10 Worst Episodes of Gotham

Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world's greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon's story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world's most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker?

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 04, 2023.

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Gotham - S5E6

#10 - 13 Stitches (Season 5 - Episode 6)

Gordon assembles an unlikely team to protect Gotham from Eduardo Dorrance and his Delta Force. Just as Lee Thompkins resurfaces, Barbara reveals shocking news that will change Gordon's life forever. Meanwhile, Selina and Penguin team up to outsmart fellow villain Magpie.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 1503 votes.

Gotham - S5E10

#9 - I Am Bane (Season 5 - Episode 10)


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.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 1502 votes.

Gotham - S1E14

#8 - The Fearsome Dr. Crane (Season 1 - Episode 14)

Fish Mooney reveals a secret of Oswald Cobblepot's, prompting Maroni to take him on a trip to test his loyalty. Meanwhile, Gordon and Bullock hunt down a killer who targets victims with severe phobias and Bruce Wayne confronts Gordon for failing to make progress on his parents' murder case.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 2285 votes.

Gotham - S5E3

#7 - Penguin, Our Hero (Season 5 - Episode 3)


With the creation of Haven as a safe place for refugees, Gordon hopes to stop the gang-fighting in Gotham. Selina is determined to find Jeremiah and convinces Bruce to help her. Meanwhile, Penguin goes to Haven to reclaim his staff.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 1612 votes.

Gotham - S5E4

#6 - Ruin (Season 5 - Episode 4)

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.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 1543 votes.

Gotham - S4E6

#5 - A Dark Knight: Hog Day Afternoon (Season 4 - Episode 6)


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 themselves an unlikely home at Cherry's place.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 2997 votes.

Gotham - S5E5

#4 - Pena Dura (Season 5 - Episode 5)

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. Then, Bruce is concerned about Selina's recent behavior.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 1543 votes.

Gotham - S1E11

#3 - Rogues' Gallery (Season 1 - Episode 11)


Gordon’s assignment at Arkham Asylum gets off to a rocky start when the murder of a guard ignites an investigation, leading him to meet Dr. Leslie Thompkins. Meanwhile, Cobblepot continues to build his army.

The episode was rated 7.55 from 2306 votes.

Gotham - S5E8

#2 - Nothing's Shocking (Season 5 - Episode 8)

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 episode was rated 7.50 from 1425 votes.

Gotham - S5E9

#1 - The Trial of Jim Gordon (Season 5 - Episode 9)


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 move.

The episode was rated 7.46 from 1474 votes.

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