‘Gotham’ Review: Always Here For the Oswald and Jim Bromance

Into the fifth season of Gotham and some stories are always the same. And I’m okay with that because I love the Jim and Oswald bromance. I know that in the future they will be true enemies, but I want to enjoy this while it lasts.

It seems to be that Jim (Ben McKenzie) and Oswald (Robin Lord Taylor) always have to team up, and this week was no different. Oswald may have started the assault but he chose the wrong people to team up with and got betrayed, yet again.

There have been moments over the seasons that Oswald has been what we know him as, or at least close to, in the Batman movies. In the mix of all that Robin has made the character his own. Now, Oswald is a little different. When we first caught up with him this season he was definitely doing well but turns out everyone hates him, even his dog Edward.

I’m still in love the fact that he has a dog named Edward. I love how much he loves his dog. I’m hoping that all of this is going to lead to some pretty great scenes between Oswald and Ed (Cory Michael Smith).

Going back to the state that Oswald is in. If the writers keep having to knock him down a beg to keep the bromance between Jim and Oswald going, I’m all for it.

There were some really intense moments in the episode but the biggest one came at the end. Barbara (Erin Richards) was late to the party and was willing to kill anyone that got in the way of her killing Oswald. Then, all of a sudden the building blows up with all of the people Jim saved. I thought things were bad already but that’s got to hurt Jim a lot. He’s trying to save his home, but he’s losing.

Is this where we get to see how far Jim will go to save Gotham? Ben told me they explore what a lawman does in a lawless land. This might be where he starts changing his ways. I’m looking forward to seeing how the writers take Jim moving forward.

Most of the intense scenes came from Selina (Camren Bicondova) and Bruce (David Mazouz). Camren was not kidding when she said this is a tough season for Selina. The writers first gave us some cute and typical scenes between Bruce and Selina. We knew it wasn’t going to last but it was nice to get that again before Selina fell off the deep end.

First, when she killed (or almost killed, that wasn’t completely clear) the crazy guy in the dark zone, and then when she left Bruce to go after Jeremiah herself. This need for revenge won’t end well, but I am going to enjoy it as it unfolds.

Selina has learned some new moves and I definitely want more fight scenes from her. It looks like we will get plenty from her, and Bruce too.

The final season seems to be ramping up. I felt the intensity go up this week and I’m here for it.

 

Mandy Carr

Editor and Founder, Primetime Addiction

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