‘Gotham: Mad City’ Recap Season 3 Episode 2 “Burn the Witch…”


The third season of Gotham is off to a fast start and the second episode “Burn the Witch…” is no exception. We left off in the last episode, Fish Mooney had killed Ethel Peabody after finding out that Hugo Strange was the only one who could cure her, Barbara owns a night club with Tabitha, and there are a bunch of loose monsters in Gotham. Now, Penguin is rallying up the public to find Fish Mooney, offering up a $1,000,000 reward for her capture.

Gordon, now a rogue monster hunter, works with Valerie Vale to try and capture Fish. It doesn’t end well the first time. They end up betraying each other, lucky to get out alive after nearly being caught. But, eventually, after Fish finds Dr. Strange, Gordon corners Fish. He uses the opportunity to free Bullock and give Fish to Penguin.

But when Penguin finally gets the chance to kill Fish, he doesn’t. She manipulates him and runs free with Strange. After all this time, why wouldn’t he kill her? Am I the only one who thinks it’s a good idea? More importantly, will Strange actually be able to cure Fish or will she finally die? And if Fish does live, will her character get a better story line?

Poison Ivy from Gotham.

Personally, I think Fish will die in the next few episodes and our story will focus a little more on Ivy and how that water transformed her. Will we see anyone else share the same fate? I hope so, especially Selena and Bruce. Is this how the story is going to transform into the DC we love and know? Will everyone fall victim of this ‘magical’ water?

Now that Bruce has met his ‘twin’, what will happen? I can’t wait to find out. I think it’ll be interesting. Maybe he and Alfred will use it as a distraction so Bruce can leave the country to find himself and do more research behind the counsel’s back.

Whatever happens next, I think it will be rather exciting and keep us on the edge of our seat. At least for the next few episodes. Hopefully, the fire doesn’t die down after that, though we do still have quite a few characters that haven’t made an appearance yet, like The Joker and The Riddler.

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