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What Happened to Kate Kane Recap

We can't tell you how good it feels to be back at it! The world knows the pain that has been caused by the Corona virus and beyond all the personal impacts, we all know that the Arrowverse came to an abrupt and somewhat unfulfilling conclusion last year. This couldn't be helped due to the seriousness of the pandemic. Today, however, the Arrowverse returns to our televisions and Ryan Wilder is about to take up the mantle of Batwoman. Last season, Alice turned Tommy Elliot into Bruce Wayne! Her big final plans for Kate were starting to take shape and Tommy was about to reappear as Bruce! So did Tommy make his play? What happened to Kate? Let's get those answers and more as we recap Batwoman season 2 episode 1!

  1. Ryan Wilder: Sitting in her van/home we open on Ryan dreaming/remembering a time when she and her mother were moving into a new apartment. She is startled awake to see a private plane crash! We cut to Luke and Mary who note Kate was returning from National City. She was meeting with Kara Danvers about the Kryptonite. Ryan finds a homeless man injured from the crash and she begins CPR flashing in between a time when she performed the same on her mother. As Ryan sifts through the wreckage she finds the Batsuit while Luke and Mary realize that it was Kate's plane that went down!
  2. Bruce Wayne: Utilizing the crash as pretense, Tommy makes his return as Bruce Wayne. Immediately Tommy is lost as to how to get into the Batcave. Luke finds it odd but doesn't hesitate to take him down into the cave. At the Crows headquarters, Sophie and Julia share a moment of despair not being able to find Kate alive or dead. Sophie thinks Safiyah might be behind the crash but Julia assures Sophie that she knows what Sophie knows, nothing more. Meanwhile Jacob faces the torment of another daughter taken from him. Tommy waltzes through the cave gathering information. He wants the Batsuit.
  3. Batwoman: Ryan puts on the suit and discovers how powerful the suit can be. She hunts down members of the False-Face society to ask for information. Having the suit online means that Luke can track it. Meanwhile, Tommy takes full advantage of his playboy alter-ego. Alice walks into Bruce's mansion where she reveals her master plan. She was going to put the Kryptonite in the eyes of Jacob. The Crows war with Batwoman would have escalated to a stand off with Batwoman and Jacob would have used the Kryptonite to stop Batwoman all too late to realize he killed his own daughter. A pretty shocking plan if she could have pulled it off. Instead she drinks away her sorrow and kills Tommy's consorts at random.
  4. Not Your Batwoman: Luke and Mary hunt down Batwoman and discover it's not Kate but Ryan wearing the suit. We discover that Ryan is hunting down the killer of her adoptive mother. She won't give it up until she gets her vengeance. Tommy heads to the Crows headquarters to tip off Jacob where Alice is. If he can get Alice out of the way, Tommy can steal Bruce's life fully. On his way out he finds Julia. Julia tests him with knowledge about Alfred but Tommy fails. Julia doesn't tip that she knows he isn't Bruce Wayne. Mary begins to investigate Ryan and discovers that it was the Wonderland gang that killed her mother, that's why she wants the suit, to get revenge on Alice. As Ryan learns more about Kate, she sees the hero that Kate really was. Ryan decides to give up the suit. She turns on the tracker so Luke can come get it.
  5. Batmobile: Julia tells Luke and Mary who Bruce really is! Back at the cave, Tommy is able to hunt down and find the Batmobile. With the tracker on, he is on his way to find the suit and take it from Ryan. Jacob goes to confront Alice at Bruce Manor. Alice reveals that Kate was Batwoman all the time! Her big plan isn't possible anymore so this last jab is the only thing Alice can do to hurt Jacob. Shocked by the realization, Alice easily takes the gun from Jacob and walks out. Luke is able to get Ryan on the move and Tommy chases Ryan in the Batmobile. Luke is able to hack into the Batmobile and stop it. This gives Ryan time to get the suit on. Tommy ends up shooting Batwoman with the Kryptonite but it doesn't fully puncture. Tommy smashes Ryan's adoptive mother's ashes by accident and it sends her into a rage. She ends up beating the face off of Tommy who can no longer pretend to be Bruce.

In the final moments of the episode, Ryan returns the suit. Mary and Ryan share a moment and Ryan realizes that the suit is meant for a hero. Julia gives a letter that Kate wrote Sophie. She knows that Sophie was still in love with Kate. In the note, Sophie discovers that Kate was Batwoman. Jacob turns on the bat signal to see no one will come. Alice gets a note from Safiyah taking credit for Kate's plane crash. Alice now has a new enemy to focus on! We end on Ryan examining her wound. She looks like she might be poisoned by the Kryptonite that did get through the suit.

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#8 RE: What Happened to Kate Kane RecapCatPat 2021-01-25 06:54
Quoting Siggi:
Quoting CatPat:
Was the Rachel Maddow narrative dropped for season 2? I kind of liked it.
Thanks Siggi and athena69 for the time references.


Well, I wouldn't say that ....yet. But with that episode I guess there wasn't much to do for her narration.
At least the way they handled the events.



It was back for episode 2.
#7 RE: What Happened to Kate Kane RecapSiggi 2021-01-18 15:09
Quoting CatPat:
Was the Rachel Maddow narrative dropped for season 2? I kind of liked it.
Thanks Siggi and athena69 for the time references.


Well, I wouldn't say that ....yet. But with that episode I guess there wasn't much to do for her narration.
At least the way they handled the events.
#6 RE: What Happened to Kate Kane RecapCatPat 2021-01-18 14:04
Was the Rachel Maddow narrative dropped for season 2? I kind of liked it.

Thanks Siggi and athena69 for the time references.
#5 RE: What Happened to Kate Kane RecapSiggi 2021-01-18 11:31
Quoting CatPat:

Wouldn't Mouse be a bit ripe by now? Do we know how much time passed between seasons?


2 days have passed, so I guess it was ok. That was at least mentioned near the end of the episode as Julia and Sophie had a talk.
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I will leave my detailed review in the forum in the next hours.
#4 RE: What Happened to Kate Kane Recapathena69 2021-01-18 10:32
An alright season opener, definitely had the feel of getting their ducks lined up. This jury is still out on the new chik. It appears that where Kate was about being Out and fair housing, it seems Ryan is going to be about racial inequality. I'm glad they didn't milk the Tommie-as-Bruce plot for more than one episode. And I was right about Alice's plan to kill Kate - even tho she ~wanted~ her sister dead, I liked that she was wearing black to mourn her. Did Safiyah know that Kate was Batwoman (two birds with one stone), or did she just want to get back at Alice? How did Luke not know that the Batmobile was in the batcave? And why is he carrying around a piece of kryptonite in his pocket instead of locking it in a safe?

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Wouldn't Mouse be a bit ripe by now? Do we know how much time passed between seasons?
We know from the first season, that the show has never been terribly great at time continuity. :-* That said, in the scene with Julia and Sophie sitting on the stairs, Sophie says that Julia showed her photos of the two of them being tailed "a few days ago" - that was in #120. Also, the final scene of #120 was Tommie looking in the mirror at his new face - not likely he would want to waste that by staying in hiding. So it's plausible that final scene was only that morning, or the previous night. But yeah, even so, Mouse should ought to be a bit stiff by now!
#3 RE: What Happened to Kate Kane RecapCatPat 2021-01-18 10:14
Quote @comic fan... "Also love the Supergirl connections.Even without a onscreen crossover,there are ways to connect regarding Kate's disappearance.Plus I now think I know how things would of connected if crososovers were possible via the ongoing plot now with Ryan's injury. "

That was a nice touch...
#2 RE: What Happened to Kate Kane Recapcomic fan 2021-01-17 19:02
I thought they did a really good job on this.It set up Ryan pretty well and gave good reason for conflict between the new Batwoman and Alice as well as a good jumping off point for a friebdship to develop between Ryan and Mary.It also did a nice job of writing Kate out of the show.I'm actually happy Jacob and Sophie now know Kate was Batwoman even though they learn in painful ways..

Tommy as Bruce reminded me at times of Christian Bale as Bruce in the Nolan movies.Also happy to hear Alferd is alive especially since he's currently dead in the comics(killed by Bane).Also kind of funny I'm basically going to have a Bat Sunday night starting in March when Pennyworth Season 2 returns for it's back half of the season(episodes 5-10).So I'll have Batwoman at 8pm which has Alfred's daughter in it and 9pm Pennyworth which is about a young Alfred and features Jacob's sister/Kate's aunt Martha as a main character..

Also love the Supergirl connections.Even without a onscreen crossover,there are ways to connect regarding Kate's disappearance.Plus I now think I know how things would of connected if crososovers were possible via the ongoing plot now with Ryan's injury.
#1 RE: What Happened to Kate Kane RecapCatPat 2021-01-17 18:39
A good transitioning episode. Is faux Bruce (Warren Christie) sticking around? I thought Ryan's mom's death was going to be related to Scarecrow. Perhaps he has been removed from the villain lineup previously reported. The Wonderland gang seemed a bit too convenient of a connection considering she also just happened upon the Batsuit. Unlikely coincidence, but convenient story devise I suppose...

Wouldn't Mouse be a bit ripe by now? Do we know how much time passed between seasons?


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