The Scarecrow Attacks In Images From Next Week’s Episode Of Gotham


After turning in an impressive season premiere last night, the cast and crew of Gotham look to keep the ball rolling with next week’s episode, “A Dark Knight: The Fear Reaper.” From that foreboding title, you can probably surmise that the Scarecrow will play a huge role, no doubt confounding Jim Gordon and the rest of the GCPD at every turn.

Had you tuned in last night, then you’d have seen Charlie Tahan return as a young Jonathan Crane, effectively reprising his role from season 1. For the wealth of the episode, he was a broken, scared child. But, near the end, he emerged as possibly the most comic book accurate version of Scarecrow we’ve seen in live action to date. Well, at least when it comes to appearance. Needless to say, his debut has thus far been met with much positive fan reaction online.

So, in addition to seeing him a couple of times in the generous gallery of images culled from next week’s episodes that Fox has released, something else worthy of discussion is the return of Erin Richards as Barbara Kean. Having been absent from the premiere, we can’t wait to see how the rest of the Gotham underworld will react to her still being among the living after being thought fatally electrocuted by Tabitha Galavan in the season 3 finale. That said, it should be exciting to see how her reunion with Tabby herself plays out.

Here’s a synopsis for next week’s episode if you’re interested in some minor spoilers:

Under pressure to prove that the GCPD is still powerful, Gordon attempts to bring in Jonathan Crane. However, Gordon puts himself in a dangerous situation at Arkham when he is forced to fight off lunatics and the demon within himself. Meanwhile, with Barbara’s unexpected return, Selina and Tabitha must consider risks that come with joining her in the weapon business in the all-new “A Dark Knight: The Fear Reaper” episode of GOTHAM airing Thursday, Sept. 28 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

For more on the latest season of Gotham, be sure to check out our review of the premiere.