Fortress. Kara comes looking for answers. "The bow is Kal-El's destiny, not yours," Jor-El explains. Kara's a little ticked because Jor-El's the one who tasked her with protecting her big, dumb cousin and here he is stopping her from doing just that. Jor-El speaks vaguely about his son's destiny, then tells Kara she has a choice to make. "You can leave Earth now and allow Kal-El to embrace his destiny, or you can stay and help him, risking the future of this planet." So... helping is bad? I know they need a reason to have Clark stand on his own for the final fight, but this is just painfully contrived and dumb. There's more talk about destiny, namely that Kara's is in some other time. Jor-El foresees a time when his son will turn away from him but trusts he'll make the right decision. I think Jor-El just makes this shit up as he goes along. It just sounds important because he sounds British. Kara wants to at least warn Clark before she leaves, but Jor-El pulls this nugget out of his nonexistent ass: "Sometimes the greatest sacrifice a person can make is to give up what they hold most dear." Say what? How does that preclude her warning Clark? Or even just saying goodbye? If Jor-El weren't already long dead, I'd wish him so.
Watchtower. Tess examines the blinking star and tells the gang that it's a "diode" that does these crap technobabble things to control whoever is wearing it. Courtney is slightly disturbed that she was being controlled, but nobody seems especially disturbed that she may have disappeared all those shop owners. "What I want to know is who's behind Marionette Ventures?" Tess asks. That perks up Courtney. "John Jones and I looked into that company," she says. "We know who the shareholders are: Dark Archer, Roulette, Metallo and some dude named Manta!" And y'all didn't think that was some info that the rest of the team needed to know? Also, wasn't Metallo in Tess's care the last time we saw him? Everyone frets about what will happen if these nefarious real estate moguls get their claws into the city's water supply. They're all concerned that the evildoers will charge everyone exorbitant sums for the water. They hatched the plot while playing Monopoly one night. Next thing you know, they'll snatch up Baltic Avenue, too! The computer politely informs them that it's finished scanning the star doohickey. The initials "W.S." appear on the screen like a microscopic signature. Tess utters Winslow Schott's name with a note of disgust. Wasn't Toyman also in Tess's care the last time we saw him? Did she just lose track of all that stuff when she turned good? Without talking it over with the others, Lois zips away to talk to Toyman herself.