If you needed a reason to watch Gotham, this may be it. Morena Baccarin is joining the cast as Dr. Leslie Thompkins. She’s starting as a recurring character, but they’re looking to make her a series regular in season 2. Personally, I like when anything Morena does gets more than one season.
In the comics, Thompkins was a doctor at Arkham and was close friends with Bruce Wayne’s parents. She also became a mom of sorts to Bruce and was one of the few who knew he was Batman. It looks like they’re planning on keeping that story for Gotham, but they’re also hinting at her being a love interest for Jim Gordon.
Doctor, surrogate mom, and love interest? Professional and nurturing? Yeah, I think she can do that.