This week’s Gotham is going to put James Gordon up against Edward Nygma (Cory Michael Smith). Gordon has been broken out of prison, with help from Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue) and Carmine Falcone (John Doman). Now fans are wondering what Gordon’s next move will be and what will happen with Gordon and Nygma meet again face to face.
Gotham executive producer John Stephens opened up to Nerdist and explained a possible new direction for Gordon’s character.
“His first goal is going to be to try and clear his name. He doesn’t believe that if he goes off and tries to find Lee [Morena Baccarin], that they’re going to be able to have any sort of life if he’s going to have to live a life of a fugitive. He’s not going to ask her to do that. So he needs to find out who framed him, which will obviously set him on a collision course with Nygma.”
“This particular showdown of Gordon vs. Nygma [is what] we’re going to see this season. You’ll absolutely see it happen sooner than you think. It’s going to set up a longer-term dynamic between the two of them as nemeses that is going to play throughout the life of the series. Gordon is really going to see Ed for who he is in terms of his darkness. Before all this, Gordon probably took Ed a little bit for granted and didn’t give full weight to Ed’s intelligence. Going forward past this episode, Gordon will have no choice but to acknowledge that. It’s the beginning of putting Ed up there with Penguin [Robin Lord Taylor] in terms of another nemesis for Gordon.”
Stephens provided a point of clarification for Gotham fans regarding Penguin’s father Elijah Van Dahl (Paul Reubens).
“He’s officially dead. I know, it’s terrible. Paul was great. But no, he’s dead.”
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