Gotham Video: Bruce Wants [Spoiler] Dead! — Plus: A 'Proto-Batman' Rises

This Monday on Gotham (Fox, 8/7c), Gordon and Bullock bring Bruce up to speed on the investigation into his parents’ murder — which just might result in yet another death, as seen in this exclusive sneak peek.

In the episode “Azrael,” Bruce learns that Hugo Strange was involved in the plot to silence Thomas Wayne, and now he wants Gordon to take action. What kind of action, exactly? Press play above to find out.

Speaking of Theo Galavangotham-azrael (and Bruce is), Strange sends the newly resurrected mayor to confront the troublesome Gordon — in his new form, as “the canonical character Azrael,” executive producer John Stephens shared as part of TVLine’s May Sweeps Preview Extravaganza. “He is going to be a scourge to Gordon in many ways, and he will also help us to reveal the ultimate objective of what Hugo Strange’s plans are going to be, which have been mysterious up until now.”

Azrael may also bring a bit of the bat to the series, Stephens says, as “sort of a proto-Batman figure, this guy with a cape who’s leaping around Gotham.”

Elsewhere in the episode, Nygma does his own investigating into Professor Strange’s antics.

“The people who have put Nygma [behind bars] wildly underestimated the person who they think that they have locked up,” Stephens teases. “When you put someone who’s a master at puzzles inside a giant puzzle, he’s going to find a way to get out of it, and what Ed discovers in Arkham will affect the rest of the course of the season.”

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  1. MorroccoMole says:

    How long can Gotham “Smallville” Bruce? I enjoy the show as so many of the the characters are well drawn but there comes a point where GCPD, Gordon et al will be completely overwhelmed by super villains. Even if Bruce is not prepared to be the hero he was born to be, there has to be a point when someone (Azrael?) steps up to battle crime in Gotham. I’ve enjoyed James Frain’s work for years and seeing him go all “Bats” on the villains would be a delight; however, the sins of Theo Galavan are many and I think some of my fellow fans of the show are not as forgiving as me. :-)

  2. Joey Padron says:

    Good sneak peek clip of new episode. Can’t wait for the show to be back with final new episodes of season 2!

  3. steven says:

    Isn’t Fish Mooney returning?

  4. Kent says:

    So Az-bats is showing up. Not o lay is he older then Bats, but in the books he is younger. I do not get why they keep introducing villains so significantly older then canon.
    They way it’s set now – batman would have no one to fight, they would just Be to old to fight by the time Bruce was 30.

    • Arkved says:

      Gotham is not canon, it was never meant to follow the comics. This isn’t Batman’s story, it’s Gotham’s story. It’s a story from a different point of view, a totally different universe. People need to stop trying to compare it to the comics/canon and enjoy it for what it is; a new story based in Gotham.

  5. 134sc says:

    This show for all of intents and purposes is Smallville. In that show they really gave up trying to make it line up with “canon” and by what, maybe season 5, it was officially an else worlds story. It only took Gotham 1 season to realize it too was an else worlds story. Good thing it did, because for what it is, this season of Gotham has been great.

    • Arkved says:

      Gotham from the start was always intended to be it’s own universe. There was never any intention to follow the Batman canon. I agree though, this season has been great and I look forward to seeing how the wrap up the season.

    • AnnieM says:

      Hubby & I love Gotham. We’re so glad we stuck with it, as it just keeps getting better and better. :-)