Claire and Nathan are hiding out in Mexico, and after Nathan passes out while trying to drink some frat boys under the table for money, Claire takes up where he left off, and her healing power enables her to drop the frats and take their cash. Afterward, Nathan apologizes to Claire for how horrible he's been to her, and tells her he gave her the free pass to win her over. He promises that he's going to try to fix the mess he's made, for Peter and Angela and her, but in the sober light of day, he confesses he has no allies and everything's way beyond his control. Claire is devastated at how lame her bio-dad is, but he gets it together in time to win her back before the episode ends.
Peter tells Angela he only saved her because he wants to know what's going on, and Angela tells him she brought him to the church at which she and Arthur got married to find the answers they both seek. She confesses that she hasn't been able to dream for a while, and it's all her fault, because of what she did to their family. She apologizes to Peter for basically everything she ever did to him, and after Peter informs God that he's pissed at him and everyone else for the mess they're all in, agents invade the church, so Peter and Angela duck into the confessionals to hide. Therein, Angela tells Peter when she was his age, her power manifested and she saw visions of a horrible future. She tried to warn people, but they treated her as a Cassandra, so she turned to lies and betrayal to get her message across. Bennet then finds them, but doesn't let on to the other agents, and after they're gone, Angela succeeds in having a dream, and she says that after they collect Nathan and Claire, they need to visit her sister. Casting director, don't let me down.
In Arlington, Virginia, Danko and Bennet are on a scene where some agents were mysteriously slaughtered, but things become clearer when Danko gets into his car and finds Sylar waiting for him. Sylar basically wants to suck Danko's dick, but since they can't say that on TV, he instead offers to find the guy that killed his men. Although Danko is wary of trusting Sylar initially, Sylar eventually tells him that the guy the murdered agents went after is a shapeshifter. Danko uses his knowledge of Sylar to get the drop on him, but instead of shooting him, he allows Sylar to talk him into accepting his help to find all the other Heroes, starting with the shapeshifter, whom they track down in a strip club -- in Danko's form, and despite my annoyance with any subplot involving Sylar, that was pretty cool. Danko ends up giving the shapeshifter to Sylar so he can steal his power, and if these two want to get married, I have no objection as long as they move somewhere far away to live in wedded bliss. Also, the shapeshifter was in Sylar's form when he died, so Danko uses the corpse to convince Bennet that Sylar is dead so the two of them can have sex on a bunch of Heroes' graves, or something. I only wish I could share Bennet's ignorance of the truth, because that would truly be bliss.
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We open in Patzcuaro, Mexico (a good place to hide out, actually, so nice touch), to which Nathan and Claire have apparently fled. They check into a motel, and after some hijinx in which Nathan speaks Spanish to the clerk while Claire tries English and then the guy assumes Nathan's there to bang his underage daughter, the two of them head to their room. On the way, Nathan tells Claire that while his exposure meant the end of her free pass, "Danko's reach doesn't extend south of the border." Well, given that Nathan's well aware Danko plucked Hiro right out of Japan, I'm not sure what he's basing that statement on, but it's not like the show really wants us to remember anything it didn't put in the previouslies. He promises to "make some calls" and "put some things in motion," and I think he's continuing to be delusional, unless his idea of putting things in motion is getting a bad case of Montezuma's Revenge. Once they check out the room, Nathan suggests they head to a nearby cantina, but Claire points out that they just spent all the money they had on the room, and decides to go for a walk. Nathan absently suggests they stick together for her safety, but Claire basically ignores him and leaves. Dude, she's a blonde chick wandering the streets of a Mexican village alone. Maybe exert a little more parental authority here, because Bennet will slap you silly when he finds out about this if you don't.
Peter and Angela touch down in an alley in New York somewhere, and Angela refers to him as her "guardian angel" and tells him he's a good son. He retorts that he only saved her because he figured she had some valuable information, but she says that's not the case -- in fact, she's looking for answers herself, which is why she had him bring her to their current location. Rain starts pouring down as she goes on, "This is where it's supposed to be," and we see they're standing in front of a large church. She starts heading for the door, and Peter follows, probably prepared to catch his mother in case the place repels her with an electric shock or something.
In Arlington, Virginia, some agents are lying dead in a house somewhere, and Bennet and Danko have arrived to find out what the hell happened. The agent who was left to guard the entrance explains that his three cronies entered the place to try to take a presumed Hero, and the next thing he knew, he heard three gunshots, and then he rushed in and found the men as they now are. He then vomits from the ordeal, and Danko orders him back to HQ to get cleaned up. The guy leaves, and Bennet informs Danko that they each took a bullet in the back with no signs of a struggle. Danko tells us their intended target was a male geometry teacher in his early 30s, but he doesn't know what his ability is, only that his DNA was in the national database and set off a red flag. Bennet all but wags his finger at Danko in disapproval, but he's not worried about encroaching on people's civil liberties, as Danko speculates -- he just thinks it's prohibitively dangerous to send in a team without knowing what they're up against. Danko shuts Bennet up merely by mentioning Nathan's name, but he seems kind of out of sorts, almost like a junkie who needs a fix, to be honest...