Season 3 Episode 10

The Eclipse: Part 1

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Nov 24, 2008 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • The Heroes title sequence begins a little differently in this episode; Mohinder and Arthur view the eclipse through a window, the camera zooms quickly towards the eclipse and the scene changes to the Heroes title sequence.

    • A total solar eclipse can be seen within a stripe of a maximum width of 273km only. There is no way, the (total) eclipse can be seen in Kansas and Haiti at the same time.

    • Several times in this episode we see a solar eclipse about to happen, and can clearly see both the sun and the moon. However, before a solar eclipse the sun is behind the moon and is much brighter, so you can not actually see the moon.

  • Quotes

    • Peter: I don't need your pity.
      Nathan: No, but you know what you do need? My help. I've been saving your ass my entire life.
      Peter: Is that so?
      Nathan: That's right. When you jumped off that roof like a moron? Who caught you? Who pulled you out of Kirby Plaza when you were about to blow up? You want my respect? You want my approval? Earn it!
      Peter: Why would I want your respect?! You're a puppet!
      Nathan: Excuse me?
      Peter: You've no spine.
      Nathan: I'm a U.S. senator, you're a nurse...
      Peter: No, you're everything Dad ever wanted you to be, his dreams, his goals. He'd always find a way to get under your skin and manipulate you, use you!
      Nathan: Where's this coming from?
      Peter: In the future, you choose him... you choose Dad, Nathan.
      Nathan: Well, I'm here right now, Pete... and I'm trying to stop him. Want to help me?

    • Peter: (about the Haitian) Think about it Nathan. The only way to get this guy to come back home with us is if we help him stop his brother. Look, if you're not going to do this for the right reasons, at least do it for the selfish ones.

    • Ando: This is your plan? She was right. We're all going to die.
      Hiro: No we're not. It's Wednesday.
      Ando: So?
      Hiro: New comic book day!

    • Ando: (about Hiro) He says this is part of the Hero's Quest. Can you triumph without powers?

    • (opening narration)
      Mohinder: There is a moment in every war where everything changes. A moment when the road bends. Alliances and battle lines shift. And the rules of engagement are rewritten. Moments like these can change the nature of the battle, and turn the tide for either side. So we do what we can to understand them. To be ready for change, we steady our hearts, curb our fears, muster our forces, and look for signs in the stars. But these moments, these game changes, remain a mystery. Destiny's invisible hand, moving pieces on a chessboard. No matter how much we prepare for them - how much we resist the change, anticipate the moment, fight the inevitable outcome - in the end, we are never truly ready when it strikes.

    • (after finding out that Arthur erased Hiro's memory)
      Daphne: We're all gonna die.

    • Arthur: Everything is going to change today. Everything.

    • Ando: We need your help. You have to fix Hiro. Look!
      (Ando shows Matt the comic, which is written in Japanese)
      Matt: What does this say?
      Ando: It says you have to fix Hiro!

    • Matt: Why don't you just let me inside? (tries to use his abilities)
      Mr. Millbrook: Are you threatening me?
      Matt: Uh, I said... let me in. (tries again to use his abilities)
      Mr. Millbrook: Why are you turning your head sideways? What's your problem, son?

    • The Haitian: The universe has decided our fate.
      Nathan: Can the universe get me a phone?

    • Hiro: Every town and city around the world has a place where the wise men gather. The Greek oracle of Delphi. The Library at Alexandria. The Hall of Justice.

    • Claire: It hurts. I never thought I'd be able to hurt again. Uhh, it sucks. But it's wonderful.

    • Flint: Without abilities, I'm nobody. I already been nobody.

    • (Elle is trying to put Sylar's arm back in place.)
      Sylar: Ahh! Oh God! Oh, it hurts!
      Elle: Well it's gonna hurt if I can't set it. Stop being such a baby!

    • Tracy: I guess there's no rest for the wicked.
      Angela: Obviously not.

    • Mr. Bennet: The good news is, you've certainly got the strength. The bad news is you're clumsy, slow, and obvious.
      Claire: Thanks.

    • Sylar: I hate heroes.

  • Notes

    • International Airdates:
      UK: Decemeber 3, 2008 on BBC2
      Australia: December 4, 2008 on Channel 7/Prime
      Thailand: January 1, 2009 on Star World
      New Zealand: January 28, 2009 on TV3
      Latin America: January 30, 2009 on Universal Channel
      Belgium: April 9, 2009 on VT4
      Germany: November 4, 2009 on RTL II
      Finland: April 10, 2010 on Sub
      Czech Republic: August 6, 2010 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia: July 26, 2012 on Markiza

    • In the online graphic novel "Partners", Noah and Meredith track and capture another Level 5 escapee, Danny Pine - previously seen in the episode Vilains - and end their partnership, which explains why Noah is no longer teamed with Meredith in this episode.

  • Allusions