Well, let’s start with a picture that illustrates all the Stargirl scenes (or other masked women) in this episode:
Yeah, that was all the Stargirl action in this episode 😉
In other words, there are no appearances of the JSA in this one besides some mini flashbacks from episode 1.
Quite frustrating for me. Especially since the first episode already had only just about 2-3 minutes to offer.
The story is interesting as I like the murder mystery they have here.
Obviously, this is only the beginning and there is a large big bad at work here that hasn’t shown himself/herself so far.
The original Starman (with his anger management issues…among other stuff) is rather annoying for me, and I hope he will rather leave the season sooner than later.
In a way, this episode had some secret identity aspects.
I mean it’s already really odd that Cindy runs around in her Shiv uniform without a mask, seemingly hoping that no one ever sees her in the costume and would ask some questions.
Courtney was training with Starman and the staff at a water tower. Well, it seemed like a rather remote place… but she was flying around with the staff in broad daylight and started some magic fireworks as she tested her powers.
Wouldn’t that attract someone’s attention? And later on, she was running around with that large glowing(!) staff in the neighborhood (still in broad daylight).
I mean the chances are just HUGE that some folks are seeing her and might wonder why that girl is carrying such a strange staff that is glowing for most of the time 😉
I mean Bruce Wayne isn’t running around during the day while using all the Batman gadgets…
Again the public seems completely blind toward all the heroes and villains in their small city.
I hope there will be some lengthy action scenes in the next one WITH Stargirl and her team.
Last week I posted about a masked thief that wasn’t really a criminal.
This time I wanna put the focus on her again as she wants to put her power to good use… and therefore she gets a new costume and cowl!
(click to enlarge)
And here is the video:
I decided to show her unmasked face in the pictures above as she already was seen unmasked in my post from last week.
Ok, as always, I am annoyed about how careless these guys and girls are with their secret identities as they unmask in public way too often.
She even runs around without a mask in the beginning. Yes, she has super speed so no one can identify her while she is running….I guess.
But some back alley isn’t exactly a safe place to run around in costume…without a mask! Especially during the day. At any time somebody could show up and could see their exposed faces!
Also, as I mentioned before, I HATE this “magic” masks a LOT! It’s a complete, insane fantasy that that might ever work.
But for the movie folks, it’s a very easy and convenient way to have a quick unmasking, without hassling with an actual mask that might be difficult to remove. And Barry’s hair just looks perfect after the “unmasking” 😆
I really like her costume a lot! It basically looks like a smooth skin wetsuit with some extras. The black fabric looks really great and I think that it is very sexy.
Her mask is sadly (but logically) from the same lame fabric as the Flash mask, it’s ok…but nothing like the great rubber cowl he wore in earlier seasons.
BUT… it covers her face well enough and it’s a solid disguise and I would love to have her around in much more episodes, but after the ending of season 8, that doesn’t seem to happen…and well season 9 will be the last one anyhow.
Seeing a woman in such a costume and cowl in this show was a real treat for me and was a great way to end the season after it had quite a lot of boring episodes in the mid-section.
My version of a Flash TV show would be like this:
A woman as the Flash
A woman that is taller than “Fast Track” and is a little curvier in a certain region…
Use that costume, but add a massive rubber cowl to it. (like Flash had in early seasons)
And there is NO damn magic way for her to mask or unmask!
Also, there would be some villains who are actually interested in her secret identity!
And they would actually try to find out who she is by trying to remove her mask! (Yes, that is actually a possibility…. looking at you… Batwoman TV show)
She wouldn’t self-unmask every 5 minutes 😉
Adding some sexy villainesses (some masked) to it.
Use very little fantasy and magic. The Flash has her superpowers but only very few villains would have some. The villains would have their ways to sabotage her powers and would rely on some gadgets.