We’ve seen another glimpse of what this show could be. Let’s hope the rest of the sweeps episodes hold up so well.


Dina Meyer as
Oracle/Barbara Gordon.
Ashley Scott
as Huntress/Helena Kyle.
as Dinah Lance
Shemar Moore as
Detective Reese
as Alfred Pennyworth
Mia Sara as Harley

Written by Melissa
and Hans Tobeason.
Directed by Jeff Woolnough.
Robbins, who also executive produces.

Original Airdate

Sins of the Mother

originally aired on Wednesday,
November 7.


Legendary superhero Black Canary comes to New Gotham to visit her
daughter, Dinah.

High Point

The “I thought she’d be taller” line was good.

Low Point

The speech given by Black Canary near the end. Not only was it
incredibly corny, but it was at the wrong time.

The Review

This wasn’t amazingly original, but there were some elements
that were new to the show. The focus seemed to be on keeping the
story together, rather than the cheesecake, which is nice to see. I
give it 4 out of 6.

The effects were a collection of stock things they’ve had
practice at, telekinesis, and the Canary Cry. The telekinesis was
very well done, especially at No Man’s Land. The Canary Cry looked
odd, but only because of the weird yellow they chose. (The only method
I know of to produce light from sound is sonoluminescence, but the
light I’ve seen from that is blue.) I give it 5 out of 6.
of 6.

The story was more tightly knit than usual, despite some
corny dialogue. Let’s hope that this is the first of several episode
shifting from cheesecake to plotlines and characters; these women
don’t need to try to look great. I give it 4 out of 6, held back by
the corn.

The acting from the guest stars was great. The regular cast
was decent, neither incredible or irritating. I give it 4 out of 6.

The emotional response this produced was not fantastic. This
is the first episode in a while that didn’t really insult me or drive
me away, though, so I’ll give it credit for that. I give it 3 out of 6.

The production was starting to pick up a bit in the action
sequences. The editing this week in the fights was better than it has
been lately. I give it 5 out of 6.

This was a good episode, overall. We’ve gotten another
glimpse of what this show could be. If it hadn’t started to derail
about half way through, it could have been great. I give it 4 out of

In total, Sins of the Mother receives 29 out of 42.