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Mad City: The Executioner



Critic Consensus: Benjamin McKenzie carries a fast-paced installment that calls into question on how many moral compromises a lawman can make before turning into just another a criminal.

Episode Info

Suspicious of Barnes, Gordon and Bullock examine the evidence of the murder at Lee and Mario's engagement party; Nygma turns to Penguin when he hasn't heard from Isabella; and Ivy reveals her identity to Selina and Bruce.


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
Benedict Samuel
as Jervis Tetch/Mad Hatter
James Carpinello
as Mario Calvi
Chelsea Spack
as Isabella
Costa Ronin
as Luka Volk
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Critic reviews for Mad City: The Executioner

It was a great character episode.

November 15, 2016 | Full Review…

This week's episode, "Executioner," was especially hard for Gordon-but at least there was light at the end of the tunnel for him when it comes to his ex Lee!

July 18, 2018 | Full Review…

The "Gotham" writers satisfyingly put an end to Captain Barnes' increasing insanity, and delved more into Ivy's drastic growth spurt.

July 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Problem is that his journey, though wrapped in some ridiculous yet satisfying comedy business, is likely too little too late for this iteration of the character.

December 12, 2017 | Full Review…

The Executioner proved Gotham is all the better for not going the slow and steady route with hot story lines.

November 26, 2016 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Isabella's demise feels rushed, a predictable and dull way to complicate what was otherwise a loving, productive relationship between Cobblepot and Nygma, while failing to provide any new insight into the characters.

July 18, 2018 | Full Review…
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