Batwoman “Rule #1” saw Ryan trying to find her place when it comes to taking on the role of the caped crusader now that Kate has been officially declared dead. And yes, Ryan’s has had the suit on for a bit now. But like we talked about before in previous reviews, no one is going to take away the suit from her. Kate Kane is gone and Ryan needs to figure out what kind of hero she wants to be.
The fact that Ryan wants to leave a legacy warms our hearts. She’s trying to make Batwoman into something bigger than Kate Kane, Ryan Wilder, or Batwoman herself. Change needs to happen in Gotham and Ryan is willing to be the vehicle that drives that message home and lifts up folks instead of pressuring and pinning them down most systems do.
The fact that her and Mary are basically besties warms our hearts too. We need to see all their adventures in cooking, having each other’s backs, and holding each other accountable. Because that’s what family does and these two are slowly but surely becoming that when it comes to each other. That’s why they get along so well and why they work as a team.
Talking about teams, the teamwork between Sophie and Batwoman is once again becoming one of my favorite things. Sophie’s a badass and Batwoman matches her energy in that manner. They also have this need and drive to make change and be the helping hand that changes Gotham for the better. And as a fan, I respect that and hope to see them working together more often.
What I’m not hoping for is Sophie and Ryan. It just doesn’t makes sense and came out of nowhere. Sophie is legit mourning the death of the love of her life. And Ryan is mourning the fact that Angelique is in jail because she wants to protect her. They both have grand loves and teasing as if there was something between them felt odd and out of nowhere.
We will say though, if they give us the proper development and time, we could see it happening between Ryan and Sophie. But not right now or anytime soon. They’ve got their own issues to deal with if they’re ever going to have a chance. Also, we’d really like to see the racist DC fans lose their collective minds when two strong AF Black women become the OTP of Batwoman. They’d lose it.
Speaking of losing it, Alice and her mind. It must be fascinating AF to live in a mind like Alice’s. It’s twisted, dark, and somehow still so innocent and not used to things like grief. Her decision to forget Kate and act like she never existed is just a temporary measure to stop the pain from coming her way. And with that self memory wipe will come interesting storylines.
We have no idea what kind of woman Alice will be now or how she’s going to treat her father with a new big bad in town. But we do have a feeling that when it comes down to it, the Bat Team will work with Alice to stop Black Mask and all the crazy that comes with this character. Why? Because there can only be one big bad in Gotham.
And it’s going to be Alice.
Batwoman airs Sundays at 8/7c on The CW.