Gotham - Season 1, Episode 5 - Rotten Tomatoes

Viper

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Critic Consensus: While "Viper" adds some much-appreciated Batman mythology to its origin story, Gotham struggles to figure out what kind of show it's going to be.

Episode Info

Action-packed drama series based on DC Comics characters featuring the adventures of rookie detective James Gordon in corrupt, pre-Batman Gotham City. In this episode, Gordon and Bullock try to clean up the streets after a demonic chemist infects the city with drug that kills after the infected have caused chaos. Meanwhile, young Bruce Wayne starts to piece together the whole picture behind Wayne Enterprises and Oswald Cobblepot cements his place within the Maroni crime family.

Cast

Benjamin McKenzie
as James Gordon
Danny Mastrogiorgio
as Frankie Carbone
Donal Logue
as Harvey Bullock
David Mazouz
as Bruce Wayne
Zabryna Guevara
as Capt. Sarah Essen
Robin Lord Taylor
as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin
Sean Pertwee
as Alfred Pennyworth
Erin Richards
as Barbara Kean
Camren Bicondova
as Selina Kyle
Cory Michael Smith
as Edward Nigma
Jada Pinkett Smith
as Fish Mooney
Victoria Cartagena
as Renee Montoya
Andrew Stewart Jones
as Crispus Allen
John Doman
as Carmine Falcone
Daniel London
as Stan Potolsky
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Critic reviews for Viper

Gotham finally felt like a complete comic book puzzle with no soggy pieces that didn't fit. Except for maybe like one of those Fish Mooney/Liza the Streetfighting Lounge Singer scenes.

December 22, 2014 | Full Review…

There are good aspects about this show as much as there are flawed things, but it's clear that Gotham is continuing to work all that out.

December 22, 2014 | Full Review…

Gotham continues to feel like a project where no one's entirely sure what the show is -- or, at least, how to make it function as a weekly TV series that has to offer some kind of episodic closure even as the different arcs build.

December 22, 2014 | Full Review…

If last week's episode was the high, this week was the crash from coming down.

December 22, 2014 | Full Review…

At the end of the day, Bruce just needs a friend that isn't a middle-aged man. Selina should drop by for a chat and to play video games or something.

December 22, 2014 | Full Review…

We're almost a quarter of the way through Gotham's first season, and the character that has seen the most development is Bruce frickin' Wayne, the emo Encyclopedia Brown. And the only reason he has the most is because he's getting any at all.

December 22, 2014 | Full Review…
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