WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD FOR GOTHAM'S LATEST EPISODE, 'THE PRIMAL RIDDLE'!
Much of the joy comic fans get from watching Gotham comes from seeing their favorite characters realize their comic book origins. Both Riddler and Penguin have finally become the villains that people remember from the source material, but tonight's episode helped to usher in one more major Batman villain.
Towards the end of the episode, Dopple-Bruce revealed his true identity to Selina, and told her to leave the city, He wanted to protect her from The Court's bomb. However, Selina just mocked DB, saying that the real Bruce would try and save everyone. She said she was going to leave, and tell Alfred about the bomb. DB wouldn't let that happen, and he pushed Selina out of her apartment window.
The shot of Selina lying on the ground, with a cat walking beside her, was very reminiscent of the Catwoman origin given to Michelle Pfeiffer's iteration in Batman Returns. This shot was also seen in the season's teaser, hinting that Selina would finally start to become the villain.
However, as the episode returned to Selina later, the scene of her fall started to look even more like the older iteration. Instead of just one cat walking by, tending to Selina, a horde of the city's strays began to approach. All of the cats started meowing louder, and the surrounded her. It seemed like they were trying to nurse her back to health.
GOTHAM’S MOST UNHINGED VILLAINS UNITE - Some of Gotham’s most unhinged villains band together, while The Riddler continues his conquest of the city. Gordon is on a search for answers and all roads keep leading him back to the Court of Owls. Meanwhile, as Alfred begins to notice a change in Bruce, Bruce 2 confides in Selina (Camren Bicondova).
The regular cast features Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Morena Baccarin as Leslie Thompkins, Sean Pertwee as Alfred, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/the future Riddler, Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan, Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox, Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean, Maggie Geha as the future Poison Ivy, Michael Chiklis as Detective Nathaniel Barnes, and Benedict Samuel as Mad Hatter.
The guest cast includes Richard Kind as Aubrey James, Leslie Hendrix as Kathryn, Camila Perez as Firefly, and Nathan Darrow as Victor Fries/Mr. Freeze.