Making Beautiful Music Together
Penny tries to shake his hand, but Billy is too busy with his dastardly heist. He tells her it is a very important text or otherwise he'd stop. I've used that excuse before. The persistent Penny tells him she's volunteering for the Caring Hands Homeless Shelter and wants to know if he can spare a minute. Um, no. Maybe these two are a match made in heaven. He's socially awkward, she's socially annoying because of her cause.
Despite his brain telling him to steal the wonderflonium and finish his heist, he thinks with another part of his body and lets Penny give her schpiel. She wants signatures so that the city will give them an old building instead of tearing it down and making it into a parking lot. He scoffs at the idea of signatures (see, I knew that was passé). But then because he's a man in lust, he encourages her to continue. He is distracted, clearly, and she calls him on it. He says he's interested in the homeless, but they are a symptom that she's treating and the disease rages on. This diatribe leads to him saying they should cut the head off the human race.
Penny looks baffled and confused. Clearly she does not get how an evil mastermind like Billy/Dr. Horrible works. He wants to take down the power and put it in "different hands." She's for it, in theory, but she still wants him to sign the petition. He does. That's not very evildoer like. Methinks Bad Horse may need to prepare his death whinny.
The Wonderflonium is on the move. He promptly ignores Penny's parting words about how she'll see him at the Laundromat. Then it hits him. She talked to him. Worst. Timing. Ever. But hey, she talked to him. That's something. Should he abandon his mission and go after her? Heck no. A man's got to do what a man's go to do. In this case, that means singing.
He goes into a stairwell for his quick change from Billy clothes into Dr. Horrible wear, and takes control over the van. But then his song is interrupted by... Nathan Fillion! Um... Captain Hammer. Who is awesomely standing on top of the van and belting about his hair blowing in the breeze. He's wearing a tight T-shirt with his superhero logo, jeans, some chunky boots and a pair of black gloves. He immediately pounds his fist through Dr. Horrible's ginormous tracking/remote control device. All while singing.