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Heroes: The Fifth Stage

Noah realizes that Claire has stolen the compass and gone to find the carnival, but must deal with several unexpected visitors. Claire and Gretchen arrive at the carnival and Samuel shows them the sights, while Peter goes after Sylar in an effort to get Nathan back.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x12
Airdate: Monday November 30th, 2009

Director: Kevin Dowling
Writer: Tim Kring

Alternate Airdates:

UK (BBC TWO) Mar 20, 2010

Guest Stars
Madeline ZimaMadeline Zima
As Gretchen Berg
Jimmy Jean-LouisJimmy Jean-Louis
As René
Dawn OlivieriDawn Olivieri
As Lydia
Todd StashwickTodd Stashwick
As Eli
Elisabeth RöhmElisabeth Röhm
As Lauren Gilmore
Carlease BurkeCarlease Burke
As Nurse Hammer
Sasha PieterseSasha Pieterse
As Amanda Strazzulla

Co-Guest Stars
Bryan KrasnerBryan Krasner
As Burly Guy
China AndersonChina Anderson
As Little Girl
John Lee AmesJohn Lee Ames
As Game Operator

David H. LawrenceDavid H. Lawrence
As Eric Doyle
Main Cast
Jack ColemanJack Coleman
As Noah Bennet
Robert KnepperRobert Knepper
As Samuel Sullivan (Episode 67-, recurring previously)
James Kyson LeeJames Kyson Lee
As Ando Masahashi
Ali LarterAli Larter
As Niki/Jessica Sanders (S01-S02); Tracy Strauss (S03-)
Masi OkaMasi Oka
As Hiro Nakamura
Hayden PanettiereHayden Panettiere
As Claire Bennet
Adrian PasdarAdrian Pasdar
As Nathan Petrelli
Zachary QuintoZachary Quinto
As Sylar / Gabriel Gray
Sendhil RamamurthySendhil Ramamurthy
As Mohinder Suresh
Cristine RoseCristine Rose
As Angela Petrelli
Milo VentimigliaMilo Ventimiglia
As Peter Petrelli


At the Sullivan Brothers Carnival, Lydia goes to see Samuel and tell him that she knows the truth. However, she admits that she has to look after her daughter Amanda so his secret is safe with her. Eli arrives in response to Samuel's summons as Lydia and leaves, and asks what Samuel wants. Samuel looks at the newspaper he's reading and notes that it's filled with bad news, and he wonders if they are the last generation. He then asks Eli to serve as his right-hand man. Eli multiples himself once over and agrees. Samuel tells him to go to Noah Bennet's apartment and get the content of a box marked "Primatech." When Eli asks if he can use his "friends" and summons more of himself, Samuel says they'll do nicely...

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Episode Notes
James Kyson Lee (Ando), Ali Larter (Tracy), Masi Oka (Hiro), and Sendhil Ramamurthy (Mohinder) are credited, but are only seen in recycled footage at the end.

Episode Quotes
Noah: It's been a long time since I dated. You know, I, uh, kind of skipped right over the Sexual Revolution.
Lauren Gilmore: Who said anything about sex?

Lauren Gilmore: Working for the CIA has a few benefits, like waterboarding terrorists and pretty decent bagels, and the ability to triangulate cellphone calls.

Claire: Once upon a time... there was a frog. And the frog lived in a far-away land with Mom, Dad, Brother, and a tadpole named Mr. Muggles. And the frog always wanted to be special.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorTim Kring
Executive ProducerTim Kring  |  Dennis Hammer  |  Jim Chory  |  Adam Armus  |  Nora Kay Foster
Co-Executive ProducerAron Eli Coleite  |  Rob Fresco  |  Juan Carlos Coto
Supervising ProducerJoe Pokaski
ProducerLori Motyer
Co-ProducerCathy Mickel Gibson
Consulting ProducerMark Verheiden
Associate ProducerBill Hooper  |  Mike Ketelsen
Production DesignerRuth Ammon
EditorJon Koslowsky
CastingKendra Patterson  |  Natalie Hart  |  Jason La Padura
Unit Production ManagerCathy Mickel Gibson
First Assistant DirectorFrancis R. Mahony
Second Assistant DirectorDiane Calhoun
MusicWendy Melvoin  |  Lisa Coleman (2)
Music EditorCarli Barber
Music SupervisorStacy Wallen-McCarthy
Costume DesignerDebra McGuire
Make-upGlenn Hetrick
Key GripMarcus Flower
Camera OperatorPeter Mercurio
Set DecoratorRon V. Franco
Location ManagerDianne Friedgen  |  Steve Hasson
Transportation CoordinatorBrian Steagall
Property MasterRoss Anderson
Construction CoordinatorThomas J. Arp
Production Sound MixerKenn Michael Fuller
Script SupervisorValerie Norman
Script CoordinatorErin Fitzgerald (2)
Assistant EditorDavid Augsburger
Re-Recording MixerGerry Lentz  |  Richard Weingart
On-Line EditorBruce Motyer
Director of PhotographyCharlie Lieberman
Stunt CoordinatorTim Gilbert
Production SupervisorBrenda Pulos  |  Pearl Lucero
Production SecretaryJonathan Harmon
Storyboard ArtistCesar Lemus
Art DirectorSandy Getzler
Assistant Production CoordinatorHeather Hoislbauer
Post Production CoordinatorDantonio Alvarez
Sound MixerStephen Grubbs
Special EffectsGary D'Amico
Costume SupervisorNancy Gould
Special Makeup Effects ArtistDavid Dupuis
Visual Effects SupervisorEric Grenaudier
Production AccountantMargaret Scarpello
Chief Lighting TechnicianJeff Levy (1)
Department Head HairLee Ann Brittenham
Visual Effects ProducerMark Spatny
Department Head Make-upLori Madrigal
ColoristScott Ostrowsky
Assistant To The Executive ProducerJim Martin (3)  |  Foz McDermott  |  Zach Craley  |  Eddie Jaszek
"B" Camera OperatorBrian Bernstein
Production EstimatorKristen M. D'Angelo
Video Playback SupervisorMark L. Marcum
Post Office CoordinatorMegan Kukla
Music Engineer/mixerMichael Perfitt
Research AssociateFoz McDermott
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