Pilot
Batwoman Season 1

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Critic Ratings: 11
Critics Consensus

Despite some familiar tropes, Batwoman's pilot establishes a distinct entry into the Arrowverse lineage, and sets the stage for a promising and emotional series.

Episode Info

In the series premiere, Kate Kane returns home when the Alice in Wonderland gang targets her father and his security firm by kidnapping his best officer and Kate's ex-girlfriend Sophie Moore.

Cast

Ruby Rose
as Kate Kane/Batwoman
Meagan Tandy
as Sophie Moore
Camrus Johnson
as Luke Fox
Nicole Kang
as Mary Hamilton
Dougray Scott
as Jacob Kane
Elizabeth Anweis
as Catherine Hamilton-Kane
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Critic Reviews for Pilot

If you love origin stories, then you're probably going to love the series premiere of Batwoman. It is filled with origin story calling cards.

Dec 11, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Like so many other network offerings this season, the pilot isn't the strongest start to a series, but there's room for potential.

Dec 11, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

As far as pilots go, this was a pretty solid start for Batwoman, a little bit Batman, a little bit Arrow, but with an overarching narrative that feels somehow inherently female.

Feb 25, 2020 | Full Review…

The episode established a whole new take on Gotham City.

Feb 6, 2020 | Full Review…

A pretty solid introduction.

Dec 12, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Ruby Rose is magnetic in the title role as Kate Kane/Batwoman, the supporting cast is strong, and you truly cannot do better for a setting than Gotham City. It's iconic.

Dec 12, 2019 | Full Review…

CW's superhero shows have historically risen and fallen on the strength of their ensembles, and the main players here are refreshing and somewhat surprising.

Dec 11, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

While Batwoman shines a welcome spotlight on one of the Arrowverse's more recent superhero additions, the series cycles through too many familiar tropes in its first episode.

Dec 11, 2019 | Rating: 6.7/10 | Full Review…

The pilot episode of Batwoman set fans up for a dark and emotional series... There were a few awkward moments or lulls that can be expected from a series still trying to find its footing. But for a first episode, this one was promising.

Dec 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Ruby Rose looks poised to give us raw action and sex appeal and possibly some cheesy drama to boot.

Oct 13, 2019 | Full Review…

Batwoman is a stylish entry into the Arrowverse, one that is worthy of both the Bat family and the impressive DC TV lineage.

Oct 6, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…