She runs off, and Replicator Eli comes up and tells him that "the government lady" got away. Samuel says it's not worth it to go find her. Then he says he's going to give Claire some time to think about his offer. She keeps running until she gets to the souvenir trailer. He tells her he wants to explain what she saw, but she wants to talk about it later. She starts to untie him, but the trailer starts shaking. They wonder what it is, but we see Samuel's moving the Earth under it and eventually buries it underground. He tells Eli he's ready to go now, and Eli thinks New York will be fun. Samuel tells him he'll have to join later because he has some loose ends to attend to. Then he says that Lydia spoke of some people who want to interfere with the plans, so he needs Eli to stop them permanently. I think he must have been asking her who would stop them when Lydia showed the tattoos of Claire, Peter, and Sylar in the premiere. That's the only explanation I can come up with for Lydia having told him about anyone who wants to stop them. They both leave without discussing who it is, even though neither of them is a mind reader. I guess they'll use their Sprint phones or something.
Nighttime in the Ambiguously Gay nightmare. Sylar's sitting alone, staring at the brick wall when Peter gives him a package and says, "Happy birthday." Sylar: "It's not my birthday." Peter: "Yeah, I know." But he gives him a new copy of The Pillars of the Earth because he wore out his other copy. I'd like to think the book is somehow symbolic, but it's more likely a shout-out to the director of the upcoming movie version, since he's also directed Heroes episodes. Peter tells Sylar he appreciates him being patient with him and keeping him sane. Sylar jiltedly says, "That's very kind of you, Peter. Thank you." Peter picks up his sledgehammer to start hammering, but Sylar says, "Wanna know something weird? Every time you pick up that thing, I think you're going to hit me with it, really hard." Peter laughs and says that is weird, "because every time I pick it up, I feel like I'm going to hit you with it, too. Really hard." Sylar asks why, and Peter says because Sylar is who he is. He wishes he could accept his apologies, but forgiving Sylar is not doing right by Nathan. Sylar asks if Peter's afraid he'll lose Nathan forever if he lets go of his anger. Peter nods. He says he feels the anger slipping away sometimes, but then he looks at Sylar, sees him killing Nathan. He took his brother away from him. Sylar looks sad and walks up to Peter, who's hammering now. He tells Peter they've been here for who knows how many years, and he's changed, repented, and is never going to hurt anyone again. And all this time, Peter was afraid to let him out? Peter just keeps hammering, and Sylar yells, "Peter!" Peter stops and Sylar tells him he's not that guy anymore. Peter says he knows he's not, and he hammers again and a piece of the wall breaks. They hammer together as they break through it. Here's what I don't get: If Peter didn't want to let Sylar out because he was afraid, why did he tell him when he figured out breaking down the wall was the way? I guess because it was his subconscious that didn't want to let him out.