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.
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 Fish Mooney
as Victor Fries/Mr. Freeze
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.
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.
Everything here was obviously shot to feel like a series finale in case the show didn't get its last-minute renewal.
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.
Using the Tetch virus as a storytelling tool is a smart choice, as it gives the finale a sense of urgency.
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.
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