"DC Super Hero Girls" Season One Talkback (Spoilers)

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Yojimbo

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47 "#TheBirdAndTheBee"

First of all, Karen Beecher bouncing all around this episode was adorable. Makes sense her love of the Just Before Dawn movies finally came in handy, lol. Also dug how they took some of the romance cliches and showed how they go wrong like Carter breaking a window with the rock. And like Barbara last week, there is a slightly creepy side to Karen when she instantly i.d.'s Shiera and finds 17 of her social media accounts. heh heh.

Second of all, wow, very impressive to see they adapted the reincarnation aspect of Hawkman and Hawkgirl, hinted at past lives like Nighthawk and Cinnamon, maybe even Silent Knight and Lady Penbrook, used the Shiera Sanders name, and brought in Hath-Set.

I dug how well Karen and Carter paired up and how entertaining Karen's ideas panned out. But so loved the subtle stuff like when Karen says there's another way and thinks about pushing Shiera in front of bus so Carter can save her, he agrees, she looks up a bus schedule, and he clarifies. And of course, when they're both giddy about the date. :D Or stop Hath-Set in his tracks, defeat a villain with a technicality. heh heh.

Carter's sacrifice at the end to break the spell was a noble choice. But I gotta say, it's not full proof. The plan fails if Shiera remembers on her own (which you could argue did by the implications her last scene) or Hath-Set will get impatient and just try to force things to advance along (sort of like what Shadow Thief did on JLU). I mean, they left the door open. I'm curious if they'll pick up on it in season 2 and have her become Hawkgirl.

Nice detail with Shiera working at a Big Borger (although the closed captions bungled it as Big Boiger, if you look at the signage or compare to "#Abracadabrapalooza", it's the same burger joint franchise). It was a Big Borger that Zatanna went to once when her magic started to first manifest in "#Abracadabrapalooza". And of course, a brief shot of one of Ra's al Ghul's posters along with all the tour posters in the Lazarus Pit we saw in "#LeagueOfShadows Part 1" are in the hall outside Shiera's dressing room.

Lastly, I'm gonna say, what was up with that monster at the start of the episode?! Looked like a giant Technicolor Jacket Pharaoh.

48 "#FantasticBeastsAndHowToMindThem"

Ah yes, the lesson about having a wild animal as a pet and learning responsibility.

I liked the little touch of Julia having helped fix Diana's armor. Intestine socks was amusing. Smart callback by having Steve love ice cream like Diana at the start of the series. And of course, naming him Steve.

Very cute scene when everyone grouped in with Diana to hide Steve from Mr. Chapin and no way he was falling for their lie, heh. Especially with those big grins. heh. Loved how Jessica was once again the lone voice of reason and as the pet lover she was the one who made Steve spit Hammy out.

And Ace. Bringing the towel then just sitting in place to avoid the trees, not reacting. Priceless. :D

Interesting they were able to get past censors with the Hydra, but I guess since it came back with 6 heads nullified any concerns. And they did the white card and slash marks in darkness to skip the actual decapitation.

I suppose that was a loophole, Diana kept saying she couldn't return home until she finished her quest but it was where Steve belonged and she was on the beach for a minute. But now we know in this canon, she can return to the island at any time.

What a double header of gut wrenchers.

I'm kind of surprised they went with Shaira (Shiera? Her name feels so all over the place) instead of Kendra here, but it felt like they were going a little more Golden Age/classic feel for her character even if her depiction was as a decidedly modern girl. Of course, she's definitely presented as a tough beauty you don't want to mess with, as always ;).
Yes, Shiera Sanders - the name of the Golden Age Hawkgirl from the comics, debuting in Flash Comics #1 in January 1940. ;)
 

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Carter's sacrifice at the end to break the spell was a noble choice. But I gotta say, it's not full proof. The plan fails if Shiera remembers on her own (which you could argue did by the implications her last scene) or Hath-Set will get impatient and just try to force things to advance along (sort of like what Shadow Thief did on JLU). I mean, they left the door open. I'm curious if they'll pick up on it in season 2 and have her become Hawkgirl.
Yeah, I think her getting her memories back is inevitable and probably why she agreed to the date in the first place. I hope this doesn't turn out like Vixen in the original where they introduce her as a civilian but never actually feature her as a hero :sweat:.
Lastly, I'm gonna say, what was up with that monster at the start of the episode?! Looked like a giant Technicolor Jacket Pharaoh.
Yeah, I thought that was going to be connected to Hath-Set for a second there :confused:.
 

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Check out a new DC Super Hero Girls episode, today at 4pm ET/PT on Cartoon Network!

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DC Super Hero Girls “#SchoolGhoul”
Episode Debut - October 4, 2020

When Tatsu Yamashiro asks for help at a haunted all-girls academy, Barbara Gordon and Kara Danvers find themselves caught up in something much bigger than a ghost hunt.

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I'm happy they got in a follow up on #SoulSisters and Katana finally. They didn't do much with her despite the hype, just a short and an appearance in that egg episode. And I also liked this was a smaller cast again rather than all the girls - I tend to like those formats more.

I enjoyed the humor in this episode. I found it hilarious that Kara - the alien with a ton of cool super powers who didn't age and her younger cousin is now older than - doesn't believe in ghosts. And even more funny when Tatsu pointed out she literally turned her into one, then Kara rebukes that as proof. lol. Or the comedic aspects like in Scooby or the older black and white comedies with the skeptic not seeing the evidence like the believers in the story or splitting up. Nice touch to make that third bit audioless when Kara looks in the closet. It was also a funny little touch that Kara didn't question the assembled sandwich's presence, because we the audience can assume she builds her sandwich's at super speed anyway and she's desensitized to it to a point that she assumed she made that sandwich herself without thinking. Or Katana has a bit of a brain fart and forgot Headmaster McDougal was still just a regular person and would react naturally to seeing them bust in his office and seeing a ghost.

That was an interesting reworking of Silver Banshee from a villain to a restless victim. The whole thing with the clan isn't totally new and I recall was part of her comic origin but she got her powers from a witch or something. I think even Bevin was from the comics, too. I did like that they did still show she's enough of a match for Supergirl with her intangibility and sonic scream and can even cancel out Katana's attack with her scream. But heh, leave it to Batgirl's goof up to distract her long enough. I loved they addressed the bit with Tatsu being able to communicate with the souls in Soultaker but do a spin on it with Siobhan essentially possessing her and showing her the memories leading up to her murder.

Loved all the Ghostbusters nods - Batgirl's Ecto Goggles, Proton Pack, and P.K.E. Meter. And even Kara chomping on chips reminded me of Holtzmann's scene early in Answer The Call. Some of the story elements reminded me of The Real Ghostbusters. Sneaking into an all-girls academy to solve a case happened "If I Were a Witch Man" or a castle brought brick by brick to a major east coast city only for supernatural activity to break out happened in "The Bird of Kildarby." Though I'm curious which of these were intentional and which were incidental.

And great ending with Babs getting the best of Kara, still trying to the cool skeptic.
 

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Silver Banshee was a surprise pull. Other than Batman Unlimited and Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay, it feels like we haven't seen her in animation in a while (she wasn't even in the original DCSHG). This is probably the most ghostly she's ever been depicted, and I thought it was neat that they went for a more Victorian era ghost compared to her traditional Supervillain duds :).

Y'know what private schools mean? School uniforms :anime:.

It's nice to see Katana interacting with more of the cast other than Diana :cool:.

Look, it's Glomgold from Ducktales! Or more like Keith Ferguson doing his Glomgold voice :p.

Did those laces say "I Bat Batman" :sweat:?

Supergirl being the one who was quick to dismiss the ghost was a surprise, since you'd think the science-based Bat would fill that role, though I guess Kara's from a science-based race :rolleyes2:.

Y'know, I could believably see Supergirl wearing her costume under the uniform, but I kinda wonder how Tatsu and Babs changed so quick, Maybe they had a split second transformation sequence :tweety:.

Has the show ever addressed Supergirl's vulnerability to magic? I only ask because I felt like it would come up this episode. When Kara crashed through Banshee and fell and rubbed her arm, I was honestly wondering if passing through Banshee made her weaker :confused:.

For a second I thought Banshee would go like her comic counterpart and eschew justice for vengeance, but she just wanted her descendant to do right by her in the end. I guess it means we'll likely not see her again, but a happy way to cap off the story nevertheless ;).
 
Just looked up. There seems to be no season two indication, and the arrow doesn't go past the first part of the Supergirl/Two parter.

Is Apple tv the same thing as iTunes?

--jthree

Yojimbo. I got it to come on iTunes, but not on my Apple TV app, which I guess replaced my iTunes when I upgraded a system. Anyway, I got the episodes to come up on my iPad, though not my computer. Sorry for any confusions.

--jthree
 
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