Critic Consensus: Though season two continues to struggle with tonal consistency, "By Fire" sets up a fun showdown between some of Gotham's most explosive characters.
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 Butch Gilzean
as Gertrud Kapelput
as Ivy Pepper
as Kristen Kringle
as Silver St. Cloud
as Joe Pike
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Critic reviews for Rise of the Villains: By Fire
All the different stories seemed to have come to a head, and now we're heading into something bigger.
The more out there this show is, the more I love it, and this one was pretty crazy.
While "By Fire" had its ridiculous moments, its emotional components hit this one out of the park.
With 'Supergirl's' debut, 'Gotham' sure picked a lousy week to give in to its most misogynistic tendencies.
"By Fire" has sparked several exciting developments for many of our proto-villains.
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