Review/Recap Gotham | ‘Selina Kyle’


By: Cynthia Ayala

“Gordon and Bullock investigate a child trafficking ring; Penguin shows up in the countryside and begins making his way back to the city”.

    -Synopsis provided by Shazam

A very cat centric episode.

In the latest episode of televisions newest hit crime drama based off DC Entertainment’s Batman the show decides to develop territory that has never been told before, picking up from the moment that Bruce’s parents are killed.

The episode opens up with two characters, minions of the Dollmaker, coming to feed the homeless kids who live off the street before drugging them and abducting them. Selina is able to escape, using her fast reflexes when a hobo tries to intervene before he is shot down. This leads to Selina hiding for the next 30 minutes of the episode as Gordon and Bullock begin to investigate the disappearances of the missing kids.

Of course, the GCPD chief doesn’t want the press to know so Gordon tells Barbara who then precedes, in a brilliant fashion, to call the local newspaper and let them in on it. This all leads to very promising leads, the saving of the missing children and the Selina Kyle being snarky and demanding while remaining charming as she has a heart to heart with Gordon about witnessing the Wayne’s murder.

Honestly, how can a show like this get any better, it’s already so perfect! Camren Bicondova is an amazing Selina Kyle, hands down they could not have gotten a better actress to play this part. She’s slick and sly and carries the air of secrecy combined with mischievousness perfectly. Her delivery of her lines and the way she acts them out perfectly.

However, her scenes aside – which I wish there had been more of – the writing was top notch and Jada Pinkett Smith continues to impress me with her dark and menacing character. Smith makes sure that her character fits within the walls of the Gotham universe and she delivers such a strong performance that highlights the strength of her skills and the strength of her dynamic with her fellow cast members.

The rest of the show was just as amazing. The writing is solid and the way the writers are working to bring Jim and Bruce together, to build that respect and regard for one another on such a deep level makes this show utterly amazing.

Directed by: Danny Cannon

Written by: Bruno Heller

Starring:Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, David Mazouz, Zabryna Guevara, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Erin Richards, Camren Bicondova, Cory Michael Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith

Genre: Crime-Drama, Action, Superhero

Original Air Date/Time/Channel: September 29, 2014 | 8 PM EST | FOX

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