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Gotham



Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world's greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon's story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world's most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them-–the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face, and The Joker?

Gotham is an origin story of the great DC Comics super-villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist,” “Rome”), Gotham follows one cop's rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil, and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time.

Growing up in Gotham City's surrounding suburbs, James Gordon (Ben McKenzie, “Southland,” “The O.C.”) romanticized the city as a glamorous and exciting metropolis where his late father once served as a successful district attorney. Now, two weeks into his new job as a Gotham City detective and engaged to his beloved fiancée, Barbara Kean (Erin Richards, “Open Grave,” “Breaking In”), Gordon is living his dream – even as he hopes to restore the city back to the pure version he remembers it was as a kid.

Brave, honest and ready to prove himself, the newly-minted detective is partnered with the brash, but shrewd police legend Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue, “Sons of Anarchy,” “Terriers,” “Vikings,” “Copper”), as the two stumble upon the city's highest-profile case ever: the murder of local billionaires Thomas and Martha Wayne. At the scene of the crime, Gordon meets the sole survivor: the Waynes' hauntingly intense 12-year-old son, Bruce (David Mazouz, “Touch”), toward whom the young detective feels an inexplicable kinship. Moved by the boy's profound loss, Gordon vows to catch the killer.

As he navigates the often-underhanded politics of Gotham's criminal justice system, Gordon will confront imposing gang boss Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith, “The Matrix” franchise, “HawthoRNe”), and many of the characters who will become some of fiction's most renowned, enduring villains, including a teenaged Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman (acting newcomer Camren Bicondova) and Oswald Cobblepot/the Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor, “The Walking Dead”).

While the crime drama will follow Gordon's turbulent and singular rise through the Gotham City police department, led by Police Captain Sarah Essen (Zabryna Guevara, “Burn Notice”), it also will focus on the unlikely friendship Gordon forms with the young heir to the Wayne fortune, who is being raised by his unflappable butler, Alfred (Sean Pertwee, “Camelot,” “Elementary”). It is a friendship that will last them all of their lives, playing a crucial role in helping the young boy eventually become the crusader he's destined to be.

Gotham is based upon characters published by DC Entertainment and is produced by Warner Bros. Television. Executive producer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist”) wrote the pilot, which was directed and executive-produced by Emmy Award nominee Danny Cannon (the “CSI” franchise, “Nikita”). John Stephens will serve as an executive producer on the series (Source: Fox)


Episode Info

Next: 1x11 -- Rogues' Gallery (Jan/05/2015)


Det. Gordon's assignment at Arkham Asylum gets off to a rocky start when the murder of a guard ignites an investigation, leading him to meet Dr. Leslie Thompkins. Meanwhile, Cobblepot continues to build his army.


Prev: 1x10 -- LoveCraft (Nov/24/2014)


A killer stalks Selina, forcing her and Bruce to take refuge in Gotham. While Harvey and Alfred try to track down the two teenagers, Jim goes to Harvey to find out who betrayed Selina.


Available Episodes

LoveCraft
Nov 24, 2014
Season 1 episode 10

Harvey Dent
Nov 17, 2014
Season 1 episode 9

The Mask
Nov 10, 2014
Season 1 episode 8

Penguin's Umbrella
Nov 03, 2014
Season 1 episode 7

Spirit of the Goat
Oct 27, 2014
Season 1 episode 6

Cast
Benjamin McKenzieBenjamin McKenzie
As Lt. James Gordon (as Ben McKenzie)
Donal LogueDonal Logue
As Detective Harvey Bullock
David MazouzDavid Mazouz
As Bruce Wayne
Zabryna GuevaraZabryna Guevara
As Captain Sarah Essen
Sean PertweeSean Pertwee
As Alfred Pennyworth
Robin L. TaylorRobin L. Taylor
As Oswald "Penguin" Cobblepot (as Robin Lord Taylor)
Erin RichardsErin Richards
As Barbara Kean
Camren BicondovaCamren Bicondova
As Selina Kyle
Corey Michael SmithCorey Michael Smith
As Edward Nygma
Victoria CartagenaVictoria Cartagena
As Renee Montoya (episode 2+)

Reviews

Endless_Red

Reviews: 74
Rating: 4 likes, 2 dislikes

not batman-y enough for most avid fans
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Review posted on Monday, September 22nd 2014 at 11:05 pm

seeker9

Reviews: 13
Rating: 2 likes, 1 dislikes

deleted the show after 10 minutes of episode 1.
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Review posted on Monday, November 24th 2014 at 10:24 pm

2 reviews available
Recaps
1x10: LoveCraft recap: At Wayne Manor, a woman approaches the house and the gardener asks if she's lost. She assures him that she's where she's supposed to be, leaps on the man's back, and chokes him to death. Two of her men come over and cut open the gardener, and the woman--Copperhead--daubs her forehead with his blood... read more.

1x9: Harvey Dent recap: Jim returns home with Selina and discovers that Barbara is gone. He finds her note and reads it, and Barbara says that she can't handle the pressure and is leaving for a while. Selina wonders if she'll be staying there and Jim says that he'll find her somewhere. The sketch artist knocks at the door and Jim goes to let him in, and tells Selina that she's going to stay at Wayne Manor... read more.

1x8: The Mask recap: A man, Coleman Lawson, makes his way through an office building, panting for breath, and dons a mask. As he makes a break for it, another man wearing a mask attacks him and they attack each other with anything that comes to hand. Coleman's opponent finally proves triumphant, killing him with a blade from a paper cutter. He then turns to a security camera and holds up his hand in triumphant... read more.

1x7: Penguin's Umbrella recap: Oswald walks down the streets of Gotham with two bodyguards... read more.

1x6: Spirit of the Goat recap: Ten Years Ago.. read more.
Crew

Developer: Bruno Heller
Executive Producer: Bruno Heller, Danny Cannon, James Stephens (2), John Stephens
Co-Executive Producer: Ken Woodruff, Ben Edlund
Supervising Producer: Rebecca Dameron
Producer: Scott White
Co-Producer: Rebecca Cutter
Associate Producer: Annabelle K. Frost

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Recurring Guests

Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean (7 eps)
Richard Kind as Mayor Aubrey James (6 eps)
Makenzie Leigh as Liza (6 eps)
David Zayas as Sal Maroni (5 eps)
Carol Kane as Gertrud Kapelput (3 eps)
Danny Mastrogiorgio as Frankie Carbone (3 eps)
Kyle Massey as Mackey (3 eps)
Krista Braun as Journalist (3 eps)
J.W. Cortes as Detective Alvarez (3 eps)
Al Sapienza as Dick Lovecraft (2 eps)

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Warning: Gotham guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Crime
Status: New Series
Network: FOX ( USA)
Airs: Mondays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 22, 2014
Episode Order: 22
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