'Stargirl' Season 1 heads to an explosive finale as a showdown between Courtney's JSA and ISA could turn fatal
From Episode 3 itself, 'Stargirl' proved that it had the potential to go dark. The smooth-talking Jordan Mahkent AKA Icicle (Neil Jackson) orchestrated a child's murder while battling Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger) and then later killed off his father as well. The Injustice Society of America (ISA) don't think twice when it comes to murders, and now, they're onto Stargirl and the newly formed Justice Society of America (JSA), who are barely trained in battle. Apart from one battle against Brainwave, Stargirl has been defeated by the rest and her tiff with Shiv (Meg DeLacy) landed her in the emergency room.
Things are heating up now, as Henry King Jr AKA Brainwave Jr has realized that he has the same powers as his father (Christopher James Baker) and has supplanted himself as a villain, despite Courtney's best efforts. She tried recruiting him to the JSA, but Henry had just spent hours watching his dad's old video-tapes and breathing in his philosophy of 'People are monsters'. At the end of Episode 9, Henry kills his family lawyer as his father recovers from coma. If he joins the ISA, which he probably will, Courtney is in trouble as half the ISA knows her identity and wants to kill her, as well as the team.
The synopsis for the first part of the finale reads, "With the ISA on their trail, Courtney, Pat and the team regroup to figure out their next steps; Rick makes a breakthrough; the team prepares for a showdown with the ISA.."
There could be deaths in the episode, villains or heroes, both. For starters, signs currently point to Barbara (Amy Smart), who has just found out that her daughter brandishes a magical staff. Apart from this, Barbara also works with Icicle and if he finds out that she is Stargirl's mother, he will either manipulate her against her own family or well...kill her. There's the dangerous Fiddler (Hina Khan) too, lurking in the shadows, along with Dragon King. There's danger everywhere and this showdown could turn very ugly. Or for all we know, there might be small victories. Icicle might die finally, though that would put an end to any sort of relationship between Cameron (Hunter Sansone) and Courtney, or maybe Brainwave will die for good. Maybe we are being too positive?
'Stargirl' airs on CW, Tuesdays at 9 pm.