'Batwoman' Episode 5 promo reveals Alice’s recurring nightmare is about Beth’s traumatic transformation into Wonderland Gang leader
Kate asks Alice in the promo, "What happened to you?" Alice responds, "I am going to tell you my long, sad tale." She starts with the first of the worst days of her life. She is kept in the dark, in fear for her life and a man appears and reappears mainly in the shadows
In 'Batwoman' episodes 2 and 3, we saw Alice (Rachel Skarsten) wake up from a nightmare. We also see Kate Kane aka Batwoman (Ruby Rose) promise that her sister Beth, who is buried deep within Alice, will surface soon.
The promo of the upcoming episode titled 'Mine Is a Long and a Sad Tale' further expands on this nightmare. We see Alice on one side of a prison bar and Kate on the other. It is initially unclear -- who is under whose custody?
What is clear, though, is the fact that the upcoming episode will see Alice herself reveal the life she led after the car crash that took the life of their mother. The driving force behind Alice's hatred of her father is the fact that he stopped the search party, and gave up on her.
Kate asks Alice in the promo, "What happened to you?" Alice responds, "I am going to tell you my long, sad tale." She starts with the first of the worst days of her life.
When Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott) was convinced by Catherine Hamilton's (Elizabeth Anweis) manipulative evidence that Beth's skull fragments had been found, Beth (who is now Alice) was actually held in captivity by an evil man. We see scenes of a child witnessing horrors of the kind that will definitely influence the child's mental well-being.
Young Beth comes across a container where she sees a face drowning. A face that seems to have been in the container for a while. She is kept in the dark, in fear for her life when a man appears and reappears mainly in the shadows. Even as Beth begs and asks of her captor "I just wanna go home," she is left to live in the pits of darkness.
There are also hints that Beth's transformation into Alice began in this dark pit with a book. Lewis Caroll's 'Alice in Wonderland'. Even as scenes of the past and present unravel together, in the background we hear Alice's voice ripe with betrayal "You gave up on me".
Then we see Kate, chained, tears falling. While Kate is chained, we see Jacob beat up one of Alice's gang members asking him where his daughter is. We also see Mary Hamilton, (Nicole Kang) Kate's step-sister being dragged away by a security guard.
So is Jacob searching for Alice, who he now knows is his daughter or is he out to rescue Mary who could possibly be kidnapped. This question arises because we see Sophie Moore (Meagan Tandy) run down a dark tunnel, something similar to both Alice's hideout and Mary's secret hospital with a look of terror on her face.
She was assigned as Mary's guard recently, and to see her run away from something is worrisome. Is this Alice's big plan? To destroy Jacob's new family while Kate is imprisoned.
We will have to wait and see when the episode airs Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.