Hiro's rushing around the hospital in search of Charlie, though Ando questions how it would be possible. They find the room she's supposed to be in, but Hiro goes in and apologizes. Then an old woman's Southern accent says, "My God. ... It's been an awful long time, Hiro. Ever since the Burnt Toast Diner. Sixty-five years ago." As if this woman is 65 years older than Charlie was then. In real life, K Callan (whom you've seen before, in everything ever, but you wouldn't know it here because, oh man, did they ever make her look like an old Charlie?!) is 37 years older than Jayma Mays. See why it's so stupid that they chose 65 years? I mean, why? Why not just say she's now 65? I am going to pretend that's what they meant to do, because it would help me hate this storyline a lot less.
Underground trailer of fake sadness. HRG wants to talk to Claire about what she saw in the House of Mirrors, but she doesn't need to know. She just wants to find a way out. But he says she will survive and get out, even if it takes a month, but he won't. She starts digging, but he goes on that everything she saw was true, but it's not the whole truth and there's so much more to him. He says that all of our experiences shape us, good or bad, and she stops and cries, and says he's her dad. He yells, "Don't protect me, Claire! That's my job!" She asks, "To protect me? From the rest of the world?" He says yes, and she asks through tears (and Hayden Panettiere really is good in these scenes, even if they are stupid) if that's why she believes people like her can't live out in the open. He says it doesn't matter, because everyone's about to find out, thanks to our friend Samuel. Claire cries that maybe it won't be so bad, and the world might be more ready than HRG thinks. He says there might be curiosity for a while until there's a focus on Sylar, and then the pitchforks come out and all hell will break loose. He tells her that they will turn on her, and she's right that things change, but people don't. She cries.