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Pilot 

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James Gordon and Harvey Bullock are assigned to track down the killer of Thomas and Martha Wayne.

Director:

Danny Cannon

Writers:

Bruno Heller (developed by), Bruno Heller
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ben McKenzie ... James Gordon
Donal Logue ... Harvey Bullock
David Mazouz ... Bruce Wayne
Zabryna Guevara ... Sarah Essen
Sean Pertwee ... Alfred Pennyworth
Robin Lord Taylor ... Oswald Cobblepot / Penguin
Erin Richards ... Barbara Kean
Camren Bicondova ... Selina Kyle
Cory Michael Smith ... Edward Nygma
Jada Pinkett Smith ... Fish Mooney
John Doman ... Carmine Falcone
Richard Kind ... Aubrey James
Victoria Cartagena ... Renee Montoya
Andrew Stewart-Jones ... Crispus Allen
Drew Powell ... Butch Gilzean
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Storyline

Adolescent Bruce Wayne sees his doting parents shot by a mugger. Sleezy murder squad lieutenant Harvey Bullock fails to dump the case on organized crime because of eager 'rookie' James Gordon but changes his mind when they offer to take it on anyhow. The stole pearl string is found is petty robber Mario Pepper's home, but they soon suspect the mugging to be staged and the trail leads to local mob head Fish Mooney, from Carmine Falcone's 'family'. The whole affair is clouded by the devious power struggle within the mob, which proves dangerous for the detectives too. Written by KGF Vissers

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Manhattan, New York, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Toward the end of the episode Don Falcone says to Gordon: "In bocca al lupo". This is an Italian idiom ( it literally translate in "In to the mouth of a wolf" ) meaning you are wishing good luck to the person you are speaking to. See more »

Goofs

Selina steals a full jug of milk but when she walks around the corner and feeds the stray cat it's only about one tenth full. See more »

Quotes

Detective Harvey Bullock: What the hell are you doing? We had the drop on him.
Detective James Gordon: Well, he's dropped, isn't he?
Detective Harvey Bullock: You could have gotten hurt. Rookie mistake. Next time, shoot the son-of-a-bitch.
Detective James Gordon: If I shoot, that sets everybody off. Gunfire every which way.
Detective Harvey Bullock: Somebody takes a cop's gun, you shoot him. That's basic.
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Connections

References Commando (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Funtime
(uncredited)
Written by David Bowie and Iggy Pop
Performed by Iggy Pop
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Excellent pilot. This has the makings of Smallville.
23 September 2014 | by Brettyboy007See all my reviews

Wow! When I first heard that Fox was creating a series about the origins of James Gordon and a little bit of Batman, I was a little skeptical, because I thought that they would not be able to be on the same level as Smallville. I was wrong.

Gotham's pilot was great. It opened up with an integral scene in Bruce Wayne/Batman's life. I don't know much about Batman mythology other than seeing the Tim Burton films and Christopher Nolan trilogy. This series is all about the rise of James Gordon. James Gordon is not the Gary Oldman seasoned Gotham commissioner we see in the Christopher Nolan trilogy. He is a rookie rising through the ranks of the GCPD. He interacts with a vast array of characters including Penquin, The Riddler, Poison Ivy, Carmine Falcone, Fish Mooney, and Harvey Bullock before they became Batman's supervillans. Fish Mooney is a completely new character in the DC universe I read, and it would be interesting to see where they go with her.

I loved the acting in the pilot. The casting was spot on with all of the actors portraying their characters brilliantly. Erin Richards as James wife was good in her role, but I hope to see her character develop more. She only had a couple scenes. It was amazing to see how James interacts firsthand with the characters mentioned above and how he could shape Batman's enemies in the way his actions are. Compared to the Smallville pilot, Smallville had more of a slower pace and better development of the characters than Gotham. Gotham's pilot was great in introducing the characters at a little faster pace than Smallville, but still maintaining the good amount of development needed for the pilot.

I can't wait to see what happens next week. If you're a fan of Batman even if you're not well versed in the mythology, this is a pilot and possibly a series worth checking out.

Hopefully it will last for many years and be as popular as Smallville was.

Enjoy.


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