A “Baneful” Existence Begins for ‘Gotham’ in “Pena Dura” [PREVIEW]

Before you treat yourselves to Bleeding Cool‘s resident Gotham expert Leigh Kade‘s review/recap of the fifth episode of the Batman prequel series’ fifth and final season “Pena Dura,” check out the following preview trailer and images for the episode that finds…the military’s here to save Gotham City!

Just a little advice: keep an eye on that Eduardo Dorrance (Shane West) – feels like he’s going to have a pretty huge impact on Gotham. Just call it a hunch – and not based on any past previews:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPHfd8l-SJg

Gotham s05e05 “Pena Dura”: A military task force, led by Eduardo Dorrance (guest star Shane West) is called in to provide relief to Gotham. Meanwhile, Nygma looks for answers from Penguin, who leads him back to Hugo Strange (guest star BD Wong). Then, Bruce is concerned about Selina’s recent behavior.

Cast: Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Detective Harvey Bullock, Morena Baccarin as Dr. Leslie Thompkins, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/The Riddler, Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox

Guest Cast: Cameron Monaghan as Jeremiah Valeska, Shane West as Eduardo Dorrance, BD Wong as Hugo Strange, Francesca Root-Dodson as Ecco, Shiva Kalaiselvan as Lelia, Marceline Hugot as Gretel

If that’s not enough, we also have some preview images from the episode, with Gotham s05e05 “Pena Dura” premiering this Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET on FOX.

GOTHAM: Guest star Shane West in the ÒPena DuraÓ episode of GOTHAM airing Thursday, Jan. 31 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2019 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Jeff Neira/FOX
GOTHAM: L-R: Robin Lord Taylor and Ben McKenzie in the ÒPena DuraÓ episode of GOTHAM airing Thursday, Jan. 31 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2019 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Jeff Neira/FOX
GOTHAM: L-R: Ben McKenzie and Donal Logue in the ÒPena DuraÓ episode of GOTHAM airing Thursday, Jan. 31 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2019 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Jeff Neumann/FOX
GOTHAM: L-R: Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue and guest star Shane West in the ÒPena DuraÓ episode of GOTHAM airing Thursday, Jan. 31 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2019 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Jeff Neumann/FOX
GOTHAM: Donal Logue in the ÒPena DuraÓ episode of GOTHAM airing Thursday, Jan. 31 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2019 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Jeff Neumann/FOX
GOTHAM: Guest star Shane West in the ÒPena DuraÓ episode of GOTHAM airing Thursday, Jan. 31 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2019 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Jeff Neumann/FOX
GOTHAM: Guest star Shane West in the ÒPena DuraÓ episode of GOTHAM airing Thursday, Jan. 31 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2019 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Jeff Neumann/FOX
GOTHAM: Guest star BD Wong in the ÒPena DuraÓ episode of GOTHAM airing Thursday, Jan. 31 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2019 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Jeff Neumann/FOX
GOTHAM: Guest star BD Wong in the ÒPena DuraÓ episode of GOTHAM airing Thursday, Jan. 31 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2019 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Jeff Neumann/FOX
GOTHAM: Guest star BD Wong in the ÒPena DuraÓ episode of GOTHAM airing Thursday, Jan. 31 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2019 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Jeff Neumann/FOX
GOTHAM: L-R: Cory Michael Smith and guest star BD Wong in the ÒPena DuraÓ episode of GOTHAM airing Thursday, Jan. 31 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2019 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Jeff Neumann/FOX
gotham pena dura preview
GOTHAM: Ben McKenzie in the ÒPena DuraÓ episode of GOTHAM airing Thursday, Jan. 31 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2019 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Jeff Neumann/FOX

Gotham airs on FOX on Thursdays, check local listings for time.

About Ray Flook

Proudly serving as TV Editor, Ray started with Bleeding Cool in 2013 as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought aboard as staff in 2017. Counting John Cusack as his pop culture "spirit animal," his "word fu" stays strong as he continues trying really hard to be the sheppard...

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