Although it's late in California, it's still daytime in Mexico. I hope the show isn't trying to tell us the country is really that far behind. The twins and their party have stopped off at a roadside market to pee, pick up some necessities, and take in the local color (like goats grazing from the pavement). Derek picks up the heavy half-brick holding down the proprietor's stack of Spanish-language newspapers, and seems pretty alarmed by what's on the front page: the word "HOMICIDIO" in 1000-point font and line drawings of his two original passengers. Derek calls "Gabriel" over to look at the paper, and quietly freaks over the fact that he's had two killers riding with him for two days. The watch inside Sylar's head starts ticking and he says, "Golly, they seem so..." Heh. Derek says they have to ditch them. Sylar listens to the ticking some more, and seems to agree to Derek's plan. He tells Derek to go inside and call the police while he, Sylar, distracts the twins. Sylar watches the back of Derek's retreating head, and replaces the newspaper on the stack. But that brick fragment? Not so much.
Meanwhile, in the car, Maya and Alejandro wonder what's taking the gringos so long. And then Sylar pops into the driver's seat to urgently confront them with their newspaper cover. Alejandro tells Maya to lie, but she spills the truth, saying they didn't mean to hurt anyone. Sylar advises her to tell it to the police, whom he says Derek is calling right now. Maya starts freaking out, as she does, and Sylar gasps like he's been tear-gassed. Both his and Maya's eyes are going black. Alejandro does his thing, calming Maya down and absorbing the ebon optics until Maya cries a clear tear. Sylar realizes, "You both have power." He realizes that's why they want to find Dr. Suresh. He says he understands their predicament: "Being held responsible for things that you didn't mean to do. Being hunted." He promises that Dr. Suresh will know what to do. Maya asks about the police. "They have to catch us first," Sylar smirks, holding up Derek's keys and driving them out of there to the sound of a ticking watch. And what a shame it is that he lost his ability to brain-eat other people's powers before he met these two.