'Batwoman' Episode 3 sees Kate Kane don Batsuit with red wig letting Gotham know she’s not Batman
Kate has to decide between donning the suit again or leaving people to die. She knows the city needs Batman but she isn't him. What she realizes is that she is better, because she is there. And so, she decides to tell the city the truth and we have the first Batwoman suit
Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) donned the bat suit in the first episode of 'Batwoman' for one reason only and that was to stay safe from Alice (Rachel Skarsten) and her wonderland gang members while Kate tried to save Sophie (Meagan Tandy). Kate returned to Gotham after five years because she heard from her step-sister Mary (Nicole Kang) that Sophie had been kidnapped.
She saved Sophie and in the process also learned Alice was none other than her sister Beth, who everyone believed had died after the accident. The one person Kate tried to hide from by using the mask learned Kate's secret in the second episode and this brings us to Kate's conflict in episode 3 titled 'Down, Down, Down'.
So far, Kate has donned the Batsuit and led the people of Gotham into believing that Batman, who has been missing for three years now, is finally back. While people's hopes have been rekindled, Batman's enemies are also coming for him and the first of them is none other than Bruce Wayne's best friend Tom Elliot (Gabriel Mann).
Elliot believes Batman was the reason he had to be tied down to his mother for 13 years, taking care of her instead of collecting the cheque for his inheritance had she died. By saving his mother, Elliot believes Batman ruined his life and he made it his mission to take Batman out.
While Elliot's animosity with Batman is dangerous and we see how much so in this episode of 'Batwoman'. Elliot knows about the fail-safe for the Batsuit that was designed by Wayne in case the suit fell into the wrong hands.
Elliot steals this fail-safe to attack Batman who he believes is back in the city because of all the times Kate donned the suit. He throws a party for the top one percent of the city, and once they are there, Elliot takes a few of them as hostages by controlling the elevators via a remote.
Kate has to decide between donning the suit again or leaving people to die by making Elliot unhappy. She knows the city needs Batman but she isn't him. What she realizes is that she is better, because she is there. And so, she decides to tell the city the truth and we have the first Batwoman suit.
A suit Kate decides to don to make a difference, despite the fact Alice knows her secret. A suit she dons knowing full well the responsibility that comes with being a caped crusader.
Kate doesn't change much about the Batsuit, except to detail the bat sign in red, a color close to Kate and Beth's hearts. She also chooses to add a red wig to the persona to make sure the people of Gotham city know it is not Batman.
Kate has just found something that suits her perfectly and by owning it, she will try and make Gotham a safer place. The episode also saw a lot of tension between Alice and Jacob Kane, but more on that later.
The next episode of 'Batwoman' will air Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.