Fox’s Baby Batman series “Gotham” has been off the air for a few months while “24: Legacy” occupied its Monday time slot — but the “24” reboot has ended and “Gotham” will be taking over your Monday nights once again starting April 24.
To help get you ready for the madness to come, we’ve got an exclusive clip from Monday’s episode. In it, we see young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) continuing his training with Alfred (Sean Pertwee), who’s teaching him how to throw knives at an apple.
But it’s not all fun and knives, as Alfred reveals that a certain someone Bruce has a crush on has left a note in the mailbox asking for him to meet. Will Bruce accept this offer of a liaison? To find out, you’ll have to watch the show on Monday.
Now, here’s some context to remember as “Gotham” comes back from its hiatus. When last we saw Bruce, he was doing battle with the recently resurrected Jerome Valeska (Cameron Monaghan), who had reclaimed his face and gone on a Gotham City-wide rampage with his huge anarchist following. They took over an amusement park, tossed businessmen in water pools filled with piranhas, etc. The good guys won, of course, and Jerome ended up at Arkham.
Meanwhile, Bruce and Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondova) had a big falling out over Bruce’s stubborn insistence on being a stuck-up rich person and Selina’s stubborn insistence on hating rich people — or more specifically how Bruce decided to pay off a con artist who had pulled a scheme with Selina’s mom on Selina.
And in the shadows, there’s the Court of Owls — the secret society of old Gotham families who runs the city from behind the scenes. The Court is currently enlisting the services of Bruce’s doppelgänger that Huge Strange (BD Wong) had created in his secret lab back in season 2. So, maybe, until Selina shows her face we shouldn’t take the note Alfred brings up in this clip at, ahem, face value.
“Gotham” airs at 8 p.m. Eastern on Monday night.