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TV REVIEWS: FTN Reviews Batwoman Season 1 Episode 7: Tell Me The Truth

November 18th, 2019 by Todd Black Comments

Hey everyone! Sorry for the lack of Batwoman reviews. Last week I was out of town and didn’t get back until late, and then last night there was a glitch on my local CW network to where they put wrestling on over Batwoman…because reasons…so I had to wait for it to be On Demand. Thankfully, “Tell Me The Truth” was worth the wait, and dare I say, the best Batwoman episode so far.

Last week’s episode was honestly good too, but the need for a Batman villain did feel a little out of place. Here we got to see a more base villain who was a good means to an end, and fueling multiple storylines across the board. Including fleshing more of Kate and Sophie’s relationship from their time in military academy.

We always knew there was more to the story, but the question was, “What are we seeing?” And not too surprisingly that would be Jacob Kane. He knew that Kate wouldn’t care what people thought, but he knew the academy would, and thus tried to tell Sophie the honest truth: you come out, you’re out. That’s the sad fact about how the world was at that point in time. Even now it isn’t as it should be, as shown in the restaurant scene, which is why shows like Batwoman are important.

Anyway, seeing Kate and Sophie battle over who was right and who was wrong, all the while having the “I know who you are” storyline dangling over their heads was really fun. It added a lot of weight to the proceedings as things started to weave in and out of one another.

A fun surprise though was the arrival of Julia Pennyworth, daughter of Alfred, who before you ask is a real comics character and was indeed a military person/spy in certain continuities including recent comics. While I’m not familiar with the actress playing her, she was a character to behold in every way that matters and I do hope that she becomes a part of the team full-time. Her chemistry with Ruby Rose is clear as day, and even her time with Lucas brought a fun nostalgia to the mix.

The twist with Alice, both of them, was also fun. Her sabotaging the gun so Kate would live was predictable, but her already having Jacob and having Mouse portray him to get all the players together for their “mad tea party”? Well…that’s just epic.

Even Mary came off better this week when she wasn’t being a whiny brat, and her working with Kate in her real estate business is a good idea to keep them close.

In the end, “Tell Me The Truth” did a lot of good things with a very basic storyline in terms of the villain, which at times is all you need to make things work.

4.5 out of 5 nerds

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Todd Black is reader of comics, a watch of TV (a LOT of TV), and a writer of many different mediums. He's written teleplays, fan-fictions, and currently writes a comic book called Guardians (guardians-comic.com). He dreams of working at Nintendo, writing a SHAZAM! TV series, and working on Guardians for a very long time!