Gotham “A Dead Man Feels No Cold” (2016.03.07) – In Review
Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 2:36 pm
What makes a hero?
Gotham (2013) season 2, episode 13
"A Dead Man Feels No Cold"
WRITER: SETH BOSTON
DIRECTOR: EAGLE EGILSSON
AIR DATE: March 7 2016
"A Dead Man Feels No Cold" picks up where the previous episode of Gotham left off, with Mr. Freeze (Nathan Darrow) continuing to be the subject of a manhunt by the police. Victor has been doing what he thought to be right - trying to save his wife’s life - while using methods that are horrific - testing his cryogenic technology on live subjects.
The primary plot concerns itself with Gordon and Bullock (Ben McKenzie and Donal Logue) searching for Victor. The man himself, trying to resolve his wife’s condition, has built himself a suit of armor to harness his technology, and has a goal in mind - freeing his wife (Kristen Hager), who’s being held in protective custody. By the time things are done with the episode, Victor has crossed more than one point of no return.
A secondary plot is of interest - Hugo Strange (B.D. Wong) is playing out his own agenda. His position at Arkham is part of that- this episode has him put Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor) through intensive treatments - torture might be a better word for what he does. The technique seemingly is meant to reduce his aggression, and yet with Hugo Strange, there’s more than meets the eye.
This proves itself in Strange’s other work at Indian Hill. When the episode ends and seemingly a villain is dead, not all is as it seems. Strange has had a hand in restoring life, and out of this, an alliance appears to be underway. What Strange’s agenda is remains a mystery - a wise move by the writing team, as it’s better to reveal things slowly. For now, the character is a memorable one, and a formidable building threat.
4 / 5