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Batwoman – The Rabbit Hole (1×02)

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If you weren’t convinced by the pilot episode of Batwoman, the second episode surely sold you.

The storyline dug deeper into the “Alice is Beth” theory as Kate Kane explored the possibility and even tried to sell her father on it.

Alice may be Beth biologically, but she’s not the girl Kate remembers.

Alice is a liar, a manipulator, and a murderer.

And Kate’s “but she’s your daughter” argument is going to lose steam fast, even if she does somehow prove it to her father.

The Commander most likely believes Kate, but it’s easier to remain in denial than to admit that your daughter is deranged lunatic wreaking havoc on the city that you’re supposed to keep safe.

And still, there’s a level of understanding for why Kate feels like she has to protect Alice/Beth.

There’s even some sympathy for Alice/Beth, who Kate argues just needs help.

Alice/Beth’s purpose is to make her father pay for giving up on her, but that’s not necessarily the case.

Memories reveal that both the Commander and Kate looked for Alice/Beth until they were told skull fragments matching her DNA were found.

Or maybe, that’s just what the Commander wanted to believe.

Either way, Alice’s vendetta is personal, but she’s interested in forging some kind of relationship with her sister.

In fact, she’s “jealous” of Kate’s new sister Mary and orders her hunky henchmen to kill her.

Alice is electric and the complete opposite of Kate, which makes their toe-to-toe thrilling.

Kate even attempted to redeem herself by pulling Alice out of the water and saving her in a way she wasn’t able to when they were children marking a very powerful moment for the series.

It’s surprising that both of them are onto each other so early on in the season, and it’s even more surprising that Kate’s informed the Commander.

The series is shaping up to be a cat-and-mouse game between the sisters with the dad stuck in the middle.

However, there’s also the possibility that Alice is so deranged, she’s not actually Beth instead, assumed Beth’s personality.

I doubt that’s the way the series wants to take this storyline, but Alice’s mention of “maybe I just read all of this in the paper,” could definitely be a villain’s way of messing with her victims.

Aside from all of that, there’s also the issue of the Commander’s wife, Catherine, who paid off someone to destroy the knife linking Alice to Beth.

How far will she go to keep them from finding out the truth?

And what is she covering up?

Batwoman is seeing all the signs that the city needs a hero, so it won’t be long before she permanently assumes the role.

She’s been learning the capabilities of the suit and seems to be finding her way around this hero thing.

As for Kate’s relationship with Sophie, it’s not entirely over as her “we’re done” wasn’t even convincing enough for her to believe it.

But Sophie broke Kate’s trust, and it’s best if she’s out of the picture while Kate sorts her life out as the daughter of the Commander and the masked crusader of Gotham.

Favorite moment from this episode: when Sophie gave Kate the “you have our father’s eyes” note, a subtle hint to the original comics.

Favorite line: Kate responding “you wish” to Alice’s boyfriend’s obvious observation that Kate isn’t Batman.


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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. 


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

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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. 


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

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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.”

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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.


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