It’s hard not to have tragedy when you open the series with an entire team of legendary heroes being slaughtered. But now, a new hero has risen, and Stargirl is continuing her ill-advised attempt to reform the Justice Society of America.
We see a bit more of the world and some relationships, and before it’s done, there’s more than one “Rescue Op.”
The show started off focusing on six young heroes, but those days are long gone. Now, there are so many characters that we spend this episode with two different teams and still don’t get to see even close to everyone. Or even most.
Last episode, Icicle, was amazing, hitting a great mix of comedy, action, tragedy, and introducing a villain who is actually menacing. Sadly, I think they hit a bump in the road with “Wildcat,” the next episode.
In a really big departure, Harley and her best friend Ivy are completely absent from this episode as we focus mostly on Batman, and a bit on the hapless Commissioner Gordon, as well as Batgirl and another new hero.
The newest DC/CW show, Stargirl, has been a lot of fun. While there’s absolutely a darkness in the backstory, most of the present has been fairly light and entertaining. That’s absolutely not the case anymore. The leader of the villains returns to Blue Valley, and things aren’t going to be the same, in all sorts…
Last episode ended a nasty mission in Markovia, with assorted origins, bad guys being overthrown, and hints at vast conspiracies. Now the heroes have made it out, so everything’s good, right?
They manage a decent storyline in spite of their constant jokes, and continue another story from B:TAS in “Thawing Hearts.”
I was impressed with the pilot episode of Stargirl, and they keep the same level of quality in the second episode. We get a bit more backstory, see more of the opposition, and learn a bit about some of this world’s history.
So far, most of this season has focused on events in Markovia, with a variation of the comic book version of the Outsiders origin. In “Eminent Threat,” we see the various stories move forward.