Brave New World
Catch Me Up!
Eli appears at Matt's house intending to prevent Peter and Sylar from finding Samuel. Luckily, Peter and Sylar are able to overwhelm the clones and knock the prime unconscious. Still, Matt doesn't want to trust Sylar, but after going into his mind, realizes he has indeed repented during the five years he was trapped in his nightmare. Meanwhile, oxygen runs out in the trailer buried underground. Dying, H.R.G. makes Claire promise that she'll keep her ability under wraps. Just when all seems lost, Tracy flows in to the rescue. Up top, Lauren has a chopper waiting to take them all to the Carnival, now in Central Park, where Samuel's plan is well underway.
Under Doyle's control, Emma plays cello, drawing huge crowds. Samuel has infused his people with excitement for what promises to be their biggest night ever, but Edgar smells a rat. When he finds H.R.G., he realizes they're after the same thing. Sylar manages to save Emma, as Claire goes backstage to explain to the carnies that Samuel draws his power from them, and intends to kill the waiting crowd. When Edgar, H.R.G. and Eli pipe up to expose Samuel as the murderer of Joseph and Lydia, the carnies need no more convincing and hurry away. Furious, Samuel takes the stage to start an earthquake and a stampede. Peter flies in to tackle Samuel off the stage, picking up his power to do battle of moving earth. H.R.G. calls Hiro to teleport the carnies to safety. Samuel finds himself powerless and the Carnival deserted. It's over.
Volume 6: Brave New World opens as Samuel is driven away by an "old company," and Lauren holds a press conference to explain that all the hoopla was merely a ruptured gas main. When reporters crowd around H.R.G. and Claire, she tells them to keep the cameras on her. Breaking her father's heart, Claire climbs to the top of the Ferris Wheel and jumps, then spontaneously heals for all the world to see.