Gotham - Season 2, Episode 11 - Rotten Tomatoes

Rise of the Villains: Worse Than a Crime



Critic Consensus: "Worse Than a Crime" is an effective, action-packed mid-season finale that ties up loose ends and makes room for neglected characters while leaving the future wide open.

Episode Info

In the Season 2 fall finale, Bruce is kidnapped; and Gordon forges some unlikely alliances in his quest to rescue him.


Benjamin McKenzie
as James Gordon
Donal Logue
as Harvey Bullock
Morena Baccarin
as Dr. Leslie Thompkins
Michael Chiklis
as Capt. Nathaniel Barnes
Sean Pertwee
as Alfred Pennyworth
Robin Lord Taylor
as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin
Erin Richards
as Barbara Kean
David Mazouz
as Bruce Wayne
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
Nathan Darrow
as Victor Fries/Mr. Freeze
Natalie Alyn Lind
as Silver St. Cloud
Ron Rifkin
as Father Creed
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Critic reviews for Rise of the Villains: Worse Than a Crime

If the point of a fall finale is to tease, hint, and set up what's coming after the break, bravo Gotham. 'More Than a Crime' has me doubly excited for season two to recommence come February.

December 1, 2015 | Full Review…

Even though most episodes of Gotham leave me with my jaw open, disbelieving what I've just seen, last night's episode actually has me doubting my own sanity.

July 19, 2018 | Full Review…

We definitely did not see that one coming, although it was a nice callback to the pilot...

July 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Too many shows throw plot lines at the script like spaghetti at the wall, hoping that something will stick. Gotham is one of the only shows I can think of that has successfully made it an art form.

July 18, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

"Worse Than a Crime" is almost criminally uneven, reflecting the unevenness that has plagued the "Rise of the Villains" season all fall.

December 7, 2015 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

[Galavan's] importance to the narrative has held the year back, but last night's "Worse Than a Crime," the midseason finale, distanced the season from Galavan, and repurposed the character in a curious way for potential use in the future.

December 1, 2015 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

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