Jada Pinkett Smith Returns to Gotham

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Posted by inferiorego (25733 posts) - - Show Bio

At the end of season one of Gotham, it seems as though Fish Mooney, a mobster climbing her way to the top of the criminal underground, met her end after falling into the water, never popping back up. However TVLine reports that Jada Pinkett Smith, who portrayed Mooney, signed on to reprise the role.

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Showrunner Bruno Heller hinted after Mooney's apparent death that nothing is as it seems. Smith signed on for multiple episodes during the second half of season two, so chances of her appearance being a flashback are pretty slim. Mooney does have some unfinished business on Gotham as there are plenty of people who have wronged her, including Penguin and those in charge of running the experiments on Indian Hills.

There's no news yet on when Fish Mooney will reappear on the show, but the second half of season two of Gotham comes back to Fox on Monday, February 29.

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#1 Posted by Zensum (545 posts) - - Show Bio

Ayyyye nice

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#2 Posted by joshmightbe (27562 posts) - - Show Bio

That sucks, she was the worst part of season one. I quit watching it live so I could fast forward past her crap with the DVR.

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#3 Posted by darkdetective27 (7953 posts) - - Show Bio

The biggest surprise here is that this show is still going.

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#4 Posted by AtheistKnowledge (9595 posts) - - Show Bio

Quick, someone give her an Oscar for the role!

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#5 Posted by FearTheLiving (8837 posts) - - Show Bio

Because that's what this show needed to make it good more Fish Mooney...

/sarcasm

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#6 Posted by NightFang3 (12362 posts) - - Show Bio

I wonder how they'll bring her back.

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#7 Posted by Stahlflamme (5729 posts) - - Show Bio

Not my number one pick for presumably dead villains we wanna see again... Well, I stopped watching after they killed the guy that would be. I really didn't feel the show.

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#8 Posted by joshmightbe (27562 posts) - - Show Bio

@feartheliving: The weird thing is, the show didn't actually become watchable until they ditched Fish and the writers just decided to jump into the deep end of the cheese pool. Its still not good, its just an entertaining train wreck. In season one it was just bad and she was the stand out worst part of a bad show.

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#9 Posted by Lone_Wolf_and_Cub (9032 posts) - - Show Bio

Lmfao. She boycott's the Oscars but the real boycott should be this show and her awful acting in it.

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#10 Posted by panther21 (1277 posts) - - Show Bio

Lmfao. She boycott's the Oscars but the real boycott should be this show and her awful acting in it.

agreed.

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#12 Posted by AndyPhifer (131 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe said:

That sucks, she was the worst part of season one. I quit watching it live so I could fast forward past her crap with the DVR.

Haha. I thought she was the only part worth watching, and stopped when she was killed.

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#13 Posted by bukdiah (87 posts) - - Show Bio

This show is gonna be even funnier with her shitty acting self back in it. Oh god, I'm just waiting for her to confront Penguin and he's like, "FISH? How? I killed you!" and she's like, "Oh, daaarliiing, you can't drown a fish"

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#14 Posted by rob1157 (206 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow, real classy around here.

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#15 Posted by Dernman (25972 posts) - - Show Bio

CALLED IT

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#16 Posted by judasnixon (12663 posts) - - Show Bio

I want more frumpy little Poison Ivy...... Hi Mat!

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#17 Posted by Koays (11248 posts) - - Show Bio

Lol comicvine fans whine about everything on the TVshows....except the Flash. Its jarring

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#18 Posted by dngn4774 (5579 posts) - - Show Bio

Didn't like what they did to Jim's character last episode, and I don't like what they're planning to do now. The decision to bring Fish back just emboldens my resolve to ignore this show.

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#19 Posted by IndomitableRegal (15839 posts) - - Show Bio

Quick, someone give her an Oscar for the role!

Because that's what this show needed to make it good more Fish Mooney...

/sarcasm

@bukdiah said:

This show is gonna be even funnier with her shitty acting self back in it. Oh god, I'm just waiting for her to confront Penguin and he's like, "FISH? How? I killed you!" and she's like, "Oh, daaarliiing, you can't drown a fish"

LOL! SAVAGE!

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#20 Posted by bukdiah (87 posts) - - Show Bio

@dngn4774: Stay for the silliness! I have so much fun recapping the episode with my coworkers.

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#21 Posted by WashingtonputyDC (3 posts) - - Show Bio

No thanks. I can't watch. I won't reward racism. It works both ways now, Jada.

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#22 Posted by dngn4774 (5579 posts) - - Show Bio

No thanks. I can't watch. I won't reward racism. It works both ways now, Jada.

Huh?

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#23 Posted by Lone_Wolf_and_Cub (9032 posts) - - Show Bio

@koays: Don't worry that show sucks also.

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#24 Posted by WashingtonputyDC (3 posts) - - Show Bio

@dngn4774: Seeing racism where none exists is after all racism. And then on top of that, trying to incite some kind of industry revolt is utterly despicable.

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#25 Posted by black_wreath (13557 posts) - - Show Bio

I always found her entertaining in the role.

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#26 Posted by redbird3rdboywonder (7156 posts) - - Show Bio

cool

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#27 Edited by mickeymayhew (426 posts) - - Show Bio

if you take the character as complete camp then it works just fine

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#28 Posted by amazing_webhead (9813 posts) - - Show Bio

still hoping when Ozzie kills her it'll be the first time he does the squawk laugh and/or kills someone with an umbrella

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#29 Edited by dngn4774 (5579 posts) - - Show Bio

@washingtonputydc: Ok. You don't like her opinions on certain things, but if you boycott her show solely on that opinion please realize that you're no better than her. I'm not watching these episodes because her acting sucks, not because I'm pissed off that she's pissed off about the Oscars. Personal beliefs have nothing to do with acting ability and if you punish someone for thinking differently from you that just makes you a SJW.

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#30 Posted by HighAccuser (9696 posts) - - Show Bio

A despicable character played by a despicable woman, on a faltering show. Hmm...yeah....

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#31 Posted by Agent9149 (3627 posts) - - Show Bio

This gives me reason to watch the season 2 now. She was my favorite character.

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#32 Posted by TearoftheDragon (420 posts) - - Show Bio
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#33 Posted by TearoftheDragon (420 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe: I couldn't agree more. I swear she dragged out her words just to get more screen time. Like the show, cannot stand her character and find it laughable she moans about the Oscars, surely only someone who can act should have that right.

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#34 Posted by OrangeBat (960 posts) - - Show Bio

So Bruce Wayne is a whiny kid that keeps getting saved by everyone, Hugo Strange is now Asian for some reason, and Fish Freakin' Mooney is coming back.

I guess Jerome coming back now too is basically guaranteed.

Le sigh, Gotham.

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#35 Posted by poisonfleur (4518 posts) - - Show Bio

Quick, someone give her an Oscar for the role!

This!^ I stopped watching because she left. Jada was the best part of the show. The best original character since Harley Quinn. I really feel the black community needed this.

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#36 Posted by poisonfleur (4518 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe said:

That sucks, she was the worst part of season one. I quit watching it live so I could fast forward past her crap with the DVR.

Haha. I thought she was the only part worth watching, and stopped when she was killed.

Same. She was the best part of the entire show. She left a void in season 2 that was trying too hard to fill it after she left.

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#37 Edited by Zensum (545 posts) - - Show Bio

@poisonfleur: Ikr she made season 1 tbh . All this hate tho lmaooooo

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#38 Posted by OrangeBat (960 posts) - - Show Bio

@poisonfleur said:

@atheistknowledge said:

Quick, someone give her an Oscar for the role!

This!^ I stopped watching because she left. Jada was the best part of the show. The best original character since Harley Quinn. I really feel the black community needed this.

Someone's sarcasm detector is broken...

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#39 Edited by ObiWanKevobi (67 posts) - - Show Bio

Huh. I stopped watching. The Flash is so much better.

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#40 Posted by randolphdefreese1 (70 posts) - - Show Bio

if this show didnt have a batman link it would have been canceled along time ago.

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#41 Posted by christianrapper (6155 posts) - - Show Bio

fish was the best part of the show. to me she played fish similar to catwoman.

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