Gotham: Selina Kyle review

Posted on Oct 21, 2014


Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle: 'Gotham' TV Show courtesy of

Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle: ‘Gotham’ TV Show courtesy of

Episode two of Gotham begins with the homeless, kids especially; being attacked by people claiming to help them. They have needles stuck in their necks as a couple get away, including Selina ‘Cat’ Kyle.

Meanwhile Cobblepot, aka the Penguin, is hitching for a lift and is picked up by a couple of kids who tease him, calling him Penguin. He doesn’t take too kindly to it and kills one of them.

Edward Nigma points them to Arkham whilst Gordon and his partner Bullock are ordered to ask Fish Mooney for help if she will help them after their last encounter, thinking the case is to do with child trafficking.

Fish is having problems of her own with Falcone who will not tolerate any disobedience from her.

Cobblepot’s mum is questioned about his disappearance/death and she seems oblivious to it all, her eccentricity bordering on a mental illness.

The Penguin has killed both of his travelling companions and has rented a rundown caravan from a man who nearly becomes victim number three.

The stolen kids awake to find themselves in a locked room somewhere in a warehouse of some kind, not knowing where they are or what’s going on.

Fish gives little information in helping Gordon with his investigation and Gordon lies to his wife about what’s going on in his mind as his wife leaks the story to the press.

The child snatchers are working for someone called the Dollmaker; the former of which Gordon finds, has a gun shootout with and finds the kids.

The Mayor seems to be just as corrupt as everyone else but is he involved? Some are sent to a correctional facility whilst others are sent to foster homes by him but then a whole bus load of them goes missing and Selina Kyle is one of those on board.

The kids are put in a shipping container with the exception of Selina Kyle who is rescued by Gordon in the nick of time.

Alfred asks Gordon to talk to Bruce Wayne who seems to be withdrawing into himself.

Meanwhile, in the caravan,Cobblepot is making plans for domination as he has taken a prisoner for ransom.

Gordon is asked to be seen by Selina Kyle who tells him that she has seen the killer of Wayne’s parents and can describe them.

This series is dark, grimy and psychologically twisted, and yet you root for the criminals like Catwoman and the Penguin in the hope they get their revenge on those that have wronged them.

It has started off strong and can only get better over a period of time, especially with the cast and crew it has at present. If it runs as long a Smallville, we could see Bruce become the man he is to become. Only time will tell.

I look forwards to episode three.

Selina Kyle Gotham TV Series Character Posters - FOX TV

Selina Kyle Gotham TV Series Character Posters courtesy of FOX TV

Ben McKenzie as James Gordon.
Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock
David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne
Zabryna Guevara as Sarah Esse
Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth
Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald “Penguin” Cobblepot
Erin Richards as Barbara Kean
Camren Bicondova as Selina “Cat” Kyle
Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma
Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney
Victoria Cartagena as Renee Montoya, detective in the Major Crimes Unit of the Gotham City Police Department
Andrew Stewart-Jones as Crispus Allen, detective in the Major Crimes Unit of the Gotham City Police Department
John Doman as Carmine Falcone

Richard Kind as Aubrey James, the Mayor of Gotham City
Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean, Fish Mooney’s second-in-command
Clare Foley as Ivy Pepper, loosely based on the character Poison Ivy
Kyle Massey as Macky, a kid living on the streets of Gotham
Carol Kane as Gertrud Kapelput, the over-possessive, mother of Oswald Cobblepot.
David Zayas as Salvatore Maroni, a Mafia Don who heads a crime family rival to Don Falcone’s
Michaelangelo Milano as Lazlo, a waiter who works for Fish Mooney and is also her lover
Nicholas D’Agosto as Harvey Dent, Assistant District Attorney
Makenzie Leigh as Liza, a wild child


Writer – Bruno Heller
Director – Danny Cannon