Jada Pinkett Smith leaving 'Gotham'

Jada Pinkett Smith, Fish Mahoney on 'Gotham', will be leaving at the end of season 1. The actress confirmed on 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael', that she signed up for a single year "... and the year's up."

Jada Pinkett Smith

On 'Gotham', Smith plays a Gotham crime boss who employs and abuses Oswald "Penguin" Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor) as her assistant. He eventually betrays her to her superior Carmine Falcone (John Noman) and gets her club as a reward. Meanwhile, Fish has escaped Gotham only to be captured by organ-leggers led by the sinister Dr. Francis Dulmacher (Colm Feore). Earlier in the season, the "Dollmaker" was employing people to abduct children. He's now running a transplant hospital several miles offshore.
Jada Pinkett Smith and Robin Lord Taylor

As of the last episode to air before a one-month hiatus, Fish managed to become Dulmacher's lieutenant while also promising his prisoners that she would get them free. An episode earlier she had cut out her own eye with a spoon rather than let Dulmacher take it to renew his stock of organs. Dulmacher then gave her a new mismatched eye.

Jada Pinkett Smith

Smith didn't say whether Fish would survive the season or not. In fact, she played it coy, hinting that Fish might die, or might survive to come back in later seasons.

'Gotham' airs on Fox on Mondays at 8/7 central. The last four episode of the season will air starting in mid-April.

- Gotham
- Live with Kelly & Michael
- Jada Pinkett Smith
- Robin L. Taylor
- Colm Feore
- John Doman

Written by: Van Troughton
Mar 6th, 2015, 11:17 am

Images courtesy of ABC


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Message Posted On Mar 10th, 2015, 5:05 pm

I can't say I'm sad about this either. I'm not a fan of Jada Pinkett Smith, and I haven't been particular fond of her performance or that character in general. With a plethora of really great villains to choose from in the Batman universe, I couldn't figure out why they decided to create such a humdrum new one to play such a major role in Gotham's storyline.


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Message Posted On Mar 8th, 2015, 8:36 am

Fish "Mahoney"? it's Fish Mooney.

This is good news to me. I've never liked her in this role. And never fihured out what she was trying to do with that accent. But if it's the end of Smith, I hope it's also the end of Fish. I hate re-casts.

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