Although Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) adopted her Batwoman costume in the previous episode, she has not yet completely found her footing, as this episode details.
Magpie (Rachel Matthews) shows up to be the villain this time around, and the show does a decent job with the character, although the explosives she uses might have been a bit more impressive.
Batwoman has to cope with batarang problems, and discovers that juggling a super hero identity and a personal life is not as easy as she expected. Once again, I found the scenes between her and Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson) to be the most effective parts of the show. Luke is no longer coming off as incompetent, but he is also no Alfred. He is more than happy to compare Kate to Bruce Wayne’s Batman, which is not always something the heroine appreciates.
The story advanced the Alice (Rachel Skarsten) plot as well, with Catherine (Elizabeth Anweis) winding up having to confess to her husband, Jacob (Dougray Scott) how she manipulated him into giving up the search for his missing daughter.
And although her role in this episode was pretty small, I quite enjoyed Mary’s (Nicole Kang’s) bedside manner when she has to tend to the man who tried to kill her.
While I certainly wouldn’t say this is the best of the DC/CW shows, it absolutely does not deserve the online hate that the incels are dumping on it. Batwoman is taking its time to develop the character, as Kate grows into the role of Gotham’s protector.