Claire's new high school, where one of the cheerleaders is trying to draft her for the squad. Only if they change the school colors to red and white. Claire in that Dillon Panthers blue would just look weird. Claire puts her off for now, but accepts the parental release form in case she changes her mind, even though she currently has no plans to do any such thing. Don't worry, that release form will go off in the final act.
Next in Claire's face is West, who's all thrilled about how well they connected the day before. You know, not like anyone cares what I think, but I say it would have been a lot more awesome if we hadn't known West could fly until he swooped her into the air. That would have been a great reveal. Even better than the Hero reveal we get this week, for sure. Claire's like, "Yeah, about that. We're done." West thinks something else is going on, despite Claire's assurances that she likes him. "You think I was abducted by aliens, right?" West says, pointing to the mark on his neck. "I told you, it was a guy with horn-rimmed glasses." "It's my dad," Claire blurts, and then covers that by saying he's just really overprotective. West offers to talk to her dad. Already did! Not that Claire can say that. West makes her a deal -- he'll back off tomorrow, but tonight, he'll take her wherever she wants to go. Claire agrees, and West dashes off, looking like he could fly now if he couldn't before.
Nathan's at the hospital to see Mama Petrelli. He has indeed shaved the beard, and I don't know why he put it off -- that jaw of his looks like he could shave it with four strokes from a meat cleaver. He still needs a haircut, though. He confronts Matt over questioning his mother under the circumstances, and Matt says that Mama Petrelli couldn't wait to confess, but Matt knows she's innocent. When Nathan asks how, Matt pulls him aside and quietly says, "Same way I know that you can fly." Nathan doesn't bother denying it, but he has new respect for Matt, and asks if he's reading his mind now. "No. Yes. Sorry," Matt says. Heh. Matt's point is that he wants to find out the truth, because he's got a nightmare-racked girl at home and he thinks it's all connected somehow with Mama Petrelli and the murder case. Yeah, he has no idea. Matt shows Nathan the evidence-bagged photos of Mama Petrelli and Kaito Nakamura with the S symbol lipsticked over their faces. Nathan recognizes the photograph, and an alliance is born; he agrees to help Matt find the truth. Nathan asks for five minutes alone with his mom first, and Matt reluctantly agrees.