Knowing that Gotham is already set to mine the seemingly infinite well that is the Batman mythos even further by adding the likes of Professor Pyg to its roster this season, it comes as no surprise that other characters originating in the comics will be appearing as well. And while the focus of today’s conversation may not ring a bell with the average Joe, the more avid lovers of the source material among you will probably know who we’re talking about.
Not long ago, it was revealed that none other than Crystal Reed had been cast in the role of Sofia Falcone, a character featured in Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s masterworks, Batman: The Long Halloween and Dark Victory. And having already established that the former will serve as heavy inspiration for the first half of season 4, it seems only natural that she be included.
Interestingly enough, it sounds like Sofia will end up serving as a new love interest for Ben McKenzie’s Jim Gordon now that Lee Thompkins is estranged from him and forming alliances of her own. Still, it’s funny to see that the future commissioner can’t help but get mixed up with bad girls or get away from the Falcone family.
Here’s what executive producer John Stephens had to say to Entertainment Weekly about Gotham City’s newest power couple:
“We’re going to see Jim make, in some ways, big steps toward I guess what you would call the commissionership. But also we’re going to see Jim, in his quest to save the city, cross different ethical lines than he ever did before. It’s going to bring him to an ethical nadir that we haven’t seen him at, and it’s going to be told through the context of a relationship that he has with Sofia Falcone, the daughter of Don Falcone, who’s played by Crystal Reed this year. And that’s going to be a really compelling and interesting relationship.”
And while I lack the ability to foresee the future, I can’t help but think this relationship won’t work out well for Jim. Not only are warning bells sounding like crazy, but it’s also important to factor in that Sofia went on to become the serial killer known as “the Hangman” in Dark Victory, so it’s advised that Jim watch his back. But, then again, this series doesn’t always stick to the comics, so anything is possible.
Gotham returns for its fourth season on Thursday, September 21 on Fox.