Batwoman: Season 1 - spoilers for aired episodes

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  1. Oct 21, 2019 #61 of 100
    cheesesteak

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    That's how I feel about almost all superhero origin stories. Start out in full character, kick butt mode and fill in the boring origin parts as flashbacks.

    I only watched this episode on Sunday night because the Eagles were getting blowed out by the Cowboys in Dallas and I couldn't watch it any more. I'm not sure which experience was worse.
     
  2. Oct 21, 2019 #62 of 100
    Pokemon_Dad

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    Hah! No, because she doesn't take most of the hour describing every character involved in the story, not getting to the point until you're almost ready to give up. In Batwoman, that's what the rest of the show is like though.
     
  3. Oct 21, 2019 #63 of 100
    Turtleboy

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    Heh.

    Except it is her.
     
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  4. Oct 21, 2019 #64 of 100
    Pokemon_Dad

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    OK, it's her. But clearly someone else is writing this script... and they got it backwards. :)

    Rachel Maddow Joins The CW's 'Batwoman' (Exclusive)

    Maddow has tweeted, "My character is soooo not me; turns out playing her is one of the most fun things I've ever done".
     
  5. Oct 21, 2019 #65 of 100
    JYoung

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    In the comics, Tommy Elliot is a major Batman baddie known as Hush.
    With the aid of the Riddler (which was pretty much stated in this episode), he found out that Bruce Wayne is Batman and decided to take revenge on his childhood friend.
    So he has resources and hate on his side and could have paid off someone to find out.

    It's strange because they did correctly tell Tommy's backstory as to why he hates Bruce Wayne but pretty much treated him as a throwaway villain.
     
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  6. Oct 22, 2019 #66 of 100
    TonyD79

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    It’s been a bit slower than it should’ve been but I wouldn’t want another Arrow flashback show.
     
  7. Oct 22, 2019 #67 of 100
    TonyD79

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    He is a throwaway if he never appears again. Not a throwaway yet.
     
  8. Oct 22, 2019 #68 of 100
    JYoung

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    I said "pretty much".
    Yes, he can always come back but it didn't feel to me like that was what they were working towards.

    Otherwise, you can easily substitute in Calendar Man, Kite Man, Killer Moth, or even Condiment King, rejigger the script a tad to eliminate them knowing Bruce is Batman (he heard about the rail gun through sources and decided to steal it to use on "Batman") and it's pretty much the same episode.
     
  9. Oct 23, 2019 #69 of 100
    cheesesteak

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    I thought it was kinda odd that regular GCPD officers were investigating Bruce's secret weapons depot.
     
  10. Oct 23, 2019 #70 of 100
    JYoung

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    It was a Wayne R&D facility that had weapons.
     
  11. Nov 4, 2019 #71 of 100
    cheesesteak

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    They let Alice and Mouse go? WTF?

    I'm in until the cross over episodes but I think I'll drop this show after that unless it improves dramatically. Kate might be the dumbest crime fighter ever.
     
  12. Nov 4, 2019 #72 of 100
    alpacaboy

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    I kind of liked last night's episode with Alice's origin.
    Usually, I'm a little bored.

    But yeah, after the crossover, I'll reassess whether to keep watching.
     
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  13. Nov 4, 2019 #73 of 100
    Amnesia

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    The other thing about last night's episode is that Batwoman didn't show up at all..
     
  14. Nov 4, 2019 #74 of 100
    Beryl

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    I’m enjoying it but didn’t understand the release of Beth/Alice and Mouse either.
     
  15. Nov 5, 2019 #75 of 100
    alpacaboy

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    Didn't they release Mouse and Alice because Alice was threatening to shoot the Dad some more?
    I don't remember exactly. Honestly, I don't pay full attention.
     
  16. Nov 5, 2019 #76 of 100
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Everybody was threatening to shoot everybody else. It was either both sides let the other go, or there would be a bloodbath.
     
  17. Nov 5, 2019 #77 of 100
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    Sure she did. When she captured Alice in the dark using night vision lenses built into her mask.
     
  18. Nov 5, 2019 #78 of 100
    cheesesteak

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    Wasn't it two guns to one? I'd have taken those odds.
     
  19. Nov 5, 2019 #79 of 100
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    I'm not a Batman fan of any kind. Never got into it except Gotham on CW. So I'm probably missing a lot, but I like this show. Not the greatest ever, but pretty good. :up:
     
  20. Nov 5, 2019 #80 of 100
    TonyD79

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    You don’t really need to know much other than Batman existed at one point.
     
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