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…

Batwoman – Season 1 Episode 10

“How Queer Everything Is Today” Batwoman continues to explore the concept of identity when Kate is once again grapples with the sacrifices that come with living a double life. The major unique selling point Batwoman offers is its take on the superhero double identity trope. Most costumed heroes are motivated by not allowing people to…

Batwoman – Season 1 Episode 8

“A Mad Tea Party” Batwoman wraps up for midseason with Alice executing her master plan and a paradigm shift for all of the characters in different ways. In one form or another this episode is all about relationships and how events can change them. The Kate/Alice relationship has been a cornerstone of the series with…

Batwoman – Season 1 Episode 7

“Tell Me The Truth” Batwoman digs into Kate and Sophie’s past as Kate tries to figure out a way to handle how difficult it is to trust others when living life as a vigilante. Sophie remains an obvious weak link in the tapestry of this show and addressing that is long overdue. In order to…