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Heroes: Four Months Later...

Volume II of Heroes begins as Peter, Nathan and Matt's fates are revealed. As everyone tries to move on following the showdown between Sylar and Peter, a new force emerges that's working against the heroes. H.R.G. relocates his family to California and tries to live with Claire under the radar, but that proves to be harder than expected. Meanwhile, Hiro finds himself in feudal Japan where he meets his hero Takezo Kensei. Elsewhere, twins Maya and Alejandro Herrera try to get into the U.S. by crossing the Mexican border in order to get help with their deadly abilities.


Episode Info


Episode number: 2x1
Production Number: 201
Airdate: Monday September 24th, 2007

Director: Greg Beeman
Writer: Tim Kring

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Oct 04, 2007
BE (VT4) Mar 03, 2008
UK (BBC TWO) Apr 24, 2008
NL (RTL 5) Jul 03, 2008

  • Currently 8.5/10
8.5/10 (33 Votes cast)

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Guest Stars
Adair Tishler
As Molly Walker
Recurring
Ashley Crow
As Sandra Bennet
Recurring
Barry Shabaka Henley
As Det. Bryan Fuller
Recurring
Cristine Rose
As Angela Petrelli
Recurring
David Anders
As Takezo Kensei
Recurring
Dianna Agron
As Debbie
Recurring
Eriko Tamura
As Yaeko
Recurring
George Takei
As Kaito Nakamura
Recurring
Holt McCallany
As Ricky
Recurring
Nick D'Agosto
As West
Recurring
Shalim Ortiz
As Alejandro Herrera
Recurring
Stephen Tobolowsky
As Bob
Recurring
Brian Kimmet
As Copy Kingdom Manager
Lauren Stamile
As Miss Gerber

Co-Guest Stars
Adetokumboh M'Cormack
As Tuko
Recurring
Dominic Keating
As Will
Recurring
Mark Colson
As Mr. Zern
Recurring
Milos Milicevic
As Hulk
Recurring
Randall Bentley
As Lyle Bennet
Recurring
Sara Solomon
As Martha
Recurring
Kiko Kiko
As Old Villager
Lisa Cohen
As Woman
Main Cast
Jack Coleman
As Noah Bennet
Greg Grunberg
As Matt Parkman
James Kyson Lee
As Ando Masahashi
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
Dania Ramirez
As Maya Herrera

Recap

Mohinder is at a sparsely-attended lecture hall in Cairo as part of a tour he’s conducting explaining the dangers of the Shanti Virus, and how it is targeting evolved humans. An older man approaches him and congratulates him on his efforts, but Mohinder recognizes him as a Company operative. Mohinder refuses to run away this time, but the man says he’s there to offer Mohinder a job...

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Episode Notes
Leonard Roberts (D.L. Hawkins) is no longer a main cast member and has been removed from the opening credits; James Kyson Lee (Ando Masahashi) is now a main cast member.

Noah Gray-Cabey (Micah Sanders), Ali Larter (Niki Sanders), and Zachary Quinto (Sylar) do not appear in this episode except in the introduction.

This episode marks the first appearance of new heroes Shalim Ortiz (Alejandro Herrera), Dania Ramirez (Maya Herrera), and Nick D'Agosto (West).

George Takei (Kaito Nakamura) makes his final "alive" present-day appearance.

Each of the characters' storylines, except for Hiro's, take place 4 months after the season 1 finale; Hiro's takes place in feudal Japan.

This episode was originally aired with limited commercial interruptions, giving the episode a 53-minutes runtime instead of the typical 42 minute runtime.

Barry Shabaka Henley's character, Bryan Fuller, is named for the co-executive producer of the same name.

Ratings: 14.12 million viewers

This is the first episode title that is shown against a blank background instead of blended into the environment.

DVD commentary by Jack Coleman, Tim Kring, and Jeph Loeb.



Episode Quotes
Mohinder: (opening monologue)The sun rises on a new dawn. Yet few of us realize the debt we owe to those responsible for this. To those who dwell among us. Anonymous, seemingly ordinary. Whom destiny brought together to repair, to heal, to save us from ourselves. And they're still out there, among us. In the shadows, in the light. We pass them on the street without a glance, never suspecting, never knowing. Do they even know yet? That they are bound together by a common purpose? A glaring reality? To be extraordinary. And when destiny does anoint them, how do they hide from it? How long can they dwell in the shadows before either fate or their own flawed humanity draws them out into the light again? And how will they know what awaits them when it finally does?

West: You got a death wish?
Claire: Uh, you talking about that? I was just seeing how hot it was.
West: Pretty sure it's hot. It's called a flame.
Claire: Yeah. I was just kidding around.
West: Like you were this morning when you stepped in front of my car? That's okay. Made my morning interesting.

Angela: You're drunk. Thank God your father isn't here to see you.
Nathan: Or you, for that matter.
Angela: You killed your brother. Drove Heidi away. Drove your kids away. If you followed our plan ... if you'd done what you' were supposed to do, he would be alive now.
Nathan: To think I almost listened to you. You're evil, Ma. Get out!

Hiro: You are the hero Kensei?
Takezo Kensei: My name here is Kensei. But no one's ever called me a hero before.

Bob: (to Mohinder) Let's just say we have our own private Fort Knox.

Manager: You look at me when I talk to you! Do you hear me?
HRG: (grabs the manager's finger and twists) I hear you alright, now you hear me! I am done eating your crap. From now on I will work how and when I feel like it. I will take breaks when I want to, and you will not say a damn word to me ever again! Do you understand?

(about the burning town)
Hiro: Oh no! I broke history!

Angela: Let me see it.
Kaito: I don't take death threats lightly.
Angela: Someone's playing a trick.
Kaito: Are they? Charles Deveaux. Linderman. Your husband. All of them dead. Now there are 9.
Angela: So you think one of us send these?
Kaito: Yes. For the pain we caused. The people we have killed. There is no end to our suffering. I sought redemption by helping Hiro fulfill his destiny to save the world. How did you help your son?
Kaito: Angela. I'm leaving for Japan tonight. I suggest you disappear as well.



Cultural References
Bob: (to Mohinder) Let's just say we have our own private Fort Knox.

Bob, who has the ability to turn objects into gold, is referring to Fort Knox, an Army post in Kentucky that is the site of the U.S. Bullion Depository where most of US gold is kept.



Episode References
This is the third episode title to feature a reference to time, the first two being "Six Months Ago" and "Five Years Gone".



Analysis
Abilities Development
Bob: Bob has an alchemy power -- he is able to turn a spoon into gold during the episode.
Maya Herrera: Maya has a dark power that results in the sudden death of those around her.
Alejandro Herrera: Alejandro has an immunity to Maya's power.
Peter Petrelli: Peter has acquired the ability to direct some form of energy, probably electrical, from an unrevealed donor. He is shown using this ability by contact only.
West: West is seen floating outside of Claire's window and then flying away.
Kaito Nakamura: Kaito has the ability to see the future, allowing him to predict Hiro's return and his own death. (Revealed on the Heroes Season 2 DVD deleted scenes.)



Other Episode Crew

CreatorTim Kring
Executive ProducerTim Kring
 
Warning: Heroes season 2 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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