Dog-rough Alfred is tense and unhappy. Right flash bastard Penguin takes a non-principled stance. This is the 1st ep of season 3 done with any degree of competency. Season 2 got increasingly formulaic to the point I didn’t watch the final ep of it. Where is Mr Freeze? Cat-teen has no thought or care, she just sneers from a distance. Gordon is disaffected. Could one view ‘Birds of Prey’ as a sequel to this show?
Bruce has an unsparing insistence on being grossly irresponsible and has a sense of absolute entitlement. He has muted distain for cat-teen. Fraught and fractious people like confrontation. Gordon engenders bad reactions. There is a moral defeat and no sheer brilliance. Gordon encounters Mario, Lee’s fiancé, with solemn impassivity. The former Mayor has clear distain for Penguin. Alice’s blood has desperately negative consequences for those it touches. WHY? This was not riveting but it was watchable.
Bruce has chosen to define his personality with boringness. Riddler gets out of Arkham in horribly absurd fashion. Barbara and her stench trench has no sleazy virtues just unfiltered rage. Mad Hatter is reviled by his sister. Mario is the son of Falcone. He has no graceful approach. Mmm.
“It’s not like you to care.”
“For how long?”
“Yesterday’s sad joke.”
“Makes men fall in love when they shouldn’t.”
“Banging some hot skank from work.”
“Framed the actual murderer.”
“Dressed up hookers.”