Critic Consensus: Gotham successfully delivers on a fun origin story, even if the big twist at the end of "The Last Laugh" feels unearned.
as James Gordon
as Harvey Bullock
as Dr. Leslie Thompkins
as Capt. Nathaniel Barnes
as Bruce Wayne
as Alfred Pennyworth
as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin
as Barbara Kean
as Selina Kyle
as Edward Nigma
as Theo Galavan
as Tabitha Galavan
as Lucius Fox
as Harvey Dent/Two-Face
as Capt. Sarah Essen
as Butch Gilzean
as Paul Cicero
as Deputy Mayor Harrison Kane
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Critic reviews for Rise of the Villains: The Last Laugh
Gotham, not usually the series best known for showing good judgement in presenting origin stories, finally got one right.
Cameron Monaghan, who plays Jerome, is absolutely phenomenal. A perfect Joker.
This is the third eminently watchable episode of Gotham in a row, and honestly it may be the best of the show's run so far.
"The Last Laugh" finally answered the question, definitively, of whether or not Jerome is the Joker on Gotham. Obviously, he isn't... But he did pave the way for the real Joker to make an entrance at some point down the line.
Gotham has finally declared itself as a show willing to color outside of the lines. And, thank god. It's so much more fun outside of the lines.
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