[MINOR SPOILERS ahead, I recommend that you watch the episode(s) before you continue]
Episode 3 “Down, Down, Down” conlcudes the end of the beginning. Now, it would say that the first 3 episodes are the complete pilot, the introduction. The plane was still rolling on the runway. Now, after episode 3….Batwoman is finally there in the open, no one will be thinking anymore that Batman has returned. Things will change from now on. The plane is now airborne….and I’m excited as hell about it!
My highlights from this episode:
1 – Alice! Wow, I must say she is a great, mad, creepy, sometimes funny villainess! The figure is well written and Rachel Skarsten does a fantastic job playing her. And this 2 front “war” with Alice VS Batwoman and Alice VS Kate is a great settting. Batwoman can’t ever feel save because Alice knows her secret identity. I wonder how that will play out in the future.
Three scenes in particular were really good. The scene with the Batsignal (the dynamic between Kate and Alice), the scene with the cello and Jacob (atmosphere!)and the rooftop with the unmasked Batwoman (now the battle between them will really start).
2 – the Chicago scenery! Just like in the past (Nolan’s Batman movies), it delivers a wonderful look posing as Gotham
3 – Batwoman has arrived! As Luke spray-painted the red logo on the suit and Kate put on the new cowl and the iconic red wig…..I guess I smiled like a mad man 😆
There she…this is the birth of the Batwoman!
I’m curious to see more of Katherine…so far it is all very mysterious. What is she up to? What does these cards from Alice mean?
Mary is getting more and more sympathic to me. She really wants to help the people and isn’t the flat, selfish, party mouse she plays during the day.
Luke is getting along better now with Kate, their relationsship is getting more interesting. Now it’s time that we get to know him better….because this far, we know nearly nothing about him besides that he takes care of Batman’s stuff.
I wasn’t really thrilled about Thomas “Tommy” Elliot, that character needs more backstory in my opinion. They provided some info, but as he is a rather big Batman villain, he should have more episodes. Don’t know if he will show up in more episodes.
The “railgun” was a nice gadget, but even as Batwomans “and” Batmans suit are bulletproof, the gun is only nice to have. After all, the lower half of the face isn’t covered, and if you would unmask the wearer…the whole face would be vulnerable (assuming the cowl is bulletproof too, which I guess it is).
My only -not really big- “complain” about this episode is the amount of action. It has a little too few of it. Practically only the fight with Batwoman VS Tommy and the elevator scenes provided action.
But the time was needed for completing the “introduction”, I am sure there will be more in the next one(s).
>>> Rating “General:” <<<
Batwoman screen time: 06:04 (long cut incl. the unmasked Batwoman + Batwoman suiting up)
02:56 (medium cut)
“Mask action” (highlighted if yes): – attempted unmaskings – forced unmaskings – self unmaskings (without witness) – self unmaskings (with witness) – unmaskings –
mask damage – “mask talk” (incl. “secret identity talk”) –
One self-unmasking (the mask is already “loose” as the scene cuts in) with Alice on the roof (who already knows her secret, so I count it as “without witness”)
Who knows her secret identity by now?:
For sure: 2
Luke Fox as her “tech guy” who equips her – (since ep1)
(Sophie may suspect something…but not sure about that) (since ep1)
Alice (recognised her sisters eyes under the Batwoman cowl) – (since ep2)
Sexy “mask-related” -scenes:
Batwoman finally puts on her real costume/cowl
Batwoman unmasks (mostly off screen) and puts her cowl and attached wig down
>>> Rating “Mask”: <<<
>>>A very interesting, story driven episode in which Batwoman finally puts on her real costume! <<<
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And here are my special Batwoman cuts from this episode (all scenes with Batwoman):