Critic Consensus: "The Son of Gotham" successfully balances silliness and seriousness while ratcheting up the tension for the mid-season finale of Gotham.
as James Gordon
as Harvey Bullock
as Dr. Leslie Thompkins
as Capt. Nathaniel Barnes
as Alfred Pennyworth
as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin
as Barbara Kean
as Bruce Wayne
as Selina Kyle
as Edward Nigma
as Theo Galavan
as Tabitha Galavan
as Lucius Fox
as Harvey Dent/Two-Face
as Butch Gilzean
as Aubrey James
as Silver St. Cloud
as Fr. Creel
as The Knife
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Critic reviews for Rise of the Villains: The Son of Gotham
It was a fine hour for a comic book drama. It was well-paced, decently written with drama and comedy and had the best action Gotham has ever put on screen.
"The Son of Gotham" had everything that makes a great Gotham"episode: Creepy villains wreaking havoc, Bruce and Selina working together and Jim kicking serious ass. Best of all, it sets up next week's fall finale with so much suspense.
It's starting to get warm and fuzzy between [Bruce and Selina] and Bruce's story is starting to become a lot more interesting. His character is starting to become a lot more interesting. That's a step in the right direction.
Heading to the winter finale, Gotham has gotten into a nice groove with the villains revealed and Bruce taking an important step to manhood.
Two steps forward, 1,000 steps back. That seems to be a running theme on Gotham for anyone on the good side...Such is the life of a hero in Gotham City, and such is the obvious message of this week's episode, "Rise of the Villains: The Son of Gotham."
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