Batwoman(S01E17) “A Narrow Escape”

Alright my readers this episode was a great episode. Also welcome back from our coronavirus hiatus. So let’s get to this review!

So in this episode we see Kate/Batwoman (Ruby Rose) having troubles with guilt over what she did two episodes ago to Cartwright. I figured we would have to see Kate fighting with guilt in some way. Kate wasn’t the only one dealing with issues. Luke (Camrus Johnson) was doing some training of his own. Luke has many reasons to why he was training, main one though finding the real killer who killed his father.

The weekly villain in this episode is The Detonator/ Agent Robles (Nathan Witte) and we have some comic book history. In the comics, The Detonator was an assassin who worked for The League of Assassin’s in a group known as Seven Men of Death. In the comics The Detonator is a Robin villain, which is interesting to see a villain from Robin’s gallery to get some attention.

This is something you have to ask yourself. Why did Tommy Elliot (Gabriel Mann) want Lucius or Luke Fox dead? I know Detonator said it was because of a journal. Luke even said the only journals his dad kept were inventions of Bruce/Batman gadgets that have and haven’t yet been made. So why would Tommy want it?

Speaking of Tommy, it seems like his time in Arkham has been difficult. His time in Arkham is what’s crafting him to become the supervillain Hush. We’ve already seen his obsession for Bruce Wayne get fifty times amplified. Sooner or later we will see the rise of Hush.

In Arkham we also saw some villains that Batwoman put away during this season. Such as, Magpie (Rachel Mathews) I’m actually glad we got to see her again. I’m sure there are others there too but the only one they revealed in this episode is Magpie. Maybe we will see some others reappear in future episodes, I sure hope so.

As for Alice (Rachel Skarsten) and Mouse (Sam Littlefield) seems like they are already planning a jail break with maybe some teamwork from other inmates. I honestly hope we see a team up featuring Nocturna and Magpie. I mean it would be a real challenge for us to see both Nocturna and Magpie against Batwoman. But I suppose we will see who pops up in next weeks episode.

In my opinion this episode was fantastic; it had so much great moments in the episode. I absolutely loved how Tommy in the episode threw in easter egg hints for us viewers. For instance, a woman who thinks she’s a cat, can be translated as Catwoman or Catgirl. There were others but I don’t exactly remember them.

For next week I genuinely hope we see a cool team up of villains from Arkham. It would be interesting to see how Batwoman manages against two villains that are simultaneously attacking her. I suppose we shall see soon enough!

Next Episode: Batwoman(S01E18) “If You Believe in Me, I’ll Believe in You” airs Sunday May 3, 2020 at 8/7c on The CW