Batwoman S02E11 Preview: Ryan & The Crows Collide As Tension Grows

Welcome to our weekly preview of the second season of The CW's Batwoman, except this week we're getting a headstart on things since the network was kind enough to also release two very cool character key art posters for Javicia Leslie's Ryan Wilder aka Gotham's newest defender. So check those out below and we'll meet you on the other side for a preview of what's to come with "Arrive Alive":

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Batwoman
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Now here's a look at this Sunday's episode "Arrive Alive" which finds Ryan's and The Crows' missions colliding- can they work together or will the tension worsen with Jacob's (Dougray Scott) addiction? Meanwhile, Alice (Rachel Skarsten) is looking to spend some quality time with Enigma (Laura Mennell)- while Sophie (Meagan Tandy) and Ryan actually find themselves on the same page when it comes to at least something.

Batwoman S02E11 Preview: Ryan & The Crows Collide As Tension Grows
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Batwoman S02E11 Preview: Ryan & The Crows Collide As Tension Grows
Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Batwoman S02E11 Preview: Ryan & The Crows Collide As Tension Grows
Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Batwoman S02E11 Preview: Ryan & The Crows Collide As Tension Grows
Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Batwoman Season 2, Episode 11 "Arrive Alive": FAST AND FURIOUS – With Batwoman (Javicia Leslie) and The Crows each hot on the trail of the False Face Society, their efforts collide, and tension escalates. Alice (Rachel Skarsten) seeks out Enigma (guest star Laura Mennell), and Sophie (Meagan Tandy) and Ryan find some common ground. Also starring Dougray Scott, Nicole Kang and Camrus Johnson. Mairzee Almas directed the episode, written by Daniel Thomsen and Daphne Miles.

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 as 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.

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.