Since it was first announced, Fox’s Gotham was portrayed as an origin story for many characters from the DC comics world, including Jim Gordon, Bruce Wayne, Oswald Cobblepot (a.k.a. the Penguin), Selina Kyle (better known as Catwoman), and many others. In its first stretch of episodes, Gotham has played host to many recognizable comic characters in addition to its hefty cast of mainstays though the series is, arguably, still finding a balance between utilizing all of the main cast in an episode that progresses a larger story.
Now, nearing Gotham’s fall finale - the episode titled “Lovecraft” - the show is revisiting the murder of Martha and Thomas Wayne, which occurred in the series’ pilot episode. New previews and clips from “LoveCraft” total 8 minutes of new footage from Gotham’s midseason finale and give viewers some insight into how the investigation progresses.
As the promo (above) for “LoveCraft” says, “Every legend has a defining moment,” which, for Gotham, will presumably its midseason finale. According to the official episode synopsis, Gordon (Ben Mckenzie) is reassigned to Arkham Asylum after a misstep, while Selina (Camren Bicondova) leads a friend through the city on a “perilous journey” to avoid assassins - as revealed by the clips below, that friend is Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz).
Much of the new footage continues storylines set up in last week’s episode, “Harvey Dent,” with Gordon and Dent (Nicholas D’agostino) witnessing the fallout from their plan to further the investigation into the Wayne murders by spooking Dick Lovecraft (Al Sapienza), who they believe to be behind the crime. With Bruce and Selina on the run from assassins in Gotham city, they run into Ivy Pepper (Clare Foley), who was last seen in the show’s premiere episode.
Although the new footage offers little insight into how Gotham will progress its storylines in “LoveCraft” as they merely set up the episode’s various conflicts, the clips do reveal that Gotham may be abandoning its villain-of-the-week structure in favor of a longer form plot. While the week-to-week crime storylines helped introduce new characters and occasionally furthered the show’s overarching storyline of the Wayne murders, the different stories of the characters often felt disconnected.
However, given last week’s episode, which began to illustrate how many of the characters’ story threads can come together, hopefully “LoveCraft” will further prove that the showrunners behind Gotham have a long-term plan - one which will entertain fans of the series and keep viewers engaged for the show’s full first season.
Gotham continues Tuesday with “LoveCraft” @8pm on Fox.
Source: Fox [via ComingSoon]