Back at the Carnival, Samuel tells Claire he's sorry to put her through that, but he hopes through this painful experience she can finally see the truth. She is still crying as she says, "Yeah. You were right, Samuel. My dad is a bad guy. I belong with you." She turns to him and adds a snotty, "You're my hero." She says that's what he wants to hear, right? Since that's what this is all about. She asks why he didn't show her the memory of her dad shooting Lydia. He says maybe HRG didn't pull the trigger, but does that negate all the times he has? He says Bennet lies to her, even her, his darling daughter, because he can't trust any of them. She asks if he actually thought that she would turn on him. She says he doesn't understand -- maybe because no one ever really loved him. She says he calls these people family, but they're not: They fear him. She asks for her dad, and says they're leaving. He says he's sorry, but she's too important to him. By the way, why hasn't Claire called her uncle Peter or something? Oh, right, he's in his dream coma. How about any other hero she knows then? And why is it taking Tracy so long to get here? He says Claire's especially important now that everything's going to change. She asks what's going on, and Samuel says he was talking to a new friend about how things are going to change, and she was so afraid. He wants to see that look again 1,000 times over, because it's time for their biggest show ever. No more hiding in the shadows; it's time to show themselves. He's bringing the whole show to New York City to show everyone how powerful they are. He says some lives will be lost, but they'll show everyone how powerful they are, just like they've always wanted. Claire says she's never wanted that. Samuel tells her this is her legacy, and she'll remind everyone what he's done long after he's gone (presumably because she'll live forever, but I don't get why she ages, then? I know she heals, but I didn't think that means she can't die of anything ever), which is why it's so important for her to be part of the family. She tells him he's desperate and small, and she'll never be part of his family. He tells her she sounds just like her father, but he had so hoped to convince her. Maybe in time she'll change her mind. She tells him not to hold his breath, and he says, "Right," then tells her that her father's back at the souvenir trailer.
Episode Report CardDeAnn Welker: C- | 947 USERS: B-
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