NEWS | Spoiler-Free Review of 'Batwoman' Season 2 Premiere - Javicia Leslie Archives was able to watch the first two episodes of the second season and posted their non-spoiler review of what to look forward to. You can check it out at their website, or below.

What happened to Kate Kane? It’s the biggest question on everyone’s minds, and of course, the aptly named episode title to kick the season off. We’re also introduced to Ryan Wilder, and get to find out quite a bit about her in the first two eps and how she got to where she is, including how she got hold of the Batsuit.

The new episodes spend some time establishing both Ryan’s place in Gotham, while also giving us time to see what everyone is up to from the previous season. It serves as a good refresher considering the time that has passed due to COVID delay, and establishes who our main players are going to be.

At the same time, the new excitement is somewhat marred by some missteps in terms of pacing. Some things seem to be happening way too fast in terms of how the plot is advancing, and some way too slow, particularly with characterization.

Despite that, the cast is top-notch. The returning actors bring plenty of nuance to their characters, and Javicia Leslie is certainly playing Batwoman as her own person, and she plays it wonderfully, and I’m excited to see how else she’ll shape the new iteration of the hero.

Of course, the story wouldn’t be complete without the villains. We’ll get to see plenty of Alice, and how she’s taking Kate’s disappearance. This will definitely change her plans for revenge. She also won’t be the only villain taking the center stage, as we’ve got the threat from Safiyah that was hinted at last season.
One thing is clear: this season’s theme is hope, in all forms and types. It definitely sets the stage for what will surely be a great new season.

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