A new episode of Gotham, which premieres Sunday, has me excited to get a peek at some of the characters and how the show will take place.
I think I’m going to love it.
And now, before I go, I want to point out that this episode is not a “real” Gotham episode, and this post is about the new season.
In other words, it’s not the “real Gotham” Gotham we all know and love.
I’ve written this post so that you don’t have to.
Instead, I’m just going to try to give you some hints about what’s to come in this episode, but don’t worry if you’re not familiar with the Gotham comics, the Gotham TV show, or the Gotham universe itself.
(I know, it sucks.)
I’m also going to go into the “Zipper” concept that has been on my mind lately.
So, to begin with, let’s talk about Zipper performance.
The first thing you notice is that, while we’re watching the story unfold, the Zipper has not yet started to perform.
But it has started to move and change.
The pilot episode shows the Zippers first act as an all-male team of superheroes.
(They’re also known as the “Watts,” the “Hemsworths,” or the “Cadillac Escorts.”)
I’ll say it again, the story of Gotham in its first season has been about men fighting and beating up on women.
This new season is going to be about women fighting and being beaten up on men.
The show is going through a period of gender identity.
And we’re going to see that play out in this story.
In the pilot episode, Bruce Wayne and Alfred have a tense discussion.
When Alfred says, “It’s time to kill all the men,” Bruce says, not just “all the men.”
He says, instead, “all men, and I mean it.”
It’s the “I’m not a man, I don’t want to be a man” line.
It’s Bruce’s way of saying, “You know what?
I’m not going to act like this any longer.”
Bruce’s a man.
It is a strong statement.
We’ve seen this before.
When we meet Bruce Wayne in Season 1, he tells the character that he “is not a male.”
That is, he is a man in a woman’s body.
And this is a big part of the story.
The writers of Gotham have said this in the past, that they wanted the character to be “a boy.”
Bruce is a boy, but he is not.
He is a male.
And as you’ll see, in this new season, he’s going to get more masculine in the story as he comes into conflict with more of the women in the city.
I will say that we will see Bruce growing up, growing up and growing old.
I have no idea how long the season will last, but I think it will end at the end of the season.
That’s the way it will go.
So what are we going to do with Bruce Wayne?
He’s a Batman.
He’s an iconic figure in our city.
And he is the heart of the Batman mythology.
So now, the question is, what do we do with him?
The answer, of course, is we can’t just use the word “reimagining” to describe him.
We can’t “recreate” the character.
We have to reimagine him in the context of the city he inhabits.
So how do we accomplish that?
Well, in the pilot, Bruce goes to Gotham to learn more about himself.
And while he’s there, he meets a young woman named Barbara.
He sees her and immediately falls in love.
It doesn’t take long before Bruce and Barbara start dating, but their relationship has some problems.
Barbara is afraid of Bruce, and she thinks Bruce is going “beget” her.
And that’s where Bruce starts to question whether Bruce is really a man or if Bruce is just trying to “get back at her” for something she’s done.
(He is, by the way, a man and she is a woman.
That was not a typo.)
In the episode, he and Barbara try to figure out who they are, and they find out that they are not the same people.
And the episode ends with Bruce going back to Gotham, where he has to face the consequences of his actions and face the ramifications of the lies that have been told to him for so long.
(That’s also a clue that we’re about to see some “realizing” of Bruce Wayne.)
In this new episode, we have a completely new Batman.
And, I promise you, he won’t be as powerful as the one we’ve seen before.
The new Batman will be a different kind of Batman, and it will be very difficult for Bruce to get him. And