Last month, Morena Baccarin was cast as Dr. Leslie Thompkins in Gotham. This is her official official character description:
Dr. Leslie Thompkins is a gifted and dedicated physician who was a friend of Bruce Wayne’s parents, Thomas and Martha. She is determined to use her skills to aid Gotham’s most in need, which currently means working at the newly opened Arkham Asylum’s Home for the Criminally Insane. In addition to her medical skills, her coolness under pressure will serve her well as she finds herself drawn close to James Gordon and into more and more dangerous waters.
According to Ben McKenzie in a new interview with The Daily Beast, Dr. Leslie Thompkins will also be a new love interest for Gordon:
“They just hired Morena Baccarin on Gotham to play my love interest, Dr. Leslie Thompkins, and she said, ‘Hey, I did an episode of The O.C.!’ and I was like, ‘What!?'”
Will Dr. Leslie Thompkins be part of a love triangle with Gordon and his fiancé Barbara Kean, or will Gordon part ways with his fiancé after the stupid mistake she made on this week’s episode? We’ll have to wait and see! Gotham airs Monday nights on FOX.