Gotham Season 3, Episode 13 Synopsis: “Mad City: Smile Like You Mean It”


This week on Gotham, Dwight goes into action and tries to resurrect Jerome. And Barbara has all the pieces in place to take over the city.

Last week on Gotham‘s “Mad City: Ghosts,” Jim Gordon and Harvey Bullock made a very disturbing discovery—Jerome’s followers are stronger than ever with a plan to revive him. Meanwhile, Selina Kyle has patched things up a bit with her long-lost mother. And Edward Nygma, starting his revenge plot, almost drove Penguin to the verge of insanity.

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As Jim and Harvey looked into the “possible” resurrection of a dead body, they discovered a cult worshiping Jerome. This was the least of Jim’s problems, as Carmine put a hit out on him for Mario’s killing. The hit was later called off when Lee had a change of heart and couldn’t go through with it.

In Bruce Wayne’s Court of Owl’s drama, Maria has now mended her relationship with Selina. Okay, it took a bit of convincing from the future Dark Knight. However, all’s not so well because Maria’s past returned to haunt her in the form of a man demanding payment. Selina, looking to help her mother, inadvertently ropes in Bruce and Alfred.

And how can we forget about Penguin? Seeing his father’s ghost warn him about impending dangers, Penguin went as far as killing his new Chief of Staff. Ed was later revealed as a mastermind—using the face-morphing former Arkham inmate to pose as Elijah.

This week’s episode holds a lot of surprises: Jerome may be resurrected; Maria reveals her true intentions; and Barbara moves one step closer to power. Here’s the official synopsis:

“Mad City: Smile Like You Mean It”

"On the run from Gordon and Bullock, Dwight (guest star David Dastmalchian) tries to revive Jerome (guest star Cameron Monaghan) and, in turn, activates his acolytes around Gotham City. Meanwhile, Selina’s mom’s (guest star Ivana Milicevic) intentions in Gotham are revealed, and the power play between Penguin and Nygma escalates as Barbara’s plans are set in place in the all-new “Mad City: Smile Like You Mean It” episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, January 23rd on FOX."

And, of course, the promo for the episode:

Next: Catch up with a recap of 'Mad City: Ghosts'

Enjoy this week’s new episode, and check back with us on Tuesday morning for our full recap and review. Also, don’t forget to visit the Gotham After Show where our friends at will give fans a play-by-play of the latest episode. And the fun continues with Welcome to the Batcave, also on

Gotham airs on Fox on Mondays at 8:00 p.m. EST.