Diner Court. Kaito asks Ando to call his first witness, and he rifles through papers until Kaito asks him again. Ando calls Hiro, who asks if he hasn't ever seen Law & Order, since that always backfires. But he calls him anyway. He asks Hiro how long he's known the defendant and Hiro replies, "Seriously?" Then, "All my life." Ando asks what the driving force of his life has been, and Hiro says only to be a noble hero, not to be a celebrity or get rich, but to use his powers for good. Ando asks how that has worked out, and Hiro says, "I saved the world. Twice." Ando asks if he's broken the code, even to save his murdered father, and Hiro says he didn't. Ando asks what changed, and Hiro says he was weak and desperate, so he found himself a victim of Samuel's con. Hiro: "And I found myself leaping from life to life, striving to put right what once went wrong." Adam: "Objection, your honor. He's reciting the opening to Quantum Leap." Close enough. Kaito asks Hiro to wrap it up. Hiro says he made mistakes, but it was always to make the world a better place, for family, friendship, and love. And if that makes him guilty, then he supposes he is. Kaito says "So be it. Guilty." as we cut back to the hospital, where his heart's stopped and medical types try to revive him. Ando watches from the viewing room, and tells him to fight. Commercials, including Greg Grunberg reminding us to take our prescriptions. Seems a weird PSA, but I guess there are a lot of oldsters watching TV (although probably not this show), and maybe they'd forget? Thanks, Greg.
Back in the hospital, a constant high-pitched sound and a helpful nurse remind us Hiro has no pulse. Ando watches, distressed, as Hiro sits up. He's still in the hospital, but everyone from Diner Court is outside the doors of the operating room. He walks toward them, and bows to Ando. They separate as he walks through and down a white hall. Ando, Kaito, the jury, and finally Adam follow him as he walks toward the light. He turns back and tells his father he wants to change his plea to "guilty." If this is the end, he wants to go out with honor, doing the right thing, a hero. Kaito tells him to go, "my son," then gives him his sword and tells him to fight for his honor. They all leave except Adam, who has his own sword. They fight in the hall as doctors work on Hiro in the hospital. Ando pep-talks him, telling him to fight, that he can do whatever it takes, that he's Super-Hiro. In the hallway, Hiro and Adam fight and fight until Hiro finally stabs him right in the gut. He's satisfied with himself, then we see an image behind him. He turns and sees his mother. They have missed each other so much. She's proud of all he's learned (she must have missed his ramblings of the past few episodes). He tells her he's ready to go with her, but she says he's not going, because there are things more powerful than science, like destiny. She's here to heal him, not take him. She puts her hands on his head and apparently does so with a kiss on his forehead. Which ... whatever. She's dead. He's dreaming. But we are supposed to believe this would actually heal him? God, I hate this show sometimes. Hospital. His pulse returns, and Ando's excited about it.