Batwoman‘s “Armed and Dangerous” gave us some of the best performances this show has ever given us! Honestly, we’re proud of how far these characters have come, how hard they’ve fought to make change, and the risks they’ve taken for the greater good. And what started as a shocking turn of events when Ryan Wilder hit the scene, has transformed into a show where she is without a doubt our Batwoman.
Javicia Leslie absolutely killed it in “Armed and Dangerous.” She cemented who was and who she is while wearing the suit. And she did it while showing a vulnerability we never saw from the previous Batwoman. Her scene with Meagan Tandy, who plays Sophie, gave me chills. Because of course Ryan is going to blame herself. These are her people after all and she feels like it’s her responsibility to protect them.
Are we still a little mad that she left Alice to deal with Circe, proving that her code isn’t as nailed down as she perceives it to be? Yes, we are. But it doesn’t negate the fact that she is fully entrenched in this superhero alter ego. Having some things to figure out is part of the journey and after this outstanding performance, we’re here for the long run when it comes to Ryan and her Batwoman.
Another performance that blew us away was Camrus Johnson’s as Luke Fox. Batwoman basically pulled a Buffy on him with his decision to stay with his father only to then be ripped away and pushed back into an existence he longer wants to be part of. And the way he expressed himself…damn. Broke our hearts in two while also cementing how talented this actor truly is.
We have no idea what is in store for him next, besides what we saw in the trailer for “Rebirth” with Diggle, but we’re here for whatever and wherever his journey may take him. If that means suiting up, we’re here for it. If that means taking a step back from the Bat-fam, we’re here for it while being slightly sad because fam. And if that means diving deeper into his work, then we’re down for that too.
Basically, whatever road Luke takes, we’re here to support him. We’re especially here to support him if he gets back at the bastard aka Tavaroff who put him in the position he’s in now. Facing that is going to be instrumental to him moving on or busting his way through the trauma that he faced after being shot. Hell, that he’s still facing and will be for a while if the trailer for next week is any indication.
And then there’s Alice. She surprised us in “Armed and Dangerous.” She’s usually the kind of villain that reacts first and regrets later. Alice is now prepared and ready to go down a new road where that doesn’t happen. And why is she doing it? So her sister doesn’t have to go through the pain that she did that caused her to spiral out of control and become the monster she is today.
On monsters, Alice coming to speak with Mary was surprising. And what really threw us for a loop is when she warned Mary. Alice doesn’t do that. She’s never done that. But she did for her sister Kate but also for Mary. And it speaks to the changes and growth that she’s going through as a monster. She’s still the bad guy of this story and would probably kill in an instance, but maybe she’d hesitate now for 2 seconds before going for it.
And finally, our favorite moment and something we’re glad Batwoman picked up on is the parking garage. It’s absolutely ridiculous how many times Alice has snuck in there. It’s such a plot hole that even Alice mentions it, questioning whether The Crows were really up to par to do their job in the first place. Everything that happened between her and her father was woah too but we can’t stop thinking about the parking lot and how Alice pointed this out.
Batwoman airs Sundays at 9/8c on The CW.