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Heroes Rise: How the Riddler Got His Name



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Episode Info

Nygma convinces himself that he doesn't need Penguin to succeed and begins to introduce himself to Gotham as "the Riddler." Bullock and Lucius Fox get caught up in Nygma's mind games while Gordon learns troubling news about his father's death. Meanwhile, the Court of the Owls reveals its next move.


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
Michael Chiklis
as Capt. Nathaniel Barnes
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
Benedict Samuel
as Jervis Tetch/Mad Hatter
John Doman
as Carmine Falcone
Jamie Chung
as Valerie Vale
Alexander Siddig
as Ra's Al Ghul
James Remar
as Frank Gordon
H. Foley
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.

April 25, 2017 | Full Review…

While the main plot was highly entertaining, the subplots didn't inspire a ton of confidence.

July 18, 2018 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

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.

July 18, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

May 17, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

April 25, 2017 | Full Review…

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.

April 25, 2017 | Full Review…
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