Gotham “Scarification” (2015.10.19) – In Review

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Gotham “Scarification” (2015.10.19) – In Review

Postby Capes (Optional) » Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:31 pm



Gotham (2013) season 2, episode 5
In Review

"Scarificaiton"

WRITER: JORDAN HARPER
DIRECTOR: BILL EAGLES

AIR DATE: October 19 2015

CONTAINS SPOILERS!


"Scarification" carries on this season’s overriding theme ‘Rise of the Villains’ on Gotham with answers about the Galavans and the appearance of another family that give a nod towards another Batman villain, the arsonist Firefly.

Things start off grisly with the abduction and mutilation of a Wayne Enterprises executive as part of the Galavans’ agenda against the Wayne name. Theo and Tabitha (James Frain and Jessica Lucas) are after a particular item in a safe. The Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) has to lend support to the man currently coercing him, and so employs the services of a family of arsonists, the Pikes. The brothers are abusive to their young sister Bridget (Michelle Veintimilla), who happens to be a friend of Selina (Camren Bicondova). Gordon and Bullock (Ben McKenzie and Donal Logue) are busy looking into the arson cases, and the case is one that will lead to a bad end.

After wondering what on earth the Galavan agenda is, it’s finally exposed, and in an interesting way. Cobblepot, in searching for a way to get some advantage against Galavan (and see his mother finally safe) discovers the secrets of the Galavans, with a grudge leading back into the 19th century. The exile of ancestors after one of their own committed a wrong against a Wayne fuels the two Galavan siblings to get even with the Waynes and with Gotham City. One wonders how screwed up one must be if their priority is a two hundred year old family feud.



Galavan
receives a personal communion


Oh, and since they’re tied in with a nefarious priest played by Ron Rifkin (Alias, The Negotiator), that’s more reason to think they’re bonkers. That guy can never be trusted.



4 / 5

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