Okay... what? When did Jessica and Linderman get so damn chummy? She stole two million from him, then she killed his men, then she killed some other men, then he got her out of prison, probably because she called him and said she'd be an assassin-for-hire for him, and now she's all, "Yay! Linderman called! I get to go a killin'!" I mean it's pretty clear that Jessica would kill her own mother if there were money in it, but unless this is all leading to her potentially killing Linderman himself, I don't get why she's so blithely carrying out his murderous tasks.
Vegas. Hiro and Ando are hiding out behind a dumpster. I'm going to tell you right now that I have absolutely NO patience for this storyline whatsoever. I'll refrain from being too rude about it in the recap, and I'll do my best to give you as much detail as possible here, but ninety percent of the time, I was so bored during these scenes that I actually caught myself SLEEPING during one of them. Want to know what happens to Hiro and Ando in their scenes? They go to Vegas, some carny bitch dupes them into stealing her bag, and then she kidnaps Ando and Hiro gets locked in a storeroom. That's it. THAT IS IT. And the sword? The sword that Hiro swears he needs to get his stupid powers back? STILL DON'T HAVE IT. Thaaaaaat's right. I appreciate pacing, and I think this show's done a damn fine job of it for the most part, but if we don't cut to the chase on Hiro's storyline soon, I'm going to grow terribly weary of the "oh-cute-o-san" crap that the writers and characters keep throwing my way. I mean it.
So, whatever, Ando and Hiro are trying to sneak into Linderman's hotel through the service entrance as Ando bitches and moans about them being back where they started from and being no closer to stopping the bomb from destroying New York. He thinks it's a lost cause, but Hiro refuses to give up. "More than anything, a hero must have hope," says Hiro. Ando's like, greaaaaat. How about you work on getting into Linderman's office, and I'll work on finding hope. At that precise moment, they both stumble upon a woman who's sitting on a counter, crying. She's wearing one of those hilarious "only in the Vegas that's in the movies or on TV" waitress outfits that looks like it was borrowed from a bar wench at Medieval Times.