Gotham (2014–2019)
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All Happy Families Are Alike 

All hell breaks loose on Gotham's streets as the crime families collide. Dr. Thompkins helps Barbara through therapy. Bruce and Alfred try to find out Thomas Wayne's secret.


Danny Cannon


Bruno Heller (developed by), Bruno Heller




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ben McKenzie ... James Gordon
Donal Logue ... Harvey Bullock
David Mazouz ... Bruce Wayne
Zabryna Guevara ... Sarah Essen (credit only)
Sean Pertwee ... Alfred Pennyworth
Robin Lord Taylor ... Oswald Cobblepot / Penguin
Erin Richards ... Barbara Kean
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
Morena Baccarin ... Leslie Thompkins


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. Written by

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Release Date:

4 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The red and black chainmail piece worn by Selena Kyle was made by Poly's Pleasures Chainmail. See more »


In the previous episode, as The Ogre falls to the floor, the knife he is holding up to Barbara's neck grazes her throat (or so it looks), but in this episode when Jim enters the precinct clinic where Leslie is finishing up a checkup on Barbara, there is no wound on her throat. See more »


[first lines]
Selina Kyle: [seeing Fish approach by boat] Whoa.
Fish Mooney: Good morning, child.
Selina Kyle: We ain't children. And it ain't morning.
Fish Mooney: Oh, it will be soon. A brand-new day.
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References The Shining (1980) See more »


Dance of the Knights
Written by Sergei Prokofiev
[Played when Bruce and Alfred make a discovery at Wayne Manor.]
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This is why I keep watching Gotham
26 May 2015 | by cheroldSee all my reviews

This series is a real roller-coaster ride, and after the low of the terrible, 3-part serial killer episode, we get a season finale high that - while admittedly ridiculous - was also tremendous fun.

A wild medley of mob hits, new alliances, nervous breakdowns, shootouts, and secrets, the highlight was the return of a punked-out Fish Mooney assisted by a newly edgy Selena (because the way you know a criminal is serious is by their new hairstyle).

Much of the episode was absurd, such as an unconvincing shootout and a rather petulant killing. But Penguin was great as always, Nygma had an interesting scene, and even the tail end of the serial-killer story contributed some entertaining (though not entirely surprising) moments.

I hope this series is more consistent next year. If only all the episodes were as good as this one.

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