Gotham 4.1 FAQ
What’s it called?
Teleplay is credited to John Stephens (“The OC,” “Gossip Girl”).
What says Fox?
“Gordon (Ben McKenzie) fears Jonathan Crane (guest star Charlie Tahan) is still alive and back in Gotham, when The Scarecrow’s signature MO is used in a series of robberies. Meanwhile, Penguin’s (Robin Lord Taylor) “licensing” of crime in the city backfires during the grand opening of his new Iceberg Lounge. Also, in the aftermath of his encounter with Ra’s Al Ghul (Alexander Siddig), Bruce (David Mazouz) begins his vigilante watch.”
How does it start?
“You have one chance. Walk away,” a ski-masked Bruce Wayne warns a pair of would-be muggers.
So is there a bat on Bruce’s chest at this point?
I don’t … think so. It’s kind of dark. But he wears his ski-mask so it looks like a cowl. Also? Bruce does a particularly Batman-y thing for the first (and second) time tonight.
Does Butch make his debut as Solomon Grundy this week?
No Butch or Cyrus or Grundy this week.
What’s doing with Jim and Leslie?
Leslie Thompkins is wholly absent this week.
What’s doing with Ivy and Catgirl?
Henching for Penguin and whip training, respectively.
What’s doing with Freeze and Firefly?
Absent this week.
What’s doing with Dr. Strange?
Hugo is also nowhere to be found.
Pax Penguina, eh? Does Penguin kiss Frozen Riddler this week?
Pax Penguina is a take on Pax Romana.
What’s doing with Tabitha and Barbara?
Tabitha is training Catgirl. Barbara “has not been heard from in months.” Because Tabitha electrocuted Barbara last season.
Is the tetched Nathanial Barnes back?
Not this week.
Does Carmine Falcone seek vengeance against Jervis Tetch for endangering his family?
No Falcone and no Tetch this week.
The big news?
Aubrey James is no longer mayor, and Gotham finally has a new police commissioner.
Is Harvey Bullock the new commissioner? Or Jim Gordon?
No and no.
What else is Fox not telling us?
Penguin has ditched the bangs. Well, some of them.
“My fingah!” “We want a name, putz.” The Rick Roll. Penguin’s backstory for his Nygcicle. Michael Buscemi. Anthony Carrigan as Victor Zsasz. Maggie Geha as Hot Ivy. Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan. Robin Lord Taylor as Penguin. Donal Logue as Bullock. Ben McKenzie as Gordon.
What’s not so good?
This is the weakest “Gotham” season premiere to date.
How does it end, spoiler boy?
“Just The Scarecrow!”
8 p.m. Thursday. Fox.