Female Fury: Batwoman Episode 102, "The Rabbit Hole"

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Batwoman 102 Rabbit Hole

When the pilot episode completed, Kate Kane (RUBY ROSE) had a strong suspicion that the terrorist Alice (RACHEL SKARSTEN) was actually her long-thought-dead twin sister, Beth, based on the evidence of a dagger Alice left behind that has a gemstone in the handle that matches the one in Kate's necklace -- the twin of the one her sister owned.

Convincing her father, Jacob Kane (DOUGRAY SCOTT) of that proves to be another matter entirely. He is convinced -- or seems to be convinced -- that Beth died, citing the evidence of skull fragments being found that matched Beth's DNA.  But if Kate can get some DNA off that knife, she may just prove herself to be correct.

Alice wants her lost knife. Someone is wanting to get the knife away from Kate.

The two events are not necessarily related, which puts Kate into the suspicion that there's a third side to this game, hidden from view and playing by their own rules.

There's not as much of Kate in the Bat costume this episode, although we do get a pretty good look at the inventory of bat-tools at her disposal. And the whole point of introducing them, even though assistant Luke Fox (CAMRUS JOHNSON) doesn't know how to use them, is so that we can see them in action. The costume still remains close to the original -- we haven't evolved into the red-haired, red-bat version, but it's probably coming soon since she got this costume wet and that may have damaged it. (Although that would be hard to believe, since Batman dove in it all the time.) Still, whether original or the version that's coming, there are historical reminders that the Batwoman costume could have been worse.

Much worse.

Being a CW show, naturally relationship issues abound. Kate still carries a torch for her old girlfriend, Sophie (MEAGAN TANDY), who has decided she's not just lesbian but bisexual and is now married to a man. And Alice, who never liked sharing, isn't too thrilled that Kate has a stepsister, Mary (NICOLE KANG), which may mean deadly trouble for the freelance medic.

And when presented with undeniable evidence that Kate may have been right about Alice, Jacob is still in denial -- or perhaps is covering up that he knew all this time. We'll have to wait and see more next week... same bat-time, same bat-channel.

(And you have no idea how long I've been waiting to get to type that!)

Grade: 
4.0 / 5.0