Critic Consensus: Even though it dwells too long on Bruce's teenage drama, "Mommy's Little Villain" is mostly an action-packed episode of Gotham with new developments for many of the major 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 Capt. Sarah Essen
as Gertrud Kapelput
as Victor Zsasz
as Kristin Kringle
as Silver St. Cloud
as Carl Pinkney
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Critic reviews for Rise of the Villains: Mommy's Little Monster
This episode's entire Eddie Nygma subplot, which basically served as an origin story for the Riddler himself, strayed dangerously close to the Stuffed Into The Fridge trope.
Honestly, Gotham may have gone so far off the rails at this point that it's possibly broken through the atmosphere and has attained orbit.
For those keeping track at home, this is the second week in a [row] one of the supporting female characters has died to further the storyline of one of the main male characters, which is pretty aggravating.
For the most part, these familiar characters are starting to assume their preordained roles, yet there are just enough discrepancies and opportunities for divergence from the established story.
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