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It’s been a while since I have posted about the YouTube show I make, BlizzBuzz. I spent some time away from the AnonymousGeek site and YouTube channel /AnonymousGeek5. Anyways, one of the most recent videos was an update to one of the last before my hiatus, all about the latest gaming headset from Corsair. The pictures below will take you to the videos, don’t forget to subscribe while you’re there. The first video features a large portion of my initial review of the VOID RGB. This review was a co-op with Trey from TopicTech.

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In the latest video, I attempted to address some of the biggest questions and comments that the original video sparked. If you’ve been watching the BlizzBuzz, let me know how I’m doing. I’d love to hear from you, so please leave a comment on the AnonymousGeek YouTube page.

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Constantine “The Devil’s Vinyl”

The Devil's Vinyl - Papa Midnite

Introducing Papa Midnite (James Shaw)

So far the show has been great, but I believe it’s actually getting better.  Some programs lead with a really strong pilot and then fail to deliver.  At this point I would guess that they held back a LOT for the pilot, just so they could keep pushing for good characters and plots.  The Devil’s Vinyl is about a legendary acetate recording of a man (who had sold his soul for music) being dragged to Hell during a recording session.

Here come the spoilers!

Papa Midnite makes his show debut as the man trying to get his hands on the acetate record (I say acetate record, because they refer to it as “the acetate” during the episode).  If you haven’t seen the episode yet, or any of the show, you can watch it for free on NBC now.  The main plot involves a woman who sold her soul to rid her musician husband of cancer 20 years ago.  With her time running out, the soul broker that had made the original deal approaches her to trade her soul for the mysterious record.  She uses her available resources and money to track down the acetate and takes it to her husbands record producer to have it analyzed to make sure it’s genuine.  After warning him not to actually listen to it more than once, he still does and it takes hold of him and he drives a sharp object through his ear into his brain.  This triggers a stigmata on the map to moisten and John checks the papers to find that his old friend, the record producer is dead.  Zed shows up in Atlanta and joins the crew officially, but Constantine doesn’t trust her.  When John and Zed get on the trail, he quickly comes face to face with Papa Midnite.  Midnite does inadvertently save John while he is trying to reclaim the acetate from rogue agents, but it’s because he’s trying to get his hands on the record.  Constantine destroys it by sending it back to Hell.

Quick note about the viewership numbers since I’m getting this out here so late… hours before the next episode actually.  Constantine is on the rebound!  800,000 more people tuned in for The Devil’s Vinyl than The Darkness Beneath.  At this point, gaining viewers is very important to get those extra episodes ordered and even another season.

One of the most interesting characters introduced in this episode was… the Mill House itself.  It’s bigger on the inside… and if you didn’t think that was enough of a Doctor Who coincidence, John even had a psychic playing card!  Although, his card shows people what HE wants them to see.  Way more reliable than the Doctor’s psychic paper.  Constantine really pulled out the toys this episode.  It even featured a Hand of Glory.  Papa Midnite was perfect!  Don’t get me wrong, I’ll really liked the character played by Djimon Hounsou in the Constantine film, but it wasn’t really true to Papa Midnite at all.

Links:

 

Constantine “The Darkness Beneath”

Constantine The Darkness Beneath

Constantine meets Zed

John Constantine heads to a small mining town in Pennsylvania this week and meets up with the artist that has been wildly drawing him for some time.  Their meeting is brief at first but gain each others trust throughout the episode.  They definitely keep you guessing at the true villain the whole episode, which was good in my opinion.  The special effects were right on and more importantly the sets were great.  Loved the church and the camp site and the general feel of the entire town.

This section contains spoilers

Firstly, on the “previously on Constantine” segment we get absolutely no mention or image of poor Liv.  It is her blood on the map though and I think she will come back on the show (if the bridge wasn’t burned when they changed direction with the premise).  Secondly, the title sequence was wicked.  My wife thought it seemed a little dark until I reminded her of the Hellblazer part of the comic’s title.  Then it actually seemed about right to her.

The dried blood on the map is apparently going to dampen and get wet when John needs to hit the road, and this time it’s to a Pennsylvania mining town.  Chas is sitting this one out due to a previous supernatural encounter that got him a warrant for his arrest in the state.  Once there, Constantine pretty quickly meets a confused Zed.  Through some hypnosis techniques he begins unlocking some of her abilities and learns that she can be pretty useful to the cause.  Throughout the course of the episode both talk to Ellis McGee, the former priest of the town (see more in the next section of the article).  After they sort out the business with the mine, Zed convinces Constantine that she should accompany him.  From our previews, looks like she’ll be going with John back to Atlanta.

Thoughts and speculation

A lot of commenters on the Constantine Facebook page observed that John was depicted with cigarettes this episode, but he was actually shown putting one out at the end of the first episode.  This is really an argument I’m tired of hearing.  You can be a chain-smoker without having a cigarette in your mouth 24 hours a day.  I watch this show for the awesome supernatural world and characters.  How many people would tune in to watch a character smoking for the entire show and missing out on the action.  Maybe the entire episodes action could be told in flashbacks narrated by John as he worked his way through a pack?  No, boring! Also, smoking is banned from almost everywhere now (Dennis Leary had it all figured out).  Besides, if I wanted to watch a Constantine where the main emphasis on his character was his smoking I would turn on the Constantine movie starring Keanu Reeves.  Another thing I’m sick to death of reading about is John’s bi-sexuality.  It’s a topic barely touched on in the comic series and hardly defines the character.  It could not be mentioned for 3 seasons and be holding true to the character.  Besides, if you think sexual orientation defines a character (or person) you need to examine your feelings.  Constantine is not a symbol for LGBT rights… he’s not really a symbol for anything.  He’s an antihero, that’s his appeal.  Okay, that’s enough ranting about those two subjects.

John questions Zed about what she may be running from in her life.  She’s pretty reluctant, but I think it’s pretty obvious (if you have some knowledge of the character in the comics) that it’s her father.  He’s kind of a scary guy.  Being the leader of the Resurrection Crusade and all.  It’s hard to have Zed and not tell that story.  It may be the final events of season 2… hopefully we make it that far.  I don’t really see a reason that the show will shy away from some of these stories.  Including what could be an illustration in Zed’s apartment of Ironfist the Avenger, a grotesque being composed of 4 people created by John’s nemesis Nergal.

So many hardcore fans have decided, based on this week’s episode, that Constantine will be a procedural show.  In my opinion, it will have both elements of a procedural drama and a serial drama.  Most people need that tiny bit of closure at the end of an episode, but it’s too early to jump the gun and say the series is a procedural.  I wouldn’t even say that it’s a procedural with serial elements.  I would reverse that.  The serial element so far is the growing evil and whatnot that was discussed during the first episode as well as this one.  I also think that the network of allies that John is making may also be a serial element for a season finale.  This is speculation though and we’ll have to keep watching to find out for sure.  Father Ellis McGee seemed very well versed in one of the prayers John uses when he’s battling demons and devils.  We may see him pulled in to fight the coming evil before the season ends.

Update 11/13: Numbers and Links

Ok, numbers are in.  3.06 million US viewers… still more than the comic fan favorite Arrow’s season 3 premiere.  The one thing that’s disappointing about that number is that it’s more than a million US viewers gone.  I almost wish they had re-shot more of the pilot and did an hour and a half special including the meeting of Zed.  But they didn’t do that, so there’s no since in complaining.  Let’s put this drop into perspective though against other DC television shows that premiered this fall (numbers represent US viewers): The Flash lost 500,000 and Gotham lost 760,000 after their pilots.  Looking back, Arrow lost 590,000 after its pilot and looking way back Smallville lost 1.1 million after the pilot.  So looking at the Smallville number, I’d say it’s a little early to give up on a show based on a million viewer drop after the pilot.  Of course, something else to consider there is that Smallville’s pilot had 8.3 million viewers.  Looking at one of the comic industry’s most popular television adaptations, The Walking Dead, it becomes hard to know what will happen.  Sure, there was some drop after the pilot, but by the end of the first very short season viewership was stronger than it had started.  In fact, the latest season premiere had triple the viewers of the pilot!  5.35 million versus 17.29 million.  So, what I’m trying to say and maybe prove here is that you can’t tell a lot about trends based on initial numbers.  The show does need to make money for it to get another season and the way shows do this is with advertising.  Advertisers care a great deal how many people are viewing, because those are the people that are seeing their commercial.

Well, this is a tired and dreary subject, so here’s a list of the latest links (it will be updated before “The Devil’s Vinyl” to be inclusive for the week):

Constantine: Non Est Asylum

Constantine Non Est Asylum

The Constantine premiere, Non Est Asylum, opens up with John Constantine committed in Ravenscar.  Ravenscar is like a more realistic British version of Arkham Asylum.  Either before or after some counseling with Dr. Roger Huntoon (it’s hard to tell), John gets the ole zap from the electro-shock.  The line and its deliverance that stick out most to me during the first third or half of the pilot is when Huntoon says, “There are no demons!” and John firmly fires back “That’s what you keep telling me!  Now make me believe.”  Definitely puts you in the headspace that Constantine is in.

In the pilot we also meet Liv Aberdine.  She is the daughter of John’s late friend Jasper.  There has been so much speculation around who exactly Jasper Winters is and all the goodies he had acquired.  Much of the speculation doesn’t matter since the writers will more than likely explain a lot of that in next week’s episode: The Darkness Beneath.  One of the most important things to understand about Liv is that she will not be a regular character on the show.  If you have seen the pilot all the way through you know that she leaves but leaves John a map.  The original premise of the show was going to be Liv scrying out danger and John fighting it.  At least for a while.  The changes are going to be very welcome, interesting, and appreciated by fans.

Non Est Asylum Spoilers

Jasper’s Mill House holds several magical items including the Helmet of Nabu (Doctor Fate), the Ibistick, and Pandora’s Box.  Pandora’s Box was the odd looking skull thing.  There are also several rumors that the books of magic down there are THE Books of Magic, which would be truly amazing.

Updates (10/30):

NBC is pushing really hard for fan involvement, delivering online content such as behind the scenes and “extras” that you would expect to find on a DVD/Bluray.  Here’s a list of what they’ve released so far:

Modern Mystery: Who Is John Constantine?

To Hell and Back: Non Est Asylum

Behind the scenes photos

The Devils You Know: Ritchie Simpson

Sneak peak at Zed Martin

Numbers:

Since this is one of my favorite characters and aspects to the DC/Vertigo Universe, I’ll be keeping a close check on ratings numbers.  Unfortunately, NBC thought it would be good to premiere this show on a Friday… Monday would be a much better choice. (do we really need “The Voice”?)  So, the viewer count is 4.28 million US viewers.  A number everyone is frowning about, but in all reality is not too shabby for a Friday night up against game 3 of the World Series (Go SF Giants! #ChampionsTogether).

What do the numbers really mean?  Why are people so down about these numbers?  I have no idea why bloggers are already speculating cancellation based off the pilot’s 4.28 million viewers.  The Flash premiered with 4.83 million in a much better time/day slot and was previously introduced in another DC show: Arrow.  Speaking of Arrow, it only grabbed 2.83 million viewers for it’s season 3 premiere.  Ok, ok, ok, one more DC show.  Gotham.  Gotham is a show that is also getting a lot of “nobody is watching this, it’s stupid” treatment from other bloggers.  They’re all quick to praise Arrow and Flash, but the Gotham pilot scored more viewers than Flash and Arrow: 8.21 million!  That’s 2.23 million more than Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 2 premiere!  So, 4.28 is a respectable number of viewers given all the data.  (by the way, I’m not even going to talk about The Walking Dead’s numbers… they shame the big two comics companies.  Congrats to Image and Robert!)

The Flash Things You Can’t Outrun

In this week’s episode of The Flash Things You Can’t Outrun, we find the team struggling with some personal issues as they tackle a very real question: Where to put these meta-human criminals?  Lots of spoilers with a sprinkle of speculation going forward.  If you haven’t seen this week’s episode yet, buy it on Amazon.

The Flash vs Mist

Kyle Nimbus was a death row inmate in the middle of his execution when the particle accelerator went boom.  The result is that he can take the form of poisonous gas.  He attempts to take down anyone that had anything to do with his incarceration and subsequent death, including the crime family that testified against him, the judge, and the arresting officer.  Unfortunately for Team Flash, the arresting officer happened to be Joe West, Barry’s father figure for the last 12 years.  The attack against Joe is the last and happens while he is visiting Barry’s father Henry at Iron Heights Prison.  Joe is professing to Henry that he now believes he is innocent and will do anything he can to prove his innocence.  This is when Mist attacks and The Flash is forced to perform a rescue, which must have been unnerving for his father to see such a display that he has not witnessed since the death of his wife Nora.

The Meta-Human Prison

The team at S.T.A.R. Labs manages to retrofit the accelerator to function as a prison for the meta-humans while undergoing flashbacks of the night of the failure.  There’s a big focus on the events surrounding Ronnie’s death.  I think it’s safe to say that we will see Firestorm very soon on the show.

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The Flash is definitely building momentum, and I think it’s a lot more than just the planned Flash vs Arrow episode 8.  There’s the Atom and Firestorm to consider.  Not to mention we finally meet fan favorite villain Captain Cold next week.  The Wells situation is also very interesting.  This week he was remembering what he did when the accelerator failed and went boom.  He was in his secret room, watching Barry.  Wells is such an interesting character and I can’t wait to see what the writers do with him.

The Flash Things You Can't Outrun

Gotham Viper

This week’s episode of Gotham Viper, gives us more teasers and gives rise to more theories.  This is going to be filled with spoilers, so if you haven’t seen Viper yet now is the time to watch it.  The show opens with Maroni planning a casino heist to mess with Falcone and a mysterious guy giving a very honest street performer free drugs.  The side of the vial said “Breathe me” in a twisted homage to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Gotham Viper

Gotham Viper – Fish and the “Secret Weapon”

The whole Fish storyline is a little boring.  Clearly, she will not make it out of the show alive, or at least in power.  The only reason to keep watching her is to see just how she will fall.  We see her training her “secret weapon” early in the episode before Falcone calls a family meeting to give everyone the current status of things.  Fish has an altercation with another mobster, but we later see them in bed together and find out that they’re in it together to take out Falcone.  More than likely, Fish is just using him though.  At the end of the show we see Falcone feeding the pidgins when Liza struts onto the scene singing the song Fish was teaching her.  Apparently the song was sang to baby Falcone by his mother.  Essentially, Liza’s in for Falcone.  I have a feeling that Fish may lose the attempted coup on Falcone due to a double cross from Liza.  That’s just a theory.

Gotham Viper – Viper: the precursor to Venom

The title of the show and drug plaguing the streets of Gotham is revealed to be a flawed version of a super soldier serum.  The flaw has been corrected and the new version is called Venom!  The chemical that fuels famous Bat-Villain Bane.  In the investigation, Gordon discovers that there may be a connection between Viper and Wayne Enterprises via Wellzyne.  Bruce also thinks there may be some concerning relations between Wayne Enterprises and what is going on with the corruption in Gotham.  The episode closes out with Gordon looking into a warehouse he was tipped off to by the Viper killer.  Definitely a Wayne Enterprises enterprise and Venom is one of their projects.  The intrigue builds.

The Penguin’s story continued

The Penguin reveals his secret, former employee of Fish Mooney, to Don Maroni.  Which gets him into some immediate danger, until Gordon is called in to validate the story.  Gordon tells the truth, which is what Oswald had done.  So he gets the trust of Maroni and becomes his secret weapon.  This season seems to be mostly the story of The Penguin with a general story about Gotham progressing slowly.

The Walking Dead Strangers

Tonight’s episode of The Walking Dead Strangers was written by the creative master mind behind it all: Robert Kirkman.  There will be spoilers in this article, pretty much going forward.  Make sure you’ve watched the Season 5 Premiere or at least read our review before reading this one.

The Walking Dead Strangers - Father Gabriel

 

This week introduced a new character to the cast: Father Gabriel, a lone preacher without a congregation.  Before we rescued him from some of the walking dead, most of the group began making amends with one another.  We rescue Father Gabriel, and he leads the group back to his church where he has been surviving alone since the outbreak.  Here’s the big spoiler, and the thing that’s making Rick uneasy (but he can’t quite figure out).  Father Gabriel ran off his congregation and sealed himself in the church.  He continually turned away his congregation and listened as they condemned him from outside.  They begged and pleaded, but he turned them away.  Eventually the dead came and he had to listen as all those people begging to be let in were killed.  That’s his big secret.  As far as secrets go in the Zombie Apocalypse, it really isn’t that bad.  At least he didn’t torture them personally, or barbecue them.  Speaking of which, if you had any doubts about the cannibalism happening at Terminus, they’ve been put to rest at the end of Strangers.  Poor Bob caught stalked, picked off, taken away, and had his leg amputated.  Then we get to see Gareth eating it.  Oh, the guy Tyrese thought he killed back at the shed?  Definitely alive and having a good time at the all-Bob Barbecue.  So, Bob was wrong and Rick was right.  They should have left none alive from Terminus.  Now it’s going to come back to bite them… (pun intended).

The Walking Dead Strangers

Rick and the gang do decide to follow Abraham to Washington DC so that Eugene can cure the world, which is about when Bob gets abducted.  It was very unclear last episode just how far behind Morgan was to everybody, but he was not in tonight’s episode.  Or was he?  He could be the mysterious person stalking the group that left no tracks.  I don’t think Gareth would really know how to hide his tracks to make it look like he wasn’t there… but then again, how would Morgan know how to do it.  So much up in the air.  I have a feeling that we’ll finally be checking in with Beth’s crazy situation next week, and that’s really all I care to speculate about.

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Arrow Sara – Is a revenge story with a twist

Tonight’s episode of Arrow Sara takes some interesting twists and turns and brings back Colin Donnell to play Tommy Merlyn in flashbacks.  There will be spoilers going forward.  You have been warned.

Arrow Sara - Oliver grieving

Arrow Sara – Season 3 Episode 2

Following the events from the end of the Season 3 Premiere, Laurel brings Sara’s body back to Verdant (the basement headquarters for team Arrow.  The team immediately begins researching and digging, trying to find out who the killer could have been.  Also in this episode, Roy (Arsenal) is forced to show Oliver the note Thea left, after he continues to leave messages for her with no reply.  Grief is big driving force for changes with Felicity too.  After buying the Radioshack Clone she was working for, Felicity confronts Ray Palmer.  He clearly sees that she is going through something much deeper than a loathing of him, so he comforts her somewhat.  In the end, she decides to come work for Palmer.

Meanwhile, the team has been tracking the too obvious mercenary known as Komodo.  It seemed too easy to me.  In the end, I was right.  After several great fight scenes, including one on motorcycles, Komodo reveals that he has no idea what Arrow and Laurel are talking about.  He has an alibi for the night Sara was murdered, which puts the team back to square one.  Not long after this, we cut to see someone taking down two Kendo sparring partners.  In walks Malcolm Merlyn, which can only leave the fierce warrior as Thea.  This scene is almost placed to give the impression that Merlyn is a possible suspect in Sara’s murder.  I’m not so sure.  Earlier in the episode, the suggestion was made that it could be someone from the League of Assassins.  Ollie brushes the suggestion aside far too easily, so my money is on either a member or Ra’s al Ghul himself.

The flashbacks tonight revealed that Tommy had responded to Oliver checking his email and took his dad’s private jet to look for him.  Of course, this means that Amanda Waller ordered Oliver’s first hit on him!  Ollie formulated a plan to discourage Tommy from looking for him, which had to impact both Tommy and himself.  Playing on the overall theme of grief this episode had.  That’s all I have to say about Arrow Sara.  This show continues to amaze me with it’s good writing, good acting and direction, and overall amazing story telling.  The next two months are going to be wild, what with The Flash going simultaneously.  All these great DC heroes finally getting a good chance at being fleshed out.

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The Flash Fastest Man Alive

In tonight’s episode of The Flash Fastest Man Alive, Barry works through some issues, both emotional and physical.  There will spoilers throughout this article for The Flash and possibly Arrow.  Please be advised.  I’m really enjoying Geoff Johns‘ involvement with the show so far.  It’s good to have a big name from DC actively working on one of their most important characters most promising TV debuts ever.  The episode of tonight’s episode, being a great throwback to The Flash’s moniker: The Fastest Man Alive!

The Flash Fastest Man Alive

The Flash Fastest Man Alive versus Multiplex

The picture above is the outcome of Barry’s first encounter with this week’s villain, Danton Black.  Cisco dubbed our villain Multiplex, which seems to fit in with some comic stories.  Which makes me think that despite watching Black fall to this death, he may not be gone forever.  He’s a notable nemesis to Firestorm, who will be played by Robbie Amell.  If you haven’t sorted that out yet, Caitlin’s fiancé that ‘died’ in the S.T.A.R. labs explosion is the Ronnie Raymond from the comics that fuses with Dr. Stein to become Firestorm.  So there’s a good spoiler for you, Caitlin’s guy is not gone.  Okay, back to Multiplex.  He’s also notoriously served some time on the Suicide Squad, so it’s not impossible for him to show up in Arrow next season.  Or maybe Suicide Squad shows up in The Flash next season?  The lines begin to blur with these two shows.  I love it!

Barry and Joe go through some serious issues tonight.  Some of the story is told through flashbacks to show us post-murder what it was like for Barry.  It wasn’t easy.  It also wasn’t easy for his dad locked away in Iron Heights.  Dr. Wells reaches out to Joe so that he can convince him to help encourage Barry.  It seems that all Barry needed was some encouragement from the people around him.  I’m still waiting for something to happen between Barry and Iris, but there is the Felicity situation… and… the Professor Zoom situation…

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I don’t want to get too ahead of myself, since this is going to be such an action packed season.  Without even mentioning the Arrow crossovers.  Goodness.  Speaking of Arrow, be looking for a review tomorrow night of the latest episode of Arrow!  I’ll probably be doing a few live tweets while I watch.  It’ll be on the official Anonymousgeek Twitter: @anonymousgeek5

So, tonight’s episode ended with Dr. Wells going to the clearly crooked Simon Stagg.  Stagg confesses straight away that he’d like to get his hands on The Flash which causes Wells to rise from his wheelchair and stab Stagg in the chest.  Wells is definitely looking out for Barry, but the methods do seem questionable.  Anyone care to speculate?

Gotham Arkham (this episode gets behind the scenes)

This week’s episode of Gotham Arkham is the first to start unraveling the very complex plot that our main hero, Jim Gordon, stumbled onto when he began investigating the murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne.  Spoilers will be found throughout the article going forward, including a minor spoiler for the AMC’s The Walking Dead.

Gotham Arkham Asylum

Gotham Arkham – It’s all about the Asylum!

We’re made to think that the rival mobster families are fighting over the Arkham district of Gotham City.  It’s being hinted at for the uninitiated that there may be some unseen forces beyond that pulling strings.  With the wild popularity of video games taking place at Arkham these days, it’s no surprise that Arkham Asylum may be the staging point for some big big things.  The Waynes were attempting to have the old Asylum torn down along with the surrounding slums so that a new state of the art mental health facility could be constructed and low income housing built throughout the district.  The deal as it stands at the end of the episode is that the old Asylum is merely going to be retrofitted and upgraded with minor improvements to some of the surrounding housing.  Also, Maroni’s crime family get a new contract for a dump.  This is a recipe for disaster, but I really get the feeling that some of our yet to be introduced bad guys are playing everyone perfectly.

One of the most interesting characters to follow so far has been Oswald Cobblepot, aka the Penguin.  (WALKING DEAD SPOILER)  After being killed off on The Walking Dead Season 5 Premiere last night, Robin Lord Taylor seems to be doing alright for himself in Gotham as the Penguin.  Hippie Sam didn’t have it so good.  If you watched last week’s episode, The Balloonman, you know that he slipped into Maroni’s main restaurant as a dishwasher.  He also managed to catch the eye of Maroni himself.  Tonight, he engineered a robbery that put him in charge of the restaurant and got some cash in his pocket, after he took out his hired thugs.  He now has Maroni’s ear and trust, as well as a decent stash of cash.  I’m not really sure how much longer Fish Mooney will last this season, not that she isn’t making her own plans to take down Falcone.  I’m just not sure that she’ll be able to get herself into a position where she could come out on top.  After all, Penguin is a name that has some weight to it in the Batman Mythos, Fish Mooney not so much.  At the same time, I’m not so sure Carmine Falcone is going anywhere since he has been such an important character since his introduction in Batman: Year One by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli.

I didn’t mind Alfred so much this episode.  He seemed to be a lot more tame, like he is settling into his role.  That would be a relief.  Bruce was still playing detective, trying to tie the Councilman murders to his parents as an elaborate scheme surrounding Arkham.  Of course, the kid is probably right.  If you look at some of the casting, you can definitely see that we’re going to spend a lot of time in Arkham this season, which was extended to 22 episodes from its original 16.  So that’s good.  Especially since I think I’m enjoying it.

Be sure to watch The Flash tomorrow night on the CW and Arrow Wednesday night to continue getting your DC Comics television fix.