Claire's calling her dad, pleading for him to pick up, when Samuel comes out of his trailer. She glares at him, and he just stares silently back, until Replicating Eli yells, "Samuel!" Then he tells everyone he found HRG on the hill with a gun. Claire asks him if he's okay, and he just tells her, through his pain that he didn't do it, he didn't shoot. Everyone shouts, "Murderer" and that Claire's one of them for bringing him here. Doyle makes Claire his puppet, and others start using their powers threateningly. Samuel stops them all and says, "We're better than this." (See? So stereotypical cult leader. I don't love a lot about this season, but I do love how well Robert Knepper portrays this character.) He tells his people to tie HRG up in the house of mirrors, and has Claire taken to his trailer. Doyle loosens his puppet grip as Replicating Elis carry her away. She fights and screams, "No! Dad! Dad!" As they drag her off. She still seems to think there's something redeeming enough in Samuel that she explains, "Samuel! He didn't do it!"
Back at Parkman's, he's still begging Sylar to let Janice go. Sylar says one cruel thought is all it takes with his powers, which make it so easy. Okay, maybe I do feel for him, because if all it takes is a cruel thought, I'd have killed a lot of people. Far more than Sylar. Maybe he really has the most amazing self-restraint in the history of the world. Parkman tells Sylar he doesn't have to use them like this, but Sylar says he does because his powers are him. He asks Matt how he compartmentalizes (did you ever think you'd hear Sylar ask about that?) and keeps the powers from overrunning the rest of his life. Parkman says he starts by accepting the fact that he's more than just his ability. He says they're people first, and asks Sylar to let Janice go. It seems to take some effort, but he does. Parkman says he'll try to do what Sylar wants, but he has to check on Janice first. Sylar says it's his last chance, and Parkman sneaks off with Janice. They whisper (whatever happened to Sylar's super hearing?) about how he's Sylar, and Janice tells Matt, "We have to bury him so that he cannot hurt anyone else." He says okay, and tells her to go away until he calls her.