Cindy: You know what I realized from yesterday? We’re not that different you and me. in fact, we’re kind of similar.
Courtney: How do you mean?
Cindy: I don’t know, our dads and staff. I think if things were a little different, you’d be a lot more like me, actually.
Courtney: Or you like me.
Cindy: Sure maybe. The point is, I really need a friend right now.
Look, I don’t really do this like ever but I owe you an apology for what happened yesterday. It was just one of those days, you know -- you probably have them all the time -- when you just feel like the world’s against you. Henry was being super weird, and my dad just extra awful, and Jenny, just so ungrateful, and then Cameron asked you to the dance, and you were bailing on me too, and I was like, ‘How is this even possible?’ Anyway, I overreacted, and I’m sorry.Cindy
OK, so we need to talk, er, I do I guess. Look, I know in the past we’ve had our differences and haven’t always seen eye to eye on everything. At times, you know, it seemed like you didn’t even really respect me all that much. As long as I’m speaking honestly, I’ve felt that you were pretty impulsive and reckless, but the thing is, when you came into Starman’s life, he was already an adult, right. Sylvester had been running around as the Star-Spangled Kid for years; he had experience. Sylvester knew what to expect, but Courtney, Courtney’s got a lot to learn. I know you want justice for Sylvester, and I do too, but Courtney could have died tonight. And I’m asking you to protect her. If it gets to be too much, take her away from the danger instead of towards it.Pat [to Cosmic Staff]
Bobbie: What is that you’re wearing?
Beth: These? Oh, my vision is bad, like beyond Lasik bad, so sometimes I wear these.
Pat: She’s actually as blind as a bat. I shouldn’t be laughing, but she can’t see a thing.
Courtney: I know it was stupid for me to go off alone, but this could be the break we needed to figure out who’s in the ISA.
Pat: Court, nothing’s worth you getting hurt like this. Do you understand that?
Courtney: Thank you for stopping by. I really appreciate it.
Cindy: Oh, sorry, forget to mention, I really like your staff, Stargirl. You think after all this time we spent together I wouldn’t recognize you through that stupid mask. Don’t worry, your secret’s safe with me. I don’t want to share it with my dad and get sidelined, so better rest up Stargirl. I’ll be back after I kill you friends.
Cindy: I proved myself.
Dragon King: The fact that Stargirl is still alive says the opposite.
Cindy: If you would just listen to me.
Dragon King: I’m done listening, and now instead of focusing on my important work here, I’m forced to explain my daughter’s ill-considered actions to the others. Truthfully, they may never give you a seat at the table now.
Cindy: I didn’t do anything wrong.
Dragon King: She was in the tunnels, Cynthia, and you left her alive.
Beth: Hey, we have no idea what we’d be walking into or who we’d be up against. There’s a smarter approach to this.
Rick: An eye for an eye is how it works.
Beth: Listen Rick, I’m mad too, but you just need to sit down and cool off.
Rick: Or what? What are you going to do: stare at me?
Beth: You hurt so much you want to hurt everyone else, is that it Rick? I care about Courtney, about both of you, about everyone in Blue Valley, but we should be trying to figure out who Cindy’s parents are before we act.
Bobbie: Can I help you?
Beth: I’m a classmate of Cindy’s. She invited me over to teach me some cheerleading moves. I really hope to join the squad eventually. I need lessons.
Bobbie: Well, Cindy’s not home right now.
Beth: Who are you?
Pat: I’m her dad. Stepdad.
Beth: I’m adopted.
Pat: Well, when I married her mom, I adopted her, my angel. And I thought when I dropped her off today, I would go ahead and take the opportunity to introduce myself, so hi.
Mike: He’s my dad you know, not yours.
Courtney: What are you talking about?
Mike: I’m talking about you and him hanging out all the time, him teaching you how to learn to drive and cook and be annoying. Do you see me with Barbara 24/7 because I don’t have a mother? No, you don’t because I deal with it. Pat and I have been through a lot, more than you know.
Cameron: You had trouble asking Mom out?
Icicle: Well, I had competition. There was another man pursuing her.
Cameron: So what’d you do?
Icicle: I killed him.
Bobbie: I do hope it was nice.
Cindy: Do you? Do you really hope that I had a good day? Because if I were you, I would be praying I would be hit by a car. My day was awful if you must know.
Bobbie: I think I might retire to my room a bit early.
Cindy: No, no, no, no, I want an afterschool snack, Mom. How about some cheese and wine?
Bobbie: You know I can’t serve you wine, you silly goose.
Cindy: Hmm, so you’re disobeying me again.
Bobbie: No, I’m not disobeying you. Your father has given me very strict instructions on alcohol and curfew.
Cindy: I’m going to tell him how awful you’ve been to me. You’re in so much trouble.
Bobbie: Please, Cindy, honey, I’ll get a wine. How about a nice Pinot Noir? I keep a bottle in my room.
Cindy: Just put it in mine.