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Peter's up on the roof again. Only this time, when he jumps, he appears to fly for a bit before he starts zooming into the ground. Before he can splatter into a million pieces, though, Adrian Pasdar appears and scares poor Peter awake. No shit. Adrian Pasdar. Who he is and what he's doing in Peter's dream will alllll become clear in a moment here. Peter's in a cab. He turns to see a bus stopped next to him with Adrian Pasdar's face on it. He gets out of the cab and heads into a building. Inside, Adrian Pasdar is rasping into the phone at someone. He hangs up as Peter comes toward him and says he's super-duper busy right now. Adrian Pasdar is playing Nathan Petrelli, Peter's brother. Nathan's a politician who wants to be President and who is kind of a jerkface.
Peter tells Nathan about his dreams of flying/falling and says that sometimes Nathan's even in them. Nathan doesn't have time for Peter's Freudian bullshit. Peter says that his foot hovered when he got out of bed this morning. Mine does that every morning. It's called getting out of bed, dork. "I'm telling you, Nathan," he says. "I think I can fly." Nathan's like, oh, dude. No. I'm a politician. You can sleep with a hooker, you can even snort blow off her tits, but please. Don't go mental on me, okay? Nathan suggests that Peter jump off the Brooklyn Bridge and Peter thinks he should start with something lower, you know, like training wheels for fliers. "See a doctor, get some drugs," says Nathan. "But do NOT pull a Roger Clinton on me, man." Heh.
Peter says that something's happening to him, and for some reason, he thinks that Nathan's the only one who's going to understand it. Nathan's like, dude? Say it with me: I. Am. A. Politician. Park your crazy bus in the loading zone and deliver your insanity to someone else who gives a shit, okay? Nathan's phone rings and it's their mother. She's been arrested. For shoplifting. Wow. One brother's a self-centered politician, the other thinks he can fly, and their mother steals shit? That is one Thanksgiving dinner I want to be invited to.