Synopsis: After stumbling upon a suspicious murder in Blue Valley, the JSA begin looking at potential suspects; a tense run-in with The Shade makes Courtney and Pat realize that Sylvester’s old ways could land them in hot water.
With the murder of The Gambler in last week’s episode. Courtney and her team start trying to piece together the pieces of the mystery and work through a list of suspects. Meanwhile, Sylvester Pemberton shows signs of going back to his old ways and even encourages Courtney to skip school so he can show her a few of his moves with the staff. Elsewhere, The Shade is secretly helping Rick Tyler aka Hourman figure out what has happened to Solomon Grundy.
Meanwhile, Cameron Mahkent’s powers are beginning to manifest and it is distracting him from his artwork. Also, Mike and his friend Jakeem summon Thunderbold to help them investigate The Gambler’s murder.
Brec Bassinger continues to be strong as Courtney aka Stargirl and has some fun scenes with Joel McHale’s Sylvester Pemberton. We also get a brilliant performance from Jonathan Cake as The Shade. I loved the scene where Shade is elated by the fact that he has managed to successfully teach the lady in the diner how to make a proper cup of English Tea. Cos it’s well established that most Americans cannot make Tea the way we English make it. So I found that scene kind of funny.
Much like last week’s show. Its a bit of a slow start to the season as we are slowly being fed little clues as to who or what it is that murdered The Gambler. However, I have a hunch that Cameron Mahkent’s latent talents might well have a bit of a role in it. But you never really know at this stage as the writers can throw out a few red herrings to throw you off the scent.
- CGI & Stunts9.5
- Incidental Music8.0