Batwoman airs on The CW on Sunday nights.
The latest episode really didn't explore a great deal other than the relationship between Kate and her sister Alice. Kate grabbed Alice and forced her to tell what happened.
So we learned that when the car sank -- with Kate, Alice and their mother -- Alice didn't drown, she woke up in a strange house with a man and with a boy named Mouse. Mouse can mimic people's voices. The man told Alice that he'd called the police to let them know she was alive.
However, a little later, she and Mouse are watching TV when she hears a news bulletin about how she is still missing.
The man turns off the TV and when Alice refuses to let the subject go, he takes her downstairs and locks her in a room.
Rachel Skarsten is the perfect balance of dramatic and comedic as Alice. She's truly becoming one of my favorite DCTV villains
That's from the episode I'm talking about. Kate has handcuffed Alice and to make her talk? She calls their father. She knows he will track her phone. So she and Alice know it will be a very limited time before he finds them.
So child Alice is locked away. She manages to get out and runs to the phone. She calls her father. She says this is Alice and she needs him. The man tells her not to do that again and if anyone ever shows up, he will kill them.
So Kate (as a child) is with her father and he is driving to the place where the call came from.
The man tries to keep Kate's father out of the house and insists it was a bad joke. Kate's father barges in. He hears noise upstairs and goes there. It's Mouse. The man insists Mouse made the call.
Kate goes in the house and ends up outside the room Alice is locked in. She calls her sister's name. Alice, on the other side, is crying and wants to call back but doesn't want the man to kill Kate.
Mouse, under duress, does Kate's voice and Kate's father (Jacob) leaves.
So Jacob and Sofia are trying to find present day Kate and Alice. Sofia learns from Jacob that Jacob's second wife paid a lab to say that deer bones were Alice's bones and that he thinks this woman -- this criminal -- is his daughter Alice.
Alice is trying to get Kate to drink. Why? Turns out she's drugged her. Kate passes out.
When she comes to, she's handcuffed and at the home Alice was taken to as a child.
Kate's cell phone is lost, the signal that Jacob and Sofia were following.
But Jacob recognizes where they are. He does a sharp turn in the opposite direction. Why? He remembers this place. It's near the home where the 'fake' call from Alice came all those years ago.
Sofia goes to check out buildings behind the house while Jacob goes in the house.
Jacob finds Alice. He's aiming a gun. She's got a knife. She tells him basically that she can't believe he would give up and stop looking for her. She begins poking herself with the knife. Jacob puts his gun down and away and starts talking to her. "Beth," he calls her because her real name is Elizabeth. She says he's finally accepting/admitting that she's his daughter. He goes to hug her and . . . she stabs him repeatedly.
She's not going to forgive him.
Sofia hears Kate call to her in one of the buildings. She runs over in that direction only to be beaten up by Mouse (who is mimicking Kate's voice). They fight.
Sofia finally manages to get out of the building. She bumps into Kate.
Alice is ready to kill Jacob. Kate walks in with a gun to Mouse. She tells Alice to let their father go or she'll kill Mouse.
Alice doesn't believe her. That's when Sofia walks in, aims her gun at Mouse and says she will have no trouble killing Mouse.
So Jacob is let go.
Later, Alice and Mouse plot their future.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"
Monday, November 4, 2019. War Hawk Joe Biden continues to struggle, protests continue in Iraq and where is journalist Saba Almahdawi?
Let's note this at the top.
Let's note this at the top.
Where is she? And is this like when Nouri al-Maliki was prime minister, how, in his second term, he began kidnapping and targeting reporters?
We should all be asking where Saba Almahdawy is. Hahdi al-Mahdi was murdered and many of us believe that was on Nouri's orders. We should all be asking, right now, while it matters, were is Saba Almahdawy.
Moving to the US where the race for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination continues. The race continues but with one less candidate.
More of a media creation than an actual sensation, Beto ran because . . . If he had been able to articulate it, he'd still be in the race.
The media cheered him on . . . until he started talking about the wars. Then they went after him -- starting with the 'fact check' provided by THE WASHINGTON POST. They repeatedly undermined him.
After the national support he got from the press when he ran for the Senate, it must have been confusing for him to see the same press turn on him.
War Hawk Joe Biden hasn't dropped out. However, his campaign is still reeling from Friday's revelation that he's polling fourth in Iowa. Fourth.
Alexander Burns (NEW YORK TIMES) reported:
Ms. Warren appears to have solidified her gains in the first voting state while Mr. Buttigieg has climbed quickly to catch up with Mr. Sanders and overtake Mr. Biden, the onetime front-runner. Ms. Warren is drawing support from 22 percent of likely caucusgoers, while Mr. Sanders is at 19 percent, followed by Mr. Buttigieg at 18 percent and Mr. Biden at 17 percent.
The survey is full of alarming signs for Mr. Biden, who entered the race in April at the top of the polls in Iowa and nationally. He is still in the lead in most national polls, but his comparatively weak position in the earliest primary and caucus states now presents a serious threat to his candidacy. And Mr. Biden’s unsteadiness appears to have opened a path in the race for other Democrats closer to the political middle, particularly Mr. Buttigieg.
Natasha Korecki (POLITICO) adds:
Biden’s campaign, meanwhile, has been forced to scale down expectations of his performance here. He has already seen Warren overtake him in the polls and is also battling the grassroots energy behind Sanders.
“You might expect that a frontrunner is going to lose some ground as other candidates become more visible,” said Selzer. “It’s not just that there’s not enough numbers to go around. It’s that he’s not wearing well. It’s the trend, it’s the decline.”
Poor Joe. Turns out "more of the same" is not a rallying cry in an election.
If Biden comes in fourth in Iowa, it's very hard for him to come in first in South Carolina. The argument for Joe is that he's electable. Joe's campaign has been preparing the press for the likely reality that he loses Iowa and then New Hampshire. They're trying to say that doesn't matter because he will win South Carolina. Not likely if he loses Iowa and New Hampshire. The two early losses would force many voters in South Carolina to reconsider the claim that Joe is most electable. That's what's driven and sad and pathetic campaign. It's protected him from his problematic behavior with women, it's protected him from his estranged relationship with the truth. If he loses Iowa and New Hampshire, he's just another failed candidate.
Kyle Balluck (THE HILL) mangles a new poll:
Front-runner Joe Biden’s support held steady in a new poll of the 2020 Democratic presidential race that saw Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg make gains.
The poll from ABC News and The Washington Post released early Sunday found Biden with 27 percent support from Democrats and independents who lean toward the party, unchanged from a similar survey in early September.
Warren, however, gained 4 percentage points, climbing from 17 percent to 21 percent. The results mark a new high in the poll for the senator, ABC News noted.
Buttigieg, who is now at 7 percent, added 3 points since early September.
According to the survey, support for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was also constant, holding at 19 percent.
So the actual news would be that Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg increased their numbers, while Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders -- and Bernie Sanders -- remained steady.
Three new national polls: Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders lead Democrats cnn.it/329VdAg
See, even in the headline, CNN gets it accurate while THE HILL tries to treat Pete's distant fourth place as the equivalent of Sanders, Warren and Biden -- all of whom have double digits while Pete remains in the single digits.
This as Joe's gaffes just continue to multiply.
Joe Biden might be the first president primary candidate to s**t his pants on stage.
Many are disputing Collin's claim. Many who were present. But if that's what went out on TV, yes, Joe looks ridiculous. When there was the big mistake at the Academy Awards, I was very clear on what I saw from my seat and very clear that it might have looked different on TV -- I don't know where the cameras were. For those of us present, we saw Warren immediately attempt to call a pause and correct what he rightly saw as an error. Those watching at home may have seen something different due to where the camera focused.
In Iraq, the protests continue.
Iraqi demonstrators block Al-Sanak Bridge during the ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad, Iraq November 4, 2019. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
Iraq officials: 3 killed in protest outside Iran consulate cp24.com/world/iraq-off…
We're going to end on the topic we started with:
They're trying to kidnap our live.where is Saba almahdawy
Sec Pompeo the iraqi government has kidnaped Saba Almahdawy an iraqi female human rights activist, they have started to silence the activists voices who was showing the world what’s really happening inside the country
Saba Almahdawy is a young Iraqi female used to help the wounded protesters today she was kidnapped by an armed group & we know nothing about where she is now & the Iraqi goverment didnt start to find were is she this is what happennig to Iraqi female if we try to seek our rights