Jada Pinkett Smith leaving 'Gotham'

gotham - fish mooney“Gotham” is going to be a lot less fishy next season. 

Jada Pinkett Smith is leaving her role as Fish Mooney in FOX’s Batman spin-off at the completion of this first season.

“We’re done, I did my year and I had a good time,” she said to Extra. “The show is gonna [have] an awesome finale.”

Fish was way too heavily involved in storylines hinging on other characters being stupid and Smith frequently hammed up her scenes so I’m not exactly broken up over the news. If anything, it’ll be one less character the writers will feel obligated to shoehorn every episode.

What do you all think about the news?

  • “…And there was much rejoicing.”

    That seems to be the general reaction across the fanboysphere, and I can’t say I disagree. She needs to at least be relegated to infrequent guest star status, if not killed off completely.

  • 🙂 No kidding. I wouldn’t mind her having cameos every so often provided they don’t resort to old faithful “everyone listens to Fish because she’s Fish.”

  • keith

    Keep her.. at least for cameos man.. or let her hit rock bottom and then die in season 2 or 3. Like being homeless or actually serving a bid or something. where the hell ore allen and montoya?

  • Who? LOL

  • Fish has been the most polarizing character on the show as some people, like me, find Pinkett Smith’s acting way too goofy and dramatic while others like her over the top performance. I get the Dick Tracy analogy though and that would be fine if she didn’t seem so out of tone with the other characters.

    In smaller doses she’d be fine so I’d be OK with the cameo route.