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TV Review: Gotham 3.21 “Heroes Rise: Destiny Calling” & 3.22 “Heroes Rise: Heavydirtysoul” (Finale)
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Season 3 Episode 21: “Heroes Rise: Destiny Calling” & Episode 22 “Heroes Rise: Heavydirtysoul” (Finale)
Directed by Nathan Hope (3.21) & Rob Bailey (3.22)
Written by Danny Cannon (3.21) & Robert Hull (3.22)
Created by Bruno Heller
Starring Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, David Mazouz, Camren Bicondova, Cory Michael Smith, Erin Richards, Chris Chalk, Jessica Lucas, Drew Powell, Morena Baccharin
FOX
Air Date: Monday, June 5th, 2017, 8pm

Warning! Spoilers below for tonight’s 2-part season 3 finale of Gotham!

Last week on Gotham, the shaman (Raymond J Barry) killed the entire Court of Owls. Ed, Tabitha, Butch and Barbara (Cory Michael Smith, Jessica Lucas, Drew Powell, Erin Richards) captured Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor), but Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett-Smith) came and stole him away. Lee buried Jim (Morena Baccharin, Ben McKenzie) alive and his only way out was to take the Tetch virus. He He didn’t want to, but does to try and save the city from the bomb. They are too late. Alfred (Sean Pertwee) tried to talk Bruce (David Mazouz) down from pushing the virus button, but the shaman did it and Alfred killed him. The bomb went off.

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TV Review: Gotham 3.20 “Heroes Rise: Pretty Hate Machine”
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Season 3 Episode 20: “Heroes Rise: Pretty Hate Machine”
Directed by Danny Cannon
Written by Steven Lilien & Bryan Wynbrandt
Created by Bruno Heller
Starring Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, David Mazouz, Camren Bicondova, Cory Michael Smith, Erin Richards, Chris Chalk, Jessica Lucas, Drew Powell, Morena Baccharin
FOX
Air Date: Monday, May 30th, 2017, 8pm

Last week on Gotham, Penguin and Nygma (Robin Lord Taylor, Cory Michael Smith) called a truce to help each other escape. Killing each other could wait. Selina (Camren Bicondova) tried to kill Bruce 2 (David Mazouz), but he knocked her out right after she told Alfred (Sean Pertwee) the truth. Then Bruce 2 knocked him out. Lee (Morena Baccharin) blamed herself for Mario’s death after a nightmare and a visit to the Mad Hatter (Benedict Samuel). She stole the virus and then injected herself. The real Bruce put away his bad memories and felt nothing. Barnes (Michael Chiklis) almost killed Jim (Ben McKenzie), but he was saved by the GCPD. Jim and Bullock (Donal Logue) questioned Kathryn (Leslie Hendrix) who gave away nothing, even after Alfred put a knife through her hand. She ordered Barnes to save her so he cut off her head in response.

Spoilers below.

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TV Review: Gotham 3.19 “Heroes Rise: All Will Be Judged”
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Season 3 Episode 19: “Heroes Rise: All Will Be Judged”
Directed by John Behring
Written by Ken Woodruff
Created by Bruno Heller
Starring Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, David Mazouz, Camren Bicondova, Cory Michael Smith, Erin Richards, Chris Chalk, Jessica Lucas, Drew Powell, Morena Baccharin
FOX
Air Date: Monday, May 22nd, 2017, 8pm

Last week on Gotham, Kathryn (Leslie Hendrix) stole Barnes (Michael Chiklis) out of Arkham for his virus blood. She charged Dr. Strange (BD Wong) with creating a version that was transmutable through the air. Jim (Ben McKenzie) was in good with the Court of Owls, tested when Kathryn wanted to infect a roomful of people. He failed the test when he got Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) to help rescue them. Ivy found Selina (Maggie Geha, Camren Bicondova) in the hospital and cured her with her special plants. Selina ran to kill Bruce 2 (David Mazouz). Kathryn set Barnes after Jim. The Court kidnapped Penguin and put him in a cage next to Nygma (Cory Michael Smith).

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TV Review: Gotham 3.18 “Heroes Rise: Light The Wick”
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Season 3 Episode 18: “Heroes Rise: Light The Wick”
Directed by Mark Tonderai
Written by Tze Chun
Created by Bruno Heller
Starring Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, David Mazouz, Camren Bicondova, Cory Michael Smith, Erin Richards, Chris Chalk, Jessica Lucas, Drew Powell, Morena Baccharin
FOX
Air Date: Monday, May 15th, 2017, 8pm

Last week on Gotham, Penguin and Ivy (Robin Lord Taylor, Maggie Geha) recruited some freaks. Bruce 2 (David Mazouz) confessed to Selina (Camren Bicondova) who he really was. She threatened to go to Alfred (Sean Pertwee), so he pushed her out a window. Kathryn (Leslie Hendrix) told Jim (Ben McKenzie) to deliver Nygma (Cory Michael Smith), who threatened to out the Court of Owls. He delivered. Jim was inducted into the Court of Owls.

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‘Gotham’ and ‘The Last Man On Earth’ Renewed For Their 4th Seasons by FOX!
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Good news, Gothamites! We will be getting more Batman fever, along with some more wacky apocalyptic shenanigans next season. FOX announced yesterday that two of their highly acclaimed shows, Gotham and The Last Man On Earth have been renewed for the 2017-2018 television season.

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TV Review: Gotham 3.17 “Heroes Rise: The Primal Riddle”
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Season 3 Episode 17: “Heroes Rise: The Primal Riddle”
Directed by Maja Vrvilo
Written by Steven Lillien & Bryan Wynbrandt
Created by Bruno Heller
Starring Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, David Mazouz, Camren Bicondova, Cory Michael Smith, Erin Richards, Chris Chalk, Jessica Lucas, Drew Powell, Morena Baccharin
FOX
Air Date: Monday, May 8th, 2017, 8pm

Last week on Gotham, the Court of Owls voted to “cleanse” Gotham. Uncle Frank (James Remar) warned Jim (Ben McKenzie) before killing himself to push Jim forward in the Court’s eyes. He met with them. He also asked Barbara (Erin Richards) for help about the shipment on Dock 9C. A ninja sliced her men to protect it. Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) acted like a jerk to Ivy (Maggie Geha), who saved him despite that, when he put his trust in the wrong person. She suggested he form a team of “freaks” like them. The shaman opened Bruce’s (David Mazouz) mind and brought him back to the day his parents were killed. He told him he was important to Gotham.

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TV Review: Gotham 3.16 “Heroes Rise: These Delicate and Dark Obsessions”
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Gotham
Season 3 Episode 16: “Heroes Rise: These Delicate and Dark Obsessions”
Directed by Ben McKenzie
Written by Robert Hull
Created by Bruno Heller
Starring Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, David Mazouz, Camren Bicondova, Cory Michael Smith, Erin Richards, Chris Chalk, Jessica Lucas, Drew Powell, Morena Baccharin
FOX
Air Date: Monday, May 1st, 2017, 8pm

Last week on Gotham, Nygma (Cory Michael Smith) searched for a new Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor), and killed as each genius failed. He took drugs to see a Penguin hallucination. Finally realizing he needed a nemesis, he sent a message to the GCPD to smoke out Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie), and got Lucius Fox (Chris Chalk) instead. He held Harvey (Donal Logue) hostage, but Fox saved him. Uncle Frank (James Remar) tried to convince Jim to join the Court of Owls to take it down from the inside. The Court replaced Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) with his doppelgänger. Poison Ivy (Maggie Geha) saved Penguin from the river, who vowed revenge.

Warning! Spoilers below.

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TV Review: Gotham 3.15 “Heroes Rise: How The Riddler Got His Name”
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Season 3 Episode 15: “Heroes Rise: How the Riddler Got His Name”
Directed by T.J. Scott
Written by Megan Mostyn-Brown
Created by Bruno Heller
Starring Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, David Mazouz, Camren Bicondova, Cory Michael Smith, Erin Richards, Chris Chalk, Jessica Lucas, Drew Powell, Morena Baccharin
FOX
Air Date: Monday, April 24th, 2017, 8pm

Last time on Gotham, Jerome Valeska (Cameron Monoghan) encouraged mayhem in the city as the lights went out and the crazies followed. He went after Bruce (David Mazouz), taking him to a bloody carnival. Bruce managed to get in a bunch of punches, and then Jim (Ben McKenzie) punched his face off, literally. Bruce vowed, “I will not kill,” because he’s Batman. Jim’s Uncle Frank (James Remar) was in the Court of Owls, who were training the doppelgänger. After toying with his love the entire episode, Nygma (Cory Michael Smith) shot Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) and pushed him into the harbor.

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TV Review: Gotham 3.14 “Mad City: The Gentle Art Of Making Enemies”
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Season 3 Episode 14: “Mad City: The Gentle Art of Making Enemies”
Directed by Louis Shaw Milito
Written by Seth Boston
Created by Bruno Heller
Starring Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, David Mazouz, Camren Bicondova, Cory Michael Smith, Erin Richards, Chris Chalk, Jessica Lucas, Drew Powell, Morena Baccharin
FOX
Air Date: Monday, January 30th, 2017, 8pm

Last week on Gotham, Jerome Valeska (Cameron Monaghan) was finally revived sans face, after the GCPD chased his face-wearing resurrector around the city. He and Lee (Morena Baccharin) had a cackling conversation about what he’s missed since his death. Barbara and Tabitha (Erin Richards, Jessica Lucas) took out the rest of the heads of the families, as they went further in their “Operation Destroy Penguin” (Robin Lord Taylor) plan. Selina’s mom betrayed her, and she and Bruce (Camren Bicondova, David Mazouz) are on the outs because he knew it. Jerome went on TV and urged everyone to commit crimes. The lights went out in Gotham, as Jim (Ben McKenzie) watched, horrified.

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TV Review: Gotham 3.13 “Mad City: Smile Like You Mean It”
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Season 3 Episode 13: “Mad City: Smile Like You Mean It”
Directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi
Written by Steven Lillian and Bryan Wynbrandt
Created by Bruno Heller
Starring Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, David Mazouz, Camren Bicondova, Cory Michael Smith, Erin Richards, Chris Chalk, Jessica Lucas, Drew Powell, Morena Baccharin
FOX
Air Date: Monday, January 23rd, 2017, 8pm

Last week on Gotham, Falcone (John Doman) put a hit out on Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie), and Zsasz (Anthony Carrigan) was a ton of fun while doing it. In the midst of that, Bullock (Donal Logue) and Gordon found Jerome Valeska (Cameron Monaghan) worshippers. Ed, Barbara, and Tabitha (Cory Michael Smith, Erin Richards, Jessica Lucas) went forward with the plan to destroy Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor), with visions of his dead father, causing him to kill a staff member. Selina (Camren Bicondova) and her mom reunited. Lee (Morena Baccharin) made Falcone call off the hit.

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