We’re under a month away from ‘Batwoman’ debuting on The CW, and the home of the Arrowverse has finally revealed what to expect from the pilot episode. While we’ve had plenty of hints at what to expect for Kate Kane as she becomes Batwoman, this is the most detailed description of the first episode to date. We know that the series predates our introduction to the character in last year’s “Elseworlds” crossover but will have to quickly catch up to be ready for the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” story arc.
It isn’t clear quite if we’ll have some time jumps to get the series to that point or if, like “Elseworlds,” we’ll be seeing a preview of how she will evolve throughout the series. While I’m usually not a fan of time jumps, the idea of going back and forth in time for her could lead to issues with canon so hopefully, they’ll just catch her up to the rest of The Arrowverse sooner than later.
While this synopsis isn’t quite a spoiler, if you’re hoping to go into the episode blind, you may want to turn back now as it is pretty detailed.
Here is what we can expect from the pilot for ‘Batwoman’:
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.
Many previews have shown that we were going to be introduced to the Alice in Wonderland Gang this season and apparently, they’ll be in the thick of it right from the premiere episode.
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‘Batwoman’ will protect The CW starting Sunday, October 6th, 2019!