Critic Consensus: An improvement over the pilot episode, Gotham's "Selina Kyle" gives a handful of its characters some much-needed development, further distinguishing it from other incarnations of the Batman universe.
as James Gordon
as Harvey Bullock
as Bruce Wayne
as Capt. Sarah Essen
as Alfred Pennyworth
as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin
as Barbara Kean
as Selina Kyle
as Edward Nigma
as Fish Mooney
as Renee Montoya
as Crispus Allen
as Carmine Falcone
as Gertrud Kapelput, Gertrude Kapelput
as Mayor Aubrey James
as Butch Gilzean
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Critic reviews for Selina Kyle
Gotham is still trying really hard to find what kind of show it wants to be. And honestly, there are moments where I see a spectacular show just under the surface of the show that is actually happening on my TV.
[The second] episode was probably a nice change of pace. Focusing on Selina helped to flesh out her character in a way that was impossible in the pilot. Hopefully it wasn't a one-time thing, as there's still a lot left to learn about her.
It was stronger episode than the pilot. The characters had more time to develop -- and the villains had more opportunity to up the creep factor.
When you scrape away the layers of lunacy covering "Selina Kyle"... the episode contained some strong character moments that brought our cast into sharper focus than the pilot initially allowed.
The series' tone- colorful yet grim, cartoony yet graphically violent- seems so much clearer after a taking in a second hour.
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