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...Read the full recap
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.
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.