Milo Ventimiglia cast in recurring role as Jason Lennon, aka the Ogre.
Handsome, wealthy and seductive, the Ogre is a serial killer who has been preying on the young women of Gotham for nearly a decade, luring them into his web and confronting them with a series of “tests” as he searches for his perfect mate. When the women fail to live up to his impossible standard, Lennon disposes of them quickly and viciously.
Showrunner Bruno Heller confirms that a Joker storyline will be given a strong push toward near the end of this first season [via GeekTyrant]:
“We’ve said you’re going to be waiting a bit longer for it, but this is America — nobody wants to wait. So, we will scratch the surface of that story, yes. But just scratch it — a little tap on the door.”
As far as the Riddler character, he too will begin developing more as the story progresses:
“Penguin [Robin Lord Taylor] was born a sociopath and was always going down this path one way or another. [Edward] Nygma [played by Cory Michael Smith]is someone who becomes the villain, and we see that journey begin in the second half of the season… What motivates people to do things is oftentimes love. He is slowly starting to break through her defenses, but we take two steps forward and then one step back. It’s not smooth sailing for Edward Nygma. It’s complicated for her to have somebody’s feelings in her hand. It’s not as simple as rejecting somebody and having a clean conscience because she’s starting to realize how deeply he cares.”
No word yet on who’ll be playing the Joker yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they introduced him in the season finale.
This week’s preview and episode description:
Gordon and Bullock set out to stop Gerald Crane, a biology teacher who has been harvesting the glands of his murder victims. Meanwhile, after finding herself in an unusual setting, Mooney continues plotting to gain power, and Falcone attempts to change Maroni’s plan for the Penguin. Then, Bruce takes a treacherous hike in the all new “The Scarecrow” episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Feb. 9 (8:00-9:00 ET/PT) on FOX.
Guest Cast: Morena Baccarin as Dr. Leslie Thompkins, David Zayas as Don Maroni, Babs Olusanmokun as Mace, Eisa Davis as Judith Barthel, Peter Jay Fernandez as Doctor
Young Bruce Wayne goes on a solo trip:
And Fish Mooney is definitely not out in this clip: