Gotham's Jerome Takes Final Step Toward Being Joker…But is It a Trick?

Gotham's Jerome Takes Final Step Toward Being Joker…But is It a Trick?

Not that there’s been any real doubt about Cameron Monaghan’s Jerome being the un-official Joker for FOX’s Gotham, but this past week’s episode, “Mandatory Brunch Meeting,” pushed the character even closer toward iconic-Joker status.

Yes, on top of having his own face sewn on to his face, the joker card Easter egg from a few weeks ago, this week’s “One Bad Day” reference, and many more Joker hallmarks, Jerome acquired his first ever batch of Joker Venom/Joker Gas this week. It’s not labeled as Smylex, or anything of that ilk, as of yet, but it has the exact same effects.

The “test subject” Jerome acquired at the end was exposed to the chemicals, burst into a fit of laugher, developed a gruesome grin, and then died. As Gotham’s fourth season barrels toward its endgame, Jerome plans to unleash this toxin on the city.

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Gotham's Jerome Takes Final Step Toward Being Joker…But is It a Trick?