Gotham (2014–2019)
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Gordon and Bullock search for the source of a new street drug that causes euphoria then death. Meanwhile, Oswald Cobblepot works his way deeper into Maroni's inner circle and Fish Mooney continues to plot against Falcone.


Tim Hunter


Bruno Heller (developed by), Rebecca Perry Cutter





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 (credit only)
Camren Bicondova ... Selina Kyle
Cory Michael Smith ... Edward Nygma
Victoria Cartagena ... Renee Montoya (credit only)
Andrew Stewart-Jones ... Crispus Allen (credit only)
John Doman ... Carmine Falcone
Jada Pinkett Smith ... Fish Mooney
David Zayas ... Sal Maroni
Makenzie Leigh ... Liza


Oswald risks his life by revealing his Fish past to gain Maroni's trust in the war against Falcone, which works after the don has Gordon abducted to check Oswald's story. A potent drug, which shortly renders incredibly strong and fearless, but fatally alters the calcium balance, is handed out blindly on Gotham's streets. Gordon works out is was developed by a Wayne subsidiary, which had the only sufficiently advanced lab, but also fired Stan Potolsky, the brilliant chemist in charge of a military order along those lines. The project was suspended by the Waynes until their murder. Bruce works out irregularities in the Wayne empire and attends a company event to question the board members, but instead has to witness the dramatic sequel of the fatal drug story, while Gordon worked his way there via Stan's mentor, a radically thinking philosophy professor. Meanwhile Falcone's lieutenant Nikolai plots with secret lover Fish. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

20 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


While young Bruce Wayne is studying Wayne Enterprises documents, an episode of Batman (1966) can be seen before the Breaking News Report as Alfred walks past the television. See more »


[first lines]
Alfred Pennyworth: Fancy a stroll? It's a lovely day. Stretch the legs, breath of fresh air.
Bruce Wayne: I'm busy...
Alfred Pennyworth: I got a question for you, Master Bruce. What if all of this was a complete and utter bloody waste of time? What if you never discovered who killed your mom and dad? Hmm? What if you never get to wreak revenge?
Bruce Wayne: I don't want revenge. I wanna understand how it all works. How Gotham works.
Alfred Pennyworth: Well, you'd have more chance digging to China with a teaspoon.
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A Sunday Kind Of Love
Written by Louis Prima, Anita Leonard, Stan Rhodes, and Barbara Belle
Performed by The Harptones
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An interesting and well-written episode (Spoiler Free)
26 November 2014 | by jseph1234See all my reviews

Just finished watching the "Viper" episode and have to admit this was BY FAR the most intelligently written of the episodes I have seen. The plot was intriguing with an interesting "other worldly" edge that help start it off.

Afterwards it became more grounded in the reality of Gotham and the past events. By extending those events in a logical fashion it help develop depth of character for the Evil and Good characters.

I also liked how it brought the element of Wayne Enterprises onto the stage with a promise of more involvement in the development of the plot.

Well done and enjoyable (My FIRST positive rating of any of the Gotham episodes)

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