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Heroes: Collision

Suresh is able to pin-point the location of one of his father's genetically advanced beings. In Las Vegas, Hiro and Ando use Hiro's abilities to take advantage of the casino, but their seemingly foolproof plan backfires. Meanwhile, as Peter reaches out to another hero in order to learn more about their destiny, Claire's abilities are put to the limit after the bonfire. Elsewhere, one of Issac's paintings reveals that Claire's future may be in danger and Matt has a run-in with two mysterious men.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x4
Production Number: 104
Airdate: Monday October 16th, 2006


Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Feb 21, 2007
UK (BBC TWO) Mar 05, 2007
BE (VT4) Mar 12, 2007
NL (RTL 5) Jul 12, 2007
DE (RTL 2) Oct 24, 2007
FI (MTV3) Nov 07, 2007

  • Currently 9.3/10
9.3/10 (16 Votes cast)

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Guest Stars
Ashley CrowAshley Crow
As Sandra Bennet
Recurring
Danielle SavreDanielle Savre
As Jackie Wilcox
Recurring
Deirdre QuinnDeirdre Quinn
As Texas Tina
Recurring
Eugene ByrdEugene Byrd
As Campaign Manager
Recurring
Jack ColemanJack Coleman
As Mr. Bennet
Recurring
James Kyson LeeJames Kyson Lee
As Ando Masahashi
Recurring
Matt LanterMatt Lanter
As Brody
Recurring
Nicole BilderbackNicole Bilderback
As Hotel Manager
Recurring
Nora ZehetnerNora Zehetner
As Eden McCain
Recurring
Thomas DekkerThomas Dekker
As Zach
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
Mark NearingMark Nearing
As State Trooper
Recurring
Ashlee GillespieAshlee Gillespie
As Lori Trammel
Recurring
Jimmy Jean-LouisJimmy Jean-Louis
As The Haitian
Recurring
Mark Allan StewartMark Allan Stewart
As High Roller
Recurring
Randall BentleyRandall Bentley
As Lyle Bennet
Recurring
Toni LewisToni Lewis
As Medical Examiner
Matt BushellMatt Bushell
As Linderman's Henchmen
Paydin LoPachinPaydin LoPachin
As Brody's Next Victim
Main Cast
Greg GrunbergGreg Grunberg
As Matt Parkman
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
Sendhil RamamurthySendhil Ramamurthy
As Mohinder Suresh
Milo VentimigliaMilo Ventimiglia
As Peter Petrelli
Noah Gray-CabeyNoah Gray-Cabey
As Micah Sanders
Tawny CypressTawny Cypress
As Simone Deveaux
Santiago CabreraSantiago Cabrera
As Isaac Mendez

Recap

Matt Parkman wakes up to find himself strapped to a bed in a medical lab. Mr. Bennet walks in and explains that he’s not a member of any organization with initials. Bennet is able to tell that Matt is trying to read his mind, but is assistant the Haitian suppresses Matt’s abilities the same way he did at the bar. Despite the blockage, Matt manages to pick up one name from Bennet’s mind, and asks who “Claire” is. Mr. Bennet notes that Matt’s powers are developing faster than they anticipated and tells the Haitian to wipe Matt’s memories...

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 13.34 million viewers

Working Title: "Come Together"

Symbols: On "evil" Niki's back; when Mr. Bennet and the Haitian come into their apartment to "take one of them," the symbol is gone; and on the handle of "future" Hiro's sword.

Kristin Veitch, who guest stars as a dealer, is an E! Online columnist and avid fan of Heroes. Her column can be found here.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Basement JaxxDo Your Thing 
Diana KrallThe Girl in the Other Room 
Rogue WaveEyes 


Episode Quotes
Mohinder: (opening voiceover) Sometimes questions are more powerful than answers. How is this happening? What are they? Why them and not others? Why now? What does it all mean?

Matt: What are you? FBI? Huh? CIA?
Mr. Bennet: I'm not part of any organization that has initials.
Matt: Listen to me, whoever you think I am, believe me, I'm not him. I'm not... I'm not anyone.
Mr. Bennet: Oh, that's not true, you're someone. Someone very special.
Matt: Who are you people?
Mr. Bennet: Trying to hear my thoughts, Matt? Not with my friend here. He's special, too.

Mr. Bennet: (to Matt) Everything you see... by tomorrow, it won't matter.

Hiro: (in Japanese) I left messages in Japanese. I need to learn how to say "You're going to die in five weeks then New York will explode" in English.
Ando: (in English) "You are going to die in five weeks then New York will explode."

Niki: I'm not a whore.
Man: I think we've established what you are.

Mohinder: Your life may be in danger. I believe someone is targeting you.
Nathan: Can you be a little bit more specific? Twelve percent of the electorate strongly opposes me.

Peter: What if he can? Paint the future, I mean, stranger things, right?
Simone: No, that's about as strange as it gets.

Hiro: It's horrible. I'm a terrible person. But it was our last dollar.
Ando: It's genius. Do it again!
Hiro: No! It's cheating.
Ando: Is Peter Parker cheating when he sells pictures of Spider-Man?
Hiro: No.
Ando: All heroes have a system. This is our system.

Niki: I'm having these violent dreams, I mean, really violent where I'm tearing people apart. But it's not me, I mean, it's someone else... in me... with me.

Simone: You think you can save us all by shooting up?
Isaac: I can save everybody. I'm gonna be a hero.

Zach: Look, you said you had a hole in your head, maybe when they pulled out whatever was in there something like rebooted or whatever.
Claire: I'm not a hard drive.
Zach: Oh, you're little Miss Miracle-Gro.
Claire: Don't ever call me that again.

Niki: I don't have a husband. He left.
Nathan: For another woman?
Niki: I wish.
Nathan: Man?
Niki: (laughing) I would take that one too.

Hiro: All of this is wrong. We shouldn't be using my powers for personal gain. We're supposed to be saving the world.
Ando Masahashi: We will. But there's no law against looking good while we do it, is there? You said you wanted a costume. Now you have one.

High Roller: See, I had three aces at that poker table. Next thing I know, you two have them.
Hiro: (in Japanese) What is he saying?
Ando Masahashi: (in Japanese) Relax. I have it covered. (in English) You better back off! My friend has very big power! Can take you all out! Make you wish you never been born!
(Hiro is knocked out with one punch to Ando's dismay)

Thug: How are you gonna explain to your son what happened to him when you didn't honor your agreement? You think about that, Niki.
Niki: Niki's not here right now. (Niki proceeds to beat up the thug) If you threaten our son again, I'm going to put my heel through your skull. Do you understand?

Mohinder: (to Peter) Look, I'm not trying to discount your experience. It's just a week ago, I was in my own country, a respected professor. Now you want me to stalk a heroin addict who allegedly paints the fu-ture...

Claire: You're just gonna keep at it, aren't you?
Brody: You should let it go, Claire. Nothing you can do about it.
Claire: I can do this. (drives into a wall)

Hiro: Peter Petrelli.
Peter: How is this happening?
Hiro: I'm sorry if I scared you. You look different without your scar.
Peter: I don't know you, buddy.
Hiro: Not yet. My name is Hiro Nakamura. I'm from the future. I have a message for you...



Episode Goofs
The picture of Mohinder's father has changed on the back of the book. It's unknown whether this was on purpose as part of the plot, or if it was a simple character change.



Cultural References
The scene with Hiro and Ando riding down the escalator is a reference to the movie Rain Man.

One of the casinos that Hiro and Ando visit is the Montecito, the same fictional casino where fellow NBC series Las Vegas takes place.

Zach: No, you're Little Miss Miracle Grow.

"Little Miss Miracle" is a name often given to children who survive deadly situations, from accidents to illnesses.

Miracle Grow is a brand of fertilizer that claims to rapidly grow plants, similar to Claire's ability to regenerate rapidly.



Analysis
Abilities Development
Hiro Nakamura: Like Hiro, Future Hiro is able to freeze time and walk around while time is frozen.
Niki Sanders: Niki's other personality has superhuman strength.
Peter Petrelli: Further evidence is given that Peter is able to absorb abilites that he is near to -- while with Future Hiro, Peter is able to walk around while time is frozen just like Future Hiro can.
The Haitian: The Haitian can both wipe people's memories as well as block abilities.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorTim Kring
Executive ProducerTim Kring
 
Warning: Heroes season 1 episode 4 guide may contain spoilers
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