Mad City: Smile Like You Mean It
Gotham Season 3



Critic Ratings: 11
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Episode Info

While on the run from Gordon and Bullock, Dwight tries to revive Jerome and also activates his acolytes around Gotham City. In other events, Selina's mother's intentions are revealed; and the power play between Penguin and Nygma escalates.

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
P.J. Marshall
John Stephens
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Critic Reviews for Mad City: Smile Like You Mean It

"Smile Like You Mean It" in honor of the recent Presidential Inauguration, was completely stolen by David Mazouz, Camren Bicondova and returning guest star Cameron Monaghan.

Jan 24, 2017 | Full Review…

This is the best episode of Gotham this season by far, and I think a large part of that is due to the fact that the Jim/Lee drama is relegated to the backseat.

Jul 18, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

"Smile Like You Mean It" obliterates any remaining doubt that Cameron Monaghan's character is Gotham's Joker.

Jan 24, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

"Smile Like You Mean It" brought Jerome back in a fun (and fairly icky) way... Felt pretty inspired, actually.

Jul 18, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

If the show continues to play with the imagery and tone of Batman stories past with next week's Winter Finale, it may actually leave us wanting more for the first time in...ever.

Dec 12, 2017 | Full Review…

"Mad City: Smile Like You Mean It" was one of the best Gotham episodes aired recently.

Jan 25, 2017 | Full Review…

Tonight's episode of Gotham reminded me how enjoyable this show can be when its respective storylines stick to what they're good at.

Jan 24, 2017 | Full Review…

It was a payoff that Gotham had long been hinting at... Now, after delving so heavily into reanimation last season, the show is ready to bring back arguably one of its best villains in the flesh.

Jan 24, 2017 | Full Review…

If his psychopathic attitude and general insanity didn't scare you before, now his outsides match his insides, making Jerome 2.0 a true force to be reckoned with. This is the moment we've all been waiting for, y'all!

Jan 24, 2017 | Full Review…

Gotham strung us along for a while before we got to see what we've been so patiently waiting for, but it was well worth the wait.

Jan 24, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Smile Like You Mean It corrected one of the show's biggest mistake in inspired fashion that sets up the second half of the season for a wild ride.

Feb 4, 2017 | Rating: 9.7/10 | Full Review…