Season 3 Episode 7

Eris Quod Sum

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Oct 27, 2008 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Why was Claire so upset upon seeing Tracy? Nathan had to assure her that Tracy was good and even then she still gave Nathan the cold shoulder. Claire met Nikki only once and Nikki did nothing to warrant such a reaction from Claire.

    • When Mohinder jumps with Maya through the roof, it's shown that Nathan's shirt is open. But when the camera goes back to Nathan after the jump, his shirt is buttoned up.

  • Quotes

    • Sandra: You okay?
      Claire: I think so. Is that weird? We just starred in the human puppet show, my dad is working with a serial killer and I can't feel pain.
      Sandra: Claire, the things you deal with, the demons you face, I can't imagine. How you handle them, that you stay strong in the face of it all, that makes me proud.

    • Meredith: (to Nathan about Tracy) I see you still got a weakness for blondes.

    • Meredith: (to Tracy about Nathan) I'd watch out for that one.
      Tracy: Oh, we're not together.
      Meredith: (suspiciously) Ah.

    • Mohinder: What kind of father would put his children through such agony?
      Arthur: Have you met their mother?

    • Tracy: (to Nathan about Meredith and Noah) Ok, let me get this straight: She is the biological mother of your illegitimate daughter, and he's her adopted father?
      Noah: That sounds about right.

    • Peter: Giving everyone on the planet an ability, that's really your idea of the greater good?
      Arthur: That's not what I want.
      Peter: That's what happens. I've seen the future, Dad. I've seen the whole neighborhood get nuked.
      Arthur: You can help me. Together, we can make sure that the future you saw never happens. Once you understand what I'm doing...
      Peter: I'm not interested in what you're doing. And with or without my powers, I'm gonna find a way to shut you down and I'm gonna make you pay for everything you ever done!
      Arthur: Son, until you change that attitude, you're grounded.

    • Claire: What if there's something wrong with all of us and they can fix it?
      Elle: You're fine. You're perfect.
      Claire: No, I'm not. Whatever is happening to you, it's happening to me, too.
      Elle: You're still healing, aren't you?
      Claire: Yeah. But I can't feel pain. And I think it's only a matter of time before I can't feel anything at all.
      Elle: You can't feel pain. I wish I had your problems, Cheerleader. My body is screaming. I'm in agony.
      Claire: Go with me. If there's a chance that these people at Pinehearst can help us, we'll go together.
      Elle: Alright, Dorothy. Then we're off to see the Wizard.

    • Daphne: How can I fix this?
      Arthur: Re-visit Mr. Parkman.
      Daphne: But I don't think he's gonna take the deal.
      Arthur: You're not going to offer him anything. You're going to kill him.
      Maury: What?
      Arthur: I just asked her to kill your son, Maury. Is that a problem?
      Maury: You're damn right. My loyalty for his safety. That was the arrangement.
      Daphne: I'm a thief. I steal things. There's no way I could kill anybody.
      Maury: I'm not going to let you do this, Arthur.
      Arthur: You're not in the position to give me orders.
      Maury: I'm Matt's father. Without me, you'd still be lying...
      (Arthur snaps Maury's neck with his power)
      Arthur: Thank you, Maury, for all your sacrifice.

    • Knox: You think you can hold me with a power?
      Matt: Not only can I hold you, I can kill you. I'm going to dig inside your head, find your worst fear, and make it eat you alive.
      Knox: I'm not the one that's scared. You are. And your fear just makes me strong.

  • Notes

    • International Airdates:
      Australia: November 13, 2008 on Channel/Prime
      New Zealand: December 17, 2008 on TV3
      Latin America: January 9, 2009 on Universal Channel
      India: February 3, 2009 on Star World
      Belgium: April 2, 2009 on VT4
      Germany: October 14, 2009 on RTL II
      Finland: March 20, 2010 on Sub
      Czech Republic: July 16, 2010 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia: July 19, 2012 on Markiza

  • Allusions

    • Elle: Alright, Dorothy. Then we're off to see the wizard.
      Alluding to The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz, a book published in 1900 by L. Frank Baum about a girl named Dorothy and her journey to see the Wizard in the land of Oz.

    • Book that Arthur is reading: Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
      This book introduces the concept of the Übermensch (or overman/superman) as a goal for mankind. The concept is that the purpose of mankind is not to aspire towards an otherwordly union with God and an afterlife, but rather to will the birth of a new, evolved generation of mankind.

    • Lyle: The bitch is back
      The Bitch is Back is the title of the last episode of the series Veronica Mars. Kristen Bell, who plays Elle in Heroes, played the title character of Veronica.

    • Title: Eris Quod Sum
      The Roman poet Horace wrote the maxim "Eram quod es; eris quod sum" which means, roughly, "I was what you are; you will be what I am." The second part of this (Eris quod sum, "you will be what I am") became a popular epitaph, and may still be found on grave markers in some early New England cemeteries.