Batwoman Season 2 - Episode 5 - "Gore on Canvas" Luke Fox: He should have thought twice about Wilder committing a weighty crime--like art theft--even for information that might lead to Kate, as her scattered emotions about the Crows (and the fact they have a standing vendetta against anyone calling themselves "Batwoman,") was a disaster (or failure) waiting to happen. Wilder/BW2: "This is a one-off...we're not partners." Her incessant bad attitude toward Sophie--who is trying to find Kate--makes her seem petty. She admits she's not widely accepted as Batwoman, so by now, she should have swallowed that and attempted to at least make her costumed life easier by not antagonizing the Crows. Her personal issues threaten to corrupt the image of the costumed side. "You two listen!" Ridiculous; Wilder wearing the Bat-suit does not grant instant wisdom or investigative skills, nor does it earn trust in her frankly poor judgement. ..and yes, she most certainly needs Luke's approval. Safiyah / Alice / Ocean: "Ocean" played Alice like a fiddle, then knocked her out with ease, which was one of the most realistic outcomes of a fight on this series, as she's not some street-battle hardened fighter (which includes getting used to taking blows to the head). It was fun to hear him dress down Alice's unprofessional attempt to stalk / kill him. In his flash of memory, he told Safiyah that he has "something" Safiyah cannot--not having anything to do with the flower.. So, it turns out he had the real Napier painting, with the map back to Discount Themyscira...with Alice, who still has a desire to kill Kate. One wonders if Ocean will even make it back to the island, and in the event he does, find himself a victim to Safiyah's henchmen (attempting to protect Alice?), or Alice, who will use anyone to get to Kate before anyone else. Interesting that Alice had a romantic relationship with Ocean. That's a plot thread that should be explored, as it might provide more insight on the woman she used to be before becoming a mass murderer. Jacob / Sophie: The showrunners have Jacob behaving in a far too reckless manner. Yeah, he is desperate to find Kate, but where were his cop instincts while he walked into a trap? Batwoman mouths off to Sophie about seeing "who gets there first" regarding Coryana. Did BW forget that Sophie is actively working with Luke to find the location of Safiyah's island? Further, BW is quite naive if she thinks force has never been a component of police interrogations. Hell, both Batwomen used force to obtain information from suspects, so she's close to crushing her soapbox with that boulder of hypocrisy she's carrying. The Collective: Aside from the annoying Evan, who was clearly the thief, the showrunners were being cringe worthy again with the argument between the two Crows agents who chased and sideswiped Evan. As the Crows' driver pointed out, the target was acquired, and if he had not swiped Evan, the painting would have been lost forever. NOTES: The idea of Wilder going for so long with an open wound caused by Kryptonite and saying nothing about it is absolutely unbelievable. If the series wanted to play her situation realistically, Wilder would end up discovering she's slowly dying, or perhaps the Kryptonite might cause other mutations that cannot be cured (and no one in the main cast should know anything about providing a medical counter to the effects of the Kryptonite). I noticed Javicia Leslie cannot run at all--she moves like someone struggling to move after recovering from a bad hip injury. Not sure if its the boots (perhaps she's not used to wearing boots while running), or its her own lack of physicality, but she needs to work on developing a dramatic way of running. GRADE: C.