watch Him from “Under The Knife”

Though he shares some gruesome notes with Captain Essen, it’s Gordon’s temperament that worries Harvey Bullock the most.

GOTHAM | What Happened Last Night from “Under The Knife”

Bruce and Selina come to terms with their differing perspectives on justice.

GOTHAM | I Won’t Be Long from “Under The Knife”

Lennon gives Gordon a message the GCPD detective won’t soon forget.

GOTHAM | A Cat’s First Kill

The GOTHAM cast discuss Selina Kyle’s shocking move and tease what is to come for her and Bruce Wayne.

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