Carnival. Sylar's digging through Samuel's stuff looking for ink, but Samuel says he destroyed the last batch by throwing Doyle at him. Sylar tells him to make more. Samuel asks if Sylar wants a tattoo to tell him where to go next, but he says Sylar's already here. Samuel says he knows why Sylar can't kill, since Lydia told him everything. Sylar breathe-talks, "I doubt she told you everything." Oh, about the impotence? I think she told him that, Sylar. They probably had a good laugh. Oh, wait, he means the Lydia wanting to kill Samuel bit. Yeah, she probably didn't share that. They both look at Lydia, and Samuel says Sylar thinks people are lying, manipulative bastards so he thinks Samuel wants to con him. But he says Sylar's alone and needs a friend. Sylar cheesily asks, "Even though I tried to kill you?" Samuel, even more cheesily: "Especially because you tried to kill me." He goes on that we all need people to care for us, blah, blah, blah, platitudes. When did this show become Smallville and Samuel become Bo? (At this point, that might actually be an increase in quality.) Sylar finds the folded-up picture of Ellen Tigh and asks who she is. Samuel says it's Vanessa, the love of his life. He would move mountains for her (literally) if she'd ask him. Sylar says he hasn't seen her around, and Samuel says she's not. She's out there because he's afraid she'll reject him for who he is, for what he's done. He says that's how Sylar feels too, like no one could love him. Sylar tells him to stop pretending he knows who he is. Samuel says he knows Hiro told him he's going to die alone, and it's haunting him (so, just like them going back and changing things so that Sylar's never had to cut open a head, we also are supposed to believe that this Sylar who did everything over the course of this series was told that by Hiro before that and it's haunted him. But he's only now, in this moment, impotent (of the brain).) He says he knows him, because he is him: Not a good guy, but not all bad either. And he has found love and forgiveness and acceptance here, and Sylar can too. Sylar says that's fine, if that's what the tattoo shows him. He asks Samuel if he's afraid he'll see something else, but Samuel says he's a carnie, and lives for games of chance. Samuel takes some dirt and a clay pot and apparently is going to make ink out of it.
Episode Report CardDeAnn Welker: C | 1387 USERS: C+
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