Synopses For Gotham Season 5’s First Three Episodes Have Arrived


With Gotham‘s fifth and final season being just over three weeks away, I expected from the premiere’s synopses to hit the web around this time. Already, we’ve been treated to various trailers and character portraits teasing what’s to come, so I’ve been more than ready for additional content.

Well, what I hadn’t anticipated was for the network to spill descriptions for the first three episodes to air this January, so you could say I’m even more delighted to peek that much further into the future. Granted, we already knew of how the events seen in “No Man’s Land” were sure to affect the heroes and villains, but there’s obviously so much more going on.

Without further delay, here’s what to expect from the season premiere, “Year Zero”:

Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) face the chaos Gotham City has become. Their mission to keep the city safe becomes more complicated, as the villains who survived the attack on the city begin to resurface and claim various territories. Meanwhile, Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondova) grapples with how to deal with her uncertain future. – airs January 3, 2019

One week after that, it appears as though we’ll be introduced to a creepy new take on Mother and Orphan in “Trespassers.” Not only that, but this may be when Selina regains use of her legs – and possibly acquires supernatural powers as previously expected:

Gordon and Bullock (Donal Logue) investigate a location where several kids have been kidnapped. Barbara (Erin Richards) proves to be an unlikely ally to Gordon. Meanwhile, Bruce looks into an alleged witch with healing powers for Selina (Camren Bicondova), and Nygma (Cory Michael Smith) deals with demons of his own. – airs January 10, 2019

Then, in “Penguin, Our Hero,” Jeremiah Valeska makes his highly anticipated return. If I were to hazard a guess, Selina’s out to get payback for him shooting her in the spine:

With the creation of Haven as a safe place for refugees, Gordon (Ben McKenzie) hopes to stop the gang-fighting in Gotham. Selina is determined to find Jeremiah (guest star Cameron Monaghan) and convinces Bruce to help her. Meanwhile, Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) goes to Haven to reclaim his staff. – airs January 17, 2019

Should any more info on these three episodes of Gotham surface before the time of airing, we’ll be sure to have it for you. In the meantime, though, let us know what you hope to see from the new season by commenting below.