'Pennyworth' Season 2: Is Martha pregnant with future Batman? Thomas returns engaged, puts relationship at risk
We knew that Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge) was going to return engaged to a mysterious fiance who he has left behind in Gotham in 'Pennyworth' Season 2. At least, those of us who caught up on the cast and crew's panel discussions at the New York Comic-Con (NYCC) did. So what is exciting about this new obstacle is the fact that we will see the beginning of future Batman this season.
Martha (Emma Paetz) will get pregnant with baby Bruce Wayne and this was confirmed by the show's creators at DC FanDome. This is not the only call back to the Batman universe in 'Pennyworth'. The promo of the upcoming season definitely shows how angry Martha is at Thomas for getting engaged. So how will these two developments play off of each other?
We see how this season will feature more of the chemistry between Thomas and Martha as they travel to the point of breaking their relationship off because of this mysterious fiance that he has left behind in Gotham. However, according to the creator of the show Bruno Heller, this is not something to worry about.
In fact, Heller also referred to the introduction of the fiancé as a throw-away gag and explained, "The fiancé is kind of a throw-away gag to the degree that [Thomas] goes back to his East Coast mansion in Gotham and his parents have found him a fiancé called Miffy or Muffy or that sort of — I can’t remember what her name is, actually."
Beyond this fiancé, there is a more serious conflict that will arise in the second season of the show between Martha and Thomas. Speaking about Thomas' role in the second season at the NYCC, he said, "I think I can say this — he comes back into Episode 1 engaged to someone else, so that’s a massive curveball," and added, "It’s kind of a curveball for both of them. He didn’t expect that either. That’s where they start off, and then it all unfolds from there.”
Martha is not going to be happy with Thomas returning as the CIA Station Chief and this is going to be a lot more serious transgression on Thomas' part than his engagement, at least in Martha's opinion. So Aldridge said, "Even in their pleasant moments, they are literally a second away from it completely turning and ending up in a horrible argument.”
'Pennyworth' Season 2 episodes will air on Sundays at 9 pm ET on Epix.