Review: Batwoman 3×02 – “Loose Tooth”
[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers!]
Director: Jeffrey G. Hunt
Writers: Chad Fiveash, James Patrick, Ebony Gilbert, Natalie Abrams
Starring: Javicia Leslie, Rachel Skarsten, Meagan Tandy, Camrus Johnson, Nicole Kang, Victoria Cartagena, Robin Givens
Reviewed By: Steven Brown
A new incarnation of Killer Croc has emerged from Gotham’s sewers–and he’s starting to make quite the body count. Meanwhile Ryan has to deal with the CEO of Jeturian Industries.
This episode shows us the consequences of Batman’s rogues gallery continuing to make its way across Gotham. When a father and son are on a fishing trip, the two stumble across Killer Croc’s tooth. The tooth cuts into the boy’s skin and remnants of Croc’s blood infect him. Soon there’s a new Killer Croc in Gotham City, and Montoya assigns Alice and Batwoman with the task of stopping him. Personally I thought this idea was doomed from the start, and I didn’t like the Montoya basically sending Alice and Batwoman in to do her dirty work. The team up doesn’t go well as planned as Alice attempts to make an escape while in the search of Croc. Thanks to Batwing however, Alice didn’t get too far.
I thought that the reveal of Jada Jet being Ryan’s real mother was too much, too soon. This should be something revealed maybe in the middle of the season, but we’ll have to see where the writers go with this. Robin Givens portrays an awesome Jada Jet- a powerful CEO who takes whatever she wants. When she finds out her servers at Jeturian Industries have been hacked, she traces the hack back to Wayne Industries. Confronting Ryan at last, Ryan reveals that she knows that Jada Jet is her mother — but the question still remains… why did Jada give her up to begin with?
Batwoman 3×02 was a good episode but I thought it should’ve gone a little different. I’m tired of seeing Batwoman and Alice team up. We saw it happen last season and it didn’t go well then. I hardly know Alice’s purpose in the show anymore–is she still a villain or is she trying to become a hero? It’s hard to tell and it’s starting to become stale. Hopefully as the season goes on we’ll find out for certain.