Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) may have learned her cousin Bruce’s secret, but she’s a long way from becoming the Batwoman we saw in last year’s “Elseworlds” crossover. In fact, she’s not even in the costume yet! But as this preview for next week’s episode reveals, she will be back in the modified cowl to remind Gotham City criminals they are a cowardly and superstitious lot.
And, hopefully, next week’s episode will be an upgrade on the pilot. To be fair, pilots are tough as they have to sell the show and establish an attitude long before the writers, actors, and production staff have a clear idea of what the program will really be. Perhaps they’ll figure out how to balance Kate’s journal entries into something a little less forced. And maybe Kate will have a clearer picture of what she wants to do as Batwoman in the second episode — to say nothing about dealing with her sister. That said, we’re willing to give this show the customary five episodes to get its footing.
Batwoman airs Sundays on The CW.