Gotham Season 4 Episode 7 Review: A Day in the Narrows

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It was Jim against the GCPD until he wasn't anymore.

On Gotham Season 4 Episode 7, Jim showed the rest of the GCPD that it's okay to stand up against crime and be the good guy.

Jim didn't do it all by himself. In an odd sort of way, it was Professor Pyg who helped everyone realize that truth when he set it up so that Jim could save the day. 

Into the Narrows - Gotham

Jim could have walked away from it all, let Harvey and the rest stew in the idiotic mess they got themselves into, but he's not that guy. Jim isn't going to let the bad guys win, and he's not going to stand by and watch his friends and colleagues get slaughtered, either.

Harvey looked like a fool arguing with Jim in front of everyone only to have Jim proven correct. As much as I can't stand Jim's moral high ground considering everything he's done, he was right in this situation.

Jim may have done some things that have pushed him over the line, but he immediately retreated to where he was supposed to be. It doesn't make him right, but at least it shows that if he can do it, so can others, including Harvey.

But the question is whether Harvey is willing to go on the straight and narrow. He's been corrupt since the very beginning, and Jim telling him to quit his business with Penguin had no effect. 

Now that Jim is the hero of the GCPD and has actually convinced them to get back to doing what they should've been doing in the first place, Harvey is going to have some serious soul searching to do.

Argument - Gotham Season 4 Episode 7

Based on the disgusted look he gave to Jim, it doesn't seem like Harvey is ready to bow down to Jim just yet. I'm going to take a wild guess that Harvey is going to try to throw a wrench into Jim's new white knight persona with the GCPD.

Although Harvey might not know all of Jim's transgressions, he knows they exist. He may even team up with Penguin to try to bring Jim down a few levels, but would it really work?

Jim has proven time and time again that he always ends up on top no matter how much dirt is on him. Perhaps this experience will show Jim that he doesn't need to cross the line in order to do what's best for the city.

The battle between Jim and Penguin isn't going to end soon, but the battle for the GCPD will. It's clear at some point in the very near future that Jim is going to replace Harvey as Captain.

And it's definitely going to get worse between the two of them before it gets better – if it gets better at all. 

Penguin is coming apart at the seams, and it's starting with his hair. What was that about? If it's this bad because of Professor Pyg, imagine what it's going to look like when he sees Nygma paired up with Solomon Grundy and Lee.

Penguin Rules the Day - Gotham Season 4 Episode 7

I'm not sure what Sofia's game is at this point. Is she working with Pyg to help bring down Penguin by making him look like an idiot in front of his "people"? Or is she really trying to help Penguin by offering her advice about the mistakes he's making?

I still don't understand why Carmine hasn't returned to Gotham to retrieve Sofia. He can't be happy about what she's doing unless she somehow convinced him to give her a chance to prove herself.

Zsasz was missing which was disappointing, but we got Headhunter in his place who was fun while he lasted. Why does Gotham always introduce someone new and then get rid of them so quickly? 

Headhunter was a little too similar to Zsasz, but he fit into the storyline quite nicely. I would have liked to see him working side by side with Zsasz. That would have been a wild ride, don't you think?

Barbara, Selina, and Tabitha broke up and got back together again which seemed like drama for drama's sake, but I'm glad the women stuck together. I still like the idea of them working to bring down Penguin and take over Gotham, but they seem to have lost some air.

The Three Amigas - Gotham Season 4 Episode 7

Gotham needs to pump them back up. These little teases need to become reality. There's no reason three badass women can't rule Gotham's underworld.

Bruce got his groove on and it was crazy. He's going to have one massive hangover after drinking all that bubbly, but I loved him cutting loose and being a bad boy for a change.

I won't dive into the fact that a 16-year-old bought a club and was being served alcohol because we all know Gotham lives by different rules, but Alfred probably won't be too happy once he finds out.

So what did you think of "A Day in the Narrows"? Will Harvey and Jim kiss and make up? How long before Bruce gets back to being Batman lite? Will the girls rule Gotham?

Hit the comments and share your thoughts.

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A Day in the Narrows Review

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