Critic Consensus: "Red Queen" resolves Jim Gordon's psychedelic crisis of faith with a satisfying set piece, but the rest of the episode feels like the season is already stalling for time.
as James Gordon
as Harvey Bullock
as Bruce Wayne
as Dr. Leslie Thompkins
as Alfred Pennyworth
as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin
as Barbara Kean
as Selina Kyle
as Edward Nigma
as Tabitha Galavan
as Lucius Fox
as Butch Gilzean
as Poison Ivy/Ivy Pepper
as Capt. Nathaniel Barnes
as Jervis Tetch/Mad Hatter
as Valerie Vale
as Alice Tetch
as Peter Gordon
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Critic reviews for Mad City: Red Queen
I love that Gotham is setting up a love triangle that only one participant is aware of, because it highlights wonderfully the character this particular Penguin has become over three seasons.
"Red Queen" played out more like a transitional episode that might look better in hindsight in the larger context of the season.
Gotham gave us a nice twist... but for the most part "Red Queen" felt like middling nonsense designed to fill time bell-to-bell.
But with this latest, finally drug-fueled tribute to "Alice In Wonderland's" arrival, the Fox drama played more like a total square's theoretical description of what drugs are like than a turned on, tuned out journey into the center of Jim Gordon's psyche
After the madness of last week's Gotham, our suspicions about Jim Gordon's choice to tell the Mad Hatter to kill his ex Lee instead of his new girlfriend Valerie Vale were proven right.
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