As Peter Petrelli and Mohinder Suresh ride a subway train through New York City after failing to meet with Isaac Mendez, time stops – for everyone but Peter. A Japanese man named Hiro, carrying a sword and speaking perfect English, approaches Peter, also apparently immune to the stoppage of time, warning Peter that he must save the cheerleader to save the world. Hiro then vanishes and time resumes its normal course. Even Suresh has a hard time believing it when Peter tries to tell him about the warning.
The cheerleader in question, whose grisly future is predicted in some of Mendez’ latest paintings, has survived another brush with death in an attempt to get revenge on the quarterback who tried to rape her. Her ability allows her to walk away from the deliberate car crash intact, while her passenger isn’t so lucky. In Las Vegas, Nathan Petrelli – after sleeping with Niki Sanders – is confronted by the same man who has been holding Matt Parkman in a laboratory, but escapes using his ability to fly. He lands near a diner on the outskirts of Vegas, and his landing awes Hiro, who has just parted ways with Ando after the two were roughed up. Hiro quickly nicknames Nathan “Flying Man” and tries to tell him about his own powers, including his visit to New York mere days into the future. Matt Parkman finds himself back at home and can’t remember his ordeal, and tries to put his thought-reading ability to good use at home. When Peter returns to Mendez’ loft, he discovers that he too can see the future – at least as long as Mendez is in his presence – and he can also see the cheerleader’s grisly death at the hands of Sylar. When Hiro calls Mendez again, Peter is convinced that these are the people who must help him save the world.
Guest Cast: James Kyson Lee (Ando Masahashi), Lisa Lackey (Janice Parkman), Ashley Crow (Sandra Bennet), Matt Lanter (Brody Mitchum), Eugene Byrd (Petrelli’s campaign manager), Archie Kao (Doctor), Deirdre Quinn (Tina), Danielle Savre (Jackie Wilcox), Michael Reilly Burke (Detective), Nicole Bilderback (Ms. Sakamoto)
LogBook entry by Earl Green