GOTHAM is a crime-drama TV series developed by Bruno Heller, based on “BATMAN” characters appearing in and published by DC Comics. GOTHAM stars Ben McKenzie as the young Jim Gordon and is produced by Heller and Danny Cannon. The series tells the the story of Gordon's early days on the Gotham City Police Department, young Bruce Wayne’s journey to become The Batman, and the origins of Batman villains The Penguin, The Riddler, Catwoman, The Joker, Poison Ivy, The Scarecrow, Hugo Strange, Two-Face, and Mr. Freeze. GOTHAM premiered on FOX Television Network on September 22, 2014, and is currently in its second season, which began on September 21, 2015.

SEASON TWO (2015-2016)

S2/E1 "Damed If You Do..." Review by Ricky Church (9.22.15)
The Penguin is King of Gotham and after a shakeup at the GCPD, Detective James Gordon’s moral compass wavers, as he seeks help from Cobblepott. Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne continues to explore the secrets from his father’s office, while GOTHAM newcomers Theo Galavan (James Frain) and his sister, Tabitha (Jessica Lucas), make friends with some unlikely allies, a group of dangerous inmates from Arkham

S2/E2 "Knock, Knock" Review by Ricky Church (9.29.15)
Following his reinstatement, Gordon is thrust onto the high-profile case tracking the deadly inmate escape from Arkham Asylum. Meanwhile, Galavan plans his next move, while Bruce enlists the help of his father’s old friend to unlock the secrets in his office, and Nygma attempts to ask out Kristin Kringle (guest star Chelsea Spack)

S2/E3 "The Last Laugh" Review by Ricky Church (10.5.15)
Gordon and Bullock track down a nemesis from the past, leading to a standoff between Jerome (guest star Cameron Monaghan) and Gordon. Meanwhile, a magic show at the Gotham Children’s Hospital gala turns into a hostage situation.

S2/E4 "Strike Force" Review by Ricky Church (10.12.15)
Captain Barnes (Michael Chiklis) is called to duty to create a law-abiding task force, with the help of Gordon. Meanwhile, Penguin gets caught up in a favor for Galavan, and Nygma asks Kringle out on a date.

S2/E5 "Scarification" Review by Ricky Church (10.19.15)
Galavan and Penguin join forces with a dangerous family in Gotham. Then, as the rivalry between the Waynes and the Galavans resurfaces, Gordon struggles to maintain order in the city.

S2/E6 "By Fire" Review by Ricky Church (10.26.15)
After Bridgit Pike (guest star Michelle Veintimilla) rejoins her brothers, a new spark of courage ignites within her, as she chooses to take control of her future. Meanwhile, Kringle and Nygma’s relationship will take a new step and Penguin and Galavan continue to battle for control of Gotham City’s underworld.

S2/E7 "Mommy's Little Monster"
Butch leads Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) and his men to the warehouse where Gertrude (Carol Kane) is being held, as Penguin plots his revenge on Galavan (James Frain) for kidnapping his mother. Meanwhile, Nygma (Cory Michael Smith) deals with the aftermath of a deadly accident.

S2/E8 "Tonight's the Night" Review by Ricky Church (11.14.15)
Galavan sends Barbara after Jim Gordon, while he tries to make a business deal with Bruce Wayne. Barnes and Bullock are hot on Barbara’s trail, and Nygma has a run-in with a familiar face.

S2/E9 "A Bitter Pill to Swallow" Review by Ricky Church (11.16.15)
Galavan sends Barbara after Jim Gordon, while he tries to make a business deal with Bruce Wayne. Barnes and Bullock are hot on Barbara’s trail, and Nygma has a run-in with a familiar face.

S2/E10 "The Son of Gotham" Review by Ricky Church (11.23.15)
Gordon confronts a suspect who is connected to Galavan, but falls short of obtaining any information. Meanwhile, Bruce gets one step closer to discovering the name of his parent’s killer.

S2/E11 "Worse Than A Crime" Review by Ricky Church (12.3.15)
When Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) is kidnapped, Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) must look to some unlikely and dangerous allies for help. It is a battle of the villains, and not everyone makes it out alive.

SEASON ONE (2014-2015)

S1/E1 "Pilot" Review by Bill "Jett" Ramey (9.22.14)
Lt. James Gordon arrives in Gotham with his fiancee Barbara Dean, and sets out to fight the corruption that has infiltrated the city at all levels. Partnered with veteran cop Harvey Bullock, Gordon tries to make a difference and starts by investigating the murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne, whose deaths have left their son, Bruce, an orphan.

S1/E2 "Selina Kyle" Review by Bill "Jett" Ramey (9.29.14)
A child-trafficking ring is investigated, and one of the victims is Selina Kyle. Elsewhere, Penguin blazes a bloody trail back to Gotham.

S1/E3 "The Balloon Man" Review by Bill "Jett" Ramey (10.6.14)
While Oswald returns to Gotham to find a new patron, Gordon and Bullock track down a vigilante who uses weather balloons to kill the corrupt.

S1/E4 "Arkham" Review by Bill "Jett "Ramey (10.13.14)
As a contentious city council vote on the future of the Arkham district approaches, politicians from both sides are in danger. Gordon and Bullock must race to protect the council and an old friend visits Gordon.

S1/E5 "Viper" Review by Bill "Jett" Ramey (10.20.14)
Gordon and Bullock are on the case when a new euphoric, but lethal, drug hits the streets. Elsewhere, Oswald Cobblepot integrates himself into Maroni's inner circle. And, Fish Mooney continues to set her targets on Falcone.

S1/E6 "Spirit of the Goat" Review by Richard Church (10.27.14)
When a killer begins targeting the first born of Gotham's elite, Bullock is forced to confront traumatic memories from a nearly identical case he worked in the past. Later, Gordon is confronted by past decisions.

S1/E7 "Penguin's Umbrella" Review by Richard Church (11.3.14)
As violence between Maroni and Falcone continues to escalate, Penguin reveals a new component of his manipulative strategy, forcing Gordon to deal with the consequences of his decision to spare Penguin's life.

S1/E8 "The Mask" Review by Richard Church (11.11.14)
Gordon and Bullock check out a brutal fight club that features bouts between candidates applying for work at a financial firm. Meanwhile, upon his return to school, Bruce makes a new friend.

S1/E9 "Harvey Dent" Review by Richard Church (11.19.14)
Gordon and Bullock check out a brutal fight club that features bouts between candidates applying for work at a financial firm. Meanwhile, upon his return to school, Bruce makes a new friend.

S1/E10 "Lovecraft" Review by Ricky Church (11.24.14)
Gordon is reassigned to duty at Arkham Asylum, following a misstep. Meanwhile, Selina takes a new friend on a dangerous journey through Gotham to evade some assassins who are trying to kill her.

S1/E11 "Rogues Gallery" Review by Ricky Church (1.6.15)
Det. Gordon’s assignment at Arkham Asylum gets off to a rocky start when the murder of a guard ignites an investigation, leading him to meet Dr. Leslie Thompkins. Meanwhile, Cobblepot continues to build his army.

S1/E12 "What the Little Bird Told Him" Review by Ricky Church (1.21.15)
In an attempt to get his job back, Gordon seeks to capture Jack Gruber (guest star Christopher Heyerdahl), a deranged electrical genius who escapes Arkham Asylum. Meanwhile, Falcone struggles to hold onto his empire after Fish Mooney makes her next move.

S1/E13 "Welcome Back, Jim Gordon" Review by Bill "Jett" Ramey (1.26.15)
When the key witness in a homicide ends up dead while being held for questioning by the police, Gordon suspects that it’s an inside job and looks to an old friend for information. Meanwhile, Oswald Cobblepot takes control of one of Fish Mooney’s prized possessions, as she gets a gets a small taste of her own medicine.

S1/E14 "The Fearsome Dr. Crane" Review by Ricky Church (2.2.15)
Fish Mooney reveals a secret of Oswald Cobblepot's, prompting Maroni to take him on a trip to test his loyalty. Meanwhile, Gordon and Bullock hunt down a killer who targets victims with severe phobias and Bruce Wayne confronts Gordon for failing to make progress on his parents' murder case.

S1/E15 "The Scarecrow" Review by Ricky Church (2.9.15)
Gordon and Bullock set out to stop Gerald Crane, a biology teacher who has been harvesting the glands of his murder victims. Meanwhile, after finding herself in an unusual setting, Mooney continues plotting to gain power, and Falcone attempts to change Maroni’s plan for the Penguin. Then, Bruce takes a treacherous hike.

S1/E16 "The Blind Fortune Teller" Review by Ricky Church (2.16.15)
Gordon takes Dr. Leslie Thompkins (guest star Morena Baccarin) to the circus, but the day turns quickly when the circus comes under attack. Then, Falcone enlists Butch Gilzean to help Penguin with the night club, while Fish Mooney is otherwise occupied. Also, Bruce Wayne schedules a meeting with the Wayne Enterprises board.

S1/E17 "Red Hood" Review by Ricky Church (2.25.15)
Following several bank robberies, Gordon and Bullock investigate the Red Hood gang. Selina Kyle continues to bond with Barbara, and Fish Mooney tries to reclaim her position in the underworld.

S1/E18 "Everyone Has a Cobblepott" Review by Ricky Church (3.4.15)
While Gordon seeks information about the recent controversy with Commissioner Loeb, Fish's allegiance with the prisoners is questioned when she appears to join forces with Dr. Dulmacher. Meanwhile, after an attack close to home, Bruce deals with the aftermath.

S1/E19 "Beasts of Prey" Review by Ricky Church (4.14.15)
Gordon and Bullock investigate a cold case involving the Ogre, a serial killer who targets young women in Gotham City. Meanwhile, Fish plots her escape from the Dollmaker, and Bruce and Selina confront Reggie.

S1/E20 "Under the Knief" Review by Ricky Church (4.23.15)
Gordon and Bullock continue to investigate the Ogre (guest star Milo Ventimiglia), who begins to make his move on someone close to Gordon. Meanwhile, Bruce and Selina team up to expose a corrupt Wayne Enterprises employee and Nygma comes to Kristin Kringle’s defense.

S1/E21 "The Anvil or the Hammer" Review by Ricky Church (4.29.15)
As Jim and Harvey close in on the Ogre, the killer executes his own plan to get his perfect mate. Meanwhile, Bruce gets to Bunderslaw's safe, and Oswald sets in motion a plan to take control of the Gotham underworld.

S1/E22 "The Anvil or the Hammer" Review by Ricky Church (5.4.15)
While Leslie helps Barbara with counseling, Jim and Harvey try tor rescue Falcone from first Oswald, then Fish, then Maroni. Meanwhile, Kristen asks Edward about Tom's mysterious disappearance.


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