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Heroes: The Art of Deception

Noah and Lauren launch an attack on Samuel. Sylar asks Matt for his help, while Peter learns what the future holds for Emma and resolves to save her after acquiring help from an unexpected ally.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x17
Airdate: Monday January 25th, 2010

Alternate Airdates:

CA (Global) Jan 25, 2010

Guest Stars
Madeline ZimaMadeline Zima
As Gretchen Berg
Dawn OlivieriDawn Olivieri
As Lydia
Ray ParkRay Park
As Edgar
Deanne BrayDeanne Bray
As Emma Coolidge
Todd StashwickTodd Stashwick
As Eli
Elizabeth LackeyElizabeth Lackey
As Janice Parkman (as Lisa Lackey)
Elisabeth RöhmElisabeth Röhm
As Lauren Gilmore
David H. LawrenceDavid H. Lawrence
As Eric Doyle (as David H. Lawrence XVII)

Co-Guest Stars
Harry PerryHarry Perry
As Damien
Daryl CrittendenDaryl Crittenden
As Fire Breather Dad "Chris"
Erin Allin OErin Allin O'Reilly
As Fire Breather Mom "Gale" (as Erin O'Reilly)
Kaleigh RyanKaleigh Ryan
As Fire Breather Daughter "Jennie"
Main Cast
Jack ColemanJack Coleman
As Noah Bennet
Greg GrunbergGreg Grunberg
As Matt Parkman
Robert KnepperRobert Knepper
As Samuel Sullivan (Episode 67-, recurring previously)
Ali LarterAli Larter
As Niki/Jessica Sanders (S01-S02); Tracy Strauss (S03-)
Hayden PanettiereHayden Panettiere
As Claire Bennet
Zachary QuintoZachary Quinto
As Sylar / Gabriel Gray
Cristine RoseCristine Rose
As Angela Petrelli
Milo VentimigliaMilo Ventimiglia
As Peter Petrelli


At the Sullivan Bros. Carnival, Samuel leaves his trailer and strolls along the midway. The other carnival residents give him a wide berth as he goes to Lydia and asks where everyone is. She tells him that the carnival is closed and everyone is afraid of him after what he did to the town. Lydia notes that all they wanted was a place to call their own, and wonders if he ever wanted the same thing. When he realizes she hasn't trusted him for a long time and tries to take her hand, she pulls away. Samuel wonders if she's become the empath to replace Joseph, and what she's been telling the others. Lydia admits that nobody respects them, and Samuel says he'll win their respect back because he loves and needs them. He insists he'll do whatever he has to, to prove his worth...

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Episode Quotes
Sylar: All I know is that once I'm free from the temptation of my ability...
Matt: Mm-mm? You're going to be normal? I'm sorry, that ship sailed 50 murders ago.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorTim Kring
Executive ProducerTim Kring  |  Jim Chory  |  Adam Armus  |  Nora Kay Foster  |  Dennis Hammer
Co-Executive ProducerAron Eli Coleite  |  Juan Carlos Coto  |  Rob Fresco
Supervising ProducerJoe Pokaski
ProducerLori Motyer
Consulting ProducerMark Verheiden
Associate ProducerMike Ketelsen  |  Bill Hooper
Production DesignerRuth Ammon
EditorLois Blumenthal
CastingNatalie Hart  |  Kendra Patterson  |  Jason La Padura
Unit Production ManagerCathy Mickel Gibson
First Assistant DirectorFrancis R. Mahony
Second Assistant DirectorJames Moran (2)
MusicWendy Melvoin  |  Lisa Coleman (2)
Music EditorJennifer Barak
Music SupervisorAlicen Catron Schneider
Costume DesignerDebra McGuire
Make-upGlenn Hetrick
Key GripTim "Slim" White
Set DecoratorRon V. Franco
Location ManagerSteve Hasson  |  Dianne Friedgen
Transportation CoordinatorBrian Steagall
Property MasterRoss Anderson
Construction CoordinatorThomas J. Arp
Production Sound MixerGeorge Flores
Script SupervisorValerie Norman
Script CoordinatorErin Fitzgerald (2)
Assistant EditorSue Kesler
Re-Recording MixerGerry Lentz  |  Richard Weingart
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
Sound MixerStephen Grubbs
Special EffectsGary D'Amico
Costume SupervisorNancy Gould
Visual Effects SupervisorEric Grenaudier  |  Mark Spatny
Production AccountantMargaret Scarpello
Chief Lighting TechnicianDon Mosley
"A" Camera OperatorBrian Bernstein
Department Head HairLee Ann Brittenham
Department Head Make-upLori Madrigal
ColoristScott Ostrowsky
Assistant To The Executive ProducerFoz McDermott  |  Eddie Jaszek  |  Howie Kaplan  |  Jim Martin (3)
"B" Camera OperatorJeff Greeley
Production EstimatorKristen M. D'Angelo
Video Playback SupervisorMark L. Marcum
Post Office CoordinatorMegan Kukla
Music Engineer/mixerMichael Perfitt
1st Camera AssistantCraig Grossmueller
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