Matt and Nathan head to Philly to break into Papa Parkman's apartment, and he greets them with a shotgun. But he claims he's only got the firepower because he has one of those self-portraits marked with the big-ass "S" symbol. Nate and Matt learn from Papa Parkman what we already know: the ElderHeroes banded together to save the world. Papa Parkman starts to spill tales of the past, but instead of delivering the goods on the ElderHeroes, he lures Matt and Nathan into the back of the apartment and somehow implants some hyperreal illusions in their heads that keep them from leaving while he escapes right out the front door. It finally becomes clear that Nathan and Matt are actually fighting each other instead of their illusions, and they wake the hell up. After ransacking Papa Parkman's apartment, they find a picture of Tobby with the "S" symbol scrawled upon his face and figure out that Papa Parkman maybe went in search of him.
Mohinder panics about Molly's condition and rather dumbly takes her into The Company to take care of her. While Mohinder talks to Tobby about his own field work, Niki/Jessica busts out of the back and attacks Tobby, only to have stupid Mohinder taser her. He tries to break her out later on, but she wants to stay because she thinks The Company can save her. Niki's clearly been drinking of the Kool-Aid, yo.
Monica tries to come to terms with her powers while being interrogated by the police about the gang-banger she kicked through a window. At home, Monica joins Micah for some super-genius at the piano and she gets freaked out. But Micah shares his powers with her and then explains that her power is like a copycat. That night, Monica and Micah discuss if their powers have a higher meaning other than that they're just special. After they pledge to keep their powers a secret, Mohinder unexpectedly shows up at the door promising answers to the questions Monica must have.
Ando takes some of Hiro's damaged scrolls to a restorer so that he can continue Hiro's story. Hiro and Takezo are working together with Yaeko to rescue her father. Too bad her father's being held by White Beard's thousand-man army. The story trails off there due to the fact that the scrolls are too damaged to read. Here's hoping the remaining words say, "And then Yaeko and I fell in love and came to New York and David Anders came with us. Hiiiiii!"
Peter and Caitlin are still going hot and heavy as he struggles with his powers and his past. Unfortunately, Veronica Mars is looking for him and she can shoot blue lightning from her hands, so Pete hides out in Caitlin's flat while Ricky deals with the electric blue cutie. But Veronica Mars doesn't like the answers he gives her in regards to Peter's whereabouts, so she throws some electric blue badness his way. Before she can pay a visit to Peter and Caitlin, however, her daddy calls her off the job. We can only wonder just who her daddy actually is…
Peter finally opens the box, but it doesn't tell him much of anything. A blank canvas tells him slightly more when he manifests Isaac's power and starts painting. When his eyes clear, the image before them is of a couple standing in front of a door with the "S" symbol over it. The street signs are in French, and Caitlin thinks that, because there was a ticket for Montreal in The Box, the painting might be of them, in Montreal. It looks like Notre Dame there in the background, though, so I think she's just plain wrong. Caitlin learns that her brother has been killed (or, really, fried to a crisp) and Peter realizes that he can hide no longer. Please let that mean he can hide BEHIND HIS SHIRT no longer!
Previously on Heroes: M. Giant covered for me, and he became MY Hero. Also, Maya and Alejandro met up with Sylar, but he didn't kill them, unfortunately; Micah's cousin Monica discovered that she has some kick-ass superpowers; Claire and West made out some more, even though Mr. Bennet hath forbidden Claire to even be NEAR boys for the rest of forever because of the whole "Claire kisses someone while HRG dies in the foreground" painting prediction; and Matt begged Molly to find his father, only to have her rendered unconscious by the experience.
Matt's a really bad daddy. And not in the good way.
Oh, good Christ. The voice-over is back. I've already determined that the voice-overs are stupid and illustrate nothing, so I'm not even bothering to recap them anymore. Or at least not in this episode. All we learn in this particularly useless voice-over is the title of the episode, which we already know, so screw it.
We open on Molly's Two Daddies, hovering worriedly over her prone body. The boys bicker at each other about how Molly used her ability to find Matt's father and now she's all broken and shit and it's Matt's fault and doesn't he feel a wee bit guilty about that? Also, they can't take the poor dear to a hospital because hospitals "aren't equipped to deal" with something like this. What? She has an effin' fever, Mohinder. Stop freaking out. Yeah, she's out cold, but whatever! I was out cold this morning and the smell of coffee woke me right the hell up! Just brew some java, she'll be FINE.
So, whatever, the boyfriends snit at each other and Matt thinks his father did this to Molly (duh!) and Mohinder thinks he should find his father, but Matt doesn't even know where to start, even though Molly totally offered up the city, the building, AND the apartment number for him, and Mohinder doesn't care because their baby is sick and she's sick because of MATT and he should care enough to drive to Philly and confront his father and get to the bottom of this, but Matt's a chickenshit and he'd rather stand around wondering aloud why his father's involved in all this and why he's in the picture in the first place than actually DO something about it, but then light dawns on dunderhead and Matt suddenly gets the idea to pay a visit to Angela Petrelli because maybe SHE will know where his father is. Matt kisses Molly goodbye and heads off to terrorize Mama Petrelli for intel on his dad.