Damned if You Do
Penguin is now King of Gotham, and Gordon seeks his help when his moral compass wavers. Bruce Wayne explores his father’s secrets.
Following 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 enlists the help of his father’s old friend to unlock the secrets in his office. Nygma attempts to ask out Kristin Kringle on a date.
The Last Laugh
Detectives 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.
Captain Nathaniel Barnes is called to duty to create a law-abiding task force with the help of Gordon. Meanwhile, Penguin gets caught up in a favor for Galavan, and Nygma asks Kringle out on a date.
Galavan and Penguin join forces with a dangerous family in Gotham. With the rivalry between the Waynes and the Galavans resurfacing, Gordon struggles to maintain order in the city.
After Bridgit Pike rejoins her brothers, a new spark of courage ignites within her as she chooses to take control of her future. Meanwhile, Kringle and Nygma’s relationship will take a new step, and Penguin and Galavan continue to battle for control of Gotham City’s underworld.
Mommy's Little Monster
Butch Gilzean leads Penguin and his men to the warehouse where Penguin’s mother, Gertrud Kapelput, is being held as Penguin plots revenge on Galavan for kidnapping his mother. Meanwhile, Nygma deals with the aftermath of a deadly accident.
Tonight's the Night
Galavan sends Barbara after Jim Gordon while he tries to make a business deal with Bruce Wayne. But, while Barnes and Bullock are hot on Barbara’s trail, Nygma has a run-in with a familiar face.
A Bitter Pill To Swallow
While Gordon and Barnes continue cleaning up Gotham, Gordon faces one of the city’s most dangerous hitmen, Eduardo Flamingo. Meanwhile, Nygma and Penguin cross paths again, and Bruce pressures Galavan into handing over the name of his parents’ murderer.
The Son of Gotham
While Gordon challenges a suspect linked to Galavan, Bruce gets one step closer to discovering the name of his parents' killer.
Worse Than a Crime
Gordon must look to some unlikely and dangerous allies for help when Bruce Wayne is kidnapped. But, unfortunately, in this battle of the villains, not everyone makes it out alive.
Penguin takes a hit for Galavan’s murder but doesn’t let Gordon off easily. Meanwhile, Gordon and Bullock investigate the body-snatching spree of Victor Fries, one of Gotham’s preeminent cryogenics engineers, as the Wrath of the Villains continues.
A Dead Man Feels No Cold
As Gordon, Bullock and Barnes continue their search for Victor Fries, they are forced to look to his wife, Nora, for help. Meanwhile, Penguin is introduced to Hugo Strange, and Alfred reveals some crucial information to Bruce about his parents’ murderer.
This Ball of Mud and Meanness
Alfred and Selina help Bruce on his quest to find his parents’ killer, Matches Malone. Meanwhile, Gordon follows up with Edward Nygma on Kristen Kringle’s whereabouts and Hugo Strange continues his treatment to reduce Penguin’s aggression.
Mad Grey Dawn
Gordon and Bullock investigate a trail of clues left in a museum robbery, which, unbeknownst to them, were left by Nygma in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse. Meanwhile, Gordon’s past comes back to haunt him when an anonymous person threatens to expose his hand in Galavan’s murder. Also, Penguin’s visit to some old friends leads him to meet his father, Elijah Van Dahl, and Bruce practices his street smarts.
After Gordon is removed from protective custody, he faces new threats and dangers inside prison walls. To survive, he must rely on a new friend, Bullock, and other outside help. Meanwhile, Penguin grows closer to his father while his stepmother and step-siblings move forward with their plans for the family.
Into the Woods
In an attempt to clear his name, Gordon steals his own 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.”
After leaving Arkham Asylum, Barbara attempts to make amends with Gordon. Later, Bruce and Alfred track down one of Thomas Wayne’s former friends from Project Chimera, but Dr. Hugo Strange disrupts their plans.
Gordon and Bruce question Professor Strange about Project Chimera, which leads Strange to send the newly resurrected Galavan to confront Gordon. Meanwhile, Nygma investigates who Professor Strange really is.
Azrael is on the loose in Gotham City, sparking Penguin’s need for revenge. Meanwhile, Bruce enlists Selina Kyle's help to track down Professor Strange as he evades arrest for his experiments.
A Legion of Horribles
Hugo Strange welcomes a familiar face back to Gotham after resurrecting Fish Mooney at Indian Hill. Bruce discovers a friend is in danger and teams up with Gordon, Alfred and Lucius while uncovering more of Strange’s experiments.
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 and start their new lives.
Better To Reign in Hell …
Gordon works as a bounty hunter, seeking answers about the escapees from Indian Hill and why their powers appear to be killing them. Meanwhile, Bruce’s doppelganger roams the streets, and Barbara and Tabitha open a new nightclub called The Sirens.
Burn the Witch
Fish Mooney takes matters into her own hands to locate Hugo Strange, forcing a reluctant Gordon to team up with journalist Valerie Vale to find her. Unfortunately, Penguin rises in popularity after criticizing the work of the GCPD, and Bruce’s investigation of the Court of Owls is compromised. Meanwhile, Ivy Pepper is reintroduced into Gotham City.
Look Into My Eyes
Hypnotist Jervis Tetch, aka Mad Hatter, arrives in Gotham to search for his sister, Alice and hires Gordon to help find her. Meanwhile, Penguin decides to run for mayor, and Bruce’s doppelganger begins to channel him, causing some confusion around town.
New Day Rising
Penguin gains power as he narrows in on the nomination for Mayor of Gotham. Meanwhile, Gordon turns Alice in to the GCPD for the bounty. Also, Bruce and Alfred race to find Bruce’s doppelganger after learning he’s assumed Bruce’s identity.
Anything for You
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, and Bruce begins to investigate Ivy’s whereabouts.
Follow the White Rabbit
Mad Hatter sets his eyes on his next victims, forcing Gordon to make tough decisions. Meanwhile, the relationship between Penguin and Nygma evolves, and a familiar face comes back into Nygma’s life.
The Red Queen
After coming in contact with a substance by the hand of Mad Hatter, Jim Gordon gets led on a psychedelic trip and must confront his past, present and future. Meanwhile, Penguin struggles with Nygma's new relationship.
Feeling the effects of a recent incident, Barnes begins to go mad. Meanwhile, Nygma is out of depth in his relationship with Isabella, and Carmine Falcone throws Lee and Mario an engagement party.
Gordon and Bullock become suspicious of Barnes and comb through evidence of the murder at Lee and Mario’s engagement party. Nygma goes to Penguin when he hasn’t heard from Isabella. Meanwhile, Ivy reveals her identity to Selina and Bruce, quickly leading them to trouble.
On the eve of their rehearsal dinner, a threat to Mario and Lee is exposed, and Carmine Falcone looks to Gordon for help. Meanwhile, Nygma seeks revenge, and Bruce learns more about the Court of Owls.
Beware the Green-eyed Monster
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.
Falcone places a hit on Gordon after learning that he shot Mario. Gordon and Bullock discover a follower of Jerome, who plans on bringing him back to life. Meanwhile, Penguin spirals out of control before the biggest television interview of his Mayoral career, and Bruce and Selina deal with her mother’s return to Gotham.
Smile Like You Mean It
On the run from Gordon and Bullock, Dwight tries to revive Jerome and, in turn, activates his acolytes around Gotham City. Meanwhile, Selina’s mom’s intentions are revealed; and the power play between Penguin and Nygma escalates as Barbara’s plans are set in place.
The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
With Jerome on the loose and one target in mind, Bruce and Alfred’s safety is compromised. Meanwhile, Gordon’s uncle Frank visits him, and Nygma and Penguin are forced to confront their issues face-to-face with possible deadly consequences.
How the Riddler Got His Name
Convinced that he doesn’t need Penguin to succeed, Nygma introduces himself to Gotham as “The Riddler” in the spring premiere episode. While Bullock and Lucius Fox get caught up in Nygma’s mind games, Gordon learns troubling news about his father’s death, and the Court of Owls reveals its next move.
These Delicate and Dark Obsessions
The Court of Owls devises a new plan regarding the future of Gotham as Gordon uncovers information about his father and uncle’s past, connecting him to the organization. Meanwhile, Bruce wakes up in the temple and learns of the Shaman’s wish for him.
The Primal Riddle
Some of Gotham’s most unhinged villains, including Mr. Freeze and Firefly, band together while the Riddler continues his conquest of the city. Meanwhile, Gordon is searching for answers, and all roads keep leading him back to the Court of Owls. As Alfred notices a change in Bruce, Bruce 2 confides in Selina.
Light the Wick
Gordon discovers the weapon that the Court of Owls will use to destroy Gotham, which leads him on a dangerous path as he tracks it down. Meanwhile, Kathryn and the Temple Shaman reveal their next move to Bruce, and Ivy comes to Selina’s aid.
All Wille Be Judged
The Temple Shaman reveals his hand to Bruce Wayne and sets up the next training phase. Meanwhile, Gordon and Bullock are in danger as they come across a crystal owl that reveals the most coveted secrets of Gotham’s underworld. Finally, Nygma and Penguin are forced to work together to escape a tricky situation.
Pretty Hate Machine
Gordon races against the clock to save the city from the Alice Tetch virus when Lee Thompkins intercepts her plan, and some of Gotham’s most deranged villains band together to help. Meanwhile, Alfred sees a significant change in Bruce Wayne after his work with The Shaman.
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.
Gordon tries to win back Lee while past alliances in Gotham City are broken, and new alliances are formed.
Gordon fears Jonathan Crane is still alive and back in Gotham when Scarecrow's signature MO is used in a series of robberies. Meanwhile, Penguin's "licensing" of crime in the city backfires during the grand opening of his new Iceberg Lounge. In the aftermath of his encounter with Ra's al Ghul, Bruce's vigilante watch begins.
The Fear Reaper
Under pressure to prove that the GCPD is still powerful, Gordon attempts to bring in Jonathan Crane. However, Gordon puts himself in a dangerous situation at Arkham when he is forced to fight off lunatics and the demon within himself. Meanwhile, with Barbara’s unexpected return, Selina and Tabitha must consider the risks of joining her in the weapon business.
They Who Hide Behind Masks
Gordon takes matters into his own hands when he travels to Miami to persuade Carmine Falcone for his help in the fight against Penguin. He meets Carmine’s daughter Sofia, who unexpectedly follows Gordon back to Gotham. The battle for Penguin’s prized weaponry continues during auction night at the Iceberg Lounge, and Bruce’s presence puts him on Penguin’s radar.
The Demon's Head
Bruce Wayne puts the lives of Gotham Natural History Museum historian Niles Winthrop and his grandson, Alex, in danger to uncover the meaning behind his prized knife from the auction. Meanwhile, Ra’s Al Ghul proves he’ll take deadly measures to achieve what he wants. Finally, Sofia Falcone is on a mission to win back Gotham from Penguin.
The Blade's Path
Nygma comes face-to-face with Butch Gilzean, but he is not who he used to be. In an attempt to regain power and identity, Nygma tests his former partner's skills. Meanwhile, Sofia Falcone takes action to protect her own life by appealing to Penguin's vulnerable side. Finally, with the dagger's power in his possession, Bruce surprises those around him with his bold actions.
Hog Day Afternoon
Gordon and Bullock are hot on a serial killer who has been assassinating cops and dressing his victims in the severed heads of pigs as his signature mark. Meanwhile, Sofia tries to win over Penguin, and Thompkins, Nygma and Grundy find an unlikely home at Cherry’s place.
A Day in the Narrows
With Professor Pyg striking fear throughout Gotham, Gordon and Bullock head into the Narrows to look for clues. Bruce Wayne meets a former friend, Grace, who convinces him to come for a night out with some old classmates. Meanwhile, Sofia’s relationships with Penguin and Gordon continue to evolve.
Stop Hitting Yourself
Grundy and Nygma are the main attractions at Cherry’s Place in The Narrows. Penguin wants revenge when he hears Nygma mocking him on stage and asks The Sirens for help. Gordon is offered the position of GCPD Captain, putting him at odds with Bullock.
Let Them Eat Pie
Professor Pyg continues to torment Gotham City, involving Jim Gordon whenever possible. Sofia and Penguin get ready for a fundraiser for the orphanage, but things don’t go as planned when Professor Pyg shows up as the chef. Meanwhile, Bruce’s partying gets in the way of his relationship with Alfred.
Things That Go Boom
While Gordon tries to broker a deal with Penguin that involves Sophia, Lee Thompkins gains more control over the Narrows. Alfred tries to reach Bruce.
Queen Takes Knight
When Carmine Falcone comes to town, things get complicated for Gordon, Sophia and Penguin. 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. Meanwhile, a familiar smile resurfaces in Gotham.
Pieces of a Broken Mirror
Gordon is called to the scene after The Toy Maker is hired to assassinate one of Gotham’s doctors. Lee Thompkins begins to try to rebuild the Narrows, with Nygma as her partner. Meanwhile, Alfred’s new life in the Narrows becomes complicated, and Ivy reveals her new persona to Selina.
Ivy tracks a secret project that Wayne Enterprises is working on, targeting anyone who can give her information. Jerome becomes obsessed with Penguin in Arkham. Gordon second-guesses his deal with Sofia, and an unsettling dream sequence shakes up Bruce.
Ivy picks her next target, leading Gordon and Lucius back to an old friend as Selina tries to take matters into her own hands. Sofia wants complete control of Gotham and turns to Lee about the state of the Narrows. Meanwhile, Bruce tries to make amends with Alfred, and Nygma visits Arkham.
The Sinking Ship the Grand Applause
Bullock and Gordon try to track down someone 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.
One of My Three Soups
Arkham's "finest" give Gordon and Bullock a run for their money as they hatch a plan to escape the asylum. Meanwhile, Bruce devises his own strategy to thwart their plans. Also, Barbara gets an offer she can't refuse.
Mandatory Brunch Meeting
Gordon and Bullock try to stay one step ahead as Jerome zeros in on his next target. Meanwhile, Nygma hosts a riddle game show in the Narrows and faces his toughest challenger in Lee Thompkins. Penguin goes to see Butch with a proposal.
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.
To Our Deaths and Beyond
Gordon and Bullock try to figure out who the clever thief is behind the robberies of various bank branches in Gotham. Meanwhile, Barbara is put in danger, forcing Tabitha to recruit help.
That Old Corpse
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.
One Bad Day
As Gotham falls into complete anarchy, a team of unlikely heroes steps up to save it. While Bullock takes the lead at the GCPD, Bruce’s psychological limits are tested as those close to him are in danger.
No Man's Land
Jeremiah warns a skeptical Gordon of more destruction coming Gotham’s way, and Gordon is forced to make a potentially devastating decision. Meanwhile, Barbara puts together a team, to secure her position as alliances in the underworld shift, proving no one can be trusted. Bruce is forced to come to terms with the future.
Jim Gordon and Bruce Wayne face the chaos Gotham City has become. Their mission to keep the city safe becomes more complicated as the villains who survived the attack on the city begin to resurface and claim various territories. Meanwhile, Selina Kyle grapples with how to deal with her uncertain future.
Gordon and Bullock investigate a location where several kids have been kidnapped. Barbara proves to be an unlikely ally to Gordon. Meanwhile, Bruce looks into an alleged witch with healing powers for Selina, and Nygma deals with demons of his own.
Penguin, Our Hero
With the creation of Haven as a safe place for refugees, Gordon hopes to stop the gang fighting in Gotham. Meanwhile, Selina is determined to find Jeremiah and convinces Bruce to help her. Penguin goes to Haven to reclaim his staff.
Gordon and Penguin are forced to work together, and alliances are shaken when Lucius, Nygma and Barbara all have different ideas of the culprit behind recent events at Haven. Meanwhile, Selina continues her quest for revenge against Jeremiah.
A military task force led by Eduardo Dorrance is called in to provide relief to Gotham. Meanwhile, Nygma looks for answers from Penguin, who leads him back to Hugo Strange. Bruce is concerned about Selina’s recent behavior.
Gordon assembles an unlikely team to protect Gotham from Eduardo Dorrance and his Delta Force. Just as Lee Thompkins resurfaces, Barbara reveals the shocking news that will change Gordon’s life forever. Meanwhile, Selina and Penguin team up to outsmart fellow villain Magpie.
Gordon races to uncover the criminal element threatening to end talks of Gotham’s reunification with the mainland. Unfortunately, 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.
Bullock’s past comes back to haunt him when he and Gordon investigate two murders at Sirens. Meanwhile, Bruce and Alfred explore the tunnels beneath the city, and Penguin and Nygma’s plans to escape are thwarted by the least likely of suspects.
The Trial of Jim Gordon
After Gordon is shot in an attempt to establish a cease-fire, he hallucinates a trial for his life that could have deadly real consequences. Meanwhile, Ivy returns and puts her spell on Bruce, leaving Selina to defend herself. Lee has a life-changing moment as Barbara and Penguin consider their next moves.
I Am Bane
On the precipice of Gotham’s reunification, Gordon and Bruce find themselves face-to-face with a newly transformed Eduardo and discover the real mastermind behind the city’s current chaos. Meanwhile, a pregnant Barbara turns to Lee for help.
They Did What?
As Bane enacts his final plan for Gotham’s destruction, Gordon rallies his former enemies to save the city. Meanwhile, Nyssa al Ghul kidnaps Barbara’s newborn daughter with ambitions to raise her as her own. Then, Bruce’s decision to leave Gotham points him to his destiny while devastating Selina.
The Beginning …
Gotham flash-forwards ten years into the future, as Bruce is set to return to Gotham for the opening of the new Wayne Tower. Unfortunately, a series of crimes leads Gordon to believe Penguin and The Riddler are up to their old tricks. 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.