After taking time off last week (to rest, we hope), Kate Kane aka Batwoman (Ruby Rose) returns this Sunday night (along with her "World's Finest" programming partner Supergirl) – and The CW series isn't letting Gotham's newest protector start things off on a quiet note. With "Take Your Choice", Kate finds herself struggling with what to do with two literally identical sisters – Beth and Alice (Rachel Skarsten), a result of "Crisis'" rewiring.
In the following clip, Alice learns of this "mysterious other" after a disguised trip to the hospital to visit a very familiar face – and starts to see the connection between that and her sudden nose bleeds:
"Batwoman" season 1, episode 12 "Take Your Choice": TWO'S A CROWD – As Kate (Ruby Rose) is pulled between two sisters, Luke (Camrus Johnson) and Mary (Nicole Kang) are tasked with finding the cause behind Beth's debilitating headaches. A visitor delivers some good news to Jacob (Dougray Scott), while Sophie (Meagan Tandy) takes her new role to the extreme and Alice (Rachel Skarsten) makes a devastating discovery. Tara Miele directed the episode, written by Ebony Gilbert.
But that's not all!
Looking ahead to the February 23rd episode "Drink Me", Kayla Ewell (The Vampire Diaries) will be taking on the role of vampiric "big bad" Nocturna. Originally created in the '80s comics, Nocturna was revamped as part of DC Comics' "New 52" reboot into a vampire and a member of Batwoman's rogues gallery.
During one controversial storyline arc that began in 2014, Kate and Nocturna were engaged in a romantic relationship that raised serious concerns among readers over the issue of consent – as hypnosis and mind control were involved in the mix. The CW's take on the character has the villain dining on Gothamites to sustain her need for human blood and hold off the effects of a rare disease.