Gotham’s homeless children are being taken off the street by a pair of characters ripped directly from a 1950’s comic book. Hot on their trail is Gordon along with his partner Bullock.
So the series began on a mixed note. Not too shabby but not too memorable either. Personally I had more complaints about the lack of screen time that Alfred had. A minor complaint even though I know he will be featured more. Well my complaints have been answered since the opening begins with him discovering Bruce burning the palm of his hand with a candle. It’s brief but strong.
Next we’re introduced to the villains of the week played by Lili Taylor and Frank Whaley. They aren’t much to remember despite their over the top performances but fans of Arrow are in for a surprise. I was confused with Bullock’s character though. In the pilot we get some traces of humanity where in this episode he wants nothing more than to beat the crap out of a sixteen year old kid rather than I don’t know, actually listen to what the victim is saying.
Once again though, just like the pilot, your eyes will be glued to the screen whenever Taylor Lord appears. He’s in the episode only briefly but he makes an impact, a great big bloody one at that. By the way we find out in this episode that his surname is pronounced Cobble-poot thanks to mama Penguin, a nice touch there.
Despite the fact the title of the episode is called Selina, the character in question isn’t really seen much in this episode. However she is given some speaking lines and a glimpse into her (eye gouging) skills. Effective to say the least.
Pinkett Smith’s Fish Mooney constantly reminds us she is a badass by saying so and that’s it I guess. No doubt when the inevitable war comes she will really show her bad side, as for now, we’re not given much.
Overall a good episode. A ballsy move to add two unknown and not very interesting villains but it was still gripping to say the least. The better scenes are the banter scenes between Gordon and Bullock as well the lighter scenes between Alfred and Bruce and of course Taylor.