Palace de Papa Parkman. Having clearly ingested some of Mohinder's Stupid Pills, Matt dumbly removes his father's shackles and orders him to tell them everything. Papa Parkman tries to hug his son and tell him he's proud of him and that back when he himself learned he could read minds, he was a real scumbag. "Was"? Matt tells him that he doesn't get to be proud, he doesn't get to be anything; what he gets to be is a veritable font of information, thanks, so get yammering! Nathan leans forward and asks what Papa Parkman meant about the ElderHeroes trying to save the world. Papa Parkman obliquely explains that their powers came out of nowhere, and that they somehow found each other and they were connected and felt like they were invincible. Some of the ElderHeroes took that to heart and started doing whatever they wanted to do, no matter the consequences. This didn't sit so well with some of the other ElderHeroes, including Papa Parkman. "I did what I could do to stop them." "Like what?" asks Nathan. Papa Parkman turns to his son and says, "This thing we can do -- it only begins with reading minds and then it becomes so much more..." Matt's curious, but his father doesn't think he can really explain it.
He then gets a look on his face and suddenly gets up and tells Matt he has something he can show him that will explain everything. And yes, what he shows him is definitely an explanation of sorts. Unfortunately, it doesn't come in a PowerPoint and there aren't some nice handouts to take away. Instead, Papa Parkman just slimily asks Matt to follow him into the back room while every alarm bell in the immediate vicinity starts pealing, "Stupid! Stupid! Stupid! He's clearly going to do something BAD to you! Stupid! Stupid! Stupid!" Matt's recently been rendered deafer than an inbred pony, however, and he just schlumps along behind his dad and follows him into the back. Once there, the door immediately behind Matt shuts and then the door out to the rest of the apartment shuts, prompting Nathan to get up from his seat and run toward it. He starts banging on it and calling out for Matt, but there's no response.