Gotham Season 3 Episode 10 Review: Time Bomb

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It seems Mario and Barnes have something in common.

As suspected, Mario isn't as innocent as he appears, and on Gotham Season 3 Episode 10 we learned exactly what his little secret might be. It doesn't spell good news for Jim or Lee.

Contemplation - Gotham Season 3 Episode 10

It didn't surprise me in the least that Mario had something to hide. I originally thought that maybe he was a product of Indian Hill which would have been pretty bad, but him being just like Barnes is perhaps a little worse.

At least I think that's what his issue is. It certainly appeared that way with the crazy strength and the bulging veins. 

The big question is: how did he get infected with Alice Tetch's blood in the first place? Could he have injected himself with it because he wanted to experiment on himself? This would sort of make sense as to why he had that injection site in his neck a few episodes back. Remember the band aid?

As long as I got a target on my back, Lee isn't safe.


But, why would he do that, and how did he gain access to her blood?

However it happened, this is not good news for Jim or Lee, mostly Jim, though. How does he keep finding himself in these situations?

The only hope for Mario at this point is that the cure becomes available before he can do any damage, but I'm guessing that's not going to happen.

Mario is going to die. Plain and simple. 

And, for all you naysayers out there this means that the Jim and Lee romance will get back on track. Unless this sends her completely over the edge, and she becomes some evil version of herself, but I don't think that's going to happen.

Jim and Lee are meant to be together. It's obvious that's how it's supposed to be.

But Mario's impending death is going to send someone over the edge: Falcone. 

I'm not sure if Falcone has any idea about Tetch's blood...if that is indeed what Mario's problem is. Falcone seems to think the Court of Owls is somehow involved. 

Catherine gave the impression that there were other forces at play, so I wonder if someone has Tetch's blood and is just infecting people either purposely or at random. Could the Mad Hatter have hypnotized someone to do this before he got locked away?

He didn't use all her blood at the Founder's dinner. There had to be some left. What happened to it all?

It's going to be interesting to see what Falcone has in store once Mario is killed, and I guess it's going to depend on who kills him. Will it be someone from the Court of Owls, some unknown person, or Jim? The most logical choice would be Jim, but who knows what Gotham has planned for us.

Penguin is going to be in a whole heap of trouble himself. I can't imagine that Nygma isn't going to put two and two together and figure out he was behind Isabella's death.

Even if he doesn't figure it out himself, Barbara and friends will make sure he knows the truth.

I can't believe that Olga spilled the beans about Penguin's feelings for Nygma. And, to be honest, it's a real crappy way for Gotham to be treating the whole Nygma/Penguin story. Penguin's sexuality has now become a source of gossip. What's going to happen when everyone else in the city finds out the truth? How is Gotham going to handle that?

Love. Makes people do crazy things, doesn't it?


At this point, it almost feels unnecessary for Gotham to have gone down that road. They should have not even broached the subject and let Penguin be jealous of Isabella as a friend and boss of Nygma's instead of a potential lover.

I still resent Gotham for teasing us a Nygmobblepot romance and not following through with it. 

Aside from that, how cool is it going to be for Tabitha to have a stump she can attach all sorts of gadgets to? I don't think they're going to be able to reattach her hand, so it would make sense she'd be able to use Butch's assortment of gadgets. Or, maybe she'll make some crazy ones of her own.

I'm not really liking the whole Ivy storyline. It's creepy that a 16 year old (or maybe younger?) is having grown men smell her neck so she can cast spells on them with whatever crazy fragrance she's created. 

I still don't get how she created it to begin with, but it exists, so I'll go along with it. I'm just glad Alfred didn't fall into a different kind of stupor when he got a whiff of it, but it was still gross that Ivy did what she did.  

Alfred really should have just backed up. He knows how old Ivy really is, so shame on him for allowing her to get that close to him.

I can't imagine what could possibly be in the safe that could destroy the Court of Owls. You'd think that as powerful as they are that they would have gotten rid of whatever it is by now. How convenient for the future Batman to have this piece of information and the key to unlock it all. Will he destroy them this season or will it wait until he dons his cape and cowl?

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Time Bomb Review

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Gotham Season 3 Episode 10 Quotes

They're an item now. Barf.


Barbara: What happened? Did my invitation get lost in the mail?
Penguin: This meeting is for grownups, so I'm going to have to ask you to leave.