Jada Pinkett Smith Talks Fish Mooney's Future on Gotham

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Posted by gmanfromheck (42524 posts) - - Show Bio

Gotham is the show we can't seem to stop watching. There's a lot of crazy things and storylines going on. One character that always has an over the top presences is Fish Mooney.

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She's currently in an interesting situation and...*spoilers*...she recently plucked her own eye out, just to prove a point. While we're not quite sure what will happen to her in the rest of the season, she did shed some light on what we can expect further down the road.

Jada Pinkett Smith appeared today on LIVE With Kelly and Michael. When asked about Fish Mooney's return in the second season, she shed some light on the matter.

At the 1:05 mark, she's asked if she'll be in Season 2. Her response was, "I don't think so. You know, I signed for a year and...you, know, the year is up." She did follow by saying there are some great things coming up.

What do you think the future holds for Fish Mooney? Do you think she'll end up dead or just go away with the possibility of returning later?

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#1 Posted by xblah_blahx (2893 posts) - - Show Bio

Kill her off.

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#2 Posted by Perfect 10 (1655 posts) - - Show Bio

unless they resign her i guess she is dead. well if jada is gone so am i

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#3 Posted by gmanfromheck (42524 posts) - - Show Bio

@perfect_10: Yeah, I wonder if it'd be a negotiation thing. They'd be better not fully killing her off in case they decide or manage to get her back later.

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#4 Posted by Outside_85 (23518 posts) - - Show Bio

I wouldn't be surprised if she ends up dead or forced out of town as one the last traditional mob bosses before it all becomes hats and codenames.

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#5 Posted by Teerack (10703 posts) - - Show Bio

@g_man: Bruce Wayne will kill her with a gun and make everyone's head implode. TV twists yo.

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#6 Posted by Anjales_II (1026 posts) - - Show Bio

I really hope Season One ends with Penguin finally killing Fish, not because I dislike the character but because it is the satisfying payoff for Penguin's story in this season. Anything less will kind of undermine Penguin's rise.

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#7 Posted by Mr. Kamikaze (834 posts) - - Show Bio

I always found Fish to be one of the more interesting characters in the show because of how over the top she was. I hope she comes back, and if not I hope they don't kill her off so she can come back later on.

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#8 Edited by redmanta (605 posts) - - Show Bio

she is with Dollmaker so i guess he will give her a new look and replace her with a new actress

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#9 Posted by RevivalMH (225 posts) - - Show Bio

@anjales: This right here. Although I differ in that I can't stand her character in this series and the Penguin needs to be the one that kills her in the end

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#10 Posted by Surza7 (353 posts) - - Show Bio

she has been pretty awesome lately in Gotham,when she did the eye pluck I was like what the heck man! But I could see her transforming into a different character with the help of Dollmakers dad, or probably to try and make her more humanize internally,and basically making viewers feel sorry for her and then having her probably sacrifice her life for someone else,or just having Penguin finishing her off like some have say and basically stepping out of her shadow.

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#11 Posted by AwesomePerson (2767 posts) - - Show Bio

She will probably leave and Penguin will be the new leader...

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#12 Posted by spidershamrock (2267 posts) - - Show Bio

Please kill her off, shes so annoyingly over the top in a show where everyone is over the top.

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#13 Posted by Lurkero (507 posts) - - Show Bio

A character who plucks their eye out is one that will soon die or will last a long time. Perhaps the former this time.

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#14 Posted by wtk1013 (388 posts) - - Show Bio

I want Fish to stay,I love the character. People say she's over the top....well there are over the top people in reality and her being a boss kind of requires her to over the top at times. I kinda think Fish will be "killed" or will "go away" for a long while and then comeback and turn everything upside down.

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#15 Posted by GLEmerald924 (1056 posts) - - Show Bio

Just cancel the show

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#16 Posted by great_k (10 posts) - - Show Bio

Fish's story should have ended when her coup failed.

There's a time to wrap up a characters story line and that should have been it.

For example, killing of Michael Pitt's character in Boardwalk empire. He was and interesting and popular main cast character but the writers made the right decision to write of the fan fave character rather than dragging out his story line.

Personally I've found Fish to be a character which makes the series less believable. Such as her "torture" by Falcone's best torturer which she walks away from unscathed, the way she prepared to tackle the insurgent who attacked her on the ship which just looked ridiculous and the fact that she manages to intimidate 2 huge thugs when imprisoned without any weapons, manpower or leverage of any kind.

I can however understand the hesitancy of the writers to kill her off given the demand for powerful female characters in the modern industry. The response to any female character of this sort is met with acclaim by the general public and critics alike.

To be fair the moment she stabbed out her eye to turn her fate around was the first moment I found her character to be actually believable for the character type she is supposed to be portraying. This story line has captured the spotlight for the last 2 eps.

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#17 Posted by greeneagle (280 posts) - - Show Bio

Bring her back for Season 2 Pleeeeeeaaaaaseeeeee

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#18 Edited by DaymarePrime (230 posts) - - Show Bio

She is going to have to have some conversations with her bosses after that I am sure. Jada dropped a big bomb or is using it a negotiation tool, but typically actors that care about their show, whether they are returning or not, do not spoil something as big as that.

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#19 Posted by WarDishy_ (1252 posts) - - Show Bio

Penguin's gotta be the one to kill her off, if you ask me.

There's no other logical explanation for why any sane person would call her character 'Fish'.

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

I still think she's going to be the first person Penguin kills with a trick umbrella

@wardishy said:

Penguin's gotta be the one to kill her off, if you ask me.

There's no other logical explanation for why any sane person would call her character 'Fish'.

Exactly!

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

Kill her off...slowly.

Fixed!

I still think she's going to be the first person Penguin kills with a trick umbrella

@wardishy said:

Penguin's gotta be the one to kill her off, if you ask me.

There's no other logical explanation for why any sane person would call her character 'Fish'.

Exactly!

This also works for me.

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#22 Posted by amazing_webhead (9813 posts) - - Show Bio
@dngn4774 said:
@amazingwebhead said:

I still think she's going to be the first person Penguin kills with a trick umbrella

@wardishy said:

Penguin's gotta be the one to kill her off, if you ask me.

There's no other logical explanation for why any sane person would call her character 'Fish'.

Exactly!

This also works for me.

Maybe it'll also be the first time he does the squawk laugh

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

@amazingwebhead: I get the feeling that this first season of Gotham would have been much better if they killed her at the end of the betrayal and gave her time to Zsasz and Maroni.

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#25 Posted by BR_Havoc (1756 posts) - - Show Bio

Thank the lord Fish is going to leave. Nothing against Jada but her character on the show is terrible and her subplots are eyerollingly bad. I hope they let Penguin kill her off, Now if they can only get rid of Barbra this show might be saved.

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#27 Posted by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg (2452 posts) - - Show Bio
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#28 Posted by z3ro180 (8778 posts) - - Show Bio

Meh the show got really Bori g really fast which is a shame because it had such great potential for being a noir cop thriller set in gotham before batman. But like most things it became a here look bride is gonna be batman every five minutes kind of show.

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#30 Posted by mak13131313 (1601 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree with with some of the other posts here. If they are going to kill Fish, Penguin is the one who should do it.

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#31 Posted by dcd747 (10 posts) - - Show Bio

Thank God. I hate this character with a passion. I mentally tune out every time the show jumps to her subplot.

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#32 Posted by HexThis (1136 posts) - - Show Bio

This show is Batman lite, it's somewhere between Burton and Schumacher. A stylized, lightly-themed show a la Burton would be good but you start to go in Schumacher territory with soft plots, untaken risks, flimsy characters. Truthfully, if this came out like 15 years ago then maybe it could last, nowadays, it just doesn't cut the mustard.

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#33 Edited by Waveserpent (21 posts) - - Show Bio

Just please don't give us the line from Penguin before he kills her, "But you know Ms. Mooney, Penguins EAT Fish!" I will spit take and scream obscenities at myself for continuing to watch this "show."

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