This episode takes a turn for the sentimental. quest of Sylar’s father, a wedding called off and and Bennett’s family issues take center stage along side a contrastingly cold Nathan.
Claire and Comic Book Boy: Claire is perplexed by strange text messages from a mysterious person known only as “Rebel” Rebel tells her to warn a mysterious clerk named Kyle that “they” are after him. After taking a moment to convince Kyle of the urgency of the moment, they are able to escape the Feds and Noah and talk a bit> Kyle reveals an underwater ability and Claire confesses Noah real job.
It’s quite clear that there’s a budding romance on the rise between Claire and her new sidekick. Noah and Sandra are having trouble reconciling Noah’s continued path of employment and have decided to seperate. This is good for dramatic tension between father and daughter. Two people who love each other with conflicting agendas – it’s quite classic!
Nathan Gets a Boss: Abby Collins of Homeland Security has been assigned to oversee the funding of Nathan’s roundup but she is skeptical of his motives – until of course she see Tracey Strauss freeze an agent to death!
Nathan now has Abby to do his bidding on the legislative front and vows to fund anything. This means some very intense warfare!
Hiro and Ando Become Wedding Crashers: Matt’s drawing has led Hiro and Ando to New Delhi, India to a random wedding where they find a dejected and despairing bride-to-be named Anapura ans a smug, jerk of a groom named Tepak. Tepak finds Ando plotting to stop the wedding and proceeds to knock Ando on the head with a pot and kidnaps him only to have Hiro break up the wedding again in the exact spot in depicted in Matt’s painting. Then in the next scene Rebel strikes again via a fax to warn Hiro and Ando of danger. Hiro is convinced it is the message of his destiny.
This one is a mystery. Obviously, it’s important, but why? Where does Anapura fit into the equation? Might she have a power and if so what is it? If not, why have the story? I guess we’ll all have to wait this soap opera out.
Sylar and Luke Take a Road Trip: Sylar and Luke travel a few hours west and discuss Sylar’s dad’s infamous red wagon. Both Sylar and Luke exchange memories of the wagon in a moment of emotional connection between the two. This pays off for Luke later as Sylar helps save him from the Feds after first leaving the boy at a diner in an earlier scene.
Is this a sign of Sylar struggling with a sense of compassion? Why did Sylar save Luke after the boy gave Sylar the address of Sylar’s father. Luke was Sylar’s link to his father but when he gave Sylar that address all bets were off.
Noah Gets Slipped a Mickey: After announcing a separation from his wife, Noah is seen at a bar where he collapses as is subsequently hoisted up by his “friends” Matt and peter!
This is scandalous and may drive a whole new plotline. It’s a good move by the writers to create a new tension point in the story in which Noah can now be used as a bartering tool and a hostage… ooooooh!