Gotham: Season 2 (2015 - 2016)


Season 2

Critics Consensus

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


Audience Score

User Ratings: 1250
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Air date: Sep 21, 2015
Air date: Sep 28, 2015
Air date: Oct 5, 2015
Air date: Oct 12, 2015
Air date: Oct 19, 2015
Air date: Oct 26, 2015
Air date: Nov 2, 2015
Air date: Nov 9, 2015
Air date: Nov 16, 2015
Air date: Nov 23, 2015
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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.


Benjamin McKenzie
as James Gordon
Donal Logue
as Harvey Bullock
Morena Baccarin
as Dr. Leslie Thompkins
Michael Chiklis
as Det. Nathaniel Barnes
Sean Pertwee
as Alfred Pennyworth
Robin Lord Taylor
as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin
David Mazouz
as Bruce Wayne
Erin Richards
as Barbara Kean
James Frain
as Theo Galavan
Jessica Lucas
as Tabitha Galavan
Chris Chalk
as Lucius Fox
Drew Powell
as Butch Gilzean
Nick D'Agosto
as Harvey Dent
B.D. Wong
as Hugo Strange
Tonya Pinkins
as Ms. Ethel Peabody
Ian Quinlan
as Carl Pinkney
Natalie Alyn Lind
as Silver St. Cloud
Zabryna Guevara
as Capt. Sarah Essen
Nathan Darrow
as Victor Fries/Mr. Freeze
Chelsea Spack
as Kristin Kringle
Carol Kane
as Gertrud Kapelput
Clare Foley
as Ivy Pepper
Stink Fisher
as Aaron Helzinger
Cameron Monaghan
as Jerome Valeska
Ron Rifkin
as Fr. Creel
Richard Kind
as Mayor James
Anthony Carrigan
as Victor Zsasz
Lucas Salvagno
as Sal Martinez
Victoria Cartagena
as Renee Montoya
Melinda Clarke
as Grace Van Dahl
Justin Mark
as Charles Van Dahl
Otto Sanchez
as Odgen Barker
Kaley Ronayne
as Sasha Van Dahl
John Doman
as Carmine Falcone
Paul Reubens
as Elijah Van Dahl
Kit Flanagan
as The White Haired Woman
Kristen Hager
as Nora Fries
Peter Scolari
as Commissioner Loeb
Jerry Dixon
as Curator (Mr. Thatch)
Lenny Platt
as Luke Garrett
Paul Pilcz
as Sonny Gilzean
Dustin Ybarra
as Robert Greenwood
Todd Stashwick
as Richard Sionis
Mark Margolis
as Paul Cicero
Norm Lewis
as Deputy Mayor Harrison Kane
Jon Sklaroff
as Billy Boy
Raul Castillo
as Eduardo Flamingo
Julia Taylor Ross
as Karen Jennings
Saundra Santiago
as Janice Caulfield
Michael Potts
as Sid Bunderslaw
Michael Mulheren
as Randall Hobbs
Danny Hoch
as Pharmacist
Jamar Greene
as Cupcake
Thom Sesma
as Barthel
Danny Johnson
as Gus Freeman
Michael Bowen
as Matches Malone
Noah Robbins
as Evan Pike
Mary Joy
as Edwige
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News & Interviews for Gotham: Season 2

Critic Reviews for Gotham Season 2

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (3)

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…

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…

Audience Reviews for Gotham: Season 2

  • Sep 08, 2019
    I personally think that season 2 is one of the best seasons, especially for Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle but Gordon becomes a bit of a bore.
  • Aug 03, 2019
    Much more entertaining than the first season
  • Jul 10, 2019
    this show is very dark and intense it makes your heart race
  • May 20, 2019
    This is where the series gets good, everything is set out and ready to go wild!
  • Apr 19, 2019
    The storylines in this season like introducing Dr. Strange, Mr. Freeze, Firefly and the return of Jerome Valeska are interesting to me. And the series is really improving.
  • Mar 31, 2019
    Great fun with a host of characters and a bad ass attitude!
  • Mar 04, 2019
    Somewhat repetitive and boring. Starts strong and gets weaker as the season goes on. Relatively anticlimactic.
  • Feb 19, 2019
    Season 2 creates a more overarching story and continues to build the plot. A great live action DC TV show at last!
  • Dec 28, 2018
    Love Gotham but this was in my opinion the worst season by a mile. I advise viewers to speed run this season because it gets better after this. They tried pushing these super humans way too early.
  • Nov 30, 2018
    This is a serious downgrade from season 1. The show has suddenly switched to a "comic book" format, forfeiting every good thing it had going in the first season. Way to f**k it up.

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