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SPOILERS: Gotham is taking its comic origins to a whole new level

March 10th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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If you’re one of those folks who gave up on Gotham after a lacklustre first season, take it from us… you’re really missing out.

The show has been really tying together a Batman universe (admittedly no Batman yet) and is really embracing its comic roots.

The latest episode, S02E13 A Dead Man Feels No Cold, takes things to a whole new level.

Professor Hugo Strange told Victor Fries – yes, Mr Freeze – that: “Death is not an ending, death is a new beginning.”

He is talking about his project to keep people alive – remember, Freeze’s whole reason of becoming a villain was to save his dying wife, Nora – and we get to see a little bit of Strange’s work: Four tubes are visible with bodies in them and these are all familiar faces (well, three for sure), including Theo Galavan, Jerome (the Joker of the series), Fish Mooney and a fourth man who is missing an arm. Possibly this is Caleb Dumas but that’s another mystery.

Now, we knew Galavan and Fish were returning… but the Joker? That’s a new one and makes us wonder if perhaps he IS the character we love and know from the comics?

The bodies could mean that Strange is working for The Order of St Dumas but to us it reminds us of The Court of Owls storyline where they were keeping undead assassins. Ben McKensie (Gordon himself) said of Strange: “Hugo Strange is up to is no good, and that will have hell to pay on Gotham and all of the villains and the formation of their identities.” 

Either way, Gotham has gone full-on comic book series and we love it for it.

Source: Comicbook


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….