Simone asks if it's him, and Peter says he doesn't know. "If it's you, then you're gonna die," she says. She tells him not to go and he calmly says that he has to. God, he's cute when he's being earnest. Simone informs him that the high school is in Odessa, Texas; she made a phone call to find out. "Homecoming is tonight," she says as Peter grabs her and holds her to him. Aw. "Thank you," he whispers into her hair. "Look," she says, "I don't know if this is gonna happen. Just... come back, okay?" Aw. "I will," he assures her, holding her face. They kiss a couple of times. Good god, Milo is far too adorable for his own good. I'm not a Gilmore Girls fan (do NOT email me), but now I'm thinking about renting the DVDs just to catch a glimpse of the Milo. Rowr.
Burnt Toast Diner. Hiro's cell phone rings and Ando picks up all, "Mushy mushy! Hiro? HIRO?!" But it's just Peter, asking for Hiro. Ando says Hiro is gone, but he'll be right back. Peter tells him that he and Hiro need to get their asses to the Union Wells High School in Odessa, Texas ASAP. Ando says they're already in Texas, what a coincidence! He gives Peter the information on where the cafÃ© is, and Peter says he's going to get on a flight and that he'll be there before they know it. Ando says he'll tell Hiro and then hangs up. A waitress passes by him and stops at a shrine in the corner. There are pictures of Charlie (and of course Hiro, who somehow managed to go back in time to Charlie's birthday six months ago and wound up in her birthday photo) and her nametag and one of her signed checks. Wait -- wasn't she just killed earlier that day? There's already a damn shrine to her? Wouldn't the place be crawling with cops and forensics people? I know it's a small town, but the girl's SCALP was removed! I'm thinking there's a little more WORK to be done before people start burning candles in a corner.
Fake Paper Company with a Secret Nefarious Organization Hidden in One of the Wings. Mr. Bennet is looking at a painting of what appears to be a person made entirely of flames. He angrily enters Isaac's room, where Eden is gently ministering to a passed-out Isaac, and informs her that the painting is useless. Eden snaps at Bennet that he can't just fill Isaac with drugs and expect the response he's looking for. Isaac's a person. A person with needs. Needs that can only be fulfilled by little pixie girls with the power of persuasion. Bennet orders her to make Isaac paint another one as soon as he wakes up. Eden refuses to give him drugs again. "Do you have any idea what we're up against?" Bennet asks her. "Come here."