In Review: Stargirl (S1 – Ep3) – Icicle

After a dangerous run-in with a member of the Injustice Society of America, Pat warns Courtney to back down from her attempts to go after them.

Synopsis: After a dangerous run-in with a member of the Injustice Society of America, Pat warns Courtney to back down from her attempts to go after them.

 

The Story

This episode begins with a flashback to 2012 where Jordan Mahkent (Icicle) and his son our by his wife’s bedside as she passes away. Jordan leans in to hear his wife’s last words, which tell him to go after the people that poisoned her and destroy them.

Back in the present day. Courtney is totally psyched after having defeated brainwave and is trying to persuade Pat into doing more missions with her. Understandably Pat is reluctant because he suspects that Brainwave wasn’t alone. As he visits the hospital a bit later on he finds out that his suspicions are correct. Back at school Courtney meets with Joey Zarick, who unbeknownst to her is the son of William Zarick, The Wizard. Joey makes a good impression on Courtney as he performs a magic trick for her, which doesn’t work out, but Courtney is too kindhearted to let him know so she acts as if the trick worked.

Meanwhile, there seems to be a little trouble with the Injustice Society as William Zarick, The Wizard gets into a bit of an argument with Jordan and says words to the effect that he was never appreciated for his contribution to the team. This does not end well as Jordan makes a threat in order to get William to back down. After this bit of drama, Jordan proceeds to suit up as Icicle and attempts to draw Stargirl out into the open so he can put a quick end to her.

 

The Acting

Neil Jackson puts in an absolutely awesome performance as the charming, but deadly Jordan Mahkent who also happens to be Icicle. The scenes between him and Barbara Whitmore (Amy Smart) show us the more socially aware side of Jordan who has his own agenda when it comes to rebuilding America. The scenes also offer some contrast between the colder and more calculating Icicle who doesn’t seem to have any remorse.

We also continue to get some great scenes between Brec Bassinger and Luke Wilson as Stargirl and Stripey aka Courtney and Pat. The best comes towards the last 10 or 15 minutes of the episode where Pat shows Stargirl the headquarters where the Justice Society hung out. His intent is to try and make the point that even the JSA the world’s best heroes could not defeat Icicle. His point doesn’t make any impact though.

 

Overall

Another decent episode, which gave us some nice bits of backstory for Icicle and sets things up for Stargirl’s quest to form a new JSA. I can’t wait to see what happens in next week’s show as Stargirl begins her recruitment drive.

9.4
Stargirl (S1 - Ep3) - Icicle
  • Story
    9.4
  • Acting
    9.8
  • CGI & Stunts
    9.3
  • Incidental Music
    9.0

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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