'Stargirl' Episode 10: Brainwave is responsible for the death of a crucial character in Starman's family

Brainwave confesses that he is responsible for a murder in Starman's family and then proceeds to commit one more


                            'Stargirl' Episode 10: Brainwave is responsible for the death of a crucial character in Starman's family
Christopher James Baker as Brainwave Jr (IMDb)
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Spoilers for 'Stargirl' Season 1 Episode 10

Ouch, ouch and double ouch. The latest episode of 'Stargirl' was not an easy watch. Drama unfolded in Courtney Whitmore's (Brec Bassinger) household as her mother Barbara (Amy Smart) learned that her daughter isn't a normal teenager and is actually fighting dangerous villains. She throws Pat (Luke Wilson) out of the house and is all set to leave Blue Valley, only to realize that there might be some truth in all the unfolding madness. 

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Ironically, this family drama isn't the focus of the episode as it boils down to a father-son moment between Brainwave (Christopher James Baker) and his son Henry King Jr (Jake Austin Walker). Henry was emotional that his father had recovered from coma and didn't seem to be the monster that he was. After a touching reunion between the two, Henry goes through his father's videotapes and comes to the conclusion that Jordan Mahkent aka Icicle (Neil Jackson) was responsible for his mother Mary's death.

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Then he discovered that Mary Pemberton was Starman aka Sylvester Pemberton's sister, which means that he and Courtney are related. He decides to help Courtney and the JSA retrieve the Cosmic Staff that is now in the Dragon King's possession, and there he finds Brainwave in a seemingly comatose state. A long battle ensues and Courtney gets her staff back. However, Brainwave reveals that he is still the same old diabolic meta-human that he always was. Henry pleads to him and says that he isn't a monster and that "he is better" than this. Henry also mentions that he knows that Jordan is responsible for Mary's death. Brainwave bursts his bubble and reveals that he is the one responsible for Mary's death.

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And then he proceeds to kill his own son. With his telepathic waves, he drops rocks on Henry King Jr and we are left to believe that Henry is actually dead. But again, this is a superhero show. For all we know he could have survived. And so could his mother, Mary, who is Gimmick Girl in the comics. Too much hope? 

Tune into all the drama on 'Stargirl' on The CW on Tuesdays at 8 pm. 

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