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Heroes: The Fix

While being chased during his search for the sword, Hiro has an encounter with his father. Now sober, Isaac sets out to save New York from disaster. Meanwhile, D.L. adjusts to his family duties; Matt opens up about himself to Janice; H.R.G. focuses his attention on Sylar; Claire escapes from the Haitian and sets out to find her birth parents; and Suresh has a visitor.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x13
Production Number: 113
Airdate: Monday January 29th, 2007

Alternate Airdates:

BE (VT4) Apr 16, 2007
AU (Seven) Apr 25, 2007
UK (BBC TWO) May 07, 2007
NL (RTL 5) Sep 13, 2007
DE (RTL 2) Jan 02, 2008
FI (MTV3) Jan 09, 2008


Guest Stars
Ashley CrowAshley Crow
As Sandra Bennet
Christopher EcclestonChristopher Eccleston
As Claude
Colby FrenchColby French
As Hank
Elizabeth LackeyElizabeth Lackey
As Janice Parkman
George TakeiGeorge Takei
As Kaito Nakamura
James Kyson LeeJames Kyson Lee
As Ando Masahashi
Jessalyn GilsigJessalyn Gilsig
As Meredith Gordon
Jimmy Jean-LouisJimmy Jean-Louis
As The Haitian
Paula NewsomePaula Newsome
As Dr. Witherson
Thomas DekkerThomas Dekker
As Zach
Zachary QuintoZachary Quinto
As Sylar
Alex FernandezAlex Fernandez
As Captain
Jesse CortiJesse Corti
As Captain

Co-Guest Stars
Brad GreenquistBrad Greenquist
As Kaito's Assistant
Dominic TestaDominic Testa
As Attendant
Main Cast
Jack ColemanJack Coleman
As Noah Bennet
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
Leonard RobertsLeonard Roberts
As D.L. Hawkins


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...

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Episode Notes
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.

Episode Quotes
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.

Episode Goofs
The cash in Micah's backpack are clearly 20s, yet have Ben Franklin, who is on the 100 dollar bill, on them.

Cultural References
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.

Abilities Development
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.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorTim Kring
Executive ProducerTim Kring
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