Gotham

59% Essential | Most Essential e7 | 22 Episodes
Pilot

S1E1: Pilot

Essential: 33.333333333333% Yes | 66.666666666667% No

Detective James Gordon performs his work in the dangerously corrupt city of Gotham, which consistently teeters between good and evil.

Selina Kyle

S1E2: Selina Kyle

Essential: 66.666666666667% Yes | 33.333333333333% No

Gordon and Billock investigate a child trafficking ring; Penguin shows up in the countryside and begins making his way back to the city.

The Balloonman

S1E3: The Balloonman

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Gordon and Bullock track down a vigilante who uses weather balloons to kill corrupt citizens; Cobblepot gets a job close to a major figure in the underworld.

Arkham

S1E4: Arkham

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Politicians on both sides of the Arkham district issue are in danger as the vote approaches; Gordon gets a visit from an old friend.

Viper

S1E5: Viper

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Gordon and Bullock seek out the source of a new street drug that is killing users; Cobblepot gets deeper into Maroni's inner circle; Fish Mooney continues to plot against Falcone.

Spirit of the Goat

S1E6: Spirit of the Goat

Essential: 33.333333333333% Yes | 66.666666666667% No

Bullock is faced with traumatic memories of a similar case from the past when a killer targets the first-born of the city's elite.

Penguin's Umbrella

S1E7: Penguin's Umbrella

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As violence escalates between Maroni and Falcone, Penguin unveils a new piece of his strategy, making Gordon deal with the consequences of sparing his life.

The Mask

S1E8: The Mask

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Gordon and Bullock investigate a man who runs a deadly fight club; Bruce returns to school and is visited by a new friend.

Harvey Dent

S1E9: Harvey Dent

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Harvey Dent encourages Gordon to work with Mayor James on the Wayne murder case; Penguin contacts Mooney's secret weapon, Liza.

LoveCraft

S1E10: LoveCraft

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Selina leads her friend through Gotham, evading assassins on her trail; Gordon is reassigned to Arkham Asylum.

Rogues' Gallery

S1E11: Rogues' Gallery

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Gordon's assignment at Arkham gets off to a rocky start when a guard is murdered, prompting an investigation; Cobblepot builds his army.

What the Little Bird Told Him

S1E12: What the Little Bird Told Him

Essential: 66.666666666667% Yes | 33.333333333333% No

In hope of getting his job back, Gordon tries to apprehend a deranged genius named Jack Gruber who escaped from Arkham Asylum; Falcone struggles to keep his empire intact.

Welcome Back, Jim Gordon

S1E13: Welcome Back, Jim Gordon

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Gordon suspects an inside job when a homicide witness being held for questioning ends up dead; Cobblepot gives Fish Mooney a taste of her own medicine.

The Fearsome Dr. Crane

S1E14: The Fearsome Dr. Crane

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When Fish reveals one of Cobblepot's secrets, Maroni decides to test his loyalty; Gordon and Bullock search for a killer who targets those with severe phobias; Bruce confronts Gordon about his parents' case.

The Scarecrow

S1E15: The Scarecrow

Essential: 33.333333333333% Yes | 66.666666666667% No

Gordon and Bullock work to stop a biology teacher who has been harvesting the glands of his murder victims; Mooney continues plotting for power; Falcone tries to change Maroni's plan.

The Blind Fortune Teller

S1E16: The Blind Fortune Teller

Essential: 66.666666666667% Yes | 33.333333333333% No

The circus comes under attack while Gordon and Dr. Thompkins are in attendance; Falcone wants Butch Gilzean to help Penguin with the night club; Bruce meets with the Wayne Enterprises board.

Red Hood

S1E17: Red Hood

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Gordon and Bullock track the Red Hood gang; Selina bonds with Barbara; Fish tries to reclaim her place in the underworld.

Everyone Has a Cobblepot

S1E18: Everyone Has a Cobblepot

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As Gordon investigates the recent controversy with Comissioner Loeb, the prisoners question Fish's loyalty when she seems to join forces with Dr. Dulmacher (Colm Feore); Bruce deals with the aftermath of an attack.

Beasts of Prey

S1E19: Beasts of Prey

Essential: 66.666666666667% Yes | 33.333333333333% No

Gordon and Bullock investigate a cold case involving a serial killer who targeted young women; Fish plots her escape; Bruce and Selina talk to Reggie.

Under the Knife

S1E20: Under the Knife

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The Ogre (Milo Ventimiglia) targets someone close to Gordon; Bruce and Selina work together to expose a corrupt employee at Wayne Enterprises; Nygma defends Kristin Kringle.

The Anvil or the Hammer

S1E21: The Anvil or the Hammer

Essential: 66.666666666667% Yes | 33.333333333333% No

As Gordon and Bullock search for The Ogre, he works to break Barbara down; Penguin starts a war; Bruce learns the truth about Wayne Enterprises; Nygma deals with his actions.

All Happy Families Are Alike

S1E22: All Happy Families Are Alike

Essential: 66.666666666667% Yes | 33.333333333333% No

Fish takes on Maroni and Penguin in an effort to re-stake her claim on the city; Barbara and Leslie Thompkins are brought together; Bruce searches his home for hints his father may have left.

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Rise of the Villains: Damned If You Do ...

S2E1: Rise of the Villains: Damned If You Do ...

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Against his better judgment, Detective James Gordon asks Penguin for help; Bruce explores secrets hidden in his father's office.

Rise of the Villains: Knock, Knock

S2E2: Rise of the Villains: Knock, Knock

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After his reinstatement, Gordon tackles the deadly inmate escape from Arkham Asylum; Bruce turns to a friend of his father's for help; Nygma tries to ask Kristin Kringle out.

Rise of the Villains: The Last Laugh

S2E3: Rise of the Villains: The Last Laugh

Essential: 66.666666666667% Yes | 33.333333333333% No

Gordon faces off with Jerome (Cameron Monaghan); a magic show at a gala for the Gotham Children's Hospital becomes a hostage situation.

Rise of the Villains: Strike Force

S2E4: Rise of the Villains: Strike Force

Essential: 66.666666666667% Yes | 33.333333333333% No

Capt. Barnes assembles a law-abiding task force with Gordon's help; Penguin is caught up in a favor for Galavan.

Rise of the Villains: Scarification

S2E5: Rise of the Villains: Scarification

Essential: 33.333333333333% Yes | 66.666666666667% No

Galavan and Penguin team up with a dangerous Gotham family; Gordon struggles to maintain order when the rivalry between the Waynes and the Galavans resurfaces.

Rise of the Villains: By Fire

S2E6: Rise of the Villains: By Fire

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Bridgit Pike reunites with her brothers and decides to take control of her future; Nygma and Kringle's relationship reaches a new level; Galavan and Penguin battle for control.

Rise of the Villains: Mommy's Little Monster

S2E7: Rise of the Villains: Mommy's Little Monster

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When Butch takes him to the warehouse where Gertrude is being held, Penguin plans his revenge; Nygma faces the consequences of a deadly accident.

Rise of the Villains: Tonight's the Night

S2E8: Rise of the Villains: Tonight's the Night

Essential: 66.666666666667% Yes | 33.333333333333% No

Galavan asks Barbara to go after Jim Gordon; Barnes and Bullock track Barbara; Nygma has an encounter with a familiar face.

Rise of the Villains: A Bitter Pill to Swallow

S2E9: Rise of the Villains: A Bitter Pill to Swallow

Essential: 66.666666666667% Yes | 33.333333333333% No

As Gordon and Barnes work to clean up Gotham, Gordon runs into a dangerous hit man known as Eduardo Flamingo (Raul Castillo); Penguin and Nygma have another encounter; Bruce wants Galavan to reveal the name of his parents' killer.

Rise of the Villains: The Son of Gotham

S2E10: Rise of the Villains: The Son of Gotham

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Gordon interrogates a suspect with a connection to Galavan; Bruce gets closer to identifying his parents' killer.

Rise of the Villains: Worse Than a Crime

S2E11: Rise of the Villains: Worse Than a Crime

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Detective Jim Gordon turns to dangerous -- and unlikely -- allies for assistance when Bruce Wayne is abducted.

Wrath of the Villains: Mr. Freeze

S2E12: Wrath of the Villains: Mr. Freeze

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Penguin gives Gordon a hard time; a skilled cryogenics engineer named Victor Fries is involved in a body-snatching spree.

Wrath of the Villains: A Dead Man Feels No Cold

S2E13: Wrath of the Villains: A Dead Man Feels No Cold

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Gordon, Barnes and Bullock look to Nora for help in their search for Victor Fries; Penguin meets Hugo Strange; Alfred gives Bruce crucial information about his parents' murder.

Wrath of the Villains: This Ball of Mud and Meanness

S2E14: Wrath of the Villains: This Ball of Mud and Meanness

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Alfred and Selina help Bruce search for his parents' killer, Matches Malone; Gordon goes to Edward Nygma with Kristen Kringle's whereabouts; Hugo Strange continues working to reduce the Penguin's aggression.

Wrath of the Villains: Mad Grey Dawn

S2E15: Wrath of the Villains: Mad Grey Dawn

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Gordon and Bullock follow a trail of clues in a robbery, not knowing they were left by Nygma; Gordon receives an anonymous threat; Penguin meets his father; Bruce works on his street smarts.

Wrath of the Villains: Prisoners

S2E16: Wrath of the Villains: Prisoners

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After being removed from protective custody, Gordon faces new threats within the prison walls and must rely on a new friend for help; Penguin bonds with his father, while his step-mother and her children advance with their own plans.

Wrath of the Villains: Into the Woods

S2E17: Wrath of the Villains: Into the Woods

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Gordon steals his case file in an attempt to clear his name; Penguin discovers a secret about his father's death.

Wrath of the Villains: Pinewood

S2E18: Wrath of the Villains: Pinewood

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Barbara tries to make things right with Gordon; Hugo Strange disrupts Bruce and Alfred's attempt to track down Thomas Wayne's friend from Project Chimera.

Wrath of the Villains: Azrael

S2E19: Wrath of the Villains: Azrael

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Professor Strange is questioned by Gordon and Bruce, then sends a resurrected Galavan to confront Gordon; Nygma tries to learn more about Strange.

Wrath of the Villains: Unleashed

S2E20: Wrath of the Villains: Unleashed

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Azrael sparks Penguin's need for revenge; Bruce looks to Selina Kyle to help find Professor Strange as he dodges arrest for his experiments.

Wrath of the Villains: A Legion of Horribles

S2E21: Wrath of the Villains: A Legion of Horribles

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Hugo Strange manages to bring Fish Mooney back to life in Indian Hill; Bruce teams up with Gordon, Alfred and Lucius to help a friend who is in danger.

Wrath of the Villains: Transference

S2E22: Wrath of the Villains: Transference

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While Gordon, Bruce and Lucius are at Indian Hill, Hugo Strange's inmates plan to escape and start new lives, which poses a new threat to the city of Gotham.

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