Revisiting last issues dramatic cliffhanger, Barbara Gordon forgot she had a date! Oh no! Being that she's in her PJs, Babs leaves Ricky on the front step, telling him he saw nothing, and gets dressed as quickly as she can, then heads out with him. Despite his background, Ricky has some surprising ideas for a date, including a local opera, which they need to pass some dark alleys to get to! Because that always goes well in Gotham...
No it doesn't! That never goes well in Gotham. Some gang members who aren't too happy with Ricky's brother grab both him and Babs, putting a knife to her throat. Babs thinks she's eventually going to have to save Ricky, but he makes the first move, head-butting the guy holding him, which allows her to do her thing, and kick some ass. When all is said and done, the gang members hobble off swearing revenge, yadda yadda, and Babs asks Ricky if he really wants to go to an opera... Which he doesn't, so they have a home cooked meal with his mother and brother, then go dancing at a club.
The next morning, Babs meets her father at the police HQ for lunch, noticing he looks a bit disheveled. Gordon takes his daughter to the shooting range, despite her hesitation around guns, and begins to work her through the safety procedures and how to fire properly. Babs thinks her father knows something, but it turns out he's just trying to stealth teach her how to use a gun, because he believes Gotham has taken everything from him. Tearfully, Babs hugs her father, and thinks to herself that Batgirl has to stay "dead."
Later that night, Gordon lights the signal with Batman showing up soon after. Batman sympathizes with Gordon about losing his son (Gordon clearly doesn't know Batman has had the same experience lately), but won't hand over Batgirl on a silver platter for him. Gordon figured that would be answer, so he goes with his second request, and tells Batman to stay out of his way. One last thing? Gordon flat out decks Batman, telling him it's for allowing a young girl to follow in his footsteps, thus allowing her to ruin her life. Batman doesn't say much, but just reminds Gordon that he's always been about serving justice, not revenge.