Meanwhile, Peter's still trying to get the damn door off the safe. He's making all kinds of faces at it, to no avail. But, after several hundred sound effects and a cartload of bent metal, Peter finally pulls the thing off. Blood streams from his nose, the TK obviously having taken a lot out of him. He tells Adam to go get the virus, but before he can, Hiro shows up and says he must stop him. Adam just looks annoyed as he pulls his sword. Hiro flies at him, but Peter flings him against the wall, knocking him out. Adam tells Peter that Hiro will keep on trying to kill him unless he does something about it. He slips inside the safe as Peter looks down at the fallen Hiro. He reaches out his hand and TKs poor Hiro up the wall, squeezing as he goes. Hiro groans.
Just then, Matt appears and starts thinking at Peter to go after Adam and let Hiro go. He tries to push at Peter that Adam's using him. For a second, his power gets the better of Peter and he lets Hiro go. But he very quickly starts absorbing the power and fighting back against Parkman. They engage in a wordless battle over the innocence or lack thereof of Adam, until finally, Peter gets sick of thinking at him and just TKs him into the air and onto the floor. He shoves Parkman all the way down the hall and tells him out loud that he's on the wrong side. "What about me?" says Nathan, coming between them. "Am I on the wrong side too?" Peter can't believe that his brother's standing before him, looking all kinds of hot. In the area outside the safe, Hiro wakes up and realizes where he is and quickly teleports into the safe.
Inside, Adam's opened a case and is appearing to reach for something. Hiro appears and says that Adam was his friend. Adam turns and says that Hiro was more than a friend to him; he was a rudderless drunk until Hiro came along. "You taught me to be a hero." "Only to have you become a villain." Adam whips out his sword and, sadly, that is not a euphemism. "I learned that from you," he says as the camera reveals what Hiro cannot see: Adam already has the virus in his left hand.
Outside the safe, Nathan's trying to convince Peter that Adam's a bad guy. He tells Peter that he went to The Company and found out all about who Adam is and what he wanted. "Pete...he tried to release the virus." Peter just responds that Adam is the reason Nathan got healed. "You should be grateful." "He used me," Nathan whispers. Back inside, Adam's going on and on about wars and famine and bad things and how, 400 years later, nothing much has changed. "When God wasn't happy with what he created," he says, warming to his religious theme, "he made it rain for 40 days and 40 nights. He just washed it all away. And he had the right idea. Because when this virus is released, those of us who are left will be granted a second chance. And I'll be their hero." God. The old, "I want to be king of the world" villainous ploy? That's such a tired cliché!!!