"The Rise of the Villains" in the second season of Gotham has been teasing the Joker pretty heavily. Understandably, some fans fear this may be a red herring, or a tease that the series doesn't follow through on. Showrunner Bruno Heller says not to worry.
"We're going to be giving you concrete answers to his identity," Heller tells Nerdist. "That story is going to come to a huge and shocking resolution which will explain the whole Joker myth and how it began and how the Joker came to be."
The big question is how Maniax leader Jerome fits into the Joker mythology. Keep watching to find out.
Gotham airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.