The next day, Barbara's working on some sort of gizmo when Helena comes in and wants to know why she disappeared last night. "Something came up," says Barbara, who apparently also called in sick to school that day. "Now I know something's wrong. Who is this ghost you keep telling me about? And why is she killing people?" says Helena, and Barbara tells her to let it go. And if I wanted to watch soap operas, I would, because then maybe I'd expect someone to say something as ridiculously trite as "I don't even know who you are anymore!" which Helena screeches at Barbara. And if I were watching a soap opera, the acting would be better too. Helena's rant continues: "You're not Barbara, you're not Oracle, you're certainly not Batgirl…" she says, then ding ding ding! Helena clues in that the Batsymbol meant Batgirl, not Batman. "This has nothing to do with my father. It has to do with you," she says. Barbara says she wants to deal with it alone. "You're not dealing at all," says Helena, who wants to help, but Barbara just scoots away.
Oh, Christ. Do we need a scene in which Dinah struts into the classroom in slow motion and in tight clothes? Do we need it set to a shitty pop song written by someone so determined to appear deeper than the Britneys of the world by using phrases like "Medusa-like coif" and "pretty black lipstick" and "your existential platitudes"? No, we don't, and just when you think the song can't get any worse, the singer screeches out something about doing your "sexy hoo-hah dance." And if someone could explain to me what the hell is wrong with the people responsible for choosing songs for this show, I'd sure appreciate it. I'm not sure how Beck made it on a couple of episodes ago. Anyway, the point of this incredibly annoying little scene is to make Matt notice Dinah, which he does, and tells her that she looks great. Then Dinah conspicuously starts fanning herself with a pair of tickets, and Matt asks if those are Knights tickets and she says that she happened to score some box seats and he says, "This is amazing, we have like the same exact interests." So he asks her to the dance, and before Dinah says yes, she has to look over at Gabby and gives her a wink.
At the bar, Helena's doing that annoying secret identity thing where she's talking about Barbara's problems but of course she can't go into too much detail with Sandy, and will only say things like "Something's going on, she won't tell me what it is." Meanwhile, Sandy's pressing her on the whole family-loss thing: "You ever wonder what your life would be like if your mother were still alive?" she says, and continues to make cryptic comments on how you change when you lose someone. "It changes how you think about life and death and it makes everything different," she says. Helena asks if everything is okay. "It will be," says Sandy, and not once does Helena say something like, "Exactly what the hell are you talking about, anyway?" which any normal person would.