Then we're with Nathan and his compatriots as he's telling a joke or something. Suddenly, Peter comes out of nowhere and punches him in the face. "You son of a bitch!" he shouts. Nate's bodyguards shove Peter up against a pole, but Nate tells them to let him go. "Easy there, Pete," says Nathan, touching his jaw. "That's our mother you're talking about." Heh. Peter yells at him that there was never any reporter on his story and Nate says there would have been eventually. "I had to take control of things before something happened--" Peter clocks him again. Hee! Go Peter! Nate just says "ow" and then asks Peter if he gets it. Peter gets it, all right: his brother is an asshole. He walks off into the rain. "Good man!" says Nate, giving him a thumbs-up. Heh. ... I'm sorry. Adrian Pasdar is awesome at playing ambitious pricks.
While Shankar sings across the soundtrack, we see Isaac in his studio, looking through his sketchbook. There are lots of drawings of Simone. Simone catches up with Peter in the rain and he explains that what Nathan said isn't true; he didn't try to kill himself. She says she knows. And then they kiss. And lo, it is very hot indeed. Isaac keeps leafing through his sketchbook and comes upon a picture of Peter and Simone kissing beneath a red umbrella in the rain. He looks over at his heroin gear. "This force, evolution," says Suresh, "is not sentimental." We see Claire's face, her eyes filmed over, her skin the color of ash. A coroner's glove-clad hand pulls what looks like a chicken foot out of Claire's skull. Suresh: "Like the earth itself, it knows only the hard facts of life's struggles with death." The corner drops the chicken-foot branch into a steel bowl. "All you can do is hope and trust," continues Suresh as the film disappears from Claire's eyes and her skin tone returns to normal. She gasps and starts coughing. "And when you've served its needs faithfully, there may still remain some glimmer... " Claire looks down at herself and sees that her chest has been completely flayed open and her ribs and internal organs are exposed. "... of the life you once knew." Claire looks over to her left and sees all the autopsy instruments and says, "Holy sh--"
Holy shit indeed.
Next on Heroes: Matt has to take his shirt off so Bad Glasses Man can perform some Inappropriate Touching on him, Claire takes revenge on Jock the Rapist, Mohinder and Peter meet, Niki and Nathan meet, and Hiro uses his good for the evils of gambling.