Cautionary Tales

Season 2, Ep 9, Aired 11/19/07
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  • Episode Description
  • Mr. Bennet prepares to move his family when he thinks the Company has found them, but Claire doesn't like the idea. Hiro returns to the present and upon discovering his father's death, travels back in time to stop it. Meanwhile, Matt works to master his new mental abilities.

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Anders

    Adam Monroe

  • Kristen Bell

    Elle Bishop

  • Jack Coleman

    Noah Bennet/HRG

  • Greg Grunberg

    Matt Parkman

  • James Kyson Lee

    Ando Masahashi

  • Fan Reviews (103)
  • Great episode!

    By AmericanTVfan, May 01, 2013

  • Hiro goes back in time to save his father, Matt tries to solve the murder of Kaito and at the same time control his newfound mental abilities and the Bennets go against the Company with the events painted in Isaac's paintings unfold in front of our eyes.

    By Panicos888, Aug 13, 2009

  • One of the best Heroes episodes.

    By cactusjack39, Jan 12, 2009

  • The paintings come true.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Dec 27, 2008

  • Really emotional stuff in this episode.

    By titiembe, Sep 16, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (25)

    • (West is holding Noah while he flies very high) West: Remember me? Then you know I don't have super-strength. I can't hold on forever. Noah: What do you want? West: Answers. Noah: We took you to study your ability. West: No, I don't care about any of that. Claire. Was she working with you? Or for you? Did she ever really care about me? Noah: Claire never even mentioned you existed. You hear me? She lied to me. So I'm guessing you're pretty important to her.

    • Bob: Have you been working on your sharpshooting? I don't want you to get too close to Bennet. (To Mohinder) Elle: Hey Fight Club, check this out.

    • Noah: I need to speak to your father. Elle: What do you think, this is my first day?

    • Claire: No matter what I do, this is never gonna end, is it, Dad? We’re always gonna be running. Noah: Do not walk out of that door! Claire: What are you gonna do? Tie me up? Noah: If I have to. (grabs duct tape)

    • Matt: (to Molly) If you wanna help, help me put the nightmare man behind us, so we can get back to normal. Okay, and just be a little girl, go to school, have fun. And I’ll be an underpaid cop. Deal?

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    Notes (5)

    • The Symbol: There were no new appearances of the symbol in this episode.

    • International Airdates: Australia: November 29, 2007 on Network 7 Latin America: March 14, 2008 on Universal Channel India: March 18, 2008 on Star World United Kingdom: June 12, 2008 on BBC3 Sweden: October 9, 2008 on TV4 Norway: November 2, 2008 on NRK3 Germany: November 12, 2008 on RTL2 Finland: May 31, 2009 on Sub Czech Republic: November 6, 2009 on Prima COOL Slovakia: August 9, 2010 on Markiza

    • Music Featured In This Episode: "Nine in the Afternoon" - Panic! at the Disco. This song is sometimes also referred to as "Back to the Streets."

    • New Heroes: There were no new heroes introduced in this episode.

    • Power Developments: Matt Parkman: Matt discovers he can use his thoughts to will others into doing his bidding. Claire Bennet: It's confirmed that her blood can be used to heal others.

    Trivia (8)

    • When Hiro stops time in order to see the murderer's face, Ando's mouth is open. Then, when the camera comes back to Ando again, his mouth is closed.

    • In the scene when Bob is talking to Claire in the football field at school. When Claire runs away from Bob, we can see three shadows, Bob's, Claire's and the cameraman who shot the scene.

    • When Noah and West arrive at the house to find Sandra tied up, her hands are behind the chair in the long shot, but in the next close up you can briefly see that her hands are free, and sitting on her lap.

    • Goof: When West take off with Claire, they are flying toward the Sun but on the next shot, we see Mohinder looking up in the wrong direction according to his own shadow.

    • Elle is drinking a "Slusho" as she is waiting for Mr. Bennet to arrive. Slusho is a fictional drink created by JJ Abrams for his series Alias. The director of this episode has also directed two episodes of that show which explains its appearance here. Slusho was also the temporary name of JJ Abrams' 2008 monster movie Project: Cloverfield (in which Greg Grunberg who plays Matt Parkman has a part).

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    Allusions (1)

    • Elle: Hey Fight Club, check this out! This is a reference to the movie Fight Club (1999) staring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton. Elle says it because Mohinder, like the main character of that movie, is beaten up and has a broken nose.

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