Gotham Season 2 Episode 13 Review: Wrath of the Villains: A Dead Man Feels No Cold

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No warm fuzzies happening here.

Gotham Season 2 Episode 13 continued the tragic story of Victor and Nora Fries and gave us a larger look into how perfectly insane Hugo Strange really is.

Plus, Bruce took one huge step forward in his journey to become Batman.

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After all the trouble Victor went through to try to save his wife and all the people he killed in the process, it was a little selfish of Nora to take her own life.

I don't think it would have been that difficult to convince Victor to let her die in peace before the horror started. She obviously went along with everything, so why did she have to kill herself? Disappointing to say the least.

It would have been hard for Victor, but I think he would have accepted it, even if he had to die along with her, just like he did anyway. Watching the two of them saying goodbye to each other and seeing the undying devotion in his eyes was painful. His reaction when she started cracking after he froze her was truly heartbreaking.

Whether or not she is really "dead" remains to be seen, but I'm guessing that her crumbling is a pretty good indicator that this is indeed the case.

Their whole story from beginning to end was just beyond sad.

And what an unpleasant surprise for Victor when he woke up at Indian Hill. I don't think he quite understands exactly what is going on yet.

His white hair and ice-blue eyes were incredibly awesome, though. Can't wait to see what his suit looks like.

Though, you have to wonder if Professor Strange was telling the truth about Victor's failed suicide attempt or whether he used Victor's own formula to revive him. I wouldn't put it past the good Professor. Victor Fries is an asset that Strange would definitely take advantage of.

Plus, it sets up what is sure to be Fries' uncontrollable rage. Watch out Batman.

But, first  he has to help Strange with his special project, which I'm guessing involves reviving Galavan and the others in that room. Ugh. Forget Galavan. Just give us back Jerome. It's going to be interesting, though, to see how Penguin reacts to the revived former mayor.

It was deliciously creepy how Strange was monitoring everything going on at Arkham, inside and out. He was having a grand time controlling all the goings on, almost like he was playing a live-action video game with everything he was doing. 

Ms. Peabody is a gem and they fit perfectly together. But, it was a little disturbing when he asked her to "fetch" the cartridge. What is she? A dog?

Strange also found out some very interesting information about Gordon and Penguin, and I can't wait to see how uses that juicy nugget to his advantage.

I hate Gordon for being so smug when he ran into Penguin outside. It makes me wonder if everything I thought about those two working together really didn't happen after all. He didn't even seem slightly concerned about Penguin's behavior when they brought Nora in.

I'm having a hard time believing that those two just went their separate ways after Galavan's murder. They had to have come to some sort of agreement. If not, why would Penguin lie for him? Is he that narcissistic?

Bruce returned from Switzerland and took a huge step towards his destiny when he told Lee he basically has a split personality. I think he even surprised himself with that revelation.

I don't believe for one minute that he's going to kill Matches Malone, though. He's going to change forever after meeting the guy, I'm sure. But killing him? Not a chance.

It would go against everything that defines Batman. I know Gotham likes to take liberties with mythology, but I can't see them screwing around with that aspect.

Besides, as Selina said, Bruce couldn't even push a guy out a window, how is he going kill one with a gun? Not happening.

Other Thoughts:

  • Did anyone else get a Jurassic Park/World vibe when Professor Strange said to Ms. Peabody: "The beauty of life can spring forth in the harshest of climates"?
  • Lee grabbing Barbara's unconscious face and calling her a bitch was just too much.
  • Kudos to both BD Wong and Nathan Darrow who are playing their respective characters to perfection. Why are all the good bad guys only guest stars?
  • Barnes was over the top this hour with his shaking of the desk after hearing what message Fries left for the police in that frozen block of cop ice. He needs to chill out.
  • I loved the parallel between Nora and Lee regarding their true loves. And it was awesome that Lee called Gordon out for his dishonesty. I was getting worried she was truly hopeless.
  • Gotham needs to cut down on the "Previously on Gotham" clips. I don't think anyone has that short of a memory.

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Wrath of the Villains: A Dead Man Feels No Cold Review

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