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Rise of the Villains: The Last Laugh

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Critic Consensus: Gotham successfully delivers on a fun origin story, even if the big twist at the end of "The Last Laugh" feels unearned.

Episode Info

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.

Cast

Benjamin McKenzie
as James Gordon
Donal Logue
as Harvey Bullock
Morena Baccarin
as Dr. Leslie Thompkins
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
Mark Margolis
as Paul Cicero
Norm Lewis
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.

October 6, 2015 | Full Review…

"The Last Laugh," while kicking things off with a gala premise that one really needed to stretch in order to believe, got more right than it did wrong.

October 6, 2015 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

When all is said and done, this is just fun TV, regardless of how substantial it may or may not be.

October 6, 2015 | Full Review…

The commitment to serialization is paying off serious benefits and the writers look as though they have a bravery they sorely lacked last year.

October 6, 2015 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

"The Last Laugh" was a one-trick pony as far as the story itself went.

October 6, 2015 | Full Review…

It seems "The Last Laugh" is actually just the beginning.

October 6, 2015 | Full Review…

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