Gotham: Season 5 (2018 - 2019)


Season 5

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Gotham concludes in a glorious free-for-all that takes full advantage of the series' dense roster of colorful villains, making for an extended climax that is equal parts daffy and thrilling.



Critic Ratings: 20


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User Ratings: 555

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Air date: Jan 3, 2019

Jim Gordon and Bruce Wayne face the chaos Gotham City has become. Their mission to keep the city safe becomes more complicated as the villains who survived the attack on the city begin to resurface and claim various territories. Meanwhile, Selina Kyle grapples with how to deal with her uncertain future in the all-new "Year Zero" season premiere episode of GOTHAM.

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Air date: Jan 10, 2019

Gordon and Bullock investigate a location where several kids have been kidnapped. Barbara proves to be an unlikely ally to Gordon. Meanwhile, Bruce looks into an alleged witch with healing powers for Selina, and Nygma deals with demons of his own.

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Air date: Jan 17, 2019

With the creation of Haven as a safe place for refugees, Gordon hopes to stop the gang fighting in Gotham. Meanwhile, Selina is determined to find Jeremiah and she convinces Bruce to help her. Then, Penguin goes to Haven to reclaim his staff.

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Air date: Jan 24, 2019

Gordon and Penguin are forced to work together and alliances are shaken when Lucius, Nygma and Barbara all have different ideas of the culprit behind recent events at Haven. Meanwhile, Selina continues her quest for revenge against Jeremiah.

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Air date: Jan 31, 2019

A military task force, led by Eduardo Dorrance, is called in to provide relief to Gotham. Meanwhile, Nygma looks for answers from Penguin, who leads him back to Hugo Strange. Then, Bruce is concerned about Selina's recent behavior.

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Air date: Feb 14, 2019

Gordon assembles an unlikely team to protect Gotham from Eduardo Dorrance and his Delta Force. Just as Lee Thompkins resurfaces, Barbara reveals shocking news that will change Gordon's life forever. Meanwhile, Selina and Penguin team up to outsmart fellow villain Magpie.

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Air date: Feb 21, 2019

Gordon races to uncover the criminal element threatening to end talks of Gotham's reunification with the mainland. A very much alive Jeremiah returns and organizes a twisted recreation of the murder of Bruce's parents with the help of Jervis Tetch aka Mad Hatter.

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Air date: Feb 28, 2019

Bullock's past comes back to haunt him when he and Gordon investigate two murders at Sirens. Meanwhile, Bruce and Alfred explore the tunnels beneath the city, and Penguin and Nygma's plans to escape are thwarted by the least likely of suspects.

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Air date: Mar 7, 2019

After Gordon is shot in an attempt to establish a cease-fire, he hallucinates a trial for his life that could have deadly real consequences. Meanwhile, Ivy returns and puts her spell on Bruce, leaving Selina to defend herself. Lee has a life-changing moment as Barbara and Penguin consider their next moves.

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Air date: Mar 21, 2019

On the precipice of Gotham's reunification, Gordon and Bruce face a newly transformed Eduardo, and discover the real mastermind behind the city's current chaos. Meanwhile, a pregnant Barbara turns to Lee for help.

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Set in DC's infamous city, this series follows Detective James Gordon's life in Gotham before Batman's arrival.

Cast & Crew

David Mazouz
Bruce Wayne
Chris Chalk
Lucius Fox
Erin Richards
Barbara Kean
Cory Michael Smith
Edward Nygma/The Future Riddler
Benjamin McKenzie
Detective James Gordon
Robin Taylor
Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin
Donal Logue
Harvey Bullock
Morena Baccarin
Leslie Thompkins
Camren Bicondova
Selina Kyle/The Future Catwoman
Jessica Lucas
Tabitha Galavan
Crystal Reed
Sofia Falcone
Drew Powell
Butch Gilzean
J.W. Cortes
Detective Alvarez
Cameron Monaghan
Jerome Valeska
Shane West
Eduardo Durrance/Bane
Kelcy Griffin
Detective Harper
Hunter Jones
Will Thomas
John Stephens
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Critic Reviews for Gotham Season 5

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (4)

This ending ensures a legacy alongside the other prominent Bat-stories, but it's the series' gonzo approach to a cop drama that distinguishes it altogether.

Jun 4, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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The finale felt more obligatory than soaring, bringing the show to a landing that felt mildly satisfying, but more than anything, overdue.

Apr 26, 2019 | Full Review…
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After a season of brutality and heartbreak, devastating defeat, and a hard-won victory, this finale just felt too neat.

Jun 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Gotham's final season isn't a complete and total trainwreck, nor does it ruin past seasons that came before, but it's a massive disappointment for a show that fully embraced how dark and ridiculous it was.

Jun 4, 2019 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

Unfortunately for the viewers, what we got was pretty much more of what season four had been: bland villains and misguided storylines.

Apr 29, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

As Gotham's end began this Thursday, the Fox drama efficiently gave us the lay of the No Man's Land, before delving into decidedly deadly dealings between Penguin and those who dare challenge him.

Apr 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Gotham returned from its hiatus last week, and delivered yet another impressive instalment in what is quickly shaping up to be the series' best season.

Apr 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Gotham continues doing what it does well without pushing boundaries or offering up too many surprises

Mar 13, 2019 | Full Review…

"Gotham" doesn't get enough respect. The Fox show isn't part of super-producer Greg Berlanti's Arrowverse...But while "Gotham," now in its fifth and final season, has always been separate, it has never been lesser.

Mar 6, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Gotham at its best. Is there any way we can beg, plead and demand a sixth season?

Mar 2, 2019 | Rating: 9.5/10 | Full Review…

[Gotham is] a ride that's ending soon, but one I'm glad decided early to release the safety switch and fly, balloon-like, right off the tracks.

Jan 17, 2019 | Full Review…

"Year Zero" set the tone for where Gotham is going for their final season with a bang. There's no time for small henchmen or empty threats. Gotham City is at war and the villains/heroes are here to slay.

Jan 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Gotham: Season 5

  • Nov 10, 2020
    Full of action and the final season 5 was a good end for all the seasons. All villains was descriped perfectly and played their roles with style. 5 stars for me 🙂👍
  • Aug 12, 2020
    A fun end to a really great series that is just as entertaining as ever.
  • Jul 01, 2020
    That last season was worst performance Mckenzie and Mazouz. As Gordon McKenzie made a lot of inexpressives faces and in the other hand Mazouz seems to try to make a Batman's voice in every scene. The casting was in other level of acting as always what make the show great for whom like Batman's World. The last episode was amazing because the fantastic plan and acting of the Joker and the first Batman's apearence that so "Batman". I didnt know that the show was over in the 12° episode, so I was thrilled and so hoping that the show will get better because of the action of this episode, sorry that was the last one.
  • Jun 07, 2020
    Gotham takes you on a classic cop journey all the way though
  • Jun 04, 2020
    Su temporada final es digna de tan entretenida serie.
  • May 15, 2020
    One of the best comic series ever made
  • Apr 23, 2020
    Completely unrealastic show in every way. The main villains stay alive no matter what, especially Penguin who scoffs and kills right infront of police face and they do nothing. Cops can't shoot or wont shoot, bad guys rule all day and night. I wonder how Gotham never ran out of people to kill who arent viallains. I wish they followed their own story instead of being so predictable to who lives or dies. Bruce is the most represed, naive, stupid and idiot kid in the whole show, which completely doesnt not make sense to how he became The Batman.
  • Apr 12, 2020
    This season is really mixed for me the finale is so disappointing did Joker feels stuffed like they had to put him in there To please the fans My grade: C+
  • Feb 22, 2020
    This truly is the end! Gotham is amazing and every aspect of this season was great exepct for the 12 episodes! Ridicoulous and some characters weren't even seen in the finale!
  • Jan 25, 2020
    It's a real pity that the world that was so pain-stakingly built was destroyed in this season by terrible writing. People acting out of character, plot faults and simplistic storytelling ruined the ending of Gotham.

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