Critic Consensus: Although "Penguin's Umbrella" is a departure from the 'Case of the Week" form, Gotham finally lives up to its potential with a gritty serialized episode about a handful of key characters.
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 Mayor James
as Butch Gilzean
as Victor Zsaszs
as Dr. Leslie
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Critic reviews for Penguin's Umbrella
After some of the laziest writing I've ever seen not only on this show but any show ever, Gotham had its best episode so far this season.
A highly entertaining hour of television that was full of crazy-wacky moments from television's campiest superhero drama.
It's Penguin's journey that so far is the most interesting to actually watch... You see, once we get over to the right side of the law, once again, Gotham falls apart.
What made "Penguin's Umbrella" a successful episode, first and foremost, was focus. There was a dedication to a singular storyline in this hour, which has only been shown in spurts the previous six.
This was about as perfect an episode of the show as one could ask for. Everything came together beautifully, the plotlines were genuinely impressive and show a knack amongst the writers for long-range storytelling that bodes well for its future.
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