One of the best things about Gotham was the bromance / friendship between Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue). Since the very beginning of the series, the two have had an interesting bond, like Harvey had drifted down into the dark side and he was using Jim as his guiding light back to the side of the righteous. Which, at least to some, was a it ironic, as Jim has dipped down into the dark side on numerous occasions and, up until recently, Harvey continued to follow Jim with unwavering loyalty. But after the fall of Captain Barnes (Michael Chiklis), the position of Captain fell onto Harvey, who made some questionable decisions — but always with his fellow officers’ best interests at heart. He made the corrupt deals if it meant that his men got to go home to their families each night. This, of course, sat wrong with the unjustifiably high-and-mighty Gordon, who ended up taking the Captain job away from Harvey during the Professor Pyg events.
And even though Harvey has left the force and won’t talk to Jim, McKenzie told EW.com that he thinks their friendship is far from over:
Now that Harvey really knows what Jim has been up to, that’s something that can’t be buried between the two of them. That will be a part of the texture of their relationship moving forward forever, In a way, it almost bonds them closer in the sense that Jim was always able to look at Harvey with somewhat of a sense of being superior to him — that Harvey was a cop who played on the edges of legality and ethics. Now that Jim has crossed that line, he understands how one gets there better. It is a nice maturing of their relationship.
I can think of more than one occasion that Jim has crossed the line, but I won’t quibble as long as it gets Jim and Harvey to reconcile.
Gotham returns tonight at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.