Fan Discovers Netflix's Gotham Subtitles List Jerome as 'Joker'
Gotham antagonists the Valeska brothers, Jeremiah and Jerome, are both influenced by the Joker, but the show's production team has been adamant that neither brother is actually the famous Batman villain.
With the official trailer for season five being released this past Sunday, fans are rewatching the fourth season on Netflix, and they are noticing that the streaming service isn't following suit with the show's producers when it comes to Cameron Monaghan's Valeska characters.
One Gotham fan took to Reddit (the usual move) after watching Episode 13 of the fourth season this week, posting a screenshot of the subtitles from a scene in the episode. Jerome, off-screen, is saying the words, "...till I strangled him," with his character being attributed as "Joker."
It's important to note that subtitles aren't officially licensed by the show, and ultimately the show's creators have the final say on the character's name. However it's satisfying to know that not only the fans see Jerome and Jeremiah as the Clown Prince of Crime.
Both characters have obvious Joker qualities and Monaghan, who portrays the twins, recently went in-depth on the differences in playing the two.
"I've enjoyed them both for different reasons," Monaghan, who recently announced he is leaving the hit show Shameless, told ComicBook.com. "It was cool with Jerome how it was so heightened and kind of cartoony and insane and I could go in any direction with it because he was just this weird ball of destructive energy. It's nice with Jeremiah to find some glimpses of humanity within him and to bring him back and to make him colder and more chilling in his [methods]."
Gotham's fifth and final season is set to premiere in 2019.