'Pennyworth' Season 2 Episode 1 Spoilers: Thomas's engagement comes as a shock, fans feel for 'poor Martha'
While this would mean a temporary break of sorts for the couple, the future will see them get married and give birth to Bruce Wayne, the man who would go on to become Gotham's masked vigilante, Batman
Spoilers for 'Pennyworth' Season 2 Episode 1 'The Heavy Crown'
One of the storylines that highlighted 'Pennyworth's Season 2 opener, 'The Heavy Crown' was the Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge) and Martha Kane's (Emma Paetz) reunion. This came as a soothing balm to fans who were left devastated after Thomas was shot fatally in Season 1. The good news: Thomas is just fine. Bad news: He's engaged and it isn't Martha, rather a Betsy Van Wick. This had fans shocked as they pondered over the future.
"Poor Martha #Pennyworth" read one of the tweets while another asked, "Thomas is engaged? No baby Batman in the future for Thomas and Martha? #Pennyworth #PennyworthEpix #EPIX". "He’s engaged to be married? #Pennyworth" asked one of the fans.
He’s engaged to be married? #Pennyworth 😯— Michelle A McKeever (@MckeeveMichelle) December 14, 2020
The scene sees Thomas, now a newly-minted station chief, meet Martha to talk about the no-name league's moves and just when Martha decides to cozy up, he makes the startling announcement leaving her devastated. Not much is known about the character, however, Aldridge was able to shed light on the enigmatic name-dropped Van Wick.
"I suspect that she is someone with lots of money, a society gal, east coast probably, and pretty much from the social circle as Thomas," he explained. "And maybe somebody he's known since childhood I think he's facing a lot of pressure from his parents, him being the heir of an empire to marry someone appropriate."
While this would mean a temporary break of sorts for the couple, the future will see them get married and give birth to Bruce Wayne, the man who would go on to become Gotham's masked vigilante. Until then, 'Pennyworth' adds some drama to their lives before they leave the life of espionage and resistance behind. The series already confirmed that Martha would be pregnant and this would mark a major development in the series.
At the moment, IMDb has no mention of the character or the name of the actor playing the part of Betsy Van Wick. Only time will tell if the character will indeed show up.
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'Pennyworth' Season 2 airs Sundays at 9 pm ET on EPIX.