Batwoman(S01E12) “Take Your Choice”

Alright ladies and gentleman, we had a great episode brought to us tonight and it was great! Many things that happened in this episode, but waiting three weeks for this episode was definitely worth it! Let’s get to this review!

In this episode, we finally saw what Alice (Rachel Skarsten) would do to save herself from death. Especially the one she was having to fight was another Earth Beth (Rachel Skarsten). It was especially a hard call to make for Kate/Batwoman (Ruby Rose) because she was going to ultimately feel the loss the hardest. We would’ve loved a do-over with Beth to happen and then have a whole lot of people explain how Beth was herself.  In a way, it had almost became that kind of reality.

In the end, it was Alice who reigned victorious and poor Luke (Camrus Johnson) now had two people die in his arms from a gun assailant. The first being his father all those years ago and now poor, innocent Beth. Is Luke going to be the one holding the record for cradling the most dead people in his arms? I’m not trying to say anything bad about the character, I’m just sympathizing that he’s having bad luck.

All of this makes us wonder if this death will inspire Luke to become Batwing? Or at least start creating his suit secretly and keep it hidden from Kate until he feels it’s the right time? Eventually, Luke will join Kate in the field as her sidekick or something else.

Now as for quite the twist, I would never have guessed that John Doe/Mouse ‘s (Sam Littlefield) father, August Cartwright (John Tracy), would be in disguise as the respected Dr. Campbell (Sebastian Roche). It was an unexpected surprise, but it was also to pave the way for Tommy Elliot becoming Hush. Could Campbell give Tommy the idea of becoming others and then something gets untranslated where it’s taken to the extra step? Hard to say, but it makes for a good theory.

However, it’s because of Campbell that Luke will suffer from the traumatic experience that happened in this episode. Will Campbell be surprised to know that he killed the wrong Beth? Possibly, and when Alice doesn’t find Mouse in his hospital bed, things are going to get interesting for that side of events.

First, Alice has to take into account that her own sister, Kate, was going to let her die. It looks like she isn’t taking it well so far; Alice knocked Kate out with a hit to the head with a needle pan. By the looks of it, things are not going to go well next episode.

The question remains though, if they would’ve kept the other Beth alive, would she have eventually become a new Alice? Or would she have been some kind of scientist that would’ve actually helped make the world a better place? If Alice had been killed off, then she would’ve been replaced by some new big bad before the season was even over.

Next Episode: Batwoman(S01E13) “Drink Me” airs Sunday February 23, 2020 at 8/7c on The CW