Spoiler-Free Review: Gotham: Episode 6: Spirit of the Goat

spirit of the goat

“Riddles, MY GOD, the riddles!”

Read my previous reviews of Gotham here.

Previously on Gotham, a drug was threatened to be unleashed that made the citizens of Gotham super strong while also making them chug gallons of milk; more mob machinations; and Fish plans to use her hired woman to trick Falcone…somehow.

This week I found Edward (the future Riddler) particularly grating, but well-used in a way that he hasn’t been yet- that character is supposed to be infuriating, and the actor is doing a great job of being insufferable and awkward. We see him awkwardly almost-flirting with a girl and trying to re-arrange the files of the goat man case to best suit his own needs. Speaking of the goat man…hahaha. Spirit of the Goat. I like this show the most when it leans into its comic book-ness, and it definitely did this week. The Spirit targets first-born children, leaving a coin in their bodies and monologing the whole time. He killed a bunch of people ten years ago, Harvey was on the case, and now, it seems, he’s back for more. After an absence last week, Barbara is on again, and there are some new developments with her relationships with both Jim and Renee. There’s been a lot of talk so far this season about Jim’s “murder” of Oswald, and all that comes to a head tonight (along with a pretty great cliffhanger). We also get some more of Oswald’s relationship with his mother, which I’m having reservations about now. Bruce and Alfred only get one scene, but it’s pretty poignant. I’m really excited to see what next week’s episode will bring! Let me know what you thought of this week’s in the comments.

Watch Gotham Mondays at 8pm EST on FOX.

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