Heroes: Season 1, Episode 6

Chapter Six 'Better Halves' (II) (30 Oct. 2006)

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Hiro and his buddy embark on their heroic journey to New York, when they are stopped by a Vegas high-roller who offers them a deal they can't refuse. As H.R.G sets up a meeting for his ... See full summary »



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


Hiro and his buddy embark on their heroic journey to New York, when they are stopped by a Vegas high-roller who offers them a deal they can't refuse. As H.R.G sets up a meeting for his daughter Claire with her biological parents, she hopes that questions about her newfound indestructibility can be answered. Meanwhile, Isaac receives another confusing call from Hiro, but Peter is there this time to pick up the phone and relay a life-saving message. Suresh bids farewell to Eden as he heads back to India to bury his father. An unexpected visitor shows up at Niki's home. Written by Anonymous

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When we first see Niki and Micah in this episode, the table by their bed has the "smooshed face" wax lion from the show Wonderfalls (2004) sitting on it. Bryan Fuller is the creator and producer of Wonderfalls (2004) and a producer on 'Heroes'. See more »


In the scene where Claire meets her parents, Mr. Bennet puts his hand on Claire's back, as seen from behind. The shot changes to in front and Mr. Bennet hand is rested on his lap, he then puts his hand on Claire's back. See more »


[first lines]
Mohinder Suresh: [voice over] Evolution is an imperfect, and often violent process. A battle between what exists and what is yet to be born. In the midst of these birth pains, morality loses it's meaning. The question of good and evil, reduced to one simple choice: Survive? Or perish?
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References Back to the Future (1985) See more »


Heroes Theme
Written by Wendy Melvoin & Lisa Coleman
Performed by Wendy Melvoin & Lisa Coleman
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Heores: Better Halves is a bit slower but still moves plot along
31 October 2006 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

As the last episode ended, Peter has answered Issac's phone with Present Hiro on the other line. Peter's message to him, "Save the cheerleader, save the world." This was the same one Future Hiro had said to Peter previously. Peter also relays to Present Hiro and Ando about Hiro's future self. After he hangs up, Peter asks Issac if there are any missing paintings. Issac mentions Simone taking them to the art gallery to be sold. In Las Vegas, as Hiro and Ando try to drive away, they are stopped by the cowboy-hatted gambler that Ando and Hiro had defeated some hours before. He challenges them to another game. Hiro once again stops time during the card game and changes the cards position. Ando later notices a gun under one of the players' side and excuses himself and Hiro to the bathroom. While there we hear some violent sounds and see the bathroom door get dented. As Hiro and Ando get out we see all of the players dead on the floor full of blood. Claire agrees to meet her "bio-parents" and asks if there was anything in either parents history she should know about. The bio-father mentions some of his family having diabetes. After meeting is over, Claire's current dad is asked by bios if they'd done well. Also during this time, he gets a call from Eden, the young lady who's been with Mohinder, and she tells him about Peter and Hiro as well as the "Save the cheerleader" phrase. Meanwhile, back in Vegas, Niki gets a surprise visit from her ex-husband who tells her that it was a woman, not him, who took a suitcase containing millions of dollars and killed his ex-cohorts. After making love with him, Niki sees her reflection as well as that of her different self. She later confronts her alone as this different self confesses to both killing those thieves associated with her ex and the gamblers that Hiro and Ando met. Niki's bad self then finds the hidden suitcase, confronts ex as she tries to kill him, and finds herself knocked out by him when he phases his fist through her body. Ex then takes Micah who cries when he sees his mother down. Back in New York, Issac answers the door. It is Eden...A bit slower than previous episodes but still compelling enough to move some plot lines along. So Eden is in cahoots with Claire's dad. Whether this means there's something evil going between them or what may be answered in future installments. And what's going on with Matt the cop at the convenience store where we found him last week having took the potential robber's gun and then fainted as he keeps hearing fellow customers' thoughts on him being the robber. Maybe we'll find out next week. I can hardly wait...

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