This ep has no emotional resonance and nobody carries the narrative. Will I bother with season 4? I see no reason to. Riddler is not as talented as he thinks he is. Nobody is respectably listened to. Butch has fantasies of the future. Barbara screams and is inordinately annoying. People are intellectually incurious. There are no places of safety. There is corrosive yearning and a relentless torrent of exposition.
There is gunfire, justified hostility, fighting and Tetch is useless. Bruce is an impediment. I do not consider this ep significant. I don’t care about the Penguin/Riddler drama and Riddler’s OCD. Bruce treats Selina like crap for no reason; he is the one who tried to kill Alfred. Bruce is a rampaging hypocrite.
There is yelling, growling and sap. Barbara tries to kill Butch so Tabitha and Barbara have a showdown. Barbara dies, finally. Where is Vicki Vale? Selina teams up with Tabitha. Mr Freeze wanders in and out. Ivy lurks. Butch is really Solomon Grundy apparently. Bruce tries to be a hero. Maybe he could mention the Lazarus Pit to someone or maybe tip off someone about Ra’s Al Ghul? No? Sigh.
“She doesn’t deserve your loyalty.”
“Your inside growl.”
“No way this ends well.”
“You never see a mason jar filled with blood before?”
“What he wants doesn’t want him back.”
“In exacting fashion.”
“Secret cults, blood viruses.”
There is no unrelenting sense of hopelessness. Julia messes everything up. Ember messes with The Beast aka Martin Chatwin. Julia is unsettlingly callous. The Beast aka Martin Chatwin tantrums. Quentin is injured and Alice turns into a niffin. The Beast aka Martin Chatwin finally dies. No moral case to be made. This was not good. I still can’t get over how the show turned the Great Rams of Fillory into a man in dodgy makeup. The Great Rams aren’t sheep-men, they are actual magic Rams! FFS!
“Dramatically stabbed a knife into a map to make a point,”
“You wretched bastard.”
“You stinking man-sheep.”
The Flying Forest
“Trading rim-jobs for spells.”
“You deserve no-one.”
“A lie with sparkles.”
“Get over yourself Ned Stark.”
The Cock Barrens
“The walking plot twist.”
“We get married. I’d still let you speak in public.”