Heroes: Season 1, Episode 8

Chapter Eight 'Seven Minutes to Midnight' (II) (13 Nov. 2006)

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Back in India Mohinder has weird dreams about his parents. Audrey and Matt talk to Ted.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ando Masahashi (as James Kyson Lee)
Matthew John Armstrong ...
Janice Parkman (as Lisa Lackey)
Mrs. Suresh


Back in India to mourn the passing of his father, Suresh encounters mysterious dreams of the past that force him to question what path to take next. Continuing their journey to New York, Hiro and Ando stop at a Texas diner and meet someone interesting: a waitress named Charlie who has her own special ability of instant learning. But the shadowy serial killer, Sylar, finds her first. Intent on getting back to her normal life, Claire focuses on Homecoming preparations, unaware of what's to come. Meanwhile, H.R.G. and his associate Eden, focus their attentions on another "hero": Isaac Mendez whom H.R.G. (Mr. Bennett) confides that he needs his help to find Sylar before he kills Claire. In Los Angeles, Parkman and Agent Audrey Hanson interrogate the nuclear man, Ted Sprague, about his abilities and learn that he too was abducted by the mysterious horned-rimmed glasses man. Written by Anonymous

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First appearance in the series of Jayma Mays, starting a three episode guest arc. See more »


In the episode "Landslide," Mohinder says that his sister died a few months before he was born. But in this episode, when he first learns of her, he is told she died when he was two years old. See more »


[first lines]
Mohinder Suresh: [voice over] 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.
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References Arthur (1981) See more »


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Written by Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman
Performed by Wendy Melvoin & Lisa Coleman
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Heroes: Seven Minutes to Midnight offers some details on some characters
14 November 2006 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Before I recount this week's plot, let me mention that last week Matt had tried to help a man whose wife was in a hospital bed. This man had the power to burn things and may have accidentally killed his wife. Okay, now to this week's story. Mohinder is back home in India to renew his life there as he attends a memorial for his father. His ex-girlfriend is there to offer him a job at a company she works for. He thinks it over as he looks at his father's things and thinks back to some events of his life. Or rather dreams them as he sees his father talking to his mother about a "she" that Mohinder can't compare to. He later asks the mother who this "she" is. She mentions it is his sister who died when he was two. She also mentions that the father thought she was special. Also in Mohinder's dreams is a boy who keeps pointing him to other events in his father's life that we'll go back to later. Meanwhile, in Texas, Hiro and Ando have stopped at a diner where they meet a pretty waitress who has an uncanny memory. Also in the diner is a man with a watch who is very mysterious. In L.A., Matt and his F.B.I. partner are cross-examining Ted, the one who killed his wife. As Matt reads his mind, he starts telling Ted about things that happened to him that also happened to Ted. Before Matt can get further however, Ted gets arrested. It's about this time we find out Matt was suspended for a month for hitting the man who seduced his wife. Back in Texas, Issac wakes up in a building that Claire's dad and Eden work at. Claire's dad tells Issac about how, for the last 14 years, he's searched and found various people with special abilities, and how some of them met tragedy like Claire's bio-parents. He wants Issac to paint another future event but without heroin, Issac is blocked. He convinces Eden to persuade Issac to use drugs again since she has the power. So Issac paints again while drugged. At the diner, after Hiro and Ando make their order, the waitress goes in back to open a can when she gets killed from behind. As her body is discovered, the mysterious man with the watch disappears. He also turns up in Mohinder's dreams as the boy in them points to this man killing his father. This boy then offers him a key. Mohinder finds this key in his father's book. He uses it to open a cabinet. Among the items found there: the boy's picture. As Matt confronts his wife about her affair with the guy he punched, he gets a call from his F.B.I. partner as she is surrounded by cars on fire. She tells him Ted is gone. Finally, Hiro decides to go back in time to save the waitress and promises Ando he'll be back in five seconds. Ando counts the time and Hiro is still not there. But the photo on the bulletin board which previously depicted the waitress at a party alone now has Hiro with her...Wow, we're now finding out about Mohinder's and Claire's family as well as Claire's father purpose. The waitress may be an important person in Hiro's life. And Matt may be able to help Ted and maybe himself. A bit slow going drama-wise but still intriguing. Can't wait till next week...

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