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Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

The story behind Detective James Gordon's rise to prominence in Gotham City in the years before Batman's arrival.

Last Updated: 6/3/2022Network: FOX
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The Trial of Jim Gordon
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7.43
1628 votes

#1 - The Trial of Jim Gordon

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/7/2019

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.

Directors: Erin Richards
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Nothing's Shocking
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7.47
1566 votes

#2 - Nothing's Shocking

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/28/2019

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.

Directors: Kenneth Fink
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Rogues' Gallery
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7.50
3745 votes

#3 - Rogues' Gallery

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/5/2015

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.

Directors: Oz Scott
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The Fearsome Dr. Crane
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7.58
3354 votes

#4 - The Fearsome Dr. Crane

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/2/2015

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.

Directors: John Behring
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Everyone Has a Cobblepot
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7.58
3586 votes

#5 - Everyone Has a Cobblepot

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/2/2015

While Gordon seeks information about the recent controversy with Commissioner Loeb, Fish’s allegiance with the prisoners is questioned when she appears to join forces with Dr. Dulmacher. Meanwhile, after an attack close to home, Bruce deals with the aftermath.

Directors: Bill Eagles
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Pena Dura
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7.60
1693 votes

#6 - Pena Dura

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/31/2019

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.

Directors: Mark Tonderai
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Ruin
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7.61
1693 votes

#7 - Ruin

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/24/2019

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.

Directors: Nathan Hope
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Welcome Back, Jim Gordon
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7.61
3527 votes

#8 - Welcome Back, Jim Gordon

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/26/2015

When the key witness in a homicide ends up dead while being held for questioning by the police, Gordon suspects that it’s an inside job and looks to an old friend for information. Meanwhile, Oswald Cobblepot takes control of one of Fish Mooney’s prized possessions, as she gets a small taste of her own medicine.

Directors: Wendey Stanzler
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Rise of the Villains: Scarification
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7.62
4064 votes

#9 - Rise of the Villains: Scarification

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/19/2015

Galavan and Penguin join forces with a dangerous family in Gotham. Then, as the rivalry between the Waynes and the Galavans resurfaces, Gordon struggles to maintain order in the city.

Directors: Bill Eagles
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Penguin, Our Hero
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7.63
1769 votes

#10 - Penguin, Our Hero

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/17/2019

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.

Directors: Rob Bailey
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A Dark Knight: Hog Day Afternoon
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7.63
3229 votes

#11 - A Dark Knight: Hog Day Afternoon

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/26/2017

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.

Directors: Mark Tonderai
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I Am Bane
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7.64
1659 votes

#12 - I Am Bane

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/21/2019

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.

Directors: Kenneth Fink
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Red Hood
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7.64
3495 votes

#13 - Red Hood

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/23/2015

Following several bank robberies, Gordon and Bullock investigate the Red Hood gang. Selina Kyle continues to bond with Barbara, and Fish Mooney tries to reclaim her position in the underworld.

Directors: Nathan Hope
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13 Stitches
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7.64
1648 votes

#14 - 13 Stitches

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/14/2019

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.

Directors: Ben McKenzie
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The Scarecrow
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7.64
3418 votes

#15 - The Scarecrow

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/9/2015

Gordon and Bullock set out to stop Gerald Crane, a biology teacher who has been harvesting the glands of his murder victims. Meanwhile, after finding herself in an unusual setting, Mooney continues plotting to gain power, and Falcone attempts to change Maroni's plan for the Penguin. Then, Bruce takes a treacherous hike.

Directors: Nick Copus
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The Blind Fortune Teller
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7.64
3424 votes

#16 - The Blind Fortune Teller

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/16/2015

Gordon takes Dr. Leslie Thompkins to the circus, but the day turns quickly when the circus comes under attack. Then, Falcone enlists Butch Gilzean to help Penguin with the night club, while Fish Mooney is otherwise occupied. Also, Bruce Wayne schedules a meeting with the Wayne Enterprises board.

Directors: Jeffrey G. Hunt
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Beasts of Prey
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7.65
3881 votes

#17 - Beasts of Prey

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/13/2015

Gordon and Bullock inspect a cold case involving the Ogre, a serial killer who targets young women in Gotham City. Meanwhile, Fish plots her escape from the Dollmaker, and Bruce and Selina confront Reggie.

Directors: Eagle Egilsson
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They Did What?
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7.69
1654 votes

#18 - They Did What?

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 4/18/2019

As Bane enacts his final plan for Gotham’s destruction, Gordon rallies his former enemies to save the city. Meanwhile, Nyssa al Ghul kidnaps Barbara’s newborn daughter, with ambitions to raise her as her own. Then, Bruce’s decision to leave Gotham points him to his destiny, while devastating Selina.

Directors: Carol Banker
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A Dark Knight: Reunion
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7.69
2406 votes

#19 - A Dark Knight: Reunion

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 3/15/2018

Ivy picks her next target, leading Gordon and Lucius back to an old friend, as Selina tries to take matters into her own hands. Sofia wants full control of Gotham and turns to Lee about the state of the Narrows. Meanwhile, Bruce tries to make amends with Alfred, and Nygma visits Arkham.

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Trespassers
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7.70
1776 votes

#20 - Trespassers

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/10/2019

Gordon and Bullock investigate a location where several kids have been kidnapped. Barbara proves to be an unlikely ally to Gordon. Meanwhile, Bruce looks into an alleged witch with healing powers for Selina, and Nygma deals with demons of his own.

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A Dark Knight: A Beautiful Darkness
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7.70
2510 votes

#21 - A Dark Knight: A Beautiful Darkness

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/8/2018

Ivy tracks a secret project on which Wayne Enterprises is working and begins to target anyone that can give her information. Meanwhile, Jerome becomes obsessed with Penguin in Arkham. Also, Gordon begins to second guess his deal with Sofia and an unsettling dream sequence shakes up Bruce.

Directors: John Stephens
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A Dark Knight: Pieces of a Broken Mirror
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7.70
2569 votes

#22 - A Dark Knight: Pieces of a Broken Mirror

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/1/2018

Gordon is called to the scene after The Toy Maker is hired to assassinate one of Gotham's doctors. Lee Thompkins begins to try to rebuild the Narrows, with Nygma as her partner. Meanwhile, Alfred's new life in the Narrows becomes complicated and Ivy reveals her new persona to Selina.

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Ace Chemicals
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7.70
1653 votes

#23 - Ace Chemicals

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/21/2019

Gordon races to uncover the criminal element threatening to end talks of Gotham’s reunification with the mainland. A very much alive Jeremiah returns and organizes a twisted recreation of the murder of Bruce’s parents with the help of Jervis Tetch aka Mad Hatter.

Directors: John Stephens
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A Dark Knight: The Demon's Head
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7.70
3546 votes

#24 - A Dark Knight: The Demon's Head

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/12/2017

Bruce Wayne puts the lives of Gotham Natural History Museum historian Niles Winthrop and his grandson, Alex, in danger in an attempt to uncover the meaning behind his prized knife from the auction. Meanwhile, Ra's Al Ghul proves he'll take deadly measures to achieve what he wants. Also, with Sofia Falcone in town, she is on a mission to win back Gotham from Penguin.

Directors: Kenneth Fink
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Under the Knife
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7.71
3982 votes

#25 - Under the Knife

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/20/2015

Gordon and Bullock continue their investigation of the Ogre, who begins to make his move on someone close to Gordon. Meanwhile, Bruce and Selina team up to expose a corrupt Wayne Enterprises employee and Nygma comes to Kristin Kringle’s defense.

Directors: T.J. Scott
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