'Stargirl' Episode 9 Preview: Will Barbara succeed in taking Courtney away from Blue Valley and Pat?

Barbara seems determined to leave Blue Valley as she is convinced that Pat has 'dragged Courtney through insanity'


                             'Stargirl' Episode 9 Preview: Will Barbara succeed in taking Courtney away from Blue Valley and Pat?
Amy Smart as Barbara and Brec Bassinger as Courtney (CW)
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Things are heating up in 'Stargirl'. In Episode 9, Barbara  (Amy Smart) sees the Cosmic Staff with Pat Dugan (Luke Wilson) and Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger). Finally, she has discovered the secret, even though Pat has been wanting to tell her for ages but Courtney didn't allow him, as she was afraid that Barbara would put a stop to it. Well, she wasn't wrong.

In the promos for the next episode, Barbara seems determined to leave Blue Valley as she is convinced that Pat has 'dragged Courtney through insanity'. Meanwhile, Courtney and the new Justice Society of America (JSA) have already headed into trouble with another villain. The synopsis for the episode reads, "As Henry Jr. hones his newfound skills, uncovered secrets from his family's past force him to make a difficult decision; Courtney, Yolanda, Beth and Rick's latest plan brings them face to face with a member of the ISA."

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Courtney has been engaging in battle practically for every episode in this season and suffering humiliating defeats practically every time. Her previous duel with Cindy Burman (Meg DeLacy) landed her in the hospital and Pat had to cover up, pretending that they had gotten into a car crash. In Episode 9, Courtney tries to recruit Henry King Jr (Jake Austin Walker) to the JSA but fails. Henry King Jr has the same telepathic waves as his father Brainwave (Christopher James Baker) and has been torn on whether he should use it for good or for evil. Courtney gives an emotional speech about love and responsibility, but in not-so-polite terms he tells her to go take a hike.

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At the end of the episode, it seems as if Henry has supplanted himself as the villain of the ISA (Injustice Society Of America), as he kills a family lawyer. At this point, his father Brainwave wakes up from coma. This means one thing: More trouble for the JSA, as Courtney's secret identity as Stargirl will spread to them quickly. The sinister Icicle (Neil Jackson) does not know yet, even though he's already sparred with her once. Given Icicle's insidiousness, he might use Barbara, whom is he working with, against Courtney and Pat and wreck the family from inside. Apart from Icicle and Brainwave Jr, Cindy Burman aka Shiv also knows about Courtney's secret identity and that's half the ISA right there.

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'Stargirl' airs on CW Tuesdays at 8 pm.