Gotham Season 4 Episode 6 Review: Hog Day Afternoon

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Professor Pyg has arrived, and he's as gruesome as ever.

He didn't have a lot of screen time on Gotham Season 4 Episode 6, but when he was on screen, it was creepy as hell.

And the most amazing part of his whole performance was when he spared Jim's life because he believed Jim was one of the good guys. I'm not going to go off on another long Jim tangent, but Pyg hasn't been paying attention.

Jim in Trouble? - Gotham Season 4 Episode 6

Still, it was good that Pyg didn't focus on Jim's past transgression because I don't think I could've dealt with Jim getting his throat sliced. Seeing it happen to Harvey was more than enough for me.

It wasn't hard to figure out that Harvey was the other cop on the take from Penguin because Harvey was evading Jim more than usual. While it's not necessarily surprising to find out Harvey was on the take, it was disappointing. 

He's raised himself above the fray of bad Gotham cops not soon after he teamed up with Jim back when Jim was such a goody-goody he was annoying.

Being with Jim has been good for him, so it was hard to swallow that Harvey had gone to the dark side once again. And while Jim went back on his high horse when he lectured Harvey in the hospital, I have to side with Jim on this one.

He's trying to save Gotham's soul, and the only person he's trusted and felt he can depend on is Harvey, and all this time Harvey has been working against him.

On the Hunt - Gotham Season 4 Episode 6

It was like a hard slap in the face. Jim won't be able to trust Harvey anymore. How could he? And can you really blame him?

It's sad to see their friendship disintegrate, but that's the only way I see their relationship heading. Harvey's going to have to make a stand against Penguin to gain Jim's trust, but it's going to be a long, hard road for that to happen.

And it may never happen. It could very well be that this will the turning point where Jim will end up working more with the vigilante known as Bruce (once he puts his cape back on, of course.)

There's also the possibility that Harvey doesn't want to change his ways. He knows what he's doing is wrong, but people do stupid things in desperate times. Maybe getting his throat sliced will give him a new perspective on life, but how long will that last.

It also depends on how vital Jim is to him. Is he willing to make hard choices and take the risk necessary to break from Penguin's grasp to get back into Jim's good graces?

It's going to be a rough road ahead for these two for quite a while. Things won't get resolved overnight. I just hope they can come to some middle ground.

Harvey and Jim need each other. They've been good partners. They work well together, and they've been through a lot together. It would be a shame to see it all disintegrate.

Sitting on His Throne - Gotham Season 4 Episode 6

Another disappointment is Penguin so quickly trusting Sofia. She's playing him, and he is so desperate to be close to someone, he can't see the deception in front of him.

Sofia is playing a good game, and I'm starting to wonder if she's screwing around with both Penguin and Jim.

Why can't Penguin just form a strong friendship with Zsasz? Zsasz is the one person Penguin could trust. I'd put my money on it. Though, wasn't Zsasz Carmine Falcone's strong arm during Gotham Season 3? That might be a bad bet.

What isn't a bad bet is Solomon Grundy. I still love everything about him. He's such a goofy, lovable guy, and Drew Powell is doing an excellent job with the character.

The new alliance between Grundy, Ed, and Lee is the bag now that Lee took money from Ed. Grasshoppers aren't going to restore Ed's brain function, but maybe Lee has some magic in her bag of goodies that will help him get some of his edge back.

Badass Lee - Gotham Season 4 Episode 6

I loved every time she finished Ed's sentences for him. Lee's reasoning for being back in Gotham is a good one, but I hope she stays far away from Jim. I love this storyline. Morena Baccarin, Drew Powell, and Cory Michael Smith are doing such a great job playing off each other. 

I can't wait to see what else is in store for their characters.

So what did you guys think of "Hog Day Afternoon"? Were you disappointed in Harvey? Do you want to slap Penguin for being so foolish? Are you having fun with Grundy, Lee, and Ed?

Hit the comments and share your thoughts!

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Hog Day Afternoon Review

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Gotham Season 4 Episode 6 Quotes

Penguin: This isn't easy for me. To have someone I can trust. A real friend.
Sofia: You can trust me.

Ed: You, Dr. Leslie Thomkins, you can fix me.
Lee: You want me to fix you? You really are dumb.