Gotham - Season 1, Episode 6 - Rotten Tomatoes

Spirit of the Goat



Critic Consensus: While Gotham finds its footing, "The Spirit of the Goat" is a step in the right direction with much-needed character details about Oswald Cobblepot and Detective Bullock.

Episode Info

A killer targets Gotham elite's firstborn children, and the case brings back painful memories for Bullock. Elsewhere, Gordon is forced to deal with the consequences of his past decisions.


Carol Kane
as Gertrud Cobblepot, Gertrude Kapelput
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
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
Dan Hedaya
as Detective Dix
Kim Director
as Lacey White
Susan Misner
as Dr. Marks
Christopher Baker
as The Goat/Raymond Earl
Michael Chiklis
as Capt. Nathaniel Barnes
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Critic reviews for Spirit of the Goat

Giving Detective Bullock not only an actual back story but motivation to be the "slovenly, lackadaisical" guy he is now, while at the same time giving his rough-exterior character an actual heart, was a fine choice indeed, Gotham.

December 22, 2014 | Full Review…

In the weekly juggling act that is Gotham, "Spirit of The Goat" was probably the most effective episode yet at keeping enough balls in the air in interesting ways.

December 22, 2014 | Full Review…

In short, this was a great episode of Gotham that further proved just how amazing the Cobblepot character is. He'll keep you on your toes every single week, and you'll love him for it.

December 22, 2014 | Full Review…

If Bruno Heller (series creator) meant for "The Spirit of the Goat" to be an understated Halloween special that delivers on suspense without jack-o-lanterns and witches galore, then he succeeded.

December 22, 2014 | Full Review…

Certainly, this hour was a much better step in the right direction, but it's still got a way to go before it becomes a truly fantastic show.

December 22, 2014 | Full Review…

Since Gotham is a show teeming with characters jockeying for screen time, it may not be concerned with indulging in specific characters' points of view, but it would really help in episodes like the unfocused, at-times-harrowing "Spirit of the Goat."

December 22, 2014 | Full Review…

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