Gotham Season 3 Episode 8 “Mad City: Blood Rush” :- Watch Gotham Season 3 Episode 8 “Mad City: Blood Rush” on Youtube on Fire,This wasn’t my favorite episode of Gotham ever, which is maybe unfair. It was perfectly competent in its exploration of Barnes’ final descent into madness as a result of his exposure to Alice Tetch’s blood. It was perfectly competent in its exploration of the complicated relationship that still exists between Lee and Jim. It was even perfectingly competent in the frustrating Ed Gets Vertigo-ed storyline. But it all just felt like things we’ve seen before on this show. Let’s break it down, shall we? Barnes took justice into his own hands this week. Michael Chiklis did a great job selling Barnes’ official turn to the dark side, but he couldn’t overcome a lack of character depth Gotham has never been interested in fixing when it comes to the GCPD leader. What do we know about Barnes? He loves justice and yelling. That’s pretty much it. When we see him in his civilian clothes on his way back from a grocery run at the beginning of the episode it’s so damn jarring because I was half-convinced he was a police-bot who powered down at the end of the day and docked in his GCPD office. This is all a roundabout way of saying that Barnes’ turn to violent vengeance is sad, but not half-as-sad as it should be, given that this character has been around since last season. Luckily, Gotham doesn’t seem interested in dragging out this storyline too much longer. At the end of the episode, the dying plastic surgeon sticks around long enough to politely inform Gordon that Barnes was the one who literally threw her through a many-stories-up wall. It sounds like the GCPD captain position is about to be open…I want to feel bad for Barnes, but this guy should have reported himself on day one, before things escalated so quickly. He has always been a rule-follower who puts the people of Gotham above all else. So why, when he knew from both Lee and Tetch that the blood would slowly drive him into violent madness, did he keep bopping along like nothing was wrong? I’m not saying it wasn’t realistic — who wants to admit they stood under a drip of toxic blood and looked up? — but it would have been the smart move.
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Action, Crime, Drama
Release: 7 November 2016
IMDB Rating: 8.4/10
Director: Rob Bailey
Stars: Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, David Mazouz