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Gotham

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: 1x18 -- Everyone Has a Cobblepot (Mar/02/2015)


While Gordon seeks information about the recent controversy with Commissioner Loeb, Fish's allegiance with the prisoners is questioned when she appears to join forces with Dr. Dulmacher. Meanwhile, after an attack close to home, Bruce deals with the aftermath.


Prev: 1x17 -- Red Hood (Feb/23/2015)


While Jim and Harvey try to track down the Red Hood Gang, Alfred receives a visit from an old friend. Meanwhile, Oswald discovers that Maroni has indicted his liquor supply and Butch offers him help.


Available Episodes

Red Hood
Feb 23, 2015
Season 1 episode 17

The Blind Fortune Te..
Feb 16, 2015
Season 1 episode 16

The Scarecrow
Feb 09, 2015
Season 1 episode 15

The Fearsome Dr. Cra..
Feb 02, 2015
Season 1 episode 14

Welcome Back, Jim Go..
Jan 26, 2015
Season 1 episode 13

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: 73
Rating: 4 likes, 3 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, 2 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
1x17: Red Hood recap: A van pulls up to a bank and several men get out. They walk in and one of them puts on a red hood. When one of the others wonder what it is, the one wearing it says that he made it up to spice things up. They go in and order everyone down, and the hooded man--Gus Floyd---says that he's there for the bank's money and nobody will get hurt if they stay calm. While his fellow robbers grab the money, Floyd jokes with the customers. A bank guard grabs his gun and opens fire,, but misses. Surprised, Floyd realizes that he's unharmed and laughs in triumph. The robbers run out of time and run out... read more.

1x16: The Blind Fortune Teller recap: Bruce has dozed off on his sofa, his files in hand... read more.

1x15: The Scarecrow recap: As a storm strike Gotham, 63-year-old high school teacher Gennaro Marx returns to his apartment and closes the window. He hears someone behind him and turns to find a man standing silhouetted in the window. The man walks forward, revealing that he's made up as a zombie. Another man comes in the door and the old man panics... read more.

1x14: The Fearsome Dr. Crane recap: A man in a suit drags a hooded and bound figure to the edge of a tall building, and then lifts him up into the air with a crane and suspends him over space. The man then removes his prisoner's hood and wakes him up, and puts a hangman's noose around his neck. The prisoner begs his captor to stop, and the man checks his prisoner's heartbeat. Satisfied, he cuts through the rope and the man falls several stories before the noose snaps his neck... read more.

1x13: Welcome Back, Jim Gordon recap: Two men take Fish on a gurney to a hidden room and chain her up. She dismisses them as the B team, and they say that Bob, one of their top guys, will be taking care of her. Bob comes in and wishes Fish a good morning... read more.
Crew

Developer: Bruno Heller
Executive Producer: Bruno Heller, Danny Cannon, James Stephens (2), John Stephens
Co-Executive Producer: Ben Edlund, Ken Woodruff
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 (11 eps)
David Zayas as Sal Maroni (8 eps)
J.W. Cortes as Detective Alvarez (8 eps)
Alex Corrado as Gabe (7 eps)
Makenzie Leigh as Liza (7 eps)
Richard Kind as Mayor Aubrey James (6 eps)
Clare Foley as Ivy Pepper (6 eps)
Carol Kane as Gertrud Kapelput (5 eps)
Morena Baccarin as Dr. Leslie Thompkins (5 eps)
Chelsea Spack as Kristin Kringle (5 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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