Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) is in trouble, very big trouble. In the latest episode of "Gotham," titled "Penguin's Umbrella," Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor) has revealed that's he alive and Gordon is facing the consequences of it. Cobblepot stood in front of the entire Gotham city police force to make the revelation.
Gordon's partner, Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue), is pissed and almost killed him; Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith) is livid and wants Gordon, Bullock and Cobblepot all dead. He also has to explain what the hell is going on to his boss, Captain Sarah Essen (Zabryna Guevara).
Not to mention there's another villain in Gotham, Victor Zsasz. It's safe to say there's a lot that's going to happen in the next few episodes and HNGN.com spoke to the cast at PaleyFest in New York City last month to get the scoop. Check out what they had to say about "Gotham" below.
The next few episodes will delve a little deeper into some of the characters' backstories, for example fans will learn why Fish Mooney is such a bad-ass and what made the Waynes trust Alfred Pennyworth (Sean Pertwee) as the guardian of their son.
"You'll start to learn about his history and his involvement in the upbringing of Bruce, young master Bruce, and you'll understand why he was employed by the Waynes, the richest industrialists in Gotham," Pertwee said. "And why would chose him to be the sole guardian, he's a multifaceted character, and he has a very dark history himself. So you'll start to learn why he's there and why he was chosen and trusted with the most precious gift they were given, the Waynes, and that's Bruce."
"He worries about everything [with Bruce]. He blames himself for the death of the parents because he wasn't there," he added. "He blames himself for not being there, so he's made this oath, this pledge about never ever letting anything happen to Bruce."
As far as Fish, Pinkett Smith said that she does believe her character has some good in her and hopefully future episodes will help explain why she's the way she is.
"I'm sure we'll see [more good]. I think you'll learn and get her backstory and why she operates the way that she does. But she definitely has some good in her, we all do somewhere," she said during the PaleyFest panel discussion.
Lord Taylor also dished a little on how he remains in character while playing The Penguin, revealing that a little "bottle cap trick" helps him stay focused.
"The way I speak is the way it's written and the whole creative team created a language for him that's right there on the page," he said during the panel. "In terms of the walk, you know, it's a great thing to discover because it comes out of an actual injury and it's a realistic thing, it's come from real pain.
No, Lord Taylor wasn't actually hurt to help him get the walk down but said, "We did a big wide shot and we wrapped it up and I go back to... you know and I completely forgot [to do Penguin's walk], I completely forgot and I went back and was like 'did I ruin everything' and our, we have an amazing wardrobe assistant and she looks at me and she goes, 'I'm going to put a bottle cap in your shoe.' It's an old trick but it brings that pain, it's a reminder," he said.