Mad City: Follow the White Rabbit
Gotham Season 3



Critic Ratings: 13
Critics Consensus

"Follow the White Rabbit" pits James Gordon directly against the season's overarching villain Mad Hatter, played with devilish aplomb by Benedict Samuel.

Episode Info

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.


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
Benedict Samuel
as Jervis Tetch/Mad Hatter
Jamie Chung
as Valerie Vale
Kieran Mulcare
as White Rabbit
Show More Cast

Mad City: Follow the White Rabbit Photos

Critic Reviews for Mad City: Follow the White Rabbit

The episode's ending... was surprisingly, impressively low-key dark for a show like Gotham. My reaction, in short: "Whoa."

Oct 25, 2016 | Full Review…

There are two intertwined things that "Follow The White Rabbit" gets right: pacing and structure. More than any other episode this season, the cat-and-mouse game between Jervis Tetch and Jim Gordon moves along at a solid clip

Jul 18, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Gotham didn't leave us in suspense for long regarding the nature of Oswald and Edward's relationship, at least from Oswald's point of view. The Penguin is in love, and it's really very sweet.

Oct 25, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Luckily for fans, Tetch is perhaps the strongest new villain to hit the show since Hugo Strange arrived on the scene in mid-season 2.

Jul 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Speaking of love, I also applaud the show for making the Penguin/Riddler relationship be much more than a tease. Even if it is just one-sided right now.

Jul 18, 2018 | Rating: 7.9/10 | Full Review…

"Follow the White Rabbit" was a significant step forward in the Gordon/Tetch rivalry making for another highly engaging episode.

Jul 18, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

But "Follow The White Rabbit" falls into old, familiar feelings - all the rage of a dramatic story with no kind of beating heart to make us fall in love.

Dec 12, 2017 | Full Review…

Mad Hatter's ploy is still in effect, signaling the confidence the show has in this character. It's well-warranted and a fantastic interpretation of one of Batman's lesser-known adversaries.

Oct 26, 2016 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Gotham works best when it simplifies episodes and doesn't have a dozen, frenzied storylines. It's even better when those fewer, strong stories are unified in a common theme.

Oct 26, 2016 | Full Review…

Now, this is some Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) man-angst I can actually get behind.

Oct 25, 2016 | Full Review…

Holy wow, Gotham is actually doing it, you guys! After weeks upon weeks and months upon months of internet speculation and fan fic, Penguin finally confessed that he had feelings for Ed Nygma.

Oct 25, 2016 | Full Review…

For the second consecutive episode, Gotham has delivered a character-driven story that doesn't sacrifice the weird, disturbing tone that has been a major draw of this show.

Oct 25, 2016 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…