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Heroes: Distractions

Hiro works to make his father and sister understand his destiny. Niki has an opportunity to be reunited with D.L. and Micah. Claude works with Peter to perfect his ability, but his training could damage his faith in the people he cares about the most. Meanwhile, Sylar makes a move on H.R.G. and his family.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x14
Production Number: 114
Airdate: Monday February 05th, 2007

Alternate Airdates:

BE (VT4) Apr 16, 2007
AU (Seven) May 02, 2007
UK (BBC TWO) May 14, 2007
NL (RTL 5) Sep 20, 2007
DE (RTL 2) Jan 08, 2008
FI (MTV3) Jan 16, 2008


Guest Stars
Ashley CrowAshley Crow
As Sandra Bennet
Christopher EcclestonChristopher Eccleston
As Claude
Colby FrenchColby French
As Hank
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
Kevin ChamberlinKevin Chamberlin
As Aaron Malsky
Paula NewsomePaula Newsome
As Dr. Witherson
Saemi NakamuraSaemi Nakamura
As Kimiko Nakamura
Thomas DekkerThomas Dekker
As Zach
Zachary QuintoZachary Quinto
As Sylar

Co-Guest Stars
Link BakerLink Baker
As Broken Nose
Monica LouwerensMonica Louwerens
As Lady With a Purse
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
Tawny CypressTawny Cypress
As Simone Deveaux
Santiago CabreraSantiago Cabrera
As Isaac Mendez


Claude is training Peter in the use of his powers, and as their first lesson plans to show him how to retain a power even when the source isn't around. Claude steals a woman's purse, gives it to Peter, then walks away… leaving Peter visible...

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Episode Notes
When Sylar presses HRG's driver license against the glass, his name can be seen as simply 'Bennet'.

Ratings: 14.61 million viewers

Episode Quotes
Isaac: (to Simone) This city took me in. Everything important that ever happened to me happened here. Good. Bad. You. And now it's all gonna be destroyed because I can't stop it.

Ando: This is bad. What should we do?
Hiro: Did you put on cologne?

Ando: Your father looks angry.
Hiro: My father always looks angry.
Ando: But your sister looks hot.

Kaito Nakamura: For this you leave your job, take an unauthorized vacation. Gorge yourself on hamburgers and waffles.
Hiro: Waffles are very good. You would like them.
Kaito Nakamura: No, Hiro. I would not.

Peter: The people I love are not distractions!

Sylar: Well, thanks for inviting me in. I always wanted to see where Mr. Bennet lived.
Sandra Bennet: It's so funny how all y'all call him "Mr. Bennet" over there. I've always just known him as.... (to the dog) Stop that, you, no more shoes!

Sandra Bennett: How did you do that?
Sylar: I'm special. Just like Claire ... well, different but you catch the meaning. It's a shame I'll have to kill her. Maybe I'll kill you first. I really haven't decided yet.

Simone: You can’t lose hope.
Isaac: What hope is there?
Simone: There’s you! What you can do. Why else would you be allowed to see the future unless it was to do something about it? You can’t just see the future, Isaac, you make it. You’ll find a way.

Isaac: I think he's been here this whole time. I've being painting him. Except no one can see him, like he is a ghost, or... invisible. What does that mean?
Bennet: It means that an old friend isn't quite as dead as we thought he was.

Peter: You threw me off of a thirty story building! If I didn't regenerate, I'd be dead!
Claude: You could've flown! Listen, if you hadn't worked this one out, you'd've been hopeless anyway. And I'd have defused the biggest bomb ever.

Hiro: You have made the right choice, Father.
Kaito Nakamura: Let us hope so. This does not mean I approve of what you are doing.
Hiro: That’s okay. You don’t have to. Life evolves, Father. And the son you wanted to be like you will follow his own path. Now I have to go save the world!
(they hug)
Kaito Nakamura: Should never have read him those stories.

Cultural References
The license plate on Mr. Nakamura's (guest star George Takei) reads NCC-1701, which is the Enterprise's tail number on Star Trek, a series that George Takei starred as Lt. Hikaru Sulu.

Episode References
Taxi Advertisement

The advertisement on the taxi cab is an ad for the exhibit that Hiro went to to steal the sword in "Godsend".

Abilities Development
Peter Petrelli: Peter is able to mimic abilities permanently and no longer has to be near to the person with the ability.
Sylar: Sylar controls electricity during the episode on two separate occasions; Sylar is also able to "steal" other abilities by killing a person with that ability.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorTim Kring
Executive ProducerTim Kring
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