Selina Kyle
Gotham Season 1



Critic Ratings: 25
Critics 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.

Episode Info

A child-trafficking ring is investigated, and one of the victims is Selina Kyle. Elsewhere, Penguin blazes a bloody trail back to Gotham.


Benjamin McKenzie
as James Gordon
Donal Logue
as Harvey Bullock
David Mazouz
as Bruce Wayne
Zabryna Guevara
as Capt. Sarah Essen
Sean Pertwee
as Alfred Pennyworth
Robin Lord Taylor
as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin
Erin Richards
as Barbara Kean
Victoria Cartagena
as Renee Montoya
John Doman
as Carmine Falcone
Carol Kane
as Gertrud Kapelput
Richard Kind
as Mayor Aubrey James
Drew Powell
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.

Dec 16, 2014 | Full Review…

We get to meet Mrs. Cobblepot - Oswald's mom - who has absolutely no point to this week's episode, but she is played by the delightfully weird Carol Kane, so she has to have a bigger role coming up.

Aug 22, 2018 | Full Review…

It's really going to have to decide if it wants to be a Tim Burton Batman story without Batman or a Christopher Nolan Batman story without Batman.

Jun 8, 2018 | Full Review…

At any given moment, Gotham is ready to get good at something, but then gets distracted or remembers that it's supposed to be a different kind of show, and we're left with half a really good scene.

Jul 18, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Now that we're here, it's time for Gotham to slow down, tighten, and focus. This week was hampered due to the myriad of side-plots at work.

Jul 17, 2018 | Rating: 6.5/10 | Full Review…

All in all, another solid episode, with some decidedly disturbing undertones that only help to serve the show's overall gritty feel in comparison to some of the other iterations of the Batman character.

Jul 16, 2018 | Full Review…

We keep getting tantalizing glimpses of the gonzo horror-crime series this show could be... But the demands of the format quickly dilute the manic creepiness of the setup.

Jul 16, 2018 | Full Review…

A more controlled hand is beginning to reveal itself, and all the references, while still very much there, are clearly being restrained, which betters serves this ever-growing world and its fascinating inhabitants.

Jul 16, 2018 | Full Review…

"Selina Kyle" will likely not be the strongest episode of this season of Gotham, but I think it does a fine job of re-establishing what this world is going to look like and feel like.

Jul 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Oswald continues to stand out as a rising villain. His character sometimes comes close to campy, but Robin Lord Taylor plays him so well, giving off a polite side before descending into an insane darkness.

Jul 16, 2018 | Rating: 3.7/5 | Full Review…