‘Stargirl’ Focuses Solely On Character In Latest Episode

by Frank Martin

Anybody who’s been watching Stargirl this season shouldn’t be surprised by this week’s episode. This season has absolutely been a slow burn mystery focusing on character rather than plot. This newest episode doubles down on that trend hard as it didn’t have a single action sequence. That’s not to say that the episode was bad. It’s just different than the show’s usual sci-fi, superhero antics.

The various plot threads for this episode were spread out fairly evenly. Courtney (Brec Bassinger) continues to nurture her relationship with Icicle’s son, Cameron (Hunter Sansone). This is while Cindy (Meg DeLacy) continues to try and solve her own problems and remain part of the group. Meanwhile, Sylvester (Joel McHale) struggles to ground himself in this new life. He’s trying to resume his place as hero, but it’s obvious things have changed. His anger is getting the best of him and perhaps he’s not the best person to lead the next generation. Also, the new Doctor Mid-Nite, Beth (Anjelika Washington), has to compartmentalize her family life with her role as a hero. This doesn’t even take into account Rick (Cameron Gellman) trying to regain his powers and the lingering plotline with him and Solomon Grundy.

Undoubtedly, all of these various elements will tie in together eventually. It’s just taking a very long time to get there. This is especially true since the big bad villains for this season hasn’t even been revealed yet. However, there’s something to be said about consistency. From the season premiere, it was evident that this year was going to be different. It set itself up as a murder mystery that would tear the characters apart and rebuild them, and that’s exactly what it’s been doing. There’s a lot of build-up, though, so hopefully as the mystery unravels it will be worth it.

Stargirl airs new episodes Wednesday on The CW.

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