Gotham: Season 3 (2016 - 2017)

Season 3

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Gotham's third season lets the series' freak flag fly to thrilling effect, but it is far more fun to spend time with the supervillains than virtually any of the other characters.



Critic Ratings: 9


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User Ratings: 811

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Air date: Sep 19, 2016

The Season 3 premiere finds Gordon working as a bounty hunter while seeking answers about the Indian Hill escapees, including why their powers appear to be killing them. In other events, Bruce's doppelgänger roams the streets; and Barbara and Tabitha open a nightclub.

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Air date: Sep 26, 2016

Gordon teams with reporter Valerie Vale to find Fish Mooney, who's taken it upon herself to find Hugo Strange; Penguin's popularity soars due to his criticism of the GCPD; Bruce's investigation of the Court of Owls is endangered; and Ivy Pepper returns to Gotham.

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Air date: Oct 3, 2016

Hypnotist Jervis Tetch, aka the Mad Hatter, arrives in town and hires Gordon to help find his sister, Alice; Penguin decides to run for mayor; and Bruce's look-alike begins to channel him, causing confusion around Gotham.

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Air date: Oct 10, 2016

Penguin narrows in on the mayoral nomination; Gordon turns Alice over to the GCPD for the bounty; and Bruce and Alfred search for Bruce's doppleganger after discovering that he's assumed Bruce's identity.

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Air date: Oct 17, 2016

With crime in Gotham at an all-time high, Penguin strives to uphold his promises to the city; Butch travels down a dark path with the Red Hood Gang; and Bruce investigates Ivy's whereabouts.

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Air date: Oct 24, 2016

Gordon must make some tough decisions after Mad Hatter sets his eyes on his next victims; Penguin and Nygma's relationship evolves; and a familiar face re-enters Nygma's life.

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Air date: Oct 31, 2016

The Mad Hatter sends Gordon on a psychedelic trip of his past, present and future; and Penguin struggles with Nygma's new relationship.

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Air date: Nov 7, 2016

Barnes begins to go mad; Nygma is out of his depth with Isabella; and Carmine Falcone hosts an engagement party for Lee and Mario.

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Air date: Nov 14, 2016

Suspicious of Barnes, Gordon and Bullock examine the evidence of the murder at Lee and Mario's engagement party; Nygma turns to Penguin when he hasn't heard from Isabella; and Ivy reveals her identity to Selina and Bruce.

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Air date: Nov 21, 2016

A threat to Mario and Lee is revealed on the eve of their rehearsal dinner, which causes Falcone to turn to Jim for help. In other events, Nygma seeks revenge; and Bruce discovers more about the Court of Owls.

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With the Indian Hill escapees on the loose, Jim Gordon must take matters into his own hands as a bounty hunter in Gotham, making it his mission to find Hugo Strange, the mastermind behind the horrifying Indian Hill experiments.

Cast & Crew

David Mazouz
Bruce Wayne
Chris Chalk
Lucius Fox
Cory Michael Smith
Edward Nygma/The Future Riddler
Benjamin McKenzie
Detective James Gordon
Michael Chiklis
Detective Nathaniel Barnes
Donal Logue
Harvey Bullock
Camren Bicondova
Selina Kyle/The Future Catwoman
Jessica Lucas
Tabitha Galavan
Erin Richards
Barbara Kean
Robin Taylor
Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin
Morena Baccarin
Leslie Thompkins
Drew Powell
Butch Gilzean
Maggie Geha
Ivy Pepper
Benedict Samuel
Jervis Tetch/Mad Hatter
John Doman
Carmine Falcone
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Critic Reviews for Gotham Season 3

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

Three seasons in, it still hasn't really found a balance; let's hope that changes.

Oct 11, 2018 | Full Review…

The returning series kicks off at full throttle.

Jul 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Harvey and Jim's relationship is one of the keystones of Gotham, and a reason I come back every week.

Jun 21, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

In short, Gotham is a series that breaks its promises.

Dec 12, 2017 | Full Review…

Those who've managed to keep up with the decade of continuity shoved into three seasons will likely find a lot to enjoy in this third season.

Sep 18, 2017 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Gotham Season 3 is the strange union of melodrama, crime thriller, and superhero tale. The returning cast all get a chance to shine, and new characters (such as Jervis Tetch) all add something fun to the show.

Aug 31, 2017 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

With its incredible multitude of twisty, intertwining storylines, intriguing characters, and excellent ensemble, Gotham: The Complete Third Season continues to prove why this is one of the most compelling shows on television.

Aug 28, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

With its opening episodes, the third season of Gotham creates a darkness that I'm not sure I ever want to escape.

Sep 16, 2016 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Where the visuals suggest a wild burlesque of the mad and blood-lusting criminals of Gotham, the writing goes for goofy quips and platitudes that keep the show just safe enough to be aggravating.

Sep 16, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Gotham: Season 3

  • Aug 31, 2020
    Esta es la mejor adaptación de todas. No se admiten discusiones.
  • Aug 12, 2020
    Mad Hatter is a blast and the show continues to be a crazy good time.
  • Apr 23, 2020
    Completely unrealastic show in every way. The main villains stay alive no matter what, especially Penguin who scoffs and kills right infront of police face and they do nothing. Cops can't shoot or wont shoot, bad guys rule all day and night. I wonder how Gotham never ran out of people to kill who arent viallains. I wish they followed their own story instead of being so predictable to who lives or dies.
  • Apr 12, 2020
    Gotham season three is a A little much for me for me but at the same time it kind of makes fun of it My grade: 7/10
  • Apr 11, 2020
    You won't be able to stop watching this show.
  • Feb 22, 2020
    Gotham Season 3 was great with more villains and extensive builds with characters like Selina Kyle ; Edward Nygma ; Jim Gordon ; Oswald Cobblepot ; Alfred! and of course Batman! With some returns of some characters too! Also Hugo Strange! The man who invented Indian Hill and invented some of my favirote characters on Gotham! The Best Season with Jerome!
  • Aug 31, 2019
    It seems no one dies anymore.
  • Aug 03, 2019
    It has some really high points, as well as some low ones. Ed and Penguin steal the show (as usual), and although Jerome is only in it briefly, he was a huge highlight. Smile Like You Mean It is the best episode of Gotham to date.
  • Jul 10, 2019
    how can anyone complain at this season which introduces captain Barnes
  • Apr 19, 2019
    The story with Mad Hatter is quite solid and it's linked up till the end of the season. The season finale is very epic and the fight between Bruce Wayne and Jerome Valeska is just precious to me.

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