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The Best Episodes of Gotham

Every episode of Gotham ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Gotham!

Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world's greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon's story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world's most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker?

Genres:DramaCrimeSci-Fi & Fantasy
Network:FOX

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Gotham" is "A Dark Knight: No Man's Land", rated 9.1/10 from 2876 user votes. It was directed by Nathan Hope and written by Seth Boston, John Stephens. "A Dark Knight: No Man's Land" aired on 5/17/2018 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Penguin's Umbrella".

  • A Dark Knight: No Man's Land
    9.1/10 2,876 votes

    #1 - A Dark Knight: No Man's Land

    Season 4 Episode 22 - Aired 2018-05-17

    Jeremiah warns a skeptical Gordon of more destruction coming Gotham's way, and Gordon is forced to make a potentially devastating decision. Meanwhile, Barbara rallies together a team to secure her position, as alliances in the underworld shift and prove no one can be trusted. Then, Bruce is forced to come to terms with the future.

    Director: Nathan Hope

    Writer: Seth Boston, John Stephens

  • Penguin's Umbrella
    9.0/10 6,134 votes

    #2 - Penguin's Umbrella

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2014-11-03

    As violence between Maroni and Falcone continues to escalate, Penguin reveals a new element of his manipulative strategy, forcing Gordon to deal with the consequences of his decision to spare Penguin’s life

    Director: Rob Bailey

    Writer: Bruno Heller

  • Rise of the Villains: The Last Laugh
    9.0/10 4,379 votes

    #3 - Rise of the Villains: The Last Laugh

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2015-10-05

    Gordon and Bullock track down a nemesis from the past, leading to a standoff between Jerome and Gordon. Meanwhile, a magic show at the Gotham Children's Hospital gala turns into a hostage situation.

    Director: Eagle Egilsson

    Writer: John Stephens

  • Rise of the Villains: Worse Than a Crime
    9.0/10 3,713 votes

    #4 - Rise of the Villains: Worse Than a Crime

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2015-11-30

    When Bruce Wayne is kidnapped, Gordon must look to some unlikely and dangerous allies for help. It is a battle of the villains, and not everyone makes it out alive.

    Director: Jeffrey G. Hunt

    Writer: Bruno Heller

  • Wrath of the Villains: Into The Woods
    9.0/10 3,340 votes

    #5 - Wrath of the Villains: Into The Woods

    Season 2 Episode 17 - Aired 2016-04-11

    In an attempt to clear his name, Gordon steals his case file and approaches Nygma for help. Meanwhile, Penguin discovers his step-family's role in his father's death, and awakens from his conditioning.

    Director: Oz Scott

    Writer: Rebecca Perry Cutter

  • Mad City: The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
    9.0/10 3,431 votes

    #6 - Mad City: The Gentle Art of Making Enemies

    Season 3 Episode 14 - Aired 2017-01-30

    With Jerome on the loose with one target in mind, Bruce and Alfred's safety is compromised. Meanwhile, Gordon's uncle Frank pays him a visit, and Nygma and Penguin are forced to confront their issues face-to-face, with possible deadly consequences.

    Director: Louis Shaw Milito

    Writer: Seth Boston

  • Heroes Rise: Heavydirtysoul
    9.0/10 2,950 votes

    #7 - Heroes Rise: Heavydirtysoul

    Season 3 Episode 22 - Aired 2017-06-05

    With the deadly virus spreading throughout the city, the search for the antidote continues, as Fish Mooney, The Riddler and Penguin reveal plans of their own. 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. Meanwhile, Gordon tries to win back Lee, and past alliances within Gotham City are broken, while new alliances are formed.

    Director: Rob Bailey

    Writer: Robert Hull

  • All Happy Families Are Alike
    8.9/10 4,505 votes

    #8 - All Happy Families Are Alike

    Season 1 Episode 22 - Aired 2015-05-04

    As Gotham City’s gang war reaches its boiling point, Fish Mooney goes head-to-head with Maroni and Penguin in an attempt to re-stake her claim on the city. Meanwhile, Barbara and Leslie Thompkins are brought together after recent events, and Bruce searches Wayne Manor for any hints that his father might have left behind.

    Director: Danny Cannon

    Writer: Bruno Heller

  • Rise of the Villains: Knock, Knock
    8.9/10 4,501 votes

    #9 - Rise of the Villains: Knock, Knock

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2015-09-28

    On the heels of his reinstatement, Gordon is thrust onto the high-profile case tracking the deadly inmate escape from Arkham Asylum. Meanwhile, Galavan plans his next move, while Bruce asks for help from his father's old friend to unlock the secrets in his office, and Nygma asks out Kristin Kringle on a date.

    Director: Rob Bailey

    Writer: Ken Woodruff

  • Rise of the Villains: Mommy's Little Monster
    8.9/10 3,693 votes

    #10 - Rise of the Villains: Mommy's Little Monster

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2015-11-02

    Butch leads Penguin and his men to the warehouse where Gertrude is being held, as Penguin plots his revenge on Galavan for kidnapping his mother. Meanwhile, Nygma deals with the aftermath of a deadly accident.

    Director: Kenneth Fink

    Writer: Robert Hull

  • Rise of the Villains: The Son of Gotham
    8.9/10 3,557 votes

    #11 - Rise of the Villains: The Son of Gotham

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2015-11-23

    Gordon confronts a suspect who is connected to Galavan, but falls short of obtaining any information. Meanwhile, Bruce gets one step closer to discovering the name of his parent's killer.

    Director: Rob Bailey

    Writer: John Stephens

  • A Dark Knight: One Bad Day
    8.8/10 2,320 votes

    #12 - A Dark Knight: One Bad Day

    Season 4 Episode 21 - Aired 2018-05-10

    As Gotham falls into complete anarchy, a team of unlikely heroes step up to save it. Bullock takes the lead at the GCPD and Bruce's psychological limits are tested as those close to him are put in danger.

    Director: Rob Bailey

    Writer: Tze Chun

  • A Dark Knight: Queen Takes Knight
    8.7/10 2,271 votes

    #13 - A Dark Knight: Queen Takes Knight

    Season 4 Episode 11 - Aired 2017-12-07

    Things get complicated for Gordon, Sophia and Penguin when Carmine Falcone comes to town. Alfred tries to get through to Bruce once and for all, while Nygma struggles to gain control over The Riddler persona and Tabitha attempts to make Grundy remember his past.

    Director: Danny Cannon

    Writer: John Stephens

  • A Dark Knight: The Sinking Ship, The Grand Applause
    8.7/10 2,143 votes

    #14 - A Dark Knight: The Sinking Ship, The Grand Applause

    Season 4 Episode 15 - Aired 2018-03-22

    Bullock and Gordon try to track down someone who is key in Sofia's control over Gotham. Meanwhile, Penguin, Lee and Nygma enlist an unlikely ally as they seek revenge, and Selina asks Bruce for a favor to help rid her of her guilt over Ivy.

    Director: Nick Copus

    Writer: Seth Boston

  • A Dark Knight: That's Entertainment
    8.7/10 2,262 votes

    #15 - A Dark Knight: That's Entertainment

    Season 4 Episode 18 - Aired 2018-04-12

    The Arkham inmates are still running freely in Gotham and they're only getting more difficult to catch. Gordon develops a plan, but reluctantly has to turn to Bruce for help. Meanwhile, Barbara finds out just how far her new friends are willing to go for her.

    Director: Nick Copus

    Writer: Danny Cannon

  • Wrath of the Villains: Unleashed
    8.6/10 2,847 votes

    #16 - Wrath of the Villains: Unleashed

    Season 2 Episode 20 - Aired 2016-05-09

    Azrael is on the loose in Gotham City, which sparks Penguin's need for revenge. Meanwhile, Bruce enlists the help of Selina Kyle to help track down Professor Strange, as he evades arrest for his experiments.

    Director: Paul A. Edwards

    Writer: Danny Cannon

  • Mad City: Smile Like You Mean It
    8.6/10 2,727 votes

    #17 - Mad City: Smile Like You Mean It

    Season 3 Episode 13 - Aired 2017-01-23

    On the run from Gordon and Bullock, Dwight tries to revive Jerome, in turn, activates his acolytes around Gotham City. Meanwhile, Selina's mom's intentions in Gotham are revealed, and the power play between Penguin and Nygma escalates as Barbara's plans are set in place.

    Director: Olatunde Osunsanmi

    Writer: Steven Lilien, Bryan Wynbrandt

  • A Dark Knight: That Old Corpse
    8.6/10 2,139 votes

    #18 - A Dark Knight: That Old Corpse

    Season 4 Episode 20 - Aired 2018-05-03

    Chaos erupts at the GCPD, sending Gordon on a wild goose chase for the culprit behind the mass takeover. Meanwhile, a friend of Bruce's becomes paranoid, resulting in rash and destructive behavior.

    Director: Louis Shaw Milito

    Writer: Charlie Huston

  • Legend of Dark Knight: Ace Chemicals
    8.6/10 2,128 votes

    #19 - Legend of Dark Knight: Ace Chemicals

    Season 5 Episode 7 - Aired 2019-02-21

    Gordon races to uncover the criminal element threatening to end talks of Gotham's reunification with the mainland. A very much alive Jeremiah returns and organizes a twisted recreation of the murder of Bruce's parents with the help of Jervis Tetch aka Mad Hatter.

    Director: John Stephens

    Writer: Tze Chun

  • The Anvil or the Hammer
    8.5/10 3,541 votes

    #20 - The Anvil or the Hammer

    Season 1 Episode 21 - Aired 2015-04-27

    The Ogre breaks down Barbara’s emotions, while Gordon and Bullock go to great lengths to track him down. Meanwhile, Penguin leads a massacre, beginning an epic war, while Bruce learns the truth about Wayne Enterprises and Nygma deals with his recent actions.

    Director: Paul A. Edwards

    Writer: Jordan Harper

  • Mad City: Beware the Green-Eyed Monster
    8.5/10 2,489 votes

    #21 - Mad City: Beware the Green-Eyed Monster

    Season 3 Episode 11 - Aired 2016-11-28

    As the virus begins to spread in Gotham, the laboratory that is developing a cure is compromised. Mario and Gordon face off before the wedding, Selina meets an unexpected face and Barbara comes to Nygma with information about Isabella.

    Director: Danny Cannon

    Writer: John Stephens

  • Heroes Rise: Destiny Calling
    8.5/10 2,248 votes

    #22 - Heroes Rise: Destiny Calling

    Season 3 Episode 21 - Aired 2017-06-05

    With the deadly virus spreading throughout the city, the search for the antidote continues, as Fish Mooney, The Riddler and Penguin reveal plans of their own. 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. Meanwhile, Gordon tries to win back Lee, and past alliances within Gotham City are broken, while new alliances are formed.

    Director: Nathan Hope

    Writer: Danny Cannon

  • Legend of Dark Knight: The Beginning...
    8.5/10 3,090 votes

    #23 - Legend of Dark Knight: The Beginning...

    Season 5 Episode 12 - Aired 2019-04-25

    The series flash-forwards 10 years into the future, as Bruce is set to return to Gotham for the opening of the new Wayne Tower. A series of crimes leads Gordon to believe Penguin and The Riddler are up to their old tricks. However, when Bullock is framed for a murder, Gordon begins to piece together an even more sinister plot targeting the city, and a new figure emerges from the shadows to be the hero Gotham desperately needs.

    Director: Rob Bailey

    Writer: John Stephens

  • Rise of the Villains: Tonight's the Night
    8.4/10 3,168 votes

    #24 - Rise of the Villains: Tonight's the Night

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2015-11-09

    Galavan sends Barbara after Jim Gordon, while he tries to make a business deal with Bruce Wayne. Barnes and Bullock are hot on Barbara’s trail, and Nygma has a run-in with a familiar face.

    Director: Jeffrey G. Hunt

    Writer: Jim Barnes

  • Wrath of the Villains: Mad Grey Dawn
    8.4/10 2,851 votes

    #25 - Wrath of the Villains: Mad Grey Dawn

    Season 2 Episode 15 - Aired 2016-03-21

    Gordon and Bullock follow a trail of clues in a robbery, not knowing they were left by Nygma; Gordon receives an anonymous threat; Penguin meets his father; Bruce works on his street smarts.

    Director: Nick Copus

    Writer: Robert Hull