Before Edward Nygma fully embraces his Riddler persona, Gotham fans have much to look forward to when Jerome once again walks among the living in tonight’s episode, “Mad City: Smile Like You Mean It.”
Thanks to TV Insider, a fresh batch of images have been released in advance of said episode depicting Jerome acting more Joker-ish than ever before. In addition to sporting a reattached face that is no doubt a nod to the Batman: Death of the Family comic book arc, we see him embrace his inner showman when he dons a ringleader’s outfit for a circus that we can only guess won’t be fun for the whole family.
Actor Cameron Monaghan, the proto-Joker himself, had this to say regarding his highly anticipated return:
“I really can’t wait for people to see it. We have a few different looks [for him]…it looks really great. Our make-up special effects designer Mike Maddi did a phenomenal job.”
Knowing that Harley Quinn is set to arrive in some form during the season finale, one can only hope that Jerome sticks around for more than this three-episode arc. In the meantime, you can check out the synopsis for tonight’s installment of Gotham below:
On the run from Gordon and Bullock, Dwight (guest star David Dastmalchian) tries to revive Jerome (guest star Cameron Monaghan) and, in turn, activates his acolytes around Gotham City. Meanwhile, Selina’s mom’s (guest star Ivana Milicevic) intentions in Gotham are revealed, and the power play between Penguin and Nygma escalates as Barbara’s plans are set in place in the all-new “Mad City: Smile Like You Mean It” episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Jan. 23 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Source: TV Insider