DC Universe / CW
May 31, 2020 @ 9:00pm PT (GMT-8)
Episode 2 – Icicle
Starts with Icicle backstory. His wife is dying of cancer and has him make a promise to hold others responsible that did this to her. He will spend his time tracking down those behind chemical plants and punishing them.
Present day and Icicle wants to know who took out Brainwave. He meets with an politician with a magician son and learns about the young girl who carried the magic staff.
Courtney and Pat talking about what happened to Brainwave and rooting out more of the Injustice Society. Pat wants Court to lay low, but she has another idea:
“I have a three point plan. Find them, surprise them, kick their asses!”
Courtney goes to school and notices a girl being slut-shamed. She tries to help her from a mean girls group. The magician boy shows her a card trick.
Icicle leaves a star in ice and Courtney comes across it when walking home. Court convinces Pat to fire up S.T.R.I.P.E and they head into an icy battle with Icicle.
Little do they know that a school bus is going to caught up in the action (top most picture). But there’s more than saving the bus, it’s the kids on board, too.
So, what exactly is Icicle up to? What is the deal with the magician and his politician dad side story and how does that fit? Barbara, Courtney’s mom, encounters Icicle’s non-villain regular persona disguise and seems to be buddying up to him. What’s the deal with that?
Icicle is the leader of the Injustice League. For those who are up on the Stargirl comics, which I mentioned in the episode 2 review, you may have a bit of an advantage, according to Geoff Johns, the creator. There are also easter eggs galore being planted:
I mean, you should pay attention to everybody. There’s characters in there that are that will seem minor that aren’t. And there’s items! People are like, “There’s so many Easter eggs,” and I was like, “Absolutely,” because this is being made by people who are neck-deep in the lore. Like, we love the JSA and Stargirl, and everyone working on it really delved in, from production to writers — everybody.Stargirl: Geoff Johns Breaks Down First Episodes, Teases What’s Next
This was a good, not great, episode. Seems like we’re still in setup mode and characters being introduced. Icicle’s backstory makes him not all bad, which is a nice touch. Not sure why we needed the brainwave hospital bed scene or Mike, Pat’s son getting into trouble and being assigned a paper route. That has … what to deal with the story? Maybe later on it does. I liked the magician part, although something more magical with that could have been done.
All in all, entertaining, interesting and recommended.
Overall episode rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️