Much will have changed when Gotham returns for season three with a six month time jump. Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) will be working outside of the GCPD as a bounty hunter (and drinking himself stupid). Poison Ivy will have somehow aged into a grown woman. And a shadowy faction will reveal themselves to be Gotham City’s true controlling class.

As Gotham fans familiar with Batman comic lore had suspected would be the case, The Court of Owls is finally coming into play. So, who are these suspicious-sounding people, exactly?

“The Court of Owls, as we discover, really are the puppetmasters for the whole of Gotham,”

via Gotham Stars Get You Ready For Season 3’s Big Mystery: The Court of Owls | E! News UK