Gotham - Season 3, Episode 22 - Rotten Tomatoes

Heroes Rise: Heavydirtysoul



Critic Consensus: "HeavyDirtySoul" neatly ties the narrative strands of Gotham's third season together in a rousing climax, while promising a renewed focus on the city's heroes going forward.

Episode Info

Conclusion. In the Season 3 finale, the search for the antidote continues as the deadly virus spreads throughout the city; and Fish Mooney, the Riddler and Penguin reveal plans of their own. In other events, Bruce meets Ra's Al Ghul and completes his last task in order to fulfill his destiny, but realizes he can't let go of his past; Gordon tries to win back Lee; and past alliances within Gotham City are broken and new alliances are formed.


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
Jada Pinkett Smith
as Fish Mooney
Camila Perez
as Firefly
Nathan Darrow
as Victor Fries/Mr. Freeze
B.D. Wong
as Hugo Strange
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Critic reviews for Heroes Rise: Heavydirtysoul

Honestly, things had gotten so insane that it was genuinely shocking to me to see Gotham suddenly take such a large step back towards some semblance of normality.

July 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Season 3 was Gotham's best effort yet... With some savvy moves and maintaining true to the show's original premise, there's no reason to doubt Season 4 won't be just as entertaining.

July 19, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Everything here was obviously shot to feel like a series finale in case the show didn't get its last-minute renewal.

May 17, 2018 | Full Review…

It feels like a new chapter in this show is starting -- one that may finally see Gotham's heroes given the same narrative chances as its villains.

June 6, 2017 | Full Review…

Using the Tetch virus as a storytelling tool is a smart choice, as it gives the finale a sense of urgency.

July 19, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's been a bit dizzying to keep track of who wants to kill whom and why. But tonight's two-part finale sews up those dangling threads rather seamlessly and presents a new and, dare I say, optimistic vision for the future of this city.

June 6, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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