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Batwoman's Villain Is Exactly Who You Think She Is

SPOILER WARNING: This article contains major stories for "Pilot," the series premiere of Batwoman.

Batwoman isn't beating around the bush. "Pilot," the series premiere, revealed Alice is indeed Kate Kane's twin sister Beth. What's more, Kate came to this realization herself at the end of the episode, with a little help from Luke Fox.

Over the course of the episode, Kate revealed she never liked Batman, as well as the reason why. When she was younger, her mother was involved in a car accident with a school bus. Batman arrived on the scene almost immediately and -- so it seemed -- chose to get the villain over saving them. Kate managed to escape, but the car plummeted over the side of a bridge, killing her mother and sister (or so she thought). She later learned Batman had secured the car with two hooks, only for a slight miscalculation to cause it to fail.

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"For what it's worth, Bruce never stopped looking for your sister's body," Luke told Kate.

"It's worth more than you think," Kate replied. "Guy had the best tech on the planet. Why didn't he find her?"

As she mused, she looked at the knife Alice had thrown at her during their first battle. Looking more closely at it, she realized it had a big red jewel encrusted on it. She flashed back to the moments just before the car crash, where Beth showed off her necklace bearing the same jewel. Kate looked at her own matching necklace, then put two-and-two together. "Beth," she whispered.

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Even as she came to that realization, the episode cut to a shot of Alice, who admired a photograph of Kate and herself when they were younger. "I'll win you over, my dear sister," she mused with a smile on her face. "The two of us will rule Gotham -- together."

The character Alice made her first appearance in Detective Comics #854. She was created by Greg Rucka and J.H. Williams as an eccentric and violent foe for Batwoman. Later on in the run, it was revealed Alice is actually Beth Kane, Kate's identical twin sister who was once thought dead. Judging by the Batwoman pilot episode, The CW series is diving straight into this dynamic.

Written by Caroline Dries and developed by Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Batwoman stars Ruby Rose, Rachel Skarsten, Meagan Tandy, Camrus Johnson, Dougray Scott, Elizabeth Anweis and Nicole Kang. The series airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

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