'Stargirl' Episode 10: Brainwave murders his son, but heartbroken fans refuse to believe Henry King Jr is dead
Well, that took an unpleasant twist. In 'Stargirl, Courtney (Brec Bassinger) and the newly-formed JSA (Justice Society Of America) march into the Dragon's Lair to get Courtney's staff as well as 'rescue' Henry's father, Brainwave (Christopher James Baker). Henry seemed to have been harboring under the impression that Brainwave had changed after his coma and was now a better person. Well, didn't that ship sink and burst into flames?
In an epic showdown between father and son, Brainwave reveals to Henry King Jr that Jordan Mahkent (Neil Jackson) did not kill Henry's mother, Merri. Brainwave had killed her. This is a shock for the whole JSA as well as Henry. Cornered, Henry struggles to fight back but Brainwave insists that he joins the ISA. Henry refuses to do so and Brainwave says, "Don't make me choose, again."
It's not as if he needed much pursuing. Just before Henry seemingly dies, he apologizes to a teary-eyed Yolanda (Yvette Monreal) for humiliating her in front of the entire school and tells Courtney that she is right, "People are not really monsters". And then Brainwave drops the rocks on Henry and we have to assume he is dead. Though forgive our skepticism, he plays a major role in the comics, so it's unlikely that he is dead. Nevertheless, the entire JSA is shedding many tears over it, including Yolanda, who was willing to break off her friendship with Courtney for trying to help him.
Fans are an emotional mess right now and are flooding social media with reactions. "Henry saving Courtney to go against his dad?? TRUST GOTTA BE EARNED FROM THE REST OF THE JSA!! #Stargirl," a fan tweeted. "He killed his own wife & son?#Stargirl," another tweeted.
"'You’re right, people are good. Don’t let this change your mind.' Sniff. Bye, Henry. #Stargirl," a fan quoted. "Bye Henry, sniff," another wrote. "Henry deserved a better redemption arc than this. #Stargirl," a fan tweeted. "Another member of Brainwave's family bites the dust. At least Henry died on the right side. #Stargirl #StargirlCW," another wrote.
"If you can kill your wife. You can damn sure kill your son. That was frigging brutal. I was actually starting to develop hope for him. I hope it is a fake death. #Stargirl," a fan tweeted."This episode had me in tears," a fan tweeted. "Henry saving YoungJSA is... I legit can’t describe the feelings I have now #Stargirl," a fan wrote. "Ok but Henry might still be alive under there right? He could have used his powers to protect himself and keep the rocks from falling on him no? I really don’t think they would kill him off... right?!! #Stargirl," another tweeted.
'Stargirl' airs on The CW on Tuesdays at 8 pm.