Heroes

Dual

Season 3, Ep 13, Aired 12/15/08
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  • Episode Description
  • Nathan and Peter face off, and Nathan makes a move with far reaching consequences. Sylar takes desperate measures at Primatech and the fates of several heroes hang in the balance. Ando, Matt, and Daphne continue their quest to save Hiro.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jeph Loeb

  • Robert Forster

    Arthur Petrelli

  • George Takei

    Kaito Nakamura

  • Brea Grant

    Daphne Millbrook

  • Jessalyn Gilsig

    Meredith Gordon

  • Fan Reviews (57)
  • Finally, the last episode of the season, and I couldn't be more psyched for it.

    By Dark_Davis, Feb 03, 2009

  • slightly disappointed

    By dark-phantom81, Jan 10, 2009

  • One of the worst finales ever !!! Neither acting nor script nor storyline made any sense at all.

    By vazkenee, Dec 16, 2008

  • There was a moment towards the end of "Dual", where the writers could have laid the foundation to a more exciting future for this ailing show. Regrettably, and no doubt to its ultimate peril, they declined.

    By adamryder, Dec 17, 2008

  • This episode was weird but somehow I enjoyed it... a little.

    By danibizi, Dec 17, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (15)

    • President: What exactly are you asking for? Nathan: I want to open up a facility where they can never hurt anyone. President: OK Senator. Lets make sure you get what you need. Nathan: Thank you... Mr. President.

    • Matt: Daphne! Daphne! Where'd you just go? Daphne: I don't know. I was out there, but I was watching myself in here. And you were there. (points to Ando) And you were there. (points to Matt) And... Matt, I think I traveled back in time.

    • 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 wished you were.

    • (In Japanese) Ando: I have powers now! I rescued you! Hiro: I was about to tear up the formula! Couldn't you have come later? Ando: Remind me to never save your life.

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

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    Notes (6)

    • International Airdates:
      New Zealand: February 18, 2009 on TV3
      Latin America: February 20, 2009 on Universal Channel
      Belgium: April 23, 2009 on VT4
      Germany: November 25, 2009 on RTL II
      Finland: May 1, 2010 on Sub
      Czech Republic: August 27, 2010 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia: August 1, 2012 on Markiza

    • Power Developments: Ando: Ando gains the ability to temporarily enhance others' powers. This manifests as a blast of red lightning.

    • This episode was formerly known as War, Duality, and Duel, before getting its final name, Dual.

    • The Symbol: The wound on the right side of Flint's face is shaped like the symbol.

    • Sylar does the opening monologue for this episode.

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    Trivia (4)

    • Moments before Nathan closes Arthur's eyes the "dead" Arthur Petrelli clearly blinks.

    • Ando's power-enhancement ability takes the form of red lightning identical to that which Hiro sees Ando apparently shoot him with in the future (The Second Coming - 3x01), possibly adding a new interpretation to those events.

    • Two items shown on the "Previously on Heroes" segment were not actually shown on previous episodes--Mohinder telling Arthur Petrelli to put his hands on the container of the formula, and Ando and Parkman showing a comic book to the messenger dispatcher.

    • When Daphne gets zapped into the past, she does not see an exact repeat of the scene. The dialog is slightly different, and the stutters and pauses indicate that it was a different recording of the lines.

    Allusions (2)

    • Daphne: And you were there, and you were there... This is a nod to L. Frank Baum's novel The Wizard of Oz and the film based on it, in which Dorothy wakes up and describes who was in her "dream". The fact that Daphne, like the main character in the novel, is from Kansas also relates to the situation.

    • Daphne: Back in a flash. This is very possibly an allusion to the DC comic book character the Flash, who has the power to run at super fast speed. Some versions of the character have been able to run faster than light, and even to travel through time, just as Daphne is about to do in this scene.

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