Poison Ivy Returns In New Gotham Photos

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Boy, time sure does fly. The seemingly endless wait for Gotham‘s fifth and final season is still fresh in my memory, but now we’re already past the halfway point in the truncated closing chapter to the Batman prequel series. Already, we’ve seen the origin of the Joker play out, so it’s fair to say that a few more surprises await us in these next few weeks.

Actually, what we’re here to discuss today could be described as a surprise of a different sort because “The Trial of Jim Gordon” wasn’t originally intended to be included in season 5. But once the network increased the episode count from ten to twelve, the producers found a way to insert those two additional chapters into the overall narrative. And believe it or not, this installment was actually the final to be filmed.

Proving that this isn’t just some throwaway episode is the return of Peyton List as Poison Ivy. Last seen earlier this season, she’d fully evolved into the DC Comics villain known the world over, not to mention being given what I thought was the best live action appearance for the character to date. This time, though, she’s dressed more casually in a couple images included in the gallery below.

As you could tell, this is going to be a very Gordon-centric episode, but it appears as though most of these shots are prior to his hallucinated trial. Either way, expect for Ben McKenzie to bring his A-game because he also wrote the teleplay. Co-star Erin Richards, meanwhile, handled directorial duties.

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

After Gordon is shot in an attempt to establish a cease-fire, he hallucinates a trial for his life that could have deadly real consequences. Meanwhile, Ivy (guest star Peyton List) returns and puts her spell on Bruce, leaving Selina to defend herself. Lee has a life-changing moment as Barbara and Penguin consider their next moves in the all-new “The Trial of Jim Gordon” episode of GOTHAM airing Thursday, March 7 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GTH-512) (TV-14 L, V)

Gotham airs on Thursday nights on Fox.

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