Mad City: New Day Rising

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Critic Consensus: Gotham aims for introspection, but settles for bombast in a dark entry that nevertheless deepens Benjamin McKenzie's Jim Gordon.

Episode Info

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.

Cast

Benjamin McKenzie
as James Gordon
Donal Logue
as Harvey Bullock
David Mazouz
as Bruce Wayne
Morena Baccarin
as Dr. Leslie Thompkins
Sean Pertwee
as Alfred Pennyworth
Robin Lord Taylor
as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin
Erin Richards
as Barbara Kean
Jessica Lucas
as Tabitha Galavan
Chris Chalk
as Lucius Fox
Drew Powell
as Butch Gilzean
Maggie Geha
as Poison Ivy/Ivy Pepper
Michael Chiklis
as Capt. Nathaniel Barnes
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Critic Reviews for Mad City: New Day Rising

Truth be told, I'm far more interested in the obvious love triangle forming between Oswald, Eddie Nygma and Butch Gilzean.

Oct 11, 2016 | Full Review…

It was all somewhat disposable save for the focus on Jim Gordon's underlying self-loathing and how it caused Hatter's suicide trigger to stick with him. That was a really cool way to draw Jim's brokenness out into the open for discussion.

Jul 18, 2018 | Rating: 7.3/10 | Full Review…

Um, ew. Is Gotham getting into an incest storyline?! I repeat, ew.

Jul 18, 2018 | Full Review…

The show has settled into its new year with the same predictable plots. But a funny thing happens on the way to the doldrums: the series' veteran cast finally starts to feel comfortable in its cartoonish skin.

Jul 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Gotham might not have Superman flying in anytime soon, but it's soaring in its own right at this point.

Oct 16, 2016 | Rating: 9.5/10 | Full Review…

Somehow Gotham has managed to construct a legitimately charming relationship between two outsized villains. I care about them more than any other characters on the show. That's insane.

Jul 18, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

What does work about Mad Hatter is Samuel's pitch-perfect performance.

Oct 11, 2016 | Full Review…

If only we lived in a network TV world where Penguin and The Riddler could (dysfunctionally, obviously) fall in love. These two have the more chemistry than anyone else on this show.

Oct 11, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Who knew that the been-there-done-that mayor storyline would end its first act on such a high note?

Oct 11, 2016 | Full Review…

Even the jokes at the expense of the presidential candidates couldn't lighten heavy subject matters such as suicide and incest in "Mad City: New Day Rising." (Yeah, it's one of those episodes. Oof.)

Oct 11, 2016 | Full Review…