’Gotham’ 3.02 ”Burn The Witch” Review: Poison Ivy Grows Up

#1- Bruce Meets Bizarro-Bruce

While I’m not sure how I feel about Bruce’s interaction with the Court of Owls lady at the beginning, even though it was fun and intense, the cliffhanger of this episode was a neat surprise. We knew that eventually they would explain what would be the situation with Bruce’s clone, and the show went into a different direction as I was certain that the Court of Owls would get their claws on him. But instead, we see him discovering Bruce at the mansion and for that, I give the show a lot of credits for not pulling something unexpected. Although you never know what can happen, maybe the Owls did already get a hold of him and this is just part of a bigger master plan. Either way, I’m excited to see what is coming next with the clone.

Verdict: Despite a lot of superb acting in this week’s episode, in particularly from Jada Pinkett Smith and Robin Lord Taylor, “Burn The Witch” felt like a slight stepdown from last week’s episode. Certain arcs didn’t feel necessary for this particular episode, given how little focus there were or how fast things went. They could have waited with Ivy’s re-introduction for an episode where she could have gotten more screentime. The quick progression in the Valarie and Gordon relationship felt both odd while at the same time not.

Grade: B

Gotham Season 3 airs on Monday nights at 8/7c on FOX.


Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.