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Heroes: The Line

Suresh must examine his values while working with the Company while H.R.G. travels to the Ukraine to visit a Russian mentor with information on the missing paintings. West helps Claire teach the head cheerleader, Debbie, a lesson after telling Claire she's "not extraordinary" enough to be on the squad. Meanwhile, at the U.S. border, Alejandro becomes suspicious of Sylar; Peter and Caitlin head to Montreal to find the doorway in Peter's picture, and their findings leave them with more questions than answers; and Hiro's feelings for Yaeko may have ruined history forever.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x6
Production Number: 206
Airdate: Monday October 29th, 2007

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Nov 08, 2007
UK (BBC TWO) May 29, 2008
NL (RTL 5) Aug 07, 2008


Guest Stars
Adair TishlerAdair Tishler
As Molly Walker
Cary-Hiroyuki TagawaCary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
As Yaeko's Father
Dianna AgronDianna Agron
As Debbie
Eriko TamuraEriko Tamura
As Yaeko
Janel ParrishJanel Parrish
As May
Jimmy Jean-LouisJimmy Jean-Louis
As The Haitian
Katie Carr (1)Katie Carr (1)
As Caitlin
Nick DNick D'Agosto
As West
Shalim OrtizShalim Ortiz
As Alejandro Herrera
Stephen TobolowskyStephen Tobolowsky
As Bob

Co-Guest Stars
Kurando MitsutakeKurando Mitsutake
As White Beard
Mio TakadaMio Takada
As Curator
Roberto SanchezRoberto Sanchez
As Police Officer
Beau DremannBeau Dremann
As Police Officer #2
Darryl ChanDarryl Chan
As White Beard's Guard
Ilene PerezIlene Perez
As Cheerleader Hopeful #2
Irina MaleevaIrina Maleeva
As Katarina
Nicole CliffordNicole Clifford
As Cheerleader
Rachelle JacobyRachelle Jacoby
As Cheerleader Hopeful #1
Shane WoodsonShane Woodson
As Cowboy Boots
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
David AndersDavid Anders
As Adam / Takezo Kensei
Noah Gray-CabeyNoah Gray-Cabey
As Micah Sanders
Dana DavisDana Davis
As Monica Dawson
Dania RamirezDania Ramirez
As Maya Herrera


Peter and Caitlin are at the bar after Ricky's murder. Peter figures the killer was looking for him and feels guilty for getting Ricky involved. He insists on not endangering Caitlin's life as well and prepares to go to Montreal. Caitlin insists on going with him, since the painting shows she's involved, and wants to find her brother's killer and get revenge...

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Episode Notes
The episode ended with a "In Memory of Tim Susco." Tim Susco was a key assistant location manager who died August 15, 2007, during the filming of this episode.

DVD commentary by Jack Coleman, Adam Armus, and Kay Foster.

Ratings: 10.51 million viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The New PornographersAll For Swinging You Around 

Episode Quotes
Caitlin: Besides, when you find Ricky’s killer, I wanna be there.
Peter: What for?
Caitlin: To kill the bitch.

May: Claire, you were amazing. Really. I don't know what Debbie is thinking.
Debbie: What I'm thinking is that Costa Verde High deserves cheerleaders that are extraordinary, and you, Claire, are simply not extraordinary.

Mohinder: Monica is a sweet girl who loves her abilities. We can't just take them away from her without her consent.
Bob: It's for the greater good.
Mohinder: So she's a lab rat. You're just going to inject her without her consent.
Bob: No, Dr. Suresh, you are.

West: You were a cheerleader. What do they fear most?
(after a short pause)
Claire: Public humiliation?

Mr. Bennet: Take the car. But do one thing for me?
Claire: Sure.
Mr. Bennet: Lock the doors this time.

Bob: I owe you an apology. What I asked you to do was wrong. I’ve been with the Company for 30 years. We’ve been through a lot of turmoil and made a lot of difficult choices, some I regret to this day. But right now I’m dealing with someone who’s a real danger, to us, to everyone, and I’m afraid in my zeal to deal with him I overstepped my bounds.
Mohinder: The file you were holding. Adam Monroe.
Bob: Yes. You’re valuable to us, Dr. Suresh. Not just for your blood or your knowledge, but to keep us in line.

Maya: You want to be different?
Sylar: I want to be special, unique. An ability doesn’t have to be a burden, Maya. It can be wonderful.

Kensei: (to Hiro after he sees Hiro kissing Yaeko) First you show me that I can be harmed by no weapon, and then you cut me deeper than any blade possibly could.

Sylar: (to Alejandro, who can't speak English) I know you don't understand me, but I wanna tell you I'm helping you. It's a delicious power... You see, when I get my ability back, I'm gonna kill you. And your sister. And I'm gonna take it all. And if I don't get my ability back, it's not a total loss. Maya's learning quickly, she's a shiny new toy... and she's all mine.

Peter: The world is in danger. What am I supposed to do?
Caitlin: We’ll figure it out.
Peter: Please tell me who I am, what the future holds

Ivan: Shoot me and there is no going back! You'll condemn yourself to hell!
Mr. Bennet: I know.

Episode Goofs
Peter and Caitlin are teleported into Times Square in June of 2008. However, there is an ad for a Broadway show that closed in 2006.

In Cork, yellow tape is used to rope off the crime scene. However, the Garda, the Irish police force, use blue tape instead of yellow which is typically used in the United States.

Dianna Agron, who guest stars as Debbie, has her name misspelled in the opening credits as "Dianna Argon."

Cultural References
Claire and West's Prank

The prank that Claire and West pull on Debbie resembles a scene from the Hitchcock classic North by Northwest in which Cary Grant's character is chased by a plane.

Episode References
Mr. Bennet: Take the car. But do one thing for me?
Claire: Sure.
Mr. Bennet: Lock the doors this time.

In "Kindred," Claire's new car is stolen after she forgot to lock the doors.

When Peter and Caitlin are in the future New York, 9th Wonders artwork of St Joan is visible in the background on a billboard.

Abilities Development
The Haitian: The Haitian is able to remove specific memories from specific time frames.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorTim Kring
Executive ProducerTim Kring