In a car outside Bennet's apartment, Claire tries to talk herself out of going to talk to her dad, but Gretchen tells her she needs to go tell him that "a superpowered serial killer shapeshifted into a coed and then made a pie chart of your life." Claire says it wasn't exactly a pie chart, but Gretchen doesn't care; she just wants Claire to tell her dad. Claire points out her dad didn't tell her when Sylar killed her bio dad, Nathan (who, by the way, hasn't done well since he left the show; apparently he's so depressed at not being in it that he's drinking and driving). But then she acknowledges she should probably get over it already, since they were in a good place before all this. Actually, they were in a good place after all this since the death and deception happened all the way back at the end of last season, and their relationship was good between then and now. They hold hands, and Gretchen offers to go with her, but Claire thinks she should deal with it alone. Gretchen gets a weird blank look and says, "Yeah. Good luck," and sends Claire on her way. I still can't tell if Gretchen has ulterior motives, but I think there's something fishy there.
Upstairs, Claire knocks and Lauren answers the door. It's very awkward, though I'm unsure why. Claire peruses her dad's wall of weird and asks where he is. Lauren says he just stepped out for a moment. Claire says she brought him coffee to try to talk things over with him, then she asks, "I'm sorry. Why are you here exactly?" Lauren starts to explain their relationship, but Claire says that isn't what she means; she's talking about the Primatech files and carnival maps all over the place, which is all stuff Noah said he was done with. Lauren says she's just helping a friend, but Claire says friends do dinners and movies (or, in her case, becoming lesbians and making out). She tells Lauren to tell HRG that he needs to stop what he's doing here, but Lauren says it's not that simple and tells Claire about the sinkhole. They know it was Samuel. Claire asks if Samuel can even do that, and Lauren tells her how he gains more power the more "specials" he's around. I don't think they like to be called that; "special" implies something different than "hero." Lauren tells Claire that her dad will be back in a minute, but Claire says she actually has class and they seem to have this under control, so she leaves. Like the really stupid idiot she is. Because talking to Noah about this before he heads to the carnival makes much more sense than trying to talk to Samuel. I would think she'd use her influence in the relationship that she has had for more than a minute rather than trying to influence the creep she barely knows. Lauren tries to stop her, but with no luck.