DC’s Stargirl Season 2 Episode 6 gives fans what they have been waiting for — an all out brawl between the JSA and the ISA!
Fans have been waiting all season for the Justice Society of America and the new Injustice Society of America to go head to head — and season 2 episode 6 of DC’s Stargirl delivers just that in an epic showdown.
Below is a recap and review of DC’s Stargirl Season 2 Episode 6. Be warned, there will be spoilers. So if you have not yet seen the episode and want to remain in the dark about it, come back later. Check out this recap and review of DC’s Stargirl Season Season 2 Episode 5.
Warning: Spoilers for DC’s Stargirl Season 2 Episode 6.
This episode starts off with Yolanda working at the diner. She has messed up yet another order, and is feeling a bit down because of it. Isaac is seated, and when she asks to take his order, he mentions those pictures that she took of herself saying that everyone saw them. He then adds that he knows what her and her friends did to his mother and father before storming out.
Beth finally confronted her parents about the divorce papers that she found in the pervious episode, and now she is doing whatever she can to help fix their marriage. She shows up at her father’s work with lunch and a color coded binder filled with marriage saving romantic getaways that she researched. He thanks her for her efforts, but says they both can’t just take off work like that. He also tells her he promised her mother he would not to talk to her alone, and that they will all have a discussion that evening as planned.
As she is leaving, she calls Rick, but then is attacked by flaying baseballs — yup, Artemis Crock is there to confront her. She asks Beth if she knows what it is like to have your family completely blow up one day, and when Beth says yes, Artemis doesn’t believe her. She says she knows Beth had a hand in her parents going to jail, and that the two of them are going to have it out soon — jock versus nerd.
Courtney and Pat are cleaning up the art room at the school, and she is showing him the painting that she found. She claims there were other paintings of Brainwave and Beth’s family but they are gone now, to which Pat replies they were never there — Eclipso was making them see them.
In comes Cameron, who asks if they know where Mr. Deisinger is. They tell him he was sent for psychiatric evaluation, and he asks why bad things keep happening to people in Blue Valley. Just then Pat finds a painting of Cindy with the Black Diamond, so now the JSA gets a hint as to where it could be. Cameron tells them that Cindy was just there yesterday — which of course surprises Courtney and Pat since the last they know, she had left town. They come up with an excuse to leave, and know they need to gather the others and track down Cindy.
Mike is at the junkyard, looking for a project that he can do with his father. Something small they can take apart and put back together — a stepping stone for larger things. Mike is very clearly upset that it is not a bigger project, but still seems happy enough to be doing something with Pat.
Cindy Burman shows up and startles him. She tells him she is putting together a team and needs his help. When he tells her he would never join her, she laughs in his face, saying that is not what she meant at all. She asks why would she ever want him, and even adds “you’re just like your father. You don’t do anything.” Something that surely cannot be easy for him to hear. She tells him that he is going to be the bait.
When Pat arrives at the Pit Stop, Isaac is there waiting for him, playing the violin and crippling Pat to the point where he is holding his ears and drops to the ground. Artemis is also there, with a really cool costume, and attacks Pat, who tells her he won’t hit or harm a child. Even though he takes a swing, she ducks, and does a number on him. Artemis and Isaac work together to knock him out, then say they are there for S.T.R.I.P.E.
Next fans see Pat in the hospital with a bad concussion. Barbara and Courtney are there, and having a hard time getting a hold of Mike. Courtney is feeling like it is her fault because they split up. Cut to S.T.R.I.P.E. and it is completely dismantled in the Pit Stop. Beth, Yolanda, and Rick are there looking at it — and trying to figure out who it is. Beth and Yolanda figure out that the kids of the villains are working together, and Rick says that Cindy Burman must be behind it.
Cindy calls from Mike’s phone, letting her know that they have kidnapped him. Cindy tells Courtney she wants to hurt her family, then her friends, and then finally her. She tells her to meet at the cafeteria in one hour, or Mike will die. Eclipso is talking to Cindy through the Black Diamond, and tells her to be sure to leave Courtney for last, and he will swallow her soul.
Barbara tells Courtney to go be Stargirl for Mike and her friends, and to “kick that girls ass”. Once Courtney leaves, she calls The Shade to tell him everything.
The JSA shows up at the school costumed and ready to fight. They meet the ISA, who are also in their costumes and it is clear the fight we have all been waiting for it about to happen. It is — and it does not disappoint. The fighting choreography is on point, and it is fun to see each and every character shine — hero and villain. During the fight, Beth uses the goggles to find where Mike is, and starts to untie him.
Once untied, Mike joins the fight and attacks Cindy. Yolanda and Courtney join in and knock out Cindy. The JSA has won the fight, but possibly not the war. Isaac’s violin is broken, and Cindy uses the Black Diamond to summon Eclipso. But The Shade shows up as well, and stands in the middle of the two teams, facing the ISA.
The Shade tells Cindy that she doesn’t know what she is dealing with and asks her nicely to hand it over. When she doesn’t, Eclipso says it is time, and comes out of the Black Diamond and into Cindy, as fans saw in a previous episode. Her eyes turn red and her face becomes a purple and black color, as he takes over her body. Courtney tries attacks the Black Diamond with the Cosmic Staff and it explodes, sending a shadow out into the world that covers ups the moon causing what looks like an eclipse.
It also releases Eclipso from the Diamond, who we now see in a physical form. Cindy is free from his grasp, but extremely mad at him. She approaches him saying you betrayed me and tries to attack him, but he rips her knife out of her wrist, and then throws it at Isaac before devouring his soul. Cindy yells to him that he owes her, to which Eclispo replies, I owe you nothing. He throws a piece of the diamond at her and it creates a bubbling liquid that pulls Cindy down into an abyss. She is lost, despite Courtney trying to save her.
The Shade confronts Eclipso for feeding on the souls of children, but Eclipso easily defeats The Shade, throwing him as he turns into a shadow. Eclipso then takes off from the school into the night, and it is revealed The Shade’s glasses, cane, and top hat are left behind. We then see him very weak, and struggling to remain human versus a shadow.
Back at the hospital, Mike and Courtney are telling Pat and Barbara what happened. They are pretty sure that Cindy and Isaac are dead, and they don’t know what happened to Artemis or The Shade. They are putting together that Eclipso used them all to gain power, and will continue to corrupt and feed in order to gain even more until they can stop him. Courtney admits that the staff hurt him, but turned dark in the process and there is now something wrong with it.
Mike tells Pat that he wants his own S.T.R.I.P.E. He felt powerless against Cindy and wants to be able to stand up for himself. He admits that he is scared of Eclipso, who he says is right out of a nightmare. Back at the Pit Stop, Beth, Yolanda, and Rick are talking about the events of the fight. They are baffled that Eclipso inhaled Isaac, and that this is how his power works. They want to track down Eclipso and kill him.
The final shot of the episode shows Eclipso turning into that young boy Bruce again. Laughing as he prepares to terrorize Blue Valley.
Stargirl Season 2 Episode 6 Review
This episode finally gave fans what they have been waiting the whole season so far for — an all out brawl between the new Justice Society of America and the new Injustice Society of America. Cindy has recruited the team that she wanted, minus Icicle, and kidnaps Mike in order to draw Courtney and her team into a fight. Seeing the new ISA members in their suits and in action, especially up against the JSA (and sort of getting their butts kicked) is epic.
The best part about Stargirl Season 2 Episode 6 though is the aftermath of it all. Most of the ISA is dead, or at least missing, The Shade is badly hurt but also kind of a good guy now, and Eclipso is roaming about Blue Valley in the body of a young boy ready to reek havoc on the town. This season just stepped it up, big time, and fans can’t wait to see what is next.
About DC’s Stargirl Season 2 Episode 6
THE NEW INJUSTICE SOCIETY MAKE THEIR MOVE — Cindy (Meg DeLacy) and her new team make their move against the JSA leading to an epic showdown. Brec Bassinger, Luke Wilson, Amy Smart, Yvette Monreal, Cameron Gellman, Anjelika Washington, Trae Romano and Hunter Sansone also star. Walter Garcia directed the episode written by Paula Sevenbergen (#206).
About DC’s Stargirl
DC’s STARGIRL follows high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore as she inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past. This new drama reimagines Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, in an unpredictable series.
The project focuses on the character that started executive producer Geoff Johns’ career as a comic book writer when he created her in 1999, lovingly inspired by his late sister, who was killed in a 1996 plane explosion.
Stargirl Season 2 airs on CW every Tuesday, starting on August 10th.
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