Our First Look at Morena Baccarin’s Dr. Leslie Thompkins in Gotham

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We were thrilled to find out Firefly alum Morena Baccarin would be joining Fox’s Gotham in a fan-favorite role, but now we’re starting to see teases of her in action!

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The episode, titled “Rogues’ Gallery,” is set to air Monday, January 5. Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive clip from her debut and filled them in a bit on her role.

“I’m a physician. I’m working at Arkham, but we’re not sticking too close to the original mythology,” she told them. “We are having her team up with Jim Gordon instead of the Wayne family and Bruce. Eventually, who knows—it could go in that direction, but it hasn’t yet.”

Gotham_EP111_494_previewShe also went on to say:

“She gets out [of Arkham] which is really fun and her and Jim kind of pair up and have this really great relationship. I think it’s important. Arkham is a really kind of iconic and dark and crazy world but I don’t think you want to spend too much time in there,” she said. “Jim finds an ally in her, which I think is important for him at this point. He’s beaten down by the system and he’s been fighting this one-man operation to make Gotham not as corrupt. I think it’s really important that he finds that relationship in Leslie.”

Ok, what I’m reading into this is Jim and Leslie won’t be having a romantic relationship, which I would appreciate, but you never know. Fingers will remain crossed they do a better job with Barbara in the second half of the season instead of trying to give Jim another romance.

Baccarin also described Dr. Thompkins as “Somebody who’s very no-bullshit, speaks her mind. She’s not pulled in by the craziness, corruption of Gotham. She’d rather live in a better world [but] she’s also very unfazed by the craziness of Gotham and Arkham.”

I’ll just leave this here.

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