Jada Pinkett Smith’s Gotham news indicates that she is leaving the role of Fish Mooney at the end of the season. While most Gotham spoilers on how it will play out are under wraps at this point, Jada Pinkett Smith revealed the big news about her departure on Friday.
Smith, who plays Fish Mooney on the show, told Extra that she will be leaving at the end of Season 1. She says that she had a good time on the show and her character’s big exit will take place in this season finale. It seems that Pinkett Smith had committed for just a single year and while she’s fully embraced it, she won’t be back.
While of course Jada could not reveal much about how the character of Fish will leave the show, she teases that one never knows what Mooney has up her sleeve. As Comicbook notes, the actress also teased her exit via an appearance on Live With Kelly and Michael. She’s previously teased that Mooney may meet her demise and now it’s sounding more and more as if Fish will go out in a big way.
Though Season 1 of Gotham was originally slated to consist of 16 episodes, it did not take long for Fox to up the order and make the debut season a full 22 episodes long. Episode 18, titled “Everyone Has a Cobblepot,” just aired on March 2.
The show now takes a brief hiatus, much to the disappointment of anxious fans, with Episode 19 slated to air on April 13. Once Gotham returns, it sounds as if the final four episodes of Season 1 will run consecutively, and fans can’t wait to see how this first season ends. As Deadline notes, Episode 19 brings Milo Ventimiglia onto the show in what is being teased as a major arc.
Ventimiglia, known by many for his time on shows like Gilmore Girls and Heroes, is reportedly playing the role of Jason Lennon, otherwise known as Ogre. The character may be seductive, handsome and wealthy, but he’s also a serial killer. His addition to the show in these final Season 1 episodes should be quite entertaining to watch.
Fish Mooney has been key in this first season of the show, and many will be quite interested to see how the character is handled in the final four episodes of the season. How do you think Jada Pinkett Smith’s Gotham departure from the role of Fish Mooney will be handled in the Season 1 finale?
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