Kate talks about how Beth wasn't found in the car with her mother, and as long as there was no body, there was hope. The searchers never found Beth's body, and Kate and Jacob continued searching. Kate figures that Jacob is looking for someone else.
Jacob tells the Crows about how Alice is a lunatic and Dodgson is traitor. Now they're undermining the Crows to terrorize the citizens of Gotham. He tells his men to stop them dead or alive.
Two Wonderland Gang members firebomb a Crow hummer. Batwoman attacks them and her new suit deflects their bullets. She gets in front of one of them as he runs and knocks him out. Batwoman removes his mask and asks where Alice is, and then leaves as more Crows arrive. The ganger goes for his gun and the Crows gun him down.
Batwoman drives through Gotham on her motorcycle, going to the Wayne Enterprises tower. She takes an elevator to the Batcave and Luke asks where she's been. He warns that she can't go out pretending to be Batman, and Kate insists that she has to find Alice and determine if she's her sister Beth.
The next morning, Vesper Fairchild announces that it's been four days since people apparently saw Batman. The citizens weigh in, figuring that Batman picked a good time to return. Kate meets with Catherine and Mary for breakfast, and Jacob arrives and says that the Crows might not have killed the ganger if Kate had joined his security group. Mary comments on Sophie being married to a man, and Catherine advises her daughter to drop it. Kate says that Alice is Beth, and explains that she got one of Alice's knives with a garnet birthstone like Beth had. Jacob insists that facts are facts, and Beth is dead. Kate says that she'll prove it to them and leaves.
Alice and her gang capture a family, serves them tea, and says that the rich of Gotham are still protected by the Crows. She tells the family that Jacob is a quitter and gives up, and it's time for Gotham to watch Jacob squirm. Dodgson reports that he couldn't find Alice's knife, and asks how Kate fits into Alice's plan. Alice says that Dodgson is jealous and kisses him, and Dodgson wants them to stay on point and make the Crows squirm. Alice insists that it's personal and she wants to make Jacob suffer the way she did by stripping away everything he cares about.
At the Batcave, Alice examines Alice's knife and then looks at a photo of her and Beth as children.
Young Kate has a nightmare, and Jacob hugs her. She makes Jacob promise they'll never stop looking for Beth.
Luke arrives and says that Wayne Enterprises has a device that can analyze DNA against another sample. He wants to talk about Batman's suit, pointing out that the city wants a hero that isn't there. Luke warns that the city needs a hero and Kate has become one, and shows Kate various Batman's equipment. He warns that they're dangerous tools and he doesn't know half of the stuff, and it was meant for Batman. Kate says that Luke sounds like his father Lucius, except Lucius was useful.
Kate approaches Sophie at the Crows base, and Sophie asks if the "Batman" everyone is talking about is Kate. Her former lover insists that she hates Batman, and Sophie warns that Jacob hates Batman as well. Jacob looks down from his office, and Kate takes Sophie somewhere private. She asks her to run the DNA on the knife, and Sophie insists that Alice isn't Kate's twin. Sophie warns that Kate is getting her hopes up, and says that Jacob would kill her if he found out. Kate takes the knife back and says that she would have come back sooner to stop Sophie's wedding.
A gas grenade rolls down the parking garage ramp and gang members come after the two women to get the knife. Kate and Sophie fight them off, but one of the gangers grabs the knife and drives off with the others.
Later, Kate apologizes to Sophie for dragging her into it. Jacob complains that Kate brought Alice to her doorstep, and Kate wonders how Alice knew she had the knife. Sophie sides with Kate, but Jacob insists that Alice is a cop killer. Kate tells Jacob that somewhere deep inside of Alice, she's actually Beth. Jacob ignores her and says that the GCPD gave the Crows permission to put Alice down. An aide reports that they traced the second Crow from the night before and followed him to a section of town.
Kate goes to Mary's clinic and asks to see the second ganger. Mary has him under treatment and found a batarang in him. Kate says that he's one of Alice's gang, and tells him to send a message to Alice: "waffles". She releases the ganger, and Kate tells Mary that if Alice is Beth, she'll know what "waffles" means.
That night, the Crows spot Dodgson on surveillance. They find him in a suburban neighborhood, and Jacob says that he knows where they are. He directs every available man to a specific dress. As they go, Kate calls Sophie and asks her to stall the Crows while she finds Alice. Sophie realizes that Kate is referring to the Waffle Stand, and Kate asks Sophie to buy her some time so she can prove Jacob wrong.
Kate through the city. Meanwhile, an alarm goes off in the Batcave. Luke tries to stop it, and turns on the Batcomputer. It shows Kate's location on the streets.
Kate drives to the now-abandoned Waffle Stand and waits for Alice.
Jacob brings Young Kate waffles, and Kate says that they should be looking for Beth. Her father points out that they've been looking for months and deserve a break, and Alice tells him that it was her fault. She climbed out of the car and left Beth, and wonders why she didn't try harder Jacob holders her as she cries.
The Crows break into the house and find the family dead. Jacob tells Sophie that it was their old house, and figures that Alice is trying to get into his head.
Kate hears Alice swinging on a nearby playground swing, and goes over to her. She refuses to say if she's Beth, and Kate reveals that she had her knife. Alice insists that they're sisters, and says that she knew the password "waffles". However, she then points out that the press mentioned that the two of them came there.
The Crows secure the crime scene, and Sophie tells Jacob that she knows where Alice is.
Kate points out that they found Beth's skull fragments, and Alice asks why she's there if that's the case. Alice describes the crash and how the thought of Kate coming to save her would keep her calm. Mary texts to ask where she is, and Alice asks Kate when she slept through the night after Beth disappeared. Kate says that she never did, and that she should have been with Beth when she was in the crash. Alice cuts her hand and gives her some blood to test her DNA.
The Crows arrive, guns drawn, and Kate steps between them and Alice. Jacob orders Kate out of the way, warning that Alice is in her head. They see that Alice has a head, and Alice refuses to drop it. Kate warns Jacob that if he shoots then he loses both of his daughters. Jacob orders his men to take Alice to Arkham, and they pull her away.
Sophie approaches Kate and says that she didn't tell the Crows Kate would be there. Alice tells Kate that there were three sisters, and Kate realizes that Alice isn't her sister.
At the clinic, the power goes out. Mary goes to the fuse box and Dodgson steps out of the shadows and tells her that Alice doesn't like competitio0n. He grabs Mary and chokes her, and she stabs him in the leg with a scalpel and runs into the next room. Dodgson grabs an axe and tries to cut through the door that Mary has barricaded, and Batwoman arrives and knocks him out. The power comes back up, and Mary cautiously peers out and realizes that Dodgson is gone. Batwoman is watching the TV as it comes on with the power, and a newscast shows that the van transporting Alice is under attacked.
Batwoman drives to the bridge where the van was attacked, and Luke calls her and warns the place is crawling with cops. Undeterred, Batwoman speeds up.
The van containing Alice sinks beneath the river waters, and Batwoman gets her out while wearing a rebreather. She gives it to Alice to breath, and Alice jerks awake and stares at Batwoman. The Crows shoot into the water, hitting the van, and it explodes knocking the two women apart.
Luke calls Batwoman as she lies unconscious on the side of the window. The police officers move in, and Luke tells Batwoman to get up as a dog approaches her. He remove-activate the fibrillator in the suit, and by the time the police get there Batwoman is gone.
The next day, Vesper reports about how Alice escaped and Batman wasn't there. She wonders if the people have put their hope in a ghost.
At the clinic, Mary draws a gun when she hears someone comes in behind her. It's Kate, who apologizes for missing dinner the night before. Mary tells her that she understands Kate needs to know about Alice, and says that Dodgson tried to kill her because Alice sees her as her replacement. Kate's stepsister accuses Kate of treating her like she doesn't exist, and Kate says that it isn't that way. Mary assures her that she didn't tell Jacob, and asks if Alice is worth it. Kate doesn't answer her, and Mary asks her to tell Alice that she's not a threat.
Jacob questions his people that they need to find out what's going on between the Wonderland gang and the GCPD. Kate comes in and tells Jacob that he's about to kill his own daughter. Jacob shows her the photos of the dead family and says that his Beth wouldn't have killed them. He tells Kate to drop it or he'll have her arrested, and Kate storms out.
Jacob tucks a blanket over the sleeping Kate, and sees a map of the area where the car went off the bridge. He breaks into tears and walks away. Kate wakes up and sees his crying, and Jacob calls her over and holds her. He tells her that Catherine's investigators found skull fragments on a nearby farm and had them tested, and they belong to Beth. Kate doesn't believe it, and calls Jacob a traitor for giving up before walking away.
Sophie tells Kate that Alice could have killed her. Kate accuses Sophie of lying to the military academy and selling her out, and Sophie insists that she'll never like to Kate. When Kate asks her if she's happy, Sophie says that she is and there is no "them". She tells Kate to move on and leaves.
The next day, Kate goes to see Luke. She thanks him for bailing her out, and figures that someone else doesn't want her to know the truth about the DNA on the knife. Luke tells her that she's getting people excited over nothing and leaves.
In the park, Catherine gives a man the knife and tells him to make it disappear and get rid of all the evidence showing he and the others went to the parking garage.
Kate writes in her journal that the people of Gotham want hope, and she found someone she didn't know or recognize. Now she feels doubt.
That night, Batwoman beats the captive Dodgson for answers.
Alice writes a letter to Kate saying that she's not the girl Kate expected her to be. She advises Kate to be careful of the darkness that comes with the suit, because it makes Kate as crazy as her.
Kate returns to her bike and finds a case left for her. There's a bat inside, and there's a note saying that Kate has her father's eyes.
Written by Gadfly on Oct 14, 2019