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DC’s Stargirl Season 2 Finale (Episode 13) Recap & Review

DC’s Stargirl Season 2 finale gives fans the epic showdown against Eclipso they have been waiting for, and leaves them eager for a season 3!

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DC’s Stargirl — “Summer School: Chapter Thirteen”  — Pictured (L-R): Alex Collins as Dr. Charles McNider/Dr. Mid-Nite and Anjelika Washington as Beth Chapel/Dr. Mid-Nite — Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Below is a recap and review of DC’s Stargirl Season 2 Episode 13. 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 2 Episode 12.

Warning: Spoilers for DC’s Stargirl Season 2 Finale – Episode 13.

The DC’s Stargirl Season 2 finale was being set up all season. As fans saw at the end of the previous episode, it was predicted that Courtney would be possessed by Courtney and gain the ultimate power. Shockingly, this actually comes true about halfway through the episode, the beginning of which was sent seeing the team assembling to take on Eclipso.

Thunderbolt is back and was able to get S.T.R.I.P.E. up and running with a simple wish. Rick has fixed the Hourglass so that he can get his strength for an hour, but he also brings Solomon Grundy to the fight. 

The whole JSA is assembling against Eclipso but when he grabs Pat and looks Courtney right in the face, recounting all the terrible things he did, that is when she yells to him that she hates him. Because of the hatred, he is able to move into her body and take her over.

With glowing red eyes, he wields the Cosmic Staff as Courtney and explains she is the only one with the power to control it. He is going to use her body to kill the JSA, take over Blue Valley, and then the world. That is when Starman shows up and grabs the staff, saying two have the power to use it.

While thinking about all of the people she loves, and those that love her back, Courtney is able to fight Eclipso and push him out of her body. It is discovered that Cindy broke Artemis Crock’s parents out of jail, and while The Shade was presumed dead, he has since recovered.

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DC’s Stargirl — “Summer School: Chapter Thirteen” — Pictured (L-R): Jonathan Cake as Richard Swift/The Shade, Yvette Monreal as Yolanda Montez/Wildcat, Ysa Penarejo as Jennie, Amy Smart as Barbara Whitmore, Joel McHale as Sylvester Pemberton/Starman, Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitmore/Stargirl, Nick Tarabay as Eclipso, Luke Wilson as Pat Dugan, Meg DeLacy as Cindy Burman/Shiv, Alkoya Brunson as Jakeem and Cameron Gellman as Rick Tyler/Hourman — Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Everyone bands together against Eclipso, looking over him as he is weakened. Mike is piloting S.T.R.I.P.E. and Jakeem is commanding Thunderbolt. They all look down on Eclipso and put their powers together to hurt him. Jakeem uses Thunderbolt to wish that Eclipso was toast. So of course he literally turns into toast — although Thunderbolt points out it is a bit burnt.

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DC’s Stargirl — “Summer School: Chapter Thirteen”  — Pictured: Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitmore– Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Courtney and Sylvester finally get to meet. Pat and Courtney are confused because they thought he was dead. He says he will explain later. He also puts Courtney’s mind at ease and lets her know he is not there to take the staff back, although he is happy to show her how to use it.

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DC’s Stargirl — “Summer School: Chapter Thirteen”  — Pictured (L-R): Alex Collins as Dr. Charles McNider and Anjelika Washington as Beth Chapel — Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

DC’s Stargirl Season 2 sees the passing of the torch for many of the JSA members, not just Starman to Stargirl, and Mike taking over S.T.R.I.P.E. Beth tells Charles McNider that she found his wife for him, and reveals her location.

That is not all though, it turns out his wife was pregnant when everyone thought he died, and he has a ten year old son — yes, bring on the tears. He tells Beth that should the world need another Doctor MidNite, they already have one.

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DC’s Stargirl — “Summer School: Chapter Thirteen” — Pictured: Hunter Sansone as Cameron Mahkent — Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Toward the end of the Stargirl Season 2 finale, Cameron’s grandparents come to him and tell him they are ready to explain the truth about their family to him.

The Shade is back and here to stay. He says he likes Blue Valley, and will be sticking around. As one of the most interesting characters of the season, it is very exciting to see him stay.

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DC’s Stargirl — “Summer School: Chapter Thirteen”  — Pictured (L-R): Gilbert Glenn Brown as James Chapel, Anjelika Washington as Beth Chapel and Kron Moore as Dr. Bridget Chapel — Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Beth’s parents now know that she is a superhero, and the danger that Eclipso put them in has rekindled their relationship. Poor Beth seems to now be dealing with parents who are too involved, instead of not involved enough.

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DC’s Stargirl — “Summer School: Chapter Thirteen” — Pictured (L-R): Joy Osmanski as Paula/Tigress, Neil Hopkins as Crusher/Sportsmaster and Stella Smith as Artemis — Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

The final shot of the Stargirl Season 2 finale shows that the Crocks have now moved in next door. Season 3 is coming, and it is sure to be an interesting one thanks to the way this season ended. There are a lot of new characters who are likely going to be coming and going. Fans will be eager to see where the story goes next!

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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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