New Gotham Trailer Reveals New Poison Ivy, Lots Of Bats And Jerome's Violent Return

Gotham's midseason hiatus has been longer than many other broadcast shows' winter breaks, but when it returns to Fox on March 1, the wait will likely have been worth it. The batshit insane drama unveiled an extended trailer for the mid-year premiere, "See Your Own Darkness," which gives audiences our first look at the new Poison Ivy in action, and it also offers a better look at Jerome's highly anticipated return. Check it out!

Gotham kicked off that extended trailer with a lengthy "previously on" set-up that reminded us all just how ridiculous things were when the show went on break. Arguably the most important element here involves Oswald Cobblepot being put into Arkham Asylum, where he'll make the acquaintance of one Jerome Valeska, who will completely change the course of Oswald's life. We're not quite sure how that'll happen, or when Gotham will end up putting the real Joker into the story, but we're only getting closer. In the meantime, we're definitely not going to turn down a laugh-filled Arkham brawl between two of Gotham's most captivating characters.

Sticking with the villains' side, perhaps the second most exciting moment in Gotham's latest trailer involves the second rebirth of Ivy Pepper, with Arrow-verse vet Peyton List signing on for a proper expansion of the Poison Ivy persona. As we saw in the video, she's in possession of whatever kind of glowing green liquid she presumably needs to wreak her plant-centric havoc on Gotham City. Lucius Fox pops up in one of those shots, and I'm hoping he won't end up being responsible for whatever brings Poison Ivy out.

This trailer was also pretty good for pumping up hardcore Batman fans, as it reveals that Gotham is finally introducing the bat concept into Bruce Wayne's life. It's still not quite clear how all that is going down (or up, as it were) but we do see an angered Bruce in a cave setting being haunted by the gravely voice of a shadowy form that magnificently turns into a horde of bats. It was almost as if Batman himself was there to serve as the inspiration for Bruce to turn into Batman, like if killing Ra's al Ghul somehow gave him the ability to create self-fulfilling prophecies. Ed put it best when he uttered, "That's so Gotham."

There are, of course, lots of other interesting moments in trailer, which Fox curiously premiered on linear TV on Saturday night around midnight. Jim is having major problems with any and all women in his life, from Barbara to Sofia. Lee also doesn't have a lot of nice words for Sofia. Bruce and Selina are back to being friendly while kicking ass together. And Ed is...bleeding from the a normal day for him, I guess.

Gotham will return to Fox for the back half of Season 4 on Thursday, March 1, at 8:00 p.m. ET. To see what other new and returning shows are on the way, both in the costumed and non-costumed variety, hit up our 2018 Superhero TV schedule and our midseason premiere schedule.

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