Gotham: Season 2 (2015 - 2016)


Season 2

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While still tonally uneven in season two, Gotham is back with a renewed focus, moving away from disjointed case-of-the-week plots into a darker, more stable serialized story.



Critic Ratings: 15


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User Ratings: 1325

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Air date: Sep 21, 2015

Season 2 opens with Penguin being asked for help from an unlikely source: Gordon, whose moral compass is out of whack following a shakeup in the police department. In other events, Bruce explores secrets from his father's office; and two newcomers are befriended by inmates from Arkham.

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Air date: Sep 28, 2015

Gordon investigates the inmate escape from Arkham Asylum; Galavan plots his next move; Bruce's quest to unlock the secrets of his father's office leads him to an old friend of his father's; and Nygma wants to ask Kristin Kringle on a date.

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Air date: Oct 5, 2015

Gordon and Bullock hunt a nemesis from the past, which leads to a standoff between Jerome and Gordon; and a magic show at a Gotham Children's Hospital gala results in a hostage situation.

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Air date: Oct 12, 2015

Barnes forms a task force with help from Gordon; Penguin is kept busy trying to fulfill a favor for Galavan; and Nygma asks Kringle out on a date.

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Air date: Oct 19, 2015

Galavan and Penguin join forces with a dangerous family; and the rivalry between the Waynes and the Galavans resurfaces.

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Air date: Oct 26, 2015

Bridgit Pike takes charge of her future after rejoining her brothers; Kringle and Nygma's relationship evolves; and Penguin and Galavan continue to fight for control of the underworld.

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Air date: Nov 2, 2015

Butch takes Penguin and his crew to the warehouse where Gertrude is being held; and Nygma deals with the aftermath of a deadly accident.

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Air date: Nov 9, 2015

Galavan wants to make a deal with Bruce Wayne; and sends Barbara after Jim Gordon. Meanwhile, Barnes and Bullock pursue Barbara; and Nygma has a run-in with a familiar face.

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Air date: Nov 16, 2015

Gordon comes face-to-face with a dangerous hit man while he and Barnes continue to cleanup Gotham; Nygma and Penguin cross paths; and Bruce pressures Galavan to hand over the name of his parents' murderer.

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Air date: Nov 23, 2015

Gordon deals with a suspect linked to Galavan; and Bruce comes closer to identifying who killed his parents.

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Season 2 of the gritty Batman prequelfinds Jim Gordon and Harvey Bullock dragged deeper into the fight for Gotham. The season's first half, subtitled "Rise of the Villains,"opens with Gordon being fired from the forceandBullock tendering his resignation; and Gordon teaming withCobblepot, now a crime boss, in an attempt at being reinstated. Other storylines find Theo Galavan (James Frain) masterminding the escape of a half-dozen murderous maniacs from Arkham Asylum;a new GCPD captain, Nathaniel Barnes (Michael Chiklis), joining forces with Gordon; and Galavan blackmailing Cobblepot into helping his quest to become mayor. The season's second half, subtitled "Wrath of the Villains," finds Cobblepot sent to Arkham Asylum, where he's treated by one Dr. Hugo Strange (BD Wong); the dastardly Mr. Freeze (Nathan Darrow) making his mark; and Bruce investigating his father's secrets.

Cast & Crew

David Mazouz
Bruce Wayne
Chris Chalk
Lucius Fox
Cory Michael Smith
Edward Nygma/The Future Riddler
Benjamin McKenzie
Detective James Gordon
Michael Chiklis
Detective Nathaniel Barnes
Donal Logue
Harvey Bullock
Camren Bicondova
Selina Kyle/The Future Catwoman
Jessica Lucas
Tabitha Galavan
James Frain
Theo Galavan
Erin Richards
Barbara Kean
Robin Taylor
Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin
Drew Powell
Butch Gilzean
Morena Baccarin
Leslie Thompkins
Zabryna Guevara
Captain Sarah Essen
BD Wong
Professor Hugo Strange
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Critic Reviews for Gotham Season 2

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (6)

Gotham's willingness to shift focus, tell a larger story, and most importantly, get unabashedly silly, makes a solid case for tuning back in.

Sep 24, 2015 | Full Review…

If you gave up on this Batman prequel after its early stumbles, consider returning: It's a much more assured, vastly more entertaining series now...

Sep 21, 2015 | Full Review…

For the most part, all of Gotham is starting to feel like it belongs in the same TV show.

Sep 21, 2015 | Full Review…

The flawed drama, the tired perspective and the derivative nature of Gotham do nothing but provide proofs to those who argue that pop culture needs to curb its enthusiasm for superhero stories and anti-hero wallowing.

Sep 21, 2015 | Rating: C | Full Review…

They have shrewdly introduced new characters, and happily shed Jada Pinkett Smith's over-the-top crime boss.

Sep 18, 2015 | Full Review…

Gotham is too silly to take seriously, but its mean-spirited nature makes it difficult for viewers to enjoy that silliness. What we're left with is a pale imitation of the darkness and depth that makes Batman's mythology such a rich world to explore.

Jan 2, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

For a piece of art that strives to be "fresh", it all feels worn, played out.

Jul 18, 2018 | Rating: 3/10 | Full Review…

This is the most visually impressive superhero show on TV with its film noir-inspired style and lighting, out-of-time setting, and big action scenes on impressive city sets.

Oct 6, 2016 | Full Review…

Gotham comes back for its second season even better than before. Featuring an ever-expanding cast of fascinating characters, the story arcs contained in this latest season are even more compelling than what we got from the show's onset.

Aug 18, 2016 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

The viewers who can't get over the changes are missing out on a treat. Gotham might change the Batman mythos, but few shows have captured the comic book aesthetic as well as the pulpy, cartoonishly violent Gotham.

Aug 8, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The show's second-season subtitle, Rise of the Villains, is great news for the bad guys-who, as always, are the best reason to watch.

Sep 30, 2015 | Full Review…

On the whole, though, Gotham's second season debuts as strong as-if not stronger than-the series premiere, encouraging those who stuck with the hammy inaugural season to settle in for the long haul.

Sep 21, 2015 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Gotham: Season 2

  • Aug 31, 2020
    Esta es la mejor adaptación de todas. No se admiten discusiones.
  • Aug 12, 2020
    The new antagonist is as bad as Fish was but the rest remains a blast. The show has embraced the insanity and it feels so good.
  • May 09, 2020
    This season made Gotham one of my favorite shows. It mostly drops the monster-of-the-week format and develops most characters in such an amazing way.
  • Apr 23, 2020
    Completely unrealastic show in every way. The main villains stay alive no matter what, especially Penguin who scoffs and kills right infront of police face and they do nothing. Cops can't shoot or wont shoot, bad guys rule all day and night. I wonder how Gotham never ran out of people to kill who arent viallains. I wish they followed their own story instead of being so predictable to who lives or dies.
  • Apr 12, 2020
    Gotham season two is a lot better Then the first, It understands the source material better My grade: A-
  • Feb 22, 2020
    Even better than Season 1 is Season 2 ; With All New Villains and Bruce Wayne finnaly coming closer to being Batman and even better preformances than last season!
  • Feb 13, 2020
    It was a bit better than season 1. Season 2, well not feeling like the same show at all times, sometimes super quirky and sometimes serious was a solid tv season. The one thing that was truly bad was the storyline with penguins dad.
  • Jan 14, 2020
    Gotham is still dark and gloomy. But even without Batman, surprisingly, the series keeps on working smoothly.
  • Dec 28, 2019
    Gotham is my favorite of all time
  • Dec 09, 2019
    The show has great actors and great Art. The whole show has a dark feeling to it, like most DC shows. And like other DC shows just blows marvel TV shows out of the water. What's curious if that in the big screen DC can't interpret is success, and there marvel is King. All I'm all a great must see show in my opinion.

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