Stargirl - Full season thread *spoilers*

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  1. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Is it her, though? I know she complained (or at least expressed disappointment) at how much of that the stunt woman does...
     
  2. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

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    They're all part of the character. I just think somersaults are odd things to do in the middle of life or death combat.


    I also noticed that Stargirl rides the cosmic staff side saddle (or at least she did at the end of this episode). I guess there's no logically safer way to ride it and doing it the regular way would make her look like a witch.
     
  3. Rob Helmerichs

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    Right, I just am not so sure that it's to show off the actor's skills, since it seems to be the stuntwoman who does most if not all of that...
     
  4. cbrrider

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    Maybe in his spin off series. /s
     
  5. JYoung

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    Courtney Johns was showrunner Geoff Johns sister.
    As you've discovered, she was on board TWA Flight 800 when it went down.

    He created the Courtney Whitmore character in tribute to her and based most of her personality on his sister.

    Interesting finale and it did show that the JSA did better when they worked as a team.
    So who told Cameron about his father?
    Is that another loose end?

    We also have the Fiddler's Violin (will young Isaac think the Dugans killed his mother).
    Cindy and Eclipso (an ambitious villain to do on TV).
    The Shade and Sylvester returning.
    Grundy and the Gambler out running around.
    Justin searching for the other Soldiers of Victory. And Winged Victory?
    (And were Sportsmaster and Tigress taken into custody?)

    So a fair amount for Season 2 to work with.
     
  6. oscarfish

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    Does anyone happen to know how many episodes will be in season two? I'm hoping it'll be another short-ish (13 episode) season. The plot move right along this season.
     
  7. tigercat74

    tigercat74 Lets go Bengals!!!!!

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    I think tv shows shouldn’t be more than 10-13 episodes per season.
     
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  8. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

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    I don't know anything about the comics but I assume the ISA has a deep roster. More of them got 86'd than I would have predicted.
     
  9. Shakhari

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    Heh, I've been asking myself those same exact questions.
     
  10. trainman

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    Pretty sure anyone walking on the Blue Valley High football field -- to say nothing of running on it, or being tackled onto it -- would have noticed that it didn't seem to be built on solid ground.
     
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  11. Shakhari

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    Another question: how did Cindy know about Eclipso? I wasn't surprised to see Shade, but that one came out of the blue.
     
  12. dswallow

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    I think they should simply be written by competent writers.
     
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  13. tigercat74

    tigercat74 Lets go Bengals!!!!!

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    That would help but I don’t like filler episodes.
     
  14. JYoung

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    There was a scene in the second or third episode where Jordan is talking to William Zarek on his porch where Jordan says that Zarek hadn't tapped the potential of the jewel he had found.

    If Cindy has been spying on the ISA for a while as implied (and she seems to have had access to quite of bit of information, perhaps in her father's files or using his credentials), she could have found out about it.
     
  15. mr.unnatural

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    13 episodes seems to be the norm these days for most shows, unless they run for a full season, in which case they're more like 22-25 episodes. I was going to say that anything from the DCU tends to only run for 13 episodes, but season 1 of Doom Patrol was 15 episodes whereas season 2 only ran for 9. Season 1 of Titans was 11 episodes and season 2 had 13 so there doesn't seem to be a fixed pattern.
     
  16. Rob Helmerichs

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    Although those are two unusual examples. The last episode of Titans Season 1 was bumped to Season 2, so they were actually supposed to be two 12-episode seasons. And Doom Patrol Season 2 was supposed to be 10 episodes, but they had to cut production because of Covid.
     
  17. gossamer88

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    Really enjoyed this series and is one of those rare times that I really looked forward to every week.

    I was pretty surprised at the demise of the two villains. Did not see that coming. Or are they really dead? Hmmm...

    Also FiOS went back to titling it DC's Stargirl. Good thing I did not delete that SP.
     
  18. smak

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    Nice to see an appearance of my city at the end.

    -smak-
     
  19. Amnesia

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    I'm surprised that I haven't seen much discussion about the fact that the JSA seemed OK with the idea of brainwashing 100 million people, as long the "manifesto" endorsed values that they themselves agree with:

    Chuck: Beth--this appears to be the ISA's manifesto for the broadcast.
    Beth: I think we have 35 minutes before they turn it on. Whatever they're going to make people believe in, they call it the 'New Constitution'. They want to combat...global warming? Oh, wait! They want to force people to...
    Courtney: They're going to force people to what?
    Beth: Force them to embrace solar and wind power. They're going to eliminate discrimination over race, relgion, sexual orientation.
    Rick: You're kidding me.
    Beth: Oh, and universal healthcare.
    Courtney: That sounds good. Is that not good?
    Rick: Hey, Pat? Are you sure we're on the right side?​

    No mention was made of the idea that brainwashing people is just plain wrong. It is only after it's discovered that the process would have a 25% mortality rate that the team was galvanized to fight against the plan...
     
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  20. mlsnyc

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    It's because, if I recall the scene correctly, the JSA didn't get a chance to decide if they were okay with the brainwashing to proceed or not. The manifesto gave them pause and they were torn, but then the Gambler patched in to Dr. Midnight to let the JSA know the ISA knew what they were up to. Then all hell broke loose.
     
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