Charlene "Charlie" Andrews
FBI Agent Elisa Thayer
Both Matt and Ted Sprague (the radioactive man) have an identical distinctive mark on their shoulder. Matt's is on the right one and Ted's is on the left one.
Jayma Mays, the actress who started playing Charlie in a three-episode arc on Heroes in this episode, is currently playing a character with the same name on Ugly Betty.
Early in the episode they show a building that they say is Chennai University. It is, however, the City Palace, which is located in Jaipur. Also, in the street scenes in Chennai there is evidence of a lot of Hindi writing, however, in Chennai, there is virtually no Hindi writing in the streets. Tamil is the language there.
The place Charlie works is called Burnt Toast Diner on the subtitles, but the sign on their window says Burnt Toast Cafe.
When filling out the crossword puzzle, there is no way the sheriff could have gotten the letters he has without either knowing the word he was looking for or the words which intercept it.
The two times we see a close up on Sylar's watch, we see that it is broken and has stopped at 11:53, or "Seven Minutes To Midnight," which is the title to this episode. Also, in Mohinder's dream, we see that the watch broke while Sylar was killing Chandra Suresh, so "seven minutes to midnight" is also the exact time that Mohinder's father was killed.
Lloyd:(to Charlie): Who won Best Actor in 1981?
Sheriff: She's not Google, Lloyd!
Mrs. Suresh: I know you miss him. And I know you feel guilty, too. Don't.
Mohinder: I had a dream last night. You and father were talking before he left. In it, you persuaded him to go.
Mrs. Suresh: It's just a dream, Mohinder.
Mohinder: No; I need to know if it was true.
Mrs. Suresh: Your father and I were married for 33 years.
Mohinder: That is not an answer.
Mrs. Suresh: Yes it is; a marriage doesn't last that long without allowing the other person to be who he has to be.
Mr. Bennet: (to Isaac) Fourteen years ago there was just such a case, which sadly ended in a death. A woman left behind a baby girl who had no one to take care of her.
Eden: Isaac. This is Mr. Bennet, the man I told you about.
Mr. Bennet: Hello, Isaac. Drawing anything interesting?
Isaac: It's nothing.
Mr. Bennet: Oh, you know that's not true. You have the ability to paint the future. That's something. Something very important.
Isaac: Feels like a curse.
Mr. Bennet: No, it's a blessing. Don't let anybody tell you differently. We're gonna help you understand that.
Matt: I'm hearing things that I should not be hearing.
Ted: Like what?
Matt: Things that could ruin lives. Things that...could end marriages.
Mohinder: It's an odd country, America. Everyone there seems so lonely. Including me. Ah, I'm not sure what I accomplished by going there. Only seeing things I wish I never had.
Hiro: Who says no one in America is nice.
Ando: No wonder everyone is America is fat... all there is to eat is waffles and French fries.
Hiro: You like French fries.
Ando: I've gained four kilos from French fries.
Hiro: We need our strength. Soon we'll meet Peter Petrelli and help him save the Cheerleader's life. It is our mission.
Charlie: (to Hiro) I like the way your cheeks wobble when you concentrate.
Mr. Bennet: We tried his way. Now we try mine.
Eden: He worked so hard to get clean. You can't ask him to do this.
Mr. Bennet: I am not going to ask him. (looks at Eden) You are...
Eden: No. You can't make me do that.
Mira: We didn't say hello
Mohinder: Hello, Mira.
Mira: Hello, Mohinder.
Hiro: You learn very fast.
Charlie: Yeah. Lately I sort of remember every thing I read. It's kind of skill I guess.
Hiro: My skill much more complicated.
Charlie: Oh yeah [laughing]. What can you do?
Hiro: [pause] I can teach Japanese to anyone
Mohinder Suresh: (Voiceover) You can run far, you can take your small precautions, but have you really gotten away? Can you ever escape? Or is the truth that you do not have the strength or cunning to hide from destiny? But the world is not small, you are... and fate can find you anywhere.
Mohinder Suresh: (Voiceover) The earth is large. Large enough that you think you can hide from anything. From fate. From God. If only you found a place far enough away. So you run. To the edge of the earth. Where all is safe again, quiet and warm. The solace of salt air. The peace of danger left behind. The luxury of grief. And maybe for a moment... you believe you have escaped.
(Matt and Audrey are about to interrogate Ted Sprague)
Audrey: You know, three months ago, my job made perfect sense to me. Then I pulled the Sylar case. Crime scenes with no fingerprints. Bodies frozen, brains removed. And now this guy. That's two people- make that three people who can do things I just can't explain.
Matt: Wait a second, you think I'm like them?
Audrey: I don't know what I think. But if we're gonna find Sylar, I need answers.
Matt: (points to head) I have no idea how this happened.
Audrey: Well, then, I guess that just leaves Ted here.
(Audrey hands Matt a Dosimeter)
Matt: What's this?
Audrey: Detects radiation levels. [pointing at the Dosimeter window] As long as that's dark green, we're good.
Matt: Okay, but what's the bad color?
Audrey: Not green.
Audrey: You're an idiot, Parkman, you know that?
Matt: Wow ,good morning to you, too.
Audrey: You think I wouldn't find out about you assaulting a fellow officer?
Matt: I didn't assault him, I- I just hit him.
Audrey: This is why I don't like needing people. Nine times out of ten they let you down.
Matt: Wow, that's an optimistic view of the world.
Audrey: Just an observation.
Matt: And how'd this get to be about you?
Audrey: Because it was a stupid rookie move, and you could've jeopardized my investigation. How serious is this? Are you getting suspended?
Matt: I'll work it out.
Audrey: Did he deserve it?
Matt: (nods) Yeah. Yeah, he deserved it.
Mira: I've been promoted at the company. Head of all genetic research - can you imagine?
Mohinder: Good for you.
Mira: No, good for you. It's the sort of cutting edge science we used to talk about late into the night.
Mohinder: The world's worst pillow talk, I'd say.
Janice: You punched a superior officer, Matt.
Matt: He may outrank me, but superior is taking it a little too far.
Mohinder(To his Mom): In the dream you said that I could never take the place of her. Who did you mean?
Hiro: If I'm too scared to use my powers, then I don't deserve them. I have to try.
There were no new appearances of the symbol in this episode.
International Air Dates:
Germany: November 21, 2007 on RTL2
Czech Republic: February 21, 2008 on Prima
Slovakia: July 21, 2008 on Markiza
Charlie Andrews: Charlie possesses eidetic (or "photographic") memory and also an enhanced learning ability.
Sanjog Iyer: He causes Mohinder to experience vivid dreams of past events. Some of these dreams replay moments from Mohinder's own life, but others show him events and conversations for which he had not originally been present.
Eden McCain: Eden possesses some sort of persuasion ability. She is able to convince Isaac to use drugs again despite his extreme reluctance, by whispering in his ear.
Hiro Nakamura: Hiro uses his powers to consciously travel to the past for the first time.
Ted Sprague: Ted's radiation powers are strong enough to blow up the police car that was taking him into custody.
Sylar: Sylar is so skillful with his telekinesis that he can use it to cut open his victim's skulls.
Sanjog Iyer: An Indian boy with the power of manipulating dreams, working as a sort of spiritual guide. Age: 11. Gender: Male. Home City: Chennai, India.
Lloyd(to Charlie): Who won Best Actor in 1981?
Sheriff: She's not Google, Lloyd!
Referring to www.google.com, the most popular web search site.
The final shot of this episode (a long, slow pan into a series of photographs to one particular photo leading to the discovery of a character now located in a party in the past) is reminiscent of the final shot of Stanley Kubrick's influential horror classic The Shining.
Charlie is bringing the sheriff and his deputy their breakfast order
Charlie: Anything else, Sheriff? [Insistently] Lloyd?
Sheriff: Uh huh. A gun to shoot Will Shortz.
Will Shortz is the present Puzzle Editor of the New York Times. Although Mr. Shortz does not construct the puzzles (decide which words go into the puzzle itself), he does determine which puzzles are published, and when they are to be published, depending on difficulty (Mondays are the easiest puzzle of the week, which then increase in difficulty until the Sunday Crossword).
Kanyakumari is the southern-most point of the Indian peninsula, so as Mohinder says, it is the "edge of the world."
Kanyakumari was also the answer Charlie (the waitress) gave the cop to solve the crossword puzzle question "Gandhi burial ground, 11 letters".
Chapter Title: "Seven Minutes to Midnight"
The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists created the "Doomsday Clock" in 1947 and started it at 7 minutes to midnight. It's a symbol of nuclear danger and moves back and forth through both negative and positive world events. The closest it's ever come to midnight was in 1953 where it was 2 minutes to midnight. It currently stands at 5 Minutes to Midnight, having been advanced by 2 minutes on Jan. 17, 2007.
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