Oh, a whole lotta shit happens in this episode.
Matt gets kidnapped by BGM and the scary Bald Black Man. They seem to be interested in testing him for stuff until he gets all manic on them and BBM is ordered by BGM to erase his memory. Claire wakes up on the coroner's table and rather easily stitches herself together again, only to be faced with her would-be rapist at school. She somewhat calmly guides him into his own car and leads him to his death when she drives said car directly into a building.
Niki goes to see Linderman, only to be told by one of his henchwomen that her debt will be erased if she just puts Nathan Petrelli in a compromising position in a hotel room. Niki balks at this, but ikiN takes over at a crucial point and performs the necessary deed. Unfortunately, after they fall asleep, BGM shows up with BBM and BGM instructs him to "just take the one." Which one he takes, we'll find out later, I'm sure.
Hiro and Ando hit Vegas, and Hiro stops time to prevent Ando from losing all their money. Ando kind of digs this part of Hiro's talent and asks him to do it again so they can win more money. He does, but it ends badly when one of the sore losers from the poker table knocks Hiro down in an alley.
Peter and Mohinder meet, and Peter figures out that he might be absorbing people's powers; he convinces Mohinder to travel with him to Isaac's apartment but, on the way, something goes wonky on the train and everything's bathed in blue while time stops. Hiro shows up in a shiny black outfit, with shiny black hair, and speaks perfect English. "My name is Hiro Nakamura and I'm from the future. I have a message for you."
This is only going to get better, y'all.
Previously on Heroes: Sylar was one creepy power-sucking dude, Matt got brain-bashed by some creepy bald guy, Claire got almost-raped by a drunk quarterback and then woke up on a coroner's table with her chest flayed open, Hiro stopped time to save a little girl and he and Ando headed for Vegas, Peter figured out he can't fly and then he and Simone made out, Nathan told everyone Peter was suicidal, and Niki dug and then dug some more and decided that her husband killed a bunch of people, only that's probably debatable because, hi, ikiN kills people too.
On that note, I wish ikiN would kill the announcer, because that shit is getting seriously old.
Oh, and Chandra Suresh's book jacket picture is totally different in the previouslys, so I'm not even sure if he's going to be played by the Grand Inquisitor or not. Apparently, the Angel of Continuity passed out from too many margaritas and is face-down in a plate of rice and beans. We're not stupid, Tim. We're drunk, but we're not stupid. We notice this shit, even if you think we won't.
Again with the voice-over, which I've now determined actually IS Suresh Junior: "Sometimes questions are more powerful than answers. How is this happening? What are they? Why them and not others? Why now? What does it all mean?" As he says this, we see Matt, lying on a gurney, with several computer screens behind his head. He has a band around his skull and the screens seem to be monitoring his brain activity. He wakes, obviously disturbed, and tries to make sense of his surroundings. As things come into focus, Bad Glasses Man appears in his line of sight. He tells Matt that he's fine and that they had to drug him back at the bar. "I'm sorry about that," he says. I'm not. Did someone mention beer? I only WISH it had drugs in it.
Matt realizes that he's being held to the table with some Crazy Straps and he starts to panic and strain at them. BGM tells him to calm down so they can test his resting heart rate. Matt ignores him and keeps straining, demanding that they let him out of there. BGM tells him to relax, which is really difficult when you're STRAPPED TO A TABLE IN A ROOM BATHED IN BLUE LIGHT. Matt asks if he's FBI or CIA and BGM just creepily intones that he doesn't belong to any organization that has initials. No shit. "Whoever you think I am," says Matt, "believe me, I'm not him. I'm not -- I'm not anyone." BGM tells him that that's not true, that he's someone very special indeed. One of the monitors behind Matt's head starts showing what I assume are very active brainwaves. BGM rightly ascertains that Matt's trying to read his thoughts. "Not with my friend here," says BGM, looking behind him. "He's special too." Up walks the Creepy Bald Guy of Silence from the last episode, and he's just as freakishly calm as he was then.