Soon enough, he hears a loud noise coming from outside, so he heads out into the street and starts his own version of the "Hello?" song Peter's been singing. He walks the empty streets and then Peter bangs some sort of pipe against the ground behind him. Sylar turns and breathes, "Peter? Is that really you?" They walk toward each other quickly, but instead of embracing, Peter just tells Sylar he's here to drag his sorry ass out of this place. Sylar says there's no getting out of here; he's tried for three years. Peter thinks that's crazy since it's been three hours since he got here. Sylar doesn't believe Peter's really here, and thinks it's all in his mind. Then he says what anyone would say to someone who isn't real: "I'm not going to let you do this to me" and "If you follow me, I'm going to kill you." He runs off, and Peter chases after him as the camera shoots the empty street from above, with them running down the center yellow line and "Chapter Seventeen" written above it with "The Wall" written below.
Peter chases him all the way to wherever it is Sylar decided to run. It looks like maybe the watch shop again, or maybe it's not a watch shop and is just his apartment with a lot of watches in it. He's wielding a hammer and tells Peter to get out of his head. Peter tells him to calm down, because he really is here to get Sylar out. Sylar asks why Peter keeps saying that, and Sylar explains that Parkman put Sylar in this dream. Sylar yells that it's not a dream; it's real. Peter asks if he really doesn't understand it's a nightmare, and Sylar replies weepily, "Of course it's a nightmare. Three years. Alone." Sheesh. Am I supposed to sympathize with the serial killer now? Peter explains what happened last episode: Parkman trapped him here. But Sylar is a slow learner, so Peter has to walk him through it. The last thing Sylar remembers is wanting his life to change so he wouldn't spend eternity alone. Peter says he has Parkman's ability and can take him out of here. (Okay, so if Peter can use his abilities in here, why can't Sylar use his? Because, if he can, why a hammer?) Sylar wonders why the brother of the man he murdered (correction, Sylar and writers: one of the many men he murdered) is coming to his aid. Peter says he needs his help, though he'd rather leave him here to rot. He needs Sylar to save his friend Emma from killing thousands of people. Sylar says he's not the savior kind, as Peter should know. But Peter tells him he's going to save her. Because the creators and writers of this show masturbate to Sylar, so they had to go and make him the hero. HATE. Sylar tells Peter to try to get them out of here, so Peter touches him on the shoulder. But he can't do it. Sylar tells him they're trapped here forever, so they decide to spend their time making out. Okay, not really, but wouldn't that be a better show? Opening title.