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Heroes: Kindred

West and Claire exchange secrets' Maya is forced to use her abilities to get Alejandro out of prison. Hiro in the past makes contact with Ando in the present day. Sylar finds himself recovering on a beach with a new ally. Niki and Micah go to visit a relative, while Peter helps out the Irish gang. And Suresh returns to New York and finds a previously undiscovered Mendez painting that foreshadows the death of someone dear to him.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x3
Production Number: 203
Airdate: Monday October 08th, 2007

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Oct 18, 2007
BE (VT4) Mar 17, 2008
UK (BBC TWO) May 08, 2008
NL (RTL 5) Jul 17, 2008


Guest Stars
Adair TishlerAdair Tishler
As Molly Walker
David AndersDavid Anders
As Takezo Kensei
Dianna AgronDianna Agron
As Debbie
Eriko TamuraEriko Tamura
As Yaeko
Holt McCallanyHolt McCallany
As Ricky
Katie Carr (1)Katie Carr (1)
As Caitlin
Nichelle NicholsNichelle Nichols
As Nana
Nick DNick D'Agosto
As West
Shalim OrtizShalim Ortiz
As Alejandro Herrera
Stephen TobolowskyStephen Tobolowsky
As Bob
T.W. LeshnerT.W. Leshner
As Derek
Rachel KimseyRachel Kimsey
As Candice Wilmer

Co-Guest Stars
Adetokumboh MAdetokumboh M'Cormack
As Tuko
Dominic KeatingDominic Keating
As Will
Mark ColsonMark Colson
As Mr. Zern
Tohoru MasamuneTohoru Masamune
As Boss at Yamagata
Julie CostelloJulie Costello
As Hot Girl #1
Kevin KearnsKevin Kearns
As Guard #2
Marisa TayuiMarisa Tayui
As Geisha
Roberto MedinaRoberto Medina
As Hernandez
Shawnie CostelloShawnie Costello
As Hot Girl #2
Main Cast
Jack ColemanJack Coleman
As Noah Bennet
Greg GrunbergGreg Grunberg
As Matt Parkman
James Kyson LeeJames Kyson Lee
As Ando Masahashi
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
Zachary QuintoZachary Quinto
As Sylar / Gabriel Gray
Sendhil RamamurthySendhil Ramamurthy
As Mohinder Suresh
Milo VentimigliaMilo Ventimiglia
As Peter Petrelli
Noah Gray-CabeyNoah Gray-Cabey
As Micah Sanders
Dania RamirezDania Ramirez
As Maya Herrera


At the pub, Ricky negotiates with Peter for the box. However, Peter’s borrowed telepathy lets him overhear Will thinking about stealing the money from Ricky after the robbery. He accuses Will but Ricky doesn’t believe him, insisting that Will is part of the family...

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Episode Notes
Zachary Quinto (Sylar) is now credited as a series regular.

This is the first season 2 episode to feature Ali Larter (Niki Sanders), Noah Gray-Cabey (Micah Sanders) and Zachary Quinto (Sylar).

DVD commentary by Zachary Quinto, Paul Edwards, and J.J. Philbin.

Ratings: 10.91 million viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Rogue WaveEyes 

Episode Quotes
Peter: Why would I lie?
Ricky: I know Will. I don't know you. You don't even know yourself.

Claire: If someone here found out about me, what would happen?
Mr. Bennet: We’d have to leave California immediately, go deeper into hiding. Maybe forgo schools and jobs altogether. But that’s a worst case scenario.

Claire: The other night that’s what I was doing. I was giving myself a pedicure.
West: You’re not very good at it.

West: Just walk me through this one last time. I didn't see you cut off your toe, is that right?
Claire: The bottle of nail polish fell over and it just looked like it was bleeding.
West: Improvising is really not your forte.
Claire: Why are you such a smart ass?
West: Why are you so bad at lying?
Claire: I'm not lying.
West: Fine then, you gave yourself a pedicure and your toe fell off and came back on, works for me.
Claire: I'm going to class.
West: Don't do your nails on the way.

Ricky: You see, Celtic is taking on AC Milan.
Tuko: We're talking football, yeah? 'Soccer'.
Peter: I lost my memory, I'm not an idiot.

Takezo Kensei: Get away from me! You're a devil.
Hiro: No, no. I'm here to help you.
As Kensei rides away, Hiro shouts after him: Kensei, wait! We have to write history!

Takezo Kensei: How are such things possible?
Hiro: Some say it's a gift from God. Some people think it's evolution.
Takezo Kensei: What is that? Evolution?

Bob: Mohinder, it was built for you.
Mohinder: I'm sorry?
Bob: You don't realize how valued you are here at the company. People have been instructed to keep a close watch on you, to anticipate your every need.
Mohinder: That is very generous of you, but really I prefer to work on my own.
Bob: Supervision is in your best interest. And in ours. You're part of the family now.

West: You can sky dive without a parachute!
Claire: You can sky dive without a plane!

West: Couple years ago, when we were living in St. Louis, I was riding my bike to school and next thing I knew it was a day later and I was waking up in my bed. The last thing I remember is this man stepping out of the bushes, calling my name.
Claire: What are you talking about? What man?
West: I don’t know who he was. But I remember the way he looked at me, like I was an animal he wanted to trap. Tried to put him out of my head, but sometimes I see his face. The guy with the horn-rimmed glasses.

Episode Goofs
While Peter is being tattooed, the glasses of scotch in the scene switch places frequently without any one touching them.

After trying to steal Candice's power, Sylar is covered in blood. However, when he leaves the house, he has no blood on his hands or arms.

The reflection of a camera can be seen when Matt goes to get his gun.

Here, when Billy/Candice/Michelle is knocked unconscious reverts to her overweight Billy body. This did not happen when Niki knocked her out in Season 1, but it's speculated she wasn't totally unconscious after that occured.

Cultural References
Parkman: Mohinder, no offense. You're a professor, not 007.

Parkman is referencing James Bond, who is also known as 007.

Episode References
The car that Maya and Alejandro escape in has a Costa Verde High School bumper sticker. In the on-line comic "The Rogue," it is clarified that Ricky stole the car from Claire as part of a fraternity scavenger hunt.

Abilities Development
Sylar: After the fight in "How to Stop an Exploding Man", Sylar is unable to access all of the powers that he had attained from other people. When he tried to regain a power by stealing Candice's, he is unable to do so.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorTim Kring
Executive ProducerTim Kring