Batwoman – Season 2 Episode 5

“Gore on Canvas” Batwoman continues the search for Kate Kane by exploring a couple of leads that will hopefully uncover the location of Safiyah’s hidden island. Doubling down on the mystery surrounding Kate’s disappearance is a risky proposition for this show as it will need to be resolved one way or another and it’ll be…

Batwoman – Season 2 Episode 4

“Fair Skin, Blue Eyes” Batwoman draws on Ryan’s past to highlight the inequalities that exists within Gotham City when she gets wind of a missing child that conjures up memories of her own past. I’ve mentioned before but a notable thing about Ryan being the lead of this show instead of Kate is that her…

Batwoman – Season 2 Episode 3

“Bat Girl Magic!” Batwoman focuses on Ryan finding her feet as the the inheritor to the Bat mantle as a hitman starts making waves in Gotham and the mysterious Safiyah makes her first appearance. Identity is -unsurprisingly- a really big deal in a superhero narrative. Whether that be the character hiding their true selves from…

Batwoman – Season 2 Episode 2

“Prior Criminal History” Batwoman sets things in motion for Ryan taking on the titular role as Alice finds another way to threaten Gotham. It feels appropriate to begin by addressing the elephant -bat?- in the room. This episode was scripted and filmed in a post COVID world so it’s unlikely that a plot focused on…

Batwoman – Season 2 Episode 1

“Whatever Happened to Kate Kane?” Batwoman returns for a second season with a new face behind the cowl and the departure of Kate Kane. I really don’t envy the writers of this show having to deal with Ruby Rose’ departure following a season of television that never actually got to finish. The previous season ended…

Kneel Before Pod – What Would Batman Do? (151)

Batwoman recently completed its first season so Kneel Before Pod is almost legally obligated to add it to the standard rota of Arrowverse conversations. This episode discusses casting troubles, LGBT representation in superhero media and more love triangles than we would ever need. Craig can be found on this very site and Andrew’s work can…

Batwoman – Season 1 Episode 20

“O, Mouse!” Batwoman prematurely ends its first season with an escalation in the conflict between Kate and the Crows as well as shifts in the Alice/Mouse power dynamic. As with The Flash, it’s very difficult to analyse this episode properly as it was never intended to serve as a season finale so it’s arguably unfair…

Batwoman – Season 1 Episode 19

“A Secret Kept From All the Rest” Batwoman continues the search for the secrets contained within the journal of Lucius Fox as hidden truths start to become known. Who would have thought a handwritten book could cause so much trouble? It’s just one of those accepted conceits that someone as intelligent and resourceful as Lucius…

Batwoman – Season 1 Episode 18

“If You Believe in Me, I’ll Believe in You” Batwoman continues to develop the mystery around Lucius Fox’ death as Alice continues to make waves in Arkham Asylum. Kudos to this show for wasting no time putting Mary to good use within Team Batwoman. Her knowing the secret isn’t enough for Kate and Lucius to…

Batwoman – Season 1 Episode 17

“A Narrow Escape” Batwoman returns from a coronavirus inspired hiatus to deal with guilt and the desire for revenge. Before the hiatus I missed reviews of two episodes; those episodes featured Kate killing Cartwright and then taking steps to cover it up while being concerned about what she might be becoming. I enjoyed these episodes…