Three Clips From Gotham Season 2, Episode 16: “Prisoners”


Although each of the currently running DC TV shows have their own flavor, Gotham has made a rather generous bid of late when it comes to being the most intense of the lot. The latest round of clips from tonight’s episode, which is titled “Prisoners,” is further evidence of that trend continuing.

The first clip, which can be viewed at the top, shows Penguin sitting down for dinner with his new found family. As he learns of a branch of his family tree he never knew existed, it is quite apparent that he has a natural bond with his father Elijah, who is played with great nuance by Paul Reubens, although it seems his stepmother and her children have a thinly veiled animosity toward him.

As we come to the second clip, which has to be my favorite, Elijah’s stepson shows us that not only is it still cool to go to the library, but he also drops the bomb that Oswald is a known criminal. What really makes this scene noteworthy is Elijah’s reaction to that knowledge. You absolutely have to see it for yourself.

The third and final clip, originally presented by Comic Book Resources, teases us with a thread that is sure to make for one heck of a nail biter. In it, Gordon now finds himself in prison after being convicted of Theo Galavan’s murder. If that were not enough, he’s being placed in general population, which runs the threat of being a death sentence for a former police officer.

For more details, check out the official synopsis below:

After Gordon is removed from protective custody, he begins to face new threats and dangers inside the prison walls and in order to survive he must rely on a new friend as well as Bullock and other outside help. Meanwhile, Penguin grows closer to his Father, while his step-mother and step-siblings move forward with their own plans for the family.

Gotham airs Monday nights at 8:00 pm EST on Fox.