Now we're outside a club with a neon sign that simply says "New Gotham," and I have to think this lack of imagination on the writers' part is an actual running joke by this point. Reese speaks briefly to the burly bouncer before hanging out with Helena on the hood of his car. I think it's worth pointing out that the streets are still deserted, despite this being a supposedly happening club; other than the lineup to get in, there are no people on the sidewalk and absolutely no traffic. No cars, no cabs, no guys in cheap suits banging their heads in rhythm to crappy techno. Reese tells Helena that Frankie's inside, so all they do now is wait. Well, wait and tell Jesse's life story, which consists mainly of him rebelling against his dad. It seems that, when he was a teenager, he was driving his dad's car and got stopped by a cop (for some reason he doesn't explain), who, after searching the car for booze and drugs, searches the trunk and finds blood, so he slams Reese against the car and is set to read him his rights when he takes a good look at Jesse's licence and sees his last name: Hawke. Next thing Jesse knows, the cop's gone and Young Jesse's all whuh? "He was so damn scared of a sixteen-year-old kid and a name." Jesse says he couldn't fool himself any longer about who his dad was. "I couldn't live with it, either," he adds. And in case any of us missed it, he sums up his motivation thusly: "Maybe I'm still trying to find justice for whoever's in that trunk." Good luck with that!
Back at the Clocktower, Barbara's reviewing the surveillance video of Larry Mullen Jr. cracking heads when Dinah comes in. Barbara calls her over for a heart-to-heart chat, assuring her that Hawke will pay for what he did to her mom. "There's only one way he can do that," says Dinah. Barbara's sympathetic, but gently tells her that Hawke's death won't bring her mom back, but if he turns state's evidence, they could put an end to organized crime in Gotham, which is what Black Canary wanted. Dinah seems to accept this, outwardly at least. She says she's going for a walk to clear her head, but when Barbara turns her head, Dinah removes her com set and deposits it on the Bat-knick-knack table by the door.
Back at hip club New Gotham, Frankie decides to bag the joint and struts off down the street, where he's accosted by Huntress and Reese. He asks if they're on some sort of "crimefighting date," which cracked me up. Reese asks him about the hitman he hired to do his dirty work. Frankie pretends not to know what Reese is talking about, so Reese throws him up against the nearest brick wall as Helena asks Frankie if he's considered the possibility that he might be too stupid to run a major crime family. Heh. Frankie wants to know what difference it makes to Jesse anyway, since he hates his old man, and he reveals that he asked the restaurant owner to tip Reese off about the meeting. Frankie, it seems, thought Reese might enjoy watching Daddy bleed. "The only person who's going to bleed is you!" says Reese, in a stellar comeback not unlike something an eight-year-old might come up with. They threaten to let the word out that Frankie tried to have the boss whacked. This seems to trouble Frankie somewhat.