Fall TV Preview

Gotham Sneak Peek: Barbara Has Lee's Number — Even From Behind Bars!

I plan to write much more about this at a near-future date, having spent Thursday on the Gotham set and now seen the first three episodes of Season 2, but one of the sophomore run’s great pleasures is the “rebirth” of Erin Richards’ Barbara Kean as a highly entertaining femme fatale.

We’ve seen this before with freshman shows — there’s always that one character (coughLaurelcough) who doesn’t quite “click,” until an organic series of events (or blatant writer intervention) steer him or her into a fresh direction.

But again, there’s more on that to come, built off my on-set Q&A with Richards, so I won’t use up all of my good material here. Instead, just check out the above sneak peek from the Fox’s drama’s Monday, Sept. 21 season premiere, in which Barbara has used her considerable wiles to “call” in a favor over at Arkham.

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