'Gotham' Recap: The Killing Joke

February 17, 2015 2:11 PM

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'Gotham' Recap: The Killing Joke

Circus acrobats. Sideshow performers. Criminal clowns. An axe murder. A giggling psychopath. A big-top score torn straight from the Danny Elfman songbook. Is it any wonder that the most Batman-esque episode of Gotham so far is also its best?

Written by showrunner Bruno Heller and directed by Jeffrey Hunt, tonight's episode — "The Blind Fortune Teller" — is a blast from the Tim Burton past. Unafraid to embrace the Bat-milieu at its most comic-book outlandish, this stellar installment backs up the bombast with deft, witty writing. And, of...

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