The Past: 15 years ago, Noah Bennet joined the Company and went undercover at the Primatech Paper plant in Odessa, Texas. He was assigned a partner, a Englishman named Claude who had the power to turn invisible. He was also given a baby, rescued from the burned-down home of a woman with pyrokinetic abilities, and instructions by his superior, Mr. Nakamura: if the child, the product of two parents with special abilities, manifests her own powers, the Company expects Bennet to turn her over to them for immediate study. Upon learning that Claude has been sheltering others with special powers rather than handing them over, the Company orders Bennet to execute his partner. After Claude is shot twice, he vanishes, and Bennet assumes he’s dead.
The Present: Originally setting out to comb Bennet’s home for evidence, Ted Sprague – with Parkman in tow – sees Bennet himself pull into the driveway, with his entire family. A break-in to find incriminating information becomes a hostage situation. Able to read Claire’s thoughts and discover her self-healing ability, Parkman shoots her to prove his ruthlessness. Sprague keeps Bennet’s wife and son hostage at the house while Parkman follows Bennet to the paper plant. Worried about Sprague’s ability to keep his nuclear temper down, Parkman helps Bennet, but even when they return to the house with the evidence, it may not be enough to satisfy Sprague. And if he goes nuclear, Claire may have to demonstrate her ability – with the Company watching closely – to save the day.
Guest Cast: Eric Roberts (Thompson), Ashley Crow (Sandra Bennet), Matthew John Armstrong (Ted Sprague), Missy Peregrym (Candice Wilmer), Jimmy Jean-Louis (The Haitian), George Takei (Kaito Nakamura), Christopher Eccleston (Claude)
LogBook entry by Earl Green