Gotham (viper) review
The Beginning of a Young Detective
Gotham is getting consistently better each week where there more easter eggs to Bruce Wayne’s future. The recent episode Viper did the lay future setting of Gotham’s future. It still leaves a question in my mind. Could we see a very primitive version of Batman sooner than later? The signs point yes but Fox really wants Gotham to be on as long as it can. Viper was a really fun episode.
A new drug has come onto the streets of Gotham called Viper. Viper gives the user increase strength. The first user ripped ATM off the wall and dies a few minutes later. Jim Gordon and Harvey Bullock start to investigate. They find out that Viper is connected to Wayne Enterprises. Young Bruce Wayne is at Wayne Manor studying and reviewing Wayne Enterprises reports on the building of Arkham. Even at this age, Bruce Wayne is seeing the corruption into his own company. He wants to fix it because he is trying to live up to his father’s legacy. He wants to speak with the board members of Wayne Enterprises. Of course, Oswald Cobblepot is making his moves in the Maroni ‘s criminal organization and reveals the whole truth of his previous background. Sal Maroni starts to call Oswald Cobblepot, Penguin. They plan to rob a Falcone’s casino.
The Gotham episode, Viper, had so many positives. Young Bruce Wayne really taking a interest in his company and discovering criminal activities. The highlight was Alfred at the end of episode coming in the living room, sits down on the couch, and begins to look at the files with Bruce. It was bonding moment between them that brought joy to my heart. The Penguin is slowly becoming that character that we all love from the comics. The little ruthless twerp will sell out anybody so he can gain more favor in his current situation. The storyline with the Penguin are getting better every week. Oswald Cobblepot is really the main criminal show. Viper the drug is an early form of Vemon. Vemon is what gives the Batman villain Bane his super strength. The fact Wayne Enterprises is the one who is making Vemon is very intriguing and gives more logical reasons why Bruce Wayne will become Batman.
The main negative is Jada Pinkett Smith. Her character is so stupid and cartoony. It is sad to see good villains like Maroni and Penguin get uncut screen time for her plot lines. She is so irrelevant to the show. Please Bruno Heller, executive producer, kill her off soon.
Overall this episode of Gotham was great beside the Fish Mooney storyline. The writers of the show could in a few seasons start killing off the main crime families and replacing with the super villains like Penguin. Gotham Viper gets 4.0/5.