Stargirl Season 1 Brainwave Preview: Will Henry Make the Right Choice?

So it looks like things are about to get a whole lot more complicated for Courtney (Courtney Whitmore) with this week's episode of DC Universe (for now) and The CW's Stargirl– but not nearly as complicated as Henry's (Jake Austin Walker) finding things heading into "Brainwave." Henry finds himself torn between two sides, just now realizing that there's a ton to his life and his father's (Christopher James Baker) life he knew nothing about. Now, it looks like a choice is going to be made: take Courtney up on her offer to join her JSA, or follow in his father's footsteps. But as we're about to see in the following preview images and promo, some of our heroes aren't into the whole idea of having Henry as a teammate- and it's not like he doesn't keep giving them reasons to doubt.

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Stargirl — "Brainwave" — Image Number: STG109d_0531r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Luke Wilson as Pat, Anjelika Washington as Beth Chapel, Cameron Gellman as Hourman — Photo: Mark Hill/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Stargirl — "Brainwave" — Image Number: STG109c_0325r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Jake Austin Walker as Henry King and Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitmore — Photo: Mark Hill/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Stargirl — "Brainwave" — Image Number: STG109a_0097r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitmore, Anjelika Washington as Beth Chapel, Yvette Monreal as Yolanda Montez and Cameron Gellman as Hourman — Photo: Annette Brown/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Stargirl Season 1 Brainwave Preview: Will Henry Make the Right Choice?
Stargirl — "Brainwave" — Image Number: STG109a_0301r.jpg — Pictured: Anjelika Washington as Beth Chapel — Photo: Annette Brown/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Stargirl Season 1 Brainwave Preview: Will Henry Make the Right Choice?
Stargirl — "Brainwave" — Image Number: STG109a_0138r.jpg — Pictured: Yvette Monreal as Yolanda Montez and Cameron Gellman as Rick — Photo: Annette Brown/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Stargirl season 1, episode 9 "Brainwave": DADDY DEAREST — Tensions rise among the JSA members after Courtney (Brec Bassinger) suggests who she wants to recruit next to the team. Meanwhile, Barbara (Amy Smart) invites Jordan (Neil Jackson) and his family over for dinner, and Henry Jr. (Jake Austin Walker) makes a surprising discovery about his father. Luke Wilson, Yvette Monreal, Cameron Gellman, Anjelika Washington, Trae Romano, Christopher James Baker, Meg DeLacy, and Hunter Sansone also star. Tamra Davis directed the episode written by Colleen McGuinness.

A Look at Who's Who in Stargirl Season One

Courtney aka Stargirl (Brec Bassinger) and Pat Dugan aka S.T.R.I.P.E. (Luke Wilson) will need to form their own JSA for what lies ahead, and a new generation of hero will answer the call: Anjelika Washington's Beth Chapel aka Doctor Mid-Nite, Yvette Monreal's Yolanda Montez aka Wildcat, and Cameron Gellman's Rick Tyler aka Hourman. The Injustice Society ranks include Henry King aka Brainwave (Christopher James Baker), Jordan Mahkent aka Icicle (Neil Jackson), Paula Brooks aka Tigress (Joy Osmanski); Lawrence "Crusher" Crock aka Sportsmaster (Neil Hopkins); and Dr. Ito aka Dragon King (Nelson Lee).

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Stargirl — "Brainwave" — Image Number: STG109b_0602r.jpg — Pictured: Amy Smart as Barbara Whitmore — Photo: Mark Hill/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

The live-action series also stars Amy Smart (Barbara Whitmore), Joel McHale (Sylvester Pemberton aka Starman), Lou Ferrigno Jr. (Rex Tyler aka Hourman), Brian Stapf (Ted Grant aka Wildcat). Joining them this season: Henry Thomas (Dr. Charles McNider aka Dr. Mid-Nite), Meg DeLacy (Cindy aka Dragon King's daughter), and Trae Romano (Courtney's step-brother). Jake Austin Walker (Rectify), Hina Khan (Hit The Floor), and newcomer Hunter Sansone are also on board. Johns executive produces with Melissa Carter (Queen Sugar), who serves as co-showrunner, as well as Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter. Based on the characters from DC created by Johns, Stargirl is produced by Berlanti Productions and Mad Ghost Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought on board as staff in 2017.

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