Season 2 Episode 3 – As Ryan continues to prove herself as Batwoman, she encounters the challenge of living a double life; Luke continues to have reservations about Ryan; Victor Szasz slashes his way through the city streets; Safiyah takes notice of Alice’s antics.
What I Liked
1. The first scene brought to us by Victor Zsasz, and the show wasted no time in showing us how brutal he can be. With a literal body count of his killings carved into his own skin.
2. Alice and Sophie have both been taken by Safiyah as we catch our first glimpse of her. As Alice prepares to take her out, Safiyah tells her that she is not the one who blew up Kates plane and that somebody just wants her to think that. It was also brought to light during this scene that Alice was Safiyah’s “student”.
3. Ryan comes face to face with Victor Zsasz and as she prepares for a fight he wastes no time at firing a missile at her. With her plan falling through Ryan decides to find out who hired him by paying him another visit, but this time as herself. She gets close enough to copy the data on his phone, revealing that it was Sofiyah that has hired him.
4. Victor has been hired to kill Mary, as she has something called the Desert Rose, which belonged to Safiyah. This was the cure that was given out for the Bat toxin, but it appears that it can cure much more than that.
5. Kate’s phone has been recovered and her dad stumbles across a picture that was created by Jack Napier. Jack Napier is believed to be The Joker.
What I Disliked
1. As Victor and Mary come face to face, Ryan arrives just in time. However the fight scene between the two was absolutely apalling and barley lasted two seconds.
2. I hate to be the one to say it, but for me personally I do not like the new suit. I cant specify my reasons, but it just didn’t sit right with me.
Safiyah and Alice bump heads again over dinner, and just as you think one may kill the other, Safiyah pulls Kate’s necklace out of her pocket, telling Alice she has her sister. I love the fact even though Ruby Rose has left her role, Kate Kane’s story is still incredibly interesting.
Victor Zsasz is fully deserving this week. I didn’t like the way he went out which seemingly felt so quick and easy, the character was portrayed in such a great way. The tattoos, the attitude it all just fit together perfectly.
This episode had high points and low points. The ending certainly didn’t do Victor Zsasz justice as those who know him would expect more, and the fight scene for Ryan was well below average. However, the story of Safiyah, Alice, and even Kate did make the episode an interesting one.