Claire hurries to the cafeteria and finds Gretchen on a couch with flash cards. She hugs her and asks her if she's okay. Gretchen says some guy stole her backpack, but she's fine. She asks why Claire's acting so weird, and Claire says she's just happy Gretchen's here and she's sorry about this morning. Gretchen says it's fine: "You know me! Impulsive Gretchen wants to hold hands so she does it." Claire knows, and loves that about her and wants to be more like it instead of being "beholden" (which is a weird word that I don't think Claire would use, and Hayden Panettiere's delivery makes me think she agrees with me) to any label or definition of who she's supposed to be. She wants to hold Gretchen's hand, so she does. Gretchen says people are going to start to talk, and Claire says that's fine, and she herself could use some talking if Gretchen still has a sympathetic ear. Gretchen, in fact, has two. They walk off holding hands as Sylar watches. Poor Sylar. Always the matchmaker, never in a match. Or something.
Episode Report CardDeAnn Welker: C- | 781 USERS: C+
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