In his office, Sylar-as-Nathan looks thoughtful as he reaches for his cup of coffee... which comes over to him, because the Sylar power is seeping out. He looks amazed, and tries to do it again. He can't, but he does shoot some electricity out of his hands. He's like: WTF?!
Claire enters her dorm room, where Annie's telling Bennet that Claire could be an above-average student if she would just apply herself. Claire greets her dad warmly, and he says he's sorry he's late: car troubles. Heh. Annie tells Claire she'll see her at the mixer tonight, where she heard they have Guitar Hero 3 (why 3, writers?), at which she totally excels and is looking forward to kicking Claire's ass. She leaves, and Bennet tries to talk about the math class with her, but she has bigger news about being recognized. He, too, suggests changing her name, but she doesn't want to be anyone but Claire Bennet, daughter of Noah Bennet. Wow, show, do you think those of us watching don't even know how these two are related without hammering it out in the screenplay? Claire says she sort of told Annie the truth about his job, and she liked it. She wonders what if her way of reinvention is telling the truth. Bennet thinks maybe not the whole truth and tells her to be careful. They hug sweetly, but I'm not even touched. Is it possible I don't even love sweet, paternal HRG anymore?
Carnival. Wherever the hell it is. A girl walks slowly from one tent to another, and ends up with our friend T-Bag. She takes off the one slip of clothing she's wearing and reveals her tattooed back to him. He puts some ink on her back and asks her to show him who he is. He watches as Danko's face slowly emerges on her back. The lady tells T-Bag Danko's name, as Ray Park walks in. He greets T-Bag as Samuel, and wonders what he wants. Samuel wants a favor from Edgar, which Edgar seems to know means killing someone. Edgar doesn't want to do it, because he really wants that redemption Samuel talked about. Samuel says he left out the part about vengeance, which is where Danko comes in. Edgar says they only kill when they have to, so Samuel says "A line has been crossed; they crossed it, not us." He wants Edgar to go kill Danko and get the compass back, like Joseph would have wanted. What?! Didn't Samuel put the compass in the grave with Joseph? Is Joseph's power to send something from the afterlife to a place where he will then tell someone who has tattoo-reading power? That's some power, huh? So useful. Anyway, Samuel takes his stabby ink pen and stabs Edgar with it, which sends an ink blot up Edgar's arm until it forms a hand around his neck and chokes him. So, Samuel's power is moving dirt and controlling ink? Anyway, Edgar's obviously going to do as he's told in order to avoid death by ink. Which I had never thought of as a possibility before. Samuel says he's sorry and promises not to ask him again after this one. Somehow I don't trust him.