Gotham

  1. Episode 22 All Happy Families Are Alike
    Gotham Recap: The Women of Gotham Everything tonight suggests that the show’s creators ran out of gas several episodes ago.
  2. Episode 21 The Anvil and the Hammer
    Gotham Recap: Fetishes Are Weird! A needlessly dumb and exhausting episode.
  3. Episode 20 Under the Knife
    Gotham Recap: Riddler Begins, Kind Of! One of the most ambitious installments of Gotham yet.
  4. Episode 19 Beasts of Prey
    Gotham Recap: Fish Mooney vs. Not-Quite-Mike Piazza Tonight’s episode makes it seem as if progress won’t come to Gotham City without a lot of throat-clearing. 
  5. Episode 18 Everyone Has a Cobblepot
    Gotham Recap: Jeffrey Combs Is Franken-Woman! Leave it to Gotham to chase one of its best episode with one of its worst.
  6. Episode 17 Red Hood
    Gotham Recap: Deductive Plotting FTW It’s been a while since the show’s creators not only tried but also achieved a Batman: The Animated Series–like tone, but Gus Floyd’s story nails it.
  7. Episode 16 The Blind Fortune Teller
    Gotham Recap: Again With the Fruit Brute? Don Draper Lite strikes again! 
  8. Episode 15 The Scarecrow
    Gotham Recap: Chilling With Master B Tonight’s episode stinks on multiple levels.
  9. Episode 14 The Fearsome Dr. Crane
    Gotham Recap: Boom, Mooney-Pirate Fight! Whether tonight’s episode is good or not will probably depend on next week’s episode.
  10. Episode 13 Welcome Back, Jim Gordon
    Gotham Recap: [Cruddy Guitar Rock Music Intensifies] At last, an episode of Gotham that doesn’t feel like it exists in a vacuum!
  11. Episode 12 What the Little Bird Told Him
    Gotham Recap: Finally, a Decent Episode! Thanks to some masterful directorial decisions, tonight’s episode is more restrained and purposeful.
  12. Episode 11 Rogues’ Gallery
    Gotham Recap: Arkham Asylum Welcome back, Gotham. It’s like you never took a midseason break.
  13. Episode 10 Lovecraft
    Gotham Recap: A Very Eloquent Gaze Almost everyone is revealed to be a sociopath.
  14. Episode 9 Harvey Dent
    Gotham Recap: Harvey Dent Hello, Harvey Dent.
  15. Episode 8 The Mask
    Gotham Recap: The Mask We need to talk about Bruce Wayne.
  16. Episode 7 Penguin’s Umbrella
    Gotham Recap: Out of Love The best Gotham episode we’ve seen yet.
  17. Episode 6 Spirit of the Goat
    Gotham Recap: The Hussy’s Demon Purse Apparently, a serial killer can be named the Goat, and that’s okay.
  18. Episode 5 Viper
    Gotham Recap: What’s Altruism? Gotham’s still treading water.
  19. Episode 4 Arkham
  20. Episode 3 The Balloonman
    Gotham Recap: Up, Up, and Away Whither the Reaper?
  21. Episode 2 Selina Kyle
    Gotham Recap: Hose Down the Room Guest stars Carol Kane, Lili Taylor, Frank Whaley, and Richard Kine brought their A games.
  22. Episode 1 Pilot
  1. Episode 12 Mr. Freeze
    Gotham Recap: Strong Emotions How many times are we supposed to forgive James Gordon?
  2. Episode 11 Worse Than a Crime
    Gotham Recap: Tazed in the Face If you watch Gotham for anything but its performances, it will almost certainly break your heart.
  3. Episode 10 The Son of Gotham
    Gotham Recap: Some Fun, At Last! If you wade through the predictable twists, you’ll find two genuinely bonkers fight scenes at the end of this episode.
  4. Episode 9 A Bitter Pill to Swallow
    Gotham Recap: There Is No Rock Bottom How many characters are going to die before Jim Gordon learns to control his temper?
  5. Episode 8 Rise of the Villains: Tonight’s the Night
    Gotham Recap: Scream Bloody Murder The episode’s plotting is overly reliant on canned decisions and cheap cop-outs.
  6. Episode 7 Rise of the Villains: Mommy’s Little Monster
    Gotham Recap: No Emotionally Stable People Gotham really needs to slow down and let characters enjoy each other’s company.
  7. Episode 6 Rise of the Villains: By Fire
    Gotham Recap: Who Let James Gordon Be a Cop? Everything Gotham has gotten wrong in the past season and a quarter, crammed into an hour-long installment.
  8. Episode 5 Scarification
    Gotham Recap: And Then That One Guy Blew Up “Scarification” is the first episode of Gotham’s second season that is, for better and worse, a must-see. 
  9. Episode 4 Strike Force
    Gotham Recap: There Goes the Cavalry! Don’t like what you see on the show? Just wait, it’ll change in a moment!
  10. Episode 3 Rise of the Villains: The Last Laugh
    Gotham Recap: Melrose Bat-Place The people of Gotham City may be dumb, but they can’t be that dumb. Can they?
  11. Episode 2 Knock, Knock
    Gotham Recap: Placeholder Drama A bunch of stuff happens tonight on Gotham, but none of it makes sense.
  12. Episode 1 Damned If You Do …
    Gotham Recap: Oh No, Barbara’s Evil Now Welcome back to Gotham, where everything looks different, but nothing has changed.

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