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.
"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.
When all is said and done, this is just fun TV, regardless of how substantial it may or may not be.
The commitment to serialization is paying off serious benefits and the writers look as though they have a bravery they sorely lacked last year.
"The Last Laugh" was a one-trick pony as far as the story itself went.
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