Stargirl (2020– )
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Shining Knight 

Courtney's life gets turned upside down when someone from her past arrives in Blue Valley. Meanwhile, Pat uncovers new information about the ISA's plan and Jordan makes a surprising discovery at work.

Director:

Jennifer Phang

Writers:

Geoff Johns ("Courtney Whitmore" created for DC by), Lee Moder ("Courtney Whitmore" created for DC by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Brec Bassinger ... Courtney Whitmore / Stargirl
Yvette Monreal ... Yolanda Montez / Wildcat
Anjelika Washington ... Beth Chapel / Dr. Mid-Nite
Cameron Gellman ... Rick Tyler / Hourman
Trae Romano ... Mike Dugan
Neil Jackson ... Jordan Mahkent
Christopher James Baker ... Henry King Sr. / Brainwave
Amy Smart ... Barbara Whitmore
Luke Wilson ... Pat Dugan / S.T.R.I.P.E.
Geoff Stults ... Sam Kurtis
Mark Ashworth ... Janitor Justin / Shining Knight
Nelson Lee ... Dr. Shiro Ito / Dragon King
Hina X. Khan ... Anaya Bowin / The Fiddler (as Hina Khan)
Ashley Winfrey ... Jenny Williams
Jasun Jabbar Wardlaw Jr. ... Brian Tanner Balloid (as Jasun Jabbar)
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Storyline

Courtney meets her biological father while having second thoughts about being a hero after Henry's death. Brainwave regains his memories and tells Jordan Stargirl's secret identity, and Barbara has second thoughts about leaving Blue Valley. Written by Gislef

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TV-PG
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Trivia

Sam Kurtis makes his official appearance in this episode. Prior to this he was mentioned and seen in a photo. See more »

Quotes

Janitor Justin: The wounds received in battle bestow honor, they do not take it away.
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Connections

References Rebel Without a Cause (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Pretty Vegas
Performed by INXS
(uncredited)
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The penultimate episode brings fantastic character development and superb drama
28 July 2020 | by Holt344See all my reviews

This is technically the penultimate episode of the first season of Stargirl that have mostly been great and it shows in the world building, directing and overall writing. The acting have so far been great and believable.

This episode is titled Shining Knight and it's called that for a reason, will Justin the Janitor remember who he really are? The episode has us see the aftermath of last episode and a lot happened. We also get to see one storyline from the comics and it's a huge arc for Courtney, a guy called Sam comes and tells her that he is her father. Is he? Geoff Johns wrote it perfectly as he probably did in the comics. On the villain side we get more Brainwave and Icicle, and more or their big plan called Project New America.

This episode is a character driven one so no action, that can be bad for some viewers but this has some great character development and storytelling for Courtney and Pat, brilliantly played by the two actors. You can really feel their emotions, Brec Bassinger completely killed it.

This was quality drama and something that we needed. It deserves a better rating but I get it, it was really slow paced with lots of dialogue. No action. But why do I think it deserves a 9/10? It's because it has a lot of heart, Geoff Johns understands the characters and knows that the episode that sets up the season finale would only hurt from having forced fight sequences and what he wrote and director managed to do was incredible.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 2020 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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