The BEST Episodes of Batwoman

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 22, 2021

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.

Survived Much Worse

#1 - 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 8.50
2 votes
Directors: Holly Dale
Writers: Natalie Abrams
Crisis on Infinite Earths (2)

#2 - 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 7.70
1,594 votes
Directors: Laura Belsey
Writers: Don Whitehead, Holly Henderson
Off With Her Head

#3 - 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 7.54
719 votes
Directors: Holly Dale
Writers: Natalie Abrams
Through the Looking-Glass

#4 - 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 7.48
713 votes
Directors: Sudz Sutherland
Writers: Nancy Kiu
An Un-Birthday Present

#5 - 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 7.46
858 votes
Directors: Mairzee Almas
Writers: Chad Fiveash, James Patrick Stoteraux
If You Believe in Me, I'll Believe in You

#6 - 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 7.44
675 votes
Directors: James Bamford
Writers: Chad Fiveash, James Patrick Stoteraux
Mine Is a Long and a Sad Tale

#7 - 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 7.42
1,283 votes
Directors: Carl Seaton
Writers: Ebony Gilbert, Jerry Shandy
A Secret Kept From All the Rest

#8 - 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 7.41
639 votes
Directors: Greg Beeman
Writers: Jerry Shandy, Kelly Larson
Down Down Down

#9 - 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 7.41
1,521 votes
Directors: Dermott Downs
Writers: Don Whitehead, Holly Henderson
O, Mouse!

#10 - 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 7.41
645 votes
Directors: Amanda Tapping
Writers: Don Whitehead, Holly Henderson
A Mad Tea-Party

#11 - 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
1,064 votes
Directors: Holly Dale
Writers: Nancy Kiu
Take Your Choice

#12 - 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 7.39
807 votes
Directors: Tara Miele
Writers: Ebony Gilbert
Do Not Resuscitate

#13 - 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 7.39
361 votes
Directors: Holly Dale
Writers: Caroline Dries, Daphne Miles
Drink Me

#14 - 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 7.38
816 votes
Directors: Dermott Downs
Writers: Jerry Shandy
How Queer Everything Is Today!

#15 - 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 7.38
909 votes
Directors: Jeffrey G. Hunt
Writers: Caroline Dries
A Narrow Escape

#16 - 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 7.36
674 votes
Directors: Paul Wesley
Writers: Daphne Miles
Fair Skin, Blue Eyes

#17 - Fair Skin, Blue Eyes

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 14, 2021

As Batwoman attempts to fight the proliferation of Snake Bite through Gotham, a random encounter forces her to revisit her painful past. Empowered by her new role, Ryan Wilder is determined to ensure others like her don’t go unnoticed. Meanwhile, those closest to Kate are given a good reason to believe she is still alive, forcing unexpected alliances and betrayals.

star 7.32
393 votes
Directors: Menhaj Huda
Writers: Ebony Gilbert
Grinning From Ear to Ear

#18 - 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 7.31
735 votes
Writers: Denise Harkavy
Gore on Canvas

#19 - Gore on Canvas

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 21, 2021

Batwoman is approached by Commander Kane and Agent Moore to boost an infamous work of art that reveals the way to Coryana - and Kate. Despite her reservations, Luke and Mary convince Ryan to take the assignment, causing tensions within the Bat-team to escalate. Meanwhile, as Alice attempts to fulfill Safiyah's insidious request, she slowly discovers that she may not remember everything about her time on Coryana.

star 7.31
381 votes
Directors: Norma Bailey
Writers: Daniel T. Thomsen
Bat Girl Magic!

#20 - 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 7.31
407 votes
Directors: Holly Dale
Writers: Nancy Kiu
The Rabbit Hole

#21 - The Rabbit Hole

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 13, 2019

Back in Gotham, battling Alice and the Wonderland Gang from the shadows, Kate Kane continues to be haunted by the events surrounding her sister’s death 15 years earlier. While the city holds on to hope that Batman has returned, Jacob Kane and the Crows up the stakes trying to take down the villainous crew. Kate continues to look to Bruce Wayne’s legacy for guidance as Luke Fox inadvertently gets pulled into Batwoman’s vigilante heroics. Sophie and Kate are forced to team up, while Mary finds herself in Alice’s crosshairs.

star 7.29
1,770 votes
Directors: Marcos Siega
Writers: Caroline Dries
I'll Be Judge, I'll Be Jury

#22 - I'll Be Judge, I'll Be Jury

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 10, 2019

A disturbing death has Gotham reeling and the city reaches out for their new vigilante hero. Luke confides in Kate, while Sophie asks Jacob for a special assignment. Alice continues her nefarious plot against the Kanes, with Catherine being a conduit to part of her plan. Batwoman pays another visit to Mary.

star 7.28
1,162 votes
Directors: Scott Peters
Writers: Chad Fiveash, James Patrick Stoteraux
Prior Criminal History

#23 - Prior Criminal History

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 24, 2021

After her quick spin in the Batgear, Ryan Wilder is back to facing the daily challenges of life as herself. Meanwhile, Alice has a new, devious plan to get the attention of both Gotham and Safiyah. With Kate still missing and the city in an uprising, Luke and Mary are desperate to find a stand in. In a pinch, Ryan dons the suit again and comes face-to-face with Alice for the first time. Back at Crows Headquarters, Sophie and Commander Kane try to uncover who may have had a vendetta against Kate.

star 7.26
454 votes
Directors: Carl Seaton
Writers: Chad Fiveash, James Patrick Stoteraux
Who Are You?

#24 - Who Are You?

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 27, 2019

A new villain with an eye for all things that sparkle drops in on the city. Kate attempts to find a balance between her personal life and her new role as Gotham's guardian. Catherine has an uncomfortable encounter with Alice who always seems to be one step ahead of the Kane family. Batwoman pays fangirl Mary a visit to ask for a favor. Meanwhile, Jacob and Sophie try to piece together who was after their prisoner. Luke continues to finetune Batwoman's arsenal of weapons as the pair track their unwelcome visitor and discover she has more sinister plans than snatching shiny objects.

star 7.26
1,391 votes
Directors: Holly Dale
Writers: Denise Harkavy, Nancy Kiu
Tell Me the Truth

#25 - Tell Me the Truth

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 17, 2019

Kate and Sophie must reconcile with their past as Kate questions just how much she can trust her former lover. Kate and Luke have an encounter with an old friend. Mary grapples with the fate of the Kane family as Catherine seeks Jacob’s help. Alice and a new cohort are in on yet another nefarious plan, but her motives are more than they seem.

star 7.26
1,072 votes
Writers: Caroline Dries, Natalie Abrams