Gotham Season 4 has come to an end. Here’s our review of the season finale.
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Gotham Season 4 Episodes
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Gordon fears Jonathan Crane (guest star Charlie Tahan) is still alive and back in Gotham, when The Scarecrow’s signature MO is used in a series of robberies. Meanwhile, Penguin’s “licensing” of crime in the city backfires during the grand opening of his new Iceberg Lounge. Also, in the aftermath of his encounter with Ra’s Al Ghul, Bruce begins his vigilante watch.
air date: 9/21/17
Under pressure to prove that the GCPD is still powerful, Gordon attempts to bring in Jonathan Crane. However, Gordon puts himself in a dangerous situation at Arkham when he is forced to fight off lunatics and the demon within himself. Meanwhile, with Barbara’s unexpected return, Selina and Tabitha must consider risks that come with joining her in the weapon business.
air date: 9/28/17
Gotham Season 4 Episode 3: They Who Hide Behind Masks
Gordon takes matters into his own hands when he travels to Miami in attempts to persuade Carmine Falcone for his help in the fight against Penguin. There, he meets Carmine’s (guest star John Doman) daughter, Sofia (Crystal Reed), who unexpectedly follows Gordon back to Gotham. The battle for Penguin’s prized weaponry continues during auction night at the Iceberg Lounge and Bruce’s presence puts him on Penguin’s radar.
air date: 10/5/17
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.
air date: 10/12/17
Nygma comes face-to-face with Butch Gilzean, but he is not who he used to be. In an attempt to regain power and identity, Nygma decides to put his former partner’s skills to the test. Meanwhile, Sofia Falcone takes action to protect her own life by appealing to Penguin‘s vulnerable side. With the power of the dagger in his possession, Bruce surprises those around him with his bold actions.
air date: 10/19/17
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 Grundyfind themselves an unlikely home at Cherry’s place.
air date: 10/26/17
With Professor Pyg (guest star Michael Cerveris) striking fear throughout Gotham, Gordon and Bullock head into the Narrows to look for clues. Bruce Wayne meets a former friend, Grace (guest star Samia Finnerty), who convinces him to come along for a night out with some old classmates. Meanwhile, Sofia’s relationships with Penguin and Gordon continue to evolve.
air date: 11/2/17
Grundy and Nygma become main attractions at Cherry’s Place in The Narrows. Penguin wants revenge when he hears Nygma is mocking him on stage and enlists The Sirens for help. Meanwhile, Gordon is offered the position of GCPD Captain, putting him at odds with Bullock.
air date: 11/9/17
Professor Pyg continues to torment Gotham city, involving Jim Gordon whenever possible. Sofia and Penguin get ready for a fundraiser for the orphanage, and things don’t go as planned when Professor Pyg shows up as the chef. Meanwhile, Bruce’s partying gets in the way of his relationship with Alfred.
air date: 11/16/17
Gordon tries to broker a deal with Penguin that involves Sofia. Meanwhile, Alfred tries to pull Bruce out of his teenage-angst and downward spiral, as Lee Thompkins gains more control over the Narrows.
air date: 11/30/17
Things get complicated for Gordon, Sophia and Penguin when Carmine Falcone (guest star John Doman) comes to town. Alfred tries to get through to Bruce once and for all, while Nygma struggles to gain control over The Riddler persona and Tabitha attempts to make Grundy remember his past. Meanwhile, a familiar smile resurfaces.
air date: 12/7/17
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 (guest star Peyton List) reveals her new persona to Selina.
air date: 3/1/18
Ivy (guest star Peyton List) tracks a secret project on which Wayne Enterprises is working and begins to target anyone that can give her information. Meanwhile, Jerome (guest star Cameron Monaghan) becomes obsessed with Penguin in Arkham. Also, Gordon begins to second guess his deal with Sofia and an unsettling dream sequence shakes up Bruce.
air date: 3/8/18
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.
air date: 3/15/18
Bullock and Gordon try to track down someone who is key in Sofia’s control over Gotham. Meanwhile, Penguin, Lee and Nygma enlist an unlikely ally as they seek revenge, and Selina asks Bruce for a favor to help rid her of her guilt over Ivy.
air date: 3/22/18
While Arkham’s finest give Gordon and Bullock a run for their money as they hatch a plan to escape the asylum, Bruce devises his own strategy to thwart their plans; Barbara gets an offer she can’t refuse.
air date: 3/29/18
Gordon and Bullock try to stay one step ahead as Jerome (guest star Cameron Monaghan) zeros in on his next target. Meanwhile, Nygma hosts a riddle game show in the Narrows and faces his toughest challenger in Lee Thompkins, and Penguin goes to see Butch with a proposal
air date: 4/5/18
The Arkham inmates are still running freely in Gotham and they’re only getting more difficult to catch. Gordon develops a plan, but reluctantly has to turn to Bruce for help. Meanwhile, Barbara finds out just how far her new friends are willing to go for her.
air date: 4/12/18
Gordon and Bullock try to figure out who the clever thief is behind the robberies of various bank branches in Gotham. Meanwhile, Barbara is put in danger, forcing Tabitha to recruit help.
air date: 4/19/18
Chaos erupts at the GCPD, sending Gordon on a wild goose chase for the culprit behind the mass takeover. Meanwhile, a friend of Bruce’s becomes paranoid, resulting in rash and destructive behavior.
air date: 5/3/18
As Gotham falls into complete anarchy, a team of unlikely heroes step up to save it. Bullock takes the lead at the GCPD and Bruce’s psychological limits are tested as those close to him are put in danger.
air date: 5/10/18
Jeremiah warns a skeptical Gordon of more destruction coming Gotham’s way, and Gordon is forced to make a potentially devastating decision. Meanwhile, Barbara rallies together a team to secure her position, as alliances in the underworld shift and prove no one can be trusted. Then, Bruce is forced to come to terms with the future.
air date: 5/17/18
Gotham Season 4 Trailer
Here’s a slightly dated trailer for the second half of Season 4, which gives you an idea of what the show is up to…
And here are some more general promos for the second half of Season 4, featuring the apparent rise of Sofia Falcone, a Ras al Ghul sighting, and some Jerome/Penguin scene-age…
Gotham Season 4 Cast
Charlie Tahan joined the Gotham cast as Jonathan Crane, aka Scarecrow.
Gotham Season 4 saw Michael Cerveris play the dementedly disturbing role of DC Comics villain Professor Pyg for a multi-episode arc. The character – created by Grant Morrison and Andy Kubert – was introduced in 2007 in Batman #666 (numbered appropriately enough) and is the clandestine criminal mastermind of a killer cabal called Circus of the Strange. Wearing his signature pig mask, Pyg (a.k.a. Lazlo Valentin,) has designs to “perfect” humanity by dispensing a mind-destroying drug in viral form and surgically replace peoples’ faces with creepy doll masks to turn them into genderless automatons known as Dollotrons.
Cerveris’s casting as Pyg fulfills what was revealed to a group of reporters gathered at San Diego Comic Con – including Den of Geek – regarding the character’s debut in Season 4. As executive producer John Stephens stated of the choice to add Pyg to Gotham‘s rogues gallery:
“I’ve always loved Pyg because he’s just so demented and strange and gross and terrifying and funny.”
Gotham Season 4 also features Teen Wolf alumna Crystal Reed as Sofia Falcone, the daughter of the Don Carmine Falcone (John Doman).
As executive producer John Stephens tells EW:
“We’re going to see Jim make, in some ways, big steps toward I guess what you would call the commissionership. But, also, we’re going to see Jim, in his quest to save the city, cross different ethical lines than he ever did before. It’s going to bring him to an ethical nadir that we haven’t seen him at, and it’s going to be told through the context of a relationship that he has with Sofia Falcone.” Adding, “[T]hat’s going to be a really compelling and interesting relationship.”