Claire's still getting messages from Rebel, who insists upon using all caps. Claire has the good sense to respond like normal person. However, she does cave and do what Rebel asks. Especially since it involves helping a fairly cute employee at a comic book store. I'm just disappointed it isn't Breckin Meyer or Seth Green. Anyway, she warns Alex (who can breathe underwater) that he needs to hit the road and avoid HRG at all costs. He ends up hiding out in her closet. Which is fine, since Claire also had time to tell her mommy all about HRG's wrongdoings in New York, and mom kicks him the hell out of the house. Which leads to HRG getting drunk at a bar, but his drink has been roofied by Matt, Mohinder and Peter, who did nothing at all this episode except carry HRG out of a bar.
Hiro and Ando play wedding crashers in New Delhi, but Ando finds the bride Anna (played by a woman who I sadly recognize from Superstars of Dance) first and talks her out of walking down the aisle before Hiro can reenact Parkman's picture. Then Ando gets kidnapped by a very irate groom and Hiro gets to save the day, just like he always wanted. And then they get a fax (because neither of them has a cell phone, apparently) from the multimedia Rebel, who instructs them to save Parkman.
Meanwhile in Nathanland, his little pet project is on the verge of being shut down by DHS agent Moira Kelly (who has gotten very old since her toe-picking days). She's doesn't believe in super powers, and she's all kinds of pissed off that her old co-worker Tracy is tied to a chair under some heat lamps. She comes to put a stop to their torture, until she sees Tracy in action, at which point she wants to give them extra cash. Danko apparently unleashed Tracy on a poor unsuspecting security guard, to save his job.
Danko is also pretty surveillance-happy, and is eagerly chasing down Sylar who is off roadtripping out west with his little mini-me. Sylar gives Luke some brotherly (?) advice about having an objective, but then ditches him as they escape from Danko's lackeys. Or at least it seems like he does, but then in true Sylar fashion he goes and kills a whole van full of agents. We don't get to see it though, sadly, but the van was a rockin' and there were a whole bunch of dead bodies laying in it afterwards. Sylar stomps off with his little boytoy over his shoulder and a fancy new laptop in hand. Luke tries to thank him, but Sylar brushes it off and turns on the radio as "Psycho Killer" plays … which is so appropriately amusing that it almost makes this random storyline a little more bearable. -- Angel Cohn
The Bennets are having a rare family breakfast, and Sandra, her wary side-eyes showing that she's more clued into the room temperature than last time, awkwardly says she hopes Bennet's new job will keep him around more. Lyle asks what a consultant does, exactly, and I've often wondered that over the years, but the best answer I can give you is "get paid." Actually, though, the consultants I've known travel, like, a lot, so while it's probably a good cover for Bennet it does seem like he's humoring Sandra here, not that that's a surprise either. I'd bet right before we joined the scene, he was telling her how they're eating the best waffles anyone has ever had in the history of time. Anyway, Bennet gives an uncharacteristic and unnecessary look to his disapproving daughter before explaining his fake job to his son, but Claire's busy reading another text from Rebel, which reads, "Need your help. Must warn target." Claire writes back that she can't, and then Sandra asks about her trip. Bennet says her name with a clear subtext of "Lie to your mother like a good little girl," and Claire plasters on a fake smile and says there isn't much to tell. Well aware that most girls Claire's age would not shut up about their college visits if you nailed their tongue to the table in front of them, Sandra smells a rat, though not the one she thinks, and asks, "Which ones did you like, Noah?" Bennet gives Claire another look as he says he liked Brown, but Claire is not interested in having this ersatz conversation anymore, and bolts for points upstairs. When she's gone, Bennet "gently" tells his wife that maybe community college would be a better fit for Claire for now, and after Claire just blew up his spot there, I'm pretty sure that's all he's going to pay for. He volunteers to go talk to her...
...and then we cut to her room, wherein he's asking what the hell that display just was. Claire says she can't lie to Sandra anymore, but Bennet says she'll be safer not knowing. Claire: "You've been telling me that since I was fifteen." Seems like longer. Bennet points out that Federal agents are dead because of her (not exactly, but that does seem to be what Danko thinks, which is what's important, I guess) and because of that he's being watched, and if the both of them don't toe the line, they are in some real trouble indeed, even if Guantanamo is closing. He then informs her that she'll be starting classes on Monday at Costa Verde Community, as she's already enrolled. "And come Monday morning, you'd better be parked in that front row with a sharp Number Two pencil or there is going to be hell to pay." Not knowing that a sharp pencil really can mean the difference between life and death, Claire looks pissed, so when she gets a text instructing her to warn "Alex" at Sam's Comics on Buford, she gets a look on her face that tells us she's out of there.