The CW has released a preview for “Frenemies – Chapter Three: The Blackmail”, the third episode of DC’s Stargirl’s third season. The episode is set to air on Wednesday, September 14th and from the looks of the preview, Sylvester Pemberton/Starman (Joel McHale) may be having a hard time moving on from the past. In the preview, which you can check out for yourself below, Starman is seen fighting with the Crocks in what appears to be the Blue Valley grocery store, presumably in an act of revenge for their roles in his death years ago. Considering that tensions are already high given the ongoing mystery of who killed The Gambler, this certainly can’t be a good development.
FINDING BALANCE — Courtney (Brec Bassinger) and the JSA receive an anonymous tip that could help in their murder investigation. Meanwhile, after being told to find balance, Sylvester (Joel McHale) looks into potential jobs in Blue Valley, while also trying to figure out who he is without his Starman identity. Walter Carlos Garcia directed the episode written by Taylor Streitz.
Starman’s reaction to the Crocks is indicative of some of the challenges faced with the hero’s return this season. Series star Brec Bassinger previously told ComicBook.com that she thinks that Starman will get some backlash for his reactions, especially since his approach is very different from Stargirl’s.
“I think individuals will give Starman some kickback since they’re like, you’re not pardoning. You’re holding hard feelings. Not exceptionally gallant of you. However, in fact talking, the keep going time he was on the Earth, these individuals, Sportsmaster and Tigress killed each of his dearest companions, his group, put him in the ground, they killed him. In this way, I think it feels… there is such a huge amount there, such a lot of history. You can’t exactly fault him for feeling the way he’s inclination.”
DC’s Stargirl airs Wednesdays at 8/7c. “Chapter Three: The Blackmail” airs September 14th.