WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD FOR GOTHAM'S SPRING PREMIERE!
After almost three seasons of speculation and character development, Edward Nygma finally became The Riddler. This is a moment that Gotham fans have been waiting for for quite a while, and it was not disappointing.
Throughout the latest episode - aptly titled 'How The Riddler Got His Name' - fans watched Nygma got down his darkest path yet. After killing Penguin, the man went on a spree to find his new mentor.
See, he believed that Penguin gave him purpose, and he needed someone else to help bring out that villainous personality. In order to find a replacement, he needed someone to prove they were smart enough to handle him. He began putting Gotham's brightest minds to the test, and stuck them into life and death situations. If one of these intelligent folks could answer his riddle, they would be deemed worthy.
Obviously, no one could do this. Nygma then - through a series of Penguin hallucinations - realized that he needed a nemesis in order to be a real villain. He found this enemy in Lucius Fox.
After Lucius saves the day, and solves one of Edward's riddles, the two meet one more time. Nygma is in Lucius' car, and Nygma exclaims, "I'm The Riddler!" Of course, he follows it up with his trademark laugh.
With Riddler and Penguin both fully established, the hope is that more classic Batman villains will be on the way.
Nygma convinces himself that he doesn’t need Penguin to succeed and begins to introduce himself to Gotham as “The Riddler.” Bullock and Lucius Fox get caught up in Nygma’s mind games, while Gordon learns troubling news about his father’s death. Meanwhile, the Court of the Owls reveals its next move.
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.