Nathan, angered that Matt is questioning his mother again, tells Matt that he’s not going to let his mom sit in jail for a crime she didn’t commit. Matt tells Nathan he doesn’t want her to either. That’s why he’s off to Philly to see his dad and he tells Nathan about Molly. Nathan offers to go with him since he hates to see anyone travel alone. Matt decides to let him come since Nathan can get them there faster. “I’m not a cargo jet, Parkman,” he says, but Matt’s already started walking. Great line. Pasdar works well with these dry comic lines. It was Nathan and Hiro last season, now it’s Nathan and Matt. Hmmm... If Nathan carries fatty Parkman (who looks like he already gained back the weight he lost on Weight Watchers), what speed could Nathan achieve going south by southwest on a partly cloudy day with northwest winds at 10 knots?
Will you choose what’s behind Door Number 9? Matt and Nathan are at the door but Matt can’t bring himself to knock. He confesses to Nathan that his dad walked out on him when he was 13 and he hasn’t seen him since. He hesitates. Nathan reaches over and knocks on the door and tells Matt, “He’s not your dad today. He’s a suspect.” Matt finally bolsters up some courage and busts into the apartment and is faced by his dad wielding a shotgun. Nathan, smartly, hides behind the foyer wall. Matt disarms his dad and slams him against the wall, cuffing him. He wants to know what his dad is doing in Molly’s dreams. Nathan wants to know why he’s swinging a shotgun. Daddy Parkman motions to a picture on the table. It’s a picture of him, ripped from the big picture of the Gang of 12, a Kensei symbol in red over his face. Nathan tells Matt, “Read his mind and let’s go.” Daddy is surprised (?) Mattie can read minds, but laughs it off. “Go ahead. Read my mind.” Matt tries and is met with resistance that is painful and he is forced to stop. Daddy urges Matt to uncuff him and he’ll tell him the whole story.
Back in New Orleans, we finally get to see Noah Gray-Cabey play the piano as only a virtuoso can. (Gray-Cabey played Carnegie Hall when he was three!) Monica comes home after a hard day of kicking ass to the dulcet tones of Micah playing on her mom’s piano. She sits and chats with him as he plays. Just as Monica is telling him that she never learned to play the piano, her fingers start to fly over the keys like a pro. Freaked, she steps away from the piano and walks away. Micah reveals his powers to her so she isn’t so freaked out by everything. He thinks she’s like St. Joan from the 9th Wonder comic book. What did he call her? A muscle mimic? A copycat. Micah thinks it’s cool she can learn anything in an instant. They take to the streets to see what Monica can do. They find themselves at a park/basketball court where some girls are doing the double dutch. “I love coffee I love tea. I love the boys and the boys love me.” Go Mo-ni, Go Mo-ni. She expertly dutches the double and brings smiles all around.