Backstage somewhere, Sylar's telling Doyle he doesn't want to hurt him. He asks him just to let her go, please. Doyle asks since when Sylar asks politely and asks if he's a shape shifter and it's really Dudley Do-Right in there. Sylar says he can't hold Emma here forever, and Doyle says he just needs to long enough for Samuel to finish the show, "Isn't that right, Em?" Then, "Oh. I don't think she heard me." But Doyle's focus on Sylar has released Emma, and she flashes her cello bow of color sound toward him, knocking him back. Sylar asks her if she's okay and then he uses his powers to pin Doyle down. Doyle begs, and says Samuel made him do it. Sylar says he thought Doyle was the puppet master. Doyle asks what Sylar cares about this girl anyway, and Sylar says he's here to save her. Doyle says that's not him; he's like him. Sylar: "No. I'm a hero." Man, Tim Kring really does want to make out with Sylar, doesn't he? But that's never going to happen as long as Peter lives and breathes.
Claire's still on her soapbox (literally) as Samuel tells her she thinks she's going to save them, but they don't need saving because they all know what Samuel's done for them. She asks if they know he gains strength from them, and tells them they're the source of his power, which is why Joseph was keeping the family small for all those years, because he knew Samuel would lose control with this much power, just like when he buried that town. She says if they all walk away now, Samuel will be weak and ordinary. He will be nothing. Samuel thinks they've all heard enough, and everyone murmurs in agreement. Damien's shown a couple times, so it bothers me he doesn't go into Samuel's head and show his memories to confirm Claire's story. But maybe he can't do it without the House of Mirrors, which might be how Samuel's avoided him finding out the truth all this time? Or maybe he's bad and in on it? I just don't see that, though. Claire asks Samuel to tell them all what he did to stop Joseph, and Samuel shrieks, "That's enough!" She goes on that he killed his own brother. People start to gasp as Samuel grabs hold of Claire. He tells her they won't believe her over him, since they'd be lost without him. He says there's not one person here who thinks he's capable of murdering his own brother.
Edgar steps in and says, "There's one, actually." HRG joins him and says to make that two. Edgar says Lydia told him everything, but Samuel says she's not here to confirm it since HRG killed her. HRG says it's a lie, and asks, "Isn't it?" It would make sense to use Damien... now? But, nope, it's Replicator Eli, who tells Samuel to tell the truth: that he had him kill Lydia. I don't get this unless Parkman's ominous stuff in Replicator Eli's brain was really just telling him to help take down Samuel? And it was written and acted the other way to throw us off? It would be nice if they had explained this better and wasted less time on stupid stuff like HRG and Claire in the trailer and Old Charlie. Samuel still tries to deny it, and even turns and says, "You're going to believe him, after all I've done for you?" Replicator Eli says he knows he can't stay in this family after what he's done, but they have to know the truth about Samuel. HRG tells them if they all walk away, Samuel's powerless, and Claire leads them out, like Moses leading his people out of Egypt. Only, you know, dumb. Samuel tries to keep them, and calls them victims like Joseph. Then he says they can run as fast as they can, but won't get far enough.