The BEST Episodes of Batwoman

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 15, 2022

Network: The CW

Kate Kane never planned to be Gotham’s new vigilante. Three years after Batman mysteriously disappeared, Gotham is a city in despair. Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate soars through the shadowed streets of Gotham as Batwoman. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, she must first overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.

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Crisis on Infinite Earths (2)

#1 - Crisis on Infinite Earths (2)

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 9, 2019

The group uses Ray's invention to track new recruits to help save the universe. The Monitor sends Iris, Clark and Lois in search of a mysterious Kryptonian, while Kate and Kara head out to find Bruce Wayne. In addition, Mia challenges Sara, Rory discovers a hidden talent, and Lex Luthor returns.

star 7.68
1,697 votes
Directors: Laura Belsey
Writers: Don Whitehead, Holly Henderson
Off with Her Head

#2 - Off with Her Head

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 15, 2020

More of Alice’s dark past is uncovered when Cartwright shares a twisted story with Kate while Jacob goes searching for his wayward daughter. Mary and Luke follow a lead on Beth’s killer.

star 7.51
787 votes
Directors: Holly Dale
Writers: Natalie Abrams
A Lesson From Professor Pyg

#3 - A Lesson From Professor Pyg

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 10, 2021

Ryan asks Sophie to accompany her to a dinner at Jada’s to do recon on what her estranged mother knows about Wayne Enterprises, but the evening takes a turn when an uninvited guest drops in on the intimate gathering. As the terrifying evening unfolds, Ryan witnesses another side to Marquis and her mother.

star 7.46
305 votes
Directors: David Ramsey
Writers: Caroline Dries, Ebony Gilbert
An Un-Birthday Present

#4 - An Un-Birthday Present

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 26, 2020

On the Kane sisters’ birthday, Kate and Alice contend with demons from the past, and an unexpected guest makes a surprise appearance in Gotham.

star 7.44
921 votes
Directors: Mairzee Almas
Writers: Chad Fiveash, James Stoteraux
Through the Looking-Glass

#5 - Through the Looking-Glass

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 22, 2020

Kate begins to question her instincts and Luke gets upsetting news. Alice seeks her sister’s help with a special task.

star 7.43
774 votes
Directors: Sudz Sutherland
Writers: Nancy Kiu
Mine Is a Long and a Sad Tale

#6 - Mine Is a Long and a Sad Tale

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 3, 2019

Alice takes Kate down the sad, winding road of her life in the days after the accident as Jacob and Sophie attempt to track them. Mary has an argument with Catherine which sends her looking for Kate at Wayne Tower, but instead she becomes unwelcome company for Luke.

star 7.43
1,349 votes
Directors: Carl Seaton
Writers: Ebony Gilbert, Jerry Shandy
A Mad Tea-Party

#7 - A Mad Tea-Party

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 1, 2019

Kate and Alice continue their sister/nemesis dance, while Alice and Mouse construct their most evil plan yet. Mary invites Kate to a special event honoring Catherine and Jacob makes a decision that leaves Kate perplexed.

star 7.41
1,126 votes
Directors: Holly Dale
Writers: Nancy Kiu
If You Believe in Me, I'll Believe in You

#8 - If You Believe in Me, I'll Believe in You

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired May 3, 2020

Batwoman enlists Luke and Julia for an undercover mission to recover one of the most important items from her cousin’s arsenal. While Alice continues developing her devious plans within Arkham’s walls, she gets an unexpected visit from Jacob Kane who needs her help. Meanwhile, Mary tries to prove herself to Kate. As Sophie gets closer to a co-worker, Kate reunites with an old flame.

star 7.40
741 votes
Directors: James Bamford
Writers: Chad Fiveash, James Stoteraux
A Secret Kept from All the Rest

#9 - A Secret Kept from All the Rest

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired May 10, 2020

When members of Gotham's intelligentsia begin disappearing, Commander Kane, Sophie and the Crows go searching for the newest homicidal threat to the city. In the meantime, Kate is consumed with someone’s betrayal and starts questioning the loyalty of everyone around her just when she needs them most. So when Luke and Julia go missing, Batwoman must rely on Mary and a former foe to deploy her rescue mission. Meanwhile, Alice enlists Tommy Elliot to help acquire an elusive item that her sister also seeks.

star 7.40
701 votes
Directors: Greg Beeman
Writers: Jerry Shandy, Kelly Larson
Down Down Down

#10 - Down Down Down

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 20, 2019

As the city waits impatiently for another visit from who they think is Batman, Alice continues to taunt Kate with a secret but also sets her sights on Jacob and Catherine. Kate is visited by Tommy Elliot, a childhood friend of her cousin who has finally realized his lifelong dream of being wealthier than Bruce Wayne and throws a party so all of Gotham can celebrate his success. Mary gets an unexpected new bestie when Sophie is assigned to protect her. Luke and Kate work together to uncover who may have taken a valuable weapon from Batman’s arsenal. And as Batwoman faces a new enemy, Kate realizes she must either walk away from her new role or fully embrace the mantle as Gotham’s new hope.

star 7.40
1,597 votes
Directors: Dermott Downs
Writers: Don Whitehead, Holly Henderson
Survived Much Worse

#11 - Survived Much Worse

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 21, 2021

Batwoman's abilities are tested like never before, while Alice's search for Kate continues. Sophie and Jacob set their sights on Coryana, and Luke and Mary contend with an unexpected guest.

star 7.39
510 votes
Directors: Holly Dale
Writers: Natalie Abrams
O, Mouse!

#12 - O, Mouse!

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired May 17, 2020

When one of Gotham's former heroes returns to his old stomping grounds to settle a score, both Batwoman and Commander Kane find themselves on the defensive. Meanwhile, Alice has uncovered what could finally take down Batwoman, but she is losing hold on her henchman Mouse and Hush, sending her spiraling into her most wicked self. Luke immediately focuses on finding a way to protect Batwoman from Alice, and Mary has a chance to be the sister Kate has needed all along. New information surfaces, forcing Julia to warn Sophie about the person pulling the strings. And in a final standoff, when Commander Kane refuses to retreat from his war on Batwoman, Kate may find herself more than heartbroken by her father’s choices.

star 7.38
709 votes
Directors: Amanda Tapping
Writers: Don Whitehead, Holly Henderson
Armed and Dangerous

#13 - Armed and Dangerous

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Jun 6, 2021

As Luke Fox's life hangs in the balance, repercussions from the devastating event are the catalyst for some life-changing decisions for those around him.

star 7.37
433 votes
Directors: Holly Dale
Writers: Nancy Kiu
Take Your Choice

#14 - Take Your Choice

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 16, 2020

As Kate is pulled between two sisters, Luke and Mary are tasked with finding the cause behind Beth’s debilitating headaches. A visitor delivers some good news to Jacob, while Sophie takes her new role to the extreme and Alice makes a devastating discovery.

star 7.37
876 votes
Directors: Tara Miele
Writers: Ebony Gilbert
A Narrow Escape

#15 - A Narrow Escape

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 26, 2020

Batwoman encounters a new challenge when an old villain resurfaces, testing the heroics of Gotham’s most stand-up citizens. Alice’s limits are tested.

star 7.37
736 votes
Directors: Paul Wesley
Writers: Daphne Miles
Do Not Resuscitate

#16 - Do Not Resuscitate

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 28, 2021

As Ryan Wilder’s Kryptonite wound grows more severe, it hinders Batwoman’s ability to protect Gotham. Growing interest in reproducing the serum from the Desert Rose puts Mary’s and Commander Kane’s lives in danger. Meanwhile, Alice’s reunion with a fellow Coryana inhabitant presents unexpected complications.

star 7.36
532 votes
Directors: Holly Dale
Writers: Caroline Dries, Daphne Miles
How Queer Everything Is Today!

#17 - How Queer Everything Is Today!

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 19, 2020

While Gotham busies itself reacting to Batwoman’s awkward encounter, Alice celebrates her ultimate act of vengeance with Mouse. A devastated Mary focuses on Jacob Kane’s trial, while Sophie seeks advice about her love life from someone unexpected. As they tackle the newest threat to Gotham, Luke prioritizes protecting Batwoman’s secret, and Kate must decide what she is willing to do to honor Batwoman’s identity...and her own.

star 7.36
972 votes
Directors: Jeffrey G. Hunt
Writers: Caroline Dries
Drink Me

#18 - Drink Me

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 23, 2020

A new villain sinks her teeth into Gotham and The Hold Up opens in grand fashion. Sophie reluctantly requests that Batwoman keep her distance knowing their interactions could compromise her career.

star 7.35
880 votes
Directors: Dermott Downs
Writers: Jerry Shandy

#19 - Rebirth

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Jun 13, 2021

When a familiar foe descends upon Gotham, Batwoman and Mary find they must rely on each other more than ever. Alice has a new mission – and gets an unexpected ally to join her.

star 7.33
418 votes
Writers: Daniel T. Thomsen
I'll Give You a Clue

#20 - I'll Give You a Clue

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired May 9, 2021

When Sophie must face a foe from her rookie days with The Crows, Ryan, Mary and Luke are also pulled into the villain's game. Meanwhile, the tables turn on Alice when she finds herself in dire circumstances, and Jacob continues to revisit the past.

star 7.32
446 votes
Directors: Marshall Virtue
Writers: Caroline Dries, Natalie Abrams

#21 - Power

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Jun 27, 2021

Ryan questions her place as the city's hero as she, Luke, Mary and Sophie must join forces when Black Mask instigates chaos in the Gotham streets. Meanwhile, Alice's attempt to rescue her sister means another encounter with Circe. In an epic standoff, unexpected alliances and transformations will upend Gotham as we know it.

star 7.31
423 votes
Directors: Holly Dale
Writers: Caroline Dries
Arrive Alive

#22 - Arrive Alive

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 18, 2021

With Batwoman and The Crows each hot on the trail of the False Face Society, their efforts collide, and tension escalates. Alice seeks out Enigma, and Sophie and Ryan find some common ground.

star 7.31
472 votes
Directors: Mairzee Almas
Writers: Daniel T. Thomsen, Daphne Miles
Mad As A Hatter

#23 - Mad As A Hatter

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 13, 2021

As Batwoman continues to keep the streets of Gotham safe, Batwing joins in on the action, but Luke quickly realizes he hasn't quite mastered his suit. Meanwhile, as Alice sits hopelessly imprisoned in Arkham, Sophie fully enjoys her freedom. When Ryan pays Alice a visit to ask about the bombshell she dropped - that Ryan's birth mother is still alive - Ryan must decide if she should go down the rabbit hole of her past. As Mary prepares to finally graduate from medical school, she feels the absence of her family more than ever. But when an Alice admirer stumbles upon one of the missing Bat Trophies, Gotham and the Bat Team get mixed up in the madness, culminating in a shockingly gruesome graduation... and an equally shocking new partnership.

star 7.30
340 votes
Directors: Holly Dale
Writers: Caroline Dries
Grinning from Ear to Ear

#24 - Grinning from Ear to Ear

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Mar 8, 2020

Batwoman and Luke are on the trail of a villain targeting social media mavens. Sophie gets an unexpected visit from her mother, and Mary offers her expertise to assist Kate. Jacob Kane is approached to make good on a favor, while Alice focuses on her plans for retribution.

star 7.29
799 votes
Writers: Denise Harkavy
Bat Girl Magic!

#25 - Bat Girl Magic!

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 31, 2021

As Ryan Wilder continues to prove herself as Batwoman, she encounters the challenge of every superhero – living a double life. Mary is still Team Ryan, while Luke continues to have reservations – especially when Ryan makes some alterations and unveils a new Batsuit! Meanwhile, Victor Szasz is slashing his way through the city streets, and Commander Kane has The Crows trying to stop the flow of Snakebite through Gotham. Safiyah takes notice of Alice's antics and Sophie finds herself in unexpected circumstances.

star 7.28
562 votes
Directors: Holly Dale
Writers: Nancy Kiu