Gotham Season 5

Release Date, Full Episodes

Gotham season 5 started airing on Thursday, January 3, 2019. Subscribe below for season Five fan alert to get a short reminder email the day of the season finale — Apr 25, 2019. Get a brief email if and when the next season is announced. Make sure to come back to where we’ll have season recap and discussion.

List of Episodes

S5E1 Year Zero

S5E2 Trespassers

S5E3 Penguin, Our Hero

S5E4 Ruin

S5E5 Pena Dura

S5E6 13 Stitches

S5E7 Ace Chemicals

S5E8 Nothing's Shocking

S5E9 The Trial of Jim Gordon

S5E10 I Am Bane

S5E11 They Did What?

most recent episode S5E12 The Beginning...

How many episodes are in season 5 of Gotham?

The season consists of 12 episodes.


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'Gotham' Series-Finale Teaser Finally Gives Us the First Look at The Joker (Video) - TheWrap - via Thewrap

The joke luckily wasn’t on “Gotham” fans Monday, as Fox released the long-awaited first look at Cameron Monaghan’s version of The Joker — er, “J,” as he’s known on the Batman prequel series. Yes, the series-finale teaser featuring the arrival of the Dark Knight villain dropped on April Fools’ Day, but we assure you it is no prank.

Gotham pretty much wins April Fools Day with first look at Joker in series finale - via Syfy

Mentally and criminally insane just like his twin brother, Jerome, Jeremiah Valeska was really set onto his destiny-laden path in Episode 7 of Season 5, "Ace Chemicals," where he fell into a vat of toxic chemicals that disfigured his face forever. Currently catatonic over in Arkham Asylum, it looks like he's about to snap into the Joker persona for good.

Gotham finally reveals Cameron Monaghan's Joker in new promo - via Ew

Previously Monaghan teased to EW: “The character I most enjoyed playing is the one in the final episode that we haven’t seen yet… when you have an episode that’s a full-on Batman episode running around in the future, you’re going to have characters that you’ll expect to see.”  

Gotham reveals the Batman series' Joker in time for April Fools' Day - via Polygon

Earlier this week, Gotham confirmed that the final episode of the series would jump ahead in time to find Batman in action. “He’s in the episode. He’s not just in a last scene,” Stephens revealed at the spring TCAs. “The last episode is one scene in the timeline of the rest of the season, and then the rest of the episode is in the future. It almost feels, in a weird way, like another pilot.”

Gotham: FOX Releases First Look at Batman in Finale Poster - canceled TV shows - TV Series Finale - via Tvseriesfinale

The Batman prequel series explores the early days of then-police detective James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and iconic Gotham City characters — before they became legends. The cast includes Donal Logue, Robin Lord Taylor, Cory Michael Smith, David Mazouz, Sean Pertwee, Erin Richards, Camren Bicondova, and Chris Chalk.

Previously on Gotham: 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.

Critics Reviews

    What is going on with Edward Nygma? Whatever Hugo Strange did to him after the fight with Lee must’ve altered his mental state or body chemistry. The Riddler didn’t make a grand return yet as a result of the mystery–we need the riddle maker to come back and show his evil presence. In fact, this new grandiose <...> - by The Young Folks [Justin Carreiro]

    Gotham is delivering its craziest premise as a curtain call here. Or maybe I should say "craziest thing that can happen to the city before Batman is even an idea in Bruce's brain." A decade from now, when Batman arrives on the scene, Gotham will have already endured a time when it was an abandoned wasteland run by <...> - by IGN Movies [Matt Fowler]

    Tabitha Galavan lets her quest for revenge against Penguin get the better of her, and she meets her end at his hand. What has up to this point been a pretty exciting episode then takes a giant leap forward, as all of a sudden the stakes are much higher.  The only subplot not really working as-is would be Bruce and <...> - by Tell-Tale TV [Nick Hogan]

    At its heart, the story of Batman is one of a rich, privileged kid turning the murder of his parents into a mission to rectify the injustices of all the corrupt systems that operate within a city. That’s a compelling, poignant story to tell, if Gotham can commit. There’s smatterings of political and social <...> - by AV Club [Kyle Fowle]

    Who’d want to leave? Everybody’s here, and every baddie’s got a neighborhood. Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) owns the ammo factory, so he lives in Art Deco splendor in City Hall, feeding his dog overcooked steak while his starving minions serenade him. Barbara (the wonderful Erin Richards) has massive stores of food <...> - by Entertainment Weekly [Darren Franich]


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