Mama Petrelli tells Sylar that she gave him up for adoption, and then sacrifices a girl with the power to see an object's history in order to feed him. She later explains that his ability gives him a hunger that he can't control, but they're going to fix it. Bennet comes back to the Company to aid them in their quest to recapture the Unit 5 prisoners, but Mama Petrelli tells him the Haitian is unavailable, and instead pairs him with an apparently newly-loyal-to-her Sylar, who dons a suit just like a good Company man. Meanwhile, Peter-in-Jesse is still with the Unit 5 villains, who rob a bank. Knox, however, has another agenda -- wait for the Company to show up and get revenge, a plan he's serious enough about to kill The German over. He also figures out that Peter-in-Jesse is an imposter, but when Bennet comes into the bank and Knox is ready to kill him, Peter finally taps into Jesse's power, which is basically like Ruckus from X-Men. (It's sucking in sound waves and yelling them back with tremendous force.) Before Peter can go too bazoo with the new power, though, Future Peter shows up, freezes the scene, and releases his present self from Jesse's body and pops him off to show him the future, leaving Bennet alone with Knox and the real Jesse, like, thanks, Future Peter. Luckily, Sylar saves him, which allows him to shoot Flint, and I wouldn't mind seeing these two paired up for a while. But while Knox escapes, Sylar gives in to his hunger and kills Jesse right in front of Bennet. Also, Bennet still wants to kill Sylar.
What else? Out at the Bennet house, Claire asks Meredith to teach her how to fight, so Meredith takes her into a sealed box and fireboards her to get her to admit that she wants revenge on Sylar. Thanks, Mom! After it's over, Meredith counsels Claire just to be a seventeen-year-old girl for a while, but while Claire says she will, her eyes tell a different story, and she steals some of her dad's files and heads out on a mission.
Matt is still in the stupid spirit walk, and learns that NeoIsaac has been painting images of Matt's life for years. He shows Matt an image of his new future, which Matt thinks he can stop from happening. Raise your hand if you care.
Tracy experiments with her power, and decides she has to try to track down Niki. She heads to New Orleans and finds her dead, and then runs into Micah, who is able to tell she's not Niki. Micah tells her about his family's powers, and uses his ability to retrieve the information that Tracy and Niki were born in the same hospital on the same day. She tracks down the attending doctor, who tells her that he "created" her.
Finally, in Berlin, Hiro and Ando track Daphne and her hair down, who says she already sold the first half of the formula. When their powers stop working, though, they realize the Haitian is responsible, and Hiro remembers him from their run-in in the future, so they keep an eye on him, and eventually manage to steal the second half of the formula. What they don't realize is that the Haitian was working on Mama Petrelli's behalf, so they cock everything up by letting Daphne get the second half instead. Needless to say, the Haitian is not pleased, and Hiro and Ando end up prisoners in Unit 5. Probably the best thing for the fate of the world.
We start off by replaying the final bit from last week, with Mama Petrelli saying how her sons have been such a disappointment. Normally I'd think this reiteration unnecessary, but it's a sentiment that does seem to bear repeating. Sylar's eyes go wide as she affirms that he's her son, and adds that she never should have given him up for adoption. "But now I'm going to take good care of you, just like a good mother." She's leaning in so close she looks like she's going to lick him, which is gross, certainly, but goes a long way toward explain where the Petrelli boys get their predisposition toward incestuous touching. Sylar breathes, "Mama," and Mama Petrelli gives a smile that's the scariest thing I've ever seen. I'd rather let Maury Parkman into my head than have to see that again. She caresses his face as she tells him he's always been right to think of himself as special. "And you need to be strong for what's to come." She steels herself for a moment -- nice touch -- before calling outside the room for a "Bridgette," and ordinarily I'd look up the spelling of her name but I hope you'll forgive me in this instance. I'm not the one who's going to be engraving her headstone, right? Anyway, Bridgette is a leggy brunette who actually gets a speaking line before Mama Petrelli tells us (she really doesn't have to tell Sylar, given what she's got planned) that Bridgette has the ability to touch an object and see its history -- everywhere it's been, and everyone who's ever touched it. I wonder if the ability extends to people too. If so, I'm kind of glad she's dying before she happens to bump into Andy Dick. Sylar asks what she's going to do to him, and by way of answering, Mama Petrelli rips the IV off his face, the same IV that's presumably pumping in drugs that are incapacitating him, and answers, "Feed you." Sylar's eyes dart to the left...
...and we cut to Mama Petrelli exiting. She at least has the good grace to stop for a moment when she hears Bridgette's almost inhuman screams, but that's still not as good as, you know, NOT SNUFFING HER. I'm hoping, at least, that she has a reason to want Sylar to have this particular power, but if that's the case it isn't explained this episode. Anyway, Mama Petrelli resumes her determined march...
...and then, we get an uncharacteristic title card with the episode title, accompanied by a characteristically intrusive Mohinder voiceover about discovering our natures and HEROES and VILLAINS that brings us to Tracy, who's sitting in her apartment, apparently contemplating The Greatest American Reporter's icy death. She reaches out to a rose on the table and freezes it, and one of the petals floats to the table and breaks. Cool, I'm glad they're not wasting a lot of time on Tracy figuring out how to use her power. Now if she'd just freeze half the cast, we'd be getting somewhere.