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Heroes: An Invisible Thread

Sylar takes on Nathan's identity in a bid to shake hands with the President and be able to duplicate his form. Meanwhile, Hiro learns that the use of his newly-reacquired power has debilitating side effects, and Matt must make a tough decision to protect his family.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x25
Airdate: Monday April 27th, 2009

Director: Greg Beeman
Writer: Tim Kring


Guest Stars
Michael DornMichael Dorn
As The President
Gabriel OldsGabriel Olds
As Taub
Zeljko IvanekZeljko Ivanek
As Emile Danko
Michael B. SilverMichael B. Silver
As Liam Samuels

Co-Guest Stars
Reginald JamesReginald James
As Agent Harper
Roberto SanchezRoberto Sanchez
As Secret Service Agent #1
Joshuin BarkerJoshuin Barker
As Secret Service Agent #2
Jason Graham (1)Jason Graham (1)
As Secret Service Agent #3
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


Matt is on a bus heading to Washington...

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Episode Quotes
Mohinder: (opening voiceover) There are nearly seven billion people on this planet. Each one unique. Different. What are the chances of that? And why? Is it simply biology, physiology that determines this diversity? A collections of thoughts, memories, experiences that carve out our own special place? Or is it something more than this? Perhaps there's a master plan that drives the randomness of creation. Something unknowable that dwells in the soul, and presents each one of us with a unique set of challenges that will help us discover who we really are.

Hiro: Payback is very bitchy!

Claire: I'll keep trying to kill you for the rest of my life.
Sylar: Well, everybody needs a hobby.

Claire: You can either listen to me now, or I’ll tell you after you shoot me.

Nathan: I love you, Pete. You know that?
Peter: Thanks. I love you too.

Mohinder: (closing voiceover) We are all connected. Joined together by an invisible thread, infinite in its potential and fragile in its design. Yet while connected, we are also merely individuals. Empty vessels to be filled with infinite possibilities. An assortment of thoughts, beliefs. A collection of disjointed memories and experiences. Can I be me without this? Can you be you? And if this invisible thread that holds us together were to sever, to cease, what then? What would become of billions of lone, disconnected souls? Therein lies the great quest of our lives. To find. To connect. To hold on. For when our hearts are pure, and our thoughts in line, we are all truly one. Capable of repairing our fragile world, and creating a universe of infinite possibilities.

Episode References
Nathan: I love you, Pete. You know that?
Peter: Thanks. I love you too.

Nathan and Peter had this same exchange in the season 1 finale, "How to Stop an Exploding Man," before they both fly up into the sky and seemingly explode.

Abilities Development
Tracy Strauss: Tracy can transform her body into water and back to human again.
Sylar: Sylar can use his shapeshifting abilities to deliberately and specifically alter his internal organs.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorTim Kring
Executive ProducerTim Kring  |  Greg Beeman  |  Allan Arkush  |  Dennis Hammer
Co-Executive ProducerJeph Loeb  |  Jesse Alexander  |  Nora Kay Foster  |  Adam Armus  |  Jim Chory
Co-ProducerCathy Mickel Gibson  |  Joe Pokaski
Consulting ProducerMark Verheiden  |  Bryan Fuller  |  Rob Fresco
Associate ProducerMike Ketelsen
Production DesignerRuth Ammon
EditorDonn Aron
CastingNatalie Hart  |  Jason La Padura  |  Keri Owens
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  |  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 SupervisorValerie Norman
Production CoordinatorCarmen Chan
Script CoordinatorBill Hooper
Assistant EditorSue Kesler
Re-Recording MixerGerry Lentz  |  Richard Weingart
On-Line EditorBruce Motyer
Director of PhotographyCharlie Lieberman
Stunt CoordinatorTim Gilbert
Production SupervisorPearl Lucero  |  Brenda Pulos
Production SecretaryLiz Salinas
Art DirectorSandy Getzler  |  Bruce Hill
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
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