Gotham season 5 episode 9 preview: ‘The Trial of Jim Gordon’

GothamNext week, Gotham season 5 episode 9 will bring you all sorts of fascinating (and gloriously dark) subject matter. Through “The Trial of Jim Gordon,” you’ll be seeing Jim in trouble … in both a physical and mental way. This could prove to be a rather reflective hour of the show as Ben McKenzie’s character finds himself in a very difficult place.

There are a few trivia-related items when it comes to this episode. For starters, this one is actually the last one that the series filmed in New York City. The series finale was actually the tenth one filmed, and the reason for the odd filming structure here is due to Fox ordering two extra episodes after the show was in production. It’s hard for them to turn a ship around while it’s ordering moving towards its final destination, so they just added these episodes on the other side.

Meanwhile, this episode also had more behind-the-scenes input from the cast than any other in the history of the series. Not only was Ben McKenzie the writer for it, but Erin Richards is getting to take her first turn in the director’s chair. That’s a wonderful thing and we know she’s deserving of that opportunity.

So want to know some more details on the specific story itself? Then we suggest that you check out the official Gotham season 5 episode 9 synopsis below:

After Gordon is shot in an attempt to establish a cease-fire, he hallucinates a trial for his life that could have deadly real consequences. Meanwhile, Ivy (guest star Peyton List) returns and puts her spell on Bruce, leaving Selina to defend herself. Lee has a life-changing moment as Barbara and Penguin consider their next moves in the all-new “The Trial of Jim Gordon” episode of GOTHAM airing Thursday, March 7 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GTH-512) (TV-14 L, V)

Will this episode be reasonably inconsequential to the main story of the series? Given what we saw through a lot of tonight’s episode, it is reasonably fair to wonder. We don’t think there’s all that much in “Nothing’s Shocking” that was absolutely essential to the state of the show’s future and the quest to stop Jeremiah — that’s part of the consequence of Fox ordering these episodes so late. The producers probably had to find a way to plug these in so that they could work without disrupting all that much of the story itself.

For now, consider this episode to be almost a celebration of the show more so than a necessary stepping stone. That’s fine by us, mostly because it was ordering these two episodes in the first place that allowed Gotham to even get to 100 episodes. Is there a better number to end on than that? If so, it’s hard to really imagine it.

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