Beasts of Prey
Gotham Season 1



Critic Ratings: 20
Critics Consensus

"Beasts of Prey" introduces an exciting new character arc with the Ogre, even if it strands Fish Mooney on an island of irrelevance.

Episode Info

Gordon and Bullock investigate a cold case involving the Ogre, a serial killer; Fish plots her escape from the Dollmaker; and Bruce and Selina confront Reggie.


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
Peter Scolari
as Commissioner Loeb
Morena Baccarin
as Dr. Leslie Thompkins
Colm Feore
as Dr. Francis Dulmacher
Milo Ventimiglia
as Jason Lennon
Willa Fitzgerald
as Grace Fairchild
PJ. Griffith
as The Catcher
Brendan Griffin
as Officer Len Moore
Barbara Rosenblat
as Lidia Bicchieri
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Critic Reviews for Beasts of Prey

How I've missed Gotham during this long cold hiatus.

Apr 14, 2015 | Full Review…

The Ogre seems a terrible nickname to give to a Lothario. After checking out who the Ogre was in the Batman mythos, I am still a bit flummoxed.

Aug 22, 2018 | Full Review…

It was less an episode of a TV series and more a collection of disparate scenes that had nothing to do with each other, and very little of consequence anyways.

Jul 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Despite Robin Lord Taylor's continued excellence, the Penguin's story has lost all momentum and all meaning.

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

Fish has lived up to her promise in "Beasts of Prey." She's not just a firecracker; she's the Fourth of July. And what a show!

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…

"Beasts of Prey" is the first episode of Gotham with an ending that's had me riveted, and eager as all hell to see what happens next.

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…

This episode doesn't impart overwhelming confidence that Fox's troubled superhero/cop drama will end its first season on a strong note.

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Now [Fish Mooney's] an oddball tangent on a show that already suffers from excessive sprawl.

Apr 14, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

A show that has divided its time so frustratingly throughout the season could use some clarity in the final weeks, and the Ogre storyline could provide the center Gotham needs to focus itself.

Apr 14, 2015 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

The series has grown so much more than I thought it ever could after it debuted in the fall, and outside of a few minor beefs, I'm really quite fond of the show.

Apr 14, 2015 | Full Review…