Gotham S3Ep13: Smile Like You Mean It Review/Recap

  • Starring: Ben McKenzie, David Mazouz, Sean Pertwee, Camren Bicadova, Robin Lord Taylor, Cory Michael Smith, Erin Richards, Don Logue, Jessica Lucas, Drew Powell, Chris Chalk
  • Network: FOX
  • Genre: Crime-drama

Smile Like You Mean It was filled with many comic book nostalgia, from the infectious laughter throughout the entire episode, the removal of faces, and then having said face reattached via staples. A real Death of the Family type of feels.
Mr.Clemens is seeking payment from Bruce for break of contract between him and Selina’s mother, much to the chagrin of Selina who discourages Bruce from handing over the money. Saying Clemens will only continue to ask for more. Though Selina instinct were right not to trust her mother or Clemens, what she later ended up figuring out is worse. Turns out her mother as only in town in order to used Selina as leverage against Bruce to get the money so she and her boyfriend, Clemens can live comfortably. Learning that her mother lied to her, and that Bruce had caught on to the lie, and neglected to tell her, Selina breaks off her relationship with both of them
Jerome’s body is busted out by a band of fanatics, and is being resurrected from the dead by means of electroshock therapy. But when resuscitation proves unsuccessful Dwight takes mattes into his own hands and removes Jerome’s face. Wearing Jerome’s face as a mask, Dwight encourages the fanatics that Jerome is with them, body or not, and they begin their assault.

At the police station Lee is held hostage in the examination room by Jerome where she’s question about the last moments of Jerome’s life has bits and pieces of his memory are scattered. Also the loss of his face upon waking isn’t helping. Disguised as a police officer, and stealing a car, Jerome heads to the scene where Dwight and his bandits are controlling a news station, and Dwight impersonates Jerome, calling it the awakening. But has Jim, Harvey, and the rest of the GCPD take control of the situation, Lee informs Jim that Jerome is alive and looking for Dwight. But before Jim can get a handle on the new ordeal Jerome has already taken Dwight to the power plant. While there Jerome staples his face back on, and goes live announcing his return, and showing a restrained Dwight with bombs strapped over his entire body. Before exiting, he promises that Gotham will know a world of darkness.

With no way to stop the explosion, Jim is forced to watch it from the rooftop, and watches has Gotham loses power and goes dark.
Catch Gotham Monday night’s at 8PM on FOX

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