Today we got chat with Robin Lord Taylor about Gotham season 2 and who Penguin will be aligning himself with!
When Gotham season 2 premieres on Monday fans will find that Penguin is now in power. Butch is still by his side, although obviously still a little messed up from his torture via Zsasz. Penguin also has a new ally in Selina, who found herself without a leader when Mooney was overthrown.
Speaking about Oswald’s history of working without allies Robin Lord Taylor told us, “I think, essentially, he’s very used to being on his own. He’s never trusted anyone implicitly. It’s always been him against the world. Again, the only person he trusts is his dear mother. But I do think that part of his lesson that he learns, being the king of Gotham now, is he’s going to learn that he does need people. He’s somewhat isolated, like you said, and I do actually believe that that does weaken him.”
So what does Penguin need to learn this year in order to grow? “He is going to have to learn how to invite people in and rely on them to a certain extent. That’s part of his transformation this year, I think” said Lord Taylor.
Selina also has a history of keeping to herself, so how will the two work together? Lord Taylor doesn’t seem sure that the pair will be working together in the long haul. “Selena does her own thing, and she slips in and out and she is essentially—what I love about her character is that she, again, very similar to Penguin, she has no real allies except for maybe Bruce Wayne.”
But it’s clear that Penguin does have a plan for her while Selina is still around. Lord Taylor explains, “I think Oswald is very intrigued to have her around. She brings a new energy. He also enjoys the fact that she has that ability to infiltrate all sorts of groups, and I think he really wants to use that to his own advantage. Obviously we’ll see how much Selena agrees with that or is down with that, but I think that’s where Oswald is coming from.”