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Heroes: Upon This Rock

Claire learns that the carnival holds several dark secrets, and has a showdown with an old friend. Hiro tries to explain to Ando that he needs help, while Samuel seeks out Emma to recruit someone with the power he needs. And Nathan is finally laid to rest.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x13
Airdate: Monday January 04th, 2010
Special Runtime: 120 Minutes

Alternate Airdates:

UK (BBC TWO) Mar 27, 2010

Guest Stars
Deanne BrayDeanne Bray
As Emma Coolidge
Dawn OlivieriDawn Olivieri
As Lydia
Todd StashwickTodd Stashwick
As Eli
David H. LawrenceDavid H. Lawrence
As Eric Doyle (as David H. Lawrence XVII)
Sasha PieterseSasha Pieterse
As Amanda Strazzulla
Saemi NakamuraSaemi Nakamura
As Kimiko Nakamura

Co-Guest Stars
Adam Lazarre-WhiteAdam Lazarre-White
As Ian Michaels
Justin EvansJustin Evans
As Simon Petrelli
Jackson WurthJackson Wurth
As Monty Petrelli
Henry HayashiHenry Hayashi
As Ramen Vendor
Ai YoshiharaAi Yoshihara
As Japanese Woman
Keisuke HoashiKeisuke Hoashi
As Japanese Cop
Matt SiglochMatt Sigloch
As Officer in Charge
Julian de la CelleJulian de la Celle
As Young Samuel
Doug HaleyDoug Haley
As Young Joseph

Noah GreenwoodNoah Greenwood
As Tokyo Pursesnatcher
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
Masi OkaMasi Oka
As Hiro Nakamura
Hayden PanettiereHayden Panettiere
As Claire Bennet
Sendhil RamamurthySendhil Ramamurthy
As Mohinder Suresh
Cristine RoseCristine Rose
As Angela Petrelli
Milo VentimigliaMilo Ventimiglia
As Peter Petrelli


Claire is working at the Sullivan Brothers Carnival and contemplating posters advertising Lydia and Eli. Eli watches Claire as she walks by him down the midway, picking up trash. Lydia assures Claire that he's harmless and he's only watching her because she's new. Claire admits she's not comfortable with people staring at her. Lydia has Mrs. Comey's blueberry pancakes for Samuel and suggests she take them to him to get some points...

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Episode Notes
Sendhil Ramamurthy is credited but only does the opening voiceover.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Emerson, Lake & PalmerKarn Evil 9Samuel trying his powers

Episode Quotes
Mohinder: (opening voiceover) There are many ways to define our fragile existence. Many ways to give it reason. But it is our memories that shape its purpose and give it context. A private assortment, of images, fears, loves, regrets. We alone chose the importance of each. Building our own unique histories one memory at a time. Hoping the ones we chose to remember don't betray or trap us. For it is the cruel irony of light that we are destined to hold the dark with the light, the good with the evil. That is what separates us, makes us human. and in the end, what we might fight to hold on to.

Claire: Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.
Samuel: Sounds deep.
Claire: Sartre. College.
Samuel: I always thought freedom was just another word for nothing left to lose.
Claire: That, too.

Hiro: Good Citizen. I am a humble knight from the Starship Enterprise. I seek my first officer, Sancho Panza.
Ramen Vendor: Miso, soy or salt?
Hiro: I do not require sustenance. I require transport to Sancho Panza. He is my sidekick.
Ramen Vendor: No sidekick. Noodles.

Ian Michaels: She's different. Like me.
Samuel: Not different. Special.

Peter: My brother Nathan taught me a lot. He taught me... how to ride a skateboard when I was a kid, how to hook a marlin, he taught me how to catch a baseball. Those are all things usually a father'll teach his son. But Dad wasn't around. So it was Nathan. And I wish to hell it would've been my father, because Nathan didn't take it easy. He would throw it high, or he'd throw it wide, and I would yell at him. I'd tell him to throw it right at me, but he'd say to me, "That's not how it's gonna come at you at a game, Pete." I used to think he was just being a big brother and he was picking on me. But now I understand. He just wanted me to be ready... for anything. I'm ready, brother. For whatever comes.

Cultural References
Samuel: I always thought "Freedom was just another word for 'nothing left to lose' "

Samuel's "Freedom [is] just another word for 'nothing left to lose'" is a quote from the song Me and Bobby McGee, written by Kris Kristofferson and most notably covered by Janis Joplin.

When Hiro ports back to the open-space market in Tokyo, his various delusional comments reference Star Trek ("The Starship Enterprise"), Don Quixote/The Man of La Mancha ("Sancho Panza", "Dulcinea"), Star Wars ("A Jedi's work", "Princess", "Light Saber", "C3PO"), Highlander ("There can be only one"), Battlestar Galactica ("Citizens of Caprica", "The Cylons") and Arthurian legend ("Lancelot").

Other Episode Crew

CreatorTim Kring
Executive ProducerTim Kring  |  Jim Chory  |  Adam Armus  |  Nora Kay Foster  |  Dennis Hammer
Co-Executive ProducerAron Eli Coleite  |  Rob Fresco  |  Juan Carlos Coto
Supervising ProducerJoe Pokaski
ProducerLori Motyer
Co-ProducerCathy Mickel Gibson
Consulting ProducerMark Verheiden
Associate ProducerMike Ketelsen  |  Bill Hooper
Production DesignerRuth Ammon
EditorLois Blumenthal
CastingKendra Patterson  |  Jason La Padura  |  Natalie Hart
Unit Production ManagerCathy Mickel Gibson
First Assistant DirectorAnne Berger
Second Assistant DirectorBarbara M. Ravis
MusicLisa Coleman (2)  |  Wendy Melvoin
Music EditorJennifer Barak  |  Carli Barber
Music SupervisorAlicen Catron Schneider  |  Stacy Wallen-McCarthy
Costume DesignerDebra McGuire
Make-upGlenn Hetrick  |  Mark Viniello
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 SupervisorElisa A. Forni
Script CoordinatorErin Fitzgerald (2)
Assistant EditorSue Kesler
Re-Recording MixerRichard Weingart  |  Gerry Lentz
On-Line EditorBruce Motyer
Director of PhotographyNathaniel Goodman
Stunt CoordinatorTim Gilbert
Production SupervisorPearl Lucero  |  Brenda Pulos
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)  |  Howie Kaplan  |  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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