Batwoman S02E07 Preview: Is Ryan Ready to Break The Batman Rule?

After a week without the adventures of Gotham's newest defender, The CW's Batwoman is back this weekend with an episode that has serious good news/bad news implications for Alice (Rachel Skarsten). The good news is that it appears she's going to get those serious Mad Lib-blank spaces in her backstory on Coryana and with Ocean (Nathan Owens) filled in (which has to be a good thing, right?). Except she may not have that long to appreciate her new-found knowledge- not when a dying Ryan (Javicia Leslie) is seriously considering breaking Batman's rule about "not killing" to avenge her mother before it's too late. Here's a look at the preview images, episode overview, and promo for Sunday night's episode, "It's Best You Stop Digging":

Batwoman S02E07 Preview: Is Ryan Ready to Break The Batman Rule?
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Batwoman S02E07 Preview: Is Ryan Ready to Break The Batman Rule?
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Batwoman S02E07 Preview: Is Ryan Ready to Break The Batman Rule?
Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Batwoman S02E07 Preview: Is Ryan Ready to Break The Batman Rule?
Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Batwoman S02E07 Preview: Is Ryan Ready to Break The Batman Rule?
Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Batwoman S02E07 Preview: Is Ryan Ready to Break The Batman Rule?
Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Batwoman S02E07 Preview: Is Ryan Ready to Break The Batman Rule?
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Batwoman S02E07 Preview: Is Ryan Ready to Break The Batman Rule?
Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Batwoman Season 2, Episode 7 "It's Best You Stop Digging": CROSSING THE LINE – As Ryan's (Javicia Leslie) condition worsens, she questions Batwoman's "no killing" code when she realizes the opportunity to avenge her mother is slipping away. Tatiana (guest star Leah Gibson) fills in the gaps for Alice (Rachel Skarsten) about her time on Coryana and her history with Ocean (guest star Nathan Owens). Also starring Dougray Scott, Meagan Tandy, Nicole Kang, and Camrus Johnson. Avi Youabian directed the episode written by Jerry Shandy.

In season two of Batwoman, when Ryan Wilder (Javicia Leslie) first discovers Kate Kane's Batsuit, she has no idea how drastically her life is about to change. A sassy, smart lesbian with a difficult past, Ryan sees the suit as her chance to finally be powerful and no longer a victim as she survives in the tough streets of the city.

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While Ryan goes rogue in the shadows, Gotham grapples with their missing hero, believing Batwoman has fled the city after a public stand-off with Commander Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott) and the Crows. But Kate Kane's disappearance hits hardest at home where Jacob, Sophie (Meagan Tandy), Luke (Camrus Johnson), Mary (Nicole Kang), and even Alice (Rachel Skarsten) each struggle with the devastating news in their own way. Meanwhile, the False Face Society tightens its grip on Gotham, distributing a perilous new drug known as Snakebite, "Bruce Wayne" (Warren Christie) finds his way home to wreak havoc, Safiyah (Shivaani Ghai) surfaces with plans for revenge, and a new set of villains descends on the city.

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It's not long before Ryan realizes how much the symbol on the suit means to Gotham, launching her on a personal journey that takes her from fledgling substitute to confident caped crusader, from living in her van with her plant to chasing villains in the Batmobile. Ryan Wilder becomes a very different Batwoman than Kate Kane – her own Batwoman – but with the same understanding of what it means to be a hero.

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Based on the characters from DC, Batwoman is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl), Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries, Smallville), Geoff Johns (Arrow, The Flash, Titans), Chad Fiveash (The Vampire Diaries, Gotham), James Patrick Stoteraux (The Vampire Diaries, Gotham) and Sarah Schechter (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl). Shivani Ghai (Dominion, The Catch), Leah Gibson (Jessica Jones), Nathan Owens (Devious Maids), and Alex Morf (Gotham) join the second season's cast.

 

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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