Gotham - Season 3, Episode 2 - Rotten Tomatoes

Mad City: Burn the Witch



Critic Consensus: "Burn the Witch" functions as a transitional episode - introducing an iconic villiain, tying up some loose threads from last season, and laying the groundwork for intriguing new plot and character arcs for season 3.

Episode Info

Gordon teams with reporter Valerie Vale to find Fish Mooney, who's taken it upon herself to find Hugo Strange; Penguin's popularity soars due to his criticism of the GCPD; Bruce's investigation of the Court of Owls is endangered; and Ivy Pepper returns to Gotham.


Benjamin McKenzie
as James Gordon
Donal Logue
as Harvey Bullock
David Mazouz
as Bruce Wayne
Morena Baccarin
as Dr. Leslie Thompkins
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
Jessica Lucas
as Tabitha Galavan
Chris Chalk
as Lucius Fox
Drew Powell
as Butch Gilzean
Maggie Geha
as Poison Ivy/Ivy Pepper
Michael Chiklis
as Capt. Nathaniel Barnes
Jada Pinkett Smith
as Fish Mooney
B.D. Wong
as Hugo Strange
Jamie Chung
as Valerie Vale
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Critic reviews for Mad City: Burn the Witch

The real crime? All this drama came at the expense of an appearance by BD Wong as Hugo Strange.

September 27, 2016 | Full Review…

But despite a few standout elements, the results are too close to the nonsensical plot mechanics that sunk its previous years on air. And even when the story tries to pull out an old familiar feeling, the results are unconvincing at best.

December 12, 2017 | Full Review…

Goodbye preteen Ivy, and hello seductive Poison Ivy! Gotham wasted no time in introducing the iconic Batman villain in season three, after her run-in with one of Indian Hill's escaped experiments.

September 27, 2016 | Full Review…

Monday night's episode of Gotham takes our story in some wildly new directions, setting the stage for a Season 3 that's harder to predict than we thought going in. Nothing is certain in Fox's lunatic-dark DC Comics drama, which is really quite wonderful.

September 27, 2016 | Full Review…

It's clear that Gotham ultimately determined it simply didn't know what to do with Ivy in the context that it created for her.

September 27, 2016 | Full Review…

Cheers to B.D. Wong's reactions and Hugo Strange being the unexpected comic relief of the night.

July 18, 2018 | Full Review…

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