ByRachel Metriyakool, writer at
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**Spoilers ahead for Monday night's episode of Gotham's "Mr. Freeze"**

A chill has fallen over the city of Gotham and it brought along frozen GCPD officers and a strange doctor with an unorthodox way of treatments for his patients. After Gotham's long break during the winter, we didn't seem to miss much. We last saw the demise of Theo Galavan (James Frain) and our beloved James Gordon standing before the court. I have to say, Monday's night episode, "Mr. Freeze" was just a introduction to Gotham's two new villains and a small recap of the past events.

I'm going to give an applause to the writers of Gotham for not using any of the cheesy lines that Arnold Schwarzenegger's - Mr. Freeze from Batman and Robin had. Instead, we are introduced to a Mr. Freeze who seems to have good intentions from the looks of it. We meet Mr. Freeze a.k.a Victor Fries (Nathan Darrow) who, you guessed it - is a cryogenics expert wanting to save his wife, Nora Fries from an illness and the only way he can save his beloved wife is to freeze her then reanimate her once a cure has been found. Unfortunately, for Victor, he hasn't perfected the method to reanimate his victims after they've been frozen - they all turn into a form of mush (yuck!).

At the end of episode 11, we were left with questions of what would happen to Penguin, Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor). Taylor has definitely been a gem within the show, bringing a balance between tragic and insane. As the episode continues, Penguin turns himself into the GCPD after having a tough time on the streets but he only gets thrown into Arkham Asylum and into the hands of Hugo Strange, himself. We also see the return of a few other characters such as Nygma who is teetering on the brink of madness. Gordon is giving stone cold expressions as he bends the truth in court behind what happened to Theo Galavan. Is anyone catching onto the teases of Indian Hill within the show?

I cannot end this post without mentioning the amazing debut of Hugo Strange (BD Wong) - head psychiatrist at Gotham's Arkham Asylum. It's clear that season two is barely shaping up to my expectations. Wong brings a calmness and underlying creepiness to Strange that I find utterly amazing. With the few minutes that we had Wong, he made a brilliant debut! We're shown the horrific experiments that are under his watch in the lab at Indian Hill. By the looks of it, our friend Penguin will be seeing a lot of Dr. Strange in the next upcoming weeks.

For now, we can goodbye to Theo Galavan and say hello to Dr. Strange and Mr. Freeze in the next upcoming weeks of Gotham.

Check out Gotham on FOX, Monday nights at 8/7c!


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