'Pennyworth' Season 3: What is next in store for Thomas and Martha Wayne?
'Pennyworth' Season 3 has been filled with major plot twists since the beginning. Season 3 started after a five-year time jump. It shows that the civil war is over, and a cultural revolution has changed the world for better or worse - escorting people to a new age of superheroes, and supervillains. The series was developed for television and is executive produced by Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon, and stars Jack Bannon as Alfred Pennyworth, a younger version of the iteration of the character previously portrayed by Sean Pertwee in Heller's and Cannon's Fox series 'Gotham', 2014 to 2019, with the series serving as a prequel to both 'Gotham' and 'V for Vendetta' by Alan Moore, David Lloyd, and Tony Weare.
The series synopsis reads, "Former British SAS soldier Alfred Pennyworth forms a security company and goes to work with Bruce Wayne's billionaire father, Thomas, in 1960s London." However, Martha Wayne first makes an appearance in "Martha Kane" when she meets with Alfred Pennyworth on the premise of a business deal with Pennyworth Security.
Thomas Wayne meets Pennyworth in the pilot episode in a downtown London club for which he is providing security. There to collect his intoxicated sister, Wayne runs into trouble with several men in the club and is helped by Pennyworth, who subdues the men.
Thomas becomes Martha's superior not long after she meets with Alfred. The two form an unlikely connection instantly through their work together as members of the No Name League. However, Wayne struggles with having to hide the fact that he is working undercover as a member of the CIA. Thomas uses their work relationship in "Cilla Black"; he takes his sister Patricia Wayne to Martha’s apartment, asking for help looking after her while he is on assignment.
Thomas asks Martha to tell his sister that she is a former girlfriend of his. Martha eventually finds a way to forgive Thomas, admitting that it does not change anything between the two. The relationship becomes more complex when Wayne reveals to Martha, who truly believes in the No Name League, that Undine Thwaite had her husband Julian Thwaite killed in order to gain power within the league.
This is a disturbing notion for Martha and shatters the faith that she has both in the League and in Wayne. The two eventually grow close again in Marianne Faithfull when Wayne admits that he has feelings for Martha, culminating in the two kissings and beginning an intimate relationship until he is shot.
While away after being shot, Thomas ended their relationship without breaking up with her, only mentioning it as they were engaged.
He saw how much that hurt Martha and realised that he still had feelings for her. They rekindle their relationship and she gets pregnant by him. They have a baby girl and are now married for 5 years.
However, in the 4th episode, viewers saw Thomas was placed under mind control, and he attempted to kill Martha. So, as the episode starts, Martha is in the hospital, and Thomas is in the Tower of London; but things get better by the end of the episodes, and in the current episode, Thomas Wayne is seen flying off to Gotham without informing Martha and after having continuous nightmares. As of now, it is hard to predict what is going to happen in the sixth episode but it is safe to say that things are pretty rocky between the two.
'Pennyworth' Season 3's new episodes are released every week on Thursdays at 12 am PT/3 am ET only on HBO Max.