...whereupon Mohinder awakens back in Chandra's office. He still hasn't closed that dialogue box, of course. He gets up.
Back at the FBI, Ted is weaving a yarn. He was in Kansas a few months ago, having sold a bunch of dialysis machines to the university hospital: "The commission was enough for Karen and me to..." It seems from his wistful expression that he's about to say they were going to have a child, but instead of finishing that thought, he continues the story by saying he went to the hotel bar and tied one on: "There weren't many people there -- a couple from Wyoming, some professors, a student from Haiti." At Ted's mention of the student, Matt sits up a little straighter. Then Ted woke up in his car, two days later, in Tempe, Arizona, with minor but unexplained cuts and bruises. Matt is now quite involved, given all the parallels to his own experience. Ted started to notice some weird shit happening after that -- like, he'd buy his wife flowers and they'd wilt. Well, that's what cut flowers do, Ted, geez. Impatient at all the colour Ted is giving to his description of events, Matt breaks in testily to ask about Ted's health: "Were you sick? Do you have headaches?" He does, but his attention to his own health kind of took a back seat to his wife's RADIATION POISONING, Sensitivo. "I was killing her," Ted chokes out, anguished. "Are there any other bodies out there we don't know about?" brays Audrey. Matt glares at her, and Audrey sort of shrinks back into her chair: "I'm just saying." Hee. Matt tells Audrey, "This isn't his fault. He's just trying to figure this out." Audrey's like, "Excuse me, Deepak Chopra." Turning back to Ted, Matt says that the same thing happened to him: "I blacked out. I lost two days." Audrey whines that Matt should have told her about that, and Matt snaps, "I should have done a lot of things." He adds that, until this point, he hasn't told anyone, including his wife. To Ted, he explains that now he's hearing people's thoughts -- painful things that he should not be hearing. Ted asks what sorts of things. Gossipy much, Ted? "Things that could ruin lives," Matt replies grimly. "Things that could ruin marriages." Audrey looks like she's put together the puzzle pieces to form a picture of Janice The Dirty Cheating Cheater Who Cheats, but that's not so hard to do when said puzzle is one of those wooden jobs made for babies and only has, like, two pieces. Matt describes the Haitian "student," and Ted confirms that it was the same guy (...well, kind of -- "big," "bald," and "black" could describe both the Haitian guy we've seen, and Michael Jordan). Audrey's like, "Could you guys have group therapy some other time?" Ted theorizes that, given that the things he and Matt can do now aren't normal, perhaps they were "cut" or "injected": "Who knows what they did to us?" "Or how they changed us," adds Matt.