Hospital for Heroes. Ma Petrelli is looking into her eldest son's eyes as he comes to. Her concern for him is written all over her usually cold face. Nathan blinks, and his left eye is like a negative representation of his right, and his skin looks like a polish sausage left on the grill for too long. It's really extremely disturbing. However, it's good to see that, even though his whole face is burned to a bloody crisp, The Pasdar's lusciously long lashes are still dusting the tops of his impressive cheekbones. Fire cannot kill the beauty that is The Pasdar!
Nathan whispers Peter's name, and his mother tells him that Peter's disappeared and that the Coast Guard is searching the ocean for his body. Nathan hits a button on his bed to raise himself up so that he can see his reflection. Ma Petrelli tries to stop him from doing so, but he does it anyway, and the full impact of his trauma is terrifying. His mouth is half-open in a permanent grimace, the hair on the left side of his head is burned off, and his body looks like a festering sore. I certainly hope the makeup team wins an award for this one because DAMN.
Elsewhere in the hospital, Micah and Niki go to visit D.L. Hugs and kisses all around! The doctor shows up and asks Niki to step outside. She walks out into the hallway, and I almost can't concentrate on the scene because HOLY SHIT WHAT IS SHE WEARING ON HER FEET? What are those, silver cowboy boots? Worn on the outside of her black jeans? Really? Is this what it's come to? Is she attending the gay rodeo later on the back of her My Pink Pony? What, would a pair of regular damn cowboy boots have been out of the question? Is Pat Fields doing some consulting work on the show this week? Is Peter going to show up wearing a yellow plaid halter with purple polka dot hot pants and a furry white pimp hat later? The hell?