Heroes

Unexpected

Season 1, Ep 16, Aired 2/19/07
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  • Episode Description
  • Peter learns that he and Claude may have been betrayed. Matt's reunited with the radioactive Ted Sprague and Hana Gitelman a woman with "wireless" mental abilities. Hiro makes a tough choice about his mission. Claire can no longer hold back her anger towards HRG.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Santiago Cabrera

    Isaac Mendez

  • Wendy Melvoin

  • Zachary Quinto

    Gabriel Gray/Sylar

  • Bill Fagerbakke

    S.R. Gustavson

  • Rusty Schwimmer

    Dale Smither

  • Fan Reviews (105)
  • Great payoffs to earlier setups

    By BevinChu, Nov 17, 2012

  • this was a good ep

    By cube2k8, Jun 10, 2010

  • Peter continues his training while he is found Mr Bennet, Claire faces her father concerning her mother's condition, Hiro rescues Ando but makes a hard decision and Mohinder with Sylar find another one from the list.

    By Panicos888, Aug 05, 2009

  • Wow

    By Parricida, Feb 02, 2009

  • Woot Woot Claire...

    By titiembe, Aug 23, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (47)

    • Nathan: If people knew what we were capable of, they would drop a collective brick. Simone: You think they'll burn you at the stake? Nathan: Yeah. Pretty much. Because that's what I would do. I'd round us all up, stick us in a lab on some island in the middle of the ocean.

    • Bennet: (to Claire about Sandra) The doctor told me you had an interesting theory about your mother's condition. Claire: (fuming) It's not a theory. You did this to her. (wheels around) You erased her mind. Bennet: Claire, that's ridiculous. Claire: You tried to erase mine! Bennet: I don't know where you're getting these ideas. (at this point, Claire has lost it) Claire: STOP! STOP IT! STOP LYING! AFTER WHAT YOU DID TO MOM, ISN'T THAT ENOUGH?! (several doctors turn to stare; Bennet holds Claire against a wall) Bennet: What you know is dangerous. If the wrong people find out about what you can do--- Claire: (about Sylar) Like the man who killed Jackie? Bennet: Exactly. Claire: (crying) Why? Why did you do this to Mom? Bennet: (about Sylar) A few days ago, that man broke into our house, looking for you. He found your mother instead, so I made her forget. (Claire, sobbing, glowers at Bennet) Your mother is a gentle soul, and people like her shouldn't have to know about people like him. Claire: And maybe people like you! Bennet: I never meant for her to get sick. I only wanted to protect my family. Claire-Bear, I promise...I promise this will never happen again. (Bennet tries to calm Claire down, but with a shout of "ENOUGH!" she pushes him away) Claire: (sobbing uncontrollably) You don't just get to say you're sorry and make everything go away!

    • Ted: (about Hana) She's a friend, like us. She's the one who put me on to the scratches. Hana: It comes from a pneumatic needle. It injects a radioisotope for tracking viruses in Africa. Ted: (to Matt) That's what we are to them. A virus. A plague. Matt: (to Ted) Who's "them?" Hana: A shipment of needles went to Primatech Paper in Odessa, Texas. The tracking slip went to a man named Bennet. Sound familiar? Matt: (to Hana) I've already been down this road. Trust me, it's a dead end. Hana: Really? Matt: Yeah. Hana: Why would a paper company need pneumatic needles with a radioisotope?

    • Peter: (To Issac) Don't lie to me!

    • Ted: I had my blood tested. It's in me, that isotope. Matt: Ted, you're radioactive by nature.

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    Notes (7)

    • This episode has no intro by Sendhil Ramamurthy (Mohinder Suresh).

    • Powers Developments: There were no power developments in this episode.

    • International Air Dates: Germany: January 23, 2008 on RTL2 Czech Republic: April 17, 2008 on Prima Slovakia: August 18, 2008 on Markiza

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

    • New Heroes: Dale Smither: Has the ability of enhanced hearing. Hana Gitelman: Has the ability to access wireless signals.

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    Trivia (11)

    • When Sylar is outside of Mohinder's car after their second trip to Dale, a crew member can be seen in the reflection of the car.

    • The shooting scene in Primm happens at night and when the police arrives to arrest Hope and the bad cop it's still night. In a later scene it's daytime and we see a policeman arresting the bad cop.

    • When Mohinder and Sylar arrive in Montana the subtitle reads: "Bozeman, Montana". There are snow capped mountains in an Alpine setting. Bozeman area, sitting in the South West side of Montana, is nothing like that, there are no mountains of that height or even close to that.

    • When Hiro is getting on the bus, the driver asks him if he is travelling alone. This bus driver is Stan Lee, creater or co-creater of many of the flag ship characters of Marvel Comics, such as Spiderman, the Fantastic Four, X-Men, the Hulk and Iron Man.

    • The scene in which Isaac returns from his trance to normal state is used in episode "Parasite".

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    Allusions (7)

    • The motel door number Mohinder and Sylar stop at is 23. That same week, the movie Number 23 opened in theaters, starring Jim Carrey, about a man who sees a pattern of the number 23 in his life as a bad luck symbol, although the two incidences are probably coincidence.

    • Continuing the string of Star Trek references in Heroes, Dale Smither (the woman with enhanced hearing) is found in Bozeman, Montana. In Star Trek, Bozeman was the place where Zefram Cochrane launched the first warp-capable ship.

    • Peter: They give you money? Drugs? What's a Judas get these days? Judas is a character in the Bible, one of Jesus' 12 disciples. He betrayed Jesus and turned him over to the religious authorities for thirty pieces of silver. This led to the crucifixion of Jesus. After Jesus' crucifixion, Judas was overwhelmed with guilt. He tried to returned the money to the priests and committed suicide by hanging himself.

    • When Peter asks Claude about his pigeons, Claude mentions Charles Darwin, an English naturalist from the 19th century who achieved lasting fame by convincing the scientific community that species develop over time from a common origin. His theories explaining this phenomenon through natural and sexual selection are central to the modern understanding of evolution as the unifying theory of the life sciences.

    • At the beginning of the episode, we see Ted's screen name is TeddyBear616. This is a possible reference to the fact that the Marvel Comics original universe is usually referred to as "Marvel-616." 616 is the the universe in which mutants first originated. It could also be a reference to the "Number of the Beast" from the Book of Revelations. A recent discovery proved that the number is really 616 and not 666, as has been believed for centuries.

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