Emma's fingers are beginning to bleed from playing the cello. HRG and Claire are arriving at the Carnival, and he says Samuel's done it; he's brought in thousands of people. Claire says it's going to be a massacre. They look for the backstage area, then they split up. They tell each other to be careful and look at each other lovingly. The Ambiguously Gay Duo is also arriving, and Peter realizes this is his dream, with all these people like lambs to the slaughter. Sylar says it's not going to happen and tells him to go find Samuel, and he'll save Emma. Peter looks worried, but Sylar reminds him his dream said Sylar saves her. He tells him to trust him. HRG calls someone and says, "Tell Hiro he needs to get here as fast as he can." Then Edgar comes up behind him and pulls a knife on his throat and asks what he thinks he's doing. Sylar finds Emma and her cello. He tells her not to worry; he's come to save her. He tries to grab the cello, but Doyle puppetizes him and comes out laughing. He asks Sylar what brings him to the Big Apple. I guess some of our bad guys need to stay bad, so I'll try not to be disappointed Doyle's such a horrible creep again.
Samuel's backstage watching the crowd of heroes, news anchors, and others when Claire runs backstage and tells everyone they need to get as far away from Samuel as possible. Ian (Mossy/Grassy) tells her she doesn't belong here, but she's not going to be deterred. She tells them all to trust her that there's no one who wants to live out in the open more than she does, but this isn't the coming-out party Samuel's promised them. This is just Samuel's coming-out party. Samuel asks Claire what she's doing here, since she's not part of this family. She says that's true, but then asks if his family knows what he's planning to do tonight. He asks her to tell them, and she says he's going to kill all those people out there. That's how he's going to introduce you to the world. Hayden Panettiere is much better at the weepy and emotional than this tough and serious, because she's doing some major over-enunciating and overacting. Ian asks why Samuel would do that, since he's given them all a new life. Ian says he'd still be living in Central Park, homeless, without Samuel. Samuel tells Claire they know the truth already: "Tonight is our night." HRG tells Edgar, who's still holding him, that he doesn't want to hurt his family, but he should ask himself if that's true of Samuel, who killed his own brother. Edgar says they have the same goal then, and lets him go. He says he can't just kill Samuel in front of the others, and HRG strikes him as a man with a plan, so he asks what they should do. HRG sees Replicator Eli arrive.