Monday, November 28, 2022

Stargirl - The Haunting

After making his appearance known to the Crocks at the end of the last episode, Icicle (Neil Jackson) returns home offering a message of peace (despite the whole murder thing just hours before). From there, Blue Valley's favorite son makes his public return to a shocked Barbara (Amy Smart) who is able to guess his role in the death of the Crocks without any difficulty. Meanwhile, the JSA help Artemis (Stella Smith) search for her missing parents leading them to discover the villain's lair and the fate of the Crocks at the hands of the JSA's proposed new ally against the Ultra-Humanite. While the Humanite is the looming threat, it's Icicle and the question of his role in Blue Valley moving forward (and the unique combination of fear, hatred, hope, and forgiveness his reemergence brings out from various characters) that is central to the episode.

Sylvester (Joel McHale) doesn't take news of Icicle's return well, Artemis struggles with loss, and Courtney (Brec Bassinger) is faced with conflicting emotions about Icicle's actions and putting the past behind her and forgiving Icicle as she's done several other members of the former ISA. Although Sylvester certainly has a point (his murderous rage aside) given his history with Icicle, and the murder of the Crocks weighs heavy on all concerned, the episode is framed in a way to offer peace as a legitimate option (although the episode's final reveal lets us in on Icicle's larger plans proving Sylvester's suspicions correct). We also get the return of Cindy (Meg DeLacy) who decides to take up Mike (Trae Romano) and Jakeem (Alkoya Brunson) on their offer, realizing things are getting a bit too crazy to take on the growing threats alone.

  • Title: Stargirl - Chapter Eleven: The Haunting
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