So, Gotham, huh?
The show could so easily have been an un-watchable mess - and instead, it's a strange slice of dark gothic adventure, high camp, and just so...many...Easter eggs.
Which is obviously awesome.
So, we thought we should probably round up some of the show's second episode's greatest hints, teases and Easter eggs. Y'know, just because.
(Note, SPOILERS abound below for Gotham Episode 2)
The Penguin Gets Bird-Like
With an adorable waddle (and unrelated psychosis) - all of which is presumably leading to an awesomely Danny DeVito-like turn...
Bruce Continues to Become Batman
Recurring Theme #1 - Bruce Wayne vs Fear.
Catwoman Gets a Code Name
And, wouldn't you know it, it's (The) Cat - her original name way back in her first appearance, in 1940's Batman #1.
Things Get Old School (and Camp)
The villains weapons of choice? Pens. Containing a mysterious drug. They might as well say 'POW' when they administer them.
Also, this happens:
Because a guy falling into a bottomless pit is why this show is waaaay more fun than CSI.
Wait, Essen's Dirty Now?
Her Comic-Book persona would not approve...
Guess What The Riddler Does?
That's right, it's Recurring Theme #2 - The Riddler Speaks Only in Riddles.
Sal Maroni Gets a Mention
Which, seeing as he's major player in Gotham - and a comic-book competitor of the penguin - suggests we'll be seeing him before too long.
Yup. It may have been closed for 10 to 15 years, but it sure sounds like Arkham Asylum is going to be making an appearance sometime soon. Also, Alfred's reference to Bedlam? That just happens to be an iconic British insane asylum. Previsioning, anyone?
Balance is Important
As Falcone points out, the presence of him and the Waynes created a balance. Which, presumably, we're now about to watch fall apart - therefore creating a reason for people to need Batman.
The Dollmaker Cometh
Which is interesting, seeing as the villain is already appearing in the CW's Arrow...
Bruce May Become a Design Major
Now, there's some debate about this one here at Moviepilot. Is Bruce designing a bat cave, or envisioning a Gotham being watched over by a faceless protector? You decide...
Gordon and Bullock Get into a Groove
With Recurring theme #3 - Good Cop, Bad Cop.
Some Designs Were Clearly...Inspired By the 60s Show
Catwoman Has Claws...
...And Batman's Whole Schtick
But could that mean she'll train young Bruce?
Though Alfred Already Kind of Has That Covered
What with the whole choosing his own course and creeping up on people "recipe for disaster" dealio.
Plus, of course, the soon to be traditional:
Vague Potential Joker Cameo
Crazily smiling male and female villains? The Joker and Harley Quinn, anyone?
Oh, and also...
Is That a Queen Incorporated Logo?
As in, from the entirely unrelated DC series Arrow? We've got more on that right here...
Now, just to wait till next Monday for more [Gotham](series:1127075)-y goodness...
What do you guys think? Better Easter eggs than Episode 1?