‘Gotham’ Fourth Season Finale Kills Off [SPOILER]

Gotham Season 4SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains massive spoilers for the fourth season finale of Gotham, entitled, “A Dark Knight: No Man’s Land”. 

During tonight’s season finale of Gotham, Jeremiah (Cameron Monaghan) gives a skeptical Gordon (Ben mcKenzie) a warning that more destruction is afoot for Gotham. This forces Gordon to make a potentially devastating decision. Elsewhere, Barbara (Erin Richards) rallies together a team to secure her position as alliances within the underworld are shifting, proving that no one can be trusted. Also, Bruce (David Mazouz) contemplates his future.

But among the chaos unleashed within Gotham in tonight’s season finale, Butch Gilzean/Solomon Grundy (Drew Powell) gets shot and killed by Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor).

Butch was assisting the Penguin in finding  Hugo Strange (B.D. Wong) so he would be able to shed himself of the Grundy appearance. Although Strange is able to help this predicament, Penguin shoots Butch in front of Tabitha Galavan/Tigress (Jessica Lucas). This was an act of revenge on Penguin’s part, given that Tigress killed his mother in the past.

Gotham stars Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, David Mazouz, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Erin Richards, Camren Bicondova, Cory Michael Smith, Morena Baccarin, Jessica Lucas, Chris Chalk, Crystal Reed and Alexander Siddig. Here is the synopsis for “A Dark Knight: No Man’s Land”:

Jeremiah warns a skeptical Gordon of more destruction coming Gotham’s way, and Gordon is forced to make a potentially devastating decision. Meanwhile, Barbara rallies together a team to secure her position, as alliances in the underworld shift and prove no one can be trusted. Then, Bruce is forced to come to terms with the future in the all-new “A Dark Knight: No Man’s Land” season finale episode of GOTHAM airing Thursday, May 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

What did you think of tonight’s season finale? What are your expectations for the fifth and final season? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news regarding Gotham and other TV shows based on DC Comics.

5 Reasons To Revive ‘Batman Beyond’

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Batman BeyondIt’s a great time for fans of DC animation. A long awaited third season of Young Justice has finally been announced. This is alongside the slew of animated movies, which unlike the live-action DC films, have generally received great critical praise.

Recently, DC released Batman and Harley Quinn. It boasts a return to the creative style of Bruce Timm’s DC Animated Universe, bringing back the voice talents of Batman: The Animated Series stars Kevin Conroy and Loren Lester as Batman and Nightwing, respectively.

This is the closest we’ve come to a new DCAU series in more than 10 years. So why stop there? We last heard from the DCAU when Justice Leauge Unlimited ended in 2006. Though that series ended with a satisfying resolution involving an epic battle with Darkseid, there’s another series that never got real closure, that has plenty of untapped potential: Batman Beyond

The futuristic series ran on Kids WB from 1999 – 2001. It featured a young Batman, Terry McGinnis, taking up the mantle from an elderly Bruce Wayne, who guided the teen from the shadows. Despite the show’s critical and commercial success, WB wanted to take the network in a lighter direction, and unceremoniously pulled the show after a measly 52 episodes.

Though the show ended nearly 15 years ago, it’s remained an iconic iteration of Batman. It was so darkly distinctive, with its fantastic animation, mature storytelling and shocking violence. These distinctive qualities have allowed Batman Beyond to survive in comic book form to this day. It’s been part of the mainstream DC comics canon for years now, and through its many different storylines has shown remarkable creative staying power.

This suggests that there’s plenty of reason for Batman Beyond to come back to the air. With Batman and Harley Quinn’s imminent release, and the revival of Young Justice looming, the time is ripe for a Batman Beyond revival. Here are the 5 reasons why. Click next to get started!

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Noah Villaverde

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