Season two of FOX’s Batman prequel series Gotham will elevate things to a much higher degree. With the marketing team pushing heavily on the theme of “Rise of the Villains”, its undoubted things are going to ramp up for Penguin, The Joker and everyone else, much to Jim Gordon’s dismay.

Warning! This article contains teasers from the Gotham season 2 premiere, “Rise of the Villains: Damned If You Do…”. 

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The New Sheriff in Town

Since the focus of season two is on the rise of the villains, it looks like it still won’t be Gordon’s day in the sun quite yet. His rise to power, along with the villains’ rise have been a focal point of the series so far. Robin Lord Taylor’s Oswald Cobblepot (Penguin) now reign’s supreme in the mob-run city as king of the underworld. While Penguin’s rise to this position of power was a focus throughout the first season, the real threat this season may actually be Theo Galavan (James Frain) and his sister Tabitha aka Tigress (Jessica Lucas).

Watch a sneak peek of Gordon coming to Cobblepot for help

Death Comes Quick for Some

Things are definitely about to get a lot bloodier in Gotham City. Season two takes off at full speed and wastes no time killing off characters, some completely out of left field. Very early on in the series, there are two very significant deaths that heavily impact the season. One of these deaths brings Gordon to a new low that he never imagined he would reach. Again, this intense change of course relates back to the highly volatile Theo Galavan and his group of maniacal lackies known as Maniax. The Maniax are a group of escaped Arkham Asylum inmates, including Jerome aka The Joker (Cameron Monaghan).

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Bruce Wayne Develops His Dual Personality

Throughout season one, we saw Bruce determined to learn how to fight, endure and grow from pain and avenge his parents’ death. In a lot of ways, Batman was born the day his parents died. In season two, Bruce, who is entering the crux of his teenage years, really begins to develop the persona he wants the public to see of Bruce Wayne; billionaire, party animal, playboy. In order to make a change in this city, he learns that people can not know what a threat he can really be.

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Gotham Finds its Footing

Gotham has always been entertaining to me right from the beginning. I didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I did, but watching Gordon’s growth in Gotham City as well as the villains who later face Batman has proven to be a fascinating progression that is just as intriguing as Batman’s journey. However, the first season definitely went through some shaky storylines that seemed unlikely to wrap appropriately or even fit in with the Batman timeline. It seems that this is definitely not an issue in season two as the show moves at a pace that makes sense and still manages to surprise you. Along the way, we’re now given more into Bruce Wayne’s (David Mazouz) own journey to finding himself and the man underneath the mask. The show gives us just enough of Bruce to tease us, while keeping focus on the point of the show; Gotham. If you thought season one was good, you’re in for a rush with season two.

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Gotham season 2 premieres Monday, September 21 on FOX.

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Kartik Chainani

Contributing Writer, BuddyTV