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Meg DeLacy is a writer of the Scandal TV series. In her article, she explains how SPOILER’S death impacts Cindy’s character.
Following the destruction of the Injustice Society in The CW series’ first season, Cindy Burman has tapped into a dark and powerful force as she tries to form her own villain squad on DC’s Stargirl. That power is Eclipso, and viewers will discover precisely what Eclipso is capable of in Cindy’s hands in this week’s “Summer School: Chapter Two.” Now, Meg DeLacy explains how the episode’s surprising and tragic events will affect Cindy in the future.
Warning: “Summer School: Chapter Two,” this week’s episode of DC’s Stargirl, contains spoilers.
Cindy comes home in this episode and uses Eclipso to compel her stepmother, Bobbie (Lesa Wilson), to return to duty before she can return to her own life. Eclipso then goes on to convince Bobbie that the only way she can be free is to murder Cindy, prompting the unfortunate lady to assault her stepdaughter. Eclipso takes over Cindy’s body and murders Bobbie, feasting on her soul and leaves her a pile of ash when the two battle. Cindy is devastated by the death. It’s a loss that will have a significant effect in the future, particularly given Cindy’s existing sorrow and guilt over the death of her biological mother.
“Her stepmother did a good job of filling in for her mother, even if it wasn’t always done in the most healthful manner. ‘Oh, I don’t want to start a new one,’ her father would constantly say, undermining Bobbie “DeLacy said to ComicBoo.com. “Also, in season one, her relationship with her stepmother was… She was the one with the slacks on. She was the one in charge of it. The only reason Bobbie had any say was because she was under Dragon King’s authority and was likewise unrespected. ‘You’re not my actual mother, so why do I have to listen to you?’ she said.”
She went on to say, “It was a tale about a typical adolescent rebellious period. So, even though the respect isn’t always there, the fact that she loses this person shows that Bobbie has watched Cindy grow up much more than her real mother. So she’s gone all of a sudden, and she’s like, “Wait, you’re the last person who has been a part of my life for this long, and now I’m totally alone.” That’s very frightening. And the fact that we weren’t even given the option to do so. She didn’t want to do it in the first place. She wanted to keep her around since she felt better when she was around her. It forced her to act as though she had a mother.”
Cindy is scared by Bobbie’s death and the lack of control she had over it, according to DeLacy, and we’ll see more push and pull between Cindy and Eclipso throughout the season.
“That entire moment, when Bobbie’s just ashes on the ground,” DeLacy added, “is terrible for Cindy.” “She can’t believe what she’s just done. And it wasn’t even her, which worries her even more since she’s tampering with a diamond that has the ability to take over every part of your body, every part of your mind, and toss you to the side and disappear. And I believe the push-pull between Eclipso and Cindy will continue throughout the season until it’s too late.”
The CW’s DC’s Stargirl airs Tuesdays at 8/7c.
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