Oh damn they did do the “someone else wearing the suit” schtick and right after I had my mind blown because Sophie DID tell Kate’s dad. Only it wasn’t, it was Mouse imposter! That was a real shock but it makes sense because there’s no way Jacob wouldn’t have followed up on the “Kate is Batwoman” thing no matter what Sophie told him afterwards.
Still feel really sad for Mary :/ glimmer of hope at the end though as Kate reached out over the refurb of the gay bar. I hope that prejudiced arsehole of a restaurant owner chokes. The scene where Kate stood up to him, I was half-cringing with Sophie because confrontation scares me and half-cheering Kate on because nobody should get away with that. Little evils become big evils. Stamp out prejudice wherever it raises its ugly head.
Loved all the flashbacks of Sophie and Kate! Still breaks my heart. I loved how she told that Captain, and took Kate’s medal, though I’m amazed he didn’t discipline her.
I don’t like this Julia person much. Usually I like that kind of character but I don’t like how she lied to Kate when Kate was already reeling from Sophie. She at least apologised.
I literally yelled at the TV when Kate shot the tire and made the Crow van flip over. I mean that’s not exactly a very safe way to “save someone” and the Crow’s who were driving could have been hurt too. They are supposed to be on the same side.
OMG they are breaking my heart with Kate saying she’s not over Sophie but is going to “keep her distance” just gah and then Sophie gave her the medal back and she cried! Like I can’t take this. Sophie was totally lying about the “anything I felt went away” and it kills me because she’s hurting Kate but she’s also hurting herself.
Too many feels again!
Watched Batwoman 1×06
Nearly didn’t. Thought about just giving the show up seeing as there might not be a season 2, or if there is it’ll be different with an all new recast Batwoman. But I figured might as well enjoy what little we have rather than lose out completely.
Anyway shocker! I wasn’t expecting Sophie to have it confirmed (pretty much) that Kate was Batwoman. I was half-expecting the usual “getting someone else to wear the suit to appear in the same place” fake-out and I’m so relieved they didn’t do that. I mean I get that it’s a ‘secret identity’ but there’s only so much mileage to get out of that and the conflict of actuallly knowing the truth, and being unable to share it, that’s infinitely more interesting imo. It really bugged me on Supergirl when Cat guessed and then they made her believe otherwise like dammit it would have been cool if she’d known.
I’m not surprised though that Sophie has opted to keep it to herself for the time being. a) interrupting that emotional hug was not the right time and b) having already betrayed Kate once like Mary said it would be hard to do it again.
Why was Hamilton making a weapon to get through the batsuit?
Oh and one last thought on the recasting (if it happens) – think Kirsten Stewart in Charlie’s Angels. That could work quite well. It could also go horribly (I thought she was terrible in Snow White) but yeah capture the Charlie’s Angels vibe and that would be a good choice imo.
Finally watched Batwoman 1×05.
I had to take a break because no matter how much I like stuff, sometimes I just don’t have the spoons for new things, especially new things that give me feels.
I felt really sorry for Mary Hamilton in this episode. She is so alone. She was already hiding who she was with the secret clinic. I think she pretends to be happy, to be the life of the party to hide how much of an outsider she feels in her own family.
I don’t blame Kate for not bonding with her how Mary wanted. Kate had lost Beth, lost that bond and replacing it would have felt wrong, and would also have been super scary because what if she lost it again? Patchwork families are awkward. You feel what you feel. One person might want to be close but if the other person doesn’t then that is their right.
Still it’s sad, she’s so alone. That was kind of the theme of the episode really. Desperate for connection, self-sabotage and fracturing into tiny pieces.
You know I actually wound up watching last weeks episode (aka the Pilot) twice because I couldn’t make it an entire week. Actually I made it two days as I watched it on Monday and Wednesday last week. I think the writing for Alice is very clever, I can’t remember if I said that in the ramble I did.
I also don’t think I said that I reckoned that Bruce Wayne isn’t as gone as everyone says. Somebody moved the pearls which led Kate to discover the BatCave – was it Bruce pointing her in that direction?
Anyway I’m going to ramble about this weeks – a lot!
UK finally got Batwoman and
I CAN’T BELIEVE I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL NEXT WEEK!!
Honestly I really liked this pilot episode. I always find it hard to put my finger on what makes a show gel for me because I think it’s a mix. I thought the villain was intriguing, the pacing was good, the music was on point, the characters interesting etc.
I’ve found the DC shows to be a bit hit and miss. Thumbs up to Black Lightning and what little I’ve seen of Supergirl. Didn’t like Gotham or Arrow or Legends of Tomorrow. Haven’t been able to try The Flash.
Anyway thus far my impression of Batwoman is that I like it better than Supergirl and so far it confuses me a lot less than Black Lightning. Seriously I watched the premiere of season 3 of Black Lightning the other day and I couldn’t ramble about it because I really wasn’t sure what was going on. I like Black Lightning, I’m invested in the characters, but the story is ???
Anyway I have to wait a whole week now for the next episode. At least having to wait months for Black Lightning season 3 meant Netflix dropped the entire season in one go. E4 is broadcasting Batwoman on Sunday nights. Oh and to complete my grumbling about having to wait 😛Alibi UK picked up Stumptown but that’s a paid for channel so I still can’t watch it.
Sorry I should probably ramble a bit more coherently than “wow that Batwoman episode was good!” But that’s what I’m thinking.