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GOTHAM: Cory Michael Smith Discusses Riddler’s Issues [Fox]

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Cory Michael Smith Touches On Riddler’s Romance In Gotham

Gotham actor Cory Michael Smith got candid about Edward Nygma, also known as The Riddler’s, myriad troubles in an interview with CBR.com.

With the character confined to Arkham Asylum at the start of the show’s latest season, Edward has a lot on his plate. In addition to forging an alliance of sorts with Oswald Cobblepot (better known as The Penguin), the troubled crook finds himself infatuated with librarian Isabella:

Do you believe Edward is saner when he’s in love?

He’s much saner. What was really important in his development with Kristen was it’s one of the few times Edward feels normal. His whole life, Edward has been picked on and underestimated and mistreated and abused at work. Kristen was available to him and willing to go on dates with him. It felt like the first time Edward had a normal life. He went on double dates with Jim and Leslie. They were friendly to his face and that felt nice. He felt happy. Edward lost his virginity in his late twenties. Although it was delayed, it was nice to feel normal for the first time in his life. What was so psychologically destructive was that he’s responsible for ruining the one thing that could have brought him normality. The mourning of Kristen was not just about killing his girlfriend, but killing his once chance at being normal.

Leave your thoughts on Corey Michael Smith opening up about Riddler’s romantic and other problems on Gotham (via Cbr.com) in the comments section below. Readers seeking more TV show news can visit our TV Show News Google+ Page and our TV Show News Facebook Page. Want up-to-the-minute notifications? FilmBook staff members publish articles by Email, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, and Facebook. Gotham currently airs weekly on Mondays on Fox.

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