Season 2 Episode 10

Truth & Consequences

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Nov 26, 2007 on NBC
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After tracking down the woman in the company photo, Peter travels to Primatech in Texas to destroy the virus, but not everything is what it seems. Hiro continues the pursuit of his father's killer. Niki is reunited with Micah, and Claire deals with the aftermath of her father's death. Finally, Maya has to choose to remain with Alejandro, or go with Sylar.moreless

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  • Peter tracks down with Adam the woman who created the Shanti virus, Claire changes after the "death" of her father, Niki returns to Micah but more trouble comes her way, Hiro goes back in time to find out what happened between his father and Adam.moreless

    The chapter before the volume finale. This works as a prologue to the next chapter and prepares us for the events of it. Maya, Sylar and Alejandro are in Virginia on their way to see Dr Suresh. At a lake, Sylar teaches Maya to control her ability without Alejandro's help and convinces her to let her brother go to live his life. Alejandro discovers that Sylar has killed his mother something which Sylar doesn't deny. Thus he earns Maya's trust who tells her brother he should go as only her and Sylar will go to Mohinder (since she can control her power now). At night time, Alejandro - realizing Sylar's plan - attacks Sylar who kills him. Maya is unaware that her brother is killed. Sylar and Maya arrive at Mohinder's appartment and Sylar makes a phonecall to Mohinder letting him know of his arrival.

    Niki returns home and catches up with her son telling him that she has a virus. Meanwhile, Micah's backpack is taken by his cousin to sell the rare comic book and inside there is also DL's badge from when her rescued the little girl (seen in chapter 8: four months ago). Seeing how sad Micah's gotten, Monica decides to take the backpack back and he gets Micah's help. While there, Monica is taken by the gang members (to whom Micah's cousin gave the comic book) and Micah runs to get help. Meanwhile, Niki gets news from Mohinder that he actually has the cure for the virus (using Claire's blood).

    Peter is with Adam in Montreal trying to find out what is happening. Adam reveals who created the virus - Peter saw into the future eradicating 93% of the world's population - and together they go to Maine and visit Victoria Pratt. She doesn't welcome them with open arms and she attacks Peter and then Adam when she sees Adam. Tied up, Victoria tries to convince Peter that Adam is the bad guy but Peter refuses to believe her (mainly because Adam healed his brother) and reaching into her head he finds the location of the virus, in Odessa, Texas. When Victoria manages to untie herself Adam shoots her. Meanwhile, Hiro searches his father's documents and finds a photo of Adam, Victoria and his father back in 1977. Trying to find what happen he travels back in 1977 and sees that Adam tried to release the virus, Victoria created but Kaito didn't destroy it back then thinking it was safe. Returning back in the present he goes to Odessa, Texas to destroy the virus and there he sees Peter and Adam. In the end, Peter protecting Adam defends himself against a raging Hiro.

    Claire still upset over her father's death, tries to make everything she can to remove her pain. West can't help her. While scattering her father's (presumed) ashes Claire notices Elle watching her. Approaching her, Claire lets her know of her intention to tell anybody about them so they can stop hiding. Here Claire shows a more powerful side of her that we have never seen before.

    Overall a very good episode. I liked how Claire became so offensive. Sylar is back to his old ways better than ever. Maya's power became cooler now. I liked how Peter's and Hiro's story connected in the most fascinating way through different perspectives. The showdown of Hiro and Peter made us guessing (back then) if one of them would die. Everything comes together in the nicest way in the next chapter which is the last of this volume. Key facts: Notice Bob's behaviour towards his daughter and compare with Noah and Claire. Also, Claire's blood brought someone back from the dead. For me it was a mistake to make her blood to have such properties because it created problems for the continuance of the plot in season 3. Regardless, the next episode is amazing. Enjoy!moreless
  • The cure.

    Maya & Alejandro finally get some airtime with Sylar. Claire mourning after her father's death. Pretty boring in the beginning since we know HRG is still alive with Claire's blood. But the final showdown with Elle was amazing. "You'll be the ones running" Amazing line. Meanwhile a bunch of gangbangers steal Micah's medal & comics, Monica tries to help him & gets captured. Hiro goes to Primatech, Texas when he finds Peter, and wants to kill Adam, I cannot believe Pete is protecting Adam. I can't wait to see Hiro & Peter's showdown. A great episode with a great cliffhanger. Perfect!moreless
  • Come On Hiro!!!

    Peter and Adam track down Victoria Pratt in Searsmont, Maine, to learn the location of the Shanti virus. When she sees Peter is working with Adam, she shoots them both and prepares to decapitate Adam, until Peter knocks her out. Once she is conscious, Peter reads her mind and discovers the virus is in Odessa, Texas. Pratt tries to shoot Peter, but Adam reacts and kills her.

    Claire and her family are greeted by Bob, who gives them what he claims are the ashes of Noah Bennet. Bob assigns his daughter, Elle, to watch Claire. Claire confronts Elle and threatens to blow the whistle about the Company.

    Bennet and Mohinder argue over the use of Claire's blood to revive Noah. Claire's blood reinforces the antibodies in Mohinder's blood, making the cure for the virus viable again. Mohinder then insists that Bob assists him in destroying all variations of the virus.

    Nikki returns to New Orleans and tells her son, Micah that she is infected with a virus. Seeking comfort, Micah goes to get D.L.'s medal, but discovers that his cousin stole it. Later, Monica wakes Micah and attempts to recover it, but is kidnapped by the gang that it was passed on to.

    Maya and Sylar are bonding over a picnic in a park. Maya manages to control her ability successfully when Sylar deliberately goads her in attempt to help her. Alejandro is reading a newspaper clipping about Sylar's murder of his mother, and protests Maya's wish to see Mohinder with Sylar. Alejandro later attacks Sylar, but Sylar uses a knife to kill him.

    Hiro Nakamura informs Ando that the man that killed his father was Takezo Kensei and the two research Kaito's files to learn about Kensei's identity of Adam Monroe and his detention in 1977. Hiro then vows to avenge his father's murder.

    At the end of the episode, Sylar reaches New York with Maya, and phones Mohinder, who is en-route to New Orleans, with the cure to the virus. Sylar tells Mohinder that he has Molly, and won't leave her until Mohinder sees Maya.

    Moments after Peter and Adam arrive at Primetech, Hiro arrives, stops time and charges at Peter, trying to attack Adam, to avenge his fathers death.moreless
  • Things finally start happening.

    This episode is interesting to say the least. Claire mourning a father that's still alive seemed like a waste of time, but I suppose it's necessary to move the story further and to make her enraged enough to snap at the end, though I still think it would make more sense if Noah had died completely to at least have something big happen.

    As for Mohinder coming up with the cure, and Peter and Adam chasing the virus, while Hiro time travels several times in a race to find out about his old friend's scheme, the plots mingle quite well as anything can happen.

    Sylar finally does something in this episode, which is good because the choice to bring him back from the dead was iffy enough already and the fact that he's been a dull character throughout the second season didn't help his plot. Heroes seems to have a habit of refusing to permanently kill off any character. Regardless, one Mexican down, and his sister to go, as Sylar blackmails Mohinder at least makes the episode entertaining, which is more than I can say for most of the boring season, but with Peter being an accessory to Adam's latest kill and being an ignorant bad guy keeps the show interesting and a showdown between the two people that saved the world last season should lead to an interesting end to a mediocre volume.moreless
  • Not ass good as last week

    Awesome episode none the less but last weeks was the best of season two and its hard for a episode to follow that. second half of the season has been great and i cant wait for the series finale its going to be awesome. Hereos is well back on track nd Im so hhappy about it because I was begining to worry about the future of this series, the future looks bright and i'm happy stories are starting to tie in. hope we see a impressive fiale and third season. I just hope Adam doesnt die, hes great. i cant wait.moreless
Joanna Cassidy

Joanna Cassidy

Victoria Pratt

Guest Star

Carlon Jeffery

Carlon Jeffery

Damon Dawson

Guest Star

Cory Hardrict

Cory Hardrict

Gang Leader

Guest Star

Shalim Ortiz

Shalim Ortiz

Alejandro Herrera

Recurring Role

Nicholas D'Agosto

Nicholas D'Agosto

West Rosen

Recurring Role

Adair Tishler

Adair Tishler

Molly Walker

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Goof: It is stated that a decapitation is a permanent death for someone with a healing ability, although this contradicts Adam Monroe's statement in the episode 'Four Months Ago...' that the company were only imprisoning him because they were unable to kill him ("...if it were possible to kill me, they would have, I assure you").

    • Goof: After Peter subdues Victoria Pratt, Adam says, "Let's get her up to the house." However, his lips continue moving after he finishes speaking.

    • Goof: When Micah goes to get his dad's medal from his bag, Niki is heard saying, "We cannot waste another nanosecond." However, her lips aren't moving.

    • Goof: Inside Victoria Pratt's house is quite clearly an aluminium Apple iMac with compact aluminium keyboard, both of which were released in August 2007. However, since this episode is set in March 2007, she shouldn't have them.

    • Monica watches a Parkour video to learn the moves that helped her jump and climb walls to get into the house to recover Micah's bag.

  • QUOTES (18)

    • Young Kaito: You have betrayed everything we stand for.
      Adam: No, Kaito. I tried to save the world.
      Young Kaito: By releasing a virus that could kill billions of innocent people?
      Adam: When you've been around as long as I have, the patterns are clear. Constant war, disregard for the environment, and famine. And it's only getting worse. Someone had to make the hard choice for the greater good.
      Young Kaito: (to guards holding Adam) Take him down to lock-up. And throw away the key.

    • Micah: We need to be heroes like dad.
      Niki: Being a hero is what got your father killed.

    • Claire: This is so unfair!
      Elle: Welcome to life!

    • (After punching Damon for losing his backpack)
      Micah: My dad's medal was in that bag!
      Damon: I'm sorry! I'll get you a new one.
      Micah: You gonna get me a new dad, too?
      Damon: I'm sorry.
      Micah: I don't care. I hate you!

    • Mohinder: Take it easy.
      Bennet: The last thing I remember, you were… Did you shoot me?

    • Alejandro: (in Spanish about Sylar) What are you doing, Maya!? Get away from him. He's a murderer!
      Maya: I am a murderer! Gabriel understands exactly what I am going through - exactly how I feel.

    • (When Micah shuts off the street lights)
      Monica: How did you do that?
      Micah: I told the lights I need them to be off for a little while.
      Monica: You told them?
      Micah: Yeah.

    • Mohinder: Hello?
      Sylar: Hello, Mohinder.
      Mohinder: Sylar? Where are you?
      Sylar: I convinced the babysitter to take the night off. Don't worry, I'm taking good care of the little one.
      Mohinder: If you touch Molly....
      Sylar: Shhhh. (whispering) We don't wanna wake her. I brought someone to see you. She needs your help. We both do. See you soon, Mohinder.

    • (When Monica puts on the hood of her outfit)
      Micah: You're Saint Joan!
      Monica: You really have to stop reading those comic books. Stay here, I'll be right back.

    • (After Hiro teleports away from him the second time)
      Ando: (speaking in Japanese) Why is saving the world always your responsibility?

    • Micah: I missed you every day.
      Niki: Oh, I missed you every minute, every second. What's that even smaller one?
      Micah: A nanosecond.
      Niki: I missed you that one too.

    • Monica: (talking to Micah)I know what it's like to lose someone you love. To wish that you had a piece of them. Something solid to hold onto. Anybody tried to steal my mom's piano, I'd feed 'em their teeth.

    • Bob: I want you to keep an eye on Claire.
      Elle: It'd be easier without this thing on my arm. It itches like a mother!
      Bob: And I thought my little girl was tough.
      Elle: I am, dad, but I was shot. And my body doesn't heal itself.

    • Adam: Those are the company founders, Peter.
      Peter: They're responsible for this.
      Adam: Parents sin, children suffer.

    • (At the beach, holding her father's ashes)
      Claire: I'm sorry, Dad. I'm sorry I didn't listen. I should have done everything you told me to. If I hadn't been so selfish, you'd still be here.
      (She spreads the ashes)
      Claire: I love you, Dad.

    • Peter: You didn't have to kill her.
      Adam: She was about to take your head off. There's no coming back from that one.

    • Claire: I've fallen 20 stories. Been stabbed in the head. Crashed a car at 70 miles an hour. I've even been on fire. But this hurts... more than any of that. And it's not getting any better. I've always gotten better no matter what, but this just keeps getting worse.

    • Claire: We can tell the world what they did. How they kidnapped me and murdered my father.
      Elle: You have no proof. No one would believe you.
      Claire: You're probably right. I guess I'm just gonna have to show them. (punches the driver's side window of Elle's car breaking it. Shows the cuts on her hand to Elle as it heals) I'll show everyone exactly what I can do. Once the secret's out, you won't be able to touch me or my family. You'll be the ones running.

  • NOTES (4)

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

    • The Symbol:
      Adam draws the symbol on Victoria's picture after shooting her

    • International Airdates:
      Latin America: March 21, 2008 on Universal Channel
      United Kingdom: June 19, 2008 on BBC3
      Australia: August 6, 2008 on Channel 7
      Sweden: October 16, 2008 on TV4
      Norway: November 9, 2008 on NRK3
      Finland: June 7, 2009 on Sub
      Czech Republic: November 13, 2009 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia: August 9, 2010 on Markiza

    • Power Developments:
      Maya Herrera: Maya learns how to control her power without her brother's assistance, reversing its effects on her victims.

      Adam Monroe/Claire Bennet/Peter Petrelli: We learn that a decapitation is permanent death for someone with a healing ability.

      Claire Bennet: Her healing ability appears to have advanced in this episode. When she puts her fist through the car window, as she heals the shards of glass are pushed out. In previous episodes, foreign bodies needed to be removed before she could heal from any injuries.

      Correction: Only the damage to her head had need for removal of the foreign object... She pushed a bullet out of her chest after Matt shot her...


    • Mutant X:
      The character Victoria Pratt has the same name as the actress who starred as Shalimar Fox in the syndicated sci-fi series Mutant X (2001-04), which like Heroes, features characters who possess extraordinary abilities.

    • Monica: That's why Clark Kent wears those glasses.

      Clark Kent, is a fictional character created by Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel. He serves as the civilian and secret identity of the superhero Superman.