Pilot

HeroesConvinced that humanity is on the cusp of an evolutionary step that could unlock its true potential with undreamt-of abilities, Professor Mohinder Suresh finds himself facing skepticism from both the students in his genetic science class and his fellow faculty members in India. When he learns that his father – upon whose theories his life’s work is based – has died under mysterious circumstances in New York City, Suresh leaves his teaching career behind to find out what really happened. Before he leaves India, he stops by his father’s office to pick up his research on humans with extraordinary abilities – and someone else is already there for the same reason.

In Las Vegas, single mother Niki Sanders and her electronics-savvy son Micah find themselves on the run when her debt to a mob bass named Linderman comes due. She leaves Micah with a friend and then goes home to pack, but Linderman’s hired hands are waiting for her. Niki blacks out, and when she awakens, she finds that the thugs have been brutally killed – and sees someone who is both herself and not herself in the mirror, urging her to stay quiet. In Odessa, Texas, high school cheerleader Claire Bennet demonstrates an amazing ability to one of her friends, taking a deliberate fall from a great height and surviving unharmed – the latest of several stunts that would be lethal to anyone else – but she later draws attention to her ability by pulling a man from a burning train wreck. In New York City, Congressional candidate Nathan Petrelli grows concerned as his younger brother Peter talks endlessly about a series of dreams and visions in which he believes he can fly. Artist Isaac Mendez awakens from a drug binge, discovering several pictures that he doesn’t remember painting, and he’s certain that they describe future events. His girlfriend Simone, who has hired Peter Petrelli as a day nurse for her dying father, convinces Peter to help Isaac; along the way, Peter has a chance encounter with Suresh, now working as a cab driver. Simone finds Isaac unconscious, and Peter finds Isaac’s most recent paintings – a picture of Peter flying, and a picture of a mushroom cloud erupting in the heart of NYC. In Tokyo, office worker Hiro Nakamura continues his own experiments, having discovered the ability to stop or even reverse time simply by intense concentration; his friend Ando is not impressed. Hiro practices another ability – teleportation – and ends up in New York City. However, when Peter Petrelli, inspired by the painting, decides to practice the ability that he’s certain he possesses, the results are less conclusive…

Season 1 Regular Cast: Santiago Cabrera (Isaac Mendez), Jack Coleman (Noah Bennet), Tawny Cypress (Simone Deveaux), Noah Gray-Cabey (Micah Sanders), Greg Grunberg (Matt Parkman), Ali Larter (Niki Sanders), Masi Oka (Hiro Nakamura), Hayden Panettiere (Claire Bennet), Adrian Pasdar (Nathan Petrelli), Sendhil Ramamurthy (Mohinder Suresh), Leonard Roberts (D.L. Hawkins), Milo Ventimiglia (Peter Petrelli)

Order the DVDswritten by Tim Kring
directed by David Semel
music by Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman

Guest Cast: Cristine Rose (Angela Petrelli), Ashley Crow (Sandra Bennet), Thomas Dekker (Zach), Shishir Kurup (Nirand), James Kyson Lee (Ando Masahashi), John Prosky (Principal), Deirdre Quinn (Tina), Brian Tarantina (Weasel), Richard Roundtree (Charles Deveaux)

Notes: The character of Mr. Bennet, not made a regular until later in the season, was originally billed simply as “Horn Rimmed Glasses” in early press releases. The scene in which Claire sticks her hand into a kitchen disposal and removes it again, mangled but rapidly healing, drew complaints from In-Sink-erator, the maker of the disposal. Though this first episode of Heroes is officially given the simple title Pilot, fandom has dubbed it both Genesis and In His Own Image. An extended cut of the pilot was shown as San Diego Comic Con 2006, and an even longer cut assembled by Tim Kring, including a central character who was omitted from the rest of the series, is included on the season 1 box set. This synopsis describes the broadcast version of the episode rather than either of those extended versions.

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Don’t Look Back

HeroesPeter Petrelli’s attempt to fly brings him in for a rough landing in the hospital. When Peter remembers that his brother Nathan flew, Nathan quickly “corrects” the story, fearing the impact on his Congressional campaign. Mohinder Suresh, who’s had an unnerving encounter with an American he spotted in his father’s home in India, is becoming paranoid; he’s convinced that his father not only proved the existence of humans who had evolved into beings with what most people would call “super powers,” but was actually tracking many such individuals. His fears that he is being followed, and that his father’s research is being sought by a shady organization with seemingly limitless resources, turn out to be entirely accurate. Elsewhere in New York, Hiro – having just teleported himself from Tokyo – finds a comic book depicting his arrival and decides to track down its artist, Isaac Mendez, only to find him dead with his head sliced open and his brain removed. A similar murder occurs across the country in Los Angeles, and LAPD officer Matt Parkman – assigned to direct traffic at the scene – hears a voice in his head that leads him to a missing little girl, but that raises suspicions among his fellow officers and leads to his arrest. One name links that crime scene, a threatening conversation recorded on Suresh’s father’s answering machine: Sylar. During Hiro’s questioning for Mendez’ murder, he witnesses something horrible and realizes that he has glimpsed the same future that Mendez saw: the destruction of New York City.

Order the DVDswritten by Tim Kring
directed by Allan Arkush
music by Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman / vocals by Shenkar

Guest Cast: Clea Duvall (Audrey Hanson), Nora Zehetner (Eden McCain), Cristine Rose (Angela Petrelli), Stacy Haiduk (FBI Agent), James Kyson Lee (Ando Masahashi), Richard Steinmetz (Detective), Matt Lanter (Brody Mitchum), Danielle Savre (Jackie Wilcox), Thomas Dekker (Zach), Deirdre Quinn (Tina)

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One Giant Leap

HeroesReturning to Japan after experiencing a vision of New York’s destruction, Hiro sets out to prove to Ando once and for all that his powers are real, again using Mendez’ comic book as a guide. In L.A., Parkman has to prove his ability to read thoughts to an FBI agent working the Sylar case, or he could find himself facing murder charges. When he does convince her that his ability is real, he finds himself up against the mysterious Sylar sooner than he expected. Suresh discovers more hidden notes left by his father in New York, including the address of Sylar’s apartment, where he discovers that Sylar has not only duplicated his father’s research, but has been tracking several people believed to have unnatural abilities, including Nathan Petrelli. Claire’s attempt to try to get back to the life of a normal teenager don’t put her at any less risk…in fact, it may reveal her secret to everyone she’s tried so hard to keep it from.

Order the DVDswritten by Jeph Loeb
directed by Greg Beeman
music by Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman / vocals by Shenkar

Guest Cast: Clea Duvall (Audrey Hanson), Nora Zehetner (Eden McCain), Cristine Rose (Angela Petrelli), Tina Lifford (Paulette Hawkins), Lisa Lackey (Janice Parkman), James Kyson Lee (Ando Masahashi), Eugene Byrd (Petrelli’s campaign manager), Matt Lanter (Brody Mitchum), Danielle Savre (Jackie Wilcox), Thomas Dekker (Zach), Jimmy Jean-Louis (Haitian)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Collision

HeroesOfficer Matt Parkman awakens in a laboratory after going out for a drink, which turned out to be drugged. He’s strapped down to a table, where he has been observed by the same man who followed Mohinder Suresh to New York – the same man Claire Bennet knows as her adopted father. Or knew, before an untimely death befell her during a classmate’s attempt to rape her. She returns to life in the morgue, her body regenerating itself after not only the injury that killed her, but the routine slicing and dicing of a perfectly normal autopsy. Claire escapes and makes her way home before she is identified. In New York, Suresh tracks down Nathan Petrelli and tries to warn him that a man named Sylar may be out to kill him, but Petrelli ignores the warning – despite Suresh asking if he has any unusual abilities. Petrelli’s next stop is to see his younger brother Peter, who he accuses of putting Suresh up to the “gag.” Nathan gives Peter an envelope full of money and asks him to disappear before he causes any embarrassing problems for Nathan’s run for Congress. Peter then goes to find Suresh for himself, to whom he admits having unusual powers, but has already noticed that he only has those powers around other people. Hiro, after returning to Japan from his harrowing trip into the future, returns to the United States by more conventional means, bringing Ando with him. Hiro makes sure to follow the course of action that Mendez’ comic book has predicted, which brings the two to Las Vegas in a rental car. Ando insists on gambling to raise the money for the remainder of their trip, but when Hiro sees that his friend has put everything on a single bet, he stops time to make sure that Ando doesn’t lose. When he reveals to Ando how his bet was won, Ando wants to keep going, despite Hiro’s protests that it’s dishonorable behavior. Before long, though, they’re told most forcefully that they’re not welcome at the casino. Elsewhere in Vegas, Nathan Petrelli has come to see a multimillionaire named Linderman about campaign funding, but first he runs into Niki Sanders, who has been promised that her debt to Linderman will be forgiven if she gives Petrelli a special welcome.

Order the DVDswritten by Bryan Fuller
directed by Ernest Dickerson
music by Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman / vocals by Shenkar

Guest Cast: Nora Zehetner (Eden McCain), James Kyson Lee (Ando Masahashi), Matt Lanter (Brody Mitchum), Eugene Byrd (Petrelli’s campaign manager), Danielle Savre (Jackie Wilcox), Ashley Crow (Sandra Bennet), Deirdre Quinn (Tina), Thomas Dekker (Zach), Nicole Bilderback (Ms. Sakamoto)

Original Title: Come Together

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Hiros

HeroesAs 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.

Order the DVDswritten by Michael Green
directed by Paul Shapiro
music by Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman / vocals by Shenkar

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

Better Halves

HeroesWhen Niki’s husband, a convicted murderer who has escaped from prison and managed to elude police for months, appears, she’s not pleased to see him, though their son Micah is. Again, Niki sees a different person in the mirror when she sees herself, and when she sets out to have a conversation with the woman in the mirror, she isn’t happy with what she finds out. Claire Bennet is underwhelmed when she meets a couple that her father introduces as her biological parents, and she finds none of the answers she’s seeking about her invulnerability. In Las Vegas, Hiro and Ando run afoul of the gambler who threw them out of town; now that they’re back, he wants them to help him hustle a fellow card shark. But when Hiro is unable to stop fate from dealing the gamblers a deadly hand, he wonders if his powers have any real use.

Order the DVDswritten by Natalie Chaidez
directed by Greg Beeman
music by Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman / vocals by Shenkar

Guest Cast: Nora Zehetner (Eden McCain), James Kyson Lee (Ando Masahashi), Ashley Crow (Sandra Bennet), Thomas Dekker (Zach), Karri Turner (Lisa), Colby French (Hank)

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Nothing To Hide

HeroesPeter Petrelli is woken from a dream in which he shows Simone’s father his ability to fly. When he gets out of bed to answer the knock on his door, Peter is surprised to find Simone. She tells him that her father died an hour ago – after telling her about flying with Peter. When Peter asks Simone about Isaac’s paintings, she reveals that someone named Linderman bought them; knowing that Linderman has invested heavily in his brother’s Congressional campaign, Peter seeks Nathan’s help. After patching up his relationship with his wife, Officer Matt Parkman tries to return to his day-to-day job with the LAPD, only to find himself again pulled into the FBI’s hunt for Sylar. Another victim has been found – a charred body that looks like a normal burn victim, but is emitting enough residual radiation to treat the corpse as hazardous material. A fingerprint match is found, leading them to a man named Ted Sprague. But Parkman is alarmed when he realizes that he and his FBI contact are going in without backup – and possibly without anyone else knowing where they’re going. They find Sprague’s home trashed, with everything from photos to ceiling fans burned and melted, flooded with radiation. Sprague is tracked down to a local hospital, where he takes a hostage, but Parkman uses his ability to read thoughts to resolve the situation peacefully. Niki Sanders awakens to find that her ex is gone, and has apparently taken her son. She realizes that the only way to get her son back may be to let Jessica – the woman who looks like her in the mirror, and seems to take charge when she’s in danger – take over again. On the road, D.L. and Micah argue about leaving Niki behind, but stop when they see a car on fire in the road. Another car pulls up to help, this one driven by Hiro and Ando. D.L. pulls an unconscious woman from the car, but not before the flames reach the car’s gas tank; Hiro uses his ability to stop time just as the tank explodes, and gets D.L. and the woman out of harm’s way. But with Jessica hunting them down, and Micah manifesting his own unusual abilities, they won’t be able to run forever.

Order the DVDswritten by Jesse Alexander
directed by Donna Deitch
music by Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman / vocals by Shenkar

Guest Cast: Clea Duvall (Audrey Hanson), James Kyson Lee (Ando Masahashi), Lisa Lackey (Janice Parkman), Cristine Rose (Angela Petrelli), Ashley Crow (Sandra Bennet), Matthew John Armstrong (Ted Sprague), Thomas Dekker (Zach), Deirdre Quinn (Tina), Rick Peters (Tom McHenry), Stephen Spinella (Oliver Dennison), Rena Sofer (Heidi Petrelli), Richard Roundtree (Charles Deveaux)

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Seven Minutes To Midnight

HeroesMohinder Suresh returns to India to scatter his father’s ashes, with no intention of returning to America to continue his research. Despite more tantalizing clues into his father’s work at home, he wants to resume his normal life. Even then, painful revelations surface when Mohinder’s mother reveals that he had a sister with special abilities, who died before Mohinder was born. In L.A., Parkman is once again dragged into FBI work, helping his Bureau contact interrogate Ted Sprague, who is facing charges of possessing radioactive material and a handover to the Department of Homeland Security. Parkman is more interested in Sprague’s story of how he came to have his powers – a story that parallels Parkman’s own experiences with his mind-reading ability – but he’s pulled off the case when the LAPD suspends him for assaulting his former partner (after Parkman overhead a stray thought that revealed his wife was having an affair with his fellow officer). In a diner in a small Texas town, Hiro meets a waitress with an amazing memory and a gift for languages, and grows attached to her – only to find her dead later, Sylar’s latest victim. Hiro decides to transport himself back in time to save her, promising Ando that he’ll only appear to be gone five seconds. When Hiro fails to appear, Ando can only assume that his friend has become the next victim…

Order the DVDswritten by Tim Kring
directed by Paul Edwards
music by Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman / vocals by Shenkar

Guest Cast: Clea Duvall (Audrey Hanson), Nora Zehetner (Eden McCain), James Kyson Lee (Ando Masahashi), Erick Avari (Chandra Suresh), Jayma Mays (Charlie Andrews), Matthew John Armstrong (Ted Sprague), Lisa Lackey (Janice Parkman), Stacy Haiduk (FBI Agent), Shishir Kurup (Nirand), Sakina Jaffrey (Mrs. Suresh), Kavi Ladiner (Mira), Zachary Quinto (Sylar), Karri Turner (Lisa)

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Homecoming

HeroesMohinder Suresh is newly obsessed with his late father’s research, after discovering evidence of another person with unnatural abilities. After learning that the young boy in his recent visions and dreams is a real person, Mohinder strongly considers abandoning his academic career to pursue a greater calling – monitoring what could be a new step in human evolution. In Texas, Mr. Bennet orders his assistant to give the newly-rehabilitated Isaac Mendez heroin again, in order to kick-start the artist’s gift for painting the future. Already aware that a grim fate has been predicted for Claire, Bennet is willing to do anything to get a more accurate prediction. As Ando waits for Hiro’s return, he gets a call from Peter Petrelli, urging him to go to Claire’s high school in Odessa to help him complete his mission to save the cheerleader. At wit’s end, Bennet grounds Claire and forbids her to attend homecoming, but powers beyond his control seem destined to guide her toward a fateful – and potentially fatal – meeting with Sylar.

Order the DVDswritten by Adam Armus & Kay Foster
directed by Greg Beeman
music by Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman / vocals by Shenkar

Guest Cast: Nora Zehetner (Eden McCain), James Kyson Lee (Ando Masahashi), Ashley Crow (Sandra Bennet), Zachary Quinto (Sylar), Erick Avari (Chandra Suresh), Jayma Mays (Charlie Andrews), Thomas Dekker (Zach), Sakina Jaffrey (Mrs. Suresh), Shishir Kurup (Nirand), Matt Lanter (Brody), Clay Wilcox (Sniper), Jimmy Jean-Louis (The Haitian), Danielle Savre (Jackie Wilcox)

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Six Months Ago

HeroesHiro teleports himself six months into the past, where he immediately introduces himself to the waitress at the diner in Odessa and tells her he intends to prevent her death. But while Hiro is doing that, other events that happened six months ago, each of them shaping the various heroes’ destinies, are unfolding as before. Dr. Suresh, Mohinder’s father, contacts several people who he’d like to run tests on to check for extraordinary abilities, including Claire’s father and a timid watchmaker named Gabriel. Attorney Nathan Petrelli, about to prosecute an organized crime figure connected to a powerful man named Linderman, is chased down by the mob and flies out of the driver’s seat of his car – leaving his wife to become crippled when the car slams into a bridge. Claire experiences the first major accident that leads her to realize she’s invulnerable. Niki Sanders is stunned when her father tracks her down, trying to be a part of her life again after he abandoned his family when Niki’s sister Jessica died. When Dr. Suresh’s tests reveal no obvious signs of any kind of power in Gabriel Gray, he bolts from Suresh’s apartment in a rage – after grabbing the name of another person Suresh planned to contact. When Gabriel sees that Suresh’s next test subject does indeed have telekinetic ability, he flies into a jealous rage again and murders the man in cold blood – and ends up with his power…as well as a new name: Sylar.

Order the DVDswritten by Aron Eli Coleite
directed by Allan Arkush
music by Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman / vocals by Shenkar

Guest Cast: Nora Zehetner (Eden McCain), James Kyson Lee (Ando Masahashi), Graham Beckel (Hal Sanders), Zachary Quinto (Sylar), Erick Avari (Chandra Suresh), Cristine Rose (Angela Petrelli), Jayma Mays (Charlie Andrews), Ashley Crow (Sandra Bennet), Lisa Lackey (Janice Parkman), Deirdre Quinn (Tina), Rick Peters (Tom McHenry), Jimmy Jean-Louis (The Haitian), Rena Sofer (Heidi Petrelli)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Fallout

HeroesIn the aftermath of the rescue of Claire Bennet, the FBI team tracking Sylar goes to Odessa, Texas to look for clues. Parkman meets Peter Petrelli, who is unable to explain his miraculous survival when he and Sylar fell from the top of the stadium bleachers – and for a moment, Peter can read Parkman’s mind just like Parkman can read his. Sylar, on the other hand, is now in custody – but not FBI custody. He awakens in a secure cell, captured by Mr. Bennet and his people, who intend to all but dissect him to learn how he can have more than one power. Bennet has his hands full in other areas too; he’s gone into full damage control mode with the homecoming incident, trying his best to conceal Claire’s part in it and, in fact, trying to eliminate any memory of what happened aside from a mysterious, grisly death at the school. Claire now has no way to hide her healing ability from him, but then she finds that he’s known all along. Bennet frees Isaac Mendez after keeping the artist locked up long enough to kick his heroin habit again, and Mendez promptly calls Hiro, who is depressed after learning that he can’t make major changes to history. Mendez goes to meet Hiro and Ando and, for the first time, creates one of his pieces of clairvoyant artwork without the influence of drugs – not that this can help him to explain why he’s drawn a picture of Hiro heroically wielding a sword…against a huge dinosaur.

Order the DVDswritten by Joe Pokaski
directed by John Badham
music by Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman / vocals by Shenkar

Guest Cast: Clea Duvall (Audrey Hanson), Nora Zehetner (Eden McCain), James Kyson Lee (Ando Masahashi), Zachary Quinto (Sylar), Thomas Dekker (Zach), Jimmy Jean-Louis (The Haitian)

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Godsend

HeroesTwo weeks after experiencing a horrific vision of the destruction of New York City, with Parkman, Hiro, Claire, Nathan, and an unknown laughing man present, Peter Petrelli is still hospitalized. Hoping to learn more about what drove him to Texas, Peter’s brother Nathan goes to meet Isaac Mendez, and even as Nathan says that he doesn’t believe Mendez’ visions of an unarmed man causing the city’s destruction, in walks someone else who has seen precisely that vision of the future: Hiro. With Ando in tow as always, Hiro has returned to New York City to seek the fabled sword of samurai Takezo Kensai, believing that it will return his powers to him, only to discover that the sword is in the hands of someone named Linderman. Parkman, on nothing more than Mr. Bennet’s stray, unshielded thought about Sylar, convinces the FBI to raid the paper company where Bennett works, but they find nothing, and suddenly Parkman is dropped from the investigation. Bennet, in the meantime, goes to Suresh – this time to ask for help – but is turned down. When Peter awakens from an even more intense vision of the destruction he believes he will cause, he decides to leave the Big Apple, but along the way, he meets a man who no one else can see – a man with a familiar laugh.

Order the DVDswritten by Tim Kring
directed by Paul Shapiro
music by Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman / vocals by Shenkar

Guest Cast: Clea Duvall (Audrey Hanson), James Kyson Lee (Ando Masahashi), Zachary Quinto (Sylar), Cristine Rose (Angela Petrelli), Thomas Dekker (Zach), Lisa Lackey (Janice Parkman), Matthew John Armstrong (Ted Sprague), Jimmy Jean-Louis (The Haitian), Kevin Chamberlin (Malsky), Bobby Hosea (Detective), John Ross Bowie (Attorney), Colby French (Hank), Stacy Haiduk (FBI Agent), Christopher Eccleston (Claude)

Notes: Guest star Christopher Eccleston, seen only briefly here in his first appearance, has earned a permanent place in genre TV history for his portrayal of the ninth Doctor when Doctor Who returned to the airwaves as a regular series in 2005; though his portrayal won acclaim for both the series and its star, he announced that he was leaving the role just after the first episode was broadcast.

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The Fix

HeroesWhen his brother Peter goes missing after waking up in the hospital, Nathan Petrelli seeks out Mohinder Suresh, the only person who seems to have a grasp of what’s happening. Suresh theorizes that Peter’s ability is to assimilate the abilities of those with whom he comes into contact; Nathan is only interested in whether or not Peter can be “cured”. Hiro and Ando, continuing their quest for the samurai sword that Hiro seeks, run afoul of black-suited men in black vehicles. When they’re captured, Ando decides that the world can save itself: he just wants to go home. Hiro insists on meeting “the big boss”, only to find out that it’s not the villain he expected. As D.L. wrestles with Nikki’s murder arrest that may lead to a death sentence, he finds that he’s falling short of Micah’s expectations…and that the boy has unique abilities of his own. Claire’s renewed search for her birth parents leads her to a woman who may be her mother, and Peter finds that he may have caught the attention of the invisible man after all.

Order the DVDswritten by Natalie Chaidez
directed by Terrence O’Hara
music by Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman / vocals by Shenkar

Guest Cast: Jessalyn Gilsig (Meredith Gordon), James Kyson Lee (Ando Masahashi), Zachary Quinto (Sylar), Ashley Crow (Sandra Bennet), Thomas Dekker (Zach), Lisa Lackey (Janice Parkman), Paula Newsome (Dr. Witherson), Jimmy Jean-Louis (The Haitian), Brad Greenquist (Henchman), Colby French (Hank), Alex Fernandez (Police Captain), Jesse Corti (Police Captain), George Takei (Kaito Nakamura), Christopher Eccleston (Claude)

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Distractions

HeroesWorried that Peter is telling the truth about being the cause of New York City’s impending destruction, Claude begins the task of trying to teach the younger man to use his powers at will instead of by accident – even if the lesson kills him. Claire finally works up the nerve to visit her biological mother, and discovers that her mother has an unusual ability of her own, but very little to say about Claire’s real father. After locking Mr. Bennet in the cell that was meant for him, Sylar goes to Bennet’s house to lay in wait for Claire. Hiro confronts his own father, who demands that he return to Japan to assume his rightful place as the heir to the family business. But despite the pressure, Hiro instead maneuvers his sister into that position, freeing himself up to continue his quest. When Bennet escapes the cell and returns home, he shoots Sylar, but Sylar still escapes. After another incident where her destructive personality comes out, Niki Sanders is miraculously set free, though it’s made clear that she’ll be expected to repay Linderman for making it possible.

Order the DVDswritten by Michael Green
directed by Jeannot Szwarc
music by Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman / vocals by Shenkar

Guest Cast: Jessalyn Gilsig (Meredith Gordon), James Kyson Lee (Ando), Zachary Quinto (Sylar), Ashley Crow (Sandra Bennet), Thomas Dekker (Zach), Paula Newsome (Dr. Witherson), Jimmy Jean-Louis (The Haitian), Kevin Chamberlin (Malsky), Saemi Nakamura (Kimiko), Colby French (Hank), George Takei (Kaito Nakamura), Christopher Eccleston (Claude)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Run!

HeroesMeredith Gordon, fresh from a visit with the daughter she gave up for adoption, calls the girl’s father, with whom she hasn’t spoken in 14 years: Nathan Petrelli. To make ends meet while he’s suspended from the LAPD, Matt Parkman takes a private security job, but the man he’s protecting has just swindled Linderman – and Linderman has hired Niki Sanders to kill him. Hiro and Ando are back in Vegas to try to meet Linderman, but they meet a woman whose helplessness appeals to Ando – and may tear the two friends apart. After surviving her encounter with Parkman, Niki receives instructions for her next hit job for Linderman: Nathan Petrelli.

Order the DVDswritten by Adam Armus & Kay Foster
directed by Roxann Dawson
music by Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman / vocals by Shenkar

Guest Cast: Jessalyn Gilsig (Meredith Gordon), James Kyson
Lee
(Ando), Zachary Quinto (Sylar), Ashley Crow (Sandra Bennet), Cristine Rose (Angela Petrelli), Lisa Lackey (Janice Parkman), Kevin Chamberlin (Malsky), Bill Fagerbakke (Gustavson), Ethan Cohn (Zane Taylor), Missi Pyle (Hope)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Unexpected

HeroesIn his isolated hideout in the Nevada desert, Ted Sprague gets an instant message from someone claiming to know what he’s been through – which is a pretty good trick when he doesn’t have internet access. A woman named Hana Gitelman arrives and introduces herself, demonstrating an ability to generate and receive radio, wi-fi and even satellite signals with her mind. With that ability, she’s learned that almost everyone with extraordinary abilities has two things in common – two small scratches on the back of one shoulder, and a visit to Primatech Paper in Odessa, Texas…Bennet’s plant where Parkman led a futile FBI raid. Now Sprague is planning a return visit to see Bennet, and wants Parkman to go along. In Odessa, Claire reveals to Mr. Bennet that she hasn’t had her memory wiped, and blames him for her adoptive mother’s precarious health. Suresh, traveling with a man he believes to be Zane Taylor, visits a woman with extraordinary hearing, but before he can run tests on her, she’s murdered. Little does Suresh know, “Zane” is actually Sylar – and he’s systematically killing and absorbing the powers of everyone Suresh is visiting on his list. And in New York, as Peter Petrelli and Isaac Mendez argue over Simone, Mendez makes a horrible mistake.

Order the DVDswritten by Jeph Loeb
directed by Greg Beeman
music by Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman / vocals by Shenkar

Guest Cast: Zachary Quinto (Sylar), James Kyson Lee (Ando), Ashley Crow (Sandra Bennet), Matthew John Armstrong (Ted Sprague), Bill Fagerbakke (Gustavson), Lisa Lackey (Janice Parkman), Jimmy Jean-Louis (The Haitian), Rusty Schwimmer (Dale), Stana Katic (Hana Gitelman), Christina Haag (Dr. Lindale), Stan Lee (Bus Driver), Missi Pyle (Hope), Christopher Eccleston (Claude)

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Company Man

HeroesThe 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.

Order the DVDswritten by Bryan Fuller
directed by Allan Arkush
music by Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman / vocals by Shenkar

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

Parasite

HeroesHaving forgotten about Claire, Parkman and Ted Sprague (thanks to the Haitian’s memory-erasing ability), Mr. Bennet is sent on a new assignment with a new partner, a woman who can change her shape. Claire is being taken to Canada, complete with a new identity and cover story, by Bennet’s Haitian partner, but she gets away from him and makes her escape to New York, where she hopes to hide with Peter Petrelli. Peter, however, has gone on the run, following Isaac’s accidental shooting of Simone with bullets that were meant for Peter. Hiro breaks into the heart of Linderman’s empire to steal the sword and regain his power, after sending Ando home for his own safety. But Ando won’t go home, and saves Hiro’s neck – just in time for both of them to teleport into a future where Hiro hasn’t saved the world. Suresh, having finally realized that he’s been traveling with Sylar himself instead of Zane Taylor, drugs Sylar and prepares to take revenge for his father’s murder, as well as the deaths of countless others. But Sylar isn’t kept in captivity easily, and when Peter walks in the door of Suresh’s apartment, he’s immediately at the killer’s mercy.

Order the DVDswritten by Christopher Zatta
directed by Kevin Bray
music by Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman / vocals by Shenkar

Guest Cast: Eric Roberts (Thompson), James Kyson Lee (Ando), Zachary Quinto (Sylar), Ashley Crow (Sandra Bennet), Cristine Rose (Angela Petrelli), Missy Peregrym (Candice Wilmer), Jimmy Jean-Louis (The Haitian), Ian Gomez (Art dealer), Eugene Byrd (Petrelli’s campaign manager), Matt North (Casino guard), David Barrera (Agent Quesada), Markus Flanagan (Agnet Alonzo), Malcolm McDowell (Linderman)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

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