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Heroes: Nothing to Hide

Niki reveals her troubles to a friend after a crisis with Micah arises. Matt is forced to put aside his marital issues for the time being while he helps Audrey with another bizarre murder investigation. When Hiro is unable to act like a hero when faced with a dangerous situation, he begins to question his destiny. Meanwhile, Claire learns where her missing tape is and Mr. Bennett is delivered disturbing news.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x7
Production Number: 107
Airdate: Monday November 06th, 2006

Director: Donna Deitch
Writer: Jesse Alexander

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Mar 14, 2007
UK (BBC TWO) Mar 26, 2007
BE (VT4) Mar 26, 2007
NL (RTL 5) Aug 02, 2007
DE (RTL 2) Nov 14, 2007
FI (MTV3) Nov 28, 2007


Guest Stars
Ashley CrowAshley Crow
As Sandra Bennet
Clea DuVallClea DuVall
As F.B.I. Agent Audrey Hanson
Cristine RoseCristine Rose
As Angela Petrelli
Deirdre QuinnDeirdre Quinn
As Texas Tina
Elizabeth LackeyElizabeth Lackey
As Janice Parkman (as Lisa Lackey)
James Kyson LeeJames Kyson Lee
As Ando Masahashi
Matthew John ArmstrongMatthew John Armstrong
As Theodore Sprague
Rena SoferRena Sofer
As Heidi Petrelli
Richard RoundtreeRichard Roundtree
As Charles Deveaux
Rick PetersRick Peters
As Tom
Thomas DekkerThomas Dekker
As Zach
Kate ConnorKate Connor
As Nurse Jennifer
Stephen SpinellaStephen Spinella
As Oliver Dennison

Co-Guest Stars
Jackson WurthJackson Wurth
As Monty Petrelli
Randall BentleyRandall Bentley
As Lyle Bennet
Eliza ColemanEliza Coleman
As Woman in Car Crash
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
Milo VentimigliaMilo Ventimiglia
As Peter Petrelli
Noah Gray-CabeyNoah Gray-Cabey
As Micah Sanders
Leonard RobertsLeonard Roberts
As D.L. Hawkins
Tawny CypressTawny Cypress
As Simone Deveaux


Peter is reading the paper to Charles Deveaux at the latter's apartment. Charles says he loves him because Peter speaks his mind, and that's his real power. Peter goes to the window and offers to demonstrate he can fly. He prepares to fly and sees himself over New York City... and wakes up in his apartment, awakened by the doorbell. Simone is at the door and she tells him that her father died an hour ago...

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Episode Notes
Santiago Cabrera (Isaac Mendez) does not appear in this episode. Sendhil Ramamurthy (Mohinder Suresh) doesn't appear, but does provide the opening monologue.

Symbols: Matt and Ted both have marks on their shoulder.

We learn that Niki's doppelganger has a name - Jessica.

Ratings: 14.33 million viewers

Episode Quotes
Charles Deveaux: In the end, all that matters is love. I love you, Peter.
Peter: I love you, too, Charles.

Claire: (to Zach) You know, I get that you're socially slow but you know you're supposed to call someone before you come over?

Niki: (while looking in the mirror) Help me.

Simone: He said he's been flying all over the world. But that it was a world he didn't recognize, there were so many people filled with pain.

Simone: He worried for them... and for me... until you told him everything would be okay.
Peter: What do you mean I told him?
Simone: I know, it doesn't make any sense but he said that you were flying with him and you told him it was all gonna be okay. That there were people who cared, who would make a difference. That you would save the world.

Nathan: You're kidding?
Angela Petrelli: No, I never kid about family brunch.
Nathan: That's because we never have family brunch.

Lyle: Help! Somebody help me, my sister's a freak!

Micah: Heroes don't run away...
D.L.: Micah...
Micah: Bad guys do. Heroes help people, Dad. You know what? You're a bad guy.
D.L.: I'm not a bad guy, all right?

Niki: Then I would catch my reflection and... but it wasn't my reflection. It was... another me. She has a name... Jessica.
Texas Tina: Jessica?
Niki: When someone tries to hurt me, it's like she comes out.

Hiro: Why couldn't I have super strength too?

Micah: Dad, you saved her, like a real hero. Now, we can go back and save Mom.
D.L.: I wish it were that easy.
Micah: Well, it is, Dad, we just go back.

Lyle: I'm gonna put this thing on YouTube, make like a million bucks!
Zach: YouTube's free, you idiot!
Claire: You're not helping. Lyle, no-one can see what's on that tape.
Lyle: Are you an alien or something? Is he an alien, too?
Zach: Yeah, yeah, we're gonna... we're gonna anal probe you!

Audrey: Who keeps calling you?
Matt: Errr, nobody, it's my wife.
Audrey: Since when is your wife nobody?

Jessica: I said you can go now.
Texas Tina: It's me... I'm just trying to help you out, girl, okay?
Jessica: She doesn't need your help anymore. Understand?

Matt: How did he cause all that damage with his bare hands?
Audrey: How do you hear what people are thinking?

Peter: With this thing, we can make a difference.
Nathan: I'm... trying to make a difference, Peter, the best way I know how. Flying around, how is that gonna help anybody? What is it that... I can't... what am I... what am I gonna do when I get there? I don't have a gun, I don't have a badge, I don't know-I don't know karate! I guess I can put on a-a costume and-and fly around, pull cats outta trees! That's not gonna make a difference.
Peter: You're not gonna know until you try.

Micah: Mom, is this really you?
Jessica: Tell me where you are, baby.
Micah: Just put my mom on the phone.
Jessica: Your mom's not here right now. She's not coming back until I take care of a few things.

Mohinder: (closing voiceover) You do not choose your destiny, it chooses you. And those that knew you before Fate took you by the hand cannot understand the depth of the changes inside. They cannot fathom how much you stand to lose in failure...that you are the instrument of flawless Design. And all of life may hang in the balance. The hero learns quickly who can comprehend and who merely stands in your way.

Episode Goofs
Audrey says that CODIS determined the identity of a fingerprint found on a body. However, CODIS (Combined DNA Index System) uses DNA to determine an identity, not fingerprints. For prints, the AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems) database is used instead.

During the last episode, "Better Halves", Niki was knocked out by D.L. and landed with her face toward the right. When this episode picks up where that scene left off, Niki is facing left.

Cultural References
Lyle: I'm gonna put this thing on YouTube, make like a million bucks!
Zach: YouTube's free, you idiot!

YouTube is a popular website where people can watch and upload videos for free.

Episode References
Nathan's wife's, Heidi, condition was foreshadowed in "Genesis" by Angela and Peter.

Abilities Development
Micah Sanders: Micah has the ability of a technopath. He is able to work and fix technology by one touch of his hand.
Niki Sanders: Niki's doppelganger is revealed to be named Jessica.
Peter Petrelli: Peter experiences another dream featuring Charles Deveaux.
Ted Sprague: Ted releases radiation through his hands capable of melting solid objects at very high temperatures, but has a hard time controlling his power.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorTim Kring
Executive ProducerTim Kring
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