Gotham Preview: “Wrath of the Villains: Mr. Freeze”
WARNING: Gotham spoilers
Gotham returns tonight after a lengthy hiatus. In this second half of the season, it’s no longer about the Rise of the Villains. Get ready for the Wrath of the Villains. First up: we’re introduced to a couple new bad guys: Victor Fries a.k.a. Mr. Freeze and Dr. Hugo Strange.
Official Synopsis for “Wrath of Villains: Mr. Freeze”
Penguin takes a hit for Galavan’s murder, but doesn’t let Gordon off easily. Meanwhile, Gordon and Bullock investigate the body-snatching spree of Victor Fries (guest star Nathan Darrow), one of Gotham’s preeminent cryogenics engineers.
-Jim has to answer for the events that went down in the midseason finale. Even though he’s back on the job, has Captain Barnes lost faith in his best detective?
-There’s a chilling new case in town. Jim and Harvey are on the case. Here’s a clip:
-Now that Oswald/The Penguin is, well, distracted with some urgent issues keeping him from ruling the world (see above), who’s the new king of Gotham? You’ll be surprised to find out.
Guest Star Goodness
- Nathan Darrow is Victor Fries a.k.a. Mr. Freeze. Darrow plays Edward Meechum on Netflix’s House of Cards and has been in a few episodes of Showtime’s new series, Billions.
- B.D. Wong is Dr. Hugo Strange, the resident mad scientist who runs the madhouse we all know and love to hate, Arkham Asylum. Wong’s TV credits include: USA Network’s Mr. Robot, HBO’s Oz, NBC’s Law & Order: SVU and CBS’ Madam Secretary.
- Kristen Hager is Nora Fries, the ill wife of Victor Fries. She’s an integral part of why Victor does what he does. Hager’s best known for playing another Nora. On Being Human, she was Josh’s significant other. And, oh yeah, Nora was a werewolf. More recently, she’s starred on Syfy’s The Expanse.
- Tonya Pinkins is Ms. Peabody, an employee of Arkham Asylum, who’s there to help Dr. Hugo Strange. While the actress has starred in everything from Army Wives to Nurse Jackie to 24, daytime TV fans know her best for her roles on As the World Turns and All My Children, where she played Livia Cudahy. The Tony winner is also appearing in an episode of the Hulu series, 11.22.63, which hits air today and stars one of her fellow AMC alums, Josh Duhamel. 11.22.63 is based on the Stephen King novel .
Gotham returns tonight at 8/7c on FOX.
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