Gotham: Renewed for Fifth and Final Season

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With the uproar surrounding the cancelation of fan favorite, Lucifer and the recasting drama of the now renewed Lethal Weapon, it's been a roller coaster ride of emotions waiting to hear whether Gotham would live to see another season. 

Now fans can breathe a sigh of relief. Gotham will return for a fifth and final season.

Three Dapper Guys - Gotham Season 4 Episode 1

It has been reported that Gotham Season 5 will have only 13 episodes in which to wrap up its story, but nothing official has been announced by either FOX or Warner Bros. Television as of yet. 

The other reason why Gotham was given a shortened season is to get to the 100th episode which is needed in order to get the series to syndication.

It would be great to see how far out there Gotham could go with its crazy storylines.

But the idea that we can walk away with some sort of finality to our favorite characters' stories, should give fans a feeling of satisfaction.

Penguin Shows His Power - Gotham Season 4 Episode 4

The last few episodes of Gotham Season 4 have been focused on introducing us to Gotham's version of The Joker via Jeremiah Valeska.

It's been tons of fun watching the transformation, but I'd like to move the focus away from Jeremiah and place it back on Penguin and the other villains that sustained the series for the last four seasons.

Related: Gotham Season 4 Episode 21 Review: One Bad Day

And we can't have The Joker without Batman so there's that huge development that has to happen as well.

I doubt Bruce is going to be donning the cape and cowl on Gotham Season 4 Episode 22 which airs on Thursday, May 17.

I'm not exactly sure what's going to happen on the Season 4 finale, but with Ra's al Ghul teaming up with a very frustrated Jeremiah, things are sure to get crazy.

Gotham doesn't seem to know where it's going, so having a deadline looming should help focus its direction. 

Crazy Jeremiah - Gotham Season 4 Episode 21

It would have been extremely frustrating if Gotham would have gotten canceled without any chance of stories being resolved.

Can you imagine Penguin just twiddling his thumbs waiting for the Jeremiah hysteria to end?

Related: Gotham Season 4 Episode 20 Review: That Old Corpse

Or Barabra Kean hanging out at the Sirens with her army doing nothing but serving drinks to criminals?

Let's not forget The Riddler and Lee and their blossoming romance.

At least let's keep Lee a bad girl and away from Jim.

Is Poison Ivy still around or has she jumped ship?

Yes, It's Me! - Gotham Season 4 Episode 2

And who doesn't want to see Jim Gordon promoted to commissioner before it's all over? We all want to see that, right? 

There's still a lot of story that needs to be told before Gotham can say goodbye, so thank you FOX and Warner Bros. Television for not screwing Gotham fans the way you screwed over Lucifer fans.

Related: Lethal Weapon: Renewed as Seann William Scott Replaces Clayne Crawford!!

Knowing that Gotham is returning is a relief, but it's also a sad day knowing that it is coming to an end.

Not seeing Cory Michael Smith or Robin Lord Taylor on our screens every week is going to be very strange.

I think I might even miss Jim Gordon and my weekly complaints about him.

Jim's Got a Bead on Him - Gotham Season 4 Episode 2

How do you feel about the renewal and end of Gotham?

What stories do you want to see resolved on the show's final season?

Hit the comments and share your thoughts!

Don't forget to watch the season finale on Thursday, May 17 at 8/7c on FOX and check back here for our full review.

If you need to catch up before then, you can watch Gotham online right here via TV Fanatic!

Lisa Babick is a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow her on Twitter.

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