Stargirl – Brainwave

by Alan Rapp on July 14, 2020

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  • Title: Stargirl – Brainwave
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Stargirl - Brainwave television review

Henry (Jake Austin Walker) is the focus of “Brainwave” as the super-villain’s son discovers his powers and the video journals left by his father explaining the experiments that led to them and their effects. The tapes provide a nice cheat to get Henry up to speed on his condition as well as make him feel closer to his father (despite the confessions Brainwave makes in those entries). While Courtney (Brec Bassinger) sees Henry as a potential ally, the rest of the team is far less certain, especially Yolanda (Yvette Monreal). Beth (Anjelika Washington) and Rick (Cameron Gellman) don’t have as large roles this week, although the pair do make an important discovery explaining the tunnels underneath the city and why the Injustice Society chose Blue Valley as their base of operations. The introduction of the Seven Soldiers of Victory also provides clues to the janitor’s true identity as well as other potential allies for Courtney and company.

The most humorous moments of the episode center around the awkward dinner party as Barbara (Amy Smart) brings home her boss and his family to dinner. That family is of course headed by Icicle (Neil Jackson), who makes a small mistake at dinner tipping Courtney off to his identity, his parents, and his son Cameron (Hunter Sansone) who Courtney has been crushing on for multiple episodes now. That’s not all the family drama, as episode ends with a cliffhanger featuring Barbara discovering Courtney’s staff and leading to a much longer conversation about what’s going on in Blue Valley, and under her own roof. While that conversation will have to wait until next week, the episode does reveal the villains’ plan to brainwash all of middle America along with a countdown suggesting how long Stargirl has to thwart their plans.

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