Gotham - Season 2, Episode 2 - Rotten Tomatoes

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
Camren Bicondova
as Selina Kyle
Cory Michael Smith
as Edward Nigma
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
Maria Thayer
as Scottie
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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.

September 30, 2015 | 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.

October 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.

October 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.

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

Granted, only one week has passed since the season 2 premiere, but already the show has made major headway into spurring along the villainous presence on the show, especially with regard to one fan-favorite character.

September 29, 2015 | Full Review…

"Knock, Knock" wasn't a smooth ride, but parts of it did feel like the series was newly reinvigorated with focus and confidence, fully embracing madcap violence.

September 29, 2015 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

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