EXCLUSIVE: Gotham's Jim Gordon Recruits Riddler, Penguin to the GCPD

Gotham Season 5

The latest teaser for Gotham's fifth season takes us to Day 391 of No Man's Land, and, well, things aren't looking very good for anyone in the city.

Not only are Jim Gordon and Harvey Bullock leading the GCPD into an all out war in the CBR exclusive look at the series' fifth and final season, the pair have recruited some unlikely allies. As they prepare to face off against a growing threat, the duo are joined by a heavily armed Riddler and Penguin, Ed Nigma's voiceover promising "I will follow you until your death," while Oswald Cobblepot's states, "For the record, this is not how I wanted things to go."

Bullock offers advice for him, Jim and the rest to survive, as well. "No rules for this game," the jaded detective states. "You win or you die. Next time, shoot to kill."

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The end of last season saw the apparent demise of some regular characters, even as the city was cut off from the outside world thanks to Jeremiah and Ra's al Ghul. These events evoke DC's 1999 storyline "No Man's Land," where Gotham was abandoned by the U.S. government in the aftermath of a severe earthquake.

Regarding where the final season is headed, showrunner John Stephens recently explained, “We pick up at the top of Season 5, at the conclusion of No Man’s Land, Day 365,” Stephens said. “Then, we cycle backwards to day 87, three months into No Man’s Land, where Jim has created his green zone and wants his reunification. We’re catching up, and for the first nine episodes, we’re always catching up to that first scene we see.”

Gotham stars Ben McKenzie as James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Robin Lord Taylor as Penguin, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean and Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth. It is scheduled to return on Fox for its fifth and final season on Jan. 3, 2019.

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