Peter's hands are still glowing and he can't stop them. He drops to his knees and time slows down. All the people surrounding him watch as they wonder if this is their last moment on earth. Claire comes careening into the plaza. She goes to her father and he looks at her. She takes the gun from him and runs over to her uncle. He's getting worse. He stands up as Claire takes aim. "Do it," says Peter. "DO IT! You're the only one, Claire!" "Tell me there's another way, please!" she says, crying. "Shoot me!" he tells her. "There is no other way!" Suddenly, Nathan swoops down out of the sky and lands in front of his daughter. "Yes, there is, Claire," he says. OH MAN I JUST GOT CHILLS WATCHING THIS AND IT'S EIGHTY DEGREES OUTSIDE.
"The future isn't written in stone," Nathan says, gently pushing the gun down. "I took his power, Nathan," says Peter, his entire body pulsing with white-hot light. "I can't control it. I can't do anything." "I'm not leaving you, Peter," says Nathan, walking toward him. "There's another way to end this and you know it." "I can't let you die," says Peter. "And I can't let everyone else," says Nathan, turning to look at his daughter. He turns back to his brother. "You saved the cheerleader, so we could save the world." He kind of gives Peter a look that's like, "Come on, bro. You know we have to do this." Peter, in turn, gives him a look that's pure heart. "I love you, Nathan." "I love you too." ACK! Nathan glances up at the sky. "You ready?" Peter nods and Nathan moves quickly over to him and takes his brother in his arms. They fly up into the sky as everyone looks up after them. I can't see the screen of my iPod because my eyes are COVERED IN TEARS. Everyone but Mohinder and Matt get up on their feet and watch the sky as we see a nuclear explosion beyond the atmosphere. "What happened to them?" asks Niki. No one has an answer. Bennet turns to his daughter and they hug. Molly hugs Niki. D.L. hugs Micah. Sylar bleeds.
Later that evening, Mohinder and Molly watch as Matt gets wheeled into an ambulance. Molly runs to him. "Please don't die, Officer Parkman! You're my hero!" It sounds cheesy, but trust me, it's really effective. Matt's an ashen gray color, so I'm not sure if he's gonna make it. "We dream of hope, we dream of change," says the Moyawnder voice-over. "Of fire, of love, of death. And then it happens. The dream becomes real. And the answer to this quest, this need to solve life's mysteries, finally shows itself. Like the glowing light of a new dawn." What? What the hell does that mean? Shut up, Moyawnder.