J'onn J'onzz: I don't think he's here.
Querl Dox: I am right here.
Kara Danvers: Brainy? What are you doing in the closet?
Querl Dox: I just escaped Yvette, Nia's roommate. Apparently every song is her jam.
Kara Danvers: If you feel like getting back out there, I know Nia and her roommate are throwing a very happening Valentine's party tonight. We could go together. I could be your wing-woman.
Alex Danvers: Why does that scare me?
J'onn J'onzz: [after Alex leaves for work] Now you're looking discontent.
Kara Danvers: I just miss her. Being her partner in crime.
[he offers her a marshmallow rose]
Kara Danvers: Thank you. And now I need to get out of here before I eat all your valentines.
Kara Danvers: Marshmallow roses are so good.
Alex Danvers: You should save one of those for J'onn, you know.
Kara Danvers: This one's for me. You want one? They're delicious.
Alex Danvers: I am so proud of you.
Kara Danvers: And I see we're not the only ones who gave you a Valentine's gift.
J'onn J'onzz: Well, most of these are from the aliens in my support group. This box is from members of a Crime Watch I helped set up to catch taggers who were spraying "Free Ben Lockwood" up and down the block. And these flowers are from a Toomian whose, uh, lost family I found.
Alex Danvers: Well, it is amazing how many clients you've already helped. I mean, you left the DEO with the goal to change your life, and you have.
J'onn J'onzz: I sense discontent in your voice. How are things with Haley? Better?
Alex Danvers: Um, she's been in Washington, so that's good, I guess. It's just, seeing how much you've accomplished, it reminds me of how little I've done since I took over the DEO.
J'onn J'onzz: You have not done little. Mercy and Otis Graves. Agent Liberty.
Alex Danvers: I mean in my personal life. I took over the DEO to use that stability to finally be able to pursue the things that I want. And I did, you know, at first. And I dated a lot.
Kara Danvers: Oh, we know.
Alex Danvers: Yeah, well... you know, and I was also working on my adoption portfolio, but, you know, when President Marsdin got exposed, it kind of all just fell to the wayside. It's weird, because I feel like I have this capacity for so much more lately and I'm doing nothing.
Nia Nal: Brainy.
Querl Dox: It is I. And I'd like to make myself clear, since I did not last time. I am not here for a date.
Nia Nal: Happy Valentine's Day to you, too.
Querl Dox: I sense sarcasm, which I find confusing in this context. You see, I am here because Kara told me about your mother's passing, which I was very sorry to hear. But having run simulations, I've deduced that there's an 87.4% chance that you would now wish to train as a superhero. And I have brought my most complex mind mazes to help you hone your skills and interpret your dreams.
Nia Nal: Brainy, I know it's my destiny to have these powers. But I'm still grieving, Brainy. My mother passed away so suddenly.
Querl Dox: Have you ever considered putting your grief into tiny boxes?
Nia Nal: That doesn't sound very healthy.
Querl Dox: [insulted] It could be. Besides, then it would free you up to train and-and then join mine and Supergirl's crime-fighting family.
Nia Nal: I would love to join your family someday. But I'm just not ready to train right now.
Ben Lockwood: Don't look so troubled, son.
George Lockwood: Why not? You're locked up, and you're the only one who's brave enough to stand up for humanity.
Lydia Lockwood: It isn't right.
Ben Lockwood: Listen, the movement that was created, I have to believe will create the circumstances of my release.
George Lockwood: But... I wanna do something for you, now.
Ben Lockwood: Well, then be a man. A man of action. Be the man that your grandfather wanted me to be, but at your age.
Alex Danvers: Colonel Haley? I didn't expect to see you so soon.
Colonel Lauren Haley: Yeah, well, I came back early to help my daughter.
Alex Danvers: You have a daughter?
Colonel Lauren Haley: Don't look so surprised, Director. I do have a life outside the service. She was having trouble on a school project, so I came back to help her. You'd be impressed by what I can do with a glue gun.
Alex Danvers: It must've been nice for her to have some time with her mom.
Colonel Lauren Haley: You know, working with her was much more pleasant than my time at the Oval.
Alex Danvers: I take it that part didn't go over so well.
Colonel Lauren Haley: The president wanted answers I couldn't give him about the rage drug you dealt with the other week. He's also dismayed that Ben Lockwood is polling better than he is.
Alex Danvers: Well, we are all dismayed by that.
DEO Agent: Ma'am, you need to see this. NORAD misidentified this as an asteroid, but it's some type of ship. And whatever came out of it seems to have eaten this man's heart. And nothing else.
Colonel Lauren Haley: Happy Valentine's Day.
Alex Danvers: It's like the creature extracted his heart perfectly. There's minimal tissue damage. There's no blood loss. It's like it cauterized itself.
Querl Dox: A sophisticated killing. Much like its ship, which presented as solid rock. Also, what's interesting is this creature's shed skin suggests that it underwent some sort of metamorphosis quickly after arrival, which I do find comforting. I would much rather face that anything snake-like, which I do have a deep phobia about. As any rational being would.
Alex Danvers: You hate snakes?
Querl Dox: Yes. Much like the hero of the Spielberg epic "Raiders of the Lost Ark". A terrific picture.
J'onn J'onzz: I love what you've done to the place. Looks like an actual newsroom now.
Kara Danvers: Yeah. Yeah, I know. Like the Washington Post. So, what do I owe this surprise?
J'onn J'onzz: Uh, well, the lady who came into my office as you were leaving, her husband is the Director of Alien Affairs.
Kara Danvers: You mean Anthony Stuart?
J'onn J'onzz: That's right. That's right. He helped draft the Alien Amnesty Act.
Kara Danvers: Right.
J'onn J'onzz: He and his wife have been getting a lot of threats ever since Lockwood was imprisoned, and last night he never made it home.
Kara Danvers: She thinks he was kidnapped?
J'onn J'onzz: I imagine CatCo has a lot of research on Stuart. I was hoping that I could give you the scoop, and in return, you could help with my investigation.
Kara Danvers: Whatever you need. Sounds like it's an important story.
J'onn J'onzz: I think this is something the DEO might be interested in, too. And if that's the case, per our conversation this morning, you can't work with Alex as Supergirl, but maybe you could team up with her on this.
Kara Danvers: [ribbing him] It's Valentine's Day and you're being a matchmaker.
Alex Danvers: Any luck narrowing things down?
Querl Dox: I'm working on it.
Alex Danvers: Then why are you looking up Valentine's Day gifts?
Querl Dox: I am 85% focused, which is the equivalent to a very capable CSI team. Now, I just have one other matter of importance to take care of, and once I do, I guarantee you 100% of my mind. Unless, of course, you'd like to help out? In which case I could stop multitasking sooner. I'm sure of it.
Alex Danvers: I hate Valentine's Day.
Chuck Grossman: [hearing a news report of a robbery] We're getting famous.
Pamela Ferrer: [trying on a ring] You know, the one they stole from Kim K looked just like this. But these bracelets are way nicer than her Cartiers.
Chuck Grossman: Hey, Bling Ring, how about you stop admiring the loot and start paying attention to me, huh? I'm the one who got the shiner making our getaway.
Pamela Ferrer: That's because you're too slow, Chuckster. Always underestimating how much rich people like holding onto their stuff.
Colonel Lauren Haley: Two more victims were just discovered. They lived in a mansion a mile from where that pod landed. Same exact cause of death. We need to find whatever killed these people before we have a panic on our hands.
Querl Dox: If my interpretation of the data is correct, this is what we're looking for.
Colonel Lauren Haley: [seeing his rendering of the alien] What is it?
Querl Dox: Unknown.
Colonel Lauren Haley: I've updated the president. He wants this kept out of the press. Humans are already feeling so vulnerable.
Alex Danvers: We'll do whatever we can.
James Olsen: Everything okay?
Lena Luthor: Well, now that you're here, with a very large present...
James Olsen: I took this on our last morning at the lake house together. Open it, please.
[opening it, she finds a portrait of herself sleeping]
James Olsen: This is how I see you when we're away from everything else and it's just you and I. When it's perfect.
Lena Luthor: Let's go to Paris. Tonight. For Valentine's weekend, away from everything else.
James Olsen: You're serious?
Lena Luthor: Have you ever known me to joke?
James Olsen: [amused laugh] No. Um, no. But I've never known you to offer spontaneous trips, either. Are you sure everything's okay?
Lena Luthor: James, we never just live in the moment. You know, we should do that more. Because we never know what tomorrow's gonna bring.
[seeing he's still reluctant]
Lena Luthor: Come on, all right, listen. If your billionaire girlfriend cannot whisk you away for a romantic holiday, then there really is something wrong with the world.
James Olsen: The lady has a point.
Lena Luthor: The lady usually does.
Kara Danvers: Here's something. Fred Roberts, a known member of the Children of Liberty. He sent hate mail to Stuart after the Alien Amnesty Act was signed. And then he was arrested and convicted for stalking him. He was released from prison last week.
J'onn J'onzz: No release address listed in the records I have access to. But I think the DEO might have it.
Querl Dox: Today, Nia Nal invited me to attend a Valentine's Day party. She said "It's a date." Yet her intentions were unclear.
Alex Danvers: "It's a date" does not sound unclear.
Querl Dox: It never occurred to me that someone as amazing as Nia Nal would be interested in me.
Alex Danvers: Well, then I guess the bigger question here is what do you want?
Querl Dox: I want her to be my valentine.
Alex Danvers: Well, then bring her a gift that expresses that.
Querl Dox: What a bold idea from a very bold person, Alex Danvers.
Alex Danvers: Ugh, if only. I mean, here you are in the middle of a crisis carving out time to figure out your life.
Querl Dox: Multitasking.
Alex Danvers: Hey, J'onn, is everything okay?
J'onn J'onzz: I have a client whose husband, the Director of Alien Affairs, might have been the victim of a hate crime. I-I could use your help tracking down a potential lead Kara helped me come up with.
Alex Danvers: I'm sorry, I've got an unidentified alien threat that I'm trying to track. But you should call Brainy; I'm sure he could help. He's great at multitasking.
[she sees him shopping for Valentine's Day gifts again; seeing her, he quickly closes the window]
J'onn J'onzz: [hanging up] She re-directed me to Brainy. So much for my matchmaking skills.
Kara Danvers: Well, the lead was bad, anyway. There's no release address for Roberts because he's already back in prison.
J'onn J'onzz: Stuart's phone records. It appears he made consistent calls to a number belonging to Madison Sinclair.
Kara Danvers: Nia wrote an article about her. She's a diamond broker. One of the people who invested in the East City project.
J'onn J'onzz: It appears he frequented a restaurant right by her house several times over the past couple of months. And again this morning.
Kara Danvers: I don't think this was a hate crime. I think he's having an affair. And on Valentine's Day.
Colonel Lauren Haley: You're not surprised to see me in your office.
Lena Luthor: I'm a Luthor. I've learned to expect the unexpected. Now, what can I help you with?
Colonel Lauren Haley: I'm here on behalf of the President of the United States to offer you a government contract.
Lena Luthor: For what purpose?
Colonel Lauren Haley: People are terrified after the turmoil created by that drug that gave humans super strength. The president understands your research is exploring this arena. Ms. Luthor, we need to make the U.S. military as powerful as our alien adversaries.
Lena Luthor: This is not what I had in mind when I started my research.
Colonel Lauren Haley: [seeing a news report of their current case] This is precisely why we need you.
[standing to leave]
Colonel Lauren Haley: I need to go. I'll e-mail you a proposal. Please think about it.