Stargirl Season 3: Why Joel McHale’s Return as Starman Elevates the Show

Editor’s note: The below contains spoilers for Season 3 of Stargirl.Season 3 of the CW’s Arrowverse-adjacent ensemble supe saga Stargirl has not only expanded the scope of the Jsa but also followed through on the long-teased, full-time addition of Sylvester Pemberton, otherwise known as Starman, played by Joel McHale.

Though there is initially a mutual warm welcome to the Dugan-Whitmore home, things start to turn sour when Sylvester begins to seek revenge on former members of the Isa.

This, coupled with Courtney (Brec Bassinger) and Pat (Luke Wilson)’s immense respect for Sylvester, creates a new set of thematic layers that elevates Stargirl’s continually evolving analysis of the definition of “good” and “evil.”

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