I got really attached to both Marian and the Nightwatchman in their adventures over 2 seasons of this show.
And know she is trapped, pinned down by Guy, he rips off her eye mask….finally he realizes the Nightwatchman is a woman.
I guess he also realizes now that it’s his beloved Marian under the mask of his hated Nightwatchman.
He slowly yanks down the fabric that still covers her face pretty well.
Finally, the Nightwatchman is UNMASKED!
There is quite a lot I really love about this EPIC unmasking!
The fight is done quite well, and the way she reacts to her more and more desperate situation is great.
She really sells the fear very well as her face gets exposed by him.
He is so shocked that it is Marian that he runs away at first.
He stills doubts that it was her all the time, wanting the see the scar he inflicted on the vigilante.
So, as she is forced to show that scar it’s like a second unmasking …in a way.
Perhaps a “NO!” or a “STOP!” would have been nice as he was about to unmask her…but she always stay silent in his presence as she was concerned he would recognize her voice….or at least realize that the Nightwatchman IS a woman.
So, it fits quite well, that she didn’t protest as he was unmasking her.
Well….I think this is one of the most thrilling unmaskings ever made in a movie or TV show. Especially I was so into the storyline after having seen over 20 episodes with her.
Ok, the Nightwatchman should have had more appearances, but well…I posted all 7 scenes of her….so, that’s not too bad.
Spoilers about Marian’s future in the show…..
Tragically this unmasking indirectly leads to Marian’s death just 2 episodes later as Gisborne is now really enraged.
At the end of season 1, she was already presumed dead. The producer loved the strong reaction of the audience as I saw in the bonus material on the Blu-ray set.
So they came up with the idea to “top” that and kill her off, this time for real!
I don’t like that decision at all, even it is a drastic and unusual way to kill off the big love of the main character! That was certainly not expected.
Of course, that also means that there were no more Nightwatchman scenes in the final third season, which was just ok for me.
I will re-watch seasons 1 and 2 at some point….but not season 3 😉
I really like this scene big time! By this time I care about her in the show a lot and really rooting for her. She gets trapped in that room, the evil Guy of Gisborne is just outside the door, breaking it down pretty quickly. With the axe and the damaged doors he somehow reminds me a lot of a certain Jack N. in “The Shining” 😉 , especially as he is watching her through the damaged door.
You can see the fear on her face, she is breathing heavily through the cloth cover above her mouth. She now she can’t escape….he is outside the door and there are plenty of guards there as well.
A great setting!
As soon they rush in they would overpower her sooner or later and then would UNMASK her! Her life as well as her father’s life would be in grave danger as the Nightwatchman is a big enemy of the Sheriff. He would also find the woman that he loves under the mask….but she is in love with someone else…..
The way he sneakily attacks her with that dagger….wow….worthy of a real villain.
Of course, she survives that in the end, even she actually seemingly dies.
But that was revealed one episode later….providing a major cliffhanger.
As I already knew she would be in season 2….I wasn’t surprised….but imagining watching the show back then when it first aired….they surely tortured the audience quite well. 😉
If you don’t know these ones yet….you are very lucky as you now will see some great cosplay pictures!
And the chances are quite high that you will love these pictures 😉
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I don’t think I have promised too much! 😉
The model looks stunning and I really like the costume! The cowl is really good as well.
I LOVE all the secret identity issues in many of the pictures. Looks like villainess Punchline found out somehow that Batgirl is Barbara Gordon, as we only have these pictures…we have to speculate how she did it.
The third picture is soooo great, Punchline with pictures of Batgirl and Barbara Gordon….while Batgirl has her cowl in her hands as she masks…or unmasks(?)….herself.
Pictures 6 and 7 are ….well…..fantastic! I love how Punchline presents the cowl of Batgirl triumphantly while the battle-bruised Batgirl realizes the predicament she is now in!
As Punchline knows her secret identity she is now totally at her mercy. Of course, there would be a way out of it for Batgirl if she can free herself…..but as a heroine, she can’t really kill a villain. Or can she? 😉
The last picture isn’t from that storyline, but I just love it as well!
Batgirl tied up, fighting against her restraints…while Harley and Poison Ivy are playing with her 😉
Love how Harley yanks at one Bat-ear while her other hand is toying with the chin strap of Batgirl’s cowl!
Looks like these two are curious……to find out who is hiding underneath that mask!
What I would give to have such a scene in a movie or TV show!!!! But sadly the big majority of the villains are not curious enough to unmask the hero/heroine.
And if they find out who is behind the mask….they do it without yanking the mask off (I hate when that happens).
For today I got 2 rather short scenes, but interesting stuff.
In the first scene Flashs cowl gets damaged. The rubber of his mask gets ripped in some places. I love it when masks gets damaged….and now imagine a woman behind that cowl…. 🙂
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Here is the video:
And I have another short scene for you.
James Olsen talks with Supergirl about his plans of unmasking himself (as he is masked vigilante Guardian) and why Supergirl needs to keep her secret identity (that brilliant ….”glasses + different hairstyle”- disguise…. 😉 )
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Here is the video:
Yeah, how much I wish Supergirl would wear a mask… I like her disguise as Kara. And the fact that she really cares about not being exposed as being Supergirl.
It’s always a little thrill to me that she might be exposed and outed as Supergirl.
Especially that Lena Luthor might find out….she really likes Kara, but has pretty big problems lately with Supergirl…
Let’s see how long Supergirl can protect her secret from Lena. 😉