To say that Pat was mad at the end of last week's episode, "Hourman and Dr. Mid-Nite" is an understatement. Upon returning home from talking Rick Tyler into the JSA, Courtney is immediately confronted by a furious Pat. He has found all of the JSA memorabilia hidden in her room, thanks to the glow of the green lantern. Not only has she stolen the memorabilia from the JSA headquarters, but she's also pushed the creation of three heroes who are ill-prepared for the risks donning a masks brings. He leaves her with the responsibility of getting the items back from Wildcat and Dr. Mid-Nite, which will prove to be impossible.
On a somber day for the Mahkent's, Jason must handle the athletics-obsessed couple Lawrence "Crusher" Crock and Paula Brooks, who are also ISA members Sportsmaster and Tigress. The head of the ISA tasks them with a mission that is related to the theft of the satellite dish from the night before. They must work with The Gambler, whom they view as beneath them. Sportsmaster and Tigress are extremely hotheaded, quick to taking matters into their own hands when things don't go their way. The sinister duo are focused on being the absolute best, a way of life they have instilled in their only daughter, Artemis, who is the best football player on Blue Valley High's team.
After Courtney's failed attempts at getting the JSA gear back, she realizes there is no way Rick, Yolanda and Beth will give Pat back the items if Courtney wouldn't either. Instead, the new and costumed Justice Society embark on their first group mission to catch The Gambler in an act that is clearly for the ISA. This arc of the episode is awesome to watch because it finally brings all of the missing action from the past couple of episodes back into the fold. There is much that the Justice Society needs to learn as a whole and as individuals. With the season being at the halfway point with this sixth episode (seven remain) the story and action should really start to kick in to higher gears.
The work that The Gambler is doing is ultimately for Dr. Ito, aka Dragon King, whom we saw a quick bit of in "Wildcat." Icicle approved of Dr. Ito's plan, the details of which are scarce, and appears to have his new right hand man, The Gambler, getting things in order. This plan will likely come to a head at the season's end and put the JSA in jeopardy. Next week's episode will introduce a new ISA member and for that I would strongly recommend reading the Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. comic series by Geoff Johns.
New episodes of Stargirl air Sunday nights at 12a.m. EDT on DC Universe and Tuesdays at 8p.m. EDT on The CW. Episodes can also be seen on cwtv.com in the U.S. shortly after it airs on the channel.