Gotham season 3, episode 19 synopsis: “Heroes Rise: All Will Be Judged”


This week on Gotham, Jim and Harvey find the crystal owl which reveal secrets to the city’s underworld.

Last week on Gotham‘s “Heroes Rise: Light the Wick” episode, Jim Gordon infiltrated the Court of Owls and discovered their master plan to use the Alice Tetch virus to destroy the city. Meanwhile, Bruce started his formal training with the Temple Shaman.

The Court abducted Nathaniel Barnes for the purposes of extracting his blood—which was infected by Alice Tetch’s rage virus. With the help of Doctor Strange, they’re able to weaponize it into aerosol form.

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Jim, using his new position as a member of the Court, performed his own investigation into Kathryn. He soon discovered the Court’s plan to use the newly weaponized virus to destroy the city. As a final test, the Court had Jim unleash the weapon on Gotham’s elite—hoping they would destroy themselves (a plan reminiscent of Ra’s al Ghul’s from Batman Begins).

Jim was able to put a stop to it, but ended up making himself a target of the Court. They send Barnes—who already has a bone to pick with Jim—to kill him.

In the temple, Bruce started his training, but his rage hindered his progress. With the Shaman’s help, Bruce freed himself from this burden. Seeing his own potential, Bruce chose to stay to further his skills.

As for Selina, who was shoved out a window by Fake-Bruce, she made a quick recovery—thanks to Ivy’s botanical know-how. Selina’s first mission after waking up was to go to Wayne Manor and kill Fake-Bruce.

This week, Jim and Harvey find the crystal owl (remember that thing?) and discover some long forgotten secrets. And Edward Nygma and Penguin must partner together to escape from the Court. Here’s the official synopsis from Fox:

“Heroes Rise: All Will Be Judged”

"IT’S JUDGEMENT DAY ON AN ALL-NEW “GOTHAM” MONDAY, MAY 22, ON FOXTemple Shaman reveals his hand to Bruce Wayne and sets up the next phase of training. Gordon and Bullock are put into danger as they come across a crystal owl that reveals the most coveted secrets of Gotham’s underworld. Meanwhile, Nygma and Penguin are forced to work together to get out of a tricky situation in the all-new “Heroes Rise: All Will Be Judged” episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, May 22 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GTH-319) (TV-14 L, V)."

And, of course, the promo for the episode:

Next: Catch up with a recap of 'Heroes Rise: Light the Wick'

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. You can also stream it on