Finally, I could watch the new Stargirl episode today.
The final one of the season.
The final one of the entire show.
It was a solid finale with ….finally… some action and a good ending for the show and wholesome endings for most characters.
It clearly looked like the producers knew before the final episode that the show wouldn’t be renewed as there is no real cliffhanger in this one, but a real ending.
So it works much better as a final episode than the last Batwoman episode where the folks thought the show would go on.
Some images from the episode:
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The final showdown at the junkyard was nice, even though I expected a little more action. Especially Wildcat had very few action scenes here.
But at least the masked women had quite a lot of screen time in this one 🙂
In my opinion, the show has some flaws: too little action, too little screen time for the masked women, practically no secret identities, too many heroes, and villains vs heroes fighting each other without the public knowing about anything.
But, it had 4(!) masked women in the show lately, so it was always very exciting for me …when… they had some scenes.
So, like Batwoman…. Stargirl has come to end now as well.
Not a good feeling.
I hope there will be a new show with a masked woman as the lead character soon to fill that …. void.
After all, there are so few TV shows which can offer that.
Oh, and the last episode actually offered a female unmasking in the last minutes:
Not my favorite mask, but it’s a good disguise for sure. Nice to have some unmasking content in the very last episode.
A good disguise and quite a dramatic turn of events.
I think she overreacted big time, I mean her partner was beaten with a bat, ok, but that’s no reason to shoot someone.
And if she shoots it doesn’t need to be a deadly shot.
Ok, it was pretty dark… but that boy with his bright shirt was still visible well enough…
All in all a solid scene.
Later in the movie, we have terrorists in gas masks. There is also one female terrorist, but she is infiltrating the event as a waitress and the only terrorist that doesn’t wear a gas mask at any time.
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!
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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.