What the Little Bird Told Him



Critic Consensus: The character work in "What the Little Bird Told Him," along with the comeuppance of the Electrocutioner, are strong enough to overcome the anti-climactic face-off between Fish and Carmine Falcone.

Episode Info

Gordon tries to get his job back by capturing Jack Gruber, a deranged electrical genius who escaped from Arkham Asylum. Meanwhile, Falcone struggles to hold onto his empire when Fish Mooney makes her next move.


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
Morena Baccarin
as Dr. Leslie Thompkins
Drew Powell
as Butch Gilzean
Anthony Carrigan
as Victor Zsasz
Dash Mihok
as Det. Arnold Flass
Peter Scolari
as Commissioner Loeb
Richard Poe
as Mr. Kean
Víctor Cruz
as Desk Sergeant
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Critic Reviews for What the Little Bird Told Him

I had to enjoy a large part of it first. Which I did.

Jan 20, 2015 | Full Review…

I feel like Gotham has finally hit its stride. First, the dueling mob stories are finally going somewhere; it's not just pieces of mob stories to add color to the main story.

Aug 22, 2018 | Full Review…

This is, in fact, about as good as Gotham gets, so let's take a few minutes to celebrate what the episode achieved.

Jul 19, 2018 | Full Review…

The problem with busting Jim's rank down in the first place was that on such a young show, it never felt like they particularly earned that moment in Jim's history yet. The other problem is that now that it's been done, they can't do it again.

Jul 18, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Against all odds, that was actually an entertaining episode of Gotham.

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…

What we get instead are stories that are fairly well conceived and delivered, but lack any distinctive flavor. The toast isn't burnt, or limp, you just forgot to make sure you had any jam in the fridge.

Jul 17, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

The show hasn't just found its confidence now; it's positively swaggering.

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…

A mixed bag of an episode that was as frustrating as it was entertaining... Sometimes I wish Gotham would just slow down for a little bit.

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Monday's episode ended with Gordon back on the force, bickering with Bullock in the station. So what was the point of the Arkham adventure, exactly?

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…

It's alright that this week's episode of Gotham is a bit convenient. James Gordon needs light leg work during the reenrollment phase of his career, and a dual-tale featuring a super villain with proper powers is just what the doctor ordered.

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…