'Stargirl' Episode 3 Preview: Stargirl heads for war with Icicle and it's going to get dangerous
Icicle is an ice-bender, who can manipulate, harness and create ice-based substances
Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger) has become Stargirl, and boy, she can't catch a break. She had just barely got her hands on the practically sentient Cosmic Staff, when she went up against Brainwave (Christopher James Baker) and successfully landed him in hospital. That storyline is far from over, his son Henry (Jake Austin Walker) looks ominous, and one wonders what he plans to do. But right now, Stargirl has another villain phoned into her already packed superhero-ing schedule, and that's Icicle. It's just going to get more dangerous from here and Pat (Luke Wilson) tells her to back down.
The synopsis of the episode reads, "After a dangerous confrontation with a member of the Injustice Society of America, Pat warns Courtney to back down from her attempts to go after them; Barbara makes strides at work."
Icicle is an ice-bender, who can manipulate, harness and create ice-based substances with the freeze gun that eventually alters his genetics to imbue him with powers. In the comics, he is known by the name of Joar Makhent and he is a sinister scientist, who designed a deadly ice contraption to freeze his enemies. His son Cameron, (Icicle Jr) to be exact, inherits the same powers as his father and becomes the main villain in the DC universe. The father-son relationship is a troubled one, with memorable moments of care for each other. Icicle Jr joins the Injustice League and even battles Batman and Superman. He marries Artemis Crock, who later becomes Tigress and they have a child called Isabelle Makhent.
In an exclusive interview to MEA WorldWide, Neil Jackson spoke about playing the role of Icicle on the show. "Episode 3 is the first time we really get a glimpse of his backstory and what happened to him. This episode is wonderful because at first you are introduced to this character who seems very cold and vicious, and is in some ways set up to be this imposing threat of the series. However, in this episode, we get a glimpse of who he was before he became Icicle. There is nothing in his backstory that screams villain or evil, he was just a person dealing with trauma that was fueled by love. There are so many scenes in that episode that were just gifts to get to play," Jackson said.
He added, "Jordan is kind of Machiavellian, where the ends justify the means. He has a son and he wants to leave the world in a better place than the one he lived in. That means exposing people that are doing these terrible things and ultimately destroying them. So he is doing what he believes is the best for his son, but the sacrifice that that comes with that is the direct, personal relationship he has with his him."
'Stargirl' will air Tuesday nights at 8 pm on The CW and it will release on DC, a day earlier.