Cameron is watching a video of Marcus throwing a coin off-screen to demonstrate cause, and coming up with a letter opener to demonstrate effect. Cameron pauses the video as Rosen comes in to explain that since Marcus thinks everyone has the same control over events that he does, his assumption that everything that goes wrong in his life (and apparently such things are legion) is on purpose has driven him into a state of paranoia. Rosen adds offhandedly that Cameron's brain is anatomically similar. I was wondering whether somebody was going to bring up the likeness between Marcus's powers and Cameron's. They even have somewhat similar faces. But the difference, as Rosen points out, is that Marcus blames everyone else for his problems, while Cameron blames only himself. Cameron thinks maybe Marcus does the same thing. Rosen looks startled at Cameron's insight. Or he's just making a dramatic end-of-scene face.
Rachel is micro-examining the quarter Marcus left, and Rosen guesses that she found some ash in the grooves. She wonders how he knew. "Past failures," Rosen says on his way out. I hope he doesn't share Nina's secondary superpower.
We next see Rosen outside a brownstone apartment building, flashing back to what a subtitle tells us is six years earlier. He walks up to that same building, which is burnt out and empty, with fire engines still around it. Looking around, he finds a charred quarter on the sidewalk and picks it up. Then he's suddenly brought back to the present when none other than Marcus himself calls his name and walks right up to hi. "What took you so long?" Marcus asks. Just be glad it's not another ninety-minute episode, Marcus.
After the ads, Marcus is walking along with Rosen, asking about his new team and when he gets to meet them. Thinking he can see where this is going, Rosen says they aren't his enemies, Marcus's own way of thinking is. Sucking on a soda (apparently he's not allowed sugar in the compound), Marcus goes on about what's going in there, alluding to "big plans for the future." Rosen doesn't follow, but when Marcus asks Rosen why he was in the ambulance in the first place, Rosen's stumped. Marcus suddenly realizes that Rosen may really be in the dark. "You don't even know when you're being used as bait, do you?" he asks. Because Marcus has noticed the suited agents that are closing in from different points on the block. "Not much use, are you?" Marcus says, which is quite a thing to tell the non-superpowered lead on a superhero show. Marcus goes into his Alpha Mode, taking in a motorcyclist, some scaffolding, and a skateboarder, complete with all their variables labeled on the screen. "Sorry, Dr. Rosen. Our time is up," he says, and tosses the soda bottle into the air. It lands in front of the skateboarder, who is nearly hit by a car that nearly hits the motorcyclist instead. When the biker swerves, he hits a pole on the scaffolding, sending a load of cinder blocks down on the pursuing agents. Rosen runs to the downed men as Cley arrives too late. Marcus, obviously, is long gone. I wonder if these little stunts would be more elaborate if they were happening on a real network, like USA or TNT.