Heroes Rise: Light the Wick
Gotham Season 3



Critic Ratings: 9
Critics Consensus

"Light the Wick" makes great strides toward fleshing out the season's central threat, although some viewers may be displeased by the treatment of Lee Thompkins.

Episode Info

Gordon discovers the weapon the Court of Owls will use to destroy Gotham, which leads him on a dangerous path as he tracks it down. Meanwhile, Kathryn and Temple Shaman reveal their next move to Bruce; and Ivy comes to Selina's aid.

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
Camila Pérez
BD Wong
Professor Hugo Strange
John Stephens
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Critic Reviews for Heroes Rise: Light the Wick

Until Steve Harvey becomes the Pope, there is not an actor-to-role combination better than Wong and Strange, except for maybe Wong and the transgender cyber-terrorist he plays on Mr. Robot.

May 16, 2017 | Full Review…

It's really a shame to see the Lee Thompkins character reduced to nothing more than a madwoman in the back half of this season. There used to be layers there, but now there's just exaggerated emotional freakouts.

Jul 19, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Two pieces of the puzzle are quickly coming together for the Court of Owls' plan to devastate Gotham, but there's one wild card they seemingly were not expecting: the return of Oswald Cobblepot from his watery grave.

May 16, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Another solid episode, but it would have been better had some of the subplots had more time to play out.

Jul 19, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Even the show's more ardent hanger-ons are likely getting bored of this game.

May 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Surely, it cannot last, but, for now, the boundaries between the protagonists and antagonists of Gotham have never felt more permeable and I love it.

May 16, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Gotham wisely delegates much of the focus on the aforementioned Court of Owls, which actually gets more screen time here than perhaps it ever has in a single episode.

May 16, 2017 | Full Review…

The return of Barnes and Hugo Strange provided some highlights in a rather harried chapter that rushed us through Jim's time as man trying to thwart the Court from within.

May 16, 2017 | Rating: 6.6/10 | Full Review…

After many tense episodes of separation, Gotham put Penguin and Nygma back together again -- at least physically.

May 16, 2017 | Full Review…