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Weekly reviews: Gotham: S1E9: Harvey Dent

7 hours ago

Greetings, Gothamites!

As ever, spoilers for the episode follow...

‘Young Harvey Dent!” I said to myself, excitedly. It’s about time: Two-Face is the most iconic of all Batman villains and his duality is as much a metaphor for the struggle between man and vigilante as it is a tragedy with which we can sympathise. Joker might be more emblemic, more primordial, more mythological – the yang to Batman’s yin – but Harvey Dent and Two-Face are the flip-side of the two-headed coin to Bruce Wayne and Batman. I have been wanting to see his younger self in action since the pilot and now is definitely the right time to introduce him.

Oddly enough, the episode appears to have a bit of a multiple personality disorder of its own: it doesn’t seem able to focus on any one aspect of the show for too long and it keeps »

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