Season 2 Episode 7

Out of Time

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Nov 05, 2007 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Peter and Caitlin learn about the end stage effects of the Shanti virus. Many of the Heroes work together to fight the Nightmare Man. West is shocked when he discovers the identity of Claire's father. Hiro and Kensei's journey comes to an end.

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  • I saw this coming a mile away . . .

    Okay, apart from Claire's lame storyline which continues to irk me more with each passing week, this episode was pretty solid. I was on the edge of my seat for most of the plots, like Peter and Caitlin's adventure through time, and I was cheering for Matt when he conquered his father.

    Hiro's story nearly had me in tears, but I was glad that it ended when it did, before I got too bored with it. (Though I would love for Eriko to return in a later episode. Maybe Hiro can take her to the future?)

    The reason I can't vote this episode a Ten (besides the Claire fiasco, which I've pretty much tuned out) was the whole "plot twist" at the end. I've known since "Kensei" was introduced that he was the Evil Mastermind, so when Adam Monroe was revealed to be none other than good old 500-year-old "Kensei" with one baaaad grudge, I merely turned to my sister and said "Well duh!"moreless
  • Peter still in the future tries to find what cause this evacuation at New York. Claire reveals to West the truth about her father. Hiro's story comes to a shocking end. Matt faces his father in order to save the rest of our Heroes.moreless

    This could ba one of the coolest episode of Heroes.

    Matt faces his father, after the instructions of Bob who tells him his power is just as powerful as his father's. At the same time, Maury uses his abilities in order to kill Bob. One of his victims is Niki who he makes think that Bob killed DL. In an attempt of Niki to give Bob the virus, Nathan interferes and Niki is forced to inject the virus on herself. Matt manages to save Molly and "lock" his father in the same nightmare his father locked Molly. Meanwhile, Mohinder tests Niki and finds that his blood can't heal Niki. Bob gives Mohinder the solution in saving Niki; to find Claire Bennet and take her blood. At that point Mohinder reveals to Bob that he has been working with Noah to take down the Company. All this will lead to a confrontation between Noah and Mohinder a depicted by Isaac's series of eight paintings. Finally Nathan finds out that Peter is still alive and was in fact in the Company three months ago but now they have no idea where he is.

    Claire comes closer to West until her father returns home and West sees him. Remembering that he was the guy who kidnapped him when he was young he flies away especially when he finds out that that man is also Claire's father. When Noah finds out through an article in the newspaper (about last chapter's incident) that Claire has used her abilities in public, Noah decides that they should move but Claire confronts her father and refuses to move away.

    Hiro's story comes to an end in this chapter. Takezo is helping White Beard take over all of Japan and Hiro realizes that there is only one way to stop him. If he interferes. Believing still in Takezo's heroic side still inside, Hiro at first refuses to fight him but in the end Hiro fights him. An accident at the camp where all the weapons are leaves Takezo lying there (Hiro did try to save him but Takezo refused his help and stayed in) and Hiro thinking that he has changed history. With regrets he leaves Yaeko back and returns to the present. Before he leaves however he shares a moment with Yaeko who reveals to him that she will spread the stories of Hiro as being those of Takezo Kensei making him the hero that little Hiro heard so many stories about.

    Peter, still in the future, is arrested and tested for the virus. When the authorities find that he is in fact dead and has no signs of the virus, they are left wondering. Peter's mother appears from that time and helps Peter remember her. When Peter sees Caitlin being deported Peter returns in the present at a moment of anxiety. There he meets up with Adam Monroe who is in fact a person we have already met, Takezo Kensei from Feudal Japan 1671 and Hiro's childhood hero.

    Overall a great episode. Matt's powers keep getting cooler and cooler each episode with the best being that of chapter 9 of this volume: cautionary tales.

    Key facts: Adam Monroe is Takezo Kensei and is the villain of this volume. He has the age he had when he discovered his power. Caitlin's last appearance is in this chapter and the fans of Heroes still wonder what happened to her. The only explanation that was given was that since the future is changed Caitlin is gone as well. I don't think that Caitlin might appear again but you never know with Heroes. Enjoy!moreless
  • Best episode of Heroes by far.

    This was such an amazing & revealing episode. Caitlin gets trapped in the past. Hiro leaves 1671 and supposedly kills Takezo Kensei, Adam revealed to be Takezo Kensei. Claire being the cure for Nikki's virus. Nikki going crazy by the way. Brilliant. Molly waking up from her nightmare. Maury dying finally. The painting piecing together so perfectly. Suresh joins the company for sure and leaves HRG forever. West finding out about Claire's father. Wow, the writers are doing this volume perfectly. Feel bad for Caitlin though, will she be trapped there forever? I liked how the heroes worked together in this episode. Beautiful.moreless
  • An amazing and revealing episode!

    This is definetly one of, if not the, best episodes of the season so far. Peter and Caitlin go to Montreal, but get teleported into the future accidently by Peter. They witness the effects of the Heroes virus first hand, and when Peter comes back to his time period, it is without Caitlin. West invites himself over to Claire's house and all that romance occurs, but when West sees Noah he freaks out and runs away. Then, when Noah hears from his wife that Claire has been seeing a boy, he tells the entire family that it isn't safe to live where they are anymore, they must move. Claire then threatens that if they move, she's not going with them.

    With the unlikely team of Niki and Suresh, also with Bob, Nathan, and Matt, Nightmare Man is defeated. Matt learns how to use his powers more efficiently and also saved Molly, but Niki injected herself with the Heroes virus, and it turns out Suresh's blood isn't a cure anymore. So now he must get Claire to save Niki. And finally Hiro returns home after departing with Yaeko, and an ecstatic Ando tells him that his father has been murdered. But, it seems that somehow either Hiro or Peter teleported Kensei with them, and now he is the mysterious Adam Monroe...

    I just loved this episode, so many plot twists and great acting from the cast, now I really want to watch the next episode and see what happens to my favorite characters!moreless
  • Brilliant! Best episode yet

    Takezo Kensei forces Hiro's face into a haze of opium smoke, preventing Hiro from using his powers. With White Beard having offered Kensei anything he wanted to capture Hiro and to lead his army, he chose to rule half of Japan and take Yaeko as his princess. As Takezo is called off, Yaeko frees herself and takes the opium away from Hiro. As the guards return, Hiro teleports himself, Yaeko, and Yaeko's father to safety. Later in the night, he materializes in White Beard's armory where he plans on destroying the guns, only to find Kensei waiting for him. Though Hiro still has faith in him, Kensei attacks Hiro, provoking a sword fight. In the fight, a lantern is tipped over and the fire spreads to the gunpowder. Realizing they are in mortal danger, Hiro offers his hand to Kensei in order to escape, which Kensei refuses. Left with no choice, Hiro teleports away just before the tent explodes and later finds Kensei's helmet in the smoldering ruins from the fire. When meeting with Yaeko, he cautions that in Kensei's final trial, he has to cut out his own heart to save her life and all of Japan. Hiro realizes he must return to his own time, and with a final kiss, he is gone. Meanwhile, Ando sees the charred mask on his desk, turning around to see Hiro smiling at him. Their reunion, however, is dampened when Ando tells Hiro of his father's murder during his absence.

    In Ukraine, Noah snaps photos of Isaac Mendez paintings and phones to tell Mohinder Suresh he has them after which he lights them all on fire. Suresh hangs up the phone with Bennet as alarms blare. Nathan and Matt arrive with details on their encounter with Matt's father, Maury Parkman, which causes the facility to begin evacuation procedures.

    Peter and Caitlin, still a year in the future in 2008, wander the streets of New York City, but the streets seem deserted; everyone has been evacuated by Homeland Security. An armored car speeds toward them and men in hazmat suits grab them, asking if they are sick or infected. After he and Caitlin are hosed down, Peter asks what's going on. The officer in charge of Peter's admission to the quarantine facility shows him a storage room full of body bags through a window with a biohazard symbol in its corner, confirming the painting Isaac had done of him in the pictures Noah Bennet destroyed. The officer reveals that people in the general population are being affected by the Shanti virus and 93% of the world's population are dead while the rest are living in quarantine zones hoping for a cure to be found. Later he meets his mother, who he does not recognize despite mentions of his brother and the fact that he's the most powerful of all the heroes due to his ability to mimic abilities. Motivated by Angela's demands, he utilizes Parkman's mind reading ability and is able to rebuild some of his lost memories. With flashbacks ensuing in his head, Peter finally remembers her and they share a tearful embrace. While being escorted through the facility by his mother, Peter sees Caitlin in a deportation line - he attempts to rescue Caitlin, but accidentally time travels back to the building in Montreal, leaving her behind.

    Claire wakes up finding West in her kitchen preparing waffles for breakfast. When Claire's mom leaves the room, she scolds West for stopping by the house. He shows her a newspaper article about the drunk cheerleader claiming she saw a flying boy, and Claire tells West they have to be more careful. Claire and West make out on the couch, but she can't stop looking at his tracking marks. They get up to go to the kitchen. When West turns around, he sees Mr. Bennet arrive home. He grabs Claire and runs outside, where she reveals that it was her father who abducted him. Scared and confused, West believes Claire deliberately led him into a trap and flies away.

    Bob forces Suresh to bait Maury so he can inject him with the virus. Suresh worries that this might put the entire population at risk. Niki offers to "persuade" him to take the virus but Bob tells Matt he has the same abilities as Maury; anything one's brain controls, Matt can control as well, making him the only one who can counter Maury. Matt apologizes to an unconscious Molly Walker, adding that he doesn't have his father's abilities like Bob said. When Matt says, "I love you, Molly," there's a blip on her monitor.

    Nathan asks Bob about "Adam Monroe," one of the founding members of the Company. He tells Nathan about the early days of the Company, when Adam convinced them they all belonged together to make the world a better place. Bob says that the "visionary" Adam is the one trying to kill them and he's using Maury as his "blunt weapon", to kill those in the Company. Years before, Adam talked about holocausts, plagues, and punishing humanity to save the world, thoughts shared by Mr. Linderman, a "disciple" of Adam. They locked Adam up and threw away the key, but he escaped two weeks before. Bob tells Nathan that Peter is alive and somehow involved with Adam Monroe.

    In the hall, Suresh frets to Niki that it is morally unacceptable to give Maury the virus. Niki says no one will die, emphasizing that the Company saved her. When Suresh leaves, she turns around and sees a vision of D.L. who tells her she is a killer and by the end of the day, she will kill everyone. When she leaves the hall, Maury emerges from a door. Suresh catches Niki talking to D.L., who is not really there; an unseen Maury is manipulating her mind. Suresh tries to help, but she punches him in the face, revealing how Mohinder ends up with his nose broken.

    Bob shows Nathan a video of Peter taken at the Company facility. As they talk, Niki punches the door open as Matt goes to find his father, only to walk into a dream world where Maury keeps Molly imprisoned. Matt calls for his father, and Maury appears, brought to the nightmare via Matt's newly-realized abilities. In the other room, Niki cannot fight off Maury's parasitic attachment to her mind and stabs herself with a syringe containing the virus. Matt summons all of his strength, grabs Molly, and walks out of the nightmare, leaving Maury trapped in what Matt realizes is Maury's own nightmare. Matt comes to in Molly's room where she wakes up to find Maury collapsed on the ground.

    Suresh gives Niki an infusion of his own blood to eradicate the virus in her system. However, when it does not work, Suresh realizes that his blood no longer possesses humoral immunity and that the new strain of the virus is now completely incurable. Bob says they will keep Maury sedated and destroy every last vial. Bob shows Suresh Claire's file and says that she may be the only way to save Niki. He also tells Suresh that Bennet killed Company operative Ivan. Suresh confesses that he has been working with Bennet to take down the Company. Bob says there is a storm coming and that Claire's ability could cure the virus, before presenting him with the gun seen in the painting.

    Bennet comes home and slaps the newspaper story about the drunk cheerleader in front of Claire, yelling at her for risking exposure. "It's not safe here, anymore," Bennet says. "Pack your bags... we're leaving." Instead of obeying, Claire angrily refuses to leave and runs upstairs. Meanwhile, back in Montreal, Peter attempts to teleport back to the future to save Caitlin, but is unable to access his time powers. Suddenly distracted by a noise coming from behind him, Peter swings around and looses a bolt of electricity. A hand appears from behind a painting and catches the bolt, leaving the flesh charred and blackened, but instantly regenerates a moment later. Takezo Kensei appears from behind the wall, revealing himself to be the mysterious Adam Monroe. Peter still doesn't recognize who Adam is. Adam comments to Peter, "We are going to change history".moreless
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa


Guest Star

Kenji Nakamura

Kenji Nakamura

Camp Supervisor

Guest Star

Timon Kyle Durrett

Timon Kyle Durrett

Hazmat #2

Guest Star

Jimmy Jean-Louis

Jimmy Jean-Louis

The Haitian

Recurring Role

Adair Tishler

Adair Tishler

Molly Walker

Recurring Role

Katie Carr

Katie Carr


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Peter: Do I know you?
      Future Angela: They brought me here to help you, Peter. You need to remember who you are.
      Peter: I need to find Caitlin.
      Future Angela: You need to focus. You can move objects with your mind, heal, you can paint the future.
      Peter: How do you know about that?
      Future Angela: You absorb abilities from other people. You are the most powerful of us all. You're a kind, caring soul. Selfless. Always thinking about others. But now you need to think about yourself and fly into the face of danger. Just like your brother.
      Peter: I have a brother?
      Future Angela: He died in the first outbreak. But you... you can change that.
      Peter: How? I was in Montreal in 2007. Nex thing I know, I'm here.
      Future Angela: You met a man named Hiro Nakamura. He can travel in time. So can you. You can change history.
      Peter: I can't.
      Future Angela: You must!
      Peter: I can't control these things that are happening to me!
      Future Angela: Then this virus will kill us all.

    • Bob: There is a storm coming, Dr. Suresh.

    • (Peter throws a lighting bolt out of his hand when somebody enters the room)
      Takezo Kensei: Peter, what the hell was that?
      Peter: Do you know me?
      Takezo Kensei/Adam: Of course I know you. It's me, Adam. Don't you remember? You and I are going to change history

    • Caitlin: Peter, what did you do?
      Peter: Me? I didn't do anything.
      Caitlin: Are you sure?

    • West: Will Mr. Butler be joining us?
      Sandra: Sadly, no. His business trip was extended. Something about… something I wasn't paying any attention to.

    • Bob: We all have our roles to play.
      Nathan: That's what Linderman used to say. My mother too. It's always these half truths, no straight answers, constant manipulation.
      Bob: I'm trying to help everybody here.
      Nathan: How, Bob? What the hell did you people do?

    • Lemay: Peter Petrelli? According to these files, you're a dead man.
      Peter: What?
      Lemay: Here's your death certificate.

    • Peter: All these people died from the virus?
      DHS Officer: Yeah, it's been a tough week.

    • Matt: (to Molly) I never should have asked you to use your ability to find my dad. You were just trying to make me happy. I know that feeling. When my dad left, I blamed myself. I thought that I was too slow, too fat, too stupid. I thought that if I was better, if I was smarter, he would have stayed. They think that I can stop him, that I've got this power and I don't... I don't. I need you to hear. I need you to know that I love you.

    • Nathan: Who is he? Who's Adam Monroe?
      Bob: Adam is complicated.
      Nathan: So uncomplicate it.
      Bob: Adam convinced us that we belonged together. That we could make the world a better place for our children. For you.

    • Mr. Parkman: You can't, because you're not strong enough. Because you're still that scared little boy.
      Matt: No! I'm not scared of you anymore! I'm a good man, I'm a good cop. I'm a good father, which is something you know nothing about. You don't know what it's like to fight for someone that you love. You left. You left. All you have are your nightmares.

    • (in Japanese)
      Yaeko: Everything Kensei accomplished… You did all these things. Not him. As sure as I live, you are Takezo Kensei. Perhaps now you can live happily with his Princess.
      Hiro: That's not how the story ends. It is the last trial. "Kensei and the Dragon." My father told it to me. The dragon who taught Kensei the way of the sword demanded his love in return.
      Yaeko: What did Kensei do?
      Hiro: He cut out his own heart to save her. To save Japan.
      Yaeko: Is that what you must do now? Cut out your heart?
      Hiro: I nearly destroyed time by staying when I should have left. I must go back.
      Yaeko: As long as I have voice, all shall know the story of noble Takezo Kensei. The boy Hiro Nakamura will have tales to help him sleep.
      Hiro: And he will dream of the Princess.

    • Claire: Do the marks hurt?
      West: No. They're kinda just there. Painless souvenirs of my alien abduction from the guy with horn rimmed glasses.

    • Niki: Your nose, does it hurt?
      Mohinder: Only when I breathe.

    • Sandra: What is going on in here?
      Lyle: What did Claire do this time?
      Claire: Shut up, Lyle!
      Noah: It's not safe here anymore. Pack your bags. We're moving.
      Claire: You can't do that!
      Noah: It's not a discussion! We're leaving!
      Claire: Well then you're going without me!
      (Claire storms out of the room)

    • Hiro: (drugged) Why is everything so purple?

  • NOTES (7)

    • Awards and Nominations:
      2008 Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Art Direction For A Single-camera Series (Ruth Ammon, Matthew Jacobs, Ron Franco)

    • International Airdates:
      Australia: November 15, 2007 on Channel 7
      New Zealand: December 3, 2007 on TV3
      Latin America: February 29, 2008 on Universal Channel
      India: March 4, 2008 on Star World
      Ireland: March 17, 2008 on Channel 6
      Belgium: April 14, 2008 on VT4
      United Kingdom: May 29, 2008 on BBC3
      Sweden: September 25, 2008 on TV4
      Norway: October 19, 2008 on NRK3
      Germany: October 29, 2008 on RTL2
      Finland: May 17, 2009 on Sub
      Czech Republic: October 23, 2009 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia: August 2, 2010 on Markiza

    • Masi Oka (Hiro Nakamura) introduces the clips from previous episodes in the opening saying "Previously on Heroes" in Japanese. The words read out in the same language.

    • In honor of NBC's promotion of Green Week, the solar effect of the eclipse when the show's title appears is green instead of the usual mix of yellow and orange.

    • Powers Developments:
      Matt Parkman: He can talk to people through his mind and trap people in nightmares, just like his father can.

      Takezo Kensei/Adam Monroe: He may be able to avoid aging with his regenerative abilities or perhaps he time-travelled (with Peter's help?) - it is not yet clear at this point in the story.

    • New Heroes:
      There were no new heroes introduced in this episode.

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