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Is Jada Pinkett Smith Leaving Gotham?

Find out what the actress had to say

Adam Bryant

Gotham may be without one of its major players in Season 2.

Jada Pinkett Smith, who plays the flamboyant mob boss Fish Mooney, said on Friday's Live with Kelly and Michael that she's not sure she will return to the Fox drama for its previously ordered second season. "I don't think so, no," Pinkett Smith said, when asked directly if she would return. "I signed for a year and the year is up. But there are some great things coming ahead on Gotham, believe you me. There's a lot of good stuff coming."
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Gotham's producers released a statement echoing those sentiments. "Fish Mooney's story line takes a lot of interesting twists and turns into the finale of Season 1 of Gotham." However, they would not comment beyond that about Pinkett Smith's future on the show.

Pinkett Smith's character began the series as one of crime boss Carmine Falcone's top lieutenants and the boss of Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor). But after the scheming Penguin foiled Fish's plans to push out Falcone (John Doman), she left Gotham City to hide out, and has since fallen into the hands of the villainous Dr. Dulmacher (Colm Feore).

It remains unclear how the show will write the character out of the show. But while Fish's death isn't outside the realm of possibility, Pinkett Smith seemed slightly more optimistic. "She could show up anywhere, you never know!"
Watch the full interview below. Will you miss Fish Mooney on Gotham?

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