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: 2x14 -- Wrath of the Villains: This Ball of Mud and Meanness (Mar/14/2016)

Alfred and Selina help Bruce on his quest to find his parents' killer, Matches Malone. Meanwhile, Gordon follows up with Edward Nygma on Kristen Kringle's whereabouts and Hugo Strange BD Wong) continues his treatment to reduce Penguin's aggression.

Prev: 2x13 -- Wrath of the Villains: A Dead Man Feels No Cold (Mar/07/2016)

The new Mr. Freeze leaves a frozen swath of corpses across Gotham City as he attempts to find and save his dying wife. Meanwhile, Bruce learns more about the man who killed his parents, and Oswald undergoes radical therapy at Arkham.

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Benjamin McKenzieBenjamin McKenzie
As Lt. James Gordon (as Ben McKenzie)
Donal LogueDonal Logue
As Detective Harvey Bullock
David MazouzDavid Mazouz
As Bruce Wayne
Morena BaccarinMorena Baccarin
As Dr. Leslie Thompkins (season 2+)
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
James FrainJames Frain
As Theo Galavan (season 2)



Reviews: 63
Rating: 5 likes, 3 dislikes

not batman-y enough for most avid fans
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Review posted on Tuesday, September 23rd 2014 at 6:05 am


Reviews: 11
Rating: 2 likes, 4 dislikes

deleted the show after 10 minutes of episode 1.
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Review posted on Tuesday, November 25th 2014 at 6:24 am

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2x13: Wrath of the Villains: A Dead Man Feels No Cold recap: The police drive to Ace Chemicals when the alarms go off. Jim and Harvey go in and wonder everyone is, and Jim warns the officers that Victor was spotted entering the building 20 minutes ago, and he's extremely dangerous. They go in find cops frozen solid. Continuing on, the officers find another guard impaled by icicles, and a badge belonging to a missing night janitor. They confirm that a canister of liquid helium is gone, and another frozen corpse is there with the words "Free my wife" written in the ice... read more.

2x12: Wrath of the Villains: Mr. Freeze recap: Jim testifies to the police board, including Dent, about how he located Bruce at Theo's residence and killed Father Creel and his men. Barnes is present and listens as Jim says that he was unable to arrest Barnes arrested him. Jim then testifies that Oswald and his men abducted Theo and he followed them, but was unable to locate them. He then fled the city out of concern for Leslie. Dent points out that Theo was found beaten and shot to death, and Jim says that he wasn't present at the time of his murder even though he was. Dent has Jim testify that he had nothing to do with Theo's murder... read more.

2x11: Rise of the Villains: Worse Than a Crime recap: A wounded Alfred staggers across the land fill after the garbage truck he fell into dumps him off. Tabitha and two of her men are closing in... read more.

2x10: Rise of the Villains: The Son of Gotham recap: A woman runs down the street until the mugger following her shoves her down, takes her purse, and draws a gun. As he prepares to shoot her, someone grabs the mugger and yanks him into the shadows... read more.

2x9: Rise of the Villains: A Bitter Pill to Swallow recap: The newspapers are filled with headlines about Theo being arrested. Tabitha is on the streets and goes to a bar. She says that she was told to order a Highsmith Royale, and gives the bartender a wad of money. Once he counts it, a door opens in the back and Tabitha goes through. A casino is running in the back and Tabitha sits down next to the Lady. She says that she needs aperson killed and had heard that the Lady employs the best. The Lady points out that Tabitha's brother is the ex-mayor and wonders why she's there, and Tabitha admits that her aim is off. Tabitha says that it's business and wants a cop dead the same day. The Lady says that she guarantees her work and Tabitha gives her a photo of Jim... read more.
Recurring Guests

Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean (15 eps)
J.W. Cortes as Detective Alvarez (14 eps)
Chelsea Spack as Kristin Kringle (13 eps)
David Zayas as Sal Maroni (11 eps)
Alex Corrado as Gabe (11 eps)
Carol Kane as Gertrud Kapelput (10 eps)
Morena Baccarin as Dr. Leslie Thompkins (9 eps)
Clare Foley as Ivy Pepper (9 eps)
Ian Quinlan as Carl Pinkney (9 eps)
Richard Kind as Mayor Aubrey James (8 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Crime
Status: Returning Series
Network: FOX ( USA)
Airs: Mondays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 22, 2014
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