The last time a Firefly was on Fox, it was the starship Serenity, and the cancellation of that insect-inspired entitled TV series is a topic that still promotes rage and depression among fans even more than a dozen years later. This Firefly though is unlikely to illicit that kind of dedication, but still, for fans of the Batman mythos and/or Gotham, this is a pretty big deal. Sort of. Yes, in entirely unshocking news, another member of the Dark Knight’s rogues gallery is coming to Gotham, and this time it’s the arson-inclined Firefly. And last night, the preview for the next episode of Gotham revealed snippets of what this version of Firefly will look like.
As captured by ComicBook.com, you can tell that of all the rogues that Gotham has revealed so far, Firefly is so far the closest to looking like the comic book version, except this version, played by Michelle Veintimilla, is a woman and seems to have little to do with either version of the character introduced in the comics. This Firefly is Bridgit Pike who will be using a costumed identity and her knowledge of fire starting to get extreme payback on her brothers.
Here are a couple of more screen grabs from the preview:
The Pikes will be subject for the next couple of episodes of Gotham. The episode synopsis for next week’s show, “Scarification,” really didn’t hint too much at how Firefly will figure into the ongoing story, but the synopsis for the episode the week after, which is entitled “By Fire,” reveals: “After Bridgit Pike rejoins her brothers, a new spark of courage ignites within her, as she chooses to take control of her future.”
With fire, I bet! Here’s the full preview for next week’s Gotham:
Remember, Gotham airs Mondays at 8 pm on Fox.