Many things happened during the “Gotham” Season 2 finale that need to be addressed when Season 3 finally airs on Fox.
For one thing, Indian Hill escapees (a.k.a. Hugo Strange’s experiments) are on the loose, and one of them looks a lot like the young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz), according to Entertainment Weekly.
Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) is done being a cop, and he wanted to patch up his relationship with Dr. Leslie “Lee” Thompkins (Morena Baccarin).
Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith) is back in power, and she even has a new mind control ability which she plans to put to good use. Plus, the trademark laugh of Jerome Valeska (alter-ego of the Joker) was even heard by attentive fans who desperately want the character back.
Fans have so many questions before the series ended. How did Strange manage to clone Bruce? What kind of monsters will be unleashed in Gotham City? Will the Joker come back from the dead?
Executive producer Ken Woodruff told TV Guide that the Joker will somehow make his way back, but it won’t be Jerome. “[The laugh] was really to keep [the Joker] alive, to keep Jerome and that threat of the Joker alive. We wanted to make sure fans don't feel that we're completely done with [the mythology of the Joker] because we are 100 percent, absolutely not,” he explained.
Another big storyline that will be pursued next season is Bruce’s discovery of the Court of Owls - a secret society of Gotham's oldest families. In a “Gotham” Season 3 featurette, Bruce was seen talking to Selina Kyle (Carmen Bicondova) and warning her against the Court of Owls because “these people are powerful.”
He told her he “needed time to research them,” and their friendship might put her at risk. But Selina did not seem to be worried and even snapped at Bruce.
“Once he came back, he knew that he had to deal with them,” Mazouz said. “He decides that he is going to bring them down and bring them to justice.”
“Gotham” will return on Monday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. on Fox.