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Heroes: Our Father

In order to stop Arthur, Hiro and Claire team up and travel back in time to when Kaito gave Claire to H.R.G. Meanwhile, Peter and the Haitian head out to stop Arthur, but are stopped by Sylar; and Suresh has a breakthrough with the formula.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x12
Production Number: 312
Airdate: Monday December 08th, 2008

Alternate Airdates:

UK (BBC TWO) Dec 10, 2008
Argentina Feb 13, 2009
DE (RTL 2) Nov 18, 2009


Special Guest Stars
Kristen BellKristen Bell
As Elle

Guest Stars
Ashley CrowAshley Crow
As Sandra Bennet
Jimmy Jean-LouisJimmy Jean-Louis
As The Haitian
Brea GrantBrea Grant
As Daphne Millbrook
Jamie HectorJamie Hector
As Benjamin "Knox" Washington
Blake ShieldsBlake Shields
As Flint
Tamlyn TomitaTamlyn Tomita
As Ishi Nakamura
Chad FaustChad Faust
As Scott
George TakeiGeorge Takei
As Kaito Nakamura
Robert ForsterRobert Forster
As Arthur Petrelli
Edward CarnevaleEdward Carnevale
As Dispatcher
Elizabeth Ann BennettElizabeth Ann Bennett
As Sue Landers

Co-Guest Stars
Sekai MurashigeSekai Murashige
As Young Hiro
Taylor Cole (2)Taylor Cole (2)
As Rachel Mills
Brian T. SkalaBrian T. Skala
As David Sullivan (as Brian Skala)
Cole WilliamsCole Williams
As Ryan Hanover
James D. DeverJames D. Dever
As Marine (as James Dever)
Lazarus JacksonLazarus Jackson
As Security Guard
Travis GubaTravis Guba
As Office Worker #1
Leslie ThurstonLeslie Thurston
As Office Worker #2
Julie PopJulie Pop
As Office Worker #3
Ewan ChungEwan Chung
As Office Worker #4
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
Cristine RoseCristine Rose
As Angela Petrelli
Milo VentimigliaMilo Ventimiglia
As Peter Petrelli


Hiro teleports Claire to the top of the Deveaux Building in 1992. They watch as Kaito gives the young baby Claire to Noah for safekeeping, and then calls a young Hiro along. Claire tries to communicate with Hiro, who speaks only a little English. Father and son go to see Hiro’s mother Ishi and Hiro insists on going after them. Claire wonders what to do but Hiro doesn’t know. Claire follows him and sees Kaito and young Hiro meet with Ishi, who is ill. She says she will die tonight and they need to make arrangements for the catalyst. Kaito warns that nothing will be the same and she tells him to think of the future. He decides to have Noah to return with the baby, saying she’s the perfect candidate. Ishi wanted to keep it in the family but Kaito says that Hiro isn’t capable. Young Hiro interrupts to point out that a dove in a nearby cage sis sick. Ishi tells Kaito that their conversation isn’t over and he leaves the room. Ishi kisses the dove and heals its injuries. Hiro realizes he needs his mother to restore his memories, while Claire goes to keep her young self from being infused with the catalyst. After Claire leaves, Kaito sees Hiro and mistakes him for the new chef, and orders him into the kitchen...

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Episode Notes
In a blog posted by Greg Beeman, the scene with Elle burning was originally scripted so the shot would include watching Elle's body burned. However, the network decided the scene was too disturbing for audiences and it was cut to only show Sylar's face.

Kristen Bell (Elle), Jamie Hector (Knox), and Blake Shields (Flint) all receive top billing as guest stars but have no dialogue.

Episode Quotes
Hiro: (in Japanese) Sorry. I only had one semester English. All I know is... (in English) "Where is train station?" " I must use toilet." "More waffles, please."

Sylar: It's not going to hurt a bit. (Sue uses her power) Got me. That's a lie.

Sylar: Hello, Arthur.
Arthur: Gabriel, you're here.
Sylar: I am. No place I'd rather be than with family.

Sylar: You're not a killer, Peter, but I am.

Abilities Development
Sue Landers: Sue Landers has the ability to sense when someone is lying.
Sylar: Sylar gains the ability to sense when someone is lying.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorTim Kring
Executive ProducerTim Kring  |  Greg Beeman  |  Allan Arkush  |  Dennis Hammer
Co-Executive ProducerJeph Loeb  |  Nora Kay Foster  |  Adam Armus  |  Jesse Alexander
Co-ProducerLori Motyer  |  Cathy Mickel Gibson  |  Joe Pokaski
Consulting ProducerRob Fresco
Associate ProducerMike Ketelsen
Production DesignerRuth Ammon
EditorScott Boyd
CastingKeri Owens  |  Natalie Hart  |  Jason La Padura
Unit Production ManagerCathy Mickel Gibson
First Assistant DirectorRobert Scott (2)
Second Assistant DirectorDiane Calhoun
MusicLisa Coleman (2)  |  Wendy Melvoin
Music EditorJennifer Barak
Music SupervisorAlicen Catron Schneider
Costume DesignerDebra McGuire
Make-upGlenn Hetrick  |  Mark Viniello  |  Richard Mayberry
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 SupervisorValerie Norman
Production CoordinatorPearl Lucero  |  Carmen Chan
Script CoordinatorBill Hooper
Assistant EditorDavid Augsburger
Re-Recording MixerRichard Weingart  |  Gerry Lentz
On-Line EditorBruce Motyer
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  |  James D. Dever
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 ProducerJim Martin (3)  |  Erin Fitzgerald (2)  |  Timm Keppler  |  Michelle Delgado
Assistant To The Co-executive ProducerFoz McDermott
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