I also enjoyed this pilot. It managed to do quite a lot in its running time without feeling like too much was thrown at us or feeling too rushed.
I am all for a major superhero show that has a LGBT lead and Kate is a great hero. She wouldn't compromise who she was to stay in the military academy. She pushed herself to become the best fighter she could so that she could hopefully join the Crows. She has a keen intellect and was able to figure out where Sophie was being held before anyone else.
I'm curious to see if Sophie is bisexual or if she has just repressed her sexuality to make it easier to get by in society.
It was sad that Kate doesn't have her final Batwoman costume yet. I hope it won't be too long before she dons it.
I wasn't sure if Alice was supposed to be insane ala Joker and Harley Quinn or if she was just play acting. Either way she didn't come across as truly psycho and I just wasn't feeling her as a villain. I'm hoping she will get better as the season progresses. It was nice that they didn't drag out that she was Kate's sister.
Mary being more than just a vapid social media obsessed young woman was a nice twist and made the character a lot more palatable. I wonder if she will be let in on Kate's secret and join the team? It seems like every Berlanti superhero show has to have all the major characters knowing the identity of the hero and being on their team so I'm just assuming that will happen here.
Something I really appreciated was the detail that Kate’s family was lost because of Batman trying to do too much, and ultimately failing. Truly a rarity in Batman lore, and something that reminds us that he is only a man with his limitations, something I suspect Batman might have forgotten.
I appreciated that as well. It did seem odd that Luke said Batman could never figure out what went wrong and Kate said something about the bumper or whatever breaking off. That seems like an obvious thing Batman would have known about.
Speaking of the Dark Knight I wonder if the series will address where he is this season or leave it until next season, similar to how Supergirl didn't feature Superman until the second season.
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