Peter bargains with the Shamrock Boys to get his identity back, and the deal involves Peter helping the boys steal a shitload of money from an armored truck. He uses his TK and successfully saves them from capture, but then one of the boys decides he wants all the money for himself and shoots Peter to make his point. Fortunately, Peter's chest poops out the bullets and he survives to use some TK on the offender. As his reward for saving their money and their lives, Peter gets a Shamrock Boys tattoo and a kiss from Caitlin.
Maya and Alejandro spend far too much time running around from the police until finally they try and steal a car and get caught, and Alejandro goes to jail, and then Maya leaks that black shit from her eyes again and the guards go down and she rescues Alejandro and then he absorbs the black shit again, some more, and Maya cries and whines and all that and it's boring all over again. They manage to escape with the help of a stoner with a Nissan, though, so let's hope they get to America soon.
D.L. apparently died last season, because he's buried in a cemetery and Niki and Micah say their goodbyes to him so that they can run off. Niki leaves Micah with Uhura so that Niki can go and join The Company and get cured of her superpowers. Tobby the Company Elf tells her that he'll be happy to cure her but she has to do something for The Company first. We don't find out what that is yet.
Claire confronts West about her toe-clipping incident and tries to lie about it, saying she was just giving herself a pedicure. With some hedge clippers. West totally calls her on it and wins her over when he flies her up into the sky in the middle of broad fucking daylight because who cares about being captured for your superpowers when love is in the air?
Ando discovers a hidden compartment in the sword Hiro left behind, and it contains a bunch of scrolls that tell the story of Hiro and his Hero. Just in case we missed the last two episodes, the scrolls provide a full replay of the entire storyline so far. And once Kensei defeats the Ninety Angry Samurai and gets the girl, Hiro decides to leave to go back to his own time, only to change his mind and stick around for some reason.
And finally, everyone's favorite villain is back and boy is Sylar royally pissed off that his powers seem to have disappeared along with some of his internal organs, courtesy of the sword stab from Hiro. Candice rescued him from Kirby Plaza and put him back together, but since his powers are gone, Sylar's less than grateful to her. In the end, he decides to restore his powers by taking hers, but the brain buffet he partakes in doesn't work and he's still powerless. And trapped on an island around the corner from the Lostaways.
Previously on Heroes: Claire cut off her toe to see if she's related to a lizard; Mohinder found the Haitian Sensation in Haiti, of all places, and then cured him and sent him on his way to Mr. Bennet; West the SuperStalker continued his habit of creepily watching Claire through windows and witnessed the Great Toe Regeneration of 2007; Peter saved Sir Shamrock's little sister from a bunch of Irish thugs and learned his name in return; and Hiro discovered that Takezo Kensei is more than just a personal hero to him, he's actually a REAL Hero and seems to be able to come back to life after being shot through with a bunch of arrows.
We begin this episode in Ireland, where Peter is asking Sir Shamrock what he has to do to get his life back. Sir Shamrock says that Peter just has to do them a favor, and it seems to revolve around Celtic taking on AC Milan. One of the Shamrock Boys pipes up, "We're talkin' football, yeah? Soccer?" Peter just shoots him a glance. "I lost my memory; I'm not stupid." Heh. You're also not shirtless, Peter, so I'm not really paying attention to anything you say.
The grand plan that Sir Shamrock has come up with involves robbing an armored car of the takings from the local booking joint. All Sir Shamrock wants Peter to do is distract the guards so the gang can get them out of the way and get its hands on the money. Sir Shamrock declares that if Peter helps them get this money, he'll get the box with his identity, and everybody wins. That's when Peter overhears the other Shamrock Boy think, "Not everybody, Sideshow. That money is mine." Peter, stupidly not remembering that he can hear people's thoughts, immediately turns and accuses the guy of speaking all this out loud. Unfortunately, all this does is make everyone jump on Peter's ass. Sir Shamrock shows him a Celtic tattoo on his forearm that he calls his "family crest." He says that he trusts his "brothers" a hell of a lot more than he trusts Peter.
Somewhere in Mexico. The Black Goo Duo is still stumbling for the border. Alejandro wants Maya to stop and take a break, because she's a big hot mess and he's not sure she can make it any further. She doesn't want to stop because they're almost at the border. So Alejandro gets the bright fucking idea to steal a car. In broad daylight. Off a busy street corner. He breaks the window and, of course, there's a cop right near by, so he sees all this and immediately gives chase. They run off with him following. As I watched this with my fellow recappers at TWoP Towers, the responses varied from, "Oh for God's sake -- you already BROKE INTO THE CAR, why don't you steal it and DRIVE AWAY instead of running? You're not getting anywhere ON FOOT!" to, "Maybe now they'll RUN for the border instead of SHUFFLING. Christ on a cardboard cutout of Sister Mary Sunshine, GET TO AMERICA ALREADY."