Sylar's scarfing down food as the Petrellis are trapped in their chairs. Sylar wonders if his hunger is some sort of existential soul thing, and Peter wonders, "You have a soul?" Sylar, with his mouth full, wonders if that's the best Peter has. Then Sylar tells Angela she's raised the evil incarnate bar to an entirely new level, and thanks her for giving him something to strive for. He kisses her on the lips as Peter struggles against being trapped. Sylar says he's not a religious man, but he believes in blood. "Time to carve the turkey." He starts to slice open Mama Petrelli's head. I love that he called her a turkey in that way. As he starts to slice, though, Nathan fights back from within Sylar. Sylar yells that Nathan's dead, but Angela says his spirit is alive and fighting for his family. Sylar fights with himself and his face morphs and morphs and he ends up Nathan. Who looks at his mother and asks, "What have you done to me?" He flees. Peter tries to follow, but Nathan's already broken through the barred window and flown away. But Peter should have all of his powers, right? Since he touched him last week? That's how it works, based on the show's internal logic, right? Commercials, including the latest Slow Burn. Edgar sends Lydia a text on her Sprint phone apologizing for leaving, but telling her to keep fighting. Amanda tells her mom she's sorry about Edgar, but Lydia says Edgar's too fast for Samuel. Amanda wonders why Edgar would do that, and Lydia says it's complicated, but she doesn't have time to explain right now; she needs to get Amanda out of here. Samuel interrupts and asks Amanda to excuse them so he and her mother can have a talk. The women look at him in shock.
HRG's Thanksgiving of Awkward is wrapping up, as Doug's apologizing for fainting. Claire and Gretchen discuss Gretchen's new roommate. She's dull, and no one's tried to kill her for days and she's a slob. Claire offers her her old room back, and Gretchen accepts, since Claire's the only person who's made sense out of everyone she's met at college. In the kitchen, HRG asks Lauren about Christmas, but she suggests a movie instead; she wonders if she should give him her number, or if he's going to stalk her in the produce aisle. He says, "Uh, canned goods, I think it was." She gives him her number, and I start to like this coupling in spite of myself (although, more Sandra is always a good thing). Lauren tells the girls goodbye and leaves. Doug, Sandra and the dogs are right behind her. Claire apologizes to Sandra about Doug, and she says it's okay; she told him he ate a peanut. She says, "He's not the sharpest tack, but he's a good man." Which she clearly prefers over the brilliant but unreliable killer she used to be married to. Gretchen goes to wait in the car as Claire and her dad have a heart-to-heart. He apologizes, but tells her he wants her to take her time and think about her choices, because she does have them. She says he's right and that she's going back to school; classes start Monday. They hug and say they love each other. She thanks him for inviting Gretchen, saying it wasn't overreaching, but the perfect dad thing to do. He says next Thanksgiving is at her place, and she agrees. But doesn't she live in a dorm? That could get crowded, not to mention the fact that they don't have kitchens.