Dorm room. Claire puts her hair in a ponytail as she tells Gretchen that her dad's going to the carnival to take down Samuel, which cannot end well. Gretchen suggests Claire go to class for once and that HRG was right about the carnival and she never should have gone there. Claire agrees Samuel's bad but the rest of the carnival is all family and children, who just want to live their lives being open about their abilities. She says they don't know they're giving Samuel their power, but Gretchen says she can't be sure about that. Claire asks to borrow Gretchen's car (what happened to Claire's car?) and she says no, and asks her to come to class with her. Claire takes Gretchen's car, and Gretchen just tells her to bring it back full and shakes her head.
HRG's apartment. He's trying to call Claire, and tells Lauren she never should have let her leave without talking to him. Lauren asks if she was supposed to drag her by her hair and lock her in his closet (yes, please; that would be infinitely more interesting than most of this season). Lauren asks what they do, and HRG says they have to go, because they can't wait around and see what Samuel does next. Lauren agrees, but thinks HRG's too emotional. She says Samuel's a threat, and not just to Claire. Noah says he can handle this; she doesn't have to worry about him. But she says that's not an option anymore. Awwww. He smiles, and says, "Let's go."
Carnival. Claire's already there. She finds Lydia, and tells her they need to talk, but instead of talking, Claire holds up her hands and Lydia grabs them and feels what Claire's thinking. But Lydia is obviously as dumb as Claire because she says it out loud: "Your father is coming for Samuel?" Defeats the purpose of not talking, doesn't it? Claire says she came ahead because she's seen things like this go wrong before and she doesn't want her dad or anyone else to get hurt. She says there's not a lot of time, and then the camera pans away from them to Eli the Replicator, who's listening. Back with Claire and Lydia, Claire's laid out a plan off-screen and Lydia says Samuel will never go for it; he'll never turn himself in. She says he's not listening to her anyway, so she's going to get Amanda. Samuel interrupts and asks if it's come to her running away, though he can't say he blames her after what he did to that town, all those people. He acts apologetic to Claire, saying he wishes he could take it all back, like so many other things. Then he talks about watching trapeze as a kid and thinking they had powers, but they didn't: It was just gravity. He's come to realize gravity's different things to people, and Joseph used to be his. Which is why he's losing his way, and his family's afraid of him. Claire tells Samuel to take responsibility and turn himself in to her father; she promises he won't hurt him if he gives himself up. Lydia pleads with him to listen.