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Heroes: Unexpected

Peter learns of the betrayal that he and Claude were faced with. Matt's world crashes with Ted Sprague, a radioactive man, and Hana Gitelman, a woman with extraordinary mental abilities. Meanwhile, Claire is unable to control her anger at her biological father.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x16
Production Number: 116
Airdate: Monday February 19th, 2007

Director: Greg Beeman
Writer: Jeph Loeb

Alternate Airdates:

BE (VT4) Apr 23, 2007
AU (Seven) May 16, 2007
UK (BBC TWO) May 28, 2007
NL (RTL 5) Oct 04, 2007
DE (RTL 2) Jan 23, 2008
FI (MTV3) Jan 30, 2008

  • Currently 9.1/10
9.1/10 (16 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Ashley Crow
As Sandra Bennet
Recurring
Bill Fagerbakke
As Steve Gustavson
Recurring
Christopher Eccleston
As Claude
Recurring
Elizabeth Lackey
As Janice Parkman
Recurring
James Kyson Lee
As Ando Masahashi
Recurring
Jimmy Jean-Louis
As The Haitian
Recurring
Matthew John Armstrong
As Theodore Sprague
Recurring
Missi Pyle
As Hope
Recurring
Stana Katic
As Hana Gitelman
Recurring
Zachary Quinto
As Sylar
Recurring
Christina Haag
As Beth Lindall
Rusty Schwimmer
As Dale Smither
Stan Lee
As Bus Driver

Co-Guest Stars
Randall Bentley
As Lyle Bennet
Recurring
Lilas Lane
As Nathan's Aide
Main Cast
Jack Coleman
As Noah Bennet
Greg Grunberg
As Matt Parkman
Masi Oka
As Hiro Nakamura
Hayden Panettiere
As Claire Bennet
Adrian Pasdar
As Nathan Petrelli
Sendhil Ramamurthy
As Mohinder Suresh
Milo Ventimiglia
As Peter Petrelli
Tawny Cypress
As Simone Deveaux
Santiago Cabrera
As Isaac Mendez

Recap

Ted Sprague is in his cabin in the desert when he receives an instant message on his laptop computer from a user named "Wireless." However, his laptop isn't hooked up to the Internet. Wireless says that she knows what happened to him and sends him a schematic of a pneumatic needle. When Ted says they should meet, Wireless is already behind him and introduces herself as Hana Gitelman. She says that she has the power to send and receive wireless signals, and that she needs help in confronting the people who got both of them...

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Episode Notes
Noah Gray-Cabey (Micah Sanders), Ali Larter (Niki/Jessica Sanders) and Leonard Roberts (D.L. Hawkins) are not credited and do not appear in this episode.

NBC advertised this episode with the tagline "Someone flies. Someone dies." The person who flies is Peter and the person who dies is Simone.

Comic book writer and creator Stan Lee makes a cameo appearance as a bus driver.

Ratings: 14.10 million viewers



Episode Quotes
Mr. Bennet: So Peter's invisible?
Isaac: That sounds so crazy.
Mr. Bennet: Any more than a man who can paint the future?

Claude: What are you doing?
Peter: Something unexpected.

Claude: Aha! You pushed that away with your mind. Which one of your sorry friends has telekinesis?
Peter: None of them do. Wait...that guy who was chasing Claire in Texas. He sent some lockers flying at me.
Claude: Texas? And you pulled that little trick out in here right now? Well, we might just have a chance of stopping you from going nuclear.

Issac: I would do anything for you, Simone, anything.
Simone: Find Peter.

Hope: The less questions you ask, Ando, the better off you’ll be in life.
Ando: Why is that?
Hope: That would be another question.

Sylar: I believe in fate, Mohinder, and karma, and I'm not just saying that 'cause you're Indian.

Janice: You know, Matt, for a guy that can read other people’s thoughts, you should spend a little time on your own.

Claude: (to Peter) You wanted to know why I was invisible all these years? It was because of them, and you brought the bastards right to my door!

Peter: Hey, I can't do this on my own.
Claude: Then I guess you go boom.

Simone: Where Peter sees hope, you see disaster. I guess I'm voting for the other guy.

Ando: But you kissed me. I thought you liked me.
Hope: Don't remind me.

Ando: Did your powers work? I had my eyes closed.
Hiro: Me too.

Dale: Funny, I didn't hear your footsteps.
Sylar: That's because there weren't any.
Dale: That sound, in your heart. What is it?
Sylar: Murder.

Ted: I had my blood tested. It's in me, that isotope.
Matt: Ted, you're radioactive by nature.

Mr. Bennet: Claire. We'll get through this. Your mom needs us. Lyle too.
Claire: I don't even know if I'll remember any of this tomorrow.

Peter: (to Isaac) What'd they give you, money? Drugs? What's a Judas get these days?



Episode Goofs
While Isaac is trying to shoot Peter, the painting of Hiro and the T-Rex is on one of Isaac's stands. However, Hiro had previously taken the painting to Las Vegas and it was ripped up by his father.



Cultural References
Peter: They give you money? Drugs? What's a Judas get these days?

Judas is a man from the Bible who betrayed Jesus for 30 silver pieces.



Analysis
Abilities Development
Dale Smither: Dale has super-hearing.
Hana Gitelman: Hana can access all wireless signals and transmissions.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorTim Kring
Executive ProducerTim Kring
 
Warning: Heroes season 1 episode 16 guide may contain spoilers
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