Dinah's nervously walking down a dark, deserted street, trying in vain to find the address Vanilla Coke gave her. We get the requisite scary big-city noises in the background. Someone creeps along behind her and ducks out of sight as she whirls around. She continues walking, and someone again sneaks up right behind her. She wheels around again, and this time comes face to face with Vanilla Coke. Despite the creepy way he sneaked up on her and is staring at her, she seems relieved. "I thought you were, you know…" she says. "Dangerous?" he finishes. She points out that a dark alley is an odd place to have a party. "One thing you learn about New Gotham, Dinah; things are never what they seem." Dinah's creepiness threshold finally breached, she turns and runs, but Vanilla Coke chases her and throws her up against a wall.
He's knocked on his ass by someone from up above, however, and as he catches his breath on the pavement, we get a full camera pan up Helena in the classic hands-on-hips pose of the superhero. She's wearing black leather and some lace full-length…raincoat…thing…I don't know clothes. Check the boards. "The lady isn't interested," she says. Undeterred, Vanilla Coke finds a short length of lead pipe lying conveniently nearby, as short lengths of lead pipe tend to do in dark alleys in comic books. He actually manages to whack Helena a couple of times in the stomach with it. She says, "I was hoping you'd say something like that." A close-up of her eye shows it changing colour, with the pupil lengthening and flattening (like a cat's eye), accompanied by a cheesy snarl from a bobcat or a cougar or something. She proceeds to beat the crap out of Vanilla Coke, finishing with her foot on his throat, pinning him against the wall. Evidently, when someone kicks you in the neck, your most pressing concern is their name, since Vanilla Coke says, "Who the hell are you?" Helena: "I'm the Huntress. And you're the prey." Well, naturally. She drops her leg, and Vanilla Coke slumps to the ground. Helena crouches (with that damn snarl again) and asks if he's warmed up yet. Vanilla Coke scurries away, free to attack anyone else he chooses some other time. Good work, Huntress!
"I hate a man with no endurance. Really, what's the point?" she says. Remember, they key here is that she's a Bad Girl. She turns to a stunned Dinah and says, "You can just say thank you. It wasn't that spectacular." Finally, a line delivery from the Huntress that didn't make me cringe/wince/roll my eyes. Dinah starts babbling about how Helena was in her dream. "Kid, you should go home," says Huntress, and turns to go. Dinah says, "Wait, where can I find you?" and grabs Helena's wrist, prompting a vision of the Clocktower, including a secret entrance and a keypad (with Helena punching in the pass code). But Helena pulls away and, looking a little rattled, tells Dinah about a shelter where she can stay. Then, glancing back at Dinah a couple of times as she goes, the Huntress leaps up the fire escape and onto the roof of the building, leaving Dinah all alone in the dangerous dark alley where she was already assaulted once. Again, Huntress, good job. Dinah sees the Clocktower and smiles.