Stargirl – Season 1 Episode 9

“Brainwave” Stargirl continues its focus on the villainous characters, revealing what turned Brainwave into a psychotic killer and teasing whether that legacy will be inherited by his son. Origin stories are certainly nothing new in comic book TV series, but most often they are that of a protagonist whose growth from nobody to hero forms…

Stargirl – Season 1 Episode 7

“Shiv (Part 1)” Stargirl shifts its focus from young superheroes to their teenage criminal-in-waiting counterparts by spotlighting the first of several second-generation villains, someone who is already evil enough on her own. Heroes and villains are more interesting when they function as a mirror of one another, or at least operate on a comparable level….

Stargirl – Season 1 Episode 6

“The Justice Society” Stargirl reaches its midway point and sees the teenage superteam assemble for their inaugural mission, learning for the first time what they’re capable of. The premise of Stargirl has so far been Courtney’s decision to recruit for a new generation of the Justice Society, but rather than make that the end goal…

Stargirl – Season 1 Episode 4

“Wildcat” Stargirl begins Courtney’s recruitment drive for a new generation of the Justice Society, learns that people have issues to get over before becoming as enthusiastic as her, and the brief backstory of an important supporting character is revealed. The episode begins with a three-months-past flashback relating what happened to Yolanda to turn her into…

Stargirl – Season 1 Episode 3

“Icicle” The end of S.T.R.I.P.E. saw Icicle return to Blue Valley to take over control of the New America Project, and also to take out the mysterious Stargirl who has inexplicably appeared to throw a glowing Cosmic Staff-shaped wrench into their plans. Now we get a proper introduction to the villain who is behind whatever…