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Time Off for Good Behavior Recap

Welcome back Batwoman fans! Today marks one of only two brand new episodes of Batwoman this month! We hoped you enjoyed the exclusive clip we were able to feature for you this episode. That came courtesy of The CW, so we want to extend a special thank you to them for that clip. Aside from Julia putting Alice in her place, there was a lot to look forward to in tonight's all new episode. With Ryan back being healthy and The False Face Society ramping up their hold on Gotham, The Crows and Team Batwoman doubled their focus on bringing down the criminal organization. That of course led to some overlap, here's what stood out to us:

  1. Batwoman Declares War on the False Face Society: Batwoman has been able to target several distribution centers of Snake Bite owned by the False Face Society. Batwoman takes the mic of a local reporter to call out Black Mask. An armed assailant attacks Jacob and injects him with Snakebite. He hallucinates finding and saving Beth. Ryan visits her ex in prison and then we cut to the launch of the community center. Before the doors even open for the kids, someone comes in and fires a lightning gun destroying the walls.
  2. Killavolt: The community center has to close before it opens because of this new villain named, Killavolt. Batwoman is on the hunt. Julia is summoned by Alice and the two align looking for Enigma. Jacob seeks more information about Snakebite since his hallucination. The doctor immediately sees he's taken the drug before. It allows you to realign your memories and undo your biggest regrets. Even with Jacob not voluntarily taking the drug, the doctor says he'll need her help. Batwoman seeking information on Killavolt, is attacked by him and she rushes to engage.
  3. Who's Killavolt? Batwoman prevails against Killavolt but his identity remains unknown. She takes her informant to Mary's clinic to get help. He'll survive. Jacob explains what he felt with Snakebite and why he is craving it again. His counselor notes that he should focus on the relationship with the daughter he still has. Ryan goes to visit the criminal they think is Killavolt but Luke can confirm it isn't him. He was in his cell.
  4. Prison with a Revolving Door: Batwoman is able to discover that the privately owned prison facility is letting out prisoners to attack community centers so that they don't decrease the potential new criminals. Upon doing this, they get early parole. Roman goes to visit Jacob and turns in another dose of Snakebite. He is tempting Jacob to use it. Julia goes to confront the doctor that's been treating Jacob and calls her out as Enigma. The two begin to battle but Enigma seems to have the upper hand.
  5. Luke The Hero: Batwoman goes to confront the Prison owner. He is surveying his new property where he is building another prison. He calls for a security team when Batwoman gets the drop on him. It turns out that all the security have Killavolt weapons and that proves too much for the Batsuit. Ryan is able to evade as best she can. Just as the firing squad lines up for the kill, Luke shows up and takes them out and saves Batwoman!

In the final wrap up moments, Alice investigates Enigma's private office. She finds that Jacob was there and she listens to Jacob's counseling session. Alice doesn't forgive Jacob, forgetting is easier with Enigma's help. Mary discharges the journalist who brought down the Prison owner with Batwoman's help. Mary wants to open the clinic again. Jacob goes to offer his help. Mary isn't quick to forgive though. Julia puts in for a transfer to Berlin. Is this the work of Enigma? Sophie goes to visit Ryan to tell her that Angelique is being moved to witness protection now that she gave up the names of the true killers. With Mary's dismissal at the clinic, Jacob heads back to his office and uses the Snakebite that Roman brought. Ryan speaks to Angelique as she is moved to a secure location but the False Face Society is there to kidnap her.

What do you think might be coming next? Let us know what you think in the comments below and in the forum! Don't forget to follow us on Twitter.

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#15 RE: Time Off for Good Behavior Recapathena69 2021-04-15 19:13
And, I don't think Wallis's appearance on the show will be a slow reveal. I think she's going to show up in Gotham, with her new brainwashed identity, and she's going to interact with our characters, carrying out Black Mask's nefarious agenda, before they realize who she really is. Maybe, she'll even be the new GCPD Commissioner?!? (Why else would BM go to the trouble of assassinating the old one if not to replace him with someone he could control?)

- OR - A new super villain / vigilante shows up, kicks Batwoman's ass, and later when she takes off her mask, we see Wallis.

As for the other Arrowverse shows (in no particular order):
Supergirl: I like the two episodes that have aired so far, particularly Lena's character.
Flash: I kinda liked Eve as a character, but didn't like the Mirrorverse storyline. I'm liking the new storyline with the other "Forces".
S&L: I watched the first few episodes - I'm just not into parenting and teenage angst.
Legends: I *love* anything campy!
BL: Was never able to get into the show - the "oppressive government" setting is depressing. :/ And you say it's gotten darker?!? [shudder]
Kung Fu: Okay, not Arrowverse, but I like it.

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(stupid 2000 character limit!)
#14 RE: Time Off for Good Behavior Recapathena69 2021-04-15 19:11
Quoting CatPat:
I do wonder if Angelique even knows Ocean's formula for Snakebite, as supply is running out. I assume we haven't seen the last of Ocean or Safiyah.
Black Mask didn't nab Angelique to kill her - the fact that she has the snakebite recipe is the only thing keeping her alive. Otherwise, they can't have a love triangle with her, Ryan and Jordan. ;-)

Quoting CatPat:
I am sticking with it to see if it improves, but unfortunately my excitement for the show has diminished considerably over the course of season 2.
Same here. I've been keeping up with the show, since the rest of the original cast is still there, as are the writers, so I was expecting the same quality. Unfortunately, I don't care about any of the new characters, including Ryan. Even Alice has been... less than Alice. If truth be told, after ep#207, I was ready to give up on the show. It's only because Kate is returning (and Wallis Day) that I'm holding out for a better second half.

I finally put my finger on (one of the reasons) why I like Kate so much. Her character is much more fleshed out - she has a sharp wit, a sense of humor (e.g. the rapid-fire banter with Luke), and a lot of self-confidence - all traits I admire. Ryan comes across as not very assertive, has a chip on her shoulder, and spent a lot of the first 8 episodes whining (traits I find off-putting). Overall, her character is still a two-dimensional. Maybe Carolyn had a very clear picture of Kate when they started the show, but perhaps the writers are still trying to find their footing with Ryan?

At any rate, it's hard to watch a show where the character that gets the lion's share of airtime is one that I find annoying. I am hoping Kate will have a prominent role again (even if she has to share the spotlight with Ryan), and Carolyn will be back to writing a character she knows, and things will improve accordingly. I just hope we get to see Wallis sooner than later!
#13 RE: Time Off for Good Behavior RecapCatPat 2021-04-15 14:35
@Siggi...You get really cross when I point out any weakness in the series. Telling me to" take off my Kate Kane glasses" was insulting. I do not share your enthusiasm, but I don't respond to your posts and point out how you are over praising content that is obviously lacking. I deserve that same respect and right to post my thoughts.

Both Flash and Batwoman are below expectations for me this season. I was very vocal about the terrible Mirrorverse arc on Flash. The recent two outings of Flash did show signs of improvement. Batwoman takes a step forward, then backtracks. Ryan, the character, is a weak substitute for Kate. That has nothing to do with the respective actresses. That is my opinion.

S&L has been very solid and Supergirl has cleverly worked around Melissa's maternity leave with the engaging Phantom Zone arc. These are the best of Arrowverse this season for me...

BL is darker and more pessimistic and had its own recasting bump, but otherwise it is pretty consistent quality wise. Middle of the pack.

Legends and Stargirl have yet to premiere. The latter also had an excellent season 1.

So right now Batwoman is coming in 4th for me of the 5 Arrowverse shows that have aired. A big drop from season 1. I won't give praise where I don't see it. I give praise where it is due. I thought the season premiere did a good job setting up the transition, while not liking the decision to go in this direction. I love Rachel Skarsten. I give praise when earned.
#12 RE: Time Off for Good Behavior RecapSiggi 2021-04-15 11:42
Quoting CatPat:

You are free to assess the show how you see it, but calling every episode a 6 out of 6 isn't accurate in my opinion and I think you know it. Glad you are so reved up, but please don't insult or dismiss my opinion. I am sure I am not the only one who feels this way about it. .. Season 2 pales in comparison to season 1 and 10 episodes in is enough to see it. I think I will leave the Kate Kane glasses on, as they are a better Batwoman fit... for me anyway. Again, glad you are enjoying it. But, I find it somewhat disappointing overall. It has dropped from my favorite Arrowverse show down to next to last least favorite.


I NEVER said every episode was a 6 out of 6!
In my reviews that are in the forum, my range in season 2 is from 3.5 to 4.5 out of 5....so far........ much like with season 1.
And I also don't "insult" your opinion...whatever that means exactly. Of course, you can have your opinion, never doubted that.
This one is your least favorite Arrowverse show now?
We are on very different opinions there.
Batwoman is easily my favorite. Was also my favorite last year, and that hasn't changed.
Black Lightning is much weaker this year in comparison to past seasons.
Same for the Flash, this season is really far below average...so far. And season 6 wasn't good either with that whole Mirrorverse craziness.
Legends of Tomorrow is barely watchable for me I only watch it because it's part of the Arrowverse and has a funny episode from time to time. Don't expect that to change.
Superman&Lois is quite good so far....entertaining.
Supergirl....too early to say.
#11 RE: Time Off for Good Behavior RecapCatPat 2021-04-15 10:49
Quoting Siggi:
Quoting CatPat:

...... Even compared to just the first 10 epusodes of season 1, this season has felt like filler episode after filler episode. ..............


? What? You need to put down your Kate Kane glasses from time to time ;-)
I love season 1, but it actually had quite some filler episodes with the "villain of the week", where the overall story moved only a little in the background.
In season 2 the story moved in nearly every episode. Ok, in some better than in others, but there was practically no filler episodes. The episodes were important either in the search for Kate and/or to Ryan development to become Batwoman. Plus the Snakebite storyline was introduced already. And now we have several storylines incl. Kate and Black Mask.


You are free to assess the show how you see it, but calling every episode a 6 out of 6 isn't accurate in my opinion and I think you know it. Glad you are so reved up, but please don't insult or dismiss my opinion. I am sure I am not the only one who feels this way about it. .. Season 2 pales in comparison to season 1 and 10 episodes in is enough to see it. I think I will leave the Kate Kane glasses on, as they are a better Batwoman fit... for me anyway. Again, glad you are enjoying it. But, I find it somewhat disappointing overall. It has dropped from my favorite Arrowverse show down to next to last least favorite.
#10 RE: Time Off for Good Behavior RecapSiggi 2021-04-15 09:52
Quoting CatPat:

...... Even compared to just the first 10 epusodes of season 1, this season has felt like filler episode after filler episode. ..............


? What? You need to put down your Kate Kane glasses from time to time ;-)
I love season 1, but it actually had quite some filler episodes with the "villain of the week", where the overall story moved only a little in the background.
In season 2 the story moved in nearly every episode. Ok, in some better than in others, but there was practically no filler episodes. The episodes were important either in the search for Kate and/or to Ryan development to become Batwoman. Plus the Snakebite storyline was introduced already. And now we have several storylines incl. Kate and Black Mask.
#9 RE: Time Off for Good Behavior RecapCatPat 2021-04-15 03:54
Quoting athena69:


Quoting CatPat:
Some good parts that further propel the story, but overall not a particularly strong episode... somewhat 50/50 or 3/6 stars. A little more Julia and Alice or another Kate tease may have elevated it to 4 stars.

Agreed! They tease us with Kate still being alive in #208. Then they let us in on the secret that she's being held prisoner by Black Mask, and brainwashed by Enigma in #209. And then... NOTHING?!? WTF?!? The writers were pretty good last year about not dragging out plot lines, and actually having things move forward at a nice clip. They seem to have stumbled a bit this season.

Quoting CatPat:
I enjoyed season 1 so much more.

Season 1 was decidedly better than the ten episodes we've seen so far. Even just the first half of Season 1! Not saying season 2 is totally without merit - there have been a few (too few) good scenes. Alice in Enigma's office being one of them.
But then, the whole "what happened to Kate Kane" story line was just a cruel reminder that there was no more Kate Kane. And given that we've barely had more than 60 seconds of "Kate's still alive" screen time (with no sighting of Wallis), we're still waiting for that storyline to take off!



Totally agree... last season was a well oiled "bat" machine, well paced entertainment-filled episodes. No dragging, straight to business... the best in Arrowverse in that regard. Even compared to just the first 10 epusodes of season 1, this season has felt like filler episode after filler episode. It does have its moments, mostly thanks to Rachel Skarsten, but overall very disappointing comparatively. I am sticking with it to see if it improves, but unfortunately my excitement for the show has diminished considerably over the course of season 2.
#8 RE: Time Off for Good Behavior RecapSiggi 2021-04-15 01:06
Quoting athena69:

Agreed! They tease us with Kate still being alive in #208. Then they let us in on the secret that she's being held prisoner by Black Mask, and brainwashed by Enigma in #209. And then... NOTHING?!? WTF?!? The writers were pretty good last year about not dragging out plot lines, and actually having things move forward at a nice clip. They seem to have stumbled a bit this season.


Good things will come to those who can wait :lol: ;-)
I think the "big" Kate scenes will come towards the end of the season. But yeah, I hope they build up that storyline in the next episodes and actually show Wallis Day. Perhaps with a suspenseful "take the bandages off verrry slowly" moment. ;-)
And regarding dragging out plot lines. Well, season 1 had some filler episodes with the "villain of the week" that didn't move the overall storyline ahead. I enjoyed these as well, as I don't mind that format.
The whole "finding Kate" storyline could have been a little shorter, but it I like that even there the Black Mask/Snakebite storyline was already present. And the Kate storyline is now starting rather slow...but it will lead to a BIG conclusion, that's for sure....
I will (fully) compare season 2 with season 1 once the season is finished, that makes the most sense to me.
But so far I enjoy season 2 big time....
#7 RE: Time Off for Good Behavior RecapCatPat 2021-04-14 17:50
I do wonder if Angelique even knows Ocean's formula for Snakebite, as supply is running out. I assume we haven't seen the last of Ocean or Safiyah. I guess we will learn more next week.
#6 RE: Time Off for Good Behavior RecapCatPat 2021-04-14 17:47
Quoting athena69:
Quoting Siggi:
[quote name="CatPat"]I was curious about Enigma's cane. I figured it was a weapon, but didn't think it would be a stash for snake bite.

I am quite sure that wasn't snakebite in that cane. Snakebite comes in 2 syringes filled with different colored liquids.

Regardless of color, it wouldn't make sense that she would be carrying Snakebite - that doesn't erase one's memories, quite the opposite, apparently. Most likely it's something to put the person into a deep, suggestible, mind-altering trance.

Yes, you and Siggi are both correct. Snakebike is mind altering, not mind erasing. My bad on that... didn't think it through.


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