Mad City: Ghosts
Gotham Season 3

75%

TOMATOMETER

Critic Ratings: 12
Critics Consensus

"Ghosts" serves more to whet viewers' appetites rather than push Gotham in bold new narrative strands, but solidly entertains with the welcome appearance of Victor Zsasz.

Episode Info

Penguin spirals out of control! -- (C) FOX

Cast & Crew

Benjamin McKenzie
Detective James Gordon
Donal Logue
Harvey Bullock
David Mazouz
Bruce Wayne
Morena Baccarin
Leslie Thompkins
Robin Taylor
Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin
Erin Richards
Barbara Kean
Camren Bicondova
Selina Kyle/The Future Catwoman
Cory Michael Smith
Edward Nygma/The Future Riddler
Jessica Lucas
Tabitha Galavan
Chris Chalk
Lucius Fox
Drew Powell
Butch Gilzean
Maggie Geha
Ivy Pepper
Michael Chiklis
Detective Nathaniel Barnes
Benedict Samuel
Jervis Tetch/Mad Hatter
Cameron Monaghan
Jerome Valeska
John Doman
Carmine Falcone
P.J. Marshall
John Stephens
Show all Cast & Crew

Mad City: Ghosts Photos

Critic Reviews for Mad City: Ghosts

Really, the only way to understand my disappointment [in "the birthday boy" and Ray Salinger] is by comparing the two characters side-by-side.

Jan 17, 2017 | Full Review…

Victor Zsasz is such a welcome presence on this show. Anthony Carrigan's performance is a near-perfect balance of menacing and charming.

Jul 18, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Fortunately, Carmine's best assassin is also his most good-natured. Jim finds Victor Zsasz helping himself to some milk in Jim's apartment. He came to warn Jim that he expects to get the kill order from Carmine soon.

Jan 17, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

"Ghosts" kicked off the downfall of Penguin's empire and the potential return of Gotham's Joker stand-in. That's a promising way to launch the second half of the season, but getting there was rougher than usual.

Jul 18, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Lee, even with all she'd recently been through, behaved in an extremely uncharacteristic manner throughout the bulk of this one, almost flipping switches as fast as Barbara did back in the second half of Season 1.

Jul 18, 2018 | Rating: 6.4/10 | Full Review…

The quality of these stories varies about as wildly as we've come to expect from the show, but for once the drama finds its balance where it matters.

Dec 12, 2017 | Full Review…

One of the storylines that worked best in "Ghosts" came not in the main plot points, but in the slow teasing of the cult of the Joker.

Jan 17, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This week's episode was packed with action, emotion and exciting developments that promise good things to come in this short winter run.

Jan 17, 2017 | Full Review…

Minor plot holes and repetitive themes aside, "Mad City: Ghosts" was an entertaining start to the second half of Gotham Season 3.

Jan 17, 2017 | Full Review…

For its first episode of the 2017, Gotham certainly didn't disappoint. This week's spring premiere - titled "Ghosts" (more on the significance of that later) - holds tightly to the narrative development promised by the show's previous episode.

Jan 17, 2017 | Full Review…

I know Gotham can do better. It has done better.

Jan 17, 2017 | Full Review…

Well, that was all over the place. Jerome did make a return on Gotham Season 3 Episode 12, but it wasn't quite what I expected.

Jan 17, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…