Gotham Season 5 News, Reviews, and Episode Guide

Gotham Season 5 allowed the show to wrap up its early Batman story. Here's everything you need to know.

Gotham Season 5 is here!

Gotham Season 5 was renewed by Fox in what TV Line described as an “11th hour decision” for the network. Gotham Season 5 will mark the final batch of episodes for Fox’s Batman prequel, and the idea is that this will be the year that will “wrap up” Bruce’s early journey to becoming Batman.

The renewal was a little bit of a surprise considering that Gotham hasn’t been at its most fabulous – in terms of ratings, at least – during its fourth season. The show saw a steep decline in viewership during its fourth season, after a relatively strong season premiere. But its fans are loyal, and its streaming and international numbers might be strong. And there is something to be said for allowing the show to finish its run, too.

Read our review of the most recent episode right here!

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The final episode of Gotham is called “The Beginning” and it aired on April 25. Here’s the official synopsis…

“Ten years in the future, Bruce returns to Gotham for the opening of the new Wayne Tower; when Bullock is framed for a murder, Gordon begins to piece together a sinister plot targeting the city; a new figure emerges to be the hero Gotham needs.”

The extended Gotham series finale trailer is basically the Batman TV show you’ve always wanted! Watch it below:

And here’s an earlier trailer…

Gotham Season 5 Episodes

Gotham Season 5 will consist of 12 episodes. That’s two more than previously reported!

Gotham Season 5 Episode 1: Year Zero

Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) face the chaos Gotham City has become. Their mission to keep the city safe becomes more complicated, as the villains who survived the attack on the city begin to resurface and claim various territories. Meanwhile, Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondova) grapples with how to deal with her uncertain future.”

air date: 1/3/19

read our review of “Year Zero” here.

Gotham Season 5 Episode 2: Trespassers

Gordon and Bullock (Donal Logue) investigate a location where several kids have been kidnapped. Barbara (Erin Richards) proves to be an unlikely ally to Gordon. Meanwhile, Bruce looks into an alleged witch with healing powers for Selina (Camren Bicondova), and Nygma (Cory Michael Smith) deals with demons of his own.”

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air date: 1/10/19

read our review of “Trespassers” here.

Gotham Season 5 Episode 3: Penguin, Our Hero

With the creation of Haven as a safe place for refugees, Gordon (Ben McKenzie) hopes to stop the gang-fighting in Gotham. Selina is determined to find Jeremiah (guest star Cameron Monaghan) and convinces Bruce to help her. Meanwhile, Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) goes to Haven to reclaim his staff.”

air date: 1/17/19

read our review of “Penguin, Our Hero” here.

Gotham Season 5 Episode 4: Ruin

“Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) are forced to work together and alliances are shaken when Lucius (Chris Chalk), Nygma (Cory Michael Smith) and Barbara (Erin Richards) all have different ideas of the culprit behind recent events at Haven. Meanwhile, Selina (Camren Bicondova) continues her quest for revenge against Jeremiah (guest star Cameron Monaghan).”

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air date: 1/24/19

read our review of “Ruin” here.

Gotham Season 5 Episode 5: Pena Dura

“A military task force, led by Eduardo Dorrance (guest star Shane West) is called in to provide relief to Gotham. Meanwhile, Nygma (Cory Michael Smith) looks for answers from Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor), who leads him back to Hugo Strange (guest star BD Wong). Then, Bruce (David Mazouz) is concerned about Selina’s (Camren Bicondova) recent behavior.”

air date: 1/31/19

read our review of “Pena Dura” here.

Gotham Season 5 Episode 6: 13 Stitches

“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.”

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air date: 2/14/19

read our review of “13 Stitches” here.

Gotham Season 5 Episode 7: Ace Chemicals

“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.”

air date: 2/21/19

read our review of “Ace Chemicals” here.

Gotham Season 5 Episode 8: Nothing’s Shocking

“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.”

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air date: 2/28/19

read our review of “Nothing’s Shocking” here.

Gotham Season 5 Episode 9: The Trial of Jim Gordon

“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 moves.”

air date: 3/7/19

read our review of “The Trial of Jim Gordon” here.

Gotham Season 5 Episode 10: I Am Bane

“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.”

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air date: 3/21/19

read our review of “I Am Bane” here.

Gotham Season 5 Episode 11: They Did What?

“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.”

read our review of “They Did What?” here.

You can catch a glimpse of what this show’s version of Batman will look like here.

air date: 4/18/19

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Gotham Season 5 Episode 12: The Beginning…

“Ten years in the future, Bruce returns to Gotham for the opening of the new Wayne Tower; when Bullock is framed for a murder, Gordon begins to piece together a sinister plot targeting the city; a new figure emerges to be the hero Gotham needs.”

air date: 4/25/19

read our review of “The Beginning…”

One thing is for sure about this episode, we’re finally going to meet the Joker…for real. Check out this clip…

You can read more about Gotham‘s introduction of the Joker right here.

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We have some more details about Bruce Wayne’s final journey to Batman right here.

Gotham Season 5 Story

Obviously, there will be significant elements of No Man’s Land involved in Gotham Season 5. But apparently there will also be elements of Zero Year in there, as well. We have more details on that right here.

One thing is for sure, Jim will have his moustache this time. In an interview with comicbook, executive producer John Stephens noted that dedicated viewers “can expect full satisfaction on those counts,” adding that “Ben [McKenzie] is growing his facial hair as we speak.”

We have more exclusive details on what to expect from Gotham Season 5 right here!

And check out these set photos, apparently from the finale!

Gotham Season 5 Villains

A Batman show is only as good as its villains, and Gotham Season 5 will bring plenty of new ones to the party.

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Jaime Murray is joining Gotham Season 5 as a recurring player for a crucial role, reports Deadline. Murray will play Theresa Walker, a character that’s said to be the “principal nemesis” to James Gordon in this final frame of the series. Walker is described as a newcomer to the titular city who harbors “a dark secret about her past.”

Murray, an English actress, is known for several high-profile TV runs, recently seen on The CW’s The Originals, ABC’s Once Upon a Time and Syfy’s Defiance, though may be best remembered from her 2007 run on Showtime’s Dexter in a role that was both a love interest and antagonist to Michael C. Hall’s lead character. She recently starred in the horror film, The Nanny, and voices a role in Netflix’s Castlevania animated series.

We recently got a look at the show’s version of the Bat-breaking villain, Bane, as played by Shane West.

Of course, there will be plenty of surprises as the season progresses.

“There are a whole bunch of characters I want to see that I feel the viewers at large aren’t fully aware of, like Scarface or Ventriloquist,” Gotham Executive Producer John Stephens told CBR. “There’s a great dark version of that character somewhere out there who I would like to see come out. Some characters we know we want to see are Mother and Orphan. We want to see Lady Shiva. We are going to see all those characters in Season 5.”

It looks like we’re going to meet the Mutant Gang from Dark Knight Returns, as well!

Gotham Season 5 Release Date

Gotham Season 5 will arrive on Thursday, January 3.

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Gotham Season 5 Trailer

Fox released a movie-style trailer for Gotham season 5. Watch it below! 

Check out all the rest of the Gotham Season 5 footage that has been released so far!

Here’s some more footage, too…

We’ll update this with more info on Gotham Season 5 as it becomes available!