Just one day after “Gotham’s” successful New York Comic Con panel, Fox has ordered 6 more episodes of Season 1, bringing the total to a normal 22 episodes, according to Entertainment Weekly. The pickup was anticipated since “Gotham” had a strong ratings debut and Fox’s initial order included 16 episodes (the average first season is picked up for 13 episodes before the back nine are ordered). So what can fans expect in the rest of “Gotham” Season 1? Cast and producers teased a few upcoming plot lines at their NYCC panel.
Barbara and Gordon Relationship Drama - Barbara (Erin Richards) seems to be involved in a love triangle with Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and Montoya (Victoria Cartagena), and that won’t get any less complicated. Barbara will start to realize that Montoya is making some valid points. “With her relationship with Jim she obviously loves him so much and she really wants it to work, but she can already sense that something’s not right,” Richards said, according to IGN.
Two-Face And Victor Zsas Will Appear – Producers confirmed that Harvey Dent (Nicholas D’Agosto), a.k.a. Two-Face, would appear in “Gotham” Season 1 episode 9 while Victor Zsas (Anthony Carrigan) will appear in episode 7, but details weren’t revealed, New York Daily News reported.
Cat And Bruce Will Meet – The two characters have seen each other, but they have never actually met. Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) and Selina "Cat" Kyle (Carmen Bicondova) will have actual interactions in upcoming episodes, Screen Rant reported.
“Gotham” Has To Hold Back Villains – Realistically, they can’t introduce every major villain early on in the series. When producers were asked about Harley Quinn and the Court of Owls, “Gotham” executive producer Danny Cannon simply said, “We’ll get there.”
Sympathy For The Penguin – Villains are easy to hate, but “Gotham” isn’t interested in making one dimensional villains. Some fans might begin to feel some sympathy for Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor) as he comes into his own as an enemy of Gotham. "I don't want people to sympathize with this psychopath, but at the same time, when you learn about where someone's coming from, you can't help but … understand. I think a vulnerability comes in through that," Taylor said.
Batman’s Identity Might Not Be A Secret – During the Q&A portion of the panel, a fan asked how Gordon wouldn’t recognize Bruce as Batman. McKenzie said that Gordon could recognize Batman in “Gotham” due to their close relationship, Screen Rant reported. They aren’t necessarily following what other incarnations have done with the two characters.
“Gotham” airs Mondays at 8 p.m. EDT on Fox. What are you most excited about in the upcoming season? Let us know in the comments section below!