DC Universe / CW
July 19, 2020 @ 9:00pm PT (GMT-8)
Episode 10 – Brainwave Jr
Flashback to Pat and Barbara first meeting at an ice cream shop. They both order banana splits but there’s only one banana left, so they choose to share together. Return to present with Barbara discovering the staff and Courtney trying to explain that she’s Stargirl and her dad was Starman. All Barbara is hearing is that she was deceived and asks Pat to leave. He stays the night at the garage. Mike asks to go with him.
Brainwave has awoken with a memory gap of 10 years. He realizes his son is now Brainwave Jr, having his powers. Junior is incensed anew with the memory that his mother, Mary, was killed. He heads home to watch more VHS tapes recorded by his father to learn what happened. Icicle pays Henry/Brainwave a visit in the hospital.
The staff tries to get Courtney to go out, but she resists. It heads to the garage, inscribes a message on a picture of Icicle and then heads to the hospital where Icicle easily puts it on ice.
Barbara tells Courtney to pack, she’s heading to work for an hour and then they are leaving town. Courtney goes to Pat at the garage and tells him what’s happening. He tells Courtney to pack and that he can live with her mom’s decision to leave as long “as he knows she’s safe.” He goes to Barbara.
Courtney gathers the team with a plan to retrieve her staff from the underground Injustice Society lair. They suit up along with Brainwave Jr. and head to the tunnels. Doctor Midnite and Hourman head away from the group underground and discover the locked up Solomon Grundy. Hourman realizes that Grundy killed his parents and wants to free the beast.
Down the other corridor, the other team runs into the henchmen which are dispatched by Dragon King to kill the team. They also discover that Brainwave has had his memory restored and Stargirl’s staff has been chained. A huge battle ensues.
Will Stargirl and her team defeat the Injustice Society’s henchmen and Dragon King? Will Stargirl be able to free her staff? Which side will Brainwave Jr choose? Good or evil?
Tune into find out the answers to these questions and more!
Easily the best episode of the season so far, this one has everything: conflict, intrigue, epic superhero vs. villain battles, revelations and a mission straight into the heart of the villain’s lair. I didn’t see the ending coming either, which was a nice twist. Wow, what an amazing episode!
Loved this one, what else can I say? When tuning into the series, this was the type and quality of episode I’d hoped to see. Total delivery. Not sure I can say it should have taken 9 episodes to get here, but hey, this one is a ton of fun and majorly entertaining. Must watch.
Overall episode rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️