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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 Mario Calvi
as Luka Volk
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Critic reviews for Mad City: The Executioner
The Executioner proved Gotham is all the better for not going the slow and steady route with hot story lines.
While there's no telling where Barnes will go from here, the show has certainly transformed him into a far more interesting character with its most recent string of episodes.
Gordon having to face off against psycho vigilante Barnes was a fun, satisfying way to invoking Jim's own past as a someone who's murdered in the name of "justice."
The script leaves a lot of the pressure of the execution of this storyline on Ben McKenzie's acting ability, which the veteran leading man pulls off.
The good of Gotham City have killed and done other unsavory things, yet they're still holding it down for Team Righteous. And in the best cases, our villains are three dimensional enough to inspire a great deal of empathy.
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