Hiro's enthusiasm won't be dampened. He tells his friend that he made his clock go back a minute and that this explains the subway being fourteen seconds late this morning. "I have discovered that I have powers beyond any mere mortal," he rather charmingly says. "Right, right," says his friend. "Like Spock." Only he says it in Japanese, so it sounds like, "Spocka," which is much, much funnier. Hiro's not insulted by this and, instead, seems excited by the prospect of being compared to Spock. Unfortunately, his boss comes along just then and shoves him down the hall to his cubicle. Hiro's buddy tells him to use his Spocka death grip on him and returns to his computer. On his screen is an image of Nikki without clothing. Looks like Hiro's pal has been checking out Nikki's stripper site on the company dime.
Speaking of Nikki, she's having a conference with the headmaster of Micah's school. Michah's sitting outside, reading a comic called "9th Wonders" and on the cover is the same blue stone monster that was on Hiro's screensaver. (See? Sometimes this shit's significant.) The headmaster is telling Nikki that Micah's very gifted, but that's not the problem. Nikki says his dad isn't around and that she works nights a lot and that Micah could probably use a stronger hand. The headmaster is an assmunch and says that the school isn't the right fit for Micah. What he's really saying is that Micah is half-black, Nikki's a whore, and the tuition ain't being paid on time, so, like, buh-bye! Nikki pleads Micah's case, but Assmunch just keeps saying "I'm sorry," even though he clearly isn't. Nikki then reveals that she wrote a check to the school for $25,000 in order to get her son into that snobfest, and that's on top of the tuition. Assmunch is all, oh, yeah, about those tuition checks? The last three bounced, babe. "Fine," she spits. "Take it out of the twenty-five grand I gave you!" He claims that was a donation. "Well, I want my money back," she says. "I want my money back NOW." He just sidesteps her and says it's already been spent. She doesn't give a damn. She wants it back. He starts to dismiss her, and she gets up and grabs his tie and very quietly, but still with a hint of violence, tells him she wants her money back. When she realizes she's not going to get it, she finally leaves and tells Micah they're getting out of there. As she passes an aquarium, she sees her reflection in it, only her reflection has a totally different expression on its face. Her reflection looks royally pissed off, actually. "Leave me alone!" she yells... at herself.