Gotham - Season 2, Episode 6 - Rotten Tomatoes

Rise of the Villains: By Fire



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.

Episode Info

Bridgit Pike takes charge of her future after rejoining her brothers; Kringle and Nygma's relationship evolves; and Penguin and Galavan continue to fight for control of the underworld.


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
Drew Powell
as Butch Gilzean
Carol Kane
as Gertrud Kapelput
Clare Foley
as Ivy Pepper
Chelsea Spack
as Kristen Kringle
Natalie Alyn Lind
as Silver St. Cloud
Ian Quinlan
as Pinkney
View All

Rise of the Villains: By Fire Photos

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.

October 27, 2015 | Full Review…

The more out there this show is, the more I love it, and this one was pretty crazy.

October 27, 2015 | Full Review…

While "By Fire" had its ridiculous moments, its emotional components hit this one out of the park.

October 27, 2015 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

With 'Supergirl's' debut, 'Gotham' sure picked a lousy week to give in to its most misogynistic tendencies.

October 27, 2015 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

"By Fire" has sparked several exciting developments for many of our proto-villains.

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

"By Fire" was a total downer. It was great the way The Empire Strikes Back is great.

October 27, 2015 | Full Review…

Discussion Forum

Discuss Gotham on our TV talk forum!