In New York, an invisible Peter and Claude struggle, and Peter explains his ability. Claude understands Peter's powers and says that he's "one of those." When Peter asks if Claude knows other people with his power, Claude starts to leave and tells Peter to forget him. When Peter tries to explain his vision of destroying New York City, Claude tells him to get out of town then gets out of range so that Peter turns visible and loses sight of him...Read the full recap
Santiago Cabrera (Isaac Mendez) and Tawny Cypress (Simone Deveaux) are not credited and do not appear in this episode.
Ratings: 13.63 million viewers
Symbols: The symbol is seen on Hiro's sword, on Jessica's back, and on the Haitian's neck.
Mohinder: (opening voiceover) When we embrace what lies within, our potential knows no limit. The future is filled with promise. The present, rife with expectation. But when we deny our instinct, and struggle against our deepest urges ... uncertainty begins. Where does this path lead? When will the changes end? Is this transformation a gift or a curse? And for those that fear what lies ahead. The most important question of all: can we ever change what we really are?
Hiro: My power is lost until I get the sword. It focused the samurai Kensei's power. It will do the same for me.
Ando: But Hiro, if you have no power, how can we steal the sword?
Hiro: I will find a way. That sword is my destiny. A samurai's weapon must be used with honor. And respect. This sword has many lessons to teach.
Ando: Swords are for killing. That's why they're sharp.
Hiro: Maybe I use the sword to kill bomb-man. Is it my destiny to kill this man?
Nathan: Dr. Suresh? Do you remember me?
Mohinder: Nathan Petrelli.
Nathan: You yelled at my car.
Mohinder: Yes, we met under unfortunate circumstances. I believe I came off as a deranged lunatic.
Mohinder: Peter’s specific DNA allows for a blend. Like colors in a mosaic, resequencing itself to mimic the abilities of those around him.
Nathan: Like a chameleon.
Mohinder: More like a sponge. It’s precisely why I’ve been studying him.
Nathan: Could his condition become dangerous, to himself or to other people?
Mohinder: If he absorbs too much or comes into contact with an unstable ability, then most definitely yes.
Nathan: Can you fix it?
Peter: I think you're the one that has to teach me how to stop this.
Claude: There's no such thing. No teaching. No Sunday school for the special. What I can do, you can't learn — you wake up in the morning, it's there. If you've got thin soup, then that's your supper.
Matt: Yes, I will call the plumber today.
Janice: Are you always gonna be in my head?
Matt: Well, I can't control this thing.
Janice: You can't or you won't?
Hiro: (to Kaito's henchmen) I am very special, I offer myself in trade! Release unspecial Ando!
Hank: I did everything I could. He's dead.
Bennet: Well, that's less than ideal.
Hiro: You cannot bribe a hero. My heart is true. My spirit unbreakable.
Claude: A nurse who's an empath, very cute.
Peter: Empath, what's that mean?
Claude: Means you're a pain in my ass, mate.
Bennet: When I'm 64, you'll --
Claire: I will be there for you.
Their exchange is a reference to the Beatles' song, "When I'm Sixty-Four."
Zach: There was a fire 14 years ago in Kermit Texas. Kermit why does that name sound so familar?
Claire: 'Cause of the frog.
Claire is referring to Kermit the Frog, a popular Muppets character.
Hiro Nakamura: Hiro attempts to use his power, but is unable, most likely due to not having the sword in his possession.
Meredith Gordon: Meredith, Claire's biological mother, has the ability to control fire.