Stargirl: Brainwave
July 14, 2020 8:07 PM - Season 1, Episode 9 - Subscribe

Tensions rise among the JSA members after Courtney suggests who she wants to recruit next to the team. Meanwhile, Barbara invites Jordan and his family over for dinner and Henry Jr. makes a surprising discovery about his father.
posted by oh yeah! (10 comments total)
That's not the prayer we used to say before dinner in my Norwegian-American family.

...or was it?

Still haven't seen what the deal is with Chekhov's pen.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 1:38 AM on July 15, 2020 [3 favorites]

I'm surprised they had Barbara find out before Pat's son. I'm with whoever guessed in a previous thread that he's bound to end up with the pen, so I assumed we'd get to a point where everyone but Barbara knew about the JSA, wasn't expecting little brother to be the odd man out.
posted by oh yeah! at 4:04 AM on July 15, 2020 [1 favorite]

He has a best friend named Jakeem - that's who gets the pen.
posted by Karmakaze at 12:42 PM on July 15, 2020 [3 favorites]

Has Barbara actually found out, or will quick thinking from Courtney and Pat explain away the staff next week?

Also, why did Den of Geek call this an “action-packed episode”?
posted by plastic_animals at 3:45 PM on July 15, 2020

Courtney, you idiot. Why do you want to bring somebody onto the team who has so badly hurt one of your friends and whose father is bad dude number one? You said it yourself, he wants his dad's love. Why do you think he will turn against his dad? Besides, you've already got one broody, slacker dude on the team (who needs to be taught a lesson or two), why do you want another one?

That photo--that was a thing of nostalgic beauty for old DC readers. Ollie and Roy looked perfectly in character and happy (which is so nice to see given their relationship history). I swear if this show gives us an Arrow Car, I'm going to kill myself laughing (but it will feel so, so right based on the picture). I really hope we get a chance to see Greg (without his COVID-appropriate face covering). Darn, it's making me wish she show wasn't Stargirl so we could let the adults interact (I'm sure his buddy Justin would be thrilled to meet up with his pal again). I can't say I ever expected to see a photo of an actor in a Crimson Avenger costume. That's a nice treat.

Okay, enough of the fangirling. Pat, your instincts are dead bang on. Your wife's boss is a total and complete creep who has designs on Barbara (not that it hasn't been obvious all along). Speaking of Barbara, I hope they're straight with her next episode. I really don't want to see Pat and Court offering up lame lies and excuses. Even if that's what Courtney wants, Pat really does know better.
posted by sardonyx at 6:56 PM on July 15, 2020

So far, Mike has been shown to have some ability/instinct desire to make and construct things. That might be some clue as to what (if any) JSA-device he could eventually wield. (Keep in mind that's totally wild, unsubstantiated, out-of-the-blue speculation.)
posted by sardonyx at 8:15 PM on July 15, 2020

Of course, that speculation is predicated on the assumption there is no moratorium on using (let's call them) tier-two level characters on this show (especially one that was strictly off limits, outside of some vague Easter eggs) on the Arrowverse shows.
posted by sardonyx at 8:34 PM on July 15, 2020

Courtney's mom and stepdad are going to end up separated and possibly divorced. Arg.
posted by amtho at 9:18 PM on July 17, 2020

I think my favorite thing was the staff deciding to play dead when it realized it had been seen.
posted by eckeric at 1:02 PM on July 18, 2020 [4 favorites]

I'm guessing Courtney is just thinking "hey, we need someone else with powers and Henry Jr. has them." But yeah, even Rick, of all people, thinks they shouldn't invite him. And then, yeah.

So you go even when you find out that literally every human being is horrible? That'
posted by jenfullmoon at 8:06 PM on November 8, 2020

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