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Gotham: Season 2 (2015-2016)




Critic Consensus: While still tonally uneven in season two, Gotham is back with a renewed focus, moving away from disjointed case-of-the-week plots into a darker, more stable serialized story.


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Season 2 of the gritty Batman prequelfinds Jim Gordon and Harvey Bullock dragged deeper into the fight for Gotham. The season's first half, subtitled "Rise of the Villains,"opens with Gordon being fired from the forceandBullock tendering his resignation; and Gordon teaming withCobblepot, now a crime boss, in an attempt at being reinstated. Other storylines find Theo Galavan (James Frain) masterminding the escape of a half-dozen murderous maniacs from Arkham Asylum;a new GCPD captain, Nathaniel Barnes (Michael Chiklis), joining forces with Gordon; and Galavan blackmailing Cobblepot into helping his quest to become mayor. The season's second half, subtitled "Wrath of the Villains," finds Cobblepot sent to Arkham Asylum, where he's treated by one Dr. Hugo Strange (BD Wong); the dastardly Mr. Freeze (Nathan Darrow) making his mark; and Bruce investigating his father's secrets.


Benjamin McKenzie
as James Gordon
Donal Logue
as Harvey Bullock
Morena Baccarin
as Dr. Leslie Thompkins
Michael Chiklis
as Det. Nathaniel Barnes
Sean Pertwee
as Alfred Pennyworth
Robin Lord Taylor
as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin
David Mazouz
as Bruce Wayne
Erin Richards
as Barbara Kean
Camren Bicondova
as Selina Kyle
James Frain
as Theo Galavan
Cory Michael Smith
as Edward Nigma
Jessica Lucas
as Tabitha Galavan
Chris Chalk
as Lucius Fox
Drew Powell
as Butch Gilzean
Nick D'Agosto
as Harvey Dent
B.D. Wong
as Hugo Strange
Tonya Pinkins
as Ms. Ethel Peabody
Ian Quinlan
as Carl Pinkney
Natalie Alyn Lind
as Silver St. Cloud
Zabryna Guevara
as Capt. Sarah Essen
Nathan Darrow
as Victor Fries/Mr. Freeze
Chelsea Spack
as Kristin Kringle
Carol Kane
as Gertrud Kapelput
Clare Foley
as Ivy Pepper
Stink Fisher
as Aaron Helzinger
Cameron Monaghan
as Jerome Valeska
Ron Rifkin
as Fr. Creel
Richard Kind
as Mayor James
Anthony Carrigan
as Victor Zsasz
Lucas Salvagno
as Sal Martinez
Victoria Cartagena
as Renee Montoya
Melinda Clarke
as Grace Van Dahl
Paulina Singer
as Josie Mac
Justin Mark
as Charles Van Dahl
Otto Sanchez
as Odgen Barker
Andrew Stewart Jones
as Crispus Allen
Kaley Ronayne
as Sasha Van Dahl
John Doman
as Carmine Falcone
Paul Reubens
as Elijah Van Dahl
Kit Flanagan
as The White Haired Woman
Kristen Hager
as Nora Fries
Peter Scolari
as Commissioner Loeb
Jada Pinkett Smith
as Fish Mooney
Jerry Dixon
as Curator (Mr. Thatch)
Lenny Platt
as Luke Garrett
Paul Pilcz
as Sonny Gilzean
Dustin Ybarra
as Robert Greenwood
Will Brill
as Dobkin
Todd Stashwick
as Richard Sionis
Mark Margolis
as Paul Cicero
Norm Lewis
as Deputy Mayor Harrison Kane
Jon Sklaroff
as Billy Boy
Raul Castillo
as Eduardo Flamingo
Julia Taylor Ross
as Karen Jennings
Tommy Flanagan
as The Knife
Saundra Santiago
as Janice Caulfield
Michael Potts
as Sid Bunderslaw
Michael Mulheren
as Randall Hobbs
Danny Hoch
as Pharmacist
Jamar Greene
as Cupcake
Thom Sesma
as Barthel
Danny Johnson
as Gus Freeman
Michael Bowen
as Matches Malone
Maria Thayer
as Scottie
Noah Robbins
as Evan Pike
Mary Joy
as Edwige
David Fierro
as Zaardon
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Critic Reviews for Gotham: Season 2

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (3)

Gotham is too silly to take seriously, but its mean-spirited nature makes it difficult for viewers to enjoy that silliness. What we're left with is a pale imitation of the darkness and depth that makes Batman's mythology such a rich world to explore.

January 2, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

For a piece of art that strives to be "fresh", it all feels worn, played out.

July 18, 2018 | Rating: 3/10 | Full Review…

This is the most visually impressive superhero show on TV with its film noir-inspired style and lighting, out-of-time setting, and big action scenes on impressive city sets.

October 6, 2016 | Full Review…

Gotham comes back for its second season even better than before. Featuring an ever-expanding cast of fascinating characters, the story arcs contained in this latest season are even more compelling than what we got from the show's onset.

August 18, 2016 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

The viewers who can't get over the changes are missing out on a treat. Gotham might change the Batman mythos, but few shows have captured the comic book aesthetic as well as the pulpy, cartoonishly violent Gotham.

August 8, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The show's second-season subtitle, Rise of the Villains, is great news for the bad guys-who, as always, are the best reason to watch.

September 30, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Gotham: Season 2


Super Reviewer

I was one of the few people who really enjoyed the first season. I thought it used everything that it possibly could to secure a memorable spot on the list of great TV shows. Unfortunately, the second season is not as good. The first half of the second season was a blast and I really enjoyed it. Theo Galavan was a very intriguing villain and the entire subplot about the Order of St. Dumas really was a great story line. The second half of the season, however, was very weak to me. I didn't like the entire Indian Hill premise and, even though I enjoyed B.D. Wong's portrayal of Hugo Strange, I didn't think the character was necessary as a part of the show. Some of the episodes of the second half that went back to some of the things we saw in the first half, however, were without a doubt the best. We got to see a very cool and dangerous version of Azrael and we got to see some more of my favorite character from the first season: Fish Mooney. Once again, I continue to be a fan of the show and I can't wait for season 3.


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