Wednesday, October 30, 2019

What I’m Watching: Batwoman

Batwoman: Season 1, Episode 4 “Who Are You?” (B-)

The web of people who know that Kate is Batwoman isn’t getting much bigger, and it would probably be helpful if she had friends who could cover for her rather than give her grief for constantly bailing on events to take care of obscure plumbing issues and the like. It didn’t take much time at all for Kate to get close with Reagan, but she did a poor job of pretending to care about the relationship and coming up with half-decent excuses about why she had to duck out. Alice took a bit of a backseat in this hour with Magpie having a lot of fun with her grand entrances, getting the chance to air her grievances about class imbalance in Gotham to the one person who’s probably working harder than anyone to give everyone a fair shot. The boomerang malfunction was unfortunate, but Kate’s getting the hang of it. Sophie is playing very coy regarding Kate being Batwoman, and I’d like to see that develop further since she has to be the next one to figure it out. I’d give second best odds to Mary, who is wowed into speechlessness every time Batwoman comes to visit and who did some smooth undercover work of her own when she used her patient’s delirium to glean crucial information from him. The biggest game changer game from Catherine, who managed to get her husband furious with her when she confessed that she took steps to manipulate evidence so that Jacob and Kate would think that Beth was dead. When Kate finds out, she’ll be furious, and I can’t imagine what further proof Jacob still needs that Alice is indeed his lost-long daughter.

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