Vegas. Ando is playing poker against a guy in a cowboy hat with three aces in his hand. Ando has two queens. Hiro sits behind him and when Ando gives him the signal, Hiro stops time and switches the aces to Ando's hand. Well, this is just stupid. It's one thing to win at the roulette table with an inanimate object like a ball that you can move around without anyone noticing, but when you're switching out cards in the hand of a human, it would seem like there's a much larger margin for error here. I mean, really. Even craps would make more sense. Or stealing people's chips. But the guy just looked at his damn cards! He's not going to FORGET he had aces. Whatever, Hiro's cute.
Elsewhere in the casino, Niki's sitting at a bar having a glass of champagne. She hears Nathan coming toward her and she immediately dips what looks like a concert ticket into her champagne. Well, now, that's a waste of perfectly good champagne, if you ask me! She times it just right and collides with Nathan as he passes. She holds out her champagne glass with the ticket in it and pretends that the collision with Nathan caused her Celine Dion ticket to take a bath. They engage in some not-so-subtle flirting as Nathan asks her point-blank if she's traveling alone. Suave, Nathan. Really suave. They smile toothily at each other, and a clandestine hook-up is born.
Mohinder and Peter are riding the subway to Isaac's place. Peter says that he should do the talking when they get there because, um, Isaac's kind of... a heroin addict. Mohinder's all, uh, dude? Where the hell are you taking me? A crack den? Peter's all, no, dude! I said HEROIN, not CRACK! He asks Mohinder to suspend his skepticism for a little bit, and Mohinder just reminds him that the default position of scientists IS skepticism. "Your father managed to get around it," says Peter. He sure knows a lot about a dead man he's never met. They discuss how Mohinder did more than respect his father's work; he believed him. And he did so because he had no choice: Chandra was his father. "Can't be the only reason you believed him," says Peter. "Look at what's happening to our planet," says Mohinder. "Overpopulation, global warming, drought, famine, terrorism. Deep down, we all sense that something's not right."