Morena Baccarin Discusses Dr. Leslie Thompkins’ Role in Gotham. Once Gotham returns next week, we will see Jim Gordon making a new friend at his new job at Arkham Asylum. This friend turns out to be Dr. Leslie Thompkins, a long time character in the Batman mythos.
Dr. Leslie Thompkins was a family friend of the Waynes in the comic book mythology, but the show will be going in a different direction. Instead of caring for Bruce as a motherly figure, she will be an ally for Ben McKenzie’s Jim Gordon, making a huge change in the Batman comic book series. She will be working at the Arkham Asylum as a physician, where Jim becomes friends with during his time working at Arkham. It’s still a mystery whether their relationship will develop into something more, but the important thing is that the show will be going down a different road for Leslie.
“I’m a physician. I’m working at Arkham, but we’re not sticking too close to the original mythology,” Baccarin told Entertainment Weekly. “We are having her team up with Jim Gordon instead of the Wayne family and Bruce. Eventually, who knows—it could go in that direction, but it hasn’t yet.”
Leslie will be shown interacting with Jim both during and outside of work as the two pair up to fix Arkham.
“Jim finds an ally in her, which I think is important for him at this point. He’s beaten down by the system and he’s been fighting this one-man operation to make Gotham not as corrupt,” Baccarin said. “I think it’s really important that he finds that relationship in Leslie.”
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