Here's my weekly Gotham trailer post, which I'll likely start doing for the Flash and Arrow as well! (I can't express how excited I am for these two shows to come on; yes, I may have seen the pilot of the Flash, and loved it, so I'm hanging out to see it again, and my favourite Arrow returning!) Next week on Gotham:
What's sad is I can tell you very little about it. Unlike previous episodes, where we were able to guess a fair bit, this one's quite shadowy, which I like. On another note, anyone saying that that Arkham Asylum sign and set isn't absolutely perfect is kidding themselves. Here's the description for the episode:
A POLITICAL VOTE SHAKES GOTHAM CITY ON AN ALL-NEW “GOTHAM” MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, ON FOX
As a contentious city council vote on the future of the Arkham district approaches, politicians from both sides are in danger. Gordon and Bullock must race to protect the council and an old friend visits Gordon in the all-new “Arkham” episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Oct. 13 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Cast: Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney, 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, Zabryna Guevara as Captain Sarah Essen, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/the future Riddler, Victoria Cartagena as Renee Montoya, Andrew Stewart Jones as Crispus Allen, John Doman as Carmine Falcone
Guest Cast: Richard Kind as Mayor James, Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean, Grayson McCouch as Thomas Wayne, Evander Duck as Councilman Kenkins, Hakeem Kae-Kazim as Gladwell, David Zayas as Maroni, Brad Calcaterra as Minks, Danny Mastrogiorgio as Frankie Carbone and Mackenzie Leigh as Liza.
The guest cast list features Thomas Wayne and Mayor James, as you can see, and also the likes of "Liza" or "Frankie Carbone" seem to be popping up in episode five again the week after, so may be bigger characters than we know.
Other than that, the details of the episode seem to be being kept very hush hush. We know that Maroni is planning something to do with Arkham, and Mooney and Falcone seem equally aware, plus a drop of Arkham City (revealed in the season trailer) from the mayor and plans to reopen the old asylum, but as to the rest of the plot next week, we don't know. I'm loving this show more and more. This week felt like it was straight out a of a comic, and I'm glad we were teased with Pyg and it didn't end up being him. Also, I don't think the vigilante stuff was dealt with too heavy handedly, and having Bruce merely eat food after being told to get his strength back after watching the news on the murderous vigilante, saying that killing was wrong no matter what.
In the mean time, entertain yourself with The first episode of the Flash, "City of Heroes," and the return of Arrow in the season three premiere "The Calm!"