Gotham (2014–2019)
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The Mask 

Gordon and Bullock investigate a Gothamite who runs a deadly fight club for candidates applying for a job at his financial firm. Meanwhile, Bruce returns to school and gets a visit from a new friend.


Paul A. Edwards (as Paul Edwards)


Bruno Heller (developed by), John Stephens

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ben McKenzie ... James Gordon
Donal Logue ... Harvey Bullock
David Mazouz ... Bruce Wayne
Zabryna Guevara ... Sarah Essen
Sean Pertwee ... Alfred Pennyworth
Robin Lord Taylor ... Oswald Cobblepot / Penguin
Erin Richards ... Barbara Kean
Camren Bicondova ... Selina Kyle
Cory Michael Smith ... Edward Nygma
Victoria Cartagena ... Renee Montoya (credit only)
Andrew Stewart-Jones ... Crispus Allen (credit only)
John Doman ... Carmine Falcone (credit only)
Jada Pinkett Smith ... Fish Mooney
Todd Stashwick ... Richard Sionis / The Mask
Makenzie Leigh ... Liza


While Oswald enjoys his new status as mob lieutenant, turning the violent tables on his former tormentors, James and Harvey work out that a series of murders committed by a masked men tie to warriors-obsessed financial tycoon Richard Sionis's fight club, a recruitment program, which he drops kidnapped Gordon into. Butler Alfred convinces Bruce Wayne to return to private school, but the traumatized knave is bullied and beaten by Tommy Elliot, so Alfred preps him to pay the brute back in kind. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

10 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


When Fish Mooney is meeting with Penguin, she ends the conversation by saying: things change. This is obviously a reference to Batman Returns (1992), where Batman ends a confrontation with The Penguin with the same phrase. See more »


Richard Sionis: I knew you had a killer in you!
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Oh What A Dream
Written by Chuck Willis
Performed by Ruth Brown
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Can You Teach Me How To Fight?
10 November 2014 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

Gotham is definitely a good show. But every good show has an average filler episode every once in awhile. 'The Mask' gave an entertaining but yet a bit convoluted episode. It once again tackled several story lines that kept us entertained but also were a bit unnecessary. Bruce begins his journey, Bullock and Gordon gained a bit of respect from the GCPD, Fish Mooney is plotting against Falcone, and Penguin continues is plan for power.

I think the greatness of the past few episodes has been the ability to focus on one story and sprinkle in a few other scenes. Well instead of focusing on our first appearance of Roman Sionis AKA Black Mask, we had several plot lines that undermined the cool scenes with Sionis. By the way they called him Richard should I assume that's just another name he goes by? I don't know enough about Black Mask other than the Arkham games. I don't think we need to have Gordon be in a fight to the death every episode but when you have as cool of a villain as Black Mask, it can be forgiven.

Bruce's scenes were typical and basically the same we have had all season. And i'm assuming that's Tommy Elliot AKA the future Hush? I don't think Bruce needs to be training yet considering we are only 8 episodes in with a 13 year old? But it was still a cool scene.

Bullock's speech to the GCPD cops was actually the highlight of the entire night but I wish they would have prolonged that story and showed how rock bottom Gordon hits. So although this episode didn't do a lot to advance the overall story arc for this season, it was still a solid episode in a continuous string of good episodes Gotham has offered.

+Hush & Black Mask

+Bullock's speech

+Bruce fights back

+Writing has improved

-Barbara leaving again?

-Convoluted story


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