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 doesn’t. 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?"
Back at the Clocktower, Barbara and Helena are still going on about Shiva and ten dollars. Barbara says, "We need to come up with a plan," and with all this worry about Shiva, you'd think Barbara would point out that maybe, just maybe, Helena should have tried to stop Shiva. "She won't be satisfied until she kills me," says Barbara. "Or your sister, namely me," says Helena. But as they mull over the fact that Shiva's seen Barbara's face, she could easily figure out she's Barbara Gordon. Yet, strangely, they've yet to be concerned that everyone who has ever fought Huntress has seen her face. Yet here, the exposed face thing is supposed to be a major problem, since they figure Dinah could also be in danger if Shiva knows who Barbara Gordon is.
And, sure enough, as Dinah does the Walk of Empty School Hallway After Dance Disappointment, there's Shiva waiting for her, just kind of hanging out. I guess Shiva knew Dinah was going to confess to lying to Matt and that he'd storm off and then Dinah would wander to this exact spot so Shiva could fight her. Anyway, after commercials, Shiva grabs at Dinah, who has one of her little vision things and sees the Batgirl/Shiva fight, as well as Shiva's sister in an upstairs window just before the explosion. Dinah runs away and rounds a corner, and somehow manages to hide herself even though there's nowhere to hide. When Shiva turns her back, Dinah clonks her with a fire extinguisher. But Shiva's about to kick Dinah's ass all the way back to sixth grade when Helena shows up and tosses off yet another crappy line: "We really should stop meeting like this." Still, it's a pretty good fight, maybe the best one the series has given us thus far, with Shiva and Huntress kicking and flipping and jumping all over the hallways and stairwells. Naturally, though, Huntress knocks Shiva down, and Shiva says, "What are you going to do, Helena?" Helena's surprised, and more so when Shiva takes off her mask. "Sandy, why?" she says. "You said so yourself, an eye for an eye. A life for a life," says Sandy. "I won't fight you," says Helena, and Sandy's all, sweet! This should be easy! And begins to beat on Helena, but there's Barbara, back in the wheelchair, ready to beat down anyone within her wingspan with her batons, which includes Sandy. She holds a baton to Sandy's throat, and Sandy gives her the tired old defeated-villain "kill me" spiel. "Why can't you do it? I would have killed you all!" she says. "I know, Shiva…Sandy. That's the difference between us." Oh, sure. When Batgirl doesn't kill someone, she's a hero. But when Batman doesn't kill someone, he's a wuss, right? No, I still haven't forgiven you poll respondents for that travesty from the first BoP recap.