Speaking of reinterpretations....
This was a terrible introduction to Anarky. As I'd said previously, the writers are trying to use more obscure villains, what with the Joker and the Riddler and those guys being somewhat overused. But for the character that seems to be taking the Joker's slot as the chaotic mastermind.... Anarky kind of sucks. He made me laugh, but I don't know if he was supposed to.
Regardless of future episodes, as of now, I think that he could be a good villain if his constant failures in this episode make him more of a threat in his desperation, like a cornered animal. But for now, he's a poor man's Joker. In fact, Anarky kind of apes Heath Ledger's line delivery. Kind of. It gets worse later.
But even putting all that aside, I find in interesting that before the series began, Scott Thill, commentator for Wired magazine, praised idea of debuting Anarky on television. Thill said he was a pretty relevant character in the age of Occupy Wall Street and Anonymous. That's fair. But... this guy's not a freedom fighter. He's not the Guy Fawkes-esque, multi-layered character that would be relevant in this day and age. He's a poor man's Joker. He should be V.
|A bit of a step up from "It's a really big deal!"|
|Almost like... fine, I'm done.|
In short, it's the worst elements of the Riddler trying to ape the Joker. I'm not impressed.
I'll go over that green sword Tatsu had next time in "Safe." Speaking of Tatsu, in the next episode, it seems that Tatsu's past will finally be "revealed" to anyone who hasn't been reading her character background. But we'll see. This series likes to take its sweet time. See you then.