Review: Batwoman 3×08 – “Trust Destiny“
[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers!]
Director: Marshall Virtue
Writers: Ebony Gilbert, Daphne Miles, Natalie Abrams, Maya Houston
Starring: Javicia Leslie, Rachel Skarsten, Meagan Tandy, Nicole Kang, Camrus Johnson, Victoria Cartagena, Nick Creegan
Reviewed by: Steven Brown
In Batwoman 3×08, Flashbacks reveal Renee Montoya’s betrayal of her former lover Pamela Isley. Mary and Alice continue to bond while on the run, and Marquis throws a party that makes everyone notice.
Ryan is confronted by Renee, Sophie, and Luke about still using the “kid gloves” on Mary although she’s infected with Poison Ivy’s blood. Ryan says she refuses to give up hope, but Renee and the rest point out that Ryan’s indecision is costing lives. Ryan agrees and Renee brings up a way to save Mary perhaps once and for all, by locating Poison Ivy’s body. Mary and Alice continue to bond while doing each other’s nails. A simple girls’ day of manicures and pedicures influences Mary to crash Marquis’ party at Wayne Enterprises.
This episode does bring up a valid point with Ryan keeping the kid gloves on when dealing with these situations. Bruce was best friends with Harvey Dent for example, but all that changed once he became the criminal Two-Face. It’s pretty much the same similarities here between Ryan and Mary. The most damaging thing Ryan has apparently done so far was to cut off Mary’s credit cards. I found that almost laughable. Mary pays Ryan and the team back in kind by crashing Marquis’ party and revealing to him that Luke is Batwing and that Ryan is Batwoman. This betrayal of trust should be the breaking point for Ryan especially after the conclusion of the episode. Luke’s look of disgust with Mary really pulls you in, as for months I thought actual feelings were starting to emerge between the two. Now instead of trying to save Mary, I think Luke will be encouraged more than ever to bring her to justice.
Batwoman 3×08 was a decent episode that left viewers asking questions. Mary’s ultimate betrayal of the team should have consequences, and I think we’ll see that in the next installment. Marquis now has all the information on Ryan and the bat family and there’s no telling how he intends to use it.