Stargirl Chronology

Season 1  •  DCUniverse.com  •  May–Aug. 2020
Season 2  •  The CW  •  ??

Starring Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitmore and Luke Wilson as Pat Dugan.

Nearly the entire cast appears in the first episode. This chronology notes a characters' first speaking appearance in bold.


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Previously …

King Arthur bestows his sword Excalibur sword unto his page, Justin.

Stargirl S1.E11

Sylvester Pemberton (age 15) and his driver, Pat Dugan (age 20) become the Star-Spangled Kid and his sidekick, Stripesy.

Stargirl S1.E1

Star-Spangled Kid and Stripesy join the Seven Soldiers of Victory (with Shining Knight, Vigilante, Crimson Avenger, Wing, Green Arrow, Speedy). They stop Japanese scientist Dr. Shiro Ito from destroying New York City with his weapon.

Stargirl S1.E9

The Seven Soldiers go their own ways but Shining Knight pursues Dr. Ito to Blue Valley, Nebraska, is captured and tortured. Pat loses touch with the other members.

Stargirl S1.E11

1947: Dr. Ito is tried for war crimes (creating biological weapons, plague bombs used in China) and is executed.

Stargirl S1.E8

While robbing a bank, the villain Brainwave falls for a super-hero, Merry the Girl of 1000 Gimmicks. She makes him question his loyalty to the Icicle and the Injustice Society of America. This leads the Icicle declare all-out war on Mary's friends, the Justice Society of America, which includes her brother, Starman. Brainwave kills Mary then lies to his son, Henry Jr., saying that his mother, Mary, drowned in a pool.

Stargirl S1.E10

Ten years prior: The Injustice Society kills most members of the Justice Society of America. Hourman escapes. Starman (Sylvester Pemberton) asks his sidekick, Stripesy, to guard over his cosmic staff until its next rightful owner comes along. Elsewhere, young Courtney Whitmore is disappointed when her estranged father fails to show up for Christmas. Her mother Barbara leaves Courtney with a sitter, friends Maggie and Mary Kramer. Note: In comics, Merry Craemer is the name of Sylvester's adopted sister.

Stargirl S1.E1

Hourman secretly tracks the Injustice Society to Blue Valley, Nebraska.

Stargirl S1.E1

Nine years prior: Hourman (Rex Tyler) and his wife Wendy flee from the Injustice Society. They leave their home and son, Rick, with her brother, Matt Harris. As they flee, they are found and killed by Solomon Grundy. Hourman's notes and research are sent to Pat Dugan, who fails to find a trace of the villains.

Stargirl S1.E2, E5

Eight years prior: Jordan Mahkent’s wife Christine dies. She urges him to continue his mission to “fix this country” and destroy anyone who stands in his way.

Stargirl S1.E3

Cindy Burman accidentally kills her mother. Afterwards, her father, the Dragon King, begins training her and turning her evil.

Stargirl S1.E7

Two years prior: Barbara Whitmore returns to Blue Valley to sell her parents’ house and meets Pat Dugan at a local diner. They marry and settle in Los Angeles.

Stargirl S1.E1, S1.E10

Popular girl Yolanda Montez is running for class president. But her life is destroyed when her boyfriend, Henry King Jr., persuaded her to sending him a nude photo. The next day at school, Cindy Burman intercepts it and sends it to the whole school.

Stargirl S1.E4

Season One

"Pilot"  •  Barbara Whitmore and Pat Dugan, and their kids Courtney Whitmore and Mike Dugan, move to her home town of Blue Valley, Nebraska, where she takes a job at The American Dream (run by Jordan Mahkent, the Icicle) and Steven Sharpe (the Gambler). Pat secretly reviews classified Justice Society files on Brainwave, the Wizard and Icicle. Pat sets up an auto mechanic shop. At school, Courtney meets loners Beth Chapel, Yolanda Montez, and Rex Tyler, and makes enemies out of Cindy Burman and Henry King, Jr. At home, Courtney discovers Pat's JSA paraphernalia — and Starman's cosmic staff, which awakens at her touch. She becomes convinced that Starman was her real father. Brainwave attacks Courtney. Pat comes to her aid in a giant robot suit.

Stargirl S1.E1 (18 May 2020)

"S.T.R.I.P.E."  •  At the Blue Valley High open house, Principal Anaya Bowin (Fiddler II) introduces her son Isaac. "Crusher" Crock (Sportsmaster) and Paula Brooks (Tigress) brag about their daughter, Artemis. Courtney shows an attraction to Cameron Mahkent. Brainwave provokes Courtney into a fight. She makes a costume from Starman’s and announces herself as Stargirl. Her staff puts Brainwave into a coma. She proposes that Pat be named S.T.R.I.P.E. (Subatomic Tactical Robot Internet Pat Enhancer). Icicle meets Gambler at the I.J. headquarters beneath the city. Grundy is locked up there. Councilman Zarick (the Wizard) is hesitant to participate in the villains’ plans. Notes: Pat says that Ted Knight built the cosmic staff.

Stargirl S1.E2 (25 May 2020)

"Icicle"  •  Stargirl and S.T.R.I.P.E. are attacked by Icicle, who ends the battle by endangering a school bus. The Wizard's son, Joey Zarick is killed. The Wizard retaliates but is also killed by the Icicle. Pat introduces Courtney to the Justice Society of America's history. She meets Dr. Mid-Nite’s owl and later returns to take the JSA's abandoned gear; she intends to recruit new heroes.

Stargirl S1.E3 (1 June 2020)

"Wildcat"  •  Courtney recruits Yolanda to wear Wildcat's uniform. When she dons his helmet, the suit fits to her body, produces claws, and gives her increased strength and agility. Yolanda tries to break through to her parents, who maintain that she is a disgrace to the family. The Icicle meets with Dr. Shiro Ito, the Dragon King. Note: Mike Dugan mentions his friend, Jakeem Williams.

Stargirl S1.E4 (8 June 2020)

"Hourman and Dr. Mid-Nite"  •  Pat and Courtney figure out that Rick Harris is Hourman's son. Beth snoops in Courtney's room and finds Dr. Mid-Nite's goggles, which have an artificial intelligence installed: a digital version of Dr. Charles McNider. Rick activates his father's hourglass and gains super-strength. Beth runs into the school janitor, Justin (the Shining Knight). The Gambler receives blueprints for the Injustice Society's secret device (but success requires Brainwave’s mental powers).

Stargirl S1.E5 (15 June 2020)

A 'behind the scenes' pic from the set of Stargirl.

"The Justice Society"  •  When Artemis Crock is sidelined by her football coach, her parents (Sportsmaster and Tigress) kill him. Beth and Rick suit up as Dr. Mid-Nite II and Hourman II and fight the Injustice Society. When S.T.R.I.P.E. steps in, the villains retreat. Rex Tyler's notebook contains anomalous diary entries that reference Calvin College and life in Michigan. Note: The Tigress wears a costume like her daughter's from JSA #9 (Apr. 2000).

Stargirl S1.E6 (22 June 2020)

"Shiv Part One"  •  Cameron Mahkent asks Courtney to the Homecoming dance. Henry King Jr. begins manifesting telepathic powers. Janitor Justin keeps a fancy sword in his closet, and he recognizes Pat as Stripesy. Cindy Burman is revealed as the daughter of the Dragon King, with artificial ‘shivs’ in her wrist. She kills one of his henchmen and demands membership in the Injustice Society. She steals a flame-throwing scepter and costume; as Shiv, she attacks Stargirl, putting her in the hospital. Cindy's skin quickly heals from a scorching blow from the cosmic staff.

Stargirl S1.E7 (29 June 2020)

"Shiv Part Two"  •  When Shiv threatens to hurt Courtney's friends, Stargirl attacks her again. Dr. Mid-Nite discovers the Injustice Society's lair under Cindy's house. Henry King manifests telekinesis power and finds his father’s costume and records. He stumbles across the girls fighting and sending both of them flying. The Dragon King's men grab Shiv and lock her up.

Stargirl S1.E8 (6 July 2020)

"Brainwave"  •  Henry King Jr. finds his father’s uniform and secret recordings, learns his villainous history. He experiments and discovers his own telekinetic powers. At the hospital, he wakes his father from his coma. When Barbara invites the Mahkents over for dinner, Courtney deduces that Jordan is the Icicle. Dragon King plots to power the Injustice Society's machine with Brainwave Jr.'s power. Barbara discovers Pat and Courtney with the cosmic staff.

Stargirl S1.E9 (13 July 2020)

"Brainwave Jr."  •  Barbara discovers Courtney's life as Stargirl and orders Pat to leave the house. Henry King Jr. learns the true fate of his mother: a super-hero called Merry who was killed by his father. He joins the Justice Society to crash the Injustice Society's headquarters. Father and son fight to the finish and Henry Jr. apparently dies under a collapsing pile of rubble.

Stargirl S1.E10 (20 July 2020)

"Shining Knight"  •  Janitor Justin (the Shining Knight) finds Pat, who helps him shake off the Dragon King's brainwashing. Courtney's’ father, Sam Kurtis, shows up but it only causes sadness for her. Knowing that Starman was not her father, she puts the cosmic staff away. As the Injustice Society's plan nears readiness, the Icicle sends the villains to kill Pat and Courtney and their family.

Stargirl S1.E11 (27 July 2020)

"Stars & S.T.R.I.P.E. Part One"  •  Mike Dugan saves his father by surprising the Sportsmaster with a drill to his torso. The heroes regroup. When Anaya Bowin accuses the Tigress and Sportsmaster of being unfit parents, they kill her; her violin is left on their floor. The Dragon King and Brainwave activate the I.S.'s mind control device — a huge chamber and transmitter. Dr. Mid-Nite hacks the villains' plans but the device has already begun its mass hypnosis of the population.

Stargirl S1.E12 (3 Aug. 2020)

"Stars & S.T.R.I.P.E. Part Two"  •  Dr. Mid-Nite hacks the Gambler’s bank accounts and he goes into retreat. Solomon Grundy is released and Hourman nearly kills him in revenge for his parents, but shows mercy and lets the creature escape. Wildcat recognizes Brainwave's illusions and kills him; she admits this to Courtney. Stargirl finds the villains' control room and blasts their machine apart. The Icicle makes his last play by kidnapping Barbara. He is knocked off a building to the street, and then hit by a speeding truck (driven by Mike Dugan) and shatters into pieces. Dr. Mid-Nite's goggles are frozen to bits. Justin heads out to search for his horse and the Seven Soldiers. Shiv rifles through her father’s storage and discovers the black diamond of Eclipso. The Shade watches the news reports of it all. In Los Angeles, Sylvester Pemberton reappears, looking for Pat.

Stargirl S1.E13 (10 Aug. 2020)

Season Two