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Heroes: Parasite

With the election rapidly approaching, Nathan has a meeting with Linderman who convinces Nathan that New York has to face destruction in order for him to rise to power. Suresh makes a breakthrough, but it comes at a cost. Isaac paints his most disturbing painting yet and a new hero makes her debut.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x18
Production Number: 118
Airdate: Monday March 05th, 2007

Director: Kevin Bray
Writer: Christopher Zatta

Alternate Airdates:

BE (VT4) Apr 30, 2007
AU (Seven) May 31, 2007
UK (BBC TWO) Jun 11, 2007
NL (RTL 5) Oct 18, 2007
DE (RTL 2) Feb 06, 2008
FI (MTV3) Feb 13, 2008

Guest Stars
Ashley CrowAshley Crow
As Sandra Bennet
Cristine RoseCristine Rose
As Angela Petrelli
Eric RobertsEric Roberts
As Mr. Thompson
James Kyson LeeJames Kyson Lee
As Ando Masahashi
Jimmy Jean-LouisJimmy Jean-Louis
As The Haitian
Malcolm McDowellMalcolm McDowell
As Mr. Linderman
Missy PeregrymMissy Peregrym
As Candice Wilmer
Zachary QuintoZachary Quinto
As Sylar
David BarreraDavid Barrera
As FBI Agent Casada
Ian GomezIan Gomez
As Curator
Matt NorthMatt North
As Francis

Co-Guest Stars
Dutch JohnsonDutch Johnson
As Linderman's Guard
Eugene ByrdEugene Byrd
As Campaign Manager
Annie McKnightAnnie McKnight
As Security Agent
Louis IacovielloLouis Iacoviello
As Jeff Tracy
Markus FlanaganMarkus Flanagan
As Agent Alonzo
Martez CovingtonMartez Covington
As Corinthian Security Guard
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


As Peter examines the gunshot Simone, Isaac wonders if he can do anything. Peter confirms that she's dead and Isaac tries to shoot him. Peter turns invisible and escapes...

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Episode Notes
Working Title: "Like Any Parasite"

Instead of Mohinder providing the opening voiceover, Hiro does the voiceover in Japanese.

Ratings: 14.90 million viewers

Episode Quotes
Thompson: (to Bennet) Uh huh. So Sprague and Parkman taking your family hostage, shooting your daughter, a bullet clean through your side. You’d think something there might have made an impression.

Nathan: Just stay with me.
Peter: I can't. I can't. As long as I'm alive, everyone around me is in danger.

Sylar: You have no idea how alone I used to feel—how insignificant. You've given me hope.
Mohinder: Hope is great. We need caffeine.

Nathan: Where’s your friend?
Hiro: Ando? I sent him back to Japan. This mission getting too dangerous for him.
Nathan: I know what you mean. You can’t protect everyone. Sometimes it’s better to go it alone. The more people you try to help…
Hiro: The more people get hurt.

Nathan: When I first meet you, I thought you were nuts.
Hiro: It's okay, I thought you were mean. But now I know, you pretend that you don’t care about anyone, but you care too much.

The Haitian: (to Claire) I do not make you happy, only safe.

Isaac: How am I supposed to pretend this didn’t happen?
Candice: Maybe you should have thought about that before you shot her. Twice.

Jessica: (to the FBI agents) Mr. Linderman sends his regards, and a suggestion: Don’t run surveillance on a man from inside his own hotel. It’s really tacky.

Sylar: (to Mohinder) Give me that damn list so I can sink my teeth in!

Sylar: I'm a natural progression of the species. Evolution is a part of nature and nature kills. Simple, right?
Mohinder: What you've done isn't evolution, it's murder. What I am doing -- is revenge

Mr. Linderman: Voilà! A pot pie. Wholesome, warm, healthy. That's, of course if you can live without the cream sauce. Personally, I can't. I mean, what's the point? You know, people can sleep, or they can gamble, or they can even make love when they're miserable. But I think that most people eat when they're happy. I like to see people happy. Are you happy, Nathan?
Nathan: Not especially. I guess I have a few issues that plague me.
Mr. Linderman: Oh dear. I'm sorry to hear that. You see I think there comes a time when a man has to ask himself, whether he wants a life of happiness, or a life of meaning.
Nathan: I'd like to have both.
Mr. Linderman: Can't be done. Two very different paths. To be truly happy, a man must live absolutely in the present, no thought of what's gone before and no thought of what lies ahead. But a life with meaning, a man is condemned to wallow in the past and obsess about the future.

(Nathan draws a gun)
Mr. Linderman: 
Now you can't have any of my pot pie.

Sylar: (to Peter) I remember you. You're like me aren't you? I'd like to see how that works. (begins cutting his head open)

Episode Goofs
Jessica and Micah play Heavenly Sword on the Playstation 3. However, this episode takes place before the Playstation 3 was released and Heavenly Sword was released in mid 2007, well after this episode takes place.

When Bennet touches his gunshot wound, he holds his right side. However, he was shot in the left side in "Company Man".

Cultural References
When Hiro Nakamura recovers the Kensi Sword from Mr. Linderman's collection he searches the database to find the Sword, which is indexed as catalog number "CRM-114."

CRM-114 was used in the movie Dr. Strangelove as the designation for the message encryption device on the B52 strike aircraft. Also, in A Clockwork Orange, serum 114 is used in brainwashing.

Episode References
The aerial view of Las Vegas used in this episode was also used in "Collision".

The scene where Isaac returns from his trance was used before in "Unexpected".

Abilities Development
Candice Wilmer: Can project illusions making herself appear as another person.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorTim Kring
Executive ProducerTim Kring
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