We open to find Peter bound to a chair, beer or some other yellowish liquid being tossed onto his newly ripped stripper bod. A new haircut isn’t the only thing he got during that explosion last season. The Irish hoodlums want answers and if they have to beat it out of him they will. Where are all the iPods that were supposed to be in the shipping container they found him in, Ricky (Holt McCallany), the head guy, asks.
Back at the Butler household, Ma Butler is trying to make poached eggs but her wedding ring slips off her bony finger right into the boiling water. Claire and Mom stare at the wedding ring when Claire reaches in to retrieve it, burning her hand. As she pulls it out, her hand returns to normal and we see that Ma Butler knows all the family secrets now. Which makes me wonder — does her brother know too? Claire whines about having to lay low but dad puts her in her place and off to school she goes in her new Nissan Rogue (product placement fee - ching ching!).
Ma Butler shows Pa the day’s paper which features the death of Kaito “Sulu” Nakamura. HRG knew this was going to happen. When Ma asks how he knows, HRG shows her a painting of Mr. Ee-sock’s that mirrors the picture in the paper (like the newspaper would show a dead body on the front page...). He tells her it was the first of a series of eight and he doesn’t know what the other seven look like, but he’s gonna find out.
Parkman and his partner are up on the Deveaux rooftop investigating the death of Papa Nakamura. Ando Masahashi is talking to another officer. They did find a print on the body – from Angela Petrelli. Matt asks Ando if he’s seen the symbol that was painted over Nakamura’s face. Ando tells him it’s the kanji for “godsend.”
Back at Disney's Golden Oak Ranch -- oops, I mean 17th century Japan — Hiro asks if anyone’s seen the “scary white man.” Resting against a tree trunk, drunk off his ass, sits Takezo. Hiro dunks him in a horse trough of water to try to sober him up. His only comment to Hiro is how he looks like a fish when he talks and then passes out. Hiro eyes his armor and steals it. He’ll be Takezo Kensei for the day! Interesting how the armor fits Hiro perfectly while it also fits the taller, thinner Takezo perfectly also. Ah, the magic of television.