Batwoman

Batwoman (2019)

19 mistakes in Who Are You?

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Who Are You? - S1-E4

Factual error: The very first shot of Kate and Reagan taking a walk in downtown Gotham for the lunch date is a wide-angle view. Several flags on the right side of the screen are visible, including the City of Chicago flag with its 4 red stars and the State of Illinois flag. (00:13:20)

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Who Are You? - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: After the title screen, Sophie is reviewing Batwoman footage. First shot and two agents, one with a hat and one with blonde hair in a bun, walk behind her, right to left, met by another agent looking at something in her hands. Cut to the screen Sophie is looking at, and a few seconds later the same extras are doing their exact same walking routine starting from the exact spot. (00:01:25)

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Who Are You? - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: In Bruce's office, the museum curator turns around to ask her assistant "Margot, is that the last lens change?" She initiates that line holding the handbag with her right hand, but in the reverse shot she is using that hand to point at her, since the purse instantly went under an armpit. (00:04:10)

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Who Are You? - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: In the three-way meeting during the museum party, Sophie says "Sorry, I didn't realise you were here with anyone." A woman in a flower dress passes right behind her. Cut to Kate for awkward moments of silence, and back to Sophie, with the woman who did not make a millimeter of progress in her walk during that second. Even worse, seconds later when she says "You two have fun" the same woman is repeating the action from the beginning. (00:28:25)

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Who Are You? - S1-E4

Other mistake: Magpie is surprised by the guard at the beginning of the episode; the guard is running in the room, hand going for the gun. After a cut to her with close-up on her elaborate fetching of the bombs with her awkward nails, the man is standing still, hand down his leg, only then going for the weapon. Two bombs fall at his feet, one per foot, touching the feet directly. Obviously he just looks at what they are instead of jumping back, and they explode in a single mushroom cloud CGI explosion, to his left. (00:01:10)

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Who Are You? - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Reagan and Kate have the break-up talk, Reagan catches her in a lie and says "You just said you were on a call." Behind her, a man with a conspicuous shirt (black with red drawings on it) walks off, and is in a following shot walking down the street, leaving for good. Right before she says "All I ask for is a little honesty", several seconds later, the funny shirted man is back behind her. (00:34:05)

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Who Are You? - S1-E4

Plot hole: Analyzing the remains of the explosion on the bridge does not lead to the retrieval and identification of the detonator who triggered the bomb, but Sophie deduces that it must be unreleased technology from Hamilton's, because of the extreme precision with a convoy that had 7 vehicles. The vehicles in the bridge scene in episode 2 were proceeding in a line and several meters apart. There was nothing unique in the detonation as shown, any stooge pushing a button on a remote control could have hit with the same 'precision' without breaking a sweat. (00:12:30)

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Who Are You? - S1-E4

Plot hole: The whole pearl necklace situation is a scene choke-full of mistakes. What we witness is Batwoman 'protecting' people from explosions of terrible superimposed CGI who look absolutely harmless, don't hurt anybody, are generally tiny and at great distance from everyone. The culmination happens when to thwart the threat of the single pearl left (the pearls all explode at different times, must have super high tech nano-detonators) Batwoman throws the batarang with millimetre precision at the small hand of a little girl, somehow knocking away the object, somehow not making it explode (how could she know hitting it violently wouldn't?) and leaps on the girl to shield her eyes from the explosion. Explosion which should be very distant since it comes from a single tiny pearl violently knocked away by a metal batarang before Kate' sprint, but somehow is still so big and devastating to horrify the crowd, larger than anything seen in the museum with dozens more and close by.

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Who Are You? - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Reagan says "Sound like I have nothing to worry about" referring to Sophie, to the left of the frame a black couple meets a friend in a hug. In the next shot, they keep walking and Reagan says "I used to live there", passing by the same guy, not yet reached by the friend. (00:13:45)

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Who Are You? - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: Magpie is trying to steal a Faberge egg. We see her lowering herself from the ceiling, a POV shot that positions her right in front of it and she makes the grabby hand gesture thingy like in her first heist. Batwoman throws a batarang, severing her cable and she falls on the floor, vertically. Nowhere near the jewelry case that was supposedly in her reach. (00:09:50)

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Who Are You? - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: Somehow, Alice and a couple goons in conspicuous attire are just waiting by Catherine's car in the cemetery without her noticing. When she says "You know the thing I love about bad guys?" Elizabeth Anweis' hand is not in frame. Yet in the other shots you can see (use the jacket lapel as reference) that the hand, raised above the elbow level, should be visible. (00:06:20)

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Who Are You? - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: Kate grabs her phone bedside, reading Luke Fox's message (complete with apropos bat-emoji). She puts it away and says "Sorry" to her fling, immediately placing the phone hand down her back, with the right hand being on her shoulder instead. New angle, and the hands switched position (left on shoulder, right hand at the middle of the back). After a few seconds of terrible lying, Reagan says "That sounds...really serious..." and you can also see a lot of hair moved in front of her shoulder. When they begin snogging before she goes there is more switching hand position business between cuts too, with the left hand being behind and in front. (00:02:30)

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Who Are You? - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: Magpie tosses aside the cable severed by Batwoman's batarang. In two different overhead shots, the cable lies on the ground in two completely different ways. Even assuming during their fight they could have accidentally hit one end of it with the foot when it was not in frame, it still does not account for the massive difference. (00:10:00)

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Who Are You? - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: Kate is on her lunch date with Reagan. Panning shot of the Chicago aka Gotham street. There's a family with mom, dad and two kids, with a girl in purple that climbs up leaning on the railing, and her brother follows shortly. A closer angle follows ("Why the hell did you move back here", Reagan asks) and the two kids have yet to step to the railing, and do it in reverse order. Even more remarkable; at the very end of their long conversation, in the shot when Fox's message pops up, they are STILL by the same family despite the fact that they have been walking and passing several other people all along. (00:13:20)

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Who Are You? - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: In bed with the barista at the beginning of the episode, Kate puts her hand on her back. She says "I heard she's doing Batman" and Ruby Rose's hand is on her bare skin; reverse angle and you have the hand on the sheet that suddenly covers her. Next shot and the hand is on her neck, with hair rearranged accordingly. (00:01:50)

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Who Are You? - S1-E4

Character mistake: In his drug-induced stupor, Dodgson thinks he is talking to Alice and says that "She" does not know about Mouse, 'She' being Batwoman. Because, again, he is supposed to be talking to Alice. But his last line is that 'She' has big plans for him, and that would be Alice. (00:25:00)

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Who Are You? - S1-E4

Factual error: At the end of the episode, Batwoman shoots her Bat-rope at the villain and yanks her off the building she made her escape to. Magpie is not a superhuman invulnerable being; assuming the grapple didn't puncture anything in her flesh and just hooked to some part of the costume like her backpack, she still is pulled with force from well above the 5th floor of a building to the end of the street, back first into a fountain, with a water level so shallow that she backpaddles into it as soon as she lands without being submerged. She does not experience a single moment of shock or stun from an uncontrolled fall of that magnitude. (00:33:00)

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Who Are You? - S1-E4

Plot hole: The whole "booby trapped frozen room" does not make any sense. Let's try to ignore the fact that it is entire speculation and a huge leap of faith on Mr. Fox's part that the trap works that way or that it's the only one, and that it wouldn't make sense (especially for a thief) to have something so erratic rigged to destroy your whole expensive equipment and jewelry stash - at most something directed at the door or a small charge to destroy your HD to cover your tracks. Still, it is supposed to react to any minuscule variation of temperature in the room and is triggered by a small sneeze, but Batwoman opens the door normally, and that alone would create a variation in temperature much bigger than her breath's (just think of what happens when someone does that in real life!). (00:21:40)

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Who Are You? - S1-E4

Plot hole: Fox is alerted by the alarms that there is an intruder in the house, exactly in Wayne's office. He has to make his way up from the Batcave to the main residence, enter by the door and then he gets knocked out by Magpie. As it turns out at the end of the episode, she had the place perfectly scouted (and it was shown anyway that the intruder was already in the office when the alarm rang), so there's no reason at all why she'd still be there to assault him, considering the necklace was not guarded by some bulletproof crystal or anything of the sort and if she planned such a bold theft in broad daylight she surely wouldn't take her time to get what she came for. (00:15:25)

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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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