Batwoman is taking next Sunday off. But when the show returns, Black Mask (Peter Outerbridge) continues his plan to control Gotham by tying up a few loose ends. Will Ryan (Javicia Leslie) and the rest of the Bat Team be able to pull on those threads before he can put all the pieces in place? Wow. That’s a lot of metaphors for one Bat-baddie, but Sionis is the sort who can pull it off. Also, Julia (Christina Wolfe) tracks down Enigma (Laura Mennell) to determine when and how her memories were altered. Will she learn the truth about Kate (Wallis Day) before the hypnotist pulls the whammy on her?
Meanwhile, we hope a couple of things will occur in light of last night’s episode. 1: This will be the last of Angelique (Bevin Bru) for a good, long while. We get it, she’s bound to Ryan in a way that cannot be broken, but she also feels like a narrative dead end. Perhaps taking the fall for the commissioner’s murder to protect Ryan is the best way to writer her out. 2: Sophie’s (Meagan Tandy) sister Jordan (Keeya King) will be a recurring character. She’s a nice foil for Sophie and, maybe, she will find the right words to make her see the corruption in the Crows. And, finally, we want to see the rot within the Crows turn out to be the bigger bad than even Black Mask. If Sionis is telling the truth about Kate and Crows inadvertently killing his daughter, it puts things in a different perspective. And with the Crows being a private security firm, there is the room to maneuver and discuss issues like de-funding the police and institutional rot without it seeming so raw.
But — as we keep saying — in order to tell that story, the show must decide if Jacob (Dougray Scott) is ultimately a friend or foe.
Batwoman returns April 11th on The CW.