Heroes

Season 3 Episode 23

1961

5
Aired Monday 9:00 PM Apr 13, 2009 on NBC
7.7
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Angela uncovers the dark secrets of her past, while Mohinder learns of his father's involvement in a forgotten government operation.

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  • Coyote Sands: What FEMA concentration camps will be like

    8.0
    Coyote Sands: A chilling indication of what FEMA concentration camps currently being built will be like.



    Not so good episode from a story-telling perspective. But valuable cautionary tale about what is happening in America today.



  • entertaining but kind of pointless.

    8.0
    i really like the concept of angela and her sister and the whole storyline behind it, but what i don't get was why they had to visit that place in the first place. they didn't leave with her sister or find out anything tha vital.

    overall i think the whole seeing the sister to bring them togeter was a bit weird

    still love the show though.

    and another mention about claies hair, it makes her look really young, lyk 14 or somethin around that age any way.

    i dont know what else to say so i am writin this o take up 100 words :-)moreless
  • hahaha Syler took Naithan look!!!

    10
    nice episode really .. i like how the story goes .. and how everything started now everything make sense .. i dont think that there is still some stuff that we need to know about the past .. but im not sure about the black guy who is him!! maby i just dont remmeber ..

    and i guess Alis will involve more in the future i dont know .. i didnt watch the following episodes . . but Syler haha what a thing he did to appear in the national TV as Nathan .. he is really into something !!moreless
  • This episode was the big daddy of all the previous episodes that let me down, only this one let me so far down that I feel I will never recover.

    3.5
    So yeahh, lets get into the heads of the story writers here. It's obvious that they are really struggling to get to grips with solid story lines and character building. You can tell it's a case of "inhale.... YEAH! lets do that..."



    None of the hero characters are consistent anymore and you can't feel for any of them. They all claim to be good and then do bad things.



    This episode was just silly.. Did Angela RRRREALLY need to get her family to dig up dead bodies (which they did very accurately by the way) just to prove there were dead bodies there? I mean, couldn't she have just said "Yes, there are dead bodies there and if you don't believe me have a dig". And then, the best part of all, her sister. I mean, in the 40 years apart, did it not cross Angelas mind to go visit that place at least once just to see if her sister was there? It would have saved alot of aggro really.



    Hmm, inconsistancies? (I've lost count to be honest).

    So Sylar is a shape shifter, he got it off a guy who had a wardrobe full of different clothes to match the new human shapes he'd match. Only, Sylar can actually change his clothes too. (A very late convenient fix there)...



    What else.. oh yeah Peter.. now correct me if I'm wrong but he can borrow people's powers yeah? So how come all of a sudden he can keep peoples powers when it suits him... like, the shape shifting power. Surely he would only have that when near sylar? (touching him).. but no, convenience lets him just have it all of a sudden.



    What else, oh yeah Matt Parkman.. so he can tell people what to do but not in a loud noise YET in one episode he was still able to tell people what to do with an alarm going. Why is he even bothered about ANYONE if he can just tell them what to do? I mean, couldn't him and Hero basically solve every problem that ever existed?



    Oh and he can paint the future now (oo that's original writers, well done).



    And dad dude yeah? You are either protecting your daughter or you aren't ok? Just move away for crying out loud. Just pack your bags and move to a different country and stay there for the next few years. Nobody gives a crap about you ok? you are causing all the bloody problems.



    The funny thing about the whole story is that, the whole problem has been caused by the heroes themselves. Has everyone forgotten that Nathan was a complete git and tried to capture them all?? What was that all about? If he hadn't done that they wouldn't have all these problems.



    I really don't care about any of the characters anymore because they are all stupid, ignorant and selfish.



    I'm done.moreless
  • Angela gathers Noah, Claire, Peter and Nathan at Coyote Sands to tell them what has happened there 46 years ago. In the process our Heroes come closer together to face their common enemy; Danko and his operation.moreless

    8.0
    This is a flashback episode one that was very entertaining indeed but lacked significance. There was no need for this episode at this point of the season. Maybe if it had been earlier. Nevertheless, Angela's past is revealed. We learn that Angela's has this attachment to socks because it makes her feel warm and safe. Milo Ventimiglia's performance is a little stiff but still makes you feel like he and Adrian Pasdar (Nathan) could really be brothers.

    I was surprisingly shocked with Hayden's performance (Claire), as a teenager who misses living like a teenager for once (something which hoperfully is the main arc for Claire next season).

    I felt for Mohinder (and I thought this might be one really good opportunity to kill off the character since it has lost any importance to this volume and to the Heroes universe in general). In general, the flashbacks are really well written but the present story is quite boring. If the whole episode was a flashback it might have been better.

    As far as I can remember the season becomes better in the last two episodes although the last episode could find you a little bit disappointed. Then again you may not have the chance to be disappointed as the new season begins in 2 days. Enjoy!moreless
Ravi Kapoor

Ravi Kapoor

Young Chandra Suresh

Guest Star

Alexa Nikolas

Alexa Nikolas

Young Angela Petrelli

Guest Star

Laura Marano

Laura Marano

Young Alice

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Young Dr. Suresh: Don't you see the benefits your abilities could have for the world?
      Young Angela: I only see my nightmares.
      Young Dr. Suresh: Einstein said, "The life of the individual has meaning..."
      Young Anglea: "...only insofar as it aids in making the life of every living thing nobler and more beautiful."
      Young Dr. Suresh: You've read Einstein.
      Young Angela: No. I just dreamt that you would say that.

    • Young Alice: Remember when I got an F in History? Dad took away the TV and dessert. I was so mad that I... That night, a hail storm smashed his car.
      Young Angela: So?
      Young Alice: I think I can control the weather. (Alice looks out the window and it begins to snow) Is Dr. Suresh gonna come for me?

    • Young Charles: This place is one big science experiment, and we're the rats.
      Young Angela: You're wrong. They're going to help us.
      Young Bob: She's right. We're freaks. They're going to make us normal.
      Young Charles: And you're blind. Why do you think they have armed guards?
      Young Angela: We've done nothing wrong. It's not like we're communists. My dad said we can trust them.
      Young Charles: This has happened before. Nazis with the Jews. America did it, too, with the Japs.
      Young Angela: This is different. We're different.
      Young Charles: What was your nightmare?
      Young Angela: My dreams are confusing. They're not always right.
      Young Charles: You have to stop being afraid and start believing.
      Young Angela: That doctor. Suresh. Don't trust him.

    • Angela: We made everyone forget.
      Claire: Who's "we"?
      Angela: How do you think the Company was formed? It started here, with a vow to never let this happen again. We destroyed files, erased memories. We blackmailed, killed, anything to keep our existence secret. And it worked for 50 years. Now, Noah and I have tried to fix this current situation, but Mr. Danko has proved resourceful.
      Claire: So, that's what you were trying to do?
      Noah: Yes.
      Claire: But you blew it?
      Noah: Yeah.
      Angela: The important thing is to put our secret back, so we can all stop running, return to our lives. It's time to go back to the old methods.
      Claire: You mean erasing people's memories and killing people?
      Angela: It's a necessary evil.
      Peter: I'm sorry, what happened here, Mom, but it didn't give you the right to do the things that you've done, and it still doesn't.
      Angela: We need you, Peter. I need you.
      Peter: That Company tore this family apart. I'm not going to be a part of it again.

    • Angela: 1961 was a different time. Kennedy was president. We were all patriots. And when the government found out about us, they told us they could cure us, and we believed them. And they rounded us all up and they put us here.

    • Angela: My sister, my parents, they all died here. And if we don't come together, if we don't settle our differences, I'm afraid history is going to repeat itself.

    • Young Alice: You have a funny accent.
      Young Dr. Suresh: So do you.

    • Young Charles: We wanted to give you the official welcome.
      Young Linderman: Welcome to "Crapola" Sands.

    • Angela: I have socks for you.
      Alice: Eh
      Angela: Since that night, whenever I feel lost... whenever I don't know what to do. I steal socks for you. To remind myself there are simple ways to protect the ones we love. You don't ever have to be cold again.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Airdates:
      Belgium: May 28, 2009 on VT4
      Australia: June 25, 2009 on Channel 7
      Germany: February 3, 2010 on RTL II
      Finland: July 10, 2010 on Sub
      Czech Republic: November 5, 2010 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia: August 17, 2012 on Markiza

    • The song on Alice's record and on the radio in the Coyote Sands Cafe in May 1961 is Roy Orbison's Crying, which was not released until July 1961.

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Young Angela: Say "Good night", Alice.
      Young Alice: Good night, Alice.

      That was an allusion to the classic lines from the radio show (later a TV show) Burns & Allen. Every night George would say goodnight to the audience and Gracie would apparently forget to do so. He would turn to her and say "Say 'good night', Gracie.' She would then reply "Good night, Gracie." At the time this scene takes place, the series would only have been off the air for about three years, so the sisters would certainly know the joke.

    • Mohinder: (looking over skeletons) So what, my father was Dr. Mengele?

      Josef Mengele was an SS officer who experimented on prisoners at the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz.

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