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Heroes: Cautionary Tales

Bennet, worried that The Company is about to find them, prepares his family to go on the run, but Claire has other ideas. Hiro returns to the present from feudal Japan and learns his father's fate. While grieving, Hiro transports himself back into the past and makes a shocking discovery. Meanwhile, Matt has difficulty expanding his abilities and confronts Angela Petrelli about who really killed Kaito.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x9
Production Number: 209
Airdate: Monday November 19th, 2007

Director: Greg Yaitanes
Writer: Joe Pokaski

Alternate Airdates:

UK (BBC TWO) Jun 19, 2008
NL (RTL 5) Aug 28, 2008


Guest Stars
Adair TishlerAdair Tishler
As Molly Walker
Ashley CrowAshley Crow
As Sandra Bennet
Barry Shabaka HenleyBarry Shabaka Henley
As Det. Bryan Fuller
Cristine RoseCristine Rose
As Angela Petrelli
George TakeiGeorge Takei
As Kaito Nakamura
Nick DNick D'Agosto
As West
Saemi NakamuraSaemi Nakamura
As Kimiko Nakamura
Stephen TobolowskyStephen Tobolowsky
As Bob

Co-Guest Stars
Randall BentleyRandall Bentley
As Lyle Bennet
Sekai MurashigeSekai Murashige
As Young Hiro
Rev. Kenjun KawawataRev. Kenjun Kawawata
As Chanting Monk #2
Rev. NoriakiitoRev. Noriakiito
As Chanting Monk #1
Rikio NakashitaRikio Nakashita
As Flashback Monk
Tak KubotaTak Kubota
As Old Monk
Tami-Adrian GeorgeTami-Adrian George
As Coach Randolph
Main Cast
Jack ColemanJack Coleman
As Noah Bennet
Greg GrunbergGreg Grunberg
As Matt Parkman
James Kyson LeeJames Kyson Lee
As Ando Masahashi
Masi OkaMasi Oka
As Hiro Nakamura
Hayden PanettiereHayden Panettiere
As Claire Bennet
Sendhil RamamurthySendhil Ramamurthy
As Mohinder Suresh
David AndersDavid Anders
As Adam / Takezo Kensei
Dania RamirezDania Ramirez
As Maya Herrera


Noah and Sandra Bennet are packing up to move away when Claire comes downstairs, dressed for school in her cheerleader school. Noah once again states that they're leaving Costa Verde but Claire snaps back that he's the one who is endangering the family and she refuses to go. Noah grabs a roll of duct tape and prepares to tie her up, but Sandra breaks up the fight by telling Claire she can go to school to say goodbye to her friends but then they'll be moving. Claire storms out...

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Episode Notes
Dana Davis (Monica Dawson), Milo Ventimiglia (Peter Petrelli), Adrian Pasdar (Nathan Petrelli), Noah Gray-Cabey (Micah Sanders), Ali Larter (Niki Sanders), and Zachary Quinto (Sylar) are not credited and do not appear in this episode.

DVD commentary by Kristen Bell, Ashley Crow, and Greg Yaltanes.

Ratings: 10.80 million viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Panic At The DiscoBack to the Streets 

Episode Quotes
Kaito Nakamura: We have the power of gods. That does not mean we can play God.

Elle: (to Mohinder whose nose is broken) What's your super power? Punching bag?

Matt: There's something bigger going on here. I don't know what it is, but these guys are involved with some kind of organization. Like from back in the seventies.
Det. Bryan Fuller: Like a disco?

Angela Petrelli: If you visit me one more time, Detective Parkman, I’ll expect you to make an honest woman out of me.
Matt: That is the plan, actually.

Angela Petrelli: The truth? The truth? The truth is that our generation mortgaged our souls to protect yours. Show a little respect for that. Get over your daddy issues, and leave us be.

Bennet: (to Elle after she shocks herself) Stings like a bitch, doesn't it?

Bennett: I was there. When your father first brought you in. You were a normal girl. Unicorns and rainbows, and then they started the testing. The human brain isn’t built to take that much electricity. You poor girl.
Elle: My father would never let that happen.
Bennett: Your father was leading the charge.

Bennet: (to Bob) You touch my daughter, and I'll kill yours.

(during Kaito's funeral)
Hiro: I refuse to eulogize my father. To eulogize him is to admit he is gone. My father is not dead. Kaito Nakamura taught me right from wrong. What it means to be a hero. So as long as the lessons live on through me, he will never die. My father taught me to understand that certain things are in God's hands. But for everything else, God has given us the gift of choice. My father gave me the tools to fight the battles ahead. Every hand I extend in kindness is his hand. And every blow that I strike for justice is his fist. So as long as the lessons he taught stay with me, and so long as he lives on in my heart, then my father is never truly dead.

Episode References
Claire: (to West) I'm just a cheerleader.

Claire says this exact same thing to Peter in "Homecoming".

Bennet: (upon waking up) Holy sh--.

In "One Giant Leap", Claire says the same thing in a similar scene after she watches herself heal.

Abilities Development
Matt Parkman: Matt develops the ability to project/impose thoughts on others.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorTim Kring
Executive ProducerTim Kring
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