...and later, he enters his office to find Sylar, in his real form, waiting for him. Danko, again rather mildly, notes, "You gotta be you, is that it?" Sylar petulantly responds that he got Danko his target, and says he picked up a bonus as he hands over Miller's phone. Danko's pleased to see that Rebel is still in D.C., although that seems like a hasty conclusion to draw to me, and asks for Sylar's help in taking him down, but Sylar would rather whine about his shapeshifting being out of control some more, as apparently he got stuck with a blue eye for some length of time the day before. Danko does the best he can in the face of Sylar's thirty-eighth identity crisis of the year, saying that he's also led many different lives, but he still knows who he is, and Sylar can survive if he'll only find an anchor -- something that reminds him of him. He then produces a silver pocketwatch he says his father gave him some twenty years earlier, and while I admire Danko's suddenly saintlike patience in playing Sylar-whisperer here, he should certainly have known that producing a pocketwatch around Sylar was bound to lead to criticism. And indeed, Sylar examines it and concludes that it's running fast and gaining time, which reminds Danko that Sylar has the power to "understand how things work" (still hilarious, given that he continues not to have the first clue about anything) and prompts him to ask from whom he got that ability. Sylar actually snorfles a bit as he replies, "That's the only one that was ever truly mine," and I'd suggest cueing the violins if we didn't have way more maudlin stuff upcoming.
Hiro and Ando have decided to check out Isaac's loft/Mohinder's lab, which is kind enough still to be unoccupied, and while Hiro busies himself dealing with the motion detectors the agents apparently installed in the place, he informs Ando he's going to have to be the bait that gets captured so they can find their headquarters. Ando is not enamored of this plan, although he does undercut his position by telling Hiro that his superhero nickname is going to be "Crimson Arc," and I'll forestall commenting on that in favor of letting you know that Hiro and Ando are about to lengthily and tiredly revisit yet again their argument over Hiro not wanting Ando to be a superhero, or whatever, and it makes no sense that Ando would still be on about this after Hiro lost his own power and supported him, but anyway, let's move on to where agents bust in, and as they shoot at them, Ando pushes Hiro down and Hiro freezes time. Even as he happily surveys his handiwork, he puts a hand to his temple for a moment like he's in pain, and I do appreciate that he, at least, didn't look into a mirror and ask, "Why is my head suddenly hurting?" They then flip out when they realize that Ando didn't freeze along with the agents, and Ando happily exclaims that this means he doesn't have to be bait. Hiro gives him an unconvincing smile, like, "You just keep you mouth shut and look pretty."