Are we supposed to believe Bruce will be a capable opponent to the growing rogues gallery? Won’t they all be old when Bruce becomes Batman? Bruce is an emotional vortex. Sensibilities and propriety have no place here. This ep leaves one wildly bored. Where is Mr Freeze? Barbara and her preening self-importance is joy-suppressing. Gordon is essentially grim. Nothing is satisfactorily resolved and this is of scant interest.
This a descent into banality. How do so many criminals pass unnoticed? Barnes is fantastically pompous. There is no sheer inventiveness. Mad Hatter is all theatrical self-indulgence with no larger consequences. The ill-defined clone Bruce does deeply troubling things. This was insignificant. Wrestlers attack. Lee does desperate rationalising of her awfulness. Bullock is an aggressor with no measured cautious approach.
Mad Hatter kills Alice. Penguin becomes Mayor. This was intensely uncomfortable. This show is a source of continuing frustration. It makes one weary. Bruce and Alfred fail to accept the ramifications of their decision to ignore the Bruce clone. Their deliberate callousness will have consequences due to their wilful complacency. There is a rip-off of ‘28 Days Later’. This was unashamedly crap.
“I rob here.”
“You forced me to make an enemy tonight.”
“Creepy Uncle Sam.”
“How about no?”
“Taking out every war clan.”
“Use your son any way I see fit.”
“Your bitchy frowny face judging me.”