Nic is recovering from some surgery this week, so our TV Team is filling in on Batwoman for her while she rests up and heals up — she’ll be back next week! We couldn’t do justice to Nic’s work with the show, so here’s a super quick summary and a screencap recap for you!
On last night’s Batwoman, “Fair Skin, Blue Eyes,” Ryan is forced to confront a traumatic memory from her past. While the whole world was out searching for missing Beth Kane, going door to door and demanding answers, Ryan was abducted by this psychotic middle aged white woman named The Candy Lady who kept showing up at the comic shop and luring kids into her van with jelly beans. She always took Black kids, foster kids, kids that were always slipping through the cracks and that no one would go looking for. Luckily for Ryan, she’d made friends with a little leather jacket-wearing lesbian in her foster home, and her name was Angelique. When a young Black child goes missing in this week’s episode, Ryan knows just where to look, and finds herself facing off against The Candy Lady again! Only this time, she’s a fully grown adult with serious martial arts training and she rightfully beats the literal hell out of this garbage woman, talking ’bout, “Remember me? I’m the girl you couldn’t break.”
Sophie and Alice, meanwhile, are galavanting around town and staring at each other very intently and getting their faces awfully close together, as they search for Kate. Alice keeps being like, “Ugh, why don’t you just trust me?” And Sophie keeps being all, “Are you serious right now with that question?” Their investigating leads them to the lab of someone named Ocean, where they find a leather jacket-wearing thief with the exact amount of eyeliner that you know she’s queer. She escapes, but leaves behind a very obvious clue! It’s her hotel key! With her room number written on it!
Alice flashes back to a guy she knew one time named Ocean, back when her hair was brown like Kate’s and she presumably was not yet slicing off some people’s faces and putting those faces on other people’s faces.
Ryan’s flashbacks turn up Angelique in the present day. And guess what? She was the robber of the lab who got in that fight with Alice and Sophie! The one with the eyeliner! Well, and she’s like, “What do you want, jerk?” And Ryan’s like, “Well, for starters I took down the Candy Lady. And for seconders, to be honest, some smooching.”
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