Inside the shop, the owner is being choked by a petite person wearing a black ski mask. Lois zips in and tosses the attacker through a wall. The shop owner gapes. "I work out," Lois explains. Dumb. SO VERY DUMB. Clark shows up to unmask the unconscious attacker. It's Courtney, a.k.a. Stargirl, and she has a small blinking star embedded in the side of her neck.
Caves. Kara and Oliver continue to explore the underground temple while laying down a thick spread of exposition. In short, Orion was Darkseid's son and he rejected both darkness and his father. Oliver confesses that he wants the bow because he's trying to "change his fate." Besides, he's an archer, Orion was an archer... there's precedent! They walk around and talk and talk and then they finally find themselves deep in the heart of the temple. On the floor are symbols for both Orion and Darkseid. They somehow figure out that they have to stand on the symbols and simultaneously shoot at matching symbols halfway across the room even though there are columns blocking the way. Oliver hands Kara a complicated-looking bow. "It's easier than it looks; just point and shoot, really." He takes out another bow. They aim. They wait. They wait some more. "Now!" Oliver tells her. They loose their arrows at the same time. The arrows cross each other in midair, ricochet off the symbols and then hit a target symbol in the opposite wall. The wall cracks open, revealing a secret alcove. Light spills out. Angels sing. As Kara steps toward the light, she hears a high-pitched buzzing and grabs her head in pain. Oliver's worried. "Are you OK? Is it another trap?" "It's Jor-El," she says. "I have to leave." She tells Oliver to get the bow to Clark, then whooshes away.
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.