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FBI Agent Audrey Hanson
When Isaac is going through his sketchbook he goes over the same page in different shots.
The mysterious symbol turned up multiple times in this episode:
1. On the cover of Chandra Suresh's book.
2. On the side of Claire's math book.
3. On the picture of Nathan on Sylar's map.
4. Within Chandra's program as a repeating gap making the symbol.
5. In the pool using floating toys.
6. On the necklace of the man in the bar, whose thoughts can't be read by Matt.
7. On the cover of the comic book Hiro has, drawn by Isaac.
In this episode we see the first picture of Erick Avari as Chandra Suresh, Mohinder's father. The picture in the previous episode showed a different man who was not used.
When Mohinder finds the key in his father's book, the length of scotch tape on the key varies between shots.
Mr. Bennett: So is that the quarterback?
Mr. Bennett: The boy that you like over there.
Claire: I don't "like" him. I mean he's a very nice boy, but... yes, he's the quarterback.
Mr. Bennett: You really wanted to make me happy, you'd only date nerds. Well it worked out very well for your mother.
Brody: Jackie told me you wanna meet your real mom and dad.
Claire: I told Jackie that in confidence.
Brody: You do realize you were talking to Jackie, right? Is that why you're bummed? The whole adoption thing? You didn't just find out, did you?
Claire: Oh, no. They told me when I was really little. Why would you think I'm bummed?
Brody: You don't seem like yourself. Thought maybe somethin was wrong.
Claire: You don't know me well enough to know when I'm not being myself.
Brody: You never drink plain milk. It's always chocolate. You draw mermaids in the margins of your notebook, you put chips in a sandwich to make them crunch, and you're the first person to laugh at a joke. But I haven't heard you laugh in a while... lately you've seemed sort of sad.
Claire: Have you been spying on me?
Brody: My goal tonight is to make you laugh. (Claire's dummy explodes)
Claire: Did you put firecrackers in his head just for me?
Jackie: I love your glasses, Mr. Bennet!
Mr. Bennet: Well thank you, Jackie. Rumor has it you're a local hero. Pulled a man out of a burning train car.
Jackie: You heard about that? OMG, does everybody know?
Claire: It was on the news. You told half the school to set their Tivo's.
Jackie: It's gonna be the cornerstone for my campaign for class president. I'm running on a campaign of moral, mental, and social advancement through good deeds. What do you think? (walks away)
Claire: I think I need to get something out of my locker.
(Eden and Mohinder are at Sylar's apartment)
Mohinder: Mr. Sylar? Hello? (knocks on door)
Eden: Sssh. What are you actually going to do if Sylar's in there? (Mohinder takes key out)
Mohinder: If Sylar killed my father, I need to know why. (puts key in lock, doesn't work) I suppose that would've been too easy.
Eden: Let's go.
Mohinder: Not if all the answers could be behind this door. (tries to open door)
Eden: It's locked. And I'm kinda trying not to freak out now, so could we just- (Mohinder gets door open) Or we could just break in.
(Mohinder starts taking pictures,Eden finds a grotesque book) A little light reading before bed? (Mohinder sees map)
Mohinder: Oh my god.
Eden: That map, those strings. It's exactly like your father's.
Mohinder: Not exactly. There are more of them. Dozens more.
Eden: I know that guy. (Nathan Petrelli) He's running for Congress.
Mohinder: Then his life may be in danger.
Eden: Okay, can we please go now?
Mohinder: Not yet. (pulls back curtain)
Eden: Mohinder- (Mohinder sees "Forgive Me" wall)
Mohinder: Dear God. What was my father involved with?
Niki: You have no idea what I'm capable of.
Hiro: Maybe, I should keep my identity a secret.
Nathan: As many of you might have read, my brother Peter had an accident. But what I've kept from the press thus far is that, Peter barely survived a suicide attempt. My first instinct was to keep his illness hidden but no one should suffer alone because we are all connected somehow.
(Opening Voice Over)
Mohinder: This force, evolution, is not sentimental. Like the earth itself, it knows only the hard facts of life's struggle with death. All you can do is hope and trust that when you have served its needs faithfully, there may still remain some glimmer of the life you once knew.
Ando: So, where to?
Hiro: Las Vegas.
Ando: It is our destiny.
Peter: To destiny.
Peter: May we recognize it when we see it.
Simone: To love. May we stay away from it when it's no good for us. You know earlier today, when you were telling me how you'd changed?
Simone: I noticed it. There's just something different. It's like a look in your eye. A confidence.
Peter: There's something I should tell you. Something, uh...I didn't think was right to say when I still worked for your father. Something I wouldn't have even said to you two days ago. I've been in love with you since the minute I first laid eyes on you.
Peter: Look, the truth is, I've been trying to save the world, one person at a time, but, I'm meant for something bigger. Something important. I know it now.
Eden: Well, this is macaroni and cheese. It's what Americans eat when they want to commit suicide slowly.
Ando: I'm confused. You said you called me when you went in the future.
Hiro: Yeah. So?
Ando: So, shouldn't I be at home waiting for your call?
Hiro: We're changing the future. By taking action, we've changed something.
Ando: What if we make it worse? And if there's going to be a nuclear explosion, shouldn't we be flying away from the bomb?
Hiro: A hero doesn't run away from his destiny. My only concern is whether I need to hide my true identity. Perhaps a costume?
Ando: You even mention tights and a cape, I'm going home.
Simone: I found all your junk. The drugs, all of it. I flushed everything.
Isaac: How am I supposed to paint the future?
Simone: Nobody can paint the future. That's the drugs talking.
Ando: (About a car) How do you even know if there is going to be one left?
Saleswoman: You're just in luck; we have one left.
Hiro: (Holds up keys to car) It's our destiny.
Peter: Son of a B-!
Nathan: Easy there, that's our mother you're talking about.
Matt: You want to tell me why I'm still here, or am I just gonna follow you around?
Audrey: We need you to talk to her. Find out what she knows.
Matt: Talk to who?
Audrey: Molly Walker. The little girl you found. We're keeping her here where it's safe until we can figure out what to do with her. She's been through a severe trauma. Both parents murdered right in front of her. She hasn't said a word since we brought her here.
Matt: What makes you think she's gonna talk to me?
Audrey: Well, if you're really a mind reader, she won't need to.
Ando: Who are you calling?
Hiro: The comic book author. To warn him about the future. He keeps hanging up on me.
Ando: That's because you're crazy. I'd hang up on you too. If I could.
Zach: Claire. What are you doing running off to an away game? That tape with all your attempts at bodily harm is still missing.
Claire: Yeah, well, if someone finds it, we'll just tell 'em you're some visual effects geek who did it with his computer. Now, can I get back to my life, please?
Zach: So-So that's it? You're-You're just gonna go pump your pom-poms and pretend you're no different than any other girl on the squad?
Claire: Yes, actually.
Zach: But you are, Claire. You are different. Don't you see that? Don't you see that none of this matters? School spirit doesn't matter. Being-Being a pretty blonde cheerleader doesn't matter. That's not who you are anymore.
Claire: Who am I? So what, I can crawl through a wood chipper and live to tell about it. That narrows my choices in life to freak or guinea pig. In most cases, both. What's wrong with wanting to be normal? You should try it.
Issac: I don't want to lose you, Simone. But if you don't believe in me, then you shouldn't be here.
Simone: Fine. You can paint the future. Paint one without me in it.
Peter: Listen, I-I tried it again.
Nathan: Tried what?
Peter: What do you mean what? What do you think that I mean? I-I tried to fly.
Nathan: Would you keep your voice down?
Peter: You were there. Last night I could fly. This morning, nothing. I nearly broke my neck trying.
Nathan: Well, that would have solved one of our problems.
(Nathan is picking out a tie)
Nathan: What do you think? Red or blue?
Peter: I don't know. Blue?
Nathan: I'm gonna go red. The president wears red.
Ando: Where have you been the last two days?
Hiro: I teleported myself into the future!
Ando: Haven't we been over all this?
Hiro: Then explain this. (shows Ando the comic book) It tells the whole story of my heroic journey.
Ando: Is this how you spend your time?
Hiro: Read it! I'm on the subway in Japan. Suddenly, I'm in New York! Five weeks in the future!
Ando: Been hitting the sake?
Hiro: I found the books author, but he was dead. Then, there's a nuclear explosion. Ka-Boom! It all happens in five weeks and you and I have to stop it.
Ando: Definitely the sake.
(Closing Voice Over)
Mohinder: When evolution selects its agents, it does so at a cost. It makes demands in exchange for singularity. And you may be asked to do something against your very nature. Suddenly, the change in your life that should have been wonderful, comes as a betrayal. It may seem cruel, but the goal is nothing short of self-preservation. Survival.
The symbol is on the cover of the book by Chandra Suresh. On Claire's geometry book which she takes out of her locker.
It is also on all the pictures on Sylar's map in the hidden room.
Mysterious Man/The Haitian: We know nothing about this silent, shadowy figure except that he works with Mr. Bennet/Horn-Rimmed Glasses, and he wears the ubiquitous "S" symbol around his neck. Age: unknown. Gender: Male. Hometown: Unknown, appears to be from Haiti originally.
When Ando is watching the video of Niki, you can see the URL www.lasvegasniki.com. If you visit it, it redirects you to www.9thwonders.com.
International Air Dates:
Sweden: February 21, 2007 on Canal Plus
Turkey: March 18, 2007 on CNBC-e
Latin America: March 23, 2007 on Universal Channel Latin America
South Africa: June 6, 2007 on SABC 3
The Netherlands: July 5, 2007 on RTL 5
Germany: October 17, 2007 on RTL2
Finland: October 31, 2007 on MTV3
Czech Republic: January 17, 2008 on Prima
Croatia: March 10, 2008 on NOVA TV
Slovakia: July 7, 2008 on Markiza
Music Featured In This Episode:
"Eyes" by Rogue Wave
"Glosi" by Sigur Ros
"Where the Blacktop Ends" by Keith Urban
Claire Bennet: Claire is apparently unable to come back to life after a deadly injury if a foreign object is lodged into the base of her skull. She heals only after the medical examiner removes a branch from the back of her head.
Mysterious Man/The Haitian: He seems to be able to block telepathy in some way. As Matt is telepathically "scanning" everyone at the bar, he happens to look at The Haitian, and suddenly he can hear no thoughts at all. Either The Haitian himself caused this, or else the timing is very coincidental.
Hiro Nakamura: Hiro is able to use his space-time manipulation powers to stop time. He is able to push a schoolgirl out of the way of an oncoming truck while everything else is frozen. He seems able to keep time frozen for a few subjective seconds only, though.
Peter Petrelli: Peter tests his powers in a playground, jumping from the monkey bars, trying to fly, but failing. Further confirmation that he possibly can only fly while in Nathan's presence.
Sylar: Sylar exhibits telekinetic powers, forcing Audrey's arm to point her gun at her own head. He also rises to his feet apparently unharmed after Matt shoots him several times (possibly having repelled the bullets telekinetically), and also suddenly disappears when Matt's back is turned (possibly using telekinesis or some other ability to fly or move away at high speed).
When Peter is jumping off the monkey bars, a young boy wearing a red cape watches. Capes are often associated with superheroes, red being just as associated with Superman.
FBI Agent Audrey: Tell me what I'm thinking, Karnack.
Karnack The Magnificent was a character performed by Johnny Carson in a segment on the Tonight Show. Johnny would dress as a fortune teller and hold an envelope up to his forehead and "read" the answer sealed in the envelope. He would then open the envelope and reveal the "question". A sample would be: Karnack (holding envelope to his head) "Shogun". Ed McMahon (repeating) "Shogun". Karnack (opening envelope) "What's the first thing you do when you hold up a liquor store?"
Episode title: "One Giant Leap"
Astronaut Neil Armstrong's famous words when he first set foot on the moon were recorded as, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." A parallel meaning of the phrase may be that mankind has taken one giant leap into evolution with the arrival of our Heroes.
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