Ben McKenzie takes Jim Gordon to the dark side
After a first season filled with hard knocks, where do we find Gordon now?
We pick up season two with a reversal of fortune. Young Mr Cobblepot is the king of Gotham and Mr Gordon is the lowest he’s ever been. He’s been punished by Commissioner Loeb for saving Falcone’s life and foiling his plan, so he’s a traffic cop and he’s pretty bitter about it. But as always in Gotham, things change quickly and the roles are reversed yet again.
Villains are rising this season... What does that mean for Gordon?
These villains are more pernicious than the crime families who wanted law and order to get money. But when the wheels fall off and the true villains arise, it ’s anarchy. To combat that, there has to be an arms race and the good guys have to arm up and we’ll get into that later in the season.
Where’s the relationship between Jim and young Bruce going?
They were on the outs in the middle of the first season as Bruce felt betrayed by Jim for not living up to his promise of solving his parents’ murder. They are slowly picking up the pieces of that. But at the same time, Bruce is not being completely honest with Jim because as he discovers this cave that his father had, he embarks on his own journey and doesn’t tell Jim.
What about Jim’s personal life?
Barbara has turned from loving partner to psychotic ex- girlfriend and she only gets crazier in season two. It puts a strain on Jim’s relationship with Thompkins, one of the few people he has to confide in. But as she watches Jim get darker, she begins to question her own belief and love for the man. Can she keep him from turning all the way to the dark side? Tara Bennett