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Following the showdown against Arthur, Nathan and Peter find themselves pitted against one another, and Nathan makes a decision that will have an effect on the entire world. Meanwhile, Sylar holds Claire, Noah, Meredith and Angela hostage at Primatech; Ando, Matt and Daphne try to rescue Hiro and find their only hope may lie in Suresh.
At Pinehearst, Nathan confronts Peter as he stands over their father Arthur's corpse, gun in hand. Nathan figures that Peter killed their father but Peter says that Sylar did it. Peter notes that it had to end with Arthur's death and now they have to destroy the formula. Nathan informs him that it's too late: the Marines have already received injections. He warns Peter not to get in the way because he plans to carry out Arthur's plan and asks him to choose a side. Peter starts to give up his gun, but punches Nathan unconscious instead and leaves...Read the full recap
Working Titles: "War," "Duel," "Duality"
Robert Forster (Arthur Petrelli), Ntare Mwine (Usutu), Kiko Ellsworth (Echo DeMille), and Franc Ross (Danny Price) all appear without dialogue.
Sylar: On the sixth day, God created Man in his own image. Now it’s up to us to figure it all out. Right... wrong… good… evil. In each of us is the capacity to decide what drives our actions. So what is it, then, that makes some choose selflessness, the need to devote themselves to something greater, while others know only self-interest, isolating themselves in a world of their own making? Some seek love, even if unrequited, while others are driven by fear and betrayal. There are those who see their choices as dark proof of God’s absence while others follow a path of noble destiny. But in the end, good, evil, right or wrong… what we choose is never what we really need. For that is the ultimate cosmic joke. The real gift that God has left behind.
Hiro: Pigeon. Help me. I lost the formula. I failed my father. I lost my destiny. And now I'm talking to a pigeon.
Claire: You hurt him, and I swear I'll hunt you down and kill you.
Sylar: From cheerleader to stone-cold killer. Who's the monster now?
Ando: Do I have abilities?
Daphne: So far all we know is that you can pass out really well.
Sylar: That's the thing about the truth, Claire... stings like a bitch.
Daphne: How do you know so much about Einstein, Einstein?
Matt: I paid attention in high school... mostly.
Tracy: Sorry, I've got plans for this little piece of paper, Pikachu.
Hiro: Pikachu...?!? Excuse me. (punches her)
Sylar: You... are not... my mother. Are you? And I can tell if you're lying.
Angela: No, I'm not.
Sylar: For a brief moment, I wish you were.
Mohinder: There is good and there is evil… right and wrong… heroes and villains. And if we’re blessed with wisdom, then there are glimpses between the cracks of each where light streams through. We wait in silence for these times when sense can be made… when meaningless existence comes into focus, and our purpose presents itself. And if we have the strength to be honest, then what we find there staring back at us is our own reflection, bearing witness to the duality of life. That each of us is capable of both the dark and the light… of good and evil… of either, of all. And destiny, while marching ever in our direction, can be rerouted by the choices we make. By the love we hold onto and the promises we keep.