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Heroes: Lizards

With one person dead, Matt goes to an unlikely source for help as attacks continue. Claire finds it difficult to hide her abilities at her high school after a fellow student with a secret nearly jeopardizes her cover. Maya and Alejandro's abilities become a threat to others as they cross into Mexico. Meanwhile, Hiro, still in feudal Japan, tries to fix any damage his presence in the past may cause the future; Suresh has to track down the Haitian; and another lost hero joins an Irish gang in order to find clues to unlock his past.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x2
Production Number: 202
Airdate: Monday October 01st, 2007

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Oct 11, 2007
New Zealand Oct 29, 2007
BE (VT4) Mar 10, 2008
UK (BBC TWO) May 01, 2008
NL (RTL 5) Jul 10, 2008

  • Currently 9.1/10
9.1/10 (21 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Adair Tishler
As Molly Walker
Ashley Crow
As Sandra Bennet
Barry Shabaka Henley
As Det. Bryan Fuller
Cristine Rose
As Angela Petrelli
David Anders
As Takezo Kensei
Dianna Agron
As Debbie
Eriko Tamura
As Yaeko
Holt McCallany
As Ricky
Jimmy Jean-Louis
As The Haitian
Katie Carr (1)
As Caitlin
Nick D'Agosto
As West
Shalim Ortiz
As Alejandro Herrera
Stephen Tobolowsky
As Bob
Ivonne Coll
As Nidia
Yareli Arizmendi
As Curandera

Co-Guest Stars
Adetokumboh M'Cormack
As Tuko
Dominic Keating
As Will
Kenji Nakamura
As Unknown
Kurando Mitsutake
As White Beard
Mark Colson
As Mr. Zern
Sara Solomon
As Martha
Darren Keefe
As McSorley's Thug
Natalie Amenula
As Daughter
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
Zachary Quinto
As Sylar / Gabriel Gray
Sendhil Ramamurthy
As Mohinder Suresh
Milo Ventimiglia
As Peter Petrelli
Dania Ramirez
As Maya Herrera


Will and Tuko are beating up Peter while Ricky tries to figure out where their missing shipment of iPods are. Peter says he doesn’t remember anything and the men continue beating him...

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Episode Notes
French was displayed in the subtitles during the episode, making it the third language to be subtitled during the series, the first two being Japanese and Spanish. French was spoken in "Parasite", but no subtitles were used.

Ratings: 11.9 million viewers

DVD commentary by Greg Grunberg, Allan Arkush, and Michael Green.

Episode Quotes
Mr. Bennet: Compared to the life I had, normal's a pretty nice vacation.

Matt: You ever seen this symbol before?
Ando: Yes. It is a kanji. It means "great ability, godsend."

Kensei: (to Hiro) You look like a fish when you talk. Like a giant carp.

Mr. Zern: This video demonstrates the newt's amazing ability to regrow a completely working limb. But newts aren't the only creatures with this talent. Thanks to millions of years of combined mutation, lizards are capable of cellular regeneration.
Claire: You mean like people who can heal themselves?
Mr. Zern: Not people, Claire, lizards. And raise your hand, please.
(Claire raises her hand; Mr. Zern picks her)
Claire: But it's possible, right? For people to be able to do that, too? I mean, theoretically?
Mr. Zern: Well, there is a lot of controversial but promising work with stem cells.
Claire: So we might be able to culture whole organs and limbs for people who need them.
Mr. Zern: I guess the next step is phasing out the extra parts. We're not using our appendix anymore, or grinding bone with our wisdom teeth. We don't even really need a pinky toe for balance. It's all just junk in our DNA.
Claire: I've read that some people might have evolved a different code already. Is that possible?
Mr. Zern: I'm afraid you are going to need a degree in advanced genetics to get at those answers. And I hope you thank me in your dissertation.

Haitian: I do not want your cure.
Mohinder: Without it, you could die.
Haitian: God gave me a power. I abused his gift, so he took it away. Now I suffer his judgment.
Mohinder: Then perhaps we should leave it to God to decide.

Curandera: (to Maya) What you carry inside you is black. Enough to kill the devil.

Angela: (to Parkman about Kaito) I wasn't sleeping with him. Not for a long time.

Angela: (to Parkman, thinking) Get out of my head!

Kensei: You can make me the hero she sees in me?
Hiro: As long as you stop drinking.
Kensei: No promises.
Hiro: I can work with that.

Episode Goofs
Angela's fingerprint is found on the photograph, yet in "Four Months Later..." Angela was wearing gloves the entire episode.

Cultural References
Hiro: Muda muda muda muda.

The phrase that Hiro speaks is Dio Brando's, a character from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, catchphrase. "Muda" translates as "it's useless."

Abilities Development:
Alejandro Herrera: Alejandro is able to undo Maya's power when they are near to each other. While they held hands during this episode, he brought a woman back to life that was killed by Maya.
Claire Bennet: Claire learns that she can regenerate appendages after she cuts off her small toe and it regrows in a matter of seconds.
Maya Herrera: Maya is unable to control her power, but she kills by making her victim bleed out of their eyes.
Takezo Kensei: Takezo has powers similar to Claire -- he was able to heal himself after being shot with several arrows.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorTim Kring
Executive ProducerTim Kring
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