Lt. James Gordon arrives in Gotham with his fiancee Barbara Dean, and sets out to fight the corruption that has infiltrated the city at all levels. Partnered with veteran cop Harvey Bullock, Gordon tries to make a difference... and starts by investigating the murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne, whose deaths have left their son Bruce an orphan.
S01E02 - Selina Kyle
Jim and Harvey investigate the disappearances of homeless children and discover a bizarre couple leading a child-trafficking ring. Meanwhile, Oswald heads back to Gotham, killing anyone who gets in his way, and Carmine accuses Fish of conspiring to overthrow him.
S01E03 - The Ballooman
Jim and Harvey track down a vigilante who uses weather balloons to kill his victim, corrupt figures in authority. Meanwhile, Oswald gets close to Carmine's rival for the mobs, and Barbara is told to ask Jim if he killed a man.
S01E04 - Arkham
A hit man targets both sides of the city council as the fate of the Arkham district is decided. Jim and Harvey are assigned to find the killer's next target and protect him. Meanwhile, Oswald worms his way into Maroni's good graces, and Fish goes recruiting.
S01E05 - Viper
Jim and Harvey investigate a death caused by a new drug, Viper, which has fatal side effects. Meanwhile, Oswald offers to help Maroni raid Falcone's casino, and Fish trains Liza in how to get close to Falcone.
S01E06 - Spirit of the Goat
A killer that Harvey killed ten years ago is apparently risen from the grave and is once again targeting the firstborn children of the rich and powerful. Meanwhile, Renee and Crispus find a witness against Jim, and Oswald pays his mother a visit.
S01E07 - Penguin's Umbrella
Jim decides to go out with a bang by arresting Falcone and Mayor James for framing Mario Pepper. However, first he has to survive an attack by Falcone's man Victor Zsasz. Meanwhile, Maroni refuses to hand Oswald over to Falcone and matters escalate between the two dons.
S01E08 - The Mask
Jim and Harvey investigate a man's death and discover that he was involved in a brutal fight club at a financial firm. Meanwhile, Bruce returns to school and has to deal with bullies, and Alfred lends a hand.
S01E09 - Harvey Dent
Jim leaves Selina in Alfred's safekeeping while ADA Harvey Dent uses her potential testimony to rattle the man Dent believes is responsible for the Waynes' murders. Meanwhile, Oswald finds Fish's mole in the Falcone organization.
S01E10 - LoveCraft
When killers come after Selina, Jim tracks down Lovecraft to get him to call off the hit. Meanwhile, Selina and Bruce flee into the city and Alfred and Harvey go after them.
S01E11 - Rogues' Gallery
Jim begins his new assignment at Arkham, but a mysterious assault on a prisoner gives him an unexpected case to solve. Meanwhile, Selena takes a sick Ivy to Jim's apartment, Renee begins to fall back into her old addictions due to Barbara, and Oswald gets a harsh lesson.
S01E12 - What the Little Bird Told Him
The GCPD has no choice but to bring Jim in when the new "Electrocutioner" goes on a criminal spree. Meanwhile, Falcone faces a challenge from within when Fish makes her move.
S01E13 - Welcome Back, Jim Gordon
Jim investigates the death of a witness inside the station house, and quickly realizes that it's an inside job. When no one on the force can help him, he turns to Oswald for help. Meanwhile, Oswald shows his mother his new club, and Bruce returns from Switzerland and seeks out Selina.
S01E14 - The Fearsome, Dr. Crane
Before leaving Gotham, Fish tips off Maroni to who betrayed her. Meanwhile, Jim and Harvey go after a killer who make his victims face their worst fears, and Essen is forced to suspend Edward.
S01E15 - The Scarecrow
Gerald Crane claims another victim and Jim and Harvey try to track him down. Meanwhile, Bruce insists on going on his yearly hike alone, Fish wakes up in a strange place, and Falcone negotiates with Maroni to keep Oswald alive.
S01E16 - The Blind Fortune Teller
Jim and Leslie go to the circus but become involved in a feud between families... and a murder. Meanwhile, Zsasz reconditions Butch to help Oswald at the club, Barbara returns to her apartment and meets her new guests, and Bruce meets with the board of directors of Wayne Enterprises.
S01E17 - Red Hood
Jim and Harvey go after bank robbers whose leader uses a red hood to disguise his features. Meanwhile, Fish tries to negotiate with the Manager, while Barbara tries to bond with Selena.
S01E18 - Everyone has a Cobblepot
Jim tries to break Loeb's hold on Harvey after the commissioner gets the charges dropped against Flass. Meanwhile, Selena offers Bruce her help going against the board, and Fish meets with the head of the hospital and makes a deal.
S01E19 - Beasts of Prey
While Bruce searches for Reggie, Jim becomes involved in a cold case that puts his loved ones in danger. Meanwhile, Oswald attempts to purchase a controlling share in a bar for his own sinister purposes.
S01E20 - Under the Knife
While Jim continues his pursuit of the Ogre, Edward comes to Kirstin's defense. Meanwhile, Maroni pays a visit to Oswald's cabin and shares some important truths with Gertrud.
S01E21 - The Anvil or the Hammer
As Jim and Harvey close in on the Ogre, the killer executes his own plan to get his perfect mate. Meanwhile, Bruce gets to Bunderslaw's safe, and Oswald sets in motion a plan to take control of the Gotham underworld.
S01E22 - All Happy Families are Alike
While Leslie helps Barbara with counseling, Jim and Harvey try tor rescue Falcone from first Oswald, then Fish, then Maroni. Meanwhile, Kristen asks Edward about Tom's mysterious disappearance.