Fox's Gotham has promoted actress Morena Baccarin to series regular for the upcoming second season. The actress joined the show in January's midseason premiere "Rogues Gallery" as Dr. Leslie Thompkins, who met Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) while they were both working at Arkham Asylum. They were introduced shortly after Gordon broke things off with his fiancee Barbara (Erin Richards), and started dating each other shortly thereafter.
Of course, the actress signing on as a series regular is no guarantee that Leslie's romance with Jim will continue, but even if the romance dies, she still serves as the lead medical examiner for the Gotham City Police Department. The first season ended in quite a harrowing fashion for Leslie, since she tried to counsel Barbara after her encounter with the Ogre (Milo Ventimiglia), which ultimately lead to Barbara trying to kill Leslie. It remains to be seen how this will affect Leslie in Gotham Season 2.
In the comic books, Leslie Thompkins was a close friend of Thomas Wayne, the late father of Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz), but there hasn't been any mentioned connection between Leslie and Thomas Wayne in the series yet. Now that Leslie is coming back, and she's still dating Jim, it's likely only a matter of time before Leslie and young Bruce end up meeting. Are you glad that Morena Baccarin's Leslie Thompkins is sticking around for Gotham Season 2? Let us know what you think below.