Mad City: The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
Gotham Season 3

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Critic Ratings: 13
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Episode Info

Bruce and Alfred's safety is compromised by Jerome, who's on the loose; Gordon's uncle Frank visits him; and Nygma and Penguin confront their issues face-to-face.

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
James Remar
Frank Gordon
John Stephens
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Critic Reviews for Mad City: The Gentle Art of Making Enemies

A lot of this plot-jumping has to occur to get Eddie and Oswald to that gray, cloudy dock-with some fun character moments from Barbara, because Erin Richards is this show's secret MVP.

Jan 31, 2017 | Full Review…

I'm happy to report that the chaos promised in last week's stirring final shot is in full form in Gotham's winter finale.

Jul 18, 2018 | Full Review…
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Fans of the Joker (and, seriously, who isn't?) should have a blast this week, between the blatant visual and narrative callbacks to his appearances in everything from the comics to The Dark Knight.

Jul 18, 2018 | Full Review…

This episode had a little bit of everything and it was done masterfully. Between Bruce facing off with Jerome and Ed confronting Penguin, it was hard to choose the standout moment. And that's hardly a problem.

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

After tonight's generally fun, action-packed episode of Fox's "Gotham," the real reason the show has never come together is clear. In short, it was never a Batman show before now.

Dec 12, 2017 | Full Review…

The irony of all of this development is that the future of Gotham ultimately can't be seen on Gotham, simply by nature of what the series is. That doesn't mean we can't enjoy the hell out of it, though.

Jan 31, 2017 | Full Review…

Not only was the exit a face-flopping hoot, but Gotham has at last delivered a Bruce Wayne that has undeniably been pushed toward becoming the Dark Knight.

Jan 31, 2017 | Full Review…

Having a winter fragment of episodes was a terrible idea. Yes, it was explosive, and yes, it got viewers excited to see Jerome rejoin Gotham's rogue gallery, but ending it after three episodes is a surefire way to lose momentum.

Jan 31, 2017 | Full Review…

The Joker came, he saw, and he very nearly almost conquered on Gotham. But thanks to the combined efforts of Jim Gordon and a young Bruce Wayne, he was stopped before he could do any permanent damage to the city.

Jan 31, 2017 | Full Review…

"The Gentle Art of Making Enemies" was one crazy hour of television, but it was also one of Gotham's best.

Jan 31, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

"The Gentle Art of Making Enemies" is yet another example of Gotham season three's ability to consolidate its characters and plot lines into one, cohesive story.

Jan 31, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The Bruce/Jerome stuff was great here in the goofily malicious "The Gentle Art of Making Enemies," giving us this show's version of Batman vs. Joker.

Jan 31, 2017 | Rating: 8.1/10 | Full Review…