Season 1 Episode 7

Nothing to Hide

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Nov 06, 2006 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Niki opens up to a friend when her son becomes the subject of a crisis. Hiro overcomes his doubts about his heroism. Nathan and his wife come up with a strategy to win the election and Peter provides some unexpected assistance. Claire finds out what happened to her missing video tape. Matt and Audrey continue their investigation of the serial killer Sylar.moreless

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  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of the show heroes niki is tring to get her son back which caused alot of problems and she gets help from a person she did not think was going to . clair finaly figures out what happen to her videotape and is final questiong things and matt and his partner are on the hunt for syler who is leaving bodys behide and there like nowhere near syler they are just falling the trail he leaves behide this was a good ep i thougt and it was very interesting and that is why i decided to give it a 9moreless
  • Peter and Isaac figure out the connection of the paintings and what they need to do next. DL and Micah leave Niki behind and meet up with Hiro and Ando. Matt during an investigation of a murder believing to be Sylar's meets up with another Hero.moreless

    The seventh chapter is more action-based rather than story-based like the previous 3 episodes. Niki is on the floor after the events of the previous episode and her fight with DL. She realises her son is taken by her husband. Talking to Tina she reveals that she is aware of some unknown presence called Jessica who surfaces everytime she needs help. Meanwhile DL and Micah meet up with Hiro and Ando when an accident occurs. DL and Hiro use their abilities to save a couple in danger. At the end of the episode Micah is revealed to have an ability (a very cool one I might add).

    Lyle, Claire's brother, finds the tape with all of Claire's attempts on it and discovers that his sister is not who he thinks she is. After a chasing, Lyle gives up the tape to Claire and Zack.

    Simone's father dies and she seeks comfort in Peter (Peter's estrange dream is still confusing to me along with Simone's description of a dream her father gave before he died - considering Charles Deveaux's power revealed in the fourth volume). When Isaac is found missing, Peter seeks the last painting that will uncover what needs to be done by him in order to save the cheerleader. Simone says Linderman has it.

    Matt Parkman is back, involved in an investigation and he also discovers that his wife is hiding a secret. The investigation concerns a burning victim believed to have died by the hands of the infamous Sylar but Matt thinks otherwise. When both he and Audrey trace the steps of the man who killed the victim they find Ted, a person crying over a comatose woman (who is his wife) and discover that he also has an ability of his own (a very destructive one). Notice when Ted talks about his ability and mentions that his ability could cause an explosion (hint!). Also notice Matt's cool way of using his power (Matt is my favourite so any cool usage of his power will be mentioned). Meanwhile we get deeper into the Petrelli family (during a brunch) and Peter covers his brother's affair in Las Vegas and in exchange he asks his brother to find him the missing painting from Mr Linderman. Nathan lies both to his wife and his brother and he receives a call from a desperate Niki.

    In conclusion this episode is very very good and is in fact a very important one. Don't miss it.moreless
  • Lots of revelations and Peter gets the crucial painting.

    The missing painting in the sequence leading up to the death of Claire was sold by Simone to Linderman. That's not a coincidence, Linderman is important somehow.

    We meet Nathan's wife, the lovely Rena Sofer, and we find out she's in a wheelchair. Angela sets up a brunch interview with a reporter and Peter walks in, confused about the 'regular' brunch that their family has. In a rather antagonistic mood given his recent conflicts with Nathan, Peter is not in a mood to play nicely with others and keeps making provocative statements. Yet Peter still saves Nathan, saying Nathan was checking out a private clinic to help Peter. I probably would have let him swing! As a side issue, Peter's alibi also saves Nathan's marriage since his innocent, trusting wife actually seems to believe Nathan's lies.

    Nathan is an enigma and I hope we understand him more soon – He arranges with Linderman to get the painting which shows the name of Claire's high school and Peter dead in a pool of blood. I honestly believe he thinks he is protecting Peter, he covers the painting with black paint. Simone comes clean with Peter and has a digital image of the painting, giving Peter the info he needs and a warning about his future.

    There's an interesting development with Claire – Zach 'conveniently' finds the missing tape (returned by her father) then her brother watches it and freaks. Zach's behavior outside the car was hilarious, "We're going to anal probe you!" and "YouTube is free, you idiot!" but Claire's words were touching: if their parents find out, they might think it was a mistake to adopt Claire and it would destroy their family. Very sweet and enough to make Lyle open the window and return the tape.

    Major revelation: Niki's alter ego is called Jessica!

    Second major revelation: Micah has powers too – can fix electronics. Plus he knows about Jessica!

    Another freak encounter – DL and Micah run into Hiro and Ando at an accident site where Hiro uses his powers to save those involved, including DL. Micah recognizes Ando from his visit to Niki's house.

    New character: Ted who is radioactive and makes a threatening comment about 'going nuclear' – I think we just met the reason NYC goes boom.

    Excellent episode, some great scenes and since I love the Petrelli Brothers, some wonderful scenes featuring them.moreless
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    Cuando te enteres de lo que realmente soy no tengo dudas que no volverás a pisar este bendito suelo. Que al realmente creerme dejarás de quererme aunque me duela (nos duela) montañas. Sí, es verdad maravillosa y cruel, hice cosas que no debería haber hecho. Hice mal a mucha gente, a gente que en realidad no me había hecho tanto daño a mí. Mentí todo el tiempo y no soy ni la mitad de lo que creés que soy. Jamás lo fui y jamás lo seré, creeme.

    Aunque no me quieras más, creeme, aunque no me creas más, creeme: soy malo hasta los huesos.moreless
  • Pretty great.

    There wasn't much action in this episode, but it was pretty informative. Niki leaves in this episode revealing Jessica, who Micah calls (it is also revealed that Micah's power is that he can control techology or somethng), and Jessica has a plan to get Micah back from D.L. Nathan and his wife have a plan to help Nathan win the election, and Peter unexpectedly helps by making up a story that makes Nathan look good. Claire's brother gets the tape and sees her suicide attempts, but after her desperate plea to have it back he caves and gives it to her. Matt and Audrey continue searching for Sylar, and come upon another with powers of radiation... overall this was a pretty good episode, but not the best of the series so far for me.moreless
Rick Peters

Rick Peters

Tom McHenry

Guest Star

Stephen Spinella

Stephen Spinella

Oliver Dennison

Guest Star

Kate Connor

Kate Connor

Nurse Jennifer

Guest Star

Rena Sofer

Rena Sofer

Heidi Petrelli

Recurring Role

James Kyson

James Kyson

Ando Masahashi

Recurring Role

Thomas Dekker

Thomas Dekker


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Goof: When Micah is talking to Hiro about his comic book: "How did you get this issue? It's not even out yet." Hiro responds quickly as if he understands perfect english. Where as all other times, Hiro is looking to Ando for guidance & translation of even the easiest sayings.

    • Goof: When talking to the reporter at brunch Heidi Petrelli wheels herself in between her two sons to help them with their food. When the camera cuts to Peter's entrance seconds later both boys are gone.

      Explanation: Actually, this is explained in the deleted scenes on the DVD, Heidi sent them to play inside before Peter came in.

    • When Niki was knocked out cold by D.L. in the previous episode, she lay on the floor with her face towards the right. When she wakes up in this episode, her face is towards the left.

    • After Claire told Lyle that if their parents find out, they would regret adopting her, Lyle opens the car window without starting the car or even having the key in the ignition. The automatic windows in most cars will not open or close under these circumstances.

    • Agent Audrey Hansen gets Matt Parkman at work to show him the charred remains of Robert Fresco (sic), she then alludes to their finding a single fingerprint which she says they ran through CODIS. CODIS is the combined DNA index system, a DNA database. What she should have said was they ran the prints through AFIS, the Automated Fingerprint Identification System.

    • When investigating Ted's house, Audrey states that the area is giving off radiation using the measurement curies (named after Marie Curie). The unit curie is used to measure the amount of radiation being emitted by an object, hopefully in containment. In a situation to measure the biological risk of exposure to radiation, as in Ted's house, the appropriate unit is the rem or SI unit sievert. Rads/Grays are used to measure radiation absorbed by the human body after exposure.

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Lyle: Are you aliens? Is he an alien too?!
      Zach: That's right, we're aliens! We've come to anal probe you!

    • (to Matt in his police uniform)
      Audrey: Put on some real person clothes.

    • Peter: This painting is the key. With this thing we can make a difference.
      Nathan: I'm trying to make a difference Peter. The best way I know how. Flying around, how is that gonna help anybody? What is it gonna...I can't...what am I gonna... What am I gonna do when I get there? I don't have a gun, I don't have a badge, I don't know karate. I guess I could put on a costume and fly around and pull cats out of trees. How is that gonna make a difference?
      Peter: You're not gonna know until you try.

    • Peter: You need to tell Heidi the truth.
      Nathan: She doesn't need the truth. She needs hope.

    • Audrey: Who keeps calling you?
      Matt: Uh, nobody. It's my wife.
      Audrey: Since when is your wife nobody?

    • Peter: Of course I'm gonna vote for Nathan. If Nathan takes care of the people half as much as he takes care of his brother, it's gonna be an interesting city.
      Dennison: Pretty special family.
      Peter: You have no idea.

    • Hiro: (trying to move D.L. and crash victim) Why couldn't I have super-strength, too?

    • D.L.: So you're just gonna sit there all day and not say a word, huh?
      Micah: I want to go home.
      D.L.: Micah, I told you, it's not safe there with your mother.
      Micah: Is she dead?
      D.L.: No. She's gonna be fine.
      Micah: How do you know? Dad, we left her on the floor.
      D.L.: We didn't have a choice.
      Micah: Heroes don't run away.
      D.L.: Micah...
      Micah: Bad guys do. Heroes help people, Dad. You know what? You're a bad guy.
      D.L.: I'm not a bad guy, all right?

    • Peter: (to Nathan) Hey, you know what? I'm just gonna fly off the terrace yeah? No? Hey, I can fly. Nathan so can you. Tell you what. Why don't you just race around the Statue of Liberty real quick. Huh? Give this tweedy cat something to write about.

    • Ted Sprague: Don't you have any idea as to what would happen, Cause I don't. Maybe I'll explode. Maybe I'll take out this hospital. Maybe I'll wipe out the city like an atomic bomb!

    • Mohinder: (narrating) You do not choose your destiny. It chooses you. And those that knew you before Fate took you by the hand cannot understand the depth of the changes inside. They cannot fathom how much you stand to lose in failure. That you are the instrument of a flawless design. And all of life may hang in the balance. The hero learns quickly who can comprehend and who merely stands in the way.

    • Zach: (to Lyle) We're gonna anal probe you.

    • Lyle: I'm gonna put this thing on YouTube, make like a million bucks!
      Zach: YouTube's free you idiot!

  • NOTES (5)

    • The Symbol:
      There were no new appearances of the symbol in this episode.

    • International Air Dates:
      Germany: November 14, 2007 on RTL2
      Czech Republic: February 14, 2008 on Prima
      Slovakia: July 21, 2008 on Markiza

    • New Heroes:
      Theodore "Ted" Sprague: Medical equipment salesman cursed with radiation-emitting powers. Gives his wife cancer by accident. Age: 33. Gender: Male. Hometown: Los Angeles, California.

    • Powers Developments:
      Peter Petrelli: Peter has another of his clairvoyant dreams, the first one since the pilot episode.

      Micah Sanders: We find out in this episode that Micah is a technopath. He is able to manipulate technology, like taking apart his laptop and other electronics and making the phone work by just touching it.

      Niki Sanders: Niki's superstrong alternate personality is revealed to have a name: Jessica. Niki apparently has been feeling Jessica's influence for months now.

      Theodore Sprague: Ted is able to emit deadly radiation, causing horrific burns, and melting objects. His power is very hard to control, and Ted is prone to irradiate the nearby area and cause terrible accidents when under strong emotional stress.

    • Sendhil Ramamurthy doesn't appear, although Mohinder does the voiceover narration.


    • Lyle: I'm gonna put this on YouTube and make millions!
      Zach: YouTube's free, idiot!

      YouTube is a popular web site where people upload video clips of just about anything for others to watch.