Meanwhile, Hiro's landed face down in the middle of the past. He's out in a field somewhere. He looks around and sees a whole regiment of samurai about to shoot him with arrows. He starts to run away, but then sees a lone warrior across the way, challenging the army. Hiro says something like "shit" in Japanese, and we get a chyron informing us that he's outside of Kyoto, Japan in the year 1671. An eclipse is occurring in the sky and Hiro says, "Not again!" The eclipse doesn't deter the army from shooting their arrows at Hiro anyway. He stops time and the arrows freeze and he gingerly pushes one away from his head and says, "The past is not a very safe place." And then he makes this hilarious cringing face and walks away like he's done nothing more unusual than plucking a tissue out of the box. He runs over to the lone warrior, who's about to be shot by arrows as well, and notices that the guy is flying the banner of Takezo Kensei, his hero. Due to this fact, and the fact that Hiro just loves changing the arc of time on a whim, Hiro decides to save Takezo by whisking him off to somewhere else in the immediate vicinity.
Oh, please. We're STILL on Matt Parkman? I thought he got shot in the last episode. I've said it before and I'll say it again: I love Greg Grunberg, but his character's storyline doesn't interest me AT ALL. Not even now that he's gotten kind of buff and is all bad-ass with a gun at the beginning of this scene. I'm going to cut to the chase here and say that we're supposed to think Matt's on a bust in a trashy apartment building, but really, he's just on a training exercise. A training exercise he totally cheats at when it's time to decide who's a hostage and who's not. He listens in on the thoughts of the cops pretending to be shooter and the shootee, picks the right person, and brings the exercise to a crashing end.