Gotham recap: 'Penguin's Umbrella'

November 4, 2014 2:01 AM

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Gotham recap: 'Penguin's Umbrella'

Every good show has that one episode. The one that somehow transforms you from a casual viewer to an obsessed fan permanently crossing certain weeknights at certain hours off your social schedule. This specific episode, the one that really gets its hooks under your skin, was something Gotham desperately needed. The show was meandering, filled with similar villains and predictable plots that made it hard to be genuinely excited for Mondays at 8/7 Central. But after the 45-minute thrill ride of tonight’s episode, "Penguin’s Umbrella," it’s about time you started planning evening television into your Monday routine.

From the opening moments outside the GCPD to the final seconds near a rain-soaked chicken coop, the seventh episode of Gotham is unrelenting. Riding momentum from last week’s episode, when detectives Montoya and Allen's misinformed arrest falls apart with the Penguin’s sudden appearance, the GCPD is...

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