Daily Planet, night. Tess arrives at her office to find a chess piece sitting on her desk. Specifically, it's a white Queen. Tess looks a bit freaked out. The music is shrill and discordant. Commercials.
Watchtower. Courtney and Chloe are inside. Courtney is impressed. Sort of. She glances around at the computers and all the other technological doodads that don't have dials and vacuum tubes. "It's missing something," she says. "Where are the pictures? Or, you know, a place to sit down and eat?" Chloe looks at her like this is a foreign concept. Courtney says Sylvester used to reminisce about the JSA spending Thanksgivings together with the spouses and kids. "So it was like a family," Chloe says. "It was a family," Courtney says with a big smile. The concept grows curiouser and curiouser to Chloe. She asks Courtney how she got involved with the JSA. She tells the backstory of her stepfather, who was once Sylvester's sidekick, called Stripesy. They have a chuckle over the name. Courtney found their old stuff and decided to put it on, at first just to annoy her stepfather, but after she saved someone, she was hooked. [No mention of the source of the staff, which used to belong to Starman? No? Probably for the best. - Z] Chloe seems a little surprised that Courtney's not actually related to any of the heroes. "Family's not just about blood," Courtney says. She gestures towards Chloe's computers. "And watching people doesn't make them a part of your life." Chloe considers this. Courtney thinks Chloe's team would operate better if they didn't only get together when there was trouble. Chloe looks sad. A computer voice announces that there's an incoming call from Green Arrow. Chloe fills him in, saying that she's put the word out that Icicle's father has taken a turn for the worse. They ought to be able to catch him when he shows up at the hospital for another visit.
Oliver and Hawkman audition for The Odd Couple: 2010 on a rooftop somewhere. Oliver says, "I hate waiting." "But you love talking," Hawkman says. He tells Oliver to shut up. Oliver has no idea why the two of them were teamed up until Hawkman says it was his idea. "So I could keep you in line," he says. Oliver does his best not to get into another wiener-measuring contest, even though Hawkman calls him "Green Punching Bag." Instead, he tries to reason out why Icicle is going after all the JSA now, decades after they put his father in traction. "Because revenge is a dish best served cold," Hawkman says. Ugh. The background music has a slightly comical note, not unlike the music that often plays in Clark/Lois scenes. "Oh, you're telling jokes now!" Oliver says. Hawkman just glares at him. Gruffly.