Gotham may have just premiered last night, but the latest run of episodes—dubbed “Heroes Rise”—is barreling toward some dramatic events in the season finale which should have lasting ramifications for two of the main characters.
Both Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin’s characters, Jim Gordon and Dr. Lee Thompkins respectively, have had a rough go of things latey, and their dire situations might just drive them even further down the dark path as Bruce Wayne begins to find his place in Gotham City.
While speaking with TV Line, executive producer John Stephens said Lee and Gordon’s story will lead into a “rebirth.”
Stephens said the two characters would be “much darker, more dangerous, almost evil versions of themselves.”
Gordon himself has been knocked down quite a few pegs since the series began, and after driving a wedge between himself and many of his allies he might just be driven into the arms of his uncle, Frank Gordon, who reveals his involvement with the Court of Owls.
Stephens said Gordon will “realize that he has sort of a family legacy with the Court of Owls, and he’ll have to choose against that to take it down.”
It seems like a twist on Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s run with the comic storyline, in which Batman learns his maybe-brother was inducted into their ranks.
Will Gordon be inducted into the secret society that rules Gotham City from the shadows?
Meanwhile, Lee watched Gordon kill her former lover Mario in an effort to protect her after it was revealed that Mario was infected with the Mad Hatter’s crazy blood—right before their wedding, no less! That’s bound to have a huge impact on her as the relationship with Jim is put through the wringer.
We doubt things will end on a positive note for these two, per Stephens comments. We can’t wait to see where it goes.
Gotham returns next week with “Heroes Rise: These Delicate and Dark Obsessions” will air Monday, May 1 at 8pm EST on Fox.
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 James Remar as Frank Gordon and H. Foley as Winston Peters.
In crime ridden Gotham City, Thomas and Martha Wayne are murdered before young Bruce Wayne's eyes. Although the idealistic Gotham City Police Dept. detective James Gordon, and his cynical partner, Harvey Bullock, seem to solve the case quickly, things are not so simple. Inspired by Bruce's traumatized desire for justice, Gordon vows to find it amid Gotham's corruption. Thus begins Gordon's lonely quest that would set him against his own comrades and the underworld with their own deadly rivalries and mysteries. In the coming wars, innocence will be lost and compromises will be made as some criminals will fall as casualties while others will rise as supervillains. All the while, young Bruce observes this war with a growing obsession that would one day drive him to seek his own revenge as The Batman.