Gotham Season 5 Review: 4 Ups & 1 Down From 'Ace Chemicals'


4. It Feels Very Final

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Every instalment of Gotham's final season has certainly been nail-biting and action-packed, but - with the exception of the flash-foward included in the season premiere Year Zero - there hasn't been an a lot of indication within the material that the end is approaching for these characters.

Ace Chemicals is the first time that it really hits home that Gotham is about to reach its conclusion - not only for us but for the show's characters too. Between Jeremiah falling into a vat of chemicals to his 'death', Lee Thompkins and Jim Gordon's reflection on all they've been through, and Selina and Bruce reconciling - as well as taking a trip down memory lane - the Gotham mainstays are finally coming to the realisation that the world in which they live is about to change forever.

The destruction of Wayne Manor is another poignant moment - for both us and the characters. What's more, the scene is incredibly reminiscent of a similar one seen in Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins, which only intensifies the fact that the Caped Crusader's arrival isn't far off.


Stephen Patterson is an experienced writer and reviewer. He's also a TV addict.