Enter the Red Hood in New Images from Gotham 1×17!

Although the episode doesn’t air for two more weeks, FOX is today whetting our collective fan appetite for what’s coming up in the world of their hit DC Comics series, “Gotham”. As you can see in the photo gallery below, the seventh episode of “Gotham” is set to include the first appearance of the Red Hood (or, at least, of the gang). Here’s the official description of the episode, appropriately titled, “Red Hood”:

“Following several bank robberies, Gordon and Bullock investigate the Red Hood gang. Selina Kyle continues to bond with Barbara, and Fish Mooney tries to reclaim her position in the underworld.”

The Red Hood debuted in DC Comics back in 1951 in a “Detective Comics” story called “The Man Behind the Red Hood!” For that iteration of the character, it was revealed that the mysterious foe was, in fact, the Joker all along and was a criminal identity that was in use before the accident that transformed him. Could this be the route “Gotham” takes to bringing the Joker onto the show or is Red Hood more of a red herring? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

“Red Hood” is set to air on February 23 at 8:00pm ET/PT on FOX. Before that, however, we’ve got tonight’s episode, “The Scarecrow” and February 16th’s episode, “The Blind Fortuneteller”.