Gotham: Captain Barnes Will Breathe Life Into Gordon


James Gordon is going to have a rough go of it this season in Gotham, and it will help to have a new ally. Enter Captain Nathaniel Barnes, played by Michael Chiklis.

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Ben McKenzie, who plays newly re-instated Detective James Gordon on Gotham, talked to Entertainment Weekly about the impact Barnes will have:

"Michael Chiklis is coming in playing a character named Captain Barnes who is breathing fresh life into the near-wilting soul of Gordon, who’s becoming pretty beat up by not having anybody in his corner he can rely upon.Barnes is ideologically driven. He believes that broken-window theory — if a kid breaks a window, you have to punish that kid; there have to be consequences for every violation of the law no matter how small. Things can change, but that requires absolute accountability from not just the citizenry but also the police force itself, so he’s a kindred spirit with Gordon."

McKenzie did say that things between Barnes & Gordon will get complicated later on in the season, but Barnes will at least start out as a strong and much needed ally for Gordon. Be sure to find out how complicated things get by tuning into Gotham Mondays on Fox!

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