Helena, in a snit, stomps around a city street while Barbara tries to contact her. Helena ignores her until Barbara lets her know that Kroner called Reese and gave him Chris's address. So Reese then lets Kroner go in all alone to give an extra-powerful version of the compound to the super-villain? That's some sharp police work right there. Helena's happy to have someone to beat on, and Barbara lectures her a bit, warning her against skin-to-skin contact, and Helena's all, whatever, we've got the antidote, and she stomps off.
Chris's subway apartment. The guy lives in a couple of subway cars pushed together. Only it's right next to a real subway, close enough that we get the flickering subway-going-by light effect throughout his apartment. Has nobody from the Gotham Transit Authority checked out the squatter in the subway cars? And he LIVES RIGHT UNDERNEATH AN ACTUAL APARTMENT BUILDING. Does any of this make any sense to anyone? Christ! Anyway, Helena comes crashing through the skylight? Which I guess must be set in the sidewalk. "It's over, Junior," she says. "I've got the antidote to your touch. Turns out you're not as powerful as you thought." Then she notices the new statue and starts toward it. Chris throws his coffee mug at the statue, which explodes, knocking both Chris and Helena to the ground. Chris looks as surprised as Helena -- at least before he grins that stupid grin again, and says, "You were saying?" Commercials.
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Oh, sure. Now Helena wants to talk to Barbara, now that she's in trouble. She tells Barbara about the exploding statue and that "something's different," and Barbara tells her to get out of there, so Helena does an about-face and says it's nothing she can't handle. And Chris says, "My father was right. You are beautiful," and Helena says, "And I bet under all that makeup you're just a shard off the old pot, right?" and Chris says, "Clay humour! How original!" when earlier he was the one making the stupid clay jokes. And could someone explain the makeup thing to me? He was applying makeup before. But he doesn't look like he he's wearing makeup, so how does Helena know anything about it? Are they trying to say he's goopy-headed like his dad? If so, wouldn't that require a lot more than just makeup? Maybe I missed something. Or maybe this half-assed episode is really making my head hurt. Anyway, they exchange a little more pre-fight banter, with Chris telling her it's a shame that his dad killed her mom, while Helena counters that it's too bad Chris is going to be the one who pays for that. And Chris goes on about how similar they are, following in their father's footsteps, only while Helena's dad was a goody two-shoes, Chris comes from "purely homicidal stock." Helena snaps, "Maybe I'm not Daddy's little girl," and Barbara starts diving in, exhorting Helena to get out of there, but Helena says she needs just one good shot, which Barbara thinks is too dangerous. Chris lunges at Helena, she dodges, and then evidently thinks better of taking him on; she hops back out the skylight.