In just a few hours, the five-year journey that’s been Gotham will have finally come to an end. With the “No Man’s Land” story arc now being behind us, the series will jump forward by ten years in order to show the Batman that its version of Bruce Wayne ultimately becomes. Not only that, but we’ll also see more fully developed iterations of the Riddler, Penguin and Joker.
Speaking of the Joker, we’ve been given one tease after another when it comes to him, be it via official or unofficial channels. But who we’ve seen remarkably less of is that of Jeremiah Valeska’s main squeeze, Ecco. For all intents and purposes, she’s this series’ take on Harley Quinn because that character is off limits for some stupid reason. In my view, not allowing a Batman series of any sort access to Joker and Harley would’ve been like depriving Smallville of Lex Luthor – and we all know that didn’t happen.
Regardless of any red tape, Francesca Root-Dodson’s Ecco will show up in full effect during the series finale. Thankfully, the actress herself shared a few teasers on her Instagram page, each of which can be viewed in the gallery below. Whereas Mr. J photobombs her in the first picture, the others appear to be selfies taken while cameras aren’t rolling.
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Though not a carbon copy, Ecco’s costume shown here reminds me very much of Harley’s worn during the Batman: Arkham City video game. Come to think of it, her personality is actually quite in line with that vision of the Clown Princess of Crime, as she’s much more villainous than one would usually expect. Even when Harley was on the wrong side of the law in animation and comics, there was some good in her. But in the Arkham series, she was was downright evil, much like how Ecco’s behaved this season.
For more on the series finale, be sure to check out the official synopsis:
The series flash-forwards 10 years into the future, as Bruce is set to return to Gotham for the opening of the new Wayne Tower. A series of crimes leads Gordon to believe Penguin and The Riddler are up to their old tricks. However, when Bullock is framed for a murder, Gordon begins to piece together an even more sinister plot targeting the city, and a new figure emerges from the shadows to be the hero Gotham desperately needs in the all-new “The Beginning… ” series finale episode of GOTHAM airing Thursday, April 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GTH-510) (TV-14 L, V)
You can catch the finale of Gotham tonight on Fox.