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‘Batwoman’ season 1 air dates, episodes, trailer, reviews, more

Here's everything you need to know about the newest addition to the Arrow-verse

The next phase of the Arrow-verse is beginning this fall. As Oliver Queen’s journey begins to wind down, Kate Kane’s AKA Batwoman’s is just beginning. Here is everything you need to know about Batwoman season 1!

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‘Batwoman’ season 1, episode 2 air date

The CW has confirmed that Batwoman season 1, episode 2 will air on Sunday, October 13 at 8 p.m. ET (with Supergirl following at 9 p.m.). Read our spoiler-free preview of Batwoman season 1, episode 2!

The synopsis for Batwoman season 1, episode 2 is as follows: “Back in Gotham, battling Alice (Rachel Skarsten) and the Wonderland Gang from the shadows, Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) continues to be haunted by the events surrounding her sister’s death 15 years earlier. While the city holds on to hope that Batman has returned, Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott) and the Crows up the stakes trying to take down the villainous crew. Kate continues to look to Bruce Wayne’s legacy for guidance as Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson) inadvertently gets pulled into Batwoman’s vigilante heroics. Sophie (Meagan Tandy) and Kate are forced to team up, while Mary (Nicole Kang) finds herself in Alice’s crosshairs.”

Watch the trailer for the episode below!

‘Batwoman’ season 1 wishlist

After Kate’s appearance in the Arrow-verse Elseworlds crossover, many are hesitant to invest in her journey because of how poorly she came across during her brief stint when Oliver, Kara, and Barry went to Gotham City for the first time. With so much on the line, the series’ first episodes need to be strong.

From what we know of the series, I do have some wishes for Batwoman as the show advances.

Differentiate from the other ‘Arrow’-verse shows

Batwoman season 1

This is now the fifth Arrow-verse show, if we don’t count Black Lightning, and it’s time to switch things up. The villain-of-the-week formula has gotten quite stale over the last seven years, as we’ve seen Arrow, Supergirl, and The Flash all rely on this type of story to fill their seasons.

Honestly, I don’t really have any ideas for how this could be done at the moment, though I do know it’s a necessity if The CW, writers, and producers want the Arrow-verse to last longer than the next few years. Plus, it’s their job to come up with ways to keep the shows fresh, and I look forward to seeing their attempts! I could suggest having villains that span over a few episodes instead of a new one weekly would be great, as Supergirl season 4 experienced a lot of success with having a few villains that spanned the 22-episode season (Agent Liberty, Eve, Lex Luthor, Manchester Black, POTUS, Red Daughter, and Menagerie).

Alice

I have never liked an Arrow-verse Big Bad villain and wanted them to stick around, but Alice seems to be prepared to break that streak. This maniacal woman seems posed to become one of the strongest villains in the universe, especially if the series follows a similar path to the comics.

From the trailer, she seems like Batwoman‘s answer to the Joker, but maybe it’s not fair to make that comparison yet, as we haven’t seen much of her. I do think she’ll be an excellent thorn in Kate’s side, and it’s exciting to think about all the series could do with her (anti-hero, redemption, life-long villain).

Real darkness?

If Batwoman is looking the channel the classic Batman vibe, they will have to work hard to ensure Gotham City has the same feel of darkness and despair. I’m not talking Arrow darkness either; Gotham City’s darkness has to be palpable.

I think it’s possible, especially since the series is starting out in a time where the entire city feels abandoned by Batman. The anger, rage, and disappointment the citizens feel must come to light as he’s been gone three years by the time Kate’s journey begins, so if the Gotham we see at first is able to paint a gaunt city, there should be no worries about this going forward.

‘Batwoman’ season 1 episodes

Elseworlds / Supergirl

The official synopsis for Batwoman season 1 reads:

Three years after Batman mysteriously disappeared, Gotham is a city in despair, and it’s under the watch of Jacob Kane and his military-grade Crows Private Security, which now protects the city with omnipresent firepower and militia. When the Alice in Wonderland gang targets the firm, Kane’s daughter Kate returns home, deciding that if she wants to help her family and her city, she’ll have to become the one thing her father loathes — a dark knight vigilante. With the help of her stepsister Mary and the crafty Luke Fox, the son of Wayne Enterprises’ tech guru Lucius Fox, Kate Kane continues the legacy of her missing cousin, Bruce Wayne. Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate soars through the shadowed streets of Gotham as Batwoman.

‘Batwoman’ season 1, episode 1: ‘Pilot’

Airing October 6, 2019

Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) never planned to be Gotham’s new vigilante. Gotham is a city in despair, the Gotham City Police Department have been overrun and outgunned by criminal gangs. Enter Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott) and his military-grade Crows Private Security, which now protects the city with omnipresent firepower and militia. Years before, Jacob’s first wife and daughter were killed in the crossfire of Gotham crime. He sent his only surviving daughter, Kate Kane, away from Gotham for her safety.

After a dishonorable discharge from military school and years of brutal survival training, Kate returns home when the Alice in Wonderland gang targets her father and his security firm by kidnapping his best Crow officer – and Kate’s ex-girlfriend – Sophie Moore (Meagan Tandy). Although remarried to wealthy socialite Catherine Hamilton-Kane (Elizabeth Anweis), who bankrolls the Crows, Jacob is still struggling with the family he lost, while keeping Kate –– the daughter he still has –– at a distance. But Kate is a woman who’s done asking for permission.

In order to help her family and her city, she’ll have to become the one thing her father loathes –– a vigilante. With the help of her compassionate stepsister, Mary (Nicole Kang), and the crafty Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson), the son of Wayne Enterprises’ tech guru Lucius Fox, Kate Kane continues the legacy of her missing cousin, Bruce Wayne, as Batwoman. Still holding a flame for Sophie, Kate uses everything in her power to combat the dark machinations of the psychotic Alice (Rachel Skarsten), who’s always somewhere slipping between sane and insane. Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate soars through the shadowed streets of Gotham as Batwoman. Read our Batwoman 1×01 review!

Kate Kane / Batwoman

‘Batwoman’ season 1, episode 2: ‘The Rabbit Hole’

Airing October 13, 2019

Back in Gotham, battling Alice (Rachel Skarsten) and the Wonderland Gang from the shadows, Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) continues to be haunted by the events surrounding her sister’s death 15 years earlier. While the city holds on to hope that Batman has returned, Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott) and the Crows up the stakes trying to take down the villainous crew. Kate continues to look to Bruce Wayne’s legacy for guidance as Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson) inadvertently gets pulled into Batwoman’s vigilante heroics. Sophie (Meagan Tandy) and Kate are forced to team up, while Mary (Nicole Kang) finds herself in Alice’s crosshairs. Read our Batwoman 1×02 spoiler-free review here!

‘Batwoman’ season 1, episode 3: ‘Down, Down, Down’

Airing October 20, 2019

As the city waits impatiently for another visit from who they think is Batman, Alice (Rachel Skarsten) continues to taunt Kate (Ruby Rose) with a secret but also sets her sights on Jacob (Dougray Scott) and Catherine (Elizabeth Anweis). Kate is visited by Tommy Elliot (guest star Gabriel Mann), a childhood friend of her cousin who has finally realized his lifelong dream of being wealthier than Bruce Wayne and throws a party so all of Gotham can celebrate his success. Mary (Nicole Kang) gets an unexpected new bestie when Sophie (Meagan Tandy) is assigned to protect her. Luke (Camrus Johnson) and Kate work together to uncover who may have taken a valuable weapon from Batman’s arsenal. And as Batwoman faces a new enemy, Kate realizes she must either walk away from her new role or fully embrace the mantle as Gotham’s new hope.

‘Batwoman’ season 1, episode 4: ‘Who Are You?’

Airing October 27, 2019

No episode description has been released yet, but we’ll update this page as soon as it is.

‘Batwoman’ season 1, episode 5: ‘Mine Is a Long and Sad Tale’

Airing November 3, 2019

No episode description has been released yet, but we’ll update this page as soon as it is.

‘Batwoman’ season 1, episode 6: ‘I’ll Be Judge, I’ll Be Jury’

Airing November 10, 2019

No episode description has been released yet, but we’ll update this page as soon as it is.

‘Batwoman’ season 1, episode 7: ‘Tell Me the Truth’

Airing November 17, 2019

No episode description has been released yet, but we’ll update this page as soon as it is.

‘Batwoman’ season 1, episode 8: N/A

Unsure of air date at this time

No episode description has been released yet, but we’ll update this page as soon as it is.

‘Batwoman’ season 1, episode 9: ‘Crisis On Infinite Earths, Part 2’

Airing December 9, 2019

No episode description has been released yet, but we’ll update this page as soon as it is.

(Further episodes will be added as more information becomes available.)

‘Batwoman’ season 1 cast

Ruby Rose – Kate Kane/Batwoman
Rachel Skarsten – Alice
Meghan Tandy – Sophie Moore
Dougray Scott – Colonel Jacob Kane
Camrus Johnson – Luke Fox
Nicole Kang – Mary Hamilton
Elizabeth Anqeis – Catherine Hamilton-Kane

‘Batwoman’ season 1 trailer

The first official trailer for Batwoman season 1 was released, properly showcasing how Kate Kane’s journey (and Gotham City, in general) will look. Notably, the trailer addresses the disappearance of Batman from Gotham City, and the introduction of Jacob Kane’s private security firm, the Crows, and Rachel Skarsten’s Alice.

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