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as James Gordon
as Harvey Bullock
as Bruce Wayne
as Dr. Leslie Thompkins
as Alfred Pennyworth
as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin
as Barbara Kean
as Capt. Nathaniel Barnes
as Selina Kyle
as Edward Nigma
as Tabitha Galavan
as Lucius Fox
as Butch Gilzean
as Poison Ivy/Ivy Pepper
as Jervis Tetch/Mad Hatter
as Carmine Falcone
as Valerie Vale
as Ra's Al Ghul
as Frank Gordon
as Winston Peters
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Critic reviews for Heroes Rise: How the Riddler Got His Name
Straight up, this episode as a whole is terribly paced ... But underneath the mess episode writer Megan Mostyn-Brown has a ton of genuinely clever fun with Eddie and Oswald's relationship.
While the main plot was highly entertaining, the subplots didn't inspire a ton of confidence.
Ed has slowly evolved into one of the most fascinating villains on Gotham. Cory Michael Smith has long had a blast in the role, but this week, we finally get our first true taste of the show's version of one of Batman's signature roles.
The occasional swells of creepy Elfman-esque music and well-composed shots of the grey, gruesome city can't make up for a multitude of plot holes and overkill dynamics.
An episode that continued building the mental madness that Season 3 has so far delivered, tonight's installment also dropped some big twists and badass sequences that seem to be leading fans down a particular Bat-avenue.
Nygma spends the episode transforming into The Riddler. The problem? The whole idea of the transformation is treated like a joke, as if Nygma can never really become a villain because he's going about it the wrong way and for the wrong reasons.
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