He wakes up right away, but he's no longer in HRG's apartment, but at the Burnt Toast Diner. He looks around and sees Adam (whose appearance raises this episode's letter grade a full letter on looks alone), who greets him casually: "Hello, carp." Hiro points out Adam's dead and then wonders if he's dead. Adam says that's for the judge to decide. And the judge? Hiro's dead father. The trial is the world vs. Hiro, who has been accused of breaking the heroes' code by willfully altering the timeline for personal gain. If convicted, the penalty is death. Commercials. I hate Bing's vampire commercial, and if it makes all the tweens in the world decide to use Bing, well ... then they deserve a search engine like Bing.
College. Claire apparently wasn't lying about her study group, because she shows up in an empty classroom and asks if it's the review session. Sylar's at the blackboard with his back to her, but he turns around and says it's a study group. He flips the blackboard over, and it's covered in "Why Claire Bennet," which is weird considering he was with Gretchen when Claire left for here. But he had time to find out where Claire would be, go there, and write all over the blackboard like an obsessive stalker (which ... well, that part is at least accurate). He asks if she's ready to brainstorm, and she asks what the hell he's doing here. He came to learn, of course. What else would one do at college?
Carnival. Samuel's shaving, which is weirdly intercut with Vanessa waking up in the trailer and seeing a flowery dress. She puts her own jacket back on and comes out to find him shaving. He tells her the dress is a gift. Vanessa: "A gift? You kidnapped me." Not to mention bringing her to this place that you won't even tell her where it is. He smiles, and says this reminds him of when they were kids and he broke her record player. She says she remembers it too, and he's glad because he still wants to show her something, but first: breakfast. She says it always starts like this, but then breakfast turns into lunch, lunch into dinner, dinner into drinks, and then... He says he fixed her record player, with tape and good intentions, so she agrees to have something to eat, but then he has to take her home. He says fine. I'm still wondering why their "dates," or whatever you call it when your stalker shows up, always start with breakfast.