Back at the Clocktower, Barbara lays into Helena for interfering, saying she had no right. "You had no right to commit suicide!" says Helena. "It wasn't suicide!" says Barbara, who winds up breaking down and telling Helena everything about Shiva, and Shiva's sister, and ZZZZZZZZ. This whole scene is nothing but melodrama. Barbara says "I had to stand to apologize so she'd know it was real," whatever that means, and she beats herself up for making Shiva into a monster.
Back at the bar, Helena's working when Sandy comes in and starts asking her all kinds of loaded questions about what she'd do if she ever found the guy who killed her mom. "Part of me wants to tear the life out of him," she says. Even if he asked for forgiveness? asks Sandy. "Yeah. Maybe especially if he did," says Helena, not knowing that her whole "eye for an eye" attitude is more or less giving Sandy the go-ahead to get revenge on behalf of her little sister.
Not the school dance. Please don't subject us to a school dance. Please? Oh, come ON! All right, we're at the school dance. You know, I have a few Pearl Jam CDs, but if I'd known that that band would lead to the endless procession of affected throaty singers grunting out what passes for rock music these days, I never would have bought them. I'm talking to you, Creed. And Puddle of Mudd. All you bands. You all suck. All of you. Don't get me started. And I could rattle off a big long list here, but I'd better move on. Dinah strolls over to Matt so she can confess that she's only been pretending to be interested in the same things as him, and her explanation is that she read his PDA. Did I forget to mention that Matt always carries a Palm Pilot everywhere? I did? Sorry about that. It did seem fairly conspicuous at the time. Anyway, Matt freaks out. "That's a total violation! You looked at my most private thoughts! Everything! Wow! I gotta go." You'd think his little hissyfit would kill off any interest Dinah might have in him, but apparently it doesnt. Too bad, though, because to punish her he stomps on off to ask Gabby to dance. She says yes, but seems confused and gives Dinah a look like "What happened?"