Sometimes Gotham can be a lot like trigonometry, more specifically like sine or cosine functions. The plots, the characters, the pacing, the writing—they all experience consistent crests followed by predictable troughs. Gotham came roaring out of the gate in episode 1, followed by two quiet outings, only to ramp up the intensity in "Arkham." Of course, this was then immediately followed by two more mediocre episodes that then climaxed with the wonderful "Penguin’s Umbrella," which, eventually, devolved into the valley of boredom.
Tonight’s episode, "Lovecraft," is undoubtedly a peak episode. With a streamlined story and great character development, the show begins its midseason break on a high note to be certain, but does it deliver enough reasons for audiences to return come spring?