Critic Consensus: "Tonight's the Night" reaps some delightfully demented narrative seeds sown earlier in the season, albeit slightly at the expense of sound narrative structure and character development.
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 Mayor James
as Silver St. Cloud
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Critic reviews for Rise of the Villains: Tonight's the Night
Gotham has performed actual miracle work by turning Barbara not only into a convincing villain, but transforming her into Jim Gordon's version of the Joker.
Getting emotionally invested in Barbara's plot to bring Jim down, despite her feelings for him, called upon a sentiment for this relationship that, unless I'm completely misjudging the Gotham fanbase, has never really been there.
Sometimes it's not worth overanalyzing something if it provides you with the thrill of anticipation.
The narrative is as bumpy as Jim and Harvey's car ride with Barbara, with head-scratching moments and all-too-predictable plot turns.
Fun is exactly what "Rise Of The Villains: Tonight's The Night" is. It kicks off with a trippy dream sequence, sustains momentum with a compelling cat-and-mouse chase, and ends with a bloodied Penguin asking a wandering Nygma for help.
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