New Gotham Promo Asks “Who Is The Joker?”


Even though I’ve never missed an episode of Gotham, I’ve been finding Jerome Valeska to be my biggest motivator for tuning in as we embark on the final stretch of season 4. In the previous seasons, Cameron Monaghan’s take on the proto-Joker had been limited to merely a few episodes, but now, he’s playing a bigger role than ever.

Of course, those of you who’ve been keeping up with news pertaining to the Batman prequel series are well aware of how Monaghan will be playing a full-blown Joker before the season is over, but much of the intrigue comes in wondering just how he’ll get to that point.

Well, if the promo for next week’s offering, “A Dark Knight: Mandatory Brunch Meeting,” has anything to say about it, we’re to expect the first domino to fall in just seven days. In fact, the trailer even goes as far as to ask “who is the Joker?”

Perhaps next week will be the first time that Jerome adopts the name, slightly in advance of taking on an appearance more familiar to comic book readers. Our better judgment says that the infamous set photos that leaked were taken from one of this season’s final episodes, which’ll be respectively titled “One Bad Day” and “No Man’s Land.”

Still, it can’t be ruled out that the origin occurs earlier, for they could’ve shot stuff with the Joker on sound stages and the like. In other words, we saw only images of the Clown Prince of Crime that were taken outside. That said, my better judgment says “One Bad Day” is where it’ll all go down given the Killing Joke reference, but let’s just enjoy the ride, shall we?

For more, be sure to check out the official synopsis:

Gordon and Bullock try to stay one step ahead as Jerome (guest star Cameron Monaghan) zeros in on his next target. Meanwhile, Nygma hosts a riddle game show in the Narrows and faces his toughest challenger in Lee Thompkins, and Penguin goes to see Butch with a proposal in the all-new “A Dark Knight: Mandatory Brunch Meeting” episode of GOTHAM airing Thursday, April 5 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Gotham airs on Thursday nights on Fox.