Gotham Season 4 Episode 22 Review: No Man's Land

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Of all the crazy things that happened on Gotham Season 4 Episode 22 (and there were a lot), the one that had me screaming in delight was Penguin finally exacting revenge on Tabitha.

It was a bittersweet moment for sure, but it was still one of the best moments of the finale.

The Bat Signal - Gotham Season 4 Episode 22

It always drove me crazy that Penguin let Tabitha live when she was the one who killed his beloved mother. I never understood why he didn't chop her up into tiny pieces for brutally stabbing Gertrude.

I still don't understand why it took him so long when he had so many other chances to kill Tabitha, but the fact that he actually shot Butch to make Tabitha suffer was quite shocking.

Solomon Grundy's story was pretty pointless all season. There was potential when he was under Riddler's command earl on, but then he started having flashbacks and things got pretty screwed up with his character.

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It went downhill fast.

I like Drew Powell, and it's sad to see him go, but there's no room for him in the new Gotham. Besides, who doesn't want to see a major standoff between Tabitha and Penguin?

She's going to go after him with everything, but if Penguin had that much patience to wait for the perfect moment to crush her, then she better beware.

While I love the idea of her and Babs and the girls' club, my fingers are crossed for Penguin to return to his former glory before Jeremiah and Jerome took over and wreaked havoc on the city.

Penguin has Returned - Gotham Season 4 Episode 22

I know we saw a couple of other Bat-villains like Man-Bat, but I hope not much time is spent on the new villains when we already have enough to keep us satisfied for the last 13 episodes of the series.

They're all staking their own territory so that should keep Jim and Bruce's hands full. I'd rather see a satisfying and fully-developed end to their stories rather than the thrill of delving into new ones.

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After Penguin (who got himself a palace), I love the idea of the women running their own faction. I still would like to see Babs kick some major criminal ass. It would be cool to see her and Penguin working together to rule Gotham's underworld but somehow I don't see that happening because of the obvious reason of Tabitha.

And the fact that Babs has decided she hates men and blames them for everything wrong with Gotham. And she may be right. In men's hands, Gotham has been hell in a handbasket. Maybe it is time for a woman's touch.

Still, my heart belongs to Penguin so that's a tough call.

Babs Kicks Ass - Gotham Season 4 Episode 22

Lee and Penguin killing each other almost like Romeo and Juliet were the stupidest things ever. How boring is it going to be when Hugo Strange revives them?

Didn't we already go through the revival process a couple of seasons ago?

I didn't like Lee saving her boy-wonder even though someone had to do it. And the fact those two confessed to still having feelings for each other and then kissing made me want to pull my hair out.

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Lee was so great being villain-like, but Jim had to come along and destroy it. Again. I get that theirs is supposed to be a great love story, but I've never been a fan of the Jim and Lee romance.

What Riddler and Lee come back as is anyone's guess, but I hope that Lee is more villainous than before because she's a great badass and that's the way I want to see her. It still would be cool to see her team up with Babs, but the chances of that happening are pretty much nil. You never know, though!

Jeremiah was super creepy, and I liked him a lot better than on Gotham Season 4 Episode 21. Bruce won't stop until he finds Jeremiah, and that's the point. They're destined for the long dance.

I just hope Jeremiah doesn't overshadow all of the other villains next season. Everyone deserves a chance to have their stories told to a satisfactory and well-developed conclusion.

The Not Joker - Gotham Season 4 Episode 22

Bruce and Jim up on the rooftop of the GCPD with the soon-to-be Bat signal was the second most thrilling moment of the finale. It still amazes me that everyone is talking to a 16-year-old like he's a grown man, but I'll go with it.

He's about to take up the Batman mantle, and that's the most exciting aspect of all.

Over to you.

What did you think of the Gotham season finale?

What are your hopes for the final season of the show?

Hit the comments and share your thoughts.

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No Man's Land Review

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Gotham Season 4 Episode 22 Quotes

For her sake, you're gonna die. For my sake, you're gonna suffer.

Riddler

Try to prove you're better than your brother. And I'm still here. The city's still here. You're a failure, Jeremiah.

Jim