Gotham has already premiered in the US and will reach Channel 5 in the UK on October 5th. There has been a lot of buzz surrounding the series focusing on a young Detective Jim Gordon in the years leading up to Bruce Wayne donning the cape and cowl to become Batman and based on this debut, it lives up to the hype.
Despite concerns that introducing earlier versions of some of the iconic superhero’s greatest foes would feel forced or unnecessary, that doesn’t appear to be the case so far. Instead, Gotham is a smartly written police drama which simply takes full advantage of the Batman mythology to flesh out the world created in the series.
Here, you’ll find our thoughts on the pilot and what we’ve learned so far about the series from the episode. We also point out some of the many Easter eggs and what they might mean moving forwards for these characters. Be warned though as there are some major spoilers ahead from Gotham’s premiere!
10. Selina Kyle’s Link To Bruce Wayne
Batman and Catwoman have almost always had a close relationship in the comics, but Gotham looks set to add an interesting new wrinkle to that. Though she doesn’t get any lines in the premiere, the young Selina Kyle is a witness to the murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne and present during the moment when the young Bruce Wayne is forever changed as he’s set on the path to becoming the Caped Crusader. Did she follow the killer and unearth his identity? Why was she keeping an eye on Bruce at the end of the episode?
It would be very interesting to see these two meet and for the series to show the parallels between them as Bruce grows up to become the heroic Batman and Selina takes a slightly darker path as Catwoman. We should learn a lot more about the impressive Camren Bicondova’s Selina in episode two, titled “Selina Kyle”.