“If You Believe In Me, I’ll Believe In You,” has a dizzying series of reveals and surprises, the return of a character I liked a lot, and a very welcome development with one of the supporting characters.
Kate shockingly broke the hero code (which doesn’t seem to apply to most CW heroes anyway) when she lost it and killed August Cartwright. I’d argue the world is a better place without that psycho, but it’s taking a toll on Kate.
Batwoman’s sixth episode has several surprises where they diverge sharply from most other versions of Gotham City. There are also a few things that touch on some of the movies and even the recent “Gotham” tv series.
I have to give the writers on Batwoman credit for diverging some from the pattern of the other hero shows they’ve done on the CW. They set up the status quo, but didn’t immediately drop into “villain of the week” mode. The background issues are still around, and arguably more important than this week’s villain.
The pilot episode established the basics of what we needed to know about Batwoman, introducing the various characters, some back story, and at least the broad outlines of the status quo.