Once inside the house, D.L. asks if the charges against him have been dropped and Malski informs him that Niki's confession took care of that. Basically, Hawkins is now a free man. Malski reaches out for a case that's in D.L.'s hand. He hands it over without hesitating. Malski goes to leave and D.L. says, "So that's it? Linderman leaves me and my family alone?" "Oh, I wouldn't bank on that, no," smarms Malski. D.L.'s all, but you got back your two million! That was the deal! "There is no deal, Mr. Hawkins," says Malski, "unless Mr. Linderman says there's a deal. You took something of his. And he reserves the right to let you make that up to him. Believe me. You'll be the first to find out when he chooses to call in that debt. You have a nice day now." He leaves and D.L. punches the wall in frustration.
Samurai Sword Museum. Hiro is telling the story of the samurai the sword belonged to. His name was Takezo Kensei, and Hiro's father used to tell him stories about the man before bed. Kensei was a wild savage with extraordinary powers who was feared by all of Japan. One day, he found a sacred sword frozen in the snow. "From the moment Kensei held it," says Hiro, "it focused all his strength. He said the sword let him control his power. And so he became a great leader. A hero." Hmm. Wonder if there's any parallel storytelling going on here?
Ando gets a weird look on his face and runs back to the sword on display. He points out the symbol on the hilt, which looks remarkably like the infamous "S" symbol from this show. Ando says that he recognizes the characters that make up the symbol and that they stand for "great talent" and "godsend". Hiro decides that he's just like Kensei and that he needs the sword to control his powers. "It's my sacred object," he says. "With it, I can control my powers and fulfill my destiny." Ando's all, uh, and what might you mean by this? Hiro's all, why, I mean we take it, my incredulous friend! Ando's all, what's this WE shit, Kemosabe?
Brooklyn. Home of Indian Quest-Seekers Who Wear Hideous Scarves. The Scarf of Fugly Colors isn't in this scene, but that doesn't mean it isn't lurking, just waiting to pounce on Mohinder's innocent, unsuspecting neck. I think it'd be a smart idea for him to carry around some sort of weapon in order to thwart its wooly attack. Mohinder's entertaining a man who may or may not be an actual F.B.I. agent. They're discussing The List and how grateful Mohinder is that the F.B.I. has finally decided to take it seriously. Due to the multiple deaths associated with The List, the F.B.I. almost decided to focus on Mohinder as a possible suspect, but he has proof that he was in India at the time of some of the murders.