Season 1 Episode 18


Aired Monday 9:00 PM Mar 05, 2007 on NBC
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As the election and destruction of New York approach, Nathan meets up with Linderman. Hiro attempts to steal the sword heading him in a new path. Suresh and Sylar make progress with the list at great cost. D.L. begins to suspect problems at home. Isaac paints an even more terrible painting. A new hero, Candice Wilmer, appears.moreless

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  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of the show heroes matt and bennet and ted excape from the building and clair is tring to find her real dad and that the hation is tring to keep clair safe and that bennit is tring to find her his daughter and dr suchshi is working with slyer to find more people with powers this was a good ep i thougt and it was very itnerested and that is why i gave it a 9 instead of anyting lower and it had very intense parts in this ep and the story line was ok i thoughtmoreless
  • another reason this show is one of the greatest things ever to hit the airwaves!

    Yet again, major plot twist after major plot twist. This show just keeps on giving! Each episode makes me think they can never surpass it, but, with each episode i am proven wrong again and again. This episode is not different. Major plot twists keep coming out of nowhere and blindsiding the viewers, taking the series in directions no one could have imagined. I will never understand how anyone can come up with something so awesome!moreless
  • The Haitian tries to get Claire as far away as possible from danger, as her father tries to find her. Isaac paints a painting he wished he never had. Hiro tries to find the Kensei sword and Mohinder and Sylar come closer to discovering the list.moreless

    The eighteenth chapter is much more exciting than the previous one.

    Mohinder is with Sylar trying to disencode the list in hopes to find the special people before Sylar does. Mohinder however, after he discovers that Sylar is really with him and has been this whole time, ties up Sylar and manages to get the thing missing in order to find the list, and it's in Sylar. When Sylar however gets the upper hand, Mohinder finds himself in a tough situation and quickly Peter joins him (in one of the most shocking cliffhangers in Heroes ever).

    Elsewhere, Claire is with the Haitian who, after taking his orders from a mystery person, tells her they have to leave the country. Claire manages to escape, however, and tracks down Peter's home address thinking he is the only person who can understand and help her. When she arrives there, she finds her grandmother Angela instead and we are revealed that Angela has been giving the orders to the Haitian. Mr Bennet doesn't remember the events of the previous chapter (thanks to the Haitian) but his wife does who was given orders by him before his memory was gone. Regardless, Mr Bennet looks for his daughter, while the Candice (the girl we saw in the previous episode taking care of Matt) tells him of their new assignment; to save Isaac from all the mess he has caused. In the end Mr Bennet is caught conspiring against the company (thanks to Candice's illusion ability).

    Meanwhile, after Isaac is saved from the police, he paints the one painting he wished he never did, his own death.

    Hiro is in Las vegas to retrieve the sword but he is facing problems passing through the security. Nathan appears at the right moment (he has a meeting with Linderman) and Hiro manages to get inside. After he finds the sword, Hiro teleports both him and Ando (yes, Ando returns to Hiro's rescue dressed as a security guard) to a future where the bomb has exploded and he has failed in his mission (that we will see in chapter twenty: five years gone).

    Nathan, who has been working with the FBI for six months now to take down Linderman, is wired by the FBI in hopes to find a way to incriminate the mafia boss. Niki/Jessica however gets in the way and kills the FBI agents at the other end of the microphone. Niki manages to gain control of her body for moments long enough to warn Nathan about the trap Linderman has set on him. Nathan takes the gun from Niki and goes to Linderman thinking that he might be able to kill him. Linderman however makes him an offer than he doesn't refuse.

    This episode is full with surprises and the reason is because after this episode was broadcasted there was a one and a half month hiatus for Heroes and the producers and writers of the show wanted to keep the exciting steady, something that did not work as much. That is the reason why the following year they tried to do a spin-off called Heroes: Origins an idea tha failed due to writers strike.

    Key facts: The episode shows just how much each Hero's story interracts with the others. All of our Heroes slowly start to come back together and it will all lead to the explosive volume finale. Enjoy!moreless
  • One way of dealing with things..

    Ok.. That one was starting little low but the end turned everything upside down. I specially loved how they dealt with Claire's father - it looked so promising storyline but the twist in the end, what a cruel one.

    And then the whole thing with Isaac. I was so shocked when that girl woke up but again, cruel twist.

    But most exciting storyline definetly goes to Mohander and Syler. I hope Mohander is ok but that does sound interesting Peter and Syler face to face.

    And Nathan seems to be getting into trouble too. The whole Lindermann thing.. oh.. that has been going around so long and seems to continue.moreless
  • Awesome

    Parasite" was another great episode of this amazing first season of Heroes, I really enjoyed the storylines of Hiro and Ando trying to get there hands on the sword, Jessica going on a rampage again and Mohinder capturing Gabrielle Gray AKA Sylar, the ending was great even though I kind of geust throught the entire episode what was going to happen next.

    I'm beginning to find Peter to get quiet annoying and Claire she is too stuburn and is always crying and he is just being a idiot running around everywhere thinking he is the greatest, during this episode I began to like Hiro and Nathan a bit more they are great when they are both together on the screen "Flying Man" genuis and Mohinder who has finnaly shown his badass side, brilliant.

    The episode was great however with plenty of action, tension and plot twists.moreless
Ian Gomez

Ian Gomez

The Curator

Guest Star

Eugene Byrd

Eugene Byrd

Nathan's Campaign Manager

Guest Star

Matt North

Matt North

Francis (Security)

Guest Star

Eric Roberts

Eric Roberts


Recurring Role

James Kyson

James Kyson

Ando Masahashi

Recurring Role

Zachary Quinto

Zachary Quinto

Gabriel Gray/Sylar

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (10)

    • Malcolm MacDowell as Linderman waxes lyrical about time, the past, the future and meaning. It is very reminiscent of the discussion his character, Dr Tolian Soran, has with Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: Generations.

    • On the episode of Last Call with Carson Daly, which aired March 2, 2007, Masi Oka showed a clip from this episode of Heroes.

      This clip took place during the meeting between Hiro and Nathan at the Las Vegas casino in which Hiro tells Nathan that he is a "lone wolf". Due to Hiro's thick accent Nathan doesn't understand and he has to repeat the line several more times before Nathan gets it.

      This scene was not in the original airing of the episode "Parasite", but is on the DVD in the deleted scenes.

    • When Mr. Bennet feels pain from the gunshot wound, he holds his right side. However, he was shot on the left side by the Haitian in "Company Man." This is later revealed as a view from a mirror.

    • The scene with the aerial view of Las Vegas was used before in "Collision."

    • The exact same scene in which Isaac snaps out of trance is used in the episode "Unexpected".

    • Hiro appears to be wearing different glasses in this episode to those which he normally wears. His new ones have white frames all the way around the lens whereas his old ones only had frames around the top half.

    • As everyone remembers, George Takei, Star Trek's Sulu, joins the show as Hiro's father. This episode, another ex Star Trek actor joins the cast: Malcolm McDowell (Linderman) appeared on "Star-Trek: Generations" on 1994, as the evil Dr. Tolian Soran.

    • It was suggested by Heroes' Co-executive Producer Greg Beeman that "Parasite" should have a warning attached in the beginning of the episode for the weak-hearted viewers.

    • Jessica and Micah are shown playing Heavenly Sword for the Playstation 3. However, the episode takes place in late October or early November, before the Playstation 3 was released, and Heavenly Sword isn't due for release until mid-2007.

    • FBI Agents Quesada & Alonso are reference to Marvel Comics' Editor-In-Chief Joe Quesada and Executive Editor Axel Alonso.
      Heroes Co-Executive Producer and writer Jeph Loeb is a popular comic books writer currently in exclusive contract with Marvel.

  • QUOTES (28)

    • Mr. Linderman: Voilà! A pot pie. Wholesome, warm, healthy. That's, of course if you can live without the cream sauce. Personally, I can't. I mean, what's the point? You know, people can sleep, or they can gamble, or they can even make love when they're miserable. But I think that most people eat when they're happy. I like to see people happy. Are you happy, Nathan?

    • Sylar: I wasn't begging for my life.
      (A terrified Mohinder steps back) I was offering you yours.

    • Hiro: (about the Isaac Mendez painting) This one is very special.
      Curator: This painting is ripped .. and repaired with scotch tape.
      Hiro: Yes, VERY special.

    • Sylar: To new friends. (takes a sip from the cup) This is good. What is it?
      Mohinder: Chai. It's a special blend my father brought from India.
      Sylar: Who are we going to call next?
      Mohinder: No one. I already have you, Mr. Sylar.
      (Sylar passes out)

    • (Claire knocks on an apartment door; someone answers it)
      Claire: I'm sorry, I hope I have the right address. I'm looking for, uh...Peter Petrelli.
      (cut to Peter's mother Angela standing at the door)
      Angela: You picked a terrible time to do that. Peter's not here just now.

    • Thompson: (to Bennet) Mm-hmm. So Sprague and Parkman taking your family hostage, shooting your daughter, a bullet clean through your side. You'd think something there might have made an impression.

    • Nathan: Where's your friend?
      Hiro: Ando? I sent him back to Japan. This mission getting too dangerous for him.
      Nathan: I know what you mean. You can't protect everyone. Sometimes it's better to go it alone. The more people you try to help…
      Hiro: The more people get hurt.

    • Haitian: I do not need you happy. Only safe.
      Claire: There's nothing left of me. Everything I am is gonna disappear the second I get on that plane. My friends, my family, me.

    • Isaac: How am I supposed to pretend this didn't happen?
      Candice: Maybe you should have thought about that before you shot her. Twice.

    • Curator: (stopping Hiro from slapping down painting) There are so few Dead Sea fragments left in the world, be a pity if you crushed this one.

    • Jessica: (to FBI agents) Mr. Linderman sends his regards, and a suggestion: Don't run surveillance on a man from inside his own hotel. It's really tacky.

    • Linderman: (about Nathan holding a gun on him) I won't hold it against you. Lots of men have tried to kill me.
      Nathan: Then I'll be the last.

    • Mrs. Bennet: I tell you, that flood in our basement turned into a right vacation for this family.

    • Nathan: Just stay with me.
      Peter: I can't. I can't. As long as I'm alive, everyone around me is in danger.

    • Mrs. Bennet: Don't worry, I know how to play dumb.

    • Peter: I thought I could be a hero, save the world. Instead I just killed it.

    • Sylar: I remember you... You're like me aren't you? I'd like to see how that works.

    • Sylar: Give me that damn list so I can sink my teeth in!

    • Sylar: I'm a natural progression of the species. Evolution is a part of nature and nature kills. Simple, right?
      Mohinder: What you've done isn't evolution, it's murder. What I am doing — is revenge.

    • Angela Petrelli: (in french) Au moins maintenant elle sera en sécurité... et pas grâce à vous ! (Translation: At least, now she will be safe...and no thanks to you!)
      Haitian: Ecoutez j'ai fait tout ce que j'ai pu... elle aurait bien fini par trouver sa propre voie ... (Translation: Listen, I did all that I could. She would have ended up well finding her own way.)

    • Sylar: You have given me hope.
      Mohinder: Hope is great. We need caffeine!

    • Linderman: Do you like vegetables, Nathan?
      Nathan: I've been known to eat zucchini when the mood strikes, but not as a rule.

    • Nathan: When I first meet you, I thought you were nuts.
      Hiro: Is ok, I thought you were mean. But now I know, you pretend that you don't care about anyone, but you care too much.

    • Linderman: You see, I think there comes a time when a man has to ask himself whether he wants a life of happiness or a life of meaning.
      Nathan: I'd like to have both.
      Linderman: Can't be done. Two very different paths. I mean, to be truly happy, a man must live absolutely in the present and with no thought with what's gone on before, and no thought of what lies ahead. But a life of meaning, a man is condemned to wallow in the past and obsess about the future. And my guess is that you've done quite a bit of obsessing about yours these last few days. (Nathan pulls out a gun) Now you can't have any of my pot pie.

    • Mr. Bennet: You expect me to do nothing.

    • Hiro (After he sees Nathan.): Flying man!

    • Claire: My name is Vivian, and I'm from Canada???

    • Hiro: (Speaking to Linderman's bouncer in Japanese) You Can't Stop Me! Bigger men than you have tried. I will find a way inside...(The Bouncer steps in front of him)...Somehow.

  • NOTES (9)

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

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

    • International Air Dates:
      Germany: February 6, 2008 on RTL2
      Czech Republic: May 1, 2008 on Prima
      Slovakia: August 25, 2008 on Markiza

    • Power Developments:
      Candice Wilmer: has the power to create illusions allowing her to shapeshift into anyone she's seen. Nevertheless, the real extension of such powers is still unknown and may allow her to do more than shapeshifting.

      Hiro Nakamura: Is able to teleport with someone by holding on to them.

    • Another episode where there is neither an intro nor an outro by Mohinder Suresh.

    • Masi Oka provides the intro "Previously, on Heroes" voiceover in Japanese. The on-screen text is also in Japanese: 'O‰ñ'Ü'Å'Ì' 'ç'·'¶.

    • This is the first time the "Previously on Heroes" phrase in the beginning of the episode is written in another language. In this case, the Japanese language.

    • This episode was formerly known as "Like Any Parasite".

    • Cast and Crew Listed During Episode:
      Santiago Cabrera
      Jack Coleman
      Tawny Cypress
      Noah Gray-Cabey
      Greg Grunberg
      Ali Larter
      Masi Oka
      Hayden Panettiere
      Adrian Pasdar
      Sendhil Ramamurthy
      Leonard Roberts
      Milo Ventimiglia

      Guest Starring:
      Eric Roberts
      James Kyson Lee
      Zachary Quinto
      Ashley Crow
      Cristine Rose
      Missy Peregrym
      Jimmy Jean-Louis
      Ian Gomez
      Eugene Byrd
      Matt North
      David Barrera
      Markus Flanagan
      and Malcolm Mcdowell

      Music by:
      Wendy Melvoin & Lisa Coleman
      with the voice of Shenkar

      Co-Producer: Aron Eli Coleite
      Co-Producer: Lori Motyer
      Produced By: Jim Chory
      Supervising Producers:
      Adam Armus & Kay Foster
      Co-Executive Producer: Bryan Fuller
      Co-Executive Producer: Michael Green
      Co-Executive Producer: Natalie Chaidez
      Co-Executive Producer: Jeph Loeb
      Co-Executive Producer: Jesse Alexander
      Co-Executive Producer: Greg Beeman
      Executive Producer: Allan Arkush
      Executive Producer: Dennis Hammer
      Executive Producer: Tim Kring
      Written by: Christopher Zatta
      Directed by: Kevin Bray

      Dutch Johnson: Linderman's Guard
      Annie McKnight: Security Agent
      Martez Convington: Security Guard
      Louis Iacoviello: Detective

      Casting by:
      Jason La Padura, CSA
      & Natalie Hart, CSA
      Keri Owens

      Associate Producer: Mike Ketelsen
      Associate Producer: Mark Warshaw
      Director of Photography: Nate Goodman
      Production Desinger: Ruth Ammon
      Edited by: Scott Boyd
      Unit Production Manager: Cathy Mickel Gibson
      First Assistant Director: Tony Adler
      Second Assistant Director: Susan L. Carpenter
      Costume Designer: Debra McGuire
      Art Directors:
      Matthew Jacobs
      Tom Talyor
      Set Decorator: Dena Allen
      Property Master: Ross Anderson
      "A" Camera Operator: Jamie Maxtone-Graham
      "B" Camera Operator: Chris Hayes
      Production Sound Mixer: Scott Stoltz
      Costume Supervisor: Laura Guzik
      Key Makeup Artist: Lori Madrigal
      Key Hairstylist: Vicky Phillips
      Key Grip: Lionel Portugal
      Chief Lighting Technician: Andrew Glover
      Transportation Coordinator: Brian Steagall
      Issac's Artwork by: Tim Sale
      Script Supervisor: Valerie Norman
      Production Accountant: Diana Austin
      Construction Coordinator: Dave DeGaetano
      Location Managers:
      Alex Reid
      Steve Hasson
      Production Supervisor: Brenda J. Pulos
      Production Coordinator: Pearl Lucero
      Assistant Production Coordinator: Eric Norman
      Script Coordinator: Oliver Grigsby
      Special Makeup Effects:
      Glenn Hetrick
      Bryan Blair
      Richard Mayberry
      2nd Unit Assistant Director: Mark Lyon
      2nd 2nd Assistant Director: Alison Troy
      Stunt Coordinator: Ian Quinn
      "A" Camera 1st Assistant: Tony Oliveri
      "B" Camera 1st Assistant: Melissa Roth
      Special Effects Supervisor: Gary D'Amico
      Post Production Supervisor: Daniel Rodriguez
      Assistant Editor: Luyen Vu
      Colorist: Scott Ostrowsky
      Music Editor: Jennifer Barak
      Music Supervisor: Alicen Catron Schneider
      Video Playback Supervisor: Mark Marcum
      Sound Supervisor: Stephen Grubbs
      Re-Recording Mixers:
      Gerry Lentz
      Rich Weingart
      Visual Effects Supervisor: Mark Kolpack
      Visual Effects Producer: Mark Spatny
      Assistant to Executive Producers:
      Andrew Chambliss
      Timm Keppler
      Jim Martin
      Assistant to Co-Executive Producers:
      Erin Fitzgerald
      Pierluigi Cothran
      Assistant to Producer: Foz McDermott
      Promotional Consideration Furnished by:
      Dell, Inc.
      Nissan North America
      Sony Computer Entertainment America
      Tailwind Productions
      NBC Universal

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    • The Curator: There are so few Dead Sea fragments left in the world. It'd be a pity if you crushed this one.
      The Dead Sea Scrolls are ancient documents found in Qumran from 1947 onward, including segments from the Old Testament of the Bible.

    • When Hiro is looking on the PC for the sword it has the stock code "CRM-114".
      This code appears in many of Stanley Kubrick's films in various guises. Malcolm Macdowell, who plays Lindermann, also played Alex in "A Clockwork Orange", where the code appears as "Serum 114" (CRM-Serum... geddit?) - the serum he is given to reduce his violent tendencies.