Gotham’s second season is going to air this Monday, so your long wait is finally over. There is much to expect from this season, starting with Bruce’s Batcave discovery all the way to the evolution of Jerome, the future Joker. You probably know all that is to know about the coming season, but what we want to share today is pure enthusiasm.
Season 2 seems to be about one thing, and one thing only: the bad guys need to win this time. No more knight in shiny armor Gordon this year or any police department that is going to save the day. Arkham needs to break loose and Gotham needs to burn a little so that the city and all of its population knows exactly what they are up against: chaos.
Jerome seems to have the spotlight this season. As one of the, if not the, greatest villains ever created in the DC Unicerse, or in all comicbook history, the Joker bathes in his chaotic glory and just wants to see the world burn. While there has not been an official Joker confirmed for the show, Cameron Monaghan’s character seems to be on his way to becoming Batman’s arch enemy.
The first episode is going to set a tense atmosphere for the entire season: Gordon will be asking for Penguin’s help, probably because he got fired from the GCPD, Bruce will be exploring the future Batcave and the Galavan family are in town to remind criminals that they are the loonies that everyone thinks they are, but talented artists with great powers.
There have been a lot of theories about how the season will go on and who we might see or not see by the end of it, but two predictions stand out from the crowd.
The first one is that Theo Galavan is none other than Ra’s al Ghul, the criminal mastermind who will eventually train the Batman and who wants to see Gotham destroyed because of its decadence. While this is a wild guess, it seems quite accurate: Galavan is wealthy, he seems to have great power, he relies on others to do the work for him and he wants Gotham destroyed.
The second suspicion revolves around Don Falcone. Jim Gordon, at least in his current position, does not seem to be the hero of this season, but after leaving the cop he trusts behind to take care of the city and seeing that he cannot do much, Don Falcone might come back to preserve Gotham until Batman emerges.
So what are you placing your bets on? The underdog, one man army cop, or the Don who cares too much for his decadent honor?
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