The Brazilian-born actress plays Dr. Leslie Thompkins, the medical practitioner for the Gotham City Police Department. Season three continues the emotional arc between her character and Jim Gordon (played by her real-life boyfriend Ben McKenzie) that ended in shambles and a lost baby at the end of last season.
“Lee and Jim had a rough go last season,” Baccarin said. “I think she was hoping that he would come find her but he doesn’t really fully make the attempt. We pick up right there where we left off and he’s coming to see her and he discovers she is with someone new.”
The “new” love is Mario Falcone – the son of mob boss Carmine Falcone – who is played by newcomer James Carpinello.