Peter cries, and it's totally heartbreaking. He tells Nathan he can't do this without him, and Nathan says he can do anything. Peter continues crying, as Nathan smiles and tells him he loves him. Peter's losing him, so he manages an "Ah. I love you Nathan." And then he loses his grip, and Nathan falls. The show goes slow-mo here, and Nathan apparently gives up halfway down, because he transforms awesomely into Sylar on the way down. The effects are at least still good enough to do that. When Sylar lands, he gets up and walks away. Peter keeps on crying. It's very sad, very well-acted, but it means so much less than it could have if the show hadn't killed Nathan off already so many times. Anyway, commercials, including the latest Slow Burn, in which there's a funeral for someone who Amanda killed. Lydia says it's not her; it's this place and Samuel. But Amanda says this is the only place for her. They hug.
Back at the carnival, Claire's cleaning up Samuel post-fight as both Gretchen and Lydia watch. Claire asks him why he let that guy do that to him. Samuel says it's a choice he has to make to protect the well-being of the family. He says he could have defended himself, but that the path of least resistance is sometimes the best for the family. She says it's not right, but he says that's how it sometimes is, and that the two of them aren't that different. He says they're looking for ways to live their lives on their own terms. She says they've found this out here, but he says only if they lie, bow their heads, keep their mouths shut, let people punch them. He says he's been sold a bill of goods, how to be a second-class citizen, his whole life. It's weird that when he started this scene he had an Irish accent and now he doesn't. Why does he even need one? It distracts from the rest of this. Samuel tells Claire that she could help them figure out how to be something bigger, better. He tells her she's welcome to stay a few days and do some soul-searching before going back to school.