‘Batwoman’ Star Meagan Tandy Confirms Her Flashback Was a Lie

Fans who discovered Batwoman last night on The CW also discovered her painful past. In the military, Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) was in love with Sophie Moore (Meagan Tandy). This was when “don’t ask, don’t tell” was in effect and the military found out about their relationship. Kate was ready to ride off into the sunset with Sophie, but Sophie needed to stay and go back in the closet. 

Meagan Tandy and Ruby Rose in Batwoman
(L-R): Meagan Tandy and Ruby Rose in Batwoman | Kimberley French/The CW

Kate even asked Sophie to tell her she didn’t love her, and Sophie obliged. Tandy spoke with Showbiz Cheat Sheet at the CW’s Television Critics Association party over the summer, and even she says Sophie was lying in that moment. Spoilers for Batwoman’s season premiere in this interview but Tandy remained spoiler free about future episodes. Batwoman airs Sunday nights at 8 on The CW

Batwoman’s heartbreak wasn’t even true

Meagan Tandy confirms that Sophie was not telling the truth when she said she didn’t love Kate.

“I can tell you Sophie absolutely did not mean it,” Tandy said. “Sophie was just doing that because she wanted to protect Kate and her emotions. So she was just trying to give Kate what she needed to give her so that she would move on.”

Meagan Tandy NYCC panel for Batwoman
Meagan Tandy during Batwoman Q&A at NYCC | Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for ReedPOP

It was a necessary lie because Sophie needed her military job and she needed to give Kate definitive closure.

“Sophie also said it so that she could do her work and make money and do what she’s got to do because she’s not rich,” Tandy said. “But did she really feel it and mean it? No. She just did what she had to do because of the circumstance which is why, when Kate comes back, it’s still there.”

They reunite when Kate becomes Batwoman

Kate Kane returns to Gotham City to find Sophie Moore working for her father’s Crow Security team. When Sophie sees this stranger in a Batwoman costume, it may cause some confusing emotions.

“I would say in present day her relationship with Batwoman is she’s trying to figure out,” Tandy said. “She feels a little bit of a connection with Batwoman, so she’s trying to figure out well, why is that? There’s got to be some sort of relation.”

(center): Meagan Tandy in Batwoman | Sergei Bachlakov/The CW

Sophie Moore is a smart woman. Kate Kane may not be able to hide behind a mask.

“So you’re going to see Sophie trying to figure out who the heck is Batwoman,” Tandy said. “She might start suspecting that it’s Kate because those emotions and those feelings can’t just come from anywhere. So for it to come with Batwoman, well wait. Is she Kate? So I think Sophie’s trying to figure it all out.”

Sophie Moore gets a bigger role on the show than in the comics

Sophie Moore was in the Batwoman comics but mainly in the “don’t ask, don’t tell” flashback. Bringing her back to present day Gotham City gives Sophie a much larger role in Kate Kane’s life.

Meagan Tandy
Meagan Tandy | Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic

“She was in the comic books but she didn’t have a large presence,” Tandy said. “She was a part of Kate’s past in being in the military school and training together, but I think in the comics, I think it ended there. So the really cool thing about the show is it actually gets to explore what could have been had Sophie been in the comics a little bit more.”

Sophie Moore is Team Crow

Batwoman taking over for Batman throws a wrench in Jacob Kane’s plan for Crow Security to keep Gotham City city safe.  As an agent for Crow, Sophie Moore is inherently anti-Batwoman.

Meagan Tandy | Amy Sussman/Getty Images

“She is Team Crow because she has no idea who Batwoman is and she’s trying to figure out who she is. Because of that, she is Team Crow. I think I can honestly say that. She is team Crow because she’s a part of the Crows. You know, after military school, Jacob embraced her and now she gets to be part of the Crows’ team so she’s all about protection and saving Gotham. Batwoman just comes onto the scene. She has no idea who the heck she is until she saves her or doesn’t save her.”

Meagan Tandy, interview with Showbiz Cheat Sheet, 8/4/19