'Stargirl' Episode 8: Will Icicle use Barbara against Courtney and wreck her family from the inside?
It's a classic move to wreck your rival from the inside. Lately, Icicle (Neil Jackson) has been befriending Courtney Whitmore's (Brec Bassinger) mother, Barbara. Worse, Barbara is now working for him, because she still doesn't know that he's a diabolic meta-human who can kill people without turning a hair.
Barbara is already miffed with Pat (Luke Wilson) for Courtney's 'accident'. As Pat couldn't tell her that Courtney got thrashed by Shiv (Meg DeLacy), he had to pretend that they were in a car accident. Barbara seems rather perplexed at the fact that Pat would try allowing Courtney to drive at night, resulting in injuries that landed her in the emergency room. She is a little distant with Pat after this conversation and excuses herself to go sleep early, a clear sign that if things continue the way they are, Courtney's personal life could be in deep trouble as well. Pat had insisted on telling Barbara the truth, but a fearful Courtney begged him not to, because she said Barbara would take the Cosmic Staff away from her, which is quite possible. Reluctantly, Pat relents, but this might just bring them more trouble, especially if Icicle is involved.
So the question is, will Icicle use Courtney's mother against her, for his own means, and wreck the family from the inside? He's quite a smooth player and knows the art of manipulation and sweet-talking. Considering that most of the Injustice Society Of America already knows about Stargirl and is onto her, Pat and Courtney need to protect their own family before there are further casualties. Icicle has already proved that he doesn't mind killing a child for his own gains. In his introductory episode, he orchestrated hapless Joey's murder and then later eliminated his father from the picture as well.
Trouble is brewing for Courtney, the JSA as well as her family. In the latest episode, Henry King Jr has also discovered that Courtney is Stargirl. Moreover, he has his father Brainwave's powers too. It remains to be seen whether he joins the JSA or the ISA.
Either way, Courtney better play her cards safely, from now.
'Stargirl' airs on Tuesdays at 8 pm on The CW.