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Season 1 episodes (20)

1 Pilot
Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane soars through the shadowed streets of Gotham as Batwoman in the series premiere.
2 The Rabbit Hole
Back in Gotham, battling Alice and the Wonderland Gang from the shadows, Kate Kane continues to be haunted by the events surrounding her sister’s death 15 years earlier. While the city holds on to hope that Batman has returned, Jacob Kane and the Crows up the stakes trying to take down the villainous crew. Kate continues to look to Bruce Wayne’s legacy for guidance as Luke Fox inadvertently gets pulled into Batwoman’s vigilante heroics. Sophie and Kate are forced to team up, while Mary finds herself in Alice’s crosshairs.
3 Down, Down, Down
As the city waits impatiently for another visit from who they think is Batman, Alice continues to taunt Kate with a secret but also sets her sights on Jacob and Catherine. Kate is visited by Tommy Elliot (guest star GABRIEL MANN), a childhood friend of her cousin who has finally realized his lifelong dream of being wealthier than Bruce Wayne and throws a party so all of Gotham can celebrate his success. Mary gets an unexpected new bestie when Sophie is assigned to protect her. Luke and Kate work together to uncover who may have taken a valuable weapon from Batman’s arsenal. And as Batwoman faces a new enemy, Kate realizes she must either walk away from her new role or fully embrace the mantle as Gotham’s new hope.
4 Who Are You?
A new villain with an eye for all things that sparkle drops in on the city. Kate attempts to find a balance between her personal life and her new role as Gotham’s guardian. Catherine has an uncomfortable encounter with Alice who always seems to be one step ahead of the Kane family. Batwoman pays fangirl Mary a visit to ask for a favor. Meanwhile, Jacob and Sophie try to piece together who was after their prisoner. Luke continues to finetune Batwoman’s arsenal of weapons as the pair track their unwelcome visitor and discover she has more sinister plans than snatching shiny objects.
5 Mine Is a Long and a Sad Tale
Alice takes Kate down the sad, winding road of her life in the days after the accident as Jacob and Sophie attempt to track them. Meanwhile, Mary has an argument with Catherine which sends her looking for Kate at Wayne Tower – but instead, she becomes unwelcome company for Luke.
6 I'll Be Judge, I'll Be Jury
A disturbing death has Gotham reeling and the city reaches out for their new vigilante hero. Luke confides in Kate, while Sophie asks Jacob for a special assignment. Meanwhile, Alice continues her nefarious plot against the Kanes, with Catherine being a conduit to part of her plan. And Batwoman pays another visit to Mary.
7 Tell Me the Truth
Kate and Sophie must reconcile with their past as Kate questions just how much she can trust her former lover. Kate and Luke have an encounter with an old friend. Mary grapples with the fate of the Kane family as Catherine seeks Jacob’s help. Alice and a new cohort are in on yet another nefarious plan, but her motives are more than they seem.
8 A Mad Tea-Party
Kate and Alice continue their sister/nemesis dance, while Alice and Mouse (recurring guest star SAM LITTLEFIELD) construct their most evil plan yet. Mary invites Kate to a special event honoring Catherine, and Jacob makes a decision that leaves Kate perplexed.
9 Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part 2
Will the real Clark Kent please stand up? Part Two of the Crisis on Infinite Earths Crossover continues with special guest stars TOM WELLING, ERICA DURANCE and KEVIN CONROY. The group uses Ray Palmer’s (guest star BRANDON ROUTH) invention to track new recruits to help save the universe. The Monitor (guest star LAMONICA GARRETT) sends Iris West-Allen (guest star CANDICE PATTON), Clark Kent (guest star TYLER HOECHLIN) and Lois Lane (guest star ELIZABETH TULLOCH) in search of a mysterious Kryptonian, while Kate and Kara Danvers (guest star MELISSA BENOIST) head out to find Bruce Wayne (Kevin Conroy). In addition, Mia Smoak (guest star KATHERINE McNAMARA) challenges Sara Lance (guest star CAITY LOTZ); Mick Rory (guest star DOMINIC PURCELL) discovers a hidden talent; and Lex Luthor (guest star JON CRYER) returns.
10 How Queer Everything is Today!
While Gotham busies itself reacting to Batwoman’s awkward encounter, Alice celebrates her ultimate act of vengeance with Mouse. A devastated Mary focuses on Jacob Kane’s trial, while Sophie seeks advice about her love life from someone unexpected. As they tackle the newest threat to Gotham, Luke prioritizes protecting Batwoman’s secret, and Kate must decide what she is willing to do to honor Batwoman’s identity...and her own.
11 An Un-Birthday Present
On the Kane sisters’ birthday, Kate and Alice contend with demons from the past. And an unexpected guest makes a surprise appearance in Gotham.
12 Take Your Choice
As Kate is pulled between two sisters, Luke and Mary are tasked with finding the cause behind Beth’s debilitating headaches. A visitor delivers some good news to Jacob, while Sophie takes her new role to the extreme and Alice makes a devastating discovery.
13 Drink Me
A new villain sinks her teeth into Gotham and The Hold Up opens in grand fashion. Sophie reluctantly requests that Batwoman keep her distance knowing their interactions could compromise her career.
14 Grinning From Ear to Ear
Batwoman and Luke are on the trail of a villain targeting social media mavens. Meanwhile, Sophie gets an unexpected visit from her mother, and Mary offers her expertise to assist Kate. Then, Jacob Kane is approached to make good on a favor, while Alice focuses on her plans for retribution.
15 Off With Her Head
More of Alice’s dark past is uncovered when August Cartwright (guest star JOHN EMMET TRACY) shares a twisted story with Kate while Jacob goes searching for his wayward daughter. Measnwhile, Mary and Luke follow a lead on Beth’s killer.
16 Through the Looking Glass
Kate begins to question her instincts and Luke gets upsetting news. Then, Alice seeks her sister’s help with a special task.
17 A Narrow Escape
Batwoman encounters a new challenge when an old villain resurfaces, testing the heroics of Gotham’s most stand-up citizens. Meanwhile, Alice’s limits are tested. The Vampire Diaries star PAUL WESLEY directs.
18 If You Believe In Me, I'll Believe In You
Batwoman enlists Luke and Julia Pennyworth (recurring guest star CHRISTINA WOLFE) for an undercover mission to recover one of the most important items from her cousin’s arsenal. While Alice continues developing her devious plans within Arkham’s walls, she gets an unexpected visit from Jacob Kane who needs her help. Meanwhile, Mary tries to prove herself to Kate. As Sophie gets closer to a co-worker, Kate reunites with an old flame.
19 A Secret Kept From All the Rest
When members of Gotham's intelligentsia begin disappearing, Commander Kane, Sophie and the Crows go searching for the newest homicidal threat to the city. In the meantime, Kate is consumed with someone’s betrayal and starts questioning the loyalty of everyone around her just when she needs them most. So, when Luke and Julia go missing, Batwoman must rely on Mary and a former foe to deploy her rescue mission. Meanwhile, Alice enlists Tommy Elliot to help acquire an elusive item that her sister also seeks.
20 O, Mouse!
When one of Gotham’s former heroes returns to his old stomping grounds to settle a score, both Batwoman and Commander Kane find themselves on the defensive. Meanwhile, Alice has uncovered what could finally take down Batwoman, but she is losing hold on her partners Mouse and Hush (guest star GABRIEL MANN), sending her spiraling into her most wicked self. Luke immediately focuses on finding a way to protect Batwoman from Alice, and Mary finally has a chance to be the sister Kate has needed all along. New information surfaces, forcing Julia to warn Sophie about the person pulling the strings. And in a final standoff, Commander Kane refuses to retreat from his war on Batwoman, which finds Kate more than heartbroken by her father’s choices in the first season finale.

About this show

Kate Kane never planned to be Gotham’s new vigilante. After Batman disappeared, Gotham was in despair. Until she returned. Armed with a passion for justice and a flair for speaking her mind, she soars through the shadowed streets of Gotham as Batwoman. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, she must first overcome her own demons before becoming Gotham’s symbol of hope.

Ratings and reviews

319 reviews
Jacques James
June 15, 2020
"Batwoman" had enough lovable elements to compel me to give it 5 stars. This doesn't mean that it didn't have its weak points. For example, in the 60s series of Batman (with Adam West and Burt Ward), Batgirl was the commissioner's daughter. Who, exactly, are the Crows? Hard to believe that the primary law enforcement agency in Gotham is a private company. Other believability issues are the whole multiverse subplot - as if the social context for the plot was not complex enough; and there is even the intern, who inexplicably relinquishes her promising career as a dedicated medical professional, in order to follow Batwoman's rising star. Ugh. The details cried out for help. And yet, Ruby Rose's imperfect Batwoman character struck a quite dissonant-but-jazzy set of chords. I loved the way Kate walked; so cocky and unassuming. Her diabolical sister, Alice, was not quite Heath Ledger's Joker, but there were some very serious cathexes involved throughout the series, so I must give that character an 'outstanding' in terms of portrayal. Nonetheless, there must be an influx of additional bad guys to sustain this series. Will season 2 (if there is one) perhaps include an array of characters worthy of a superhero, instead of only the superhero's sister?
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Zyra L. F.
May 24, 2020
Poorly written soapopera with headache inducing fight scenes interspersed with all the bland acting+bed hopping. An insult to the DC characters used, an insult to all women, men, sexualities, ethnicities and agendas. Hell, BWs introduced in the crossover by immediately punching the 1st one to speak to her-so angry, no honour. Stick to Flash +Arrow for the characters, cb heroes, secrets/ drama, try overcrowded Legends of Tom for feelings+bed hopping. Spitting up 22 ep seasons ruins
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January 2, 2022
The 1st season was great. It was leading into something good. But then Ruby Rose left. Unfortunate, but I could accept assuming they were gonna just simply recast Kate Kane and pick up where they left off. But instead they create this whole new never existed character and try to pass her off as a Kate knockoff and go into his whole mess of complicated and unnecessary new plot lines and it’s ridiculous. This was supposed to be about Kate Kane and her journey and character to greatness. This is the worst and it’s not getting any better.
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