After last week's turgid misstep, at least some stuff happened this week, although there were definitely plenty of WTF elements. Sandra shows up to Building 26 to see Bennet, and Bennet confides that he thinks something's off with the Sylar death, but she couldn't care less, telling him she wants to see Claire, and she's staying in town until he finds her. Sylar then reminds us all how truly uninspired he is by taking Danko's form and following him to the bathroom so he can watch him take a piss, and no, I'm not making that up. Sandra then serves Bennet with divorce papers, but accompanies them with such harsh words that I'm immediately convinced it's Sylar even before we see him shift out on the street. Bennet investigates the Sylar death and discovers the fakeout, but thinking that Sandra was never in D.C., he manhandles and almost kills her before Lyle calls on her phone and makes it clear that she's the real thing. Sandra, unamused, kicks Bennet out, giving Sylar the win in a way he couldn't even have anticipated, and as much as I've hated the Sylar storylines, that was pretty awesomely done. Next time Bennet might actually listen to Angela when she tells him to leave well enough alone. Speaking of whom, Angela calls Bennet and tells him she had a dream about an incident at a place called "Coyote Sands," and says she needs him to join her and her family there.
Hiro and Ando can't get hold of Matt via telephone, so they resolve to do whatever it takes to bring Matt Jr. to his dad. Meanwhile, Mohinder's planning to head back to India, and he tries to get Matt to come with him, but Matt has other plans -- to make Danko suffer. Mohinder then returns to his old apartment to find that Danko and crew took all his father's papers -- but he finds out from the landlord that Papa Suresh had more stuff down in storage. The files mention a "Operation Icarus" that the elder Suresh was working on -- coincidentally enough, at Coyote Sands.
Matt stalks Danko and mind-controls him to think that someone he cares about is in danger, which sends him running off to check on some blonde Slavic woman who thinks he's named "Jakob," and also seems to be his girlfriend, both for reasons unclear to me. Matt heads into the woman's house once Danko's gone, and after he predictably can't go through with shooting her in cold blood, she discovers him and mistakenly assumes he's there to try to get her back into hooking, so Matt is able to learn that Danko was originally a client, and that he's claimed to sell school books for a living and also that he has a wife and kids in Chicago. Tired of all this crap, Matt brings the girl over to Danko's apartment and forces him to reveal the truth to his girlfriend. After he's done so, though, Matt feels like he's got nothing left to live for and invites Danko to kill him, and Danko shoots – but Hiro freezes time with not a moment to spare, and when they're gone, the girl dumps Danko. Too bad, because they seemed like the perfect couple, given that she was Lilith on Supernatural. His trouble doesn't end there, though, because Sylar comes to him in Bennet's form, saying he's found out Bennet's been holding out on Danko with respect to some Primatech files, but when Danko doesn't express any surprise at Bennet claiming to be Sylar, we learn it was another fakeout – it's really Bennet pretending that Sylar shapeshifted into his form, and he learns that Sylar's been posing as an agent and going out on missions we can assume are of a nefarious nature. However, when Bennet tries to expose Sylar, Danko doesn't back him up, and then Sylar gets shot in the head, and he somehow screws with his healing power enough that it looks like he's dead, which in turn causes Bennet to run screaming into the night. Meanwhile, Matt is overjoyed to learn he has a son, and an adorable mutant one at that.
In the end, at Coyote Sands, Claire and Nathan meet up with Peter and Angela, and Angela shows them the big secret -- a bunch of skeletons, all of whom Angela says she knew. As the Petrelli boys keep digging, Bennet shows up on the scene, and now there are only three episodes to go.
We open with Bennet unzipping a body bag and examining "Sylar's" corpse, and oh, what a tease it is for the show to make it look like he's dead. Danko enters and gloats about how he was able to kill Sylar with a metal blade, and Bennet finally gives us an explanation for Sylar's return this chapter as he compliments the choice of a metal weapon and says that last time, Claire used glass, which melted in the Primatech fire, allowing Sylar to regenerate. I still think that's bullshit, because Sylar's brains would have melted into goo long before the glass would have lost its integrity, but Sylar's obviously bound and determined to be the last one standing and annoying me no matter what, so let's move on to where Bennet muses that he chased Sylar for "a long time," and Danko suggests that maybe Bennet didn't really want to catch him. Bennet: "Or maybe you're just better at this than me." Neither of those suppositions seems particularly likely. And speaking of unlikely occurrences, someone pops in to tell Bennet that Sandra is downstairs, and how the hell would she have known the location of Building 26? It's not like Bennet would have shared that information with her even before she threw him out. Anyway, "Danko," taking any opportunity he can get to toss a "fuck you" Bennet's way, tells the woman to send her up. If she's in anywhere near the mood I'm guessing, he may live to regret that decision.
Hiro and Ando are driving an SUV, because I'm sure they have an American driver's license that enabled them to rent a vehicle, and they've also managed to make it from L.A. to Ohio in the time it took to get Sylar's corpse back to Building 26, which means the show is trying to give Gossip Girl a run for its money in terms of bending time and space. At least that sort of thing is supposed to happen on this show, I guess. Ando reports that all of Matt Sr.'s numbers have been disconnected, so Hiro says it's no big deal -- they know Matt's on the East Coast, so they'll just find him when they get there. Look, if you'd just said you were going to D.C., Matt's last-known location, you would have spared me having to make a comment, but you're planning to find him with no problem on the entire East Coast of the United States? I doubt you two could find him if you knew he were on the East Coast of Staten Island! Anyway, Ando asks about Janice, to which Hiro is basically like, "Sucks to be her," so I guess she's not a part of his superhero pipe dreams at the moment, and then Matt Jr. starts that kind of shrieky baby crying that can just cut right through you, and as if to editorialize, the brand-new car (I guess rich Hiro bought it, which makes more sense) dies. The Jaunty Bassoon Of What The Hell Do We Do Now attempts to soften the baby's screams and fails miserably...