Harvey Dent



Critic Consensus: Despite a solid procedural plot -- and the introduction of Dent himself -- "Harvey Dent" is mostly an uneventful episode that adds little to the overall story arc.

Episode Info

Harvey Dent encourages Gordon to team up with Mayor James in an attempt to close the Wayne murder case. Meanwhile, Penguin makes contact with Mooney's secret weapon.


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
Victoria Cartagena
as Renee Montoya
John Doman
as Carmine Falcone
Richard Kind
as Mayor James
Drew Powell
as Butch Gilzean
Nick D'Agosto
as Harvey Dent
Leslie Odom Jr.
as Ian Hargrove
Luke Forbes
as John Hargrove
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Critic Reviews for Harvey Dent

"Harvey Dent" delved deep into "I don't need to see this" territory, more so than any other episode of Gotham before it.

Dec 30, 2014 | Full Review…

Really underscored how much this show is going to struggle with being a Batman prequel.

Jul 19, 2018 | Full Review…

The best episode we've seen from Gotham. It's the most balanced, least gimmicky (mostly), sensible hour that they've managed to produce.

Jul 18, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

It presented a smart, tight story that was connected to the larger narrative, as opposed to the fractured episodes we've seen often in the first nine weeks. On top of that, it found a way to build its characters without detracting from its main plot.

Jul 17, 2018 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

The work is being done to put together an acceptable show on a weekly basis, but for a series with lots of great potential, having an episode that barely features the titular character leaves me feeling pretty indifferent.

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…

The problem is, as aforementioned, this was supposed to be about Harvey Dent and the introduction of his character, and while we got some iconic moments... it felt so brief and almost tacked onto the episode, Dent barely registered.

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…

There's still an overall sense of inauthenticity which continues to bring the series down.

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Gotham welcomed a notable character from Batman lore, paired off its resident moppets and further muddled the increasingly convoluted intrigue enmeshing its primary villains.

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…

It feels like an episode failing to stretch itself and have more fun. It plays everything a little too safe and so, while, watchable enough, it ends up feeling like so much filler.

Jul 17, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

"Harvey Dent" does a better job setting up the titular villain for the monster he'll become than the good guy he is now.

Jul 16, 2018 | Full Review…