Welcome Back, Jim Gordon
Gotham Season 1



Critic Ratings: 24
Critics Consensus

"Welcome Back, Jim Gordon" focuses on the growth of Gotham's many leading players, making it a colorful, though hectic, episode.

Episode Info

Gordon suspects an inside job when the key witness in a homicide ends up dead while being held for questioning by the police, so he turns to an old friend for information. Meanwhile, Oswald Cobblepot takes control of a prized possession belonging to Fish Mooney.


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
Carol Kane
as Gertrude Kapelput
Dash Mihok
as Arnold Flass
Niko Nicotera
as Derek Delaware
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Critic Reviews for Welcome Back, Jim Gordon

if it's one thing Gotham's been lacking it's any sort of growth in its characters and this episode actually had that in spades.

Jan 27, 2015 | Full Review…

A middling episode before we get underway with a new story arc. On the upside, no Barbara Kean in this episode, which always improves the show.

Aug 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Gotham is getting worse. I don't mean the city... No, I mean the show, and the most obvious example is the way Gordon is somehow turning dumber every episode.

Jul 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Probably the closest that Gotham has come to being the show I feel we were promised when it was first announced.

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

I'm at a loss, really. My brain can't comprehend why Gotham fails to draw any sort of excitement out of me the way The Flash might... I don't really have an answer. The show just bores me.

Jul 17, 2018 | Rating: 6.5/10 | Full Review…

Will Gotham slink back into the comfortable mediocrity that has come to define the show? It doesn't take a Riddler to guess how this one is gonna play out.

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Jim Gordon is back at the precinct and working homicide cases again. Gotham gets back into the groove, too, as the episode moves along several storylines, some in compelling fashion, and Jim gets closer to the dark truth at the heart of the city.

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…

The more Gordon is forced to face moral complexity - as opposed to just shouting absolutist good-cop rhetoric - the more interesting his story becomes.

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…

For all intents and purposes, what we have now is a welcomed maintenance episode which continues to develop many of the harsh truths and realizations that were recently established with Falcone's recent proof of maternal dominance.

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…

It all comes together like a neatly wrapped "Law & Order" package - until the final scene, in a dark, damp alley... That scene was a brilliant ending to a great episode.

Jul 16, 2018 | Full Review…