Fox has released information regarding the next four episodes of “Gotham,” their hit series based on DC Comics’ Batman mythology. The episode rundown reveals exactly when we a trio of major players — the Scarecrow, John Grayson and the Red Hood Gang — will make their debut on the series.
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The fearsome secret origin of iconic Super-Villain The Scarecrow is revealed on Feb. 2 and Feb. 9, when Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and Bullock (Donal Logue) track down a killer who murders in the name of science. On Feb. 16, Gotham City turns into a three-ring circus when a clown attack traps Gordon and Dr. Thompkins (guest star Morena Baccarin) under the Big Top, and Gordon meets John Grayson (guest star Rob Gorrie), the father of the future Robin. Finally, on Feb. 23, Gordon and Bullock track down the Red Hood Gang, as Selina (Camren Bicondova) plays a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with Ivy (guest star Clare Foley).
The statement does not mention the fact that the Scarecrow making his debut in the two-parter will actually be the father of Batman villain Jonathan Crane. The character will make his debut in “The Fearsome Dr. Crane” and continue to antagonize Gordon and Bullock in the following episode titled “The Scarecrow.”
John Grayson, the future father of Robin, debuts in an episode titled “The Blind Fortune Teller.” Showrunner Bruno Heller talked about Grayson’s debut to Entertainment Weekly back in November. “We’re going to do a prenatal origin story for Robin down the line,” said Heller. “There are no MRIs involved. There’s an episode coming up where we learn how Robin’s parents got together.”
With their costumes and connection to the Joker, the most intriguing new addition to “Gotham” may be the Red Hood Gang. Heller revealed the gang’s impending introduction to CBR last week.
“Especially now that we have a pick up, I always take a long-term view of a show,” said Heller. “I’m looking at several years. So we’re in no hurry to [remain costume-less] — there’s going to be an episode that involves the Red Hood, which picks up that strand, the costume strand, and sort of gives a kind of philosophical base, if that’s not too pretentious a word. Why costumes? What’s the power of costumes? What’s the power of a mask? All of that groundwork will be laid sort of culturally for that side of the DC Universe before we start rolling into the more spectacular spandex type of deal.”
“Gotham” airs Mondays on Fox.
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