Drew Powell’s Butch Gilzean returns as Solomon Grundy in next week’s episode of Gotham. Butch was rendered comatose, thanks to a bullet from Barbara, at the end of Gotham season 3. Now, the trailer for Gotham season 4 episode 5 has offered a tantalizing glimpse of what Butch will look like upon his revival. Powell has described himself as “Giddy like a schoolgirl”, with regards to this new acting challenge.

In the Gotham season 3 finale, it was revealed that Butch’s original name was Cyrus Gold. This name was familiar to comic book fans, who know it as the pre-death name of the zombie-like villain Solomon Grundy. After debuting in the comics in 1944, Cyrus lived a horrible life before dying at the docks. He was left to rot in a swamp, but the evil in the water allowed him to come back as ...

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