The first half of "Gotham" Season 2 came to a close with a bang in the fall finale. Detective Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) finally took down Theo Galavan (James Frain) and saved the future Batman, Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz). Although it appeared that Theo is dead, a new villain named Professor Hugo Strange (BD Wong) is ready to take Gotham City by storm, while Bruce continues to peel back the layers of Wayne Enterprises shady dealings when the Batman prequel series returns.
Gordon will have to deal with the consequences of his actions of shooting Theo dead. In an interview with TV Guide, McKenzie said his character will have to learn to cope "literally and psychologically." One of the ways he might have to deal with it literally will be if Theo comes back from the dead after becoming one of Professor Strange's experiments. McKenzie said there's always a possibility for "second lives" of characters on the show.
"There's always the opportunity in Gotham for characters to re-emerge. But seriously, Hugo Strange is obviously in the mythology. His laboratory is really the breeding ground for the supervillains, as people who are already predisposed to crime of some nature become enhanced through his experimentation," McKenzie dished. "They're allowed to flourish in a new Gotham, and that will be a big part of the second half of this second season."
Strange conducts unusual experiments on people at a secret facility known as Indian Hill, which is a part of Wayne Enterprises. Now that Bruce has been rescued, he can return to his mission of finding out what shady dealings are going on at his father's company and what exactly his dad had hidden on a hard drive on the computer in a secret room in Wayne Manor. Lucius Fox (Chris Chalk) repaired the hard drive and now Bruce can finally learn what it's contents are.
While Bruce searches for who killed his parents, he is also aware that there's something not right going on at Wayne Enterprises and he may soon discover Indian Hill. Executive producer Bruno Heller told TVLine Bruce will get back to business when "Gotham" returns.
"In the back end of the season, there’s going to be no vamping, no promised revelations that do not occur. We’re going to get to Indian Hill. Horrendous, huge, spectacular, dramatic things are going to happen," Heller said. "Bruce is going to get to the very heart of the mystery of who killed his parents, and there are amazing scenes coming up."
In episode 10, Silver (Natalie Alyn Lind) revealed that the man who killed Bruce's parents name was "M. Malone." This character will appear this season after ComicBook.com confirmed that Michael Bowen has been cast to play the hitman, Matches Malone. The character is described as "one of Gotham's deadliest killers" and "a weathered, philosophical hitman who may be the triggerman behind one of the most important crimes in Gotham's history."
Will Bruce discover Malone is the killer and that Wayne Enterprises a secret evil facility? Things are going to get cold and strange when the second half of "Gotham" Season 2 airs in February.
"Gotham" returns on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016 on Fox at 8 p.m. EST.