Season 3 Episode 25

An Invisible Thread

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Apr 27, 2009 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Nathan tries to prevent Sylar from meeting the President. Sylar has his own agenda regarding his partner. Hiro finds there are consequences that come with the return of his powers.

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Michael Dorn

Michael Dorn

The President

Guest Star

Gabriel Olds

Gabriel Olds


Guest Star

Michael B. Silver

Michael B. Silver

Liam Samuels

Guest Star

Zeljko Ivanek

Zeljko Ivanek

Emile Danko

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Powers update:

      Tracy Strauss: Following her supposed "death" a few episodes ago, Tracy's powers have evolved to include water manipulation (as ice melts into water), even transforming herself into water, as shown in the introduction to Volume Four when she uses her powers to drown a former Building 26 agent.

    • In the scene where Angela Petrelli runs her hand over Nathan's face to close his eyes, the dead Nathan actually blinks.

    • On the newspaper page where Nathan reads the headline "Fourth Mysterious Drowning Baffles Authorities", the actual article text is repeated over and over, not just for the headline in question, but for other articles on the same page.

    • The fight scene between Peter, Nathan and Sylar in this episode is very similar to the fight between Peter and Sylar in the season 1 episode Five Years Gone. In both scenes we do not actually see the fight, just colored lights beyond a closed door.

    • The beginning of the episode where Sylar pulls the knife out of his head has been reshot. Sylar's hair has been fixed and his expressions, voice tones, and hair are completely different from the end of I Am Sylar

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Nathan: His name is Sylar. He's extremely dangerous.
      Liam: And he's a target? (looking at Peter) He's one of them?
      Nathan: He's one of them. He's... I gotta stop saying that. He's one of us. He's one of us.

    • 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: (in Japanese) Payback is very bitchy!

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

    • 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.

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

    • Noah: I take it the President agreed to it?
      Nathan: Funding, resources, deniability. I told them I found just the man to head up our new... What were we going to call it?
      Noah: I always liked "The Company."

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Airdates:
      Belgium: May 28, 2009 on VT4
      Latin America: June 26, 2009 on Universal Channel
      Australia: July 9, 2009 on Channel 7
      Germany: February 17, 2010 on RTL II
      Finland: July 24, 2010 on Sub
      Czech Republic: November 19, 2010 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia: August 22, 2012 on Markiza