Heroes: Season 1, Episode 1

Chapter One 'Genesis' (II) (25 Sep. 2006)

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In Manhattan, Peter Petrelli is the younger brother Nathan Petrelli an overly ambitious and unscrupulous candidate for the next New York congressman, and he dreams and believes that he can ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ando Masahashi (as James Kyson Lee)


In Manhattan, Peter Petrelli is the younger brother Nathan Petrelli an overly ambitious and unscrupulous candidate for the next New York congressman, and he dreams and believes that he can fly. He decides to prove his theory and jumps from the roof of a building in an alley and his brother flies and saves him. In Texas, cheerleader Claire Bennet learns that she is literally indestructible and can not harm herself or die. She saves a fireman in a fire in a train, but does not take the credit. In Tokyo, Hiro Nakamura believes he can control time and space continuum. In India, Mohinder Suresh moves to the Brooklyn, New York, where his father, that was researching a secret project called Genesis about genome and DNA, is killed in a taxi cab. In Lower Manhattan, the painter Isaac Mendez paints pictures of the future. In Las Vegas, stripper Niki Sanders borrows $30,000 from a powerful local mobster to get her young son into school, and does not have the money to pay her loan. She sees a ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The paintings Isaac made were created for the show by comic book artist Tim Sale. Sale is best known for his collaborations with Jeph Loeb, the writer and executive producer. See more »


When Mohinder is at his father's apartment and HRG is on the other side, Mohinder picks up his glasses and puts them back down on the right-hand page of the book. In the close-up they are in the middle of the book. See more »


Peter Petrelli: It happened two more times. Look, sometimes I'm falling, sometimes I'm flying - sometimes you're in them!
Nathan Petrelli: I don't have time for this now.
Peter Petrelli: They're not just dreams, Nathan.
Nathan Petrelli: Hold this.
Peter Petrelli: I thought they'd go away, but they're not!
Nathan Petrelli: Jim, I need this back by six, please. Thanks.
Peter Petrelli: This morning, when I got out of bed, my foot hovered before it hit the ground - hovered!
Nathan Petrelli: [to assistant] Let me see the list.
Peter Petrelli: For a split second, like I was - like I was floating! I'm telling you, I-I think I can fly!
Nathan Petrelli: [...]
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References Godzilla (1954) See more »


Korega Watashino Ikiru Michi (That's the Way It Is)
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Great start, will see if it can sustain.
12 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I got a free download from iTunes, via Starbucks, for this show. I was not entirely sold on the teasers, but I decided to give it a chance. I was really surprised, I really enjoyed the character development and interaction. The acting is good, but not great. I am hoping that it is just first episode jitters and will work itself out. They have me waiting for episode 2, and with the amount of six degrees situations I am sure it will take a few episodes to fully see the entire picture, maybe even the first season. Give it a chance, could be the one everyone is talking about, similar to Lost 2 years ago. This should be a welcomed addition to my tivo season pass, hoping it is in HD.

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