Batwoman

Batwoman (2019)

19 mistakes in Down Down Down

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Down Down Down - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: In her rooftop fight with Tommy, Batwoman opens with a batarang, then sends him face down kicking him from behind. They wrestle some, and the railgun goes off once. In a wide shot when she punches him in the midsection a few times while he is trapped in an armlock, you can see the gun on the ground. He had it in hand in the previous shot and is still in his possession later. (00:35:00)

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Down Down Down - S1-E3

Plot hole: The demented villain is not keeping tabs on the elevators! The rescue teams can move freely around the tower, the elevator doors can be pried open with ease like Sophie and her husband do, so his threat is completely empty and ineffective, somewhat surpassed in idiocy only by Batwoman's response, who during the ultimatum gets back home and keeps busy spraypanting the suit and finding a wig for her date with the crazy guy at the top of the hour rather than taking 10 minutes or so to free the people trapped in the 7 elevators first, unopposed as she is, and go challenge the idiot later when he has no more hostages. It shoud also be noted that the villain made the "hostage" situation and the "one hour" ultimatum known only to Kate! The police and the Crows have no reason at all not to intervene with full force to check out who the crazy bomber guy is, but the police does not swarm the building and nobody finds odd to see a madman on top of the building under terrorist attack.

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Down Down Down - S1-E3

Plot hole: Kate in the Batcave says with absolute certainty "Alice doesn't know that Bruce Wayne is Batman. Whoever stole the gun, knew that Bruce had to have the suit to test it on." Both statements are leaps in logic with no foundation. Alice knows that Kate is Batwoman, and that Bruce's office is her center of operation (she even shines a bat-signal there!). It would be perfectly logical to assume that she made the connection. The testing bit is simply a non-sequitur; plenty of weapons can be made and tested on armor which fits the specifications, real or inferred, of a particular target, without being in possession of the item as a whole. (00:16:00)

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Down Down Down - S1-E3

Factual error: The villain drops the elevator full of waiters and catering staff; the display gives him no indication of whoever is in each elevator, but we can maybe assume it was a staff-only elevator and he knew it (it surely had no markings to indicate it). When Kate reaches the ground floor, everyone inside that elevator is lying unconscious in the corridor. I could understand if the survivors crawled there, but everyone is simply KO meters away from the elevator as if the impact happened there and not in the elevator shaft with a devastating buildup that had to be vertical and contained for obvious reasons. (00:29:30)

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Down Down Down - S1-E3

Character mistake: Batwoman does everything she can to rescue the elevator falling down after the villain detonates the bomb, but does nothing for the second one Tommy blows up to make her lose her footing when she is vulnerable. There is no message from Luke telling her anything, and she is not shown having a HUD with thermal readings or something like that, so there is simply no reason why she would risk everything to stop one elevator and completely ignore the fate of the next one which could be full of civilians as well.

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Down Down Down - S1-E3

Factual error: The villain triggers the detonation that causes the elevator with Kate's dad and stepmom to start falling. After an initial hiccup, the cabin begins a freefall. Only after this real fall begins and the elevator already fell a few floors down, Batwoman lands on another elevator. Pauses. Shoots her rope to the top of the shaft. Hooks it. Pauses. Shoots from Chekhov's gun the double edged harpoon, which effortlessly sticks to the top of the elevator cabin and halts the ruinous fall with a smooth slowdown and no oscillation. All of that happening because somehow the elevator in all those seconds is just a handful of floors lower, even if it was plummeting at breakneck speed from the very first shot. (00:35:40)

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Down Down Down - S1-E3

Plot hole: During the investigation for the security breach at Wayne Enterprises, the policemen are recalled for an emergency at the Gazette. (would make no sense that they are so short on men right in the core of the city that they'd need to call people away from an active investigation like that, but fine). The radio code used is "10-54", which is supposedly according to sources online "possible dead body", it perfectly fits the situation. When Kate arrives on site, people are just then starting to flock the area. Where have they all been before? It is impossible that someone called the police on it, who are somewhere else entirely, but several minutes passed by and every curious bystander is just arriving now with the protagonist. (00:11:50)

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Down Down Down - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: In the lobby, Mary advances towards an injured woman she diagnoses from meters away. Seen from the front, she is holding her phone in the right hand. In the back view though, she has it in her left hand. The phone switches hand again when she commands the paramedics to go check her again. (00:32:45)

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Down Down Down - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: After some awkwardness in the elevator, Kate arrives at the party. Walks to the left and she comes across a blonde wearing blue pants and top. The woman holds her drink in her left hand, which becomes the right in the reverse shot. (00:20:30)

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Down Down Down - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: Tommy makes his unceremonious exit, and Kate spots Reagan. During the sequence with her, the same couple (she wears a reddish dress and has black hair in a ponytail) appears by the stretcher and then a few meters behind, even further behind when the camera is on Sophie reacting to her "There you are." (00:39:10)

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Down Down Down - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: In the elevator, Kate's dad is looking at the electric wires with a flashlight. His wife says "How can this city trust us to protect it", and he lowers the torch. Next shot, he has it still pointed at the circuitry, and he lowers it only a second later. (00:31:20)

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Down Down Down - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: At the university, Sophie ends up chasing away anyone interested in Mary. She motions her to go and in a close-up says "Kinda looking for my future husband here." Behind her, a woman with a bike is walking right to left. In the next shot, the woman is walking starting from a point much further back than before, and even more noticeably, two girls calmly make their way halfway through the stairs and sit down...but they were already sitting there in that previous shot. (00:12:50)

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Down Down Down - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the episode, Kate is sitting at Bruce's desk. In front of her as the camera closes in there's a newspaper, and it is slightly raised because it overlaps a packet of letters. A few seconds later Kate puts down the black card, and the newspaper, which she has not touched, is sitting perfectly horizontal on the desk. (00:02:10)

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Down Down Down - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: Kate arrives in front of the newspaper. Directly behind her a guy a bit on the chubby side is arriving as well. But he already was in the crowd shown before, looking at the dummy. (00:11:40)

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Down Down Down - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: In the shot when Luke puts back on the table the double action grapple hook, the large bullet-shaped item next to it changes position compared to the rest of the scene. (00:11:30)

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Down Down Down - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: The bat-signal (or bat-light as Alice calls it) is on a rooftop looking entirely different from the one established in the first episode (from minute 4 on). (00:03:10)

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Suggested correction: Yes, because Kate re-designed it.

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Ohhh, okay. I must have missed the part when she said she was doing it, my bad. Which episode?

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I'll have to look that up, which I will when I have a chance, but it follows in line with the redesign of the batsuit and emblem.

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Down Down Down - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Alice quips "And I am the crazy one...!" at the sight of Batwoman's wig, her hand is on the breach, then suddenly between Kate's hands. (00:36:40)

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Down Down Down - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: The quantity of blood behind Batman's dummy changes; in the overhead shoot of the crowd it runs horizontally along the step for an area 3-4 inches wide, while in the subsequent close-up there's no such trim. (00:12:00)

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Down Down Down - S1-E3

Revealing mistake: During the sequence with a crowd in front of the Gazette looking at the dummy on the stairs, there is a shot with the camera panning up (right after Kate arrives). Look in the crowd on the left side; a kid is following the movement of the camera on the crane instead of looking at the 'crime scene'. (00:11:50)

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Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Two - S1-E9

Trivia: The version of Batman played by famous Bat-voice Kevin Conroy is a darker version of that from the graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns. The line "the world only makes sense when you force it to" is a version of a line from that comic (also used in Batman V Superman), also "Clark always said yes to anything with a badge or a flag." There are also elements from Batman Beyond, which first aired in 1999 (hence Earth-99), in which Conroy voiced an older Bruce Wayne mentoring a new Batman. The whole scene is full of nods to other versions - describing Kryptonite as "a little souvenir from the old hometown" is a Lex Luthor line from the original Superman movie, and him describing Superman as "strange visitor from another planet, with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men" comes from Superman serials from the 40s and 50s.

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