Gotham - Season 3, Episode 10 - Rotten Tomatoes

Mad City: Time Bomb



Critic Consensus: Edward Nygma steals the show in an episode that generously gives every member of the core cast a moment to shine.

Episode Info

A threat to Mario and Lee is revealed on the eve of their rehearsal dinner, which causes Falcone to turn to Jim for help. In other events, Nygma seeks revenge; and Bruce discovers more about the Court of Owls.


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
John Doman
as Carmine Falcone
Costa Ronin
as Luka Volk
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Critic reviews for Mad City: Time Bomb

Well, surprise surprise, it turns out you can't even get engaged to the son of a notorious crime boss in Gotham City anymore without having to worry about him getting infected with magical carnie blood and turning into a hulking rage-monster.

November 22, 2016 | Full Review…

Jim and Lee just aren't that interesting or sympathetic compared to literally everyone else on this show right now.

July 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Whether you're a good guy like Jim Gordon, an innocent bystander like Lee's fiance Mario, or even a villain like Edward Nygma or Tabitha Galavan, you're always ending up with the short end of the stick.

July 18, 2018 | Full Review…

"Time Bomb" wasn't a great episode, but it did use just about every Gotham performer in a meaningful way.

July 18, 2018 | Rating: 7.2/10 | Full Review…

That grotesque zig-zag style served this week's "Time Bomb" episode well.

December 12, 2017 | Full Review…

Never change, Barbara. You're perfect.

July 18, 2018 | Full Review…
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