...and then, Virginia picks it up, saying it was her favorite. We're still in color, though, so you know something's up, and then Sylar looks at a bigger one that houses a replica of the Statue Of Liberty and muses that he bought it for her. She tells him she remembers, and look, the way the scene is filmed doesn't really support it, but I'm not going to bother pretending I don't know the twist here -- Sylar is actually shifting back and forth and having a conversation between him and his representation of his stepmother, sort of a shapeshifter's twist on a chat with a hallucination, and I can't claim any measure of objectivity here because I think Sylar's been a total waste for ages and his need to dramatically verbalize everything bugs me to no end, but I still think this is a really dumb and irritating idea here, especially because hearing serial killers whine to their mothers about how they never felt they fit in isn't really anything I'd describe as compelling. He continues his unintentional hilarity by calling his father "pathetic," and says he took the shapeshifting power because he didn't want to become him, but he's still lost, and "she" brings up the "special" word again before there's a knock on the door and Sylar morphs back into himself. Seeming a little disoriented, he looks around, but then answers the door to find Danko, who tells him they've tracked Rebel down, and suggests that if he's done doing his impression of Norman Bates As A Shapeshifter, he might like to come join him.
Hiro again looks like he's got a headache, although that could be due to Ando's excited babbling about how cool it is to see time frozen. Hiro realizes it's because they were touching when he used his power, which is lame, because I was hoping it actually had something to do with Ando. Anyway, this quickly devolves into yet another argument about how Hiro doesn't want to be partners with Ando and blah, although Hiro does do my job for me when he suggests that "Crimson Arc" has "unfortunate connotations." Ando refuses to clear his rectum, however, so Hiro puts an end to the bickering by unfreezing the commandos, leading to Ando taking enough tranq darts to bring down most land animals, or at least to give Amy Winehouse a really good buzz. Hiro then freezes the scene again, and soon notices that one of the commandos is Asian. He copies the position in which the guy's holding his rifle, and comments, "Just my size." The gun's like, "I highly doubt that."