Tokyo. A giant billboard of Ando and Hiro, then a smaller version in a room they're sitting in. They have apparently started a "Dial A Hero," but they haven't gotten any calls. Ando says no one understands the company, so it's not really working, but Hiro pulls out a bar graph to convince him otherwise. It's not clear if it convinces him because Ando glimpses a photo from their childhood, and tells Hiro what happened that day (WHEN HIRO WAS THERE, ANVIL SEEKERS): Ando spilled his drink on Hiro's sister, and that's the moment she started hating him. Man, what a priss. Why would he even care if she's that uptight? Hiro: "Women. What are you going to do?" Ando says he still loves Kimiko, but she thinks he's an idiot. Just then, she storms in and yells at them for spending all of this money on "Heroes for Hire" (don't worry: Hiro corrects her on the company name). [Good, becase that's a Marvel Comics lawsuit waiting to happen. - Zach] Kimiko thinks this has Ando's name written all over it, by which she means "inane" and "irresponsible." She storms out, with Hiro just saying "bar graph" to try to convince her. Ando's like, "See? She hates me." Yes, Ando, we see that. Thanks for that completely useless scene. Then the phone rings, and someone's looking for a hero, it seems, judging by the way Hiro's face lights up.
New York. Peter is in his ambulance, telling everyone over the radio that he and his partner are on something that's 12 blocks away. His partner says they won't get there with all the traffic, so Peter opts to "hoof it," telling his partner that there's always a shortcut. He goes all Spider-Man, running up walls and leaping onto fire escapes. When he arrives at the accident and finds a car on its side with a pregnant woman at the wheel, he rips the door off her car and says, "I'm here to save you." No one talks like that, show. Not even someone as pompous and whiney as Peter.