The most recent episode of Gotham saw the arrival of a new villain, Firefly. In a preview of next week's episode, Firefly takes on Gotham City, armed with a flamethrower and a new accomplice, Selina Kyle.
The following contains spoilers for this week's episode of Gotham.
As previously seen, Firefly, aka Bridget Pike, starts out as a slave of her brothers' whims. Those brothers are arsonists who force her to help them. Fortunately, Bridget discovers that she likes fire, but she plans on taking it to a whole new level.
"She's doing all of these things for the first time—she's seen her brothers do it but she's never actually handled fire ... [so] she is scared," said Michelle Veintimilla, who portrays Firefly on the series, to Inquisitr. "Because she's testing her limits and she's learning, she doesn't really know her strengths yet and what the limits are, so she makes mistakes, and some of them end up being destructive."
In DC Comics, Firefly is traditionally male, but Gotham plans on shaking things up with a new female version of the character.
"We decided to make Firefly a woman because we wanted to describe how even a warm, loving and compassionate person can turn to the dark side when life pushes him or her that way," said show creator and executive producer Bruno Heller to IGN. "She's not driven by testosterone-fueled aggression, but by a burning sense of injustice."
Next week sees Firefly burning down the streets of Gotham City, with Selina (Camren Bicondova) at her side. Of course, Detective Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) tries to talk some sense into Selina, but she eventually responds that she could never trust a cop.
It turns out that Selina and Bridget know each other from having grown up in the same neighborhood and their new crime spree gives them a chance to bond together again. This is especially good for Selina, who has become more distant from Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) now that he's taking his place among Gotham's elite. Of course, Alfred (Sean Pertwee) warning her to stay away from Bruce doesn't help that friendship.
"She can connect with Bruce, but he's a boy," said Bicondova. "And to be honest he also lives in a totally different world. So to have someone who comes from Selina's world and is a girl is really cool."
Gotham airs Mondays on Fox.