Gotham is unusually dark and violent for network TV, as evidenced by last night’s episode, and this teaser for the rest of the season demonstrates they aren’t letting up. The video introduces Victor Zsasz (Anthony Carrigan), who already has a sizable number of notches carved into his arm, one for each victim. The promo also features Mayor Aubrey James (Richard Kind) and his plan to reopen Arkham Asylum (which, it turns out, isn’t as closed as the people of Gotham believed it was). There are also hints at Professor Pyg possibly entering the picture later this season.
The promo opens with the scene from the pilot where (spoiler alert?) Jim Gordon tells Penguin not to return to Gotham, then pretends to shoot him. Penguin decided not to stay away. My favorite part of the video above was Penguin hinting he’s making some big plans for his return to Gotham.
“Gotham needs me. I am its future.”
“If you’re its future, then Gotham is in big trouble.”
“Yes. Yes it is.”
We also have the first promo for next week’s episode, “The Balloonman”, in which “Detectives Gordon and Bullock track down a vigilante who is killing corrupt Gotham citizens by attaching them to weather balloons. Meanwhile, Oswald Cobblepot returns to Gotham and gets a new job close to an influential figure in the underworld.”
Gotham airs Mondays at 8/7c on FOX.