Gotham - Season 2, Episode 6 - Rotten Tomatoes

Rise of the Villains: By Fire



Critic Consensus: Though season two continues to struggle with tonal consistency, "By Fire" sets up a fun showdown between some of Gotham's most explosive characters.

Episode Info

Bridgit Pike takes charge of her future after rejoining her brothers; Kringle and Nygma's relationship evolves; and Penguin and Galavan continue to fight for control of the underworld.


Benjamin McKenzie
as James Gordon
Donal Logue
as Harvey Bullock
Morena Baccarin
as Dr. Leslie Thompkins
Michael Chiklis
as Capt. Nathaniel Barnes
David Mazouz
as Bruce Wayne
Sean Pertwee
as Alfred Pennyworth
Robin Lord Taylor
as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin
Erin Richards
as Barbara Kean
Camren Bicondova
as Selina Kyle
Cory Michael Smith
as Edward Nigma
James Frain
as Theo Galavan
Jessica Lucas
as Tabitha Galavan
Chris Chalk
as Lucius Fox
Nick D'Agosto
as Harvey Dent/Two-Face
Drew Powell
as Butch Gilzean
Carol Kane
as Gertrud Kapelput
Clare Foley
as Ivy Pepper
Chelsea Spack
as Kristen Kringle
Natalie Alyn Lind
as Silver St. Cloud
Ian Quinlan
as Pinkney
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Critic reviews for Rise of the Villains: By Fire

All the different stories seemed to have come to a head, and now we're heading into something bigger.

October 27, 2015 | Full Review…

While I thought that Ed's storyline occasionally felt like it was crammed into an episode here and there, the slow, careful unspooling of the storyline really made me feel for Kristen.

August 22, 2018 | Full Review…

"By Fire" was one of the most relentlessly moronic episodes of television I have ever watched.

July 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Not only did it reveal just how Bridgit Pike transformed from weak victim to revenge-fueled villain, it also opened up the door to a whole new chapter of Batman mythology: Indian Hill!

July 19, 2018 | Full Review…

One of Gotham's best episodes yet - and, yes, we have been saying that a lot lately. Season 2 is getting better and better.

July 18, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The more out there this show is, the more I love it, and this one was pretty crazy.

October 27, 2015 | Full Review…

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