"They wanted to see how much wattage you could discharge," says Bennet. "Enough to power a flash light? Street lamp? An entire city block? During testing, you'd pass out from the strain. We'd all want to call it a day, but daddy said 'No, my girl's tougher than that.' You were seven." Bennet's point hits home with Elle, and she starts to cry. Bennet says that the hardest thing a parent ever does, is to have to see their child in pain. That's not even grammatically correct, but I get where he's going with it. Tobby suddenly appears and asks her what she's doing there. She looks at Bennet, then says she's leaving and goes. "Noah, we have a problem." "I'm not part of your 'we', remember?" Hee. "This is about Claire," says Tobby. "She's becoming difficult." Bennet smiles, almost proudly. "Is she?" Heh. Tobby needs to know if Claire has access to any hard evidence that could leave The Company exposed. Bennet smiles cryptically and bounces his ball. "That's unfortunate," says Tobby. "Because now we're going to have to take measures to keep your daughter quiet." He walks out.
New Orleans. Niki's frantically pacing the kitchen, and at first I thought she was doing so because she was waiting on Mohinder. I totally forgot about the entire "Monica gets kidnapped" subplot. Clearly, it made an impression on me. Micah runs in, and Niki does her "where the fuck have you been" mom mantra, but Micah just tells her about the whole bloody medal-rescue story. She goes to call the police, but Micah grabs the phone and says they have to rescue Monica themselves. "With your super strength--" Niki cuts him off. "Micah, I don't have my strength anymore." She explains about the virus and what it does, but she makes sure to quickly say that Mohinder's on his way with a cure. I wouldn't count on that, sweetheart. Mohinder's busy wondering what Sylar looks like wet and shirtless, he doesn't have TIME to think about you and your little cure. Micah's glad to hear about the cure, but right now, he has to go save Monica, so all Niki needs to do is drive.
Oh, it's time for like the best sequence of the season so far. We're in a basement hallway, and a guard comes flying out from the right and slaps into a wall. Another follows with a "WHAP!" Peter and Adam calmly round the corner as another guard comes toward them. He flips in mid-air, courtesy of Peter's TK, as Adam takes on another guard with his sword. Guards are flopping left and right as Peter and Adam barely pause. They walk up through the hallway, and I notice that both Anders and Ventimiglia are bow-legged. As if I didn't already love them BEFORE. Bow-legged guys are HOT. Trust me on this.