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Heroes: Building 26

After the plane crash, the President investigates Nathan's activities to determine if he's in control. Claire protects a new friend from her father, while the fugitives travel to India to seek out an ally.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x16
Airdate: Monday February 16th, 2009

Alternate Airdates:

UK (BBC TWO) Mar 02, 2009

  • Currently 8.1/10
8.1/10 (42 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Ashley Crow
As Sandra Bennet
Dan Byrd
As Luke Campbell
Justin Baldoni
As Alex Woolsley
Randall Bentley
As Lyle Bennet
Zeljko Ivanek
As Danko
Moira Kelly
As Abby Collins
Amrapali Ambegaokar
As Anna Pouri

Co-Guest Stars
Bernadette Speakes
As Waitress
Yawar Charlie
As Deepak
Pramod Kumar
As Grandfather
Aarti Mann
As Shayla
Yogi Ramesh Pandey
As Hindu Priest
Jim Petersmith
As ZZ Top Guy
John Antonini
As Agent #1
Felipe Alejandro
As Agent #2
Dean Cudworth
As Agent #3
James McAndrew
As Agent #4
Walter Wong
As Freezing Analyst
Main Cast
Jack Coleman
As Noah Bennet
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
Milo Ventimiglia
As Peter Petrelli


In Costa Verde, the Bennetts are enjoying their first meal together since Claire and Noah have returned from their supposed college tour. Noah tries to explain to Lyle what his new job entails while Claire gets a message from "Rebel" saying she needs to warn someone that the government is coming after them. She texts back that she can't do anything at the moment, then tries to answer Sandra's questions about what colleges she was interested in. Noah steps in and says she should consider going to community college. Claire goes to her room and Noah comes after her. She says that she's sick of lying to her mother any more, but Noah insists the others are safer not knowing. He warns that the government is watching Claire and that she's going to go to community college and settle down whether she likes it or not. After he leaves, Claire gets another message from "Rebel" saying she has to go to Sam's Comics in nearby Buford to warn an "Alex" that the government is coming...

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Episode Notes
Cristine Rose (Angela Petrelli) does not appear in this episode.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
SteppenwolfBorn to be Wildas Sylar and Luke drive cross-country
Talking HeadsPsycho Killeras Sylar drives away at the end with Luke

Episode Quotes
Luke Campbell: Wow. So you're like a serial killer.
Sylar: I'm not a serial killer.
Luke Campbell: But you've got a pattern. You go after specific victims. You collect mementos.
Sylar: Okay, technically, I'm a serial killer. Now that we've established that, give me one good reason why I shouldn't tear open your head right here.

Hiro: If there is one thing I've learned it's that when destiny calls, you answer the phone!

Sylar: Luke. You really got to stop trying to be my friend, or I'm gonna kill you.

Luke Campbell: So, what, you always use your powers for a reason?
Sylar: Usually. Sometimes I disappoint myself.

Noah: Do you have any idea what happens if they think I can't control you anymore?
Claire: That's the thing, Dad. You can't.

Abilities Development
Alex Woolsley: Alex can breathe underwater.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorTim Kring
Executive ProducerTim Kring  |  Dennis Hammer  |  Allan Arkush  |  Greg Beeman
Co-Executive ProducerNora Kay Foster  |  Jim Chory  |  Jeph Loeb  |  Jesse Alexander  |  Adam Armus
ProducerLori Motyer
Co-ProducerJoe Pokaski  |  Cathy Mickel Gibson
Consulting ProducerRob Fresco
Associate ProducerMike Ketelsen
Production DesignerRuth Ammon
EditorScott Boyd
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 SupervisorValerie Norman
Production CoordinatorPearl Lucero  |  Carmen Chan
Script CoordinatorBill Hooper (1)
Assistant EditorSue Kesler
Re-Recording MixerRichard Weingart  |  Gerry Lentz
On-Line EditorBruce Motyer
Director of PhotographyNathaniel Goodman
Stunt CoordinatorTim Gilbert
Production SupervisorBrenda Pulos
Production SecretaryLiz Salinas
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 ProducerJim Martin (3)  |  Erin Fitzgerald (2)  |  Timm Keppler  |  Michelle Delgado
Assistant To The Co-executive ProducerFoz McDermott
Warning: Heroes season 3 episode 16 guide may contain spoilers
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