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Heroes: It's Coming

After a strike against Ando and Hiro in Africa, Arthur has Knox and Flint track down Peter and Claire. Meanwhile, Sylar has a "shocking" confrontation with Elle; Nathan is in disbelief that his father is alive; Suresh begins the testing on his new formula; and Matt tries to wake up Angela.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x9
Production Number: 309
Airdate: Monday November 17th, 2008

Director: Greg Yaitanes
Writer: Tim Kring

Alternate Airdates:

UK (BBC TWO) Nov 19, 2008
DE (RTL 2) Oct 28, 2009

  • Currently 7.7/10
7.7/10 (66 Votes cast)


Special Guest Stars
Kristen Bell
As Elle

Guest Stars
Jamie Hector
As Benjamin "Knox" Washington
Brea Grant
As Daphne Millbrook
Blake Shields
As Flint
Ntare Mwine
As Usutu (as Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine)
Robert Forster
As Arthur Petrelli

Co-Guest Stars
Glenn Hetrick
As Elephant Man (as Glen Strange)
Juno Ishoa
As Japanese Kid 1
Sean Yonamine
As Japanese Kid 2
Main Cast
Greg Grunberg
As Matt Parkman
James Kyson Lee
As Ando Masahashi
Ali Larter
As Niki/Jessica Sanders (S01-S02); Tracy Strauss (S03-)
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
Cristine Rose
As Angela Petrelli


In Africa, Arthur attacks Hiro telepathically, grabbing his head. Ando leaps across the sand at him but Arthur casually deflects him away. However, Arthur notices Usutu’s painting of an eclipse on a nearby rock face. He releases Hiro and goes to examine it, and Ando knocks Hiro to the ground. He tells Hiro to use his power and teleport away but Hiro seems confused and doesn’t know what he’s talking about. As Arthur approaches them, Ando closes Hiro’s eyes for him and tells him to concentrate. As Arthur arrives, Hiro thinks of waffles and they teleport to a bowling alley in Tokyo that serves chicken and waffles. They take a seat at a table and Hiro wonders why Ando is so old. He looks at himself in a mirror and wonders why he looks so old. Ando asks him how old he thinks he is and Ando thinks he’s 10...

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Episode Notes
Jack Coleman (Noah Bennet) does not appear in this episode. Ntari Mwine (Usutu) appears in the episode but has no dialogue.

Episode Quotes
Mohinder: (opening voiceover) When the moon passes between the sun and the earth, strange fascination takes root in the heart and suddenly anything is possible. Its power is undeniable; its beauty, mesmerizing; its lure, biblical; its meaning, unknowable; and as quickly as it comes, it disappears, leaving us to dwell on our own insignificance in the face of God.

Claire: (to Flint and Knox) Wait. Don't you know? I'm the defensive player of the year.

Nathan: (to Tracy) Yeah, last time I tried that my brother came back from the future and shot me ... twice.

Angela: We were once like that, Arthur. Remember. You loved me and there's a part of you that still does.

Mohinder: (closing voiceover) It starts with light and ends with light. And in-between there is darkness. Nothing there is beyond hope, nothing that can be sworn impossible. Nothing left unimagined since Zeus, father of the Olympians, made night from midday - hiding the light of the shining sun - and raining dark fear down upon man.

Cultural References
The scene in which Claire jumps out of Peter's apartment is a nod to Blade II and Children of Men.

Episode References
Nathan: (to Tracy) Yeah, last time I tried that my brother came back from the future and shot me ... twice.

In "The Second Coming," Peter comes back from the future and shoots Nathan in order to stop him from revealing his powers to the world.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorTim Kring
Executive ProducerTim Kring  |  Dennis Hammer  |  Greg Beeman  |  Allan Arkush
Co-Executive ProducerNora Kay Foster  |  Jim Chory  |  Adam Armus  |  Jeph Loeb  |  Jesse Alexander
ProducerAron Eli Coleite
Co-ProducerJoe Pokaski  |  Cathy Mickel Gibson  |  Lori Motyer
Consulting ProducerRob Fresco
Associate ProducerMike Ketelsen
Production DesignerRuth Ammon
EditorDonn Aron
CastingKeri Owens  |  Jason La Padura  |  Natalie Hart
Unit Production ManagerCathy Mickel Gibson
First Assistant DirectorRobert Scott (2)
Second Assistant DirectorDiane Calhoun
MusicWendy Melvoin  |  Lisa Coleman (2)
Music EditorJennifer Barak
Music SupervisorAlicen Catron Schneider
Costume DesignerDebra McGuire
Make-upGlenn Hetrick  |  Richard Mayberry  |  Mark Viniello
Key GripChuck Crivier
Camera OperatorPeter Mercurio  |  Harry Box
Set DecoratorRon V. Franco
Location ManagerJason Savage  |  Dianne Friedgen  |  Steve Hasson  |  Alex Reid (4)
Transportation CoordinatorBrian Steagall
Property MasterRoss Anderson
Construction CoordinatorThomas J. Arp
Production Sound MixerKenn Michael Fuller
Script SupervisorMerry Lowry-Donner
Production CoordinatorPearl Lucero  |  Carmen Chan
Script CoordinatorBill Hooper (1)
Assistant EditorSue Kesler
Re-Recording MixerGerry Lentz  |  Richard Weingart
On-Line EditorBruce Motyer
Director of PhotographyCharlie Lieberman
Stunt CoordinatorTim Gilbert
Production SupervisorBrenda Pulos
Production SecretaryLiz Salinas
Art DirectorSandy Getzler  |  Matthew C. Jacobs
Post Production CoordinatorDantonio Alvarez
Sound MixerStephen Grubbs
Special EffectsGary D'Amico
Executive Story EditorChuck Kim
ConsultantTim Sale
Costume SupervisorNancy Gould
Key Makeup ArtistLori Madrigal
Visual Effects SupervisorEric Grenaudier
Production AccountantMargaret Scarpello
Chief Lighting TechnicianJeff Levy (1)
Visual Effects ProducerMark Spatny
Key HairstylistLee Ann Brittenham
Assistant To The Executive ProducerTimm Keppler  |  Erin Fitzgerald (2)  |  Jim Martin (3)  |  Michelle Delgado
Assistant To The Co-executive ProducerFoz McDermott
Warning: Heroes season 3 episode 9 guide may contain spoilers
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