'Stargirl' Episode 5: Courtney and Wildcat better treat Beth Chapel with respect, say upset fans

Fans are fond of Beth and are wondering why Courtney and Yolanda don't seem keen on her joining the JSA


                            'Stargirl' Episode 5: Courtney and Wildcat better treat Beth Chapel with respect, say upset fans
Anjelika Washington as Beth (IMDb)

On the surface, 'Stargirl' appears to be a breezy show about teenage superheroes. But that's hardly the truth. As Episode 3 proved, the show doesn't mind going down some rather dark and unpleasant trajectories. Icicle (Neil Jackman) from the Injustice Society of America, murders a father and son in cold blood. Yet that's far from the end. The ISA is just getting warmed up. 

Stargirl cannot handle them all alone, as she has realized. In the latest episode of 'Stargirl', Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger) tries to bring Rick Tyler (Cameron Gellman) over to their side. Rick's parents were killed in a car accident and he was left alone with his emotionally abusive uncle. Rick has been warped by anger and bitterness and doesn't accept the olive branch from Courtney, at first. To make matter worse, Beth Chapel (Anjelika Washington) reveals to him that his parents were killed by Solomon Grundy. Rick's father, Rex, was a superhero by the name of Hourman. And so, the legacy is passed on to him now. But rather motivated by the feelings of justice, he wants revenge. He is going to be the dark and angsty member of the team, that's for sure.

This episode also crammed in another origin story: Dr Mid-Nite or Beth Chapel. Beth pretty much forces her way into the team as she learns that Courtney and Yolanda Montez (Yvette Monreal) are superheroes. She comes across the AI goggles, and it tells her everything she needs to know. Fans are fond of Beth and are wondering why Courtney and Yolanda don't treat her with any respect, and the two don't seem keen on her joining the JSA either. "Beth better be treated with respect from here on. Okay, I don't need another superhero team where they treat the most innocent one like crap. #Stargirl #StargirlCW," a fan tweeted.

"Beth deserves the world!  We’ve got plenty of time for her!" another tweeted. "Come on, every superhero team has a nerd on it. Beth is your Sailor Mercury," a fan noted. "Courtney really pushed Yolanda to become Wildcat. Why is Beth not good enough to join? She's been helping and those glasses have been talking to her," another fan wondered.  Some fans even called her the new Cisco (a reference to 'The Flash' character). "Beth is the new Cisco," a fan tweeted.

As Courtney struggles to make her team, the ISA is out there, wreaking havoc. We got to see The Fiddler again, who lures and hypnotizes her victims by playing the violin and then kills them.

'Stargirl' airs on The CW on Tuesdays at 8 pm. 

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