Gotham - Season 1, Episode 8 - Rotten Tomatoes

The Mask



Critic Consensus: The appearance of a familiar Batman villain and a bullying scene at Bruce's school make "The Mask" an important episode, though it returns to Gotham's procedural format.

Episode Info

Gordon and Bullock check out a brutal fight club that features bouts between candidates applying for work at a financial firm. Meanwhile, upon his return to school, Bruce makes a new friend.


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
Nick D'Agosto
as Harvey Dent
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Critic reviews for The Mask

The show returned to a "villain of the week" format, but it was a good one.

December 30, 2014 | Full Review…

The fact that Gordon's relationship with his co-workers had become a critical topic was excellent. As was, believe it or not, Bruce's bully story.

December 30, 2014 | Full Review…

See? Guessing games. But the fun kind, not the kind that leave our story a tangled, frustrated mess.

December 30, 2014 | Full Review…

I'm still on the edge about Bruce's involvement overall on the series, but switching things up and giving him something new to do was a positive swing.

December 30, 2014 | Full Review…

The episode did better at advancing several of the story and character arcs.

December 30, 2014 | Full Review…

"Black Mask" is an enduring bad guy in the Batman mythos, and it's good to see the show tout one of the real pillars of the Caped Crusader's rogues gallery.

December 30, 2014 | Full Review…

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