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Heroes: Dual

Following the showdown against Arthur, Nathan and Peter find themselves pitted against one another, and Nathan makes a decision that will have an effect on the entire world. Meanwhile, Sylar holds Claire, Noah, Meredith and Angela hostage at Primatech; Ando, Matt and Daphne try to rescue Hiro and find their only hope may lie in Suresh.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x13
Production Number: 313
Airdate: Monday December 15th, 2008

Director: Greg Beeman
Writer: Jeph Loeb

Alternate Airdates:

UK (BBC TWO) Dec 17, 2008
Argentina Feb 27, 2009
DE (RTL 2) Nov 25, 2009


Guest Stars
Jessalyn GilsigJessalyn Gilsig
As Meredith Gordon
Jamie HectorJamie Hector
As Benjamin "Knox" Washington
Brea GrantBrea Grant
As Daphne Millbrook
Blake ShieldsBlake Shields
As Flint
Ntare MwineNtare Mwine
As Usutu (as Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine)
David H. LawrenceDavid H. Lawrence
As Eric Doyle (as David H. Lawrence XVII)
Chad FaustChad Faust
As Scott
Michael DornMichael Dorn
As The President
George TakeiGeorge Takei
As Kaito Nakamura
Robert ForsterRobert Forster
As Arthur Petrelli
Kiko EllsworthKiko Ellsworth
As Echo DeMille

Co-Guest Stars
Franc RossFranc Ross
As Danny Pine
Sekai MurashigeSekai Murashige
As Young Hiro
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


At Pinehearst, Nathan confronts Peter as he stands over their father Arthur's corpse, gun in hand. Nathan figures that Peter killed their father but Peter says that Sylar did it. Peter notes that it had to end with Arthur's death and now they have to destroy the formula. Nathan informs him that it's too late: the Marines have already received injections. He warns Peter not to get in the way because he plans to carry out Arthur's plan and asks him to choose a side. Peter starts to give up his gun, but punches Nathan unconscious instead and leaves...

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Episode Notes
Working Titles: "War," "Duel," "Duality"

Robert Forster (Arthur Petrelli), Ntare Mwine (Usutu), Kiko Ellsworth (Echo DeMille), and Franc Ross (Danny Price) all appear without dialogue.

Episode Quotes
Sylar: On the sixth day, God created Man in his own image. Now it’s up to us to figure it all out. Right... wrong… good… evil. In each of us is the capacity to decide what drives our actions. So what is it, then, that makes some choose selflessness, the need to devote themselves to something greater, while others know only self-interest, isolating themselves in a world of their own making? Some seek love, even if unrequited, while others are driven by fear and betrayal. There are those who see their choices as dark proof of God’s absence while others follow a path of noble destiny. But in the end, good, evil, right or wrong… what we choose is never what we really need. For that is the ultimate cosmic joke. The real gift that God has left behind.

Hiro: Pigeon. Help me. I lost the formula. I failed my father. I lost my destiny. And now I'm talking to a pigeon.

Claire: You hurt him, and I swear I'll hunt you down and kill you.
Sylar: From cheerleader to stone-cold killer. Who's the monster now?

Ando: Do I have abilities?
Daphne: So far all we know is that you can pass out really well.

Sylar: That's the thing about the truth, Claire... stings like a bitch.

Daphne: How do you know so much about Einstein, Einstein?
Matt: I paid attention in high school... mostly.

Tracy: Sorry, I've got plans for this little piece of paper, Pikachu.
Hiro: Pikachu...?!? Excuse me. (punches her)

Sylar: You... are not... my mother. Are you? And I can tell if you're lying.
Angela: No, I'm not.
Sylar: For a brief moment, I wish you were.

Mohinder: There is good and there is evil… right and wrong… heroes and villains. And if we’re blessed with wisdom, then there are glimpses between the cracks of each where light streams through. We wait in silence for these times when sense can be made… when meaningless existence comes into focus, and our purpose presents itself. And if we have the strength to be honest, then what we find there staring back at us is our own reflection, bearing witness to the duality of life. That each of us is capable of both the dark and the light… of good and evil… of either, of all. And destiny, while marching ever in our direction, can be rerouted by the choices we make. By the love we hold onto and the promises we keep.

Abilities Development
Ando Masahashi: Ando gains the synthetic ability to super-charge other persons with abilities by touch. The amplification effect is roughly approximated as a thousand-fold multipler.
Peter Petrelli: Peter injects himself with the synthetic, seemingly restoring his ability of empathic mimicry.
Daphne Millbrook: Daphne learns that if she moves fast enough she can travel through time. She is not normally fast enough to do so, however.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorTim Kring
Executive ProducerTim Kring  |  Dennis Hammer  |  Greg Beeman  |  Allan Arkush
Co-Executive ProducerAdam Armus  |  Nora Kay Foster  |  Jeph Loeb  |  Jesse Alexander
Co-ProducerCathy Mickel Gibson  |  Lori Motyer  |  Joe Pokaski
Consulting ProducerRob Fresco
Associate ProducerMike Ketelsen
Production DesignerRuth Ammon
EditorDonn Aron
CastingNatalie Hart  |  Keri Owens  |  Jason La Padura
Unit Production ManagerCathy Mickel Gibson
First Assistant DirectorFrancis R. Mahony
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 SupervisorMerry Lowry-Donner
Production CoordinatorPearl Lucero  |  Carmen Chan
Script CoordinatorBill Hooper
Assistant EditorSue Kesler
Re-Recording MixerRichard Weingart  |  Gerry Lentz
On-Line EditorBruce Motyer
Director of PhotographyCharlie Lieberman
Stunt CoordinatorTim Gilbert
Production SupervisorBrenda Pulos
Production SecretaryLiz Salinas
Art DirectorSandy Getzler
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
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