There is something anti-climatic about ‘I Am Bane’ that makes it feel like an extended set up for the imminent season finale. Re-unification is happening, water supply purity is back to normal, yet there still exists one large spanner in the works. Old adversaries return, new ones are showcased while kidnapping, experimentation and hazy close ups attempt to instil dread.
When the latent comedy duo of Penguin and Riddler are attempting to escape in submarines, Barbara is going into labour and Doctor Strange is modifying everyone in sight Gotham feels predictable. Being pushed through the corridors brandishing weapons on the run from a new and improved Bane, this show really returns to those comic book roots as plausibility diminishes. If the Gcpd goes up in smoke, gets tear gassed or villains run rampant one more time I may lose my patience.