Batwoman: "Kane, Kate" Preview Released

The CW has released a new preview for "Kane, Kate", the seventeenth episode of Batwoman's second season. The episode, which will be the penultimate episode of Season 2, is expected to revolve around the "revamped" Kate Kane (Wallis Day), whose return surprised fans earlier this season. The surprise return of Kate — who has been brainwashed into operating as Circe Sionis, the dead daughter of Roman Sionis/Black Mask (Peter Outerbridge) — definitely shocked viewers when it was first confirmed earlier this year, and as this week's episode revealed, Kate's new dual identity problem is beginning to impact her as well. After many fans had fancast Day in the role following the departure of Ruby Rose, the idea of seeing that storyline develop is definitely compelling.

"I actually went out for it last year, when they announced the departure of Ruby [Rose]," Day explained in an interview last month. "But a few weeks into the process, they said that they were heading in a different direction. But [showrunner] Caroline [Dries] wrote me an email letter and just said, 'Listen, we're going in a different direction, but if we do end up bringing Kate back, I'll give you a call.' And I was just like, 'Yeah, right, everyone always says this to the actors!'"

"But to be honest, I was really upset about it, because it just felt like such a right move," Day added. "You never really get excited, because you kind of get used to rejection as an actor, but it just gnawed at me. In January, Caroline called, and I was like, 'Yes, I do still want to play Kate! Let's do it!' And here we are."

You can check out the synopsis for "Kane, Kate" below!

"A VILLAINOUS PLOT - Batwoman (Javicia Leslie) struggles as Black Mask (guest star Peter Outerbridge) continues to raise the stakes with Circe (guest star Wallis Day) as his henchwoman. Alice (Rachel Skarsten) and Safiyah (guest star Shivaani Ghai) cross paths once again. Also starring Dougray Scott, Meagan Tandy, Nicole Kang and Camrus Johnson. Carl Seaton directed the episode written by Chad Fiveash and James Stoteraux."

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Batwoman airs Sundays at 9/8c on The CW. "Kane, Kate" will air on June 20th.