Season 4 Episode 2

Jump, Push, Fall

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Sep 21, 2009 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Gretchen describes the jump, push, fall theory, stating if Annie was pushed she would have landed further away then if she fell or jumped. When Claire falls out of the window in an attempt to reenact Annie's death, she lands right on top of the chalk mark and says "I guess she did kill herself." However, when we see later in "Hysterical Blindness" that Rebecca did in fact push Annie out the window, then Claire should not have landed exactly where Annie did.

    • Trivia: This is the first episode that does not show the chapter number and title on screen. This is because the season premiere was "Orientation" and "Jump, Push, Fall" shown back-to-back as the first chapter of Volume 5.

    • A chalk outline was used to mark where a student fell to her death. In reality, chalk outlines are never used by police. They would contaminate the integrity of the crime scene. Detailed photographs are taken instead.

  • Quotes

    • Peter: Can I get you something to drink?
      Noah: Love what you've done with the place.
      Peter: Thank you. So I have water or mustard.
      Noah: Water is good.

    • Noah: It's not healthy to live alone, Peter. No connections to anybody. It's a dead end. Trust me, I'm Exhibit A. For years, I put my job ahead of my family, and now my kids are off at school and I'm eating cereal for dinner and a strange man is answering my wife's phone.

    • Claire: Where did you get those, the homicide bookstore?
      Gretchen: Is there such a place?

    • Gretchen: Don't you want to prove your roommate was defenestrated?
      Claire: Of course. And yes, I know what "defenestrated" means.
      Gretchen: Well, don't get mad at me for using it in a sentence.

    • Gretchen: Maybe we could swipe a cadaver from the medical school. What? It's a victimless crime.

    • Sylar: Hi. My name is Sylar. It's been about six weeks or so since I've seen my body, and I want it back.

  • Notes

    • International Airdates:
      Australia: November 4, 2009 on 7TWO
      UK: January 9, 2010 on BBC2
      Latin America: January 19, 2010 on Universal Channel
      Germany: September 1, 2010 on RTL II
      Czech Republic: December 3, 2010 on Prima COOL
      Finland: January 26, 2011 on Sub

    • Music: An Honest Mistake (The Bravery - Claire and Gretchen are talking in the cafeteria)

  • Allusions