Batwoman: Season 1, Episode 6 Review

This review contains full spoilers for Batwoman: Season 1, Episode 6. If you need a refresher on where we left off, here’s our review for Season 1, Episode 5.

Batwoman may not have given viewers a lot of incentive to keep watching early on, but the series is slowly but surely coming into its own now, and seems to be finding its groove in Episode 6. Not only is this episode more cohesive in its approach and its ability to balance the ensemble cast, it even manages to counter one of the most common flaws in the Arrowverse.

I’m surely not the only one disappointed the series doesn’t stick closer to the comics in terms of the Kate/Jacob dynamic. It’s hard not to pine for a leaner, more efficient series that focuses simply on Kate the vigilante soldier and Jacob the battle-scarred handler. For better or worse, that’s not what we’re getting with the show. But at least this episode makes some significant strides with the two characters and their strained relationship. Having moved past that initial hurdle of Jacob confronting the truth about Beth/Alice, this episode is free to explore the fallout and the true reasons behind Jacob’s hatred of all things Bat. That all pays off nicely in Kate and Jacob’s emotional reconciliation scene.

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