Claire's wide awake in her dorm room. She turns on a light and opens the window. She steps up onto the ledge, says, "Jump, push, fall" to herself and then jumps as our theme music starts up. She lands all broken and injured, but quickly bends her broken hand back into place and sits up. She sees she's on Annie's chalk outline, so she says, "Huh? I guess she did kill herself." Then she pushes her ribs back in and rolls her head around. When she looks up, she sees Gretchen looking down in shock. She waves, though, and Claire waves back.
Samuel tells Edgar he had him worried, and Edgar apologizes that the compass job was harder than he thought. He says he met an empath. Samuel seems impressed and wonders if he got a chance to talk to him. He didn't. But he doesn't explain that he sort of was in the middle of a knife fight with him. Edgar says that he heard from Lydia (tattooed lady) that Samuel found a time traveler to replace the old guy. Samuel doesn't like that word, because you can't replace family. Edgar ignores this and says, "The Chinese guy?" And Samuel says, "Japanese." Samuel says he put Hiro on a righteous path, but he'll come back. Edgar wonders what's next, and Samuel says, "We gather the rest." He puts his pen on Lydia's back and tattoos of Claire, Peter, and Sylar show up. Not sure what that means or why it's those three, but I guess we'll figure it out eventually. Or, you know, not. I'm not sure I like this Carnivale thing the show has going, but at least it's something different and not more X-Men copycatting, I guess.
DeAnn, a writer and editor in Portland, Oregon, loves carnivals but has yet to come across a carnie with superpowers. You can contact her at email@example.com.