Out front, she's not there, but Samuel is. He tells Hiro he's done something very bad. He's taken Charlie. He had to. He says he took her to the carnival. Hiro cries and wonders why. Samuel says it's all been about getting to Hiro. Samuel tells Hiro he'll have to dig deep and take control and take them to the present if he wants to see her again. Hiro angrily pushes Samuel up against a building, and then they're in the carnival. Samuel congratulates him on gaining control back. As opposed to when he kept freezing time and when he sent Sylar to the alley earlier, right? Hiro asks where Charlie is, but Samuel says she's not exactly here. Hiro looks around at all of the freaks from the carnival, who are circled around watching. Hiro asks where Charlie is, but no one says anything. They all just look at him as if he's the crazy one. Maybe they should take a look in all those funhouse mirrors.
Hiro goes into a trailer and finds Arnold dead. Samuel explains he was a time traveler just like Hiro, and he had a tumor, too, because his body couldn't stand the strain. Samuel says the last thing he asked of Arnold was to trap Charlie somewhere in time, which killed him. Hiro calls Samuel a murderer, and he says, "Yeah." Hiro asks where Charlie is, but Samuel won't tell him because then he'd have nothing to keep him here. He says Hiro has too much honor. (Is that even a problem? Too much honor?) Samuel says he respects him, but he had to do something to get him to work for him, to fix his past. Hiro wonders why him, since he already had a time traveler. Samuel says that if anyone here found out about his transgressions, all the good work he's done would unravel. Hiro says Samuel's not butterfly man; he's evil butterfly man. Samuel throws Charlie's nametag at Hiro, and says he's the only one who knows where she is, and he can save her, but only if he'll do exactly as Samuel asks him to do. He says he has his own butterflies that need crushing.