Family of Heroes Homestead. D.L.'s pacing. Micah enters and his father demands to know where he's been. Micah says he was out walking around and D.L. orders him to sit the hell down. D.L. has a Come to Jesus moment with his son, saying that his mom's not coming home and he's having a hard time being a good father to him. He says he can't get a job, he can't pay the rent and his own father never taught him to be a decent father, but that's what he wants to be. So he and Micah have to pull together to make this work. Micah apologizes and says he promises to try harder. "Maybe this will help," he says. He opens his backpack and pours out hundreds of crisp twenty dollar bills. D.L's all, what in the HELL? "Where'd you get this from?" asks D.L. "You know how you and Mom have a secret?" says Micah. "Well, I have a secret too." Hee.
Non-Magic Bus. Hiro and Ando. Driving around. In a van. The van parks, and Hiro asks where they are. "Your secret headquarters?" Hee. Hiro demands to be let go. "That's up to the boss," says the henchman. He slides open the door and gets out, slamming it behind him. Ando wants to go home and tells Hiro to tell the boss whatever he wants to hear. Hiro tells his friend not to be afraid; he won't betray him, no matter what. Ando's expression is like, dude? Go ahead and betray me. Just get me the hell outta here. The van door is opened again and Hiro and Ando come face-to-face with their captor: Mr. Sulu. That's right. George Takei, people. George "Sulu" Takei!
"Father?" warbles Hiro. HiroPop just stares at his son. "GULP!" says Hiro's subtitle. Heeeee.
Back with Claire, she's dialing a number on her cell. It rings, and a woman on the other end picks up. Claire says that she's looking for someone related to Meredith Gordon. "Any chance you're related to her?" she asks. The woman on the other end asks who this is, and Claire gives her name and says she's calling from Odessa. "What is this about?" asks the woman. "And how do you know the name 'Meredith Gordon'?" "I think she was my mom," says Claire. "Is this some kind of joke?" asks the woman. Claire says it isn't, and the woman says that Meredith's daughter died in the fire. The screen splits as Claire says that's what she's trying to say -- she didn't die and she's looking for any information she can find on her mom. The woman on the other end, who's a dead ringer for Claire, says that Claire made the right call. "This is her," says Meredith Gordon. "Mom?" breathes Claire. Meredith puts a cigarette in her mouth and lights it. WITH HER FINGERS. Kick. Ass. "Yeah," says Claire's mother with a shaky smile.