Mr. Bennet / HRG
Nathan's Campaign Manager
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.
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.
There were no new appearances of the symbol in this episode.
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
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:
James Kyson Lee
and Malcolm Mcdowell
Wendy Melvoin & Lisa Coleman
with the voice of Shenkar
Co-Producer: Aron Eli Coleite
Co-Producer: Lori Motyer
Produced By: Jim Chory
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
Jason La Padura, CSA
& Natalie Hart, CSA
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
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
Production Supervisor: Brenda J. Pulos
Production Coordinator: Pearl Lucero
Assistant Production Coordinator: Eric Norman
Script Coordinator: Oliver Grigsby
Special Makeup Effects:
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
Visual Effects Supervisor: Mark Kolpack
Visual Effects Producer: Mark Spatny
Assistant to Executive Producers:
Assistant to Co-Executive Producers:
Assistant to Producer: Foz McDermott
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Sony Computer Entertainment America
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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.
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