Elsewhere, Helena runs into Drunk Guy in the hallway, and I'm surprised the guy can even stand up at this point. He refuses to look at her, for fear of causing her death. "Must avert eyes," he says. "Must return to party," she tells him, although you'd think an experienced bartender would know better than that. As Drunk Guy staggers back to kill more brain cells, Cam materializes right beside Helena (in full view of the many other people there in the hallway, I might add), plants a kiss on her cheek, and runs off down the hall. Helena gives chase, telling Oracle, "He found me." Cam leads her to a science lab, where she spies a couple of beakers full of coloured liquid attached to a digital timer with just over three minutes left on it. Helena asks Barbara how her bomb-defusing skills are and outlines the set-up, and you'd think the writers would shy away from using bombs on this show, since so many episodes could be described exactly that way. Barbara tells her to start with the timer, but before Helena can get to work, her legs are ripped out from under her. Oh yeah! The chameleon guy! Maybe she should have been looking out for him. Cam's disembodied voice tells her that the bomb will let off a deadly corrosive toxin and they'll die together in romantic bliss. Nuh-uh, says Helena. Yeah-huh, says Cam. Nuh-uh no returns, says Helena, who's concerned about anybody who might just be wandering by when the bomb goes off. Cam calls that "collateral damage" and says that one way or another, they'll be together. Aw. How sweet! Two minutes on the timer! We just have to sit through five minutes of commercials.
Speaking of 90210, that "comedy" with Jennie Garth is still on? What up with that?
Back from commercial, the disembodied voice of Cam is still boringly going on about how they'll be together and kicking Helena around the room. Barbara, with not a trace of urgency in her voice, tells Dinah she needs her right away. And in the space of, no exaggeration, twenty seconds, Dinah's managed to get to Barbara's classroom, get the lowdown on what's going on, learn how to operate Barbara's convenient power-negator thing, and located Helena, and she slides the device into the centre of the room and yells, "Clear!" like, she should stop watching medical dramas. The device goes off, emitting a bright light, and when that subsides, Cam's standing there, looking confused. Helena tells Dinah to make sure the hallway's clear, which Dinah does, and then Helena proceeds to kick the tar out of Cam. Poor guy. And after realizing that six seconds isn't a whole lot of time to defuse a bomb, Barbara hightails it out of there. Cam tries to stop her, receives yet another kick, and is left behind as Helena shuts the door, per Barbara's instructions. The bomb goes off, and some cheap special effects dissolve Cam's body into nothing as the team gathers around the decidedly non-airtight door to watch. Gibson offers up that it's ironic that the meta-chameleon just wanted to be seen. We get about five minutes' worth of shots of everybody forgetting their lines or something before Gibson tries to score a little more action with Helena, who wants to bag on the party, since no one will ever know how she saved the school. Barbara asks her if she really cares what those people think, and Helena says it's hard not to. Barbara gives her some blah blah about how there's probably one person in there who'd probably love "Helena Kyle, bartender extraordinaire." Everyone grins. Well, not Gibson, who's a lonely, lonely man.
Helena searches through the crowd while some song whose only lyric is "she wants you" annoyingly blares on. She finds Jack, who starts going on about the crazy night with vandals trashing the place and the recent announcement of a gas leak, and you're kind of wondering who made that announcement, since there doesn't seem to be any security in this place, and if there were, you'd think the presence of a dust-corpse in a destroyed science lab might warrant more than a little informational "announcement." It's not like someone left their minivan's lights on. Anyway, Jack says he's moving back to Gotham and would love to get together with Helena. But she sees Reese skulking through the crowd, and she tells Jack that contrary to what she said before, there is someone else. "Doesn't surprise me," he says, and she apologizes, and says it was good to see him again. He wishes her luck and strolls away in that saintly manner of his to go feed the homeless and not objectify women and other such praiseworthy things.