The origin story behind Commissioner James Gordon’s rise to prominence in Gotham City in the years before Batman’s arrival.
Season 01, Episode 01 – “Pilot”
Detective James Gordon performs his work in the dangerously corrupt city of Gotham, which consistently teeters between good and evil.
Season 01, Episode 02 – “Selina Kyle”
A child-trafficking ring is investigated, and one of the victims is Selina Kyle. Elsewhere, Penguin blazes a bloody trail back to Gotham.
Season 01, Episode 03 – “The Balloonman”
A vigilante goes after corrupt Gotham citizens and kills them by hooking them up to weather balloons. Elsewhere, Oswald Cobblepot returns to the city and aligns himself with a powerful ally.
Season 01, Episode 04 – “Arkham”
Gordon and Bullock act quickly to protect members of the Arkham city council as they prepare for a dangerously controversial vote. Meanwhile, Gordon gets a visit from an old friend.
Season 01, Episode 05 – “Viper”
Gordon and Bullock are on the case when a new euphoric but lethal drug hits the streets. Elsewhere, Oswald Cobblepot integrates himself into Maroni’s inner circle; and Fish Mooney continues to set her targets on Falcone.
Season 01, Episode 06 – “Spirit of the Goat”
A killer targets Gotham elite’s firstborn children, and the case brings back painful memories for Bullock. Elsewhere, Gordon is forced to deal with the consequences of his past decisions.
Season 01, Episode 07 – “Penguin’s Umbrella”
Gordon comes face-to-face with the consequences of his decision to spare Penguin’s life. Meanwhile, tensions between Maroni and Falcone grow more violent.
Season 01, Episode 08 – “The Mask”
Gordon and Bullock check out a brutal fight club that features bouts between candidates applying for work at a financial firm. Meanwhile, upon his return to school, Bruce makes a new friend.
Season 01, Episode 09 – “Harvey Dent”
Harvey Dent encourages Gordon to team up with Mayor James in an attempt to close the Wayne murder case. Meanwhile, Penguin makes contact with Mooney’s secret weapon.
Season 01, Episode 10 – “Lovecraft”
Gordon is reassigned to duty at Arkham Asylum, following a misstep. Meanwhile, Selina takes a new friend on a dangerous journey through Gotham to evade some assassins who are trying to kill her.
Season 01, Episode 11 – “Rogues’ Gallery”
A guard is murdered at Arkham Asylum as Det. Gordon begins his assignment there. Meanwhile, Cobblepot continues to build his army.
Season 01, Episode 12 – “What the Little Bird Told Him”
Gordon tries to get his job back by capturing Jack Gruber, a deranged electrical genius who escaped from Arkham Asylum. Meanwhile, Falcone struggles to hold onto his empire when Fish Mooney makes her next move.
Season 01, Episode 13 – “Welcome Back, Jim Gordon”
Gordon suspects an inside job when the key witness in a homicide ends up dead while being held for questioning by the police, so he turns to an old friend for information. Meanwhile, Oswald Cobblepot takes control of a prized possession belonging to Fish Mooney.
Season 01, Episode 14 – “The Fearsome Dr. Crane”
Maroni tests Fish Mooney’s loyalty; Gordon and Bullock hunt a killer who targets victims with severe phobias; Bruce Wayne confronts Gordon for failing to make progress on his parents’ murder case.
Season 01, Episode 15 – “The Scarecrow”
Gordon and Bullock hunt Gerald Crane, a biology teacher who harvests the glands of his murder victims. Meanwhile, Mooney continues her plot to gain power; Bruce takes a treacherous hike; and Falcone tries to change Maroni’s plan for the Penguin.
Season 01, Episode 16 – “The Blind Fortune Teller”
Gordon takes Dr. Leslie Thompkins to the circus, but the outing turns dangerous when the circus comes under attack. Meanwhile, Falcone gets Butch Gilzean to help Penguin with the nightclub; and Bruce Wayne schedules a meeting with the Wayne Enterprises board.