Isaac's Den of Iniquity. Simone is moving paintings around, one of which seems to be of Claire walking away from Nerdeo as we just witnessed in the previous scene. So... what? Isaac's visions capture exits from scenes? His talent isn't very exciting sometimes. Isaac enters and Simone tells him that he's late with his comic book work. He notices what she's been doing and accuses her of trying to take the paintings. She just says she was getting them ready for a gallery showing. With the money they earn, they can get him into rehab. He says he isn't going into rehab. Well, since Simone just dumped your stash of heroin down the toilet, I'd say rehab might be a good idea right about now, Isaac. He's worried that he won't be able to paint the future without it, and Simone's sick of listening to his shit. Tawny Cypress has the most amazing eyes, by the way. They kind of freak me out.
Isaac yells at her that every one of his paintings has come true. "Oh!" scoffs Simone. "And does that include this big one on the floor of New York going nuclear?" Isaac says it does; he doesn't know how or when, but he has to stop it. He takes her head in his hands and says he doesn't want to lose her. "But if you don't believe in me, then you shouldn't be here." She looks like she's on the verge of giving in, but finally, she just looks at him sadly. He backs away, realizing that she doesn't believe in him at all. "Fine," she says. "You believe you can paint the future? Paint one without me in it." She slinks off. Isaac's phone rings and he picks up. It's Hiro, hollering at him in Japanese. "Stop calling me here!" says Isaac. "You've got the wrong number!" He hangs up and we switch to Hiro, furiously redialing Isaac on his cell phone.
Ando wants to know who Hiro keeps calling and he says it's the author, but he keeps hanging up on him! Ando's like, uh duh, crazy man. Hiro stops suddenly and Ando bangs into him all Keystone Kop-like and Hiro says that this is the spot they need to be in to save the girl. He looks in the comic and we see them standing in that exact same spot and Hiro explains that a little girl steps out in front of a speeding train and they have to save her. "What schoolgirl?" asks Ando. Just then, about a billion little schoolgirls, all dressed alike, invade the square. Hiro notices that the girl in the book has a red bow, so they split up to look for a girl with a red bow.