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 14

“Grinning from Ear to Ear” Batwoman explores the importance of image and the sacrifices people make to present a certain version of themselves to the outside world. One thing Batwoman is especially good at is tying whatever the villain story is to something that one of the main characters is going through either on a…

Batwoman – Season 1 Episode 13

“Drink Me” Batwoman explores the fallout of Beth’s death as a sexy villain with a taste for blood plagues Gotham City. The previous episode ended with an emotional gut punch that has significant consequences for Kate Her decision to favour the emotionally stable Beth over the criminally insane Alice has deeply affected Alice to the…

Batwoman – Season 1 Episode 12

“Take Your Choice” Batwoman sees Kate faced with a difficult choice and very little time in which to make it. The previous episode focused on a Beth from another universe stranded on Earth Prime. This gives Kate everything she wants as she now has a well adjusted version of her sister that never went down…

Batwoman – Season 1 Episode 11

“An Un-Birthday Present” Batwoman presents a complicated situation for Kate after a surprise appearance from someone close to her as Alice tries to get under Sophie’s skin. The cliffhanger ending of the previous episode where a duplicate Beth shows up in Wayne Tower acting as if Kate should be glad to see her was a…

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…