'Batwoman' Episode 2 teaser reveals Alice’s motive for vendetta is because Batman abandoned her family and Gotham
In the first episode of The CW's 'Batwoman', we saw Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) come to an important conclusion about the identity of Gotham's newest enemy - Alice (Rachel Skarsten). Then, in one of the earlier promos of the upcoming episode, we see Kate come clean about what she has learned about Alice to her father.
The fact that Alice is none other than her sister Beth, who was assumed to have died after the accident that the two daughters and their mother were in, is not something that can be accepted easily. As expected, Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott) is in no state to accept the truth about Alice.
Is that the reason Kate takes things in her own hands and approaches Alice? In the first episode, Kate met Alice without the mask she has begun to don in the hopes of saving her ex-lover, Sophie Moore (Meaghan Tandy). She fights off men in weird rabbit masks in the episode and comes face to face with Alice who tried to hurt Kate to teach Jacob, the man who owns the Crows Security firm, a lesson.
In episode 2, Kate may have to face Alice especially considering she has now donned the Batsuit. She has unintentionally taken over the role of Gotham's protector and she now has to face Alice who is her sister.
Alice is now a psycho maniac obsessed with Lewis Carroll's 'Alice in Wonderland'. The episode titles of the show hint at this obsession of hers other than teasing a possible appearance of the Mad Hatter's gang. Considering how the show has since its beginning put Batwoman against Batman's enemies, this scenario playing out is quite possible. Also, Alice is targetting Gotham because of Batman, who disappeared three years ago.
Alice explains in one of the promos that there multiple speculations about Batman's disappearance. Some believe he is dead, while some believe he will return at some point as Gotham's protector. What Alice believes, however, is that Batman doesn't care, just as he didn't care about her family.
When Kate, Beth and their mother had met with an accident, Batman couldn't save them all. While Kate managed to escape and be with her father, Beth and their mother were believed to be dead. The reason behind this, Alice believes, is Batman's indifference.
Coincidentally, when Kate discovers the Batcave in the first episode, she also sees news clippings of the accident and Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson), who is currently guarding the Wayne property, explains to her that the accident was one case that haunted Bruce Wayne aka Batman. Until his disappearance, he couldn't figure out the mystery behind the accident.
The next episode of 'Batwoman' will air Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.