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Rise of the Villains: Damned If You Do... 

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Penguin is King of Gotham and after a shakeup at the GCPD, Detective James Gordon's moral compass wavers, as he seeks help from Penguin.


Danny Cannon


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ben McKenzie ... James Gordon
Donal Logue ... Harvey Bullock
David Mazouz ... Bruce Wayne
Morena Baccarin ... Leslie Thompkins
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
James Frain ... Theo Galavan
Jessica Lucas ... Tabitha Galavan
Cameron Monaghan ... Jerome Valeska
Peter Scolari ... Commissioner Loeb
Anthony Carrigan ... Victor Zsasz


Penguin is King of Gotham and after a shakeup at the GCPD, Detective James Gordon's moral compass wavers, as he seeks help from Penguin.

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Release Date:

21 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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The episode title "Damned If You Do... " refers to the quote "(you're) Damned If You Do And Damned If You Don't" and it signifies that person will be blamed for an outcome regardless of how they might have acted. In academic circles, it is known as the Law of Double Effect. See more »


When Penguin and Gordon are talking, the number of candles on the table changes from four to two, to four, and back to two. See more »


[first lines]
Alfred Pennyworth: [Bruce Wayne and Alfred Pennyworth explore the secret stairwell found in the Wayne mansion] Bloody hell.
Alfred Pennyworth: [Bruce see's a door and tries to run into it] No, wait, wait, wait!
Alfred Pennyworth: [the two notice the door has a keypad as Bruce begins entering random numbers] There must be a million possible combinations, Master Bruce.
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Gotham End Credits Theme
Written by David E. Russo
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Completing the old plots with a New stories .. just smells like perfection.
19 September 2015 | by Aktham_TashtushSee all my reviews

The show picked up right where they left us ... the amount of excitement and eagerness still tip-top. and the story is still tight and filled with mysteries leave you on each episode wondering what's gonna happen with each character.

The story of Bruce Wayne is still focused on what his father has kept from him and he might discover more bit and pieces ,, but i am now more drawn to the plot of James Gordon and his "new" relation with Cobblepot the penguin :D .. gosh here Gordon would do some unexpected things to get what he really want and that definitely will tie him up tight to penguin.

The other new story is the story of the crazy prisoners and who each one of those will have at least a couple of crazy episode trying to destroy Gotham ...

and sure not forgetting Nygma is literally getting crazy missed up .. would he be in the good side or the bad one >>> Like we know which is which !! :D

So overall .. i do have a great hopes for this season .. and i think the first episode is showing some promising upcoming ones ..

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