SPOILER WARNING: This article contains major stories for "The Rabbit Hole," the latest episode of Batwoman.
Alice is out for blood. In "The Rabbit Hole," the latest episode of Batwoman, the Wonderland Gang leader revealed her goal: to get revenge on Jacob Kane, the father she believes gave up on her.
As revealed in the series premiere, Alice is actually Beth Kane, Jacob's daughter and Kate's twin sister. She was involved in a car accident that sent her and her mother off a bridge and into the raging waters below. The crash killed her mother instantly, but she survived.
Though Jacob and Kate searched for months, they never found a body. Even Batman, Kate's cousin Bruce, was unable to recover the body. When fragments of Beth's skull were discovered nearby, she was declared dead. Jacob eventually moved on, despite Kate's insistence that her sister must still be alive.
When the episode picked up, Alice had invaded the home she grew up in. Even as the home's new owners sat bound and gagged, she lectured her Wonderland Gang cronies, laying out her goal: "Jacob Kane is not man enough to protect this city because he's a quitter, and when things get difficult, he gives up. I think it's time for Gotham to watch Commander Crow squirm."
She got even more personal with her boyfriend Chuck Dodgson, a former member of her father's private security team, the Crows. "My father gave up on me, and I want to make him suffer the way that I did, by stripping away everything that he cares about, until he's all alone," she told him.
Later, Kate managed to arrange a meeting with Alice. She found one of Alice's cronies and told him to pass a message along: "Waffles." That message, of course, referred to their favorite waffle shop from when they were growing up. Alice did indeed get the message, and they reunited outside their childhood hangout.
"They found skull fragments! They declared you dead," Kate insisted.
"Then whey are you still here?" Alice spat back. "If I were really your twin, wouldn't you feel something?"
Kate didn't answer, but countered with her own question: "How did you survive the crash?"
"We hit the water with a dramatic splash. When I opened my eyes, my mother's head was on the other side of the windshield. A surreal sight -- a motherless head," Alice recalled. "Poor Gabby. Or was it Abby? Nevertheless, it was cold. Have you ever had a tea party on the inside of a block of ice? It's much akin to that. Water rushed through every seam of the car, up to my knees and then to my neck. I didn't know whether to hold my breath or to scream! But as I tilted my head, like a little mouse, sucking in the increasingly shrinking bubble of air, one thought kept me calm: Surely someone will come and save me."
"I came here tonight to ask you one simple question: after I disappeared, when did you sleep through the night for the very first time?" she demanded.
Kate paused. "I haven't yet," she admitted.
Alice chuckled. "Sure you have," she said, to which Kate replied, "I never moved on."
"Why is that?" Alice asked.
"Because I never gave up hope that I would find you," Kate said.
"And why is that?" Alice pushed on.
"Because I should have been with you," Kate concluded.
Alice gazed at her for a moment, then rolled down her sleeve and cut her palm with the knife. "Here's my DNA, dear," she said. "Go prove it to Daddy."
Unfortunately, Kate never had the chance. After she confided in Sophie, Sophie turned around and told Jacob where Alice would be. The Crows descended on them and took Alice into custody. However, as they crossed over a bridge in Gotham, the police transport exploded and the truck plummeted into the river below.
Kate refused to let her sister disappear this way -- not again. Wearing the Batwoman mantle, she dove into the river after Alice and saved her from drowning. The effort nearly killed Kate; a subsequent explosion tore them apart, only for Kate to wash up upstream without Alice. She managed to escape without detection, but the incident revealed to Alice that Kate was the one wearing the Bat costume.
Notably, it seems Alice doesn't want to hurt Kate. In the series premiere, she revealed she wants Kate to join her on her attempt to take over Gotham: "I'll win you over, my dear sister. The two of us will rule Gotham -- together." Between that and the fact she didn't hurt Kate when she had the chance, Alice appears to have no ill intent for her sister. Nevertheless, the two will likely spar as the series continues, with Kate protecting both their father and Gotham from Alice's unhinged violence.
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.