Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Stargirl - Summer School: Chapter Four

As Cindy (Meg DeLacy) starts to build her new Injustice Society by targeting the children of its former members, Pat (Luke Wilson) and Barbara (Amy Smart) receive a pair of unexpected guests when Sportsmaster (Neil Hopkins) and Tigress (Joy Osmanski) both break out of prison in order to support Artemis' (Stella Smith) big tryout. The deadly, but goofy, provide some amusing and uncomfortable moments for the family, while also showing that villains do have a softer side. We also get a glimpse at Artemis' life in foster care which has helped fuel an anger that Cindy and Eclipso can put to their advantage.

Speaking of a softer side, Courtney (Brec Bassinger) discovers that the Shade's (Jonathan Cake) motivations aren't what she thought they were, and that the villain might be able to give her more information on Eclipso which Pat and Barbara continue to withhold (in the rookie super-hero parenting mistake which will inevitably force the teen hero to search for answers elsewhere). The JSA does their own research on the Black Diamond, filling it a little of the comic book history of the item for the audience without revealing too many details about just what Eclipso is capable of (although Cindy's use of that to drive recruits to her new ISA does a pretty good job of showcasing some of the diamond's abilities).

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