November and the highly anticipated November sweeps have just barely begun, but right at the start, it seems like “Gotham” is running hot right out of the gate with last Monday’s offering, entitled “Mommy’s Little Monster”, which gave viewers just an appetizer as to the chaos and madness that will be descending onto Gotham City in the next couple of episodes. This of course makes fans and viewers wonder what will be happening next, based on the progress that the last episode had on the storyline, to the Oswald Cobblepot or the Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor), Edward Nygma (Corey Michael Smith), Detective James “Jim” Gordon (Ben McKenzie), and to young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz).
In the previous episode, Theo Galavan’s (James Frain) dastardly schemes moved forward drastically. It was after he successfully became mayor, and as he turned Oswald Cobblepot or the Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) into public enemy number one, while successfully making sure that the young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) is completely under his influence. It was all thanks to the machinations of his young niece, Silver St. Cloud, who successfully managed to alienate the young Wayne with Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondova).
Aside from the bloodbath that followed, thanks to Penguin’s wrath towards Theo, and aside from the fact that Detective James “Jim” Gordon (Ben McKenzie) is finally getting the hint that something isn’t right at all with the newly elected mayor. The recent episode highlighted the fact that Ed Nygma (Corey Michael Smith) is at the halfway mark to becoming the Riddler.
However, it seems as if the violence and madness saw in “Mommy’s Little Monster”, was just the tip of the iceberg, as there will be more to come.
With regards to the love triangle between Jim, Leslie “Lee” Tompkins (Morena Baccarin) and Barbara Kean (Erin Richards), it seems as if things will finally come to a head in the next episode, “Tonight’s the Night”.
The promotional video released on Spoiler TV shows Barbara being given license to wreck any havoc she wanted. It shows her surrendering to the Gotham City Police Department, where she makes sure that a worried Lee would see Jim’s face inches away from hers.
Afterwards, it showed Barabara in a wedding dress in a church, beside a tied up Gordon, whom she had had abducted during a little trip that they made, as Barbara insisted that she wanted to show him something.
The two then confront each other, with a knife-wielding Barbara egging her ex-fiancee to shoot her in front of the altar.
Things will still be very interesting for the Penguin, according to a recent interview that The Hollywood Reporter had with Robin Lord Taylor, as fans and viewers will be seeing a completely untethered Penguin, now that his only connection to humanity, his mother, has been killed.
Taylor also mentioned that his character had greatly underestimated Theo, Gordon and especially his right-hand man, Butch Glizean (Drew Powell). He wrongly thought that they would honor that unspoken code that characters such as Carmine Falcone had.
However, now that the Penguin now has an enemy to face, viewers will finally see Penguin at the top of his game once again.
Another interesting character that many have been looking out for is Corey Michael Smith’s Ed Nygma. He has just been pushed into already accepting the darker side of his persona, and his compulsive obsession for riddles is beginning to manifest itself more and more.
According to a recent interview that Smith had with TV Line, he revealed that Nygma will be sporting more green in his clothing as the episodes go along, and he hinted that the upcoming Nov. 16 episode will see the beginnings of an interesting friendship between him and the Penguin, who had earlier on dismissed his strange riddles when he first visited Jim at the police station.
Are you excited to see what will happen next to Jim, Barbara, Nygma and the Penguin? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
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