‘Gotham’ Episode Guide (Oct. 12): New Captain Called to Action

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‘Gotham’ Episode Guide (Oct. 12): New Captain Called to Action

“Rise of the Villains: Strike Force” (10/12/15) – Captain Barnes (Michael Chiklis) is called to duty to create a law-abiding task force, with the help of Gordon.

Meanwhile, Penguin gets caught up in a favor for Galavan, and Nygma asks Kringle out on a date in an all-new episode of “Gotham” airing Monday, Oct. 12 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Guest starring in this episode are Carol Kane as Gertrud Kapelput, Anthony Carrigan as Victor Zsasz, Chelsea Spack as Kristin Kringle, Saundra Santiago as Janice Caulfield, Michael Mulheren as Randall Hobbs, Natalie Alyn Lind as Silver St. Cloud, Danny Johnson as Gus Freeman, Lenny Platt as Luke Garrett, Paulina Singer as Josie Mac, Ian Quinlan as Carl Pinkney, and Lucas Salvagno as Sal Martinez.

The origin story continues on “Gotham: Rise of the Villains” and the stakes are higher than ever, as Super Villains more ambitious and depraved are introduced, and a realignment of alliances shakes up the fight for power in Gotham City.

Detective Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and the ethically questionable veteran Detective Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue) remain at the forefront of the fight against crime in this dangerously corrupt city. While confronting Gotham’s most notorious criminals, Gordon’s moral compass begins to waver. But he is taken under the wing of Nathaniel Barnes (Michael Chiklis), a law-and-order zealot who is unafraid of making enemies. Meanwhile, Gordon continues his quest to gain the trust of the young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz), who is on a clear path towards the man he is destined to become, after discovering his father’s deepest secrets, with the help of his trusted butler and mentor, Alfred Pennyworth (Sean Pertwee) and newfound ally at Wayne Enterprises, Lucius Fox (Chris Chalk).

In the epic turf war that occurred at the conclusion of Season One, The Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) battled his way into power over Gotham’s underworld. Heading into Season Two, “Gotham” will continue to follow the evolving stories of the city’s most malevolent villains: Edward Nygma/the Riddler (Cory Michael Smith), whose transformation from Gotham PD’s forensic expert to psychologically unhinged villain continues; Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman (Camren Bicondova), whose hard-knock existence propels her into a life of crime; and the increasingly unstable Barbara Kean (Erin Richards), who is out for Gordon and his girlfriend, Dr. Leslie Thompkins (Morena Baccarin). Also hoping to leave his mark on the city is Theo Galavan (James Frain), the billionaire industrialist, who appears to be the savior for whom Gotham has been waiting. Theo, along with his sister and lead enforcer, Tabitha Galavan aka Tigress (Jessica Lucas), keep their centuries-old vendetta hidden, as they manipulate their way to power.

“Gotham: Rise of the Villains” is based upon the characters from DC Comics and is produced by Warner Bros. Television. The series is written and executive-produced by Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist”), directed and executive-produced by Emmy Award nominee Danny Cannon (the “CSI” franchise, “Nikita”) and executive produced by John Stephens.

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