With Gotham’s season two premiere date locked down for Monday, September 21st at 8pm on Fox, and a season-long plot arc established, now we can get into the gritty details of the fall premiere’s first episode. Fans of the first season watched the Penguin’s rise to power against friends and foes alike; the season two premiere finds him rewarded for all his scheming. Jim Gordon, meanwhile, seems to be on more uneven footing as he reaches out to strange bedfellows when he finds himself in need.
Additionally, we’ve got some plot details as to what new characters Theo and Tabitha Galavan will be up to, along with an extensive guest cast that introduces some new faces. There certainly seems to be a lot more muscle on the villainous side of things, leaving the heroes coming up short, but then, that’s the whole point of this new season, isn’t it?
But before we get to what’s new in season two, let’s take a look back at season one in this seven-minute recap (hat tip to CBM):
Here’s a look at the Season 2 premiere synopsis for Fox’s Gotham:
Penguin is King of Gotham and after a shakeup at the GCPD, Detective James Gordon’s moral compass wavers, as he seeks help from Penguin. Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne continues to explore the secrets from his father’s office, while GOTHAM newcomers Theo Galavan (James Frain) and his sister, Tabitha (Jessica Lucas), make friends with some unlikely allies, a group of dangerous inmates from Arkham in the all-new “Rise of the Villains: Damned If You Do,…”
Season Two premiere episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Sept. 21 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GTH-201) (TV-14 L, S, V) Cast: Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, Michael Chiklis as Detective Nathaniel Barnes, Sean Pertwee as Alfred, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/the future Riddler, James Frain as Theo Galavan, Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan, Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox, Nicholas D’Agosto as Harvey Dent, Zabryna Guevara as Captain Sarah Essen.
Guest Cast: Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean, Peter Scolari as Commissioner Loeb, Anthony Carrigan as Victor Zsasz, James Andrew O’Connor as Tommy Bones, David Fierro as Zaardon, Cameron Monaghan as Jerome, Todd Stashwick as Richard Sionis, Will Brill as Arnold Dobkins, Stink Fisher as Aaron Helzinger, Dustin Ybarra as Robert Greenwood, Otto Sanchez as Odgen Barker, Philip Goodwin as Compere.