Rise of the Villains: Mommy's Little Monster



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.

Episode Info

Butch takes Penguin and his crew to the warehouse where Gertrude is being held; and Nygma deals with the aftermath of a deadly accident.


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
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
Zabryna Guevara
as Capt. Sarah Essen
Carol Kane
as Gertrud Kapelput
Anthony Carrigan
as Victor Zsasz
Chelsea Spack
as Kristin Kringle
Natalie Alyn Lind
as Silver St. Cloud
Ian Quinlan
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.

Nov 4, 2015 | Full Review…

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.

Jul 19, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

Jul 18, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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.

Nov 9, 2015 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Well, that's one character I'm not sad got killed off.

Nov 3, 2015 | Full Review…

There was so much going on this hour, it was difficult to keep straight. One thing is for certain, though, despite all its flaws, Gotham is a crazy good time.

Nov 3, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Well-played, Gotham.

Nov 3, 2015 | Full Review…

"Mommy's Little Monster" made some big moves in the lives of Penguin and Nygma while also allowing Gordon to learn the truth about Theo.

Nov 3, 2015 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

There may have never been a man with more love for his mother than Oswald "Penguin" Cobblepot, a feat he has easily proven in the last few episodes of Gotham.

Nov 3, 2015 | Full Review…

Part of what makes this week's episode more compelling than previous installments is the fact that there's a clear plot progression from the beginning of the episode to the end.

Nov 3, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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