Stargirl 01×08 “Shiv Part 2” (Review)

Stargirl
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Season 1, Episode 8 “Shiv Part 2”

With the aftereffects of the fight with Cindy, Courtney has to sit on the sidelines as she is in the hospital. The other members of the Justice Society formulate a plan to infiltrate Cindy’s house to get intel on the Injustice Society. As everything is going on, Pat is dealing with the fallout of Courtney’s injuries. 

The episode continues the events and story of Cindy fully becoming Shiv. One of the main questions from last week’s episode was if Courtneys identity of being Stargirl was revealed to Cindy. This is a major concern, especially if Cindy takes that information to the Injustice Society. With this massive uncertainty, the other JSA members formulate a plan to get intel on the ISA and what Cindy knows. 

As this is the first two parter episode in the series, the story flows perfectly between the two parts. The show does a good job answering questions from the previous episode that allows both to tie in perfectly. 

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