Rise of the Villains: Knock, Knock



Critic Consensus: "Knock, Knock" combines over-the-top villainy and thrilling action to make for lurid spectacle.

Episode Info

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.


Benjamin McKenzie
as James Gordon
Donal Logue
as Harvey Bullock
Michael Chiklis
as Capt. Nathaniel Barnes
David Mazouz
as Bruce Wayne
Sean Pertwee
as Alfred Pennyworth
Robin Lord Taylor
as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin
Erin Richards
as Barbara Kean
James Frain
as Theo Galavan
Jessica Lucas
as Tabitha Galavan
Chris Chalk
as Lucius Fox
Nick D'Agosto
as Harvey Dent/Two-Face
Zabryna Guevara
as Capt. Sarah Essen
Drew Powell
as Butch Gilzean
Richard Kind
as Mayor James
Chelsea Spack
as Kristin Kringle
Will Brill
as Arnold Dobkins
Stink Fisher
as Aaron Helzinger
Dustin Ybarra
as Robert Greenwood
Thom Sesma
as Barthel
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Critic Reviews for Rise of the Villains: Knock, Knock

The show has become a fun, but insane, train ride, but that train is dipping dangerously close to running completely off the tracks.

Sep 30, 2015 | Full Review…

Batman is known for its rogue's gallery, and Joker is easily the most notorious rogue, so to focus on him and his benefactor is smart.

Aug 22, 2018 | Full Review…

The crew of villains completely proved they have what it takes to drag the city of Gotham down into the pits of hell after tonight's bloody episode, "Knock, Knock."

Jul 19, 2018 | Full Review…

It was enough to give anyone tonal whiplash. The craziest part is that Gotham has still definitively improved over its first season.

Jul 19, 2018 | Full Review…

At the end of last week's season premiere, I was cautiously optimistic that the writers would avoid its usual one step forward, two steps back routine, but tonight definitely felt like shame on me territory.

Jul 17, 2018 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

A bunch of stuff happens tonight on Gotham, but none of it makes sense.

Jul 17, 2018 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

This show has committed to a more serialized storyline this season that makes tuning in from week-to-week that much more rewarding.

Jul 17, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

As much as I love The Dark Knight tribute, I was glad to see Jerome find his own voice as the Joker, or at least the abstract Joker.

Oct 21, 2015 | Full Review…

Another solid episode, if a bit illogical from time to time. But I can deal with a little illogic if I'm entertained, and I certainly was here.

Oct 6, 2015 | Full Review…

Despite the frustrating blandness of this episode's heroes, "Knock, Knock" has done a great job of cutting down on irrelevant subplots solely for the sake of including as many characters as possible.

Oct 2, 2015 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…