Gotham - Season 1, Episode 7 - Rotten Tomatoes

Penguin's Umbrella



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.

Episode Info

Gordon comes face-to-face with the consequences of his decision to spare Penguin's life. Meanwhile, tensions between Maroni and Falcone grow more violent.


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
Richard Kind
as Mayor James
Drew Powell
as Butch Gilzean
Anthony Carrigan
as Victor Zsaszs
Mekia Cox
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.

December 30, 2014 | Full Review…

Gotham has become the show Batman fans wanted it to be. While the series has improved greatly since the pilot episode, it's also been searching for a rhythm. "Penguin's Umbrella" changed things up and became easily the strongest episode of the series yet.

December 30, 2014 | Full Review…

Everything we thought we knew about so many of Gotham's established characters has been thrown out the window. In short: MONTOYA AND ALLEN ARE AWESOME.

December 30, 2014 | Full Review…

The moment we've all been waiting for: an episode of Gotham where not only did Detective James Gordon avoid being the least captivating character in Gotham's menagerie of crooks and carnival freaks, he might have actually been the most captivating.

December 30, 2014 | Full Review…

A pretty solid, ultra-serialized episode this week. An installment that felt like a bit of a dangerous game-changer for Gordon -- a sort of "point of no return" for a character who was seemingly all alone in his crusade to end Gotham's corruption.

December 30, 2014 | Full Review…

"Penguin's Umbrella" is in some ways pretty frustrating because it shows how great this show can really be.

December 30, 2014 | Full Review…

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