In Gotham City and the world of Batman, some things are not as they appear. In the season one finale “All Happy Families Are Alike,” The Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) throws Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith) to a watery death to then declaring himself, “King of Gotham!” It turns out that we may have not seen the last of The Penguin’s former boss. Fox officially announced Jada Pinkett Smith will reprise her role as Fish Mooney during the second half of this season, but did not say when she will appear or for her how long.
Fish Mooney had endured many challenges and had gone through changes during the first season. She owned a nightclub and cooperated with Don Carmine Falcone (John Doman) only to be undermined by The Penguin who was playing her and Don Salvatore Maroni (David Zayas) against each other. She rips her own eye out with a spoon, escapes Dr. Francis Dulmacher (Colm Feore) and his twisted experiments and returns to Gotham to reclaim her turf. Now that Hugo Strange will be in the mix, is it possible he’ll make her one of his experiments? That remains to be seen but it’s a most logical explanation to how she returns from the dead.
The second half of Gotham‘s second season has been dubbed “Wrath of the Villains” so why not bring back Fish Mooney? We will certainly get to see what Penguin is really made of now that he must contend with her again. Fish, Ed, Penguin, Mr. Freeze (Nathan Darrow) and Dr. Hugo Strange (B.D. Wong) make for a formidable line up of villains for Detectives James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue) to deal with. This amount of crime can also be seen from another angle–the impact it has on Bruce Wayne. What, if any, effect will it have on him and his view of the city. Gotham has a lot in store for its return and you won’t want to miss it!
Gotham returns Monday, February 29th on Fox at 8pm. Check your local listings.