Claire struggles with adjusting to her new life in college when a mysterious death thrusts her into the spotlight once again. Elsewhere, Hiro and Ando continue their noble quest to help people by promoting their abilities. Angela fears Nathan will soon discover his true identity; while Matt is haunted by an unexpected visitor seeking something he has lost. Tracy Strauss and H.R.G. join forces, looking for the key to unlock the motive behind a horrific crime.
Meanwhile, Peter uses his abilities for good, but he is soon called upon to aid an old friend. While the heroes adjust to their new surroundings, a mysterious carnival clan, led by ringleader Samuel, sets their sights on familiar faces.
original airdate--September 21,2009 rating--5.77 million
Trivia: The system of equations given during Claire's linear algebra aptitude test is: - x+2y+3w+4z=10 - 2x-y+w-z=1 - 3x+y+4w+3z=11 - -2x+6y+4w+10z=18 (The solution cannot be found using algebraic methods. However Clare's comment, "Is this a joke?", is pertinent. It is indeed a joke. The solution is simple and ridiculous: x = y = w = z = 1.)
Goof: When Hiro goes back 14 years he sees the fortune Tellers tent. who's that in there? His younger self? - his younger self has not yet had his fortune read.