Kate Kane has returned!
After initially deciding to hire Javicia Leslie as brand new heroine Ryan Wilder following Ruby Rose’s exit, Batwoman is bringing the original Crimson Crusader back into the fold, except she’s now played by former Krypton star Wallis Day. She made her debut in the role in this past Sunday’s outing and Arrowverse fans are already loving what they’ve seen of the recast Kate.
Having been brainwashed by Enigma, Kate is being used as a henchwoman by Roman Sionis AKA Black Mask, who’s convinced her that she’s really his (actually dead) daughter, Circe. Kate’s face, reconstructed after her plane crash, was hidden throughout the episode by a mask, as she was tasked with hunting down Ryan’s Batwoman and Alice. We’ve yet to really see Day properly play the character, then, but this outing was more than enough to get fans hyped, as evidenced below.
OF COURSE the return of KATE KANE means the return of EXCELLENT fight sequences ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ I love this outfit!! #katekaneisbatwoman
— April (@manson26) May 3, 2021
— bandamka ashtona (@ghxstxnfire) May 3, 2021
I LOVE how enthusiastic Wallis Day seems to be about playing Kate Kane, she genuinely seems to love it.
— Connor ???? (@Exitoverhere) May 3, 2021
“My name is Kate Kane.”
— princess • sarcasm (@trulyasapphic) May 3, 2021
— Hitallo Oliveira (@Hitallo2020) May 3, 2021
When “Circe” tracks Batwoman and Alice down to the Gotham docks, the trio gets into a thrilling three-way fight and fans are going crazy for the sequence, calling it the best action scene the show has ever had.
Wallis Day kicks ASS as this new version of Kate… So glad they cast her. Loved her in Krypton, love her now.
— Alex Monroe (@TimeToHunt1) May 3, 2021
It was Arrow-level good.
That Ryan/Kate/Alice fight was fantastic, I just wish it was a little longer. This is the action I was wanting from the beginning, Arrow level good. #Batwoman
— Michelle Benson (@michelleRbenson) May 3, 2021
“One of the most crazy and badass sequences I’ve ever seen on television.”
That entire scene between Ryan Wilder, Kate Kane, and Alice is one of the most crazy and badass sequences I've ever seen on television and no I will not be taking questions at this time@JaviciaLeslie @wallisday @RachieSkarsten @CWBatwoman TOO GOOD#Batwoman
— Kayla Hom (@mohalyak) May 3, 2021
Eventually, Kate got the best of Alice, resulting in the two sisters reuniting. And fans got emotional.
— mel in pajamas ?? (@abigaelcaines) May 3, 2021
Though given that Kate is brainwashed and Alice doesn’t know her sister’s alive, it wasn’t exactly the family reunion we were expecting.
— Nanette♊️ (@NanouBwa) May 3, 2021
We can’t wait to see more.
— Matthew Woolbright (@MatthewWoolbrig) May 3, 2021
Day’s appointment as Kate has been a long time coming. She was announced to have landed the gig back in March, but the actress has since revealed that she was initially cast last summer before the Batwoman team decided to go with a new heroine instead. Leslie will continue to serve as the show’s lead, but fans can’t wait to see how this Evil Kate arc will play out and what it means for Day’s role on the series going forward.
Batwoman airs fresh episodes Sundays on The CW.