Connect with us
Batwoman If You Believe in Me, I'll Believe in You Review Batwoman If You Believe in Me, I'll Believe in You Review

Batwoman

Batwoman Review – Everyone Wants Lucious Fox’s Journal (1×18)

Credit: Batwoman/ The CW

Published

on


If Batwoman “If You Believe In Me, I’ll Believe In You” taught us anything, it’s that you shouldn’t trust anyone not even the person you allow into your bed.

Betrayals were running aplenty on Batwoman Season 1 Episode 18 as everyone in Gotham clamored to become the rightful owner of Lucious Fox’s stolen journal. 

Since it is basically a blueprint for all of Wayne Enterprise’s technology and all things Batwoman, it isn’t exactly surprising that it has become Gotham City’s hottest commodity. 

Batwoman wanted the journal to protect herself and her secrets. Luke wanted it to protect Batwoman but also because it was an object his father died protecting.

Tommy Elliot, who initially had the journal tucked away in a vault of a mobster named Johnny Sabatino, wanted it in exchange for his freedom from Arkham.

And Alice and Mouse wanted it to destroy Batwoman. 

Everyone wanted it for some reason, which made for one thrilling episode that offered up some shocking and unexpected twists and revelations. 

Even Kate’s former lovers, Reagan and Julia Pennyworth, weren’t completely transparent with their agendas. 

It wasn’t a coincidence that Kate ran into Reagan at The Lookout. It’s unclear if Reagan knows Kate’s alter-ego is Batwoman, but since she brought it up, it’s likely she does. 

And let’s be real, Kate’s not doing a good job at remaining inconspicuous. 

Reagan stole the journal from Kate after hooking up with her, and her motive was one none of us saw coming — she’s Magpie’s sister. 

However, I wouldn’t cross her off yet as Reagan didn’t feel great about what she did which means there’s still hope for her. 

It was a slip-up on Kate’s part, and though she didn’t expect Reagan to be out for the journal, she also can never be too careful. This was a lesson learned. 

Batwoman If You Believe in Me, I'll Believe in You Review

Credit: The Batwoman/ The CW

Everyone in the city was eyeing the journal, so there’s no excuse for Kate to leave it laying out like that. 

In fact, the #Batteam made a few mistakes that were preventable. 

She shouldn’t have fallen into the trap set by mobster Johnny in the first place, especially because right before she snatched up the book, Luke warned her that it’s a trap. 

Without her friends, including Mary Hamilton, Batwoman and Kate would’ve been dismembered just like those poor human smuggling souls she saved at the kickstart of the episode. 

If we’re being honest, the episode wasn’t about Batwoman, it wasn’t about Kate, and it wasn’t about Lucious Fox’s journal. The episode was about Mary proving to Kate that she’s a crucial part of the #Batteam. 

We have to protect Mary at all costs because she’s the best and purest character on the series. In that regard, I can see why Kate wanted to keep her out of #Batteam activities. 

Mary means well, but the things Batwoman gets involved in are dangerous. They put her directly in the line of fire, and Kate would never forgive herself is she was the reason she lost another sister. 

A counterargument is that since Mary does know Kate’s secret and is so close to her, she’s an easy target. Batwoman doesn’t always have to include Mary, but they should teach her how to fight and protect herself. 

Since Kate put on the Batwoman suit, Mary’s been through hell and back because of her. It’s time she gets back some of her power. 

Adding Mary to the squad also brings a fun new dynamic. Yes, keeping a tight-knit circle is always advised, but superheroes don’t function without their super squad. 

“It takes a village” takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to superheroes and vigilantes.

Mary also proved to be a valuable asset as she singlehandedly saved Kate and Julia while remaining fashionable throughout. Mary’s reward was a sneak peek inside the Batcave — hey, it’s instinct to want to snap a selfie. She also learned Bruce Wayne is Batman, which will likely play a bigger role whenever Bruce returns to the city. 

Alice also learned Bruce = Batman, and again, she’ll use that information somewhere down the line. 

Julia is an “honorary” team member, but it’s hard to see where her loyalties are. 

She’s playing multiple fields as she works alongside Kate and Batwoman while co-running a unit with Sophia over at the Crows. 

Plus, she picked up a call from an anonymous person and promised to snag them the journal. What’s that all about?

Who is she working for? And is she earning Sophie and Kate’s trust by charming her way into their lives?

Reagan betraying Kate was surprising, but it didn’t feel as personal as if Julia were to betray her ex because we’ve always trusted her. 

Thanks to Reagan, the journal ended up with Alice. Alice was the one who said you can never trust anyone and yet, Tommy Elliot still played her. She may have the journal, but there’s absolutely no way she’s going to decode it. My guess is the only person who will understand Fox’s code will be Luke, and now, that makes him a target right alongside Commander Kane and Kate.

Alice is waiting to strike and get her revenge from the comforts of Arkham. 

While most think of Arkham as a prison, Alice found a way to make it work in her favor. We have to suspend disbelief here slightly cause there’s no way none of the other guards wouldn’t catch onto the fact that Alice has been spending way too much time/ cozying up with the psychologist, but maybe this is just proof that Arkham isn’t as secure as it’s cracked out to be. 

And Gotham has a new villain on the rise as Tommy Elliot turns into fan-favorite bandaged villain, Hush.

Elliot stripped off his face so that he could fake his own death rather than stand trial for the murder of Fox.

What did you think of the episode Batwoman?

Are you excited for the debut of Hush?


Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Lizzy Buczak is the founder of CraveYouTV. What started off as a silly blog in her sophomore year at Columbia College Chicago turned her passion for watching TV into an opportunity! She has been in charge of CraveYou since 2011, writing reviews and news content for a wide variety of shows. Lizzy is a Music Business and Journalism major who has written for RADIO.COM, TV Fanatic, Time Out Chicago, Innerview, Pop’stache and Family Time.

Coffee Table News

WATCH: Javicia Leslie Suits Up in Powerful New ‘Batwoman’ Season 2 Trailer

Published

on

Javicia Leslie makes her debut as 'Batwoman' - Check out the Batsuit!

A new hero has arrived as Javicia Leslie is officially putting on the batsuit. 

The CW gave fans a look at the upcoming second season ahead of its 2021 premiere. 

Thursday’s trailer shows the God Friended Me actress as Ryan Wilder, suiting up to protect Gotham City. 

“Time to be powerful,” she says in the 10-second clip. 

Wilder is described as: “She’s likable, messy, a little goofy and untamed. She’s also nothing like Kate Kane, the woman who wore the batsuit before her. With no one in her life to keep her on track, Ryan spent years as a drug-runner, dodging the GCPD and masking her pain with bad habits. A girl who would steal milk for an alley cat could also kill you with her bare hands, Ryan is the most dangerous type of fighter: highly skilled and wildly undisciplined. An out lesbian. Athletic. Raw. Passionate. Fallible. And very much not your stereotypical All-American hero.”

Leslie replaces Ruby Rose’s Kate Kane, who announced her exit back in May

The transition is exciting because Leslie will become the first-ever Black Batwoman! 

Leslie stated: “I love the fact that Ryan is becoming her own Batwoman — it’s her style, her swag, and her moment! It was an honor to be able to collaborate with Caroline and Maya. I felt it was important that viewers could tell by the silhouette that Batwoman was a Black girl. With the form-fitting suit and beautiful Afro, we definitely nailed it!”

Watch the trailer below:

Ahead of the January 17, 2021 premiere, read our review of the Batwoman season 1 finale now. 


Continue Reading

Coffee Table News

Javicia Leslie Makes Her Debut as ‘Batwoman’ – Check out the Batsuit!

Published

on

Javicia Leslie makes her debut as 'Batwoman' - Check out the Batsuit!

2020 is getting the Batwoman it deserves. 

The CW released two first looks at the redesigned Batwoman suit!

Following the exit of Ruby Rose’s Kate Kane, God Friended Me star Javicia Leslie will be suiting up as Ryan Wilder. 

According to TVLine, by the third episode of season 2, Wilder will put on the new Batsuit to send a message to Gotham that a new hero arrived. 

Who Is Ryan Wilder? ‘Batwoman’ Season 2 May Cast New Character in Superhero Role Following Ruby Rose’s Exit

The transition is exciting because Leslie will become the first-ever Black Batwoman! 

Leslie stated: “I love the fact that Ryan is becoming her own Batwoman — it’s her style, her swag, and her moment! It was an honor to be able to collaborate with Caroline and Maya. I felt it was important that viewers could tell by the silhouette that Batwoman was a Black girl. With the form-fitting suit and beautiful Afro, we definitely nailed it!”

Check it out now:

https://twitter.com/CWBatwoman/status/1320802521489653760?s=20

Due to the COVID pandemic, The CW delayed most of its primetime show’s to early 2021. Batwoman Season 2 will likely premiere in January. 


Continue Reading

Coffee Table News

‘God Friended Me’ Actress Javicia Leslie Cast As New Lead in ‘Batwoman’

Published

on

Javicia Leslie Cast as New Lead in Batwoman

The CW has found its new Batwoman!

God Friended Me’s Javicia Leslie has been cast in the titular role. She replaces Ruby Rose, who starred as Kate Kane/Batwoman for one season, and announced her departure shortly after the season finale.

Leslie already has Rose’s blessing as she took to Instagram to congratulate the actress writing: “OMG!! This is amazing!! I am so glad Batwoman will be played by an amazing Black woman. I want to congratulate Javicia Leslie on taking over the bat cape. You are walking into an amazing cast and crew. I can’t wait to watch season 2 you are going to be amazing!!”

Leslie will not be filling Kate Kane’s shoes. As previously announced, she will star as a brand new character named Ryan Wilder. Per the official description, Wilder is far from Kate Kate. She’s “likable, messy, a little goofy and untamed,” and “with no one in her life to keep her on track, Ryan spent years as a drug-runner, dodging the GCPD and masking her pain with bad habits. A girl who would steal milk for an alley cat could also kill you with her bare hands, Ryan is the most dangerous type of fighter: highly skilled and wildly undisciplined. An out lesbian. Athletic. Raw. Passionate. Fallible. And very much not your stereotypical All-American hero.”

Who Is Ryan Wilder? ‘Batwoman’ Season 2 May Cast New Character in Superhero Role Following Ruby Rose’s Exit

This a major role for Leslie, who previously starred as Ali Finer in the CBS series, as it marks the first time a Black actress have been cast in the role of Batwoman in a live-action TV or film production. 

“I am extremely proud to be the first Black actress to play the iconic role of Batwoman on television,” she said in a statement, “and as a bisexual woman, I am honored to join this groundbreaking show, which has been such a trailblazer for the LGBTQ+ community.”

She shared the news on Instagram writing: “For all of the little black girls dreaming to be a superhero one day… it’s possible!”

Riverdale’s Vanessa Morgan was previously in talks for the role. 

It’s unclear how The CW series plans to move forward with the series considering many of the cliffhangers and major story arcs propelling the show into its second season focus on Kate Kane. 

The series is set to return in January as The CW delayed all of its scripted dramas to the 2021 TV season out of an abundance of caution due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Continue Reading
Advertisement

Trending

Sign up for the CraveYouTV Newsletter