Back in Odessa, Claire's walking off her burn as Nerdeo follows with his bike. He chatters at her about saving that dude's life, and she tries to ignore him. Then we catch up with Hiro, performing his daily calisthenics in the park with the rest of his co-workers. He stops for a minute and looks up at the sky. Then we see Nikki, creeping back into her house, looking around for the thugs. This awesome folksy guitar song is playing. Suresh and Peter sit in their cab contemplating their destinies as the song trills about "in your eyes." No, it's not Peter Gabriel. Shut up. Claire looks up at the eclipse. Hiro looks up at the eclipse. Isaac looks up at his needle and spoon and heroin. Nikki picks up the pinhole camera and looks at the eclipse. Behind her, one of the thugs passes into the kitchen. Nikki doesn't see him. But he's a stupid thug, so he's diving into a box of Lil' Debbies, and she hears the rustling and slowly turns around to run the hell out of there. The greasier of the two thugs captures her before she can make it out and they all head into the Porn Den for a little conversation.
Greaso tosses Nikki onto the bed and says that fifty grand is a lot of money and Nikki's all, uh, dude? Try thirty. But this is the mob, not the Bank of America, so they're not really sticking to the original amount that Nikki "borrowed." Nikki tries to reason with them, using Micah as a bargaining chip. Greaso isn't really the fatherly type, so it doesn't work on him. Instead, he makes her a little business proposition: he's going to give her a chance to lower her debt a little. You know, via the whole taking off of the clothes, thing. Nikki gets his drift and starts angrily taking off her clothes in the least alluring way possible. Greaso just laughs and laughs and laughs as Fatso films the entire thing. Nikki rubs her face again, which is quickly becoming a signal that she's undergoing a little... pressure. She's about to take off her jeans when she catches a glimpse of her other self in the mirror. Greaso smacks her down and she immediately gets up and tells him, "Screw you." That's not really the hot naked action he was hoping for, so he punches her lights out and we go to black.