Batwoman Boss Previews Safiyah’s Arrival: Put together To Meet ‘The Girl Who Made Alice What She Is’
Safiyah has only been mentioned by name on Batwoman so far, but is on the verge of finally meeting the person behind that scary reputation.
Played by Shivaani Ghai (Dominion), the criminal mastermind from the island of Coryana is directed into the CW series in episode 3 (broadcast on Sunday at 8 / 7c) – and, according to showrunner Caroline Dries, it doesn’t seem like the terrifying big bad at first when Alice spotted her.
“Safiyah is more than a bad guy. She is surprising, she is motherly, she is one with nature … she is gentle, she is nice, she speaks softly, she is seductive and regal … and you are just kind of drawn into everything she says, “Dries tells TVLine . “The idea that she’s the big creepy villain Alice is scared of in season 1 is hard to reconcile with the woman we meet in episode 3.”
Safiyah will turn up in Gotham for a long-awaited reunion with Alice (Rachel Skarsten), who just last week helped the bat team save Gotham from bats infected with the same venom that was used to kill Mary’s mother. As Tatiana (Leah Gibson of Manifesto) revealed on this filthy alley, Alice’s plan worked and now she is on her way to meet her Creator. Alice’s demeanor is a complete turnaround from Season 1, where she trembled with fear at the mere mention of Safiyah’s name. But now that Alice has lost everything she ever cared about (including “brother” Mouse and MIA twin sister Kate), she has nothing more to fear.
“The dynamic has changed,” says Dries. “Alice really has nothing to lose at this point and comes across Safiyah with a bone to choose from. What is fun about her dynamic is that we’re used to Alice being the smartest person in the room, and actually getting to know the woman who made her what she is. “
Are you looking forward to Safiyah’s arrival in Episode 3? How will your meeting with Alice develop? Let us know in the comments below!