Ever since Batwoman was first confirmed to be introduced during the “Elseworlds” crossover, fans have wondered from which Earth Kate Kane hails. This may sound trivial to the unfamiliar, but when you consider that three Arrowverse series – Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow – all take place on Earth-1 and Supergirl calls Earth-38 home, then you’d better believe it’s important for storytelling reasons.
Well, if you tuned in for the first part of the mega event this evening, then you no doubt remember the cliffhanger that saw Oliver Queen, Barry Allen and Kara Danvers setting course for Gotham City. Long story short, that’s where they’ll need to venture if they’re going to find the guys Cisco saw in a vision, those being the Monitor and John Deegan, the latter of whom was revealed as an Earth-1 resident near the top of the broadcast.
Taking that into account, we’ve gotten confirmation on Batwoman existing on Earth-1, which is really for the best. When you think about it, having her in the same universe designate housing the majority of Arrowverse shows makes it much easier for smaller scale crossovers to take place in the future. I know some of you were banking on Earth-38, but I’m glad the producers chose otherwise.
So, when the adventure does pick up tomorrow night, not only will we see Gotham’s newest protector kicking lots of butt, but we’ll also have to keep our eyes peeled for whatever Easter eggs will come our way. Don’t forget, Bane’s mask was revealed via a photo gallery a few days ago, so odds are that won’t be the only treat for DC diehards.
For more on what’s to come, be sure to check out the official synopsis for “Elseworlds, Part 2”:
THE ELSEWORLDS CROSSOVER CONTINUES IN GOTHAM CITY WITH BATWOMAN (RUBY ROSE) — With Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Barry (guest star Grant Gustin) still stuck in the other’s bodies, the two get a lead on John Deegan (guest star Jeremy Davies) and head to Gotham City with Supergirl (guest star Melissa Benoist) to figure out why their reality has changed. While there, they meet the mysterious Kate Kane (guest star Ruby Rose) who provides them with information that leads the group to Arkham Asylum. James Bamford directed the episode with teleplay by Marc Guggenheim and story by Caroline Dries.
“Elseworlds” continues this Monday night, December 10, on Arrow before wrapping up on Tuesday, December 11 on Supergirl.