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
This is Gotham at its Gotham-iest; making the most insane, ridiculous decisions at every single point, both at a character level and at a narrative level.
On a show that is really starting to have a problem with repetition, the Bruce Wayne is somehow one of the most refreshing elements of this show. Ironic, given that we (in theory) know exactly where Bruce's storyline is going.
It certainly sets the stage for a big showdown between the Penguin and Gordon and company to go up against Theo and the Order and their people, which should be something. All in all, a solid episode...
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.
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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