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'Gotham' recap: Jerome is back, and he's officially the Joker

'Gotham' recap: Jerome is back, and he's officially the Joker

Jerome’s back, and all hell is about to break loose. In other words, “Gotham” is good again.

“Mad City: Smile Like You Mean It” was one of the best “Gotham” episodes aired recently. Sure, the bringing back villains from the dead trope has been played out more than Jerome’s laugh track, but this is a bad guy Gotham — the city and the show — has eagerly waiting for.

It’s not just the chaos and destruction that makes Jerome a universally loved madman. Cameron Monaghan’s portrayal of Jerome/the Joker is on par with Jack Nicholson’s in “Batman” and Heath Ledger’s in “The Dark Knight.” From the spine-tingling cackle to the sinister Glasgow smile, Monaghan doesn’t fail to...

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