Batwoman, season 2, episode 14: “And Justice For All”

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My highlights from this episode (without particular order):

1 – Batwoman goes Walking Dead! Well, yeah….not really of course ;-). But we have Zombies in the episode. Ok, more like “Zombies light” as they are not undead and “just” have a hunger for human flesh. Once again it clearly shows that Batwoman is by far the darkest show of the Arrowverse, and I love that! Here no giant, blue fluffy toy walks around ;-). At first, you would think that Zombies wouldn’t fit into the more realistic setting….but with that reason for the zombie problem, it still works in my opinion. And I laughed as the first guy who was looking for a new all-blue Snakebite dose called it “smurf” edition 😆 . And laughs like that were dearly needed as the episode is the darkest of the whole show in some regards. —- Oh, and the scene where Batwoman was surrounded by zombies who had her pinned down to the ground…was intense! A good action scene!

2 – How a fundraiser can go south! With knowing the trailer for the episode…it was no surprise that they would get arrested in that scene. It was interesting how Luke tried to play it defensively as he knew they wouldn’t win any confrontation with the cops. Ryan’s strong sense of justice escalated the situation. I admire her for that….but as Luke said later on in prison…. you should perhaps better pick the fights that you can win. #playing it smart – However, this scene and the scene in the prison were a clear, strong statement…an important one! I like how Sophie, Ryan, and Luke were discussing the issue in the prison.

3 – Mary and Jacob! There were some strong scenes between them. Jacob’s secret is out and Mary can now help him. Sophie telling him how he is hunting after Kate and Beth in his Snakebite fantasies…. and at the same time losing the one daughter that actually is still there was quite emotional. They also had some nice bonding moments together. Will be interesting to see if Mary can help to get him off the drugs or if they need help from Ocean for that.

4 – Ocean and Alice! Hmh, I totally get Alice and what she is up to. She wants Kate back as she found out she is still alive. But what is Ocean up to? Safiyah tasked him to get the Desert Rose back that Batwoman has. But there must be more…. The fact that he killed Enigma to keep Alice away from getting her Kate back, was a little odd. Is he so jealous of Kate? Is he so afraid he might lose Alice? Do Safiyah and he knows that Kate was the original Batwoman? Pretty sure Safiyah has a bigger plan than to just get the Desert Rose back. But is he still fully loyal to Safiyah? After all, Safiyah won’t like that he is working with Alice and also (seemingly) in love with her. He thinks that Kate is “toxic” for Alice and told her that it would be better if she wouldn’t try to get her (memories) back.

5 – Sophie and the Crows! As Sophie realized that these Crows under Tavaroff’s command wouldn’t follow her orders she quit. I think it was a good thing that she tried to change them from the inside. But one good Crow isn’t enough to do that. I wonder what she will do now? She certainly will help team Batwoman out here and there, but she needs a day job as well. And when she will help Batwoman at night….she will sooner or later have to fight the Crows. She hardly can do that without a mask….so maybe a costume of some kind would be in order? 😉

6 – Agent/asshat Tavaroff goes full villain! He was already established as a villain in the last episodes. But now, oh man, he really is the most evil guy in the whole season! And Batwoman will now be really angry as hell. They will battle it out, and Jacob will be the only guy who could hold the Crows back. Question is, if he is still able to lead them right now, maybe he goes into rehab? Pretty sure Batwoman will have some big fights against the Crows in the upcoming episodes!

7 – That cliffhanger ending! Well, I’m 99,9999% sure that Luke will make it, but that ending will have a big impact on the storyline for sure! The bad news is that there won’t be a new Batwoman episode on the next two Sundays. The good news is that we get all final 4 episodes of this season in June 🙂


Aspects I didn’t like in this episode:

>>> As much as I do like zombie movies, I could have done without them showing up in this show. Especially mixing zombies into an episode with such big political statements….is kind of a weird mix. And right now I’m a little tired of zombies.

>>> Tavaroff shoots Luke three times at close range. I think we can assume that all shots hit him. One hit is already very dangerous, depending on where it hits. But surviving three shots? I am sure it is possible….but one shot would have been “enough” for that scene. I mean have all three shots missed vital organs? Perhaps he will need to get the Desert Rose to be saved?


More interesting aspects for me:

>>> Julia is still missing, and now Enigma is dead who could have restored her memory easily. Guess it now takes time that Julia fully remembers. I hope she will be back for some episodes before the season ends. After all, she had very little screentime so far!

>>> Even we had the most screentime of unmasked Wallis Day so far, it wasn’t much. Looking forward to seeing much more of her!

>>> The zombie guy with a conscience was an interesting idea. Seems that some of the zombies have more control over themselves than others. And I’m pretty sure he forgot about eating humans for a while as Mary was standing in front of him with these killer boots and that leather skirt 😉 . And by the way: Ryan and Sophie had hot outfits as well!

>>> At first I was thinking about what was Sophie expecting as the Crows were attacked by the zombies. If a flesh-eating zombie attacks me I would shoot too (if I have a gun). But the Crows had other options, they surely could have used tasers or could have shot them in the legs to stop them. But ok, they didn’t know there was a cure for them.

>>> Very ironic that the cop who put Ryan in prison then gets saved by Batwoman.

>>> Good that Ryan kept her cover in front of Imani. Yeah, it’s not easy to have to lie to her…when she once again has something “to do” and has to leave. But it’s the right call not to give away her secret identity. That secret must be kept from folks outside the Batteam.

>>> Alice tieing up Enigma to the ceiling was a classic Alice move. Very fitting!

>>> Rating “General:” <<<

3,5 out of 5 – A good, dark episode with some strong statements! Some horror elements included.



Batwoman screen time:  04:30 – long cut

“Mask action” (blue colored if yes): – attempted unmasking  – forced unmaskings (incl. a witness) – self unmaskings (without witness) – self unmaskings (with a witness) – unmaskings  – mask damage – “mask talk” (incl. “secret identity talk”)   – additional masked women  – close calls with opportunities to unmask Batwoman –


 Who knows her secret identity by now (Ryan Wilder Batwoman)?:

For sure: 3.9 – 0.9 of these are villains




Alice knows how Ryan looks, she knows the name of Ryans’ dead foster mom now. Shouldn’t be too hard to find out Ryan’s name.

Sexy “mask-related” -scenes:

An average Batwoman screentime. The scene where the zombies pinned down Batwoman was a nice peril scene.

Some secret identity issues as Ryan was talking to Imani.

>>> Rating “Mask”: <<<

2,5 out of 5



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And here are my special Batwoman cuts from this episode:

What are your thoughts on the episode?

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4 thoughts on “Batwoman, season 2, episode 14: “And Justice For All””

  1. The thing that stood out to me:
    -the GCPD existed (AGAIN) this episode
    -they showed they could do more than turn on a bat signal. After we saw them arrest Dent, fly in a chopper we now saw them show up because of noise complaints.
    -they even had a conflict of authority with Sophie
    -we saw them drive around in vehicles

    -Tavaroff even hinted that Crows only have responsibility for certain areaus. However this remained vague.

    -the GCPD seem just as much canon fodder as Crows and incompetent. The cops walk around all by themselves and the cop in that zombie scene holstered his weapon and approached a dangerous person from the front all by himself instead of asking for assistance, letting the person first turn around or ask help from the bystanders who stood around.

    -It remained a bit vague how racist they were. Ryan’s confrontational behavior made no sense for a convict who already had spent time in the slammer and should know how to avoid conflicts with figures of authority. Her verbal Judo is absolutely horrible.

    Oh and real cool that the people who got arrested had access to a phone in the wall.
    Imagine you get arrested and you can then just prank call people 🙂

    • You are pretty focused on the Crows and GCPD in your reviews of episodes. I don’t care much about them. For me the GCPD here are just some glorified security guards and the Crows took over every aspect that they are interested in and/or they can make money with.
      Yeah, Ryan wasn’t clever to confront that cop, but I can understand her totally. She get mistreated by cops and Crows all the time and she knew she was right about them being harassed for no real reason. Luke explained his point of view in the prison pretty well. But Ryan can’t ignore being mistreated and well, I like that aspect….even it gets her into trouble here and there.

      • It seemed contradictionary to what we could expect given their backgrounds.
        Luke is the guy with lots of social status so it was more likely he would lash out against a cop talking bs.
        Ryan had been in jail so more likely she knew when to keep her head down and nodd instead of escalating stuff.

        But it showed their characters nicely.
        Ryan is more impulsive and about justice while Luke is about results.

        The way Luke got shot in the end was insane.

        Sad that Enigma got killed. I thought she was quite cool.
        Also showed a dark side of Ocean as he was willing to kill and had a strong opinion on Kate despite that he should know Alice was an absolute monster and Kate fought for her on numerous times.

        The crows now went full dark side.
        Tavaroff disrespected Sophie in front of everyone and disobeyed orders. Seems he takes over the ship while commander Kane is gone.

        I am a lot about how society works. So seeing flaws in a justice system triggers me a lot.
        That is why the GCPD and Crow situation intrigues me.

        And that the cop worked solo and holstered his weapon while trying to arrest an infected person.

        • Some good points!
          I was really surprised by Enigma getting killed. I thought she would be a really important figure in the last episodes ahead.
          But seems like Alice (or someone else?) needs to find another way to get Kate back.
          Will be interesting if Alice will listen to Ocean and his opinion on Kate…..guess not.


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