Season 3 Episode 9

It's Coming

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Nov 17, 2008 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • At the bowling center Hiro says "Ya, buko ga honnto ni niyukyusai naraba [...]" which is translated to "So if I'm really twenty-eight years old [...]". "niyukyusai" means "twenty-nine years old", whereas "twenty-eight years old" would be "niyuhachisai".

  • Quotes

    • Ando: How is this going to help you remember? It's a comic book store.
      Hiro: Correction, my grown up friend. This is the source of all knowledge.

    • (closing narration)
      Mohinder: It starts with light and ends with light. And in between, there is darkness. Nothing there is beyond hope. Nothing that can be sworn impossible. Nothing left unimagined... since Zeus, father of the Olympians, made night from midday... hiding the light of the shining sun and raining dark fear down upon men.

    • (after Nathan and Tracy find out Arthur Petrelli is still alive)
      Tracy: We should go back to Washington. We'll get the Justice Department involved...
      Nathan: No. Let's keep a lid on it.
      Tracy: But people have to know.
      Nathan: No. Last time I tried to tell anybody anything like this, my brother came back from the future and shot me. Twice.

    • Ando: How is this going to help you remember? This is a comic book store.
      Hiro: Correction, my grown up friend. This is the source of all knowledge.

    • Sylar: Empathy? What makes you think I'm capable of that?
      Arthur: Because I know you're the one that saved Peter from that fall.

    • Angela: We were once like that, Arthur. Remember? You loved me and there's a part of you that still does.

    • Ando: Would you stop fooling around and pay attention? The fate of the world depends on it.

  • Notes

    • International Airdates:
      Australia: November 27, 2008 on Channel 7/Prime
      Thailand: December 25, 2008 on Star World
      New Zealand: January 21, 2009 on TV3
      Latin America: January 23, 2009 on Universal Channel
      Israel: February 17, 2009 on Yes Stars Action
      Belgium: April 9, 2009 on VT4
      Germany: October 28, 2009 on RTL II
      Finland: April 3, 2010 on Sub
      Czech Republic: July 30, 2010 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia: July 25, 2012 on Markiza

    • Make-up artist Glenn Hetrick appears onscreen as the deformed victim of Mohinder's formula. However, he is listed as "Glen Strange" in the end credits. This is almost certainly an homage to the actor "Glenn Strange" who was most famous for taking over the role of Frankenstein's Monster after Boris Karloff gave it up.

  • Allusions

    • Hiro: Captain America died! Spider-Man revealed his secret identity! And the Hulk is red.
      These characters are all from Marvel Comics. The death of Captain America and Spider-Man revealing his identity happened during the 2006-2007 comic book crossover Civil War. The red Hulk is a result of the crossover World War Hulk which happened shortly afterward.

    • The hand gesture Hiro makes after asking if he really is a superhero is a reference to the Japanese series Ultraman.