The Blind Fortune Teller



Critic Consensus: The action and use of the ensemble in "The Blind Fortune Teller" add excitement to an otherwise disappointing introduction of an iconic Batman villain.

Episode Info

Gordon takes Dr. Leslie Thompkins to the circus, but the outing turns dangerous when the circus comes under attack. Meanwhile, Falcone gets Butch Gilzean to help Penguin with the nightclub; and Bruce Wayne schedules a meeting with the Wayne Enterprises board.


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
Carol Kane
as Gertrude Kapelput
Anthony Carrigan
as Victor Zsasz
Robert Gorrie
as John Grayson
Robert Gorrie
as John Grayson
Abbi Snee
as Mary Lloyd
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Critic Reviews for The Blind Fortune Teller

If you're going to deviate, Gotham, can you at least, I don't know, put some effort into it?

Feb 24, 2015 | Full Review…

I am not happy with getting a definitive backstory on Joker, and I hate the fact that it seems like the producers are boiling all the Joker's problems down to mommy issues. That is such a lazy backstory.

Aug 22, 2018 | Full Review…

It's compelling like a car wreck is compelling, and even as I marveled at how terrible the episode was, I literally had a smile on my face as I sat and watched the insanity unfold.

Jul 19, 2018 | Full Review…

The problem is that, as usual, Gotham has too much to do, and it's the usual dreck-y subplots that bring things down and take the focus off the case at hand.

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

That was Cameron Monaghan putting on a minute's worth of (an admittedly effective) Joker impression... This three-scene role was literally, and figuratively a "Shameless" ploy, and Gotham is now actively insulting your intelligence with its nonsense.

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…

If this is Gotham's Joker, I can't imagine tiring of that laugh anytime soon.

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…

The moment Jerome, with a psychotic grin and an unhinged cackle, reveals his guilt during an interrogation is chilling, and you can see why it looks like Jerome will eventually become the greatest of Batman's nemeses.

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…

This week, the Gotham creative team is bringing in a potential future Joker, and I absolutely had to see how they'd screw that up. In regards to that prediction, the show didn't disappoint.

Feb 17, 2015 | Full Review…

Tonight's Gotham is all about the ladies, which is surprising considering how poorly this show's ladies are written.

Jul 16, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

This episode may feature a circus, but actually feeling like one, in terms of content, was not the best approach, as it stepped on its own toes constantly, in an effort to make each storyline resonate.

Feb 17, 2015 | Full Review…