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Heroes: Homecoming

H.R.G. goes to all means possible to protect his daughter as Claire's Homecoming turns into a life-threatening event. Nathan and Simone race to find Isaac's painting for Peter, but it reveals the tragedy that lies ahead. Meanwhile, Hiro travels back in time to fix an upsetting event; Micah spends time with his father, D.L.; and Suresh, still in India, learns about a boy who would get him back into his research.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x9
Production Number: 109
Airdate: Monday November 20th, 2006

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Mar 28, 2007
BE (VT4) Apr 02, 2007
UK (BBC TWO) Apr 09, 2007
NL (RTL 5) Aug 16, 2007
DE (RTL 2) Nov 26, 2007
FI (MTV3) Dec 12, 2007

Guest Stars
Ashley CrowAshley Crow
As Sandra Bennet
Danielle SavreDanielle Savre
As Jackie Wilcox
Erick AvariErick Avari
As Chandra Suresh
Jack ColemanJack Coleman
As Mr. Bennet
James Kyson LeeJames Kyson Lee
As Ando Masahashi
Jayma MaysJayma Mays
As Charlie
Jimmy Jean-LouisJimmy Jean-Louis
As The Haitian
Matt LanterMatt Lanter
As Brody
Nora ZehetnerNora Zehetner
As Eden McCain
Sakina JaffreySakina Jaffrey
As Mrs. Suresh
Shishir KurupShishir Kurup
As Nirad
Thomas DekkerThomas Dekker
As Zach
Zachary QuintoZachary Quinto
As Sylar
Clay WilcoxClay Wilcox
As Gun Seller

Co-Guest Stars
Javin ReidJavin Reid
As Sanjog
Josh ClarkJosh Clark
As Sheriff Davidson
Karl T. WrightKarl T. Wright
As Principal
Ryan K. SmithRyan K. Smith
As Deputy
Sally ChamplinSally Champlin
As Lynette
Alan John EvrardAlan John Evrard
As Utah Highway Patrol
Brent TarnolBrent Tarnol
As Male Student
Danielle MorrowDanielle Morrow
As Everyday Girl
Ossie MairOssie Mair
As Vender
Tiffany HinesTiffany Hines
As Cheerleader
Main Cast
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
Leonard RobertsLeonard Roberts
As D.L. Hawkins
Tawny CypressTawny Cypress
As Simone Deveaux
Santiago CabreraSantiago Cabrera
As Isaac Mendez


At Union Wells High School, Jackie and the other cheerleaders glare at Claire over the fact that she was in the accident that crippled the quarterback. The principal posts the list of Homecoming Queen finalists and Claire is on the list, much to her surprise. Jackie isn't thrilled but Zach and the other "unpopular" kids cheer her on...

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Episode Notes
Greg Grunberg (Matt Parker) does not appear in this episode.

Ratings: 16.03 million viewers

Episode Quotes
Mohinder: (opening voiceover) We are, if anything, creatures of habit. Drawn to the safety and comfort of the familiar. But what happens when the familiar becomes unsafe? When the fear we have been desperately trying to avoid finds us where we live.

Zach: Oh, the principal's gonna post the homecoming queen announcement.
Claire: Whoopee.

Simone: What are you doing? No! No! Noo!
Nathan: Saving his life. What? You believe him? Save the cheerleader, save the world?
Simone: I'm not sure what to believe anymore.
Nathan: I am.

Jessica: (to Niki in the mirror) We're going hunting.

D.L.: Good news - it's gonna be you and me from here on out. Partners.
Micah: You mean, like Batman and Robin?
D.L.: Yeah, like Batman and Robin. Only... I ain't wearin' no tights. You can wear tights, I'm not wearin' tights.

Mohinder: My father identified a genetic marker. It says the boy can enter your dreams, alter your perceptions, a-a kind of spirit guide.
Nirad: You must have seen that file before.
Mohinder: I have never seen this file before and I have had thousands of dreams in my life. These were different, they were-they were real.

Mr. Bennet: It's useless. How is that supposed to help me find Sylar?
Eden: He's not a vending machine, you can't just put the drugs in and pull a lever and expect a clear response. He's a person.
Mr. Bennet: Your emotions are impairing your judgement.
Eden: Maybe. But I'm not the only one.

Everyday Girl: Congratulations, Claire.
Claire: Thanks so much! (to Zach) I don't know that girl.
Male Student: Holla to the Queen!
Claire: Holla back! (to Zach) Everybody who wasn't my friend is now my friend and everybody who was my friend isn't.
Zach: Well, it's not a popularity contest, it's an unpopularity contest.

Zach: (after handing Claire Chandra Suresh's book and pointing out a chapter on spontaneous regeneration) What? What's with you?
Claire: You're being so nice. I've never been this nice to you, I mean, I've been nice but I could be nicer.
Zach: Then why don't you?

Claire: Do you have any idea what it means for me to miss this game?!
Mr. Bennet: You'll survive.

Sandra Bennet: She's gonna hate you for a long time on this one.
Mr. Bennet: Let's hope so.

D.L.: What were you thinking?! Do you know how scared I was?!
Micah: Now you know how it felt when you left us.

Mohinder: You came to me in my dream last night.
Sanjog: I don't come to anyone. They come to me.
Mohinder: Why? Why do they come to you?
Sanjog: They have questions that need answers.
Mohinder: I'm not sure that I have a question.
Sanjog: Yes, you do.

Claire: I'm finally realising who my friends really are... and that maybe being different isn't the end of the world. It's just who I am.
Zach: Exactly. You gotta embrace your inner freak. 'Cause the only thing you'll regret is denying who you really are.

Ando: You have a power, right?
Peter: Sort of.
Ando: Super strength? You bend time and space like Hiro?
Peter: No, I... I kind of absorb the abilities of others but only when they're close.
Ando: Hmm?
Peter: Truthfully, I... by myself, I don't... I'm not really anything.

Peter: Coming?
Ando: No. I will wait for Hiro. Without him, I am not really anything, either. Maybe you should wait, too.
Peter: There's no time. I have to save the cheerleader.
Ando: But Peter... you die.

Chandra Suresh: Darwin said a scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections - a heart of stone. That's me, Mohinder. It's not you. Go home.

Claire: You know, a good friend of mine once said it's more important to be honest with yourself and happy than popular. I think he got it right.
Jackie: Really? Sounds like a loser to me.

Claire: Hey? What's your name?
Peter: Peter.
Claire: I'm Claire.
Peter: Are you the one? When I... saving you, did I save the world?
Claire: I don't know. I'm just a cheerleader.

Mr. Bennet: You're lucky to be alive.
Claire: It's not luck, Dad. I have something I have to tell you.

Mrs. Suresh: He wanted you to live your own life. So, now that you know about them, what will you do?
Mohinder: Find them. Tell them who they are if they don't already know, warn them of the dangers they face.
Mrs. Suresh: And who will protect you?

Mohinder: (closing voiceover) We are all at our cause the sum of our fears. To embrace destiny, we must inevitably face those fears and conquer them. Whether they come from the familiar or the unknown.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorTim Kring
Executive ProducerTim Kring
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