This episode concludes volume three. Like I keep saying, people are saying how bad the show is this season, and they are mostly right. Unfortunately, there are some really good moments in each episode, but I think the whole catalyst/power thing is just uninteresting. And it makes all the mythos of season one seem not as real.
"Dual" started out a little differently. Instead of Mohinder giving an opening monologue, it was Sylar. Lucky for me (and now you) I found the entire quoted text:
On the sixth day, God created man in his own image. Now it's up to us to figure it all out: right, wrong, good, evil. In each of us is the capacity to decide what drives our actions. So what is it that makes some choose selflessness, the need to devote oneself to something greater, while others know only self-interest, isolating themselves in a world of their own making? Some seek love even if unrequited, while others are driven by fear and betrayal. There are those who see their choices as dark proof of God's absence, while others follow a path of noble destiny. But in the end, good, evil, right or wrong, what we choose is never what we really need, for that is the ultimate cosmic joke, the real gift that God has left behind.
Instead of giving a summary of what happened, I will just tell you what happened to our favorite characters.
Peter injected himself with the formula and used Nathan's power to save them both from the burning lab. In theory he should only have flight and Flint's fire ability. He and Nathan are no longer that close.
We are seeing the beginning of the Nathan we saw in the future from season one. Remember? It turned out to be Sylar, but I am guessing that Nathan initiated the plans to turn all the people with powers over to the government. The season ended with Nathan in limo with the president. He gives him a dossier of all the characters and what their abilities are...
Hiro & Ando
Hiro still does not have his powers back. Ando now has powers, his power is to supercharge another person's power, which is how they saved Hiro from the past. How will Hiro restore his powers?
Claire stabbed Sylar and almost saved her bio-mom. Seriously, did anyone else laugh at the way Sylar called Meredith bio-mom? Anyways, not really sure where Claire goes from here. Probably back to school.
Ended the season with a shard of glass stuck in the back of his skull. Is he done? Could this really be it for him? I somehow doubt it. I am guessing that the fire will somehow cause something to fall and knock the glass out of his brain. Or maybe Sylar is really done, so Quinto can work on other projects?
Matt & Daphne
Daphne redeemed herself. Matt celebrated. They went home and had sex. Actually they had a great idea, which is kind of what the previous writer of the show has been saying in regards to how to fix the show. The idea that the heroes power was some innate. For example, Daphne wanted to run, Matt was self-conscious and wondered what everyone thought, Hiro was a bored office-drone who wanted to stop time...that is why Ando did not get Hiro's power, instead he is the ultimate buddy.
Anyways, does the future come true and we find Matt working for Nathan tracking down the other Heroes? That about wraps it up. Hopefully they work the kinks out, and we start the next chapter out in grand style.