Batwoman – S02E11 – Arrive Alive [Transcript]

With Batwoman and The Crows each hot on the trail of the False Face Society, their efforts collide, and tension escalates. Alice seeks out Enigma,and Sophie and Ryan find some common ground
Batwoman - S02E11 - Arrive Alive

Original air date: April 18, 2021

Now that Black Mask has Angelique to make Snakebite, he recruits new drivers to move ingredients to his lab. Batwoman stops one of the drivers, only to discover Sophie, disrupting her infiltration. Jacob, acting erratically, replaces Sophie with Crows Agent Russell Tavaroff on the task force. Ryan convinces Sophie to replace the driver in Mary’s car. She completes the fear toxin delivery with help from Luke and his Batmobile AI, and places a tracker in the canisters. Sophie follows the tracker to Black Mask. She is rescued by Batwoman, and they capture Black Mask, but he forces his release by threatening Angelique. Agent Tavaroff finds Batwoman’s blood where she and Black Mask fought. Elsewhere, Alice holds Enigma hostage, trying to get her memories of Kate removed. Alice attempts to stop her hallucinations of young Kate, but fails and hallucinates Ocean. The real Ocean breaks into the office and confronts Alice for choosing to kill him. They fight, and Enigma escapes, releasing their memories of one another. Angelique tells Black Mask her Snakebite recipe is unreliable and she must find Ocean. Sophie later examines Mary’s car and finds the AI, learning that Ryan is Batwoman.

* * *

[Tires squealing]

Man: Come on. Hurry it up.


Come on.

[Tires squealing]

You lasted 3 pathetic days behind bars before you broke and tried to bring me down.

I swear I didn’t sell you out.

If you’d taken a fall as I asked, did you really think I was gonna let you rot in prison?

I needed you to be my Michelin star chef.

[Chemicals hissing]

[Angelique grunting]

Ever since ocean’s disappearance, we’ve had issues with quality control.

He always said the snakebite formula was toxic if it wasn’t cooked using his “secret method.”

Aah! Aah! Ohh, ohh!


I can help you.

Heh heh heh.

Aah! Hss!

Ohh! Ohh!

Well, the final ingredient will be delivered soon, and if I’ve gone through all this trouble just to find out you can’t cook after all, well…

At least I have what I need to dissolve your body.

Unh! Aah! Aah!

Sophie: Hey. We don’t know much, but the good news is I think she’s alive.

You didn’t find a body?

It was an ambush.

We found the bodies of the agents transporting her, but Angelique was gone.

Ok, ok. So false face got her.

Well, where did it happen?

Descriptions, plates!

Ryan, leave this alone.

False face is dropping bodies all over Gotham.

Will you let me help you?

How? How can you help us?

I know Angelique the best.

Stand down and let me do my job.

I’ll call you when I have news.

Crowphie says ang was kidnapped by false face.

Damn it. If ang had just let me help her.

Ang said false face wanted her to cook snakebite, yeah?

Yeah, yeah, yeah. That’s why she tried to get out.

She didn’t want that life.

Well, they still want it for her.

Eyewitnesses reported that two cars ambushed the SUV that ang was inside.

A couple hours later, those same cars were involved in a heist at Gotham pharmaceutical.

They’re stocking up on supplies.

Do they need anything else?

The one ingredient that wouldn’t be at that warehouse is fear toxin.

So they’ll hit somewhere else.

Can you put a trace on those cars?

Well, I flagged them both in the city grid, so as soon as either one makes an appearance on traffic cams, you’re up, Batwoman.

Good. I’ll be ready.

You gonna loop in Sophie?

So ang can slip through her fingers again?

Not a chance.

Dr. Rhyme?

From the look of things.

I’m Jackson, your new patient. Yeah.

Ahh. Yes. My 5:30.

Please sit down.

I am… Sitting, so…

Yikes. Heh.

This is very disturbing.

You mean, my divorce?

I can read between the lines, you sick puppy.

Who hurt you?

I’m so sorry I’m running late.

What is going on here?


Mmm. Lost cause. I saved you the headache…


You were working with Julia pennyworth.

And I appreciate you sending her on a long vacation because I need some alone time with you.

Safiyah hired me to erase your memories of ocean.

You’re obviously here to get them back.

I assume that’s what this is all about.

From what I recall, you were in love, I made you forget your feelings and consequently helped turn you into…


Keep them. I don’t need the hassle.

Then why did you track me down?

I have someone else I need to forget.

My sister.


Black Caviar And Blackway’s “What’s Up Danger-Black Caviar Remix” Playing…

♪ What’s up, danger? ♪

♪ Danger, danger ♪

♪ Danger ♪

♪ What’s up, danger? ♪

Voice: Don’t deviate from your individual route.

You have 4 minutes to reach pickup, or we’ll consider you burned.

See you at the finish line.

[Tires squealing]

♪ What’s up, danger? ♪

♪ Like, what’s up, danger? ♪

[Tires squealing]

♪ Don’t be a stranger ♪

♪ What’s up, danger? ♪

Hyah! Unh!

[Both grunting]

Tell me where they’re going!

You have no idea what you’ve just done.


I’m burned.

Thanks a lot.

Excuse me? No, no, no.

It’s not my fault you stole the car I was looking for!

I was undercover!

We I.D.ed the driver and brought him into custody so I could switch places.

Wait, wait, wait.

Are you in the middle of the heist?

Get in the car and drive!

I told you. I’m burned!

Black mask gives out the location on these phones minutes before the heist begins, and he only gives the drop-off info after the pickup is complete, and if you show up late…

They know something’s up and abort.


Everything was on the phone.

Now it’s wiped, and I got nothing.

You’re the one who said we’d never be partners.

Stay out of my business.

Alice: You are alive because you have an uncanny ability to erase memories, and as much as my dear sister is very much deceased in reality…


She lives on… in here.

I’ve been having hallucinations of her.

What does she look like?

The way she did when we were 13 before everything changed.

Do you understand…

Why she appears to you as a child and why that means you shouldn’t erase her?

You are working pro bono here, doc.

Why don’t we just skip through the diagnosis and go straight to the treatment?

Because you’re asking me to excise a person from your memory who’s been in your life since you shared your mother’s womb.

Whether you admit it or not, Kate matters to you.

Erasing her will radically change your personality.

Yeah. I’ll stop hallucinating.

Kate’s memory isn’t a cancer inside your brain.

In fact, I believe she’s your last moral compass.

Well, I’d hate to lose that.


You are a monster, Alice…

But you’re rational.

Imagine if you were at the mercy of every dark impulse.

Is that what you want?

I am not into self-reflection…

And considering this is apparently our doing,

I’d say you owe me.

Ok, but we have to do this safely, so…

You need to confront Kate

and make these visions disappear.

Then in theory I can wipe her from your memory without completely fracturing your psyche, hmm?

It’s the only way this might work.

Hmm. Now see, that is a positive attitude.

Ok. Ahem.

Commander, I have an update. I…

Agent Moore.

Agent tavaroff and I were just discussing your false face operation.

What’s the latest?

Unfortunately, Batwoman interfered, and they aborted the whole thing.

Do you have a line on the other drivers?

Not yet.

Black mask executed 3 crows agents.

If he gets away with that, it’s gonna be open season on us all.

That’ll be all, Tavaroff.

Yes, commander.


I’ll find another way in.

You put yourself behind the wheel of a heist car?

I didn’t have time to bring another agent up to speed, sir.

Do you want to know my theory?

I think you guaranteed your informant she’d be safe, and now black mask has her.

You’re making it personal, and it’s gonna get you killed.

I’m doing my job.

So am I.

Effective immediately, I’m putting agent Tavaroff in charge of the operation.

Sir, respectfully,

Russell Tavaroff shouldn’t be leading a hostage recovery.

He’ll go in guns blazing.

False face declared war on us, not the other way around!

I am not letting you throw yourself in front of a bullet for Angelique Martin!

She picked her side!

Commander, what is this actually about?

You’ve been really off lately…

Get out!

Get out!

Sophie: My lead on Angelique didn’t pan out.

That’s it? You’re giving up?

Kane sent me home.

Got my cover blown by Batwoman, but somehow, that’s my fault.

Come on, soph.

This is b.s.

Ryan, I don’t want to freak you out, but the new guy who’s taken the lead, he is going to scorch the earth to take down false face, and that includes Angelique.

Ok. Does this guy know where Angelique is?

It’s only a matter of time.

Ok. Well, we need to find her first.

What I need is an undercover asset who can drive a car like she just qualified for the indy 500.

Why is that?

False face is planning another fear toxin heist just as soon as he finds a new driver.

Oh, no. Ha ha! No way.

Come on. I am good.

I can prove it to you.

Girl, it is way too dangerous.

Ok. So is sitting here feeling sorry for ourselves when a homicidal drug lord is using my ex to cook his dope.


Look. You and I got ang into this mess.

We need to find her before your crows do.

What other options have you got?

Take a deep breath, Alice.

What is that?

What do you feel?

Don’t be a smartass. Just answer quickly.

A warm hand.



Go figure.

So you want me to leave you alone?

Turns out you’re a paradox.

You gave me the idea to erase Kate in my mind… Kudos for that… But you also happen to be Kate, so, uh, there’s the door.

What am I missing?

Stop that.

Make me!

You always thought you knew me better than I knew myself.

That’s why you’re so scared of me.

I can see you have so much love to give.

You would see it, too, if you just look at yourself.

You condescending, little know-it-all.

Do you want to know who I really am?

A manipulator.

I wanted you to think I loved you as much as you loved me because that’s what sisters do, but I felt nothing for you!

For anyone.

You’re not remembering right.

I should have told you the truth.

I was born with this bad brain, and it is only capable of hate and jealousy and bitterness.

That’s not true.

You wouldn’t have taken so many bullets to save me.

Beth… I’m your sister, and I’ll always believe in you.

Thanks, sis. That means a lot to me.

Except it doesn’t because you’re dead.

Ocean: A master manipulator with no feelings.

Give me a break.

Kate: Isn’t she so silly?

No, no, no. I just got rid of you!


I’m beginning to think you’re toying with me.

Ryan: Ooh! Whoo! Nice!

Ok, ok. Let me see.

Mary was sweet enough to lend us her car, but if there is so much as a bug on the windshield after this, she made it clear we’ll both end up in the trunk.

Look at all these… Cylinders.

Can I take it for a spin?

I got some info from the last driver on how he was hired.

You’ll have to run through a series of street racing moves.

No way of knowing what they’ll be.

Piece of cake.

They’re gonna interview you.

You’ll have to know everything about this car and how to maneuver it.

Ok, ok. Well, uh…

We got the gas pedal.

I’m kidding, ok?

Do you know what red-lining is, what backpedaling means, how to measure your camber and airflow?

Are you helping me, or are you just looking for an excuse to call this off?

I just want this to work.

We are going to get ang back, ok?

I’ll do my part. I’ll study.

What happens after they hire me?

You’ll wait for the coordinates of the pickup, they’ll put the payload in your car, and on your way to the drop-off, you pull over and place the tracking device inside the fear toxin canister.

That will lead us to where they have Angelique.

Ok. When’s the interview?

Without the crows, I had to reach out to someone for help setting it up, but don’t worry.

He’s trustworthy.

Ryan… is it?

Look here.

No prob, Larry.


Luke. Sorry, sorry.

No worries.

You’re Mary’s roommate, yeah?

Mm-hmm. You know what?

I actually think I served you here once.


Shirley temple, right?

I don’t think that was me.

Can we save the getting to know each other part for later?

Come on.


All right.

I just deployed your false identity.

Robyn Wilde?

Yeah. It’s harder to screw up if it’s closer to your real name.

So you are a fast and furious getaway driver with a rap sheet 10 miles long, and I’m gonna spoof a text message from a known false face associate recommending you for the job.



Luke, I owe you one. Thanks.

No problem.

I’m gonna go gas up the car.

What’s this?

Comms for us to communicate without Sophie knowing, a tracker to place on the fear toxin, and a portable version of the Batmobile’s AI.

AI? What AI?

You didn’t notice I installed it with the new paint job?


I thought my driving skills were getting better.

Yeah, no.

Hook it up to Mary’s ride so you don’t bounce off too many walls.



I’m just gonna say it.

I realize ang is in trouble, but you teaming up with Sophie like this, these lies, it’s a bad idea, ok?

She’s gonna figure out who you are.

She’s smart.

She still thinks I’m lucky not to be in jail.

I’ll be fine.

Alice: You said confront Kate, so I destroyed that little snot-nosed twerp, and then ocean comes in and ruins it!

I wasn’t even thinking about him!

When Safiyah ordered me to erase your memories of ocean, you begged me not to do it.

Ha ha ha! Begged?

Either you’re being dramatic, or I was.

Ocean came back into your life and unlocked a piece of your memory, which is proof that Kate, your subconscious, was correct.

You are capable of emotion and attachment.

Do you want to know why you’re wrong?

Because I killed ocean, and I felt… Nothing.

So rip these hideous ghosts out of my mind!

[Tires squealing]

Woman: ♪ You know I live for this ♪

♪ Yeah, yeah ♪

Man: ♪ Yeah ♪

Woman: ♪ I like it dangerous ♪

♪ Yeah, yeah ♪

♪ Yeah ♪

Not impressed?

Come on. I just did a 360 and drifted the entire width of the tarmac like “Fast & Furious: Gotham Drift.”

What’s the horsepower on your ride?

Well, she came with the standard 1,500 till I tuned the ecu, and now she tops out at 1,774.

Speed… I’ve hit 305, but I can push her in a pinch.

First job’s tonight.

[Engines idling]


Kind of waiting for an important phone call here.

Hey. We got a problem.

FAA says there’s an unknown drone in the sky above you.

It’s got to be false face.

If you pull over to plant that tracker, they’ll see it.

We got to call this off.

We won’t get another chance at this.

Maybe I can do it without stopping.

Fear toxin canisters are double sealed, unstable.

If you inhale even one breath of the stuff…

Can you just trust me on this?

No! Abort! Abort, Ryan!

[Tires squealing]

Ryan: Hey, Luke. Exactly how intelligent is my AI?

You’ll be fine. It works in remote just like your Batmobile.

Ohh. I’m really missing my batsuit right now.

Voice: You have the cargo, you have your route.

If you’re late, we’ll consider you burned.

See you at the finish line.

Let’s go.

[Tires squealing]

Gizzle: ♪ And the crowd goes wild ♪

♪ And the crowd goes wild ♪

♪ Pump up the bass, turn up the volume ♪

♪ Choke hold the game ♪

♪ Yeah, I’m about to ♪

♪ I got too much swag, it’s a heart attack ♪

♪ It’s a toe tag if I run it back ♪

♪ Push the limit, break the ground ♪

♪ Till we get it, give it out ♪

♪ When you’re winning, this the sound ♪

♪ The crowd goes wild ♪

♪ Push the limit, break the ground ♪

♪ Till we get it, give it out ♪

♪ When you’re winning, this the sound ♪

♪ The crowd goes wild ♪

Ok. You’re up, batcave.

Ok. Ok.


[Tires squealing]



And I’m the one who’s a bad driver?

Sorry, sorry. Still getting the hang of this.

Oh, crap.

[Tires squealing]

We got crows on our tail.

How fast can you take over again?

I just need a little more time.

Hold her steady.

I’m opening up the canister right now.

Gizzle: ♪ Break the ground ♪

♪ When you’re winning ♪

♪ This the sound ♪


Luke: Was that gunfire? Are we hit?

Can you just try to lose them?

Red light! Oh, God, oh, God, oh, God!

Gizzle: ♪ till we get it, give it out ♪

♪ When you’re winning, this the sound ♪

♪ The crowd goes wild ♪


[Clang, clang]

Tracker’s on.

[Tires squealing]

[Tires squealing]

Ryan: Who’s the best driver in all of Gotham?

Oh, that’s me.

Sophie, come bow down to your girl!


Hey! Where’s Sophie?

She asked for the tracker data and told me to meet you guys here.

Oh. She ditched us for the crows?

No. No, no, no. She…

She was too worried they’d storm the place and kill ang.

She’s taking on false face herself.

Cut deeper this time.

I want ocean gone.

Shut your eyes.

Take a deep breath.


Focus on what your senses are telling you, what you hear…

What you feel.


Whoa. That happened fast.

It’s almost like you’d rather be here with me.

Are we sure we’re in my subconscious?

What am I doing in ocean’s sex dream?

I’m guessing you brought me here to apologize.


Why’d you kill me?

Wouldn’t you like to know?

You killed me for nothing.

You would have done the same to me.

No. No chance in hell.

There’s screwed up, and then there’s you.

[Ocean and Alice grunting]

Is this real? This feels real.

You tell me. I thought you said you killed him.

I’m alive and very pissed off.

I… stabbed you. I watched you die.

Let’s roll the replay.

Safiyah wanted me dead.

She enlisted a woman who could twirl a balisong in her sleep but insisted you use one of her knives instead.

She dipped the blade in desert Rose.

Hmm. Didn’t I say you’re a crappy assassin?

Don’t tell me you’re working for Safiyah.

Her fancy, out-of-network lobotomist stole our memories.

We deserved worse.

I betrayed my sister.

I jeopardized my entire island’s safety because of you, an outsider.

I’m in Gotham on other business, but I thought I’d track you down, look you in the eye, and ask you myself…

Both: Why’d you do it?

I’m relieved my other victims can’t ask me the same.


I need to know.

If I regret it?

If I’ve thought of you every day since Coryana?

It was the only way I could get my sister back.


See? Manipulator.

[Both grunting]

Mockingbird anew.

What did you do?

The one thing I promised Safiyah I would never do.

You’ll be fine in a few minutes.


Safiyah: You’ll forget all about ocean and your love for each other!

Ocean: Safiyah, no.

You… you can’t do this.

I remember us.




She’s unlocking our memories.


[Loud bang]

Black mask: ♪ you shouldn’t be here ♪

Where’s Angelique?

No, no, no.

You’re not the one asking the questions.

How did you find this place?

Why did you come here alone?


If I only kill one crow today, I’ll fall asleep depressed.


Black mask: I have eyes on crows headquarters.

There’s no activity, there’s no strike team being mobilized.

You did come here alone, didn’t you?

They’re on their way.

It’s funny. When I told the bat how personal this was to me,

I thought the crows would take me more seriously, not less.

Oh, she didn’t tell you.

Well, that’s an embarrassing lack of coordination.

We’ll work on it.

No, you won’t.

I don’t know how you found this facility, but it’s important to me that you’re not followed.

[Pistol slide clicks]

Don’t worry, though.

I’ll make sure we dump your body somewhere they’ll find it.


Sophie: Come on.

So this is how it goes, huh?

She saves you, you save her. Sweet, but now who’s left to save you both?



We’re tired of your crap.

We don’t need anyone else saving us.

Angelique. Where is she?

I’ll be happy to show you.

Wave hello to your fans, Angelique.

Hey. I need you to watch as these two let me go, and if they don’t, I need you to shoot her.


Ohh. Now that is some terrific branding, but you should really consider bringing a gun to a gun fight.

[Black mask grunts]

Sorry for the delay getting these delivered.

Minor catastrophe at my warehouse.

Mondays, you know.

Things better here?

Just finished the first cook, but this is all-new equipment, and I want to talk to you about how we should roll it out.

Well, I thought we might allow you to be the ceremonial first recipient.

Actually, I’m sober.

You don’t want me lose my time, do you?

Couldn’t care less, my dear.


I was ocean’s assistant, but he never gave me the full technique.

I had to guess.

And this formula could be deadly?

Ohh. You are an endless disappointment.

Oh! I’ll help you find ocean.

How’d you know where to find me?

Got lucky. Safiyah gave me enigma’s info and told me to use it if I needed help on my mission,

so when I called the doc yesterday, she said someone was tracking her, that her identity might be blown.

Figured it was you.

And this supersecret mission Safiyah sent you on?

You destroyed all of the desert Rose on Coryana.

She really didn’t have, like, a seed bunker or something?

Never thought we needed one.

That island had been safe for hundreds of years until you came around.

Put that up on my wall.

Safiyah thought our family’s legacy was destroyed until I told her there was one plant left.

The one you stole.

Do you know where it is?

Safiyah thinks Batwoman has it.

That’s why she’s not dead from kryptonite poisoning.

Look. I made my feelings very clear on Coryana both times.

You’ve been… Harder to read, what with the stabbing and all.

Do you regret it?

Does it matter?

Answer the damn question.

I had a world-class shrink tell me that I was a monster today, so…

Do… you… Regret it?

Are you not hearing me?

I literally had it in me to stab a knife through your heart.



Just in case I get the urge again, we should, um, probably get something out of the way.

Woman: ♪ Burn it down ♪

♪ Burn it down ♪

♪ Burn it down ♪

♪ Burn it down ♪



Woman: Agent Tavaroff.

Think we’ve got everything we need here.

We’ll meet you back at the lab.

Thank you.

I’ll be a few minutes behind you.

[Indistinct chatter]


Luke: You’ll be fine.

It works in remote just like your Batmobile.

Ryan: Ohh. I’m really missing my batsuit right now.

Oh, my God.

Man: Greg, move your head!


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