'Stargirl' Episode 1: Courtney gives Pat a hard time and fans say he deserves better

The first episode of 'Stargirl' aired today on CW. A rather sulky Courtney is less than pleased after her mother and step-father Pat Dugan move to Nebraska and so she takes it out on Pat


                            'Stargirl' Episode 1:  Courtney gives Pat a hard time and fans say he deserves better
Luke Wilson, Amy Smart and Brec Bassinger (IMDb)

It's time for a teenage superhero to shine (literally). While Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) take some time off to recover from evil villains and missing wives, Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger) is here to save the day.

'Stargirl' released on The CW and fans are loving the teenage vigilante vibe so far. In the first episode, we are introduced to a rather sulky Courtney, who is less than pleased after her mother and step-father Pat Dugan (Luke Wilson) decide to move to Nebraska. She is not fond of her step-father Pat and gives him much shade. However, she discovers that he's hiding a secret from everyone. He possesses the Cosmic Staff, a powerful rod with vast amount of energy, which belonged to Starman.

It's up to Courtney to continue this legacy. In the first episode, she learns how to control the Cosmic Rod and does numerous gymnastic flips with it (how does no one notice a kid with a bright glowing rod in the backyard?). While fans are all praise for the breezy and light tone of the show, they're a bit miffed with her constant tone and dismissive treatment of Pat, who they say deserves better.

"I do not like how she speaks to Pat. #Stargirl #DCStargirl," a fan tweeted. "It's a good thing Pat is so likable, because Courtney... not so much," wrote another fan.

"Wow, I’m really not digging how she keeps putting Pat down," a fan wrote. "I don't like how she is dismissive of Pat and then proceeds to ramble through his things. #Stargirl," another fan wrote. "I feel bad for Pat. He seems like a decent guy and not only did Starman kinda treat him like crap, but now his step kids are. Give the guy a break. He's trying at least #Stargirl," another tweeted. 

Fans noted that Pat is going to be Courtney's guide from now. "Wait a minute... If Courtney is Stargirl, and the “Singles” will probably be the next JSA. And Pat will be her guide, I’m guessing.. So that means he’s going to be babysitting a bunch of kids who are superheroes... #Stargirl," a fan tweeted.

Well, it is to be expected that in the episodes to come, Courtney and Pat will share a better relationship. Tune into 'Stargirl', CW, Tuesdays at 8 pm. 

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