There are so many good episodes of Gotham, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Worse Than a Crime..." the best, or is "Into the Woods" your favorite episode of Gotham? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Gotham are, let's rank every Gotham episode from best to worst.
Gotham tells tales from the city in which future Batman, Bruce Wayne, grew up following the murder of his parents. The dramatic DC series stars Donal Logue, David Mazouz, Zabryna Guervera, Sean Pertwee, and Ben McKenzie as young James Gordon, the future police commission of Gotham City. Gotham premiered on Fox on September 22, 2014.
None of what you see on Gotham is cannon to the Batman Universe, so think of the series as an alternate universe. That being said, Gotham is actually a great way to learn about a lot of characters you wouldn't know about if you've only seen the movies. Gotham is heavily serialized, so make sure you start from the first episode if you're new to the series.
Vote up your favorite episodes of Gotham, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Gotham episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.
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Into the Woods Season 2 Episode 17: In an attempt to clear his name, Gordon steals his case file and asks Nygma for help. Meanwhile, Penguin awakens from his "conditioning" upon his father's death.
Destiny Calling / Heavydirtysoul Season 3 Episode 21: With the deadly virus spreading, the search for the antidote continues as Fish, Riddler and Penguin reveal plans of their own. And Bruce meets Ra’s al Ghul in the season finale.
The Son of Gotham Season 2 Episode 10: While Gordon challenges a suspect linked to Galavan, Bruce gets one step closer to discovering the name of his parents' killer.
Knock Knock Season 2 Episode 2: After reinstatement, Gordon is given the high-profile case tracking the deadly inmate escape from Arkham, while Bruce enlists the help of his father's old friend to unlock secrets.
Worse Than a Crime... Season 2 Episode 11: When Bruce Wayne is kidnapped, Gordon must look to some unlikely and dangerous allies for help. In this battle of the villains, not everyone makes it out alive in the fall finale.
Beware the Green-Eyed Monster Season 3 Episode 11: In the mid-season finale, the virus spreads in Gotham, while Mario and Gordon face off before the wedding; and Selina meets an unexpected face.
The Anvil or the Hammer Season 1 Episode 21: The Ogre breaks down Barbara's emotions, while Gordon & Bullock track him down. Meanwhile, Penguin leads a massacre, and Bruce learns the truth about Wayne Enterprises.
The Gentle Art of Making Enemies Season 3 Episode 14: With Jerome on the loose, Bruce and Alfred’s safety is compromised. Meanwhile, Nygma and Penguin confront their issues face-to-face in the winter finale.
The Blind Fortune Teller Season 1 Episode 16: Gordon takes Dr. Thompkins to the circus, but the day turns quickly when the circus comes under attack. Then, Falcone enlists Butch Gilzean to help Penguin with the nightclub.
Arkham Season 1 Episode 4: Gordon and Bullock must protect the City Council as a contentious Council vote on the future of the Arkham District approaches and politicians on both sides are in danger.
Anything For You Season 3 Episode 5: With crime in Gotham at an all-time high, Penguin struggles to uphold his promise to the city. Meanwhile, Butch goes down a dark path with the infamous Red Hood Gang.
Under the Knife Season 1 Episode 20: While Gordon and Bullock continue to investigate the Ogre, Bruce and Selina team up to expose corruption in Wayne Enterprises and Nygma comes to Ms. Kingle's defense.
Let Them Eat Pie Season 4 Episode 9: Sofia Falcone (CRYSTAL REED) and Penguin plan a fundraiser, but Professor Pyg shows up as the chef. And Bruce’s wild side gets in the way of his relationship with Alfred.
Prisoners Season 2 Episode 16: Gordon faces new threats after being removed from protective custody, while Penguin grows closer to his father and learns more about his step-family.
All Happy Families Are Alike Season 1 Episode 22: In the season finale, Gotham City's gang war reaches its boiling point, as Fish Mooney goes head-to-head with Maroni and Penguin in an attempt to restake her claim on the city.
Damned If You Do Season 2 Episode 1: In the season two premiere, Penguin is now King of Gotham and Gordon seeks his help when his moral compass wavers. Meanwhile Bruce Wayne explores his father's secrets.
Smile Like You Mean It Season 3 Episode 13: On the run from Gordon and Bullock, Dwight (DAVID DASTMALCHIAN) tries to revive Jerome (CAMERON MONAGHAN) and, in turn, activates his Gotham followers.
Welcome Back, Jim Gordon Season 1 Episode 13: When a key witness in a homicide ends up dead in police custody, Gordon suspects it was an inside job. Meanwhile, Penguin gives Fish a taste of her own medicine.
Everyone Has A Cobblepot Season 1 Episode 18: After the attack, Bruce deals with the aftermath. Meanwhile, Fish's allegiance with the prisoners is questioned when she appears to join forces with Dr. Dulmacher (COLM FEORE).
What the Little Bird Told Him Season 1 Episode 12: Gordon seeks to capture Jack Gruber, a deranged electrical genius who escapes Arkham. Meanwhile, Falcone struggles to hold on to his empire after Fish Mooney makes her next move.
The Blade's Path Season 4 Episode 5: Nygma comes face to face with Butch Gilzean, but he is not who he used to be. Sofia Falcone appeals to Penguin to protect her life. And Bruce takes bold actions with the dagger.
The Executioner Season 3 Episode 9: Gordon and Bullock (DONAL LOGUE) become suspicious of Barnes and comb through evidence of the murder, while Ivy reveals her identity to Selina and Bruce.
The Red Hood Season 1 Episode 17: Gordon & Bullock investigate the Red Hood gang after several robberies. Selina Kyle continues to bond with Barbara; and Fish Mooney tries to reclaim her position in the underworld.
Pax Penguina Season 4 Episode 1: In the season four premiere, Gordon fears Jonathan Crane/The Scarecrow is back in Gotham; meanwhile, Penguin’s licensing of crime in the city backfires.
Ghosts Season 3 Episode 12: While Bruce and Selina deal with the return of her mother (IVANA MILIČEVIČ), Falcone places a hit on Gordon after learning that he shot Mario.
Unleashed Season 2 Episode 20: Azrael is on the loose in Gotham City, sparking Penguin's need for revenge. Meanwhile, Bruce enlists the help of Selina Kyle to help track down Professor Strange.
Transference Season 2 Episode 22: While Gordon, Bruce and Lucius remain at Indian Hill, the city of Gotham will be met with a new threat as Hugo Strange's inmates devise a plan to escape in the season two finale.
This Ball of Mud and Meanness Season 2 Episode 14: While Gordon follows up with Nygma on Kristen Kringle's whereabouts, Alfred and Selina help Bruce find his parents' killer, Matches Malone (MICHAEL BOWEN).
The Mask Season 1 Episode 8: When a Gothamite is found beaten to death, Gordon and Bullock are intrigued by the motive and take on the case. Meanwhile, Bruce returns to school and has trouble making friends.
Scarification Season 2 Episode 5: Galavan & Penguin join forces with a dangerous family in Gotham. With the rivalry between the Waynes & the Galavans resurfacing, Gordon struggles to maintain order in the city.
The Fear Reaper Season 4 Episode 2: Under pressure to prove the GCPD is still in control, Gordon attempt to bring in Jonathan Crane, but puts himself in a dangerous situation at Arkham.
A Legion of Horribles Season 2 Episode 21: Hugo Strange welcomes back a familiar face to Gotham, after he resurrects Fish Mooney (former series star JADA PINKETT SMITH) at Indian Hill.
These Delicate and Dark Obsessions Season 3 Episode 16: While the Court of Owls devises a new plan for the future of Gotham, Gordon uncovers information about his father and uncle’s past with the organization.
Burn the Witch Season 3 Episode 2: Fish Mooney takes matters into her own hands to locate Hugo Strange (BD WONG), forcing Gordon to reluctantly team up with journalist Valerie Vale (JAMIE CHUNG) to find her.
How the Riddler Got His Name Season 3 Episode 15: Convinced that he doesn’t need Penguin to succeed, Nygma begins to introduce himself to Gotham as “The Riddler,” while Gordon learns some troubling news about his father’s death.
Fearsome Dr. Crane Season 1 Episode 14: While Gordon and Bullock hunt down a killer who targets victims with severe phobias, Fish Mooney reveals a secret of Oswald's, prompting Maroni (DAVID ZAYAS) to test his loyalty.
Pilot: Extended Version Season 1 Episode 1: In the series premiere, GOTHAM follows Jim Gordon as he navigates a dangerously corrupt city, and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time.
Viper Season 1 Episode 5: While Gordon and Bullock search for the source of a new street drug storming the streets of Gotham, Oswald Cobblepot works his way deeper into Maroni's inner circle.
Penguin's Umbrella Season 1 Episode 7: As violence between Maroni and Falcone escalates, Penguin reveals a new element of his manipulative strategy, forcing Gordon to deal with the consequences of his earlier decision.
Rogue's Gallery Season 1 Episode 11: Det. Gordon's assignment at Arkham Asylum gets off to a rocky start when the murder of a guard ignites an investigation, leading him to meet Dr. Leslie Tompkins (MORENA BACCARIN).
Things That Go Boom Season 4 Episode 10: While Gordon tries to broker a deal with Penguin that involves Sophia, Lee Thompkins gains more control over the Narrows.
Better to Reign in Hell... Season 3 Episode 1: In the season three premiere, Gordon works as a bounty-hunter in a monster-ridden Gotham as he seeks answers about the escapees from Indian Hill – including Bruce’s doppelganger.
New Day Rising Season 3 Episode 4: Penguin gains power as he narrows in on the nomination for Mayor. Meanwhile, Bruce and Alfred race to find Bruce’s doppelganger after learning he’s assumed Bruce’s identity.
They Who Hide Behind Masks Season 4 Episode 3: Taking matters into his own hands, Gordon travels to Miami to persuade Carmine Falcone to fight against Penguin. Carmine’s daughter, Sofia, follows him back to Gotham.
Selina Kyle Season 1 Episode 2: Detectives Gordon (BEN McKENZIE) and Bullock (DONAL LOGUE) investigate a child trafficking ring preying on Gotham's street kids, including Selina Kyle (CAMREN BICONDOVA).