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Chapter Twenty 'Five Years Gone' 

This episode takes us five years into the future with Hiro and Ando. We meet a brunette Claire Bennet, a "very different" Matt Parkman, and a Niki/Jessica that have combined into one individual.


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


Having time-traveled five years into the future, after the nuclear blast destroyed New York, Hiro and Ando meet the future Hiro, a fugitive who updates them on the events of the past five years and that all people with special abilities are being hunted down and killed as "terrorists". Niki/Jessica Sanders works as a stripper in Las Vegas. Nathan Petrelli is now the president of the United States and Mohinder Suresh is his top adviser. Mr. Bennett gives false identities to people with special powers. A very different Matt Parkman is now a brutal government security agent using his mind-reading abilities to track and kill "heroes" while the Haitian is also part of the execution security forces. A brunette Claire works under a new identity, while the explanation at what happened to Sylar after the nuclear explosion is revealed in a shocking twist. Written by Anonymous

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Milo Ventimiglia worked out extensively for several weeks prior to the making of this episode because he wanted Future Peter Petrelli to have a different body shape to Present Peter Petrelli. See more »


When Ando and Future Hiro run into the alley, Ando's necktie and shirt change. While talking to future Hiro in the alley, Ando's shirt collar is buttoned and his tie is tied. Then his tie is untied and dangling, and his collar is unbuttoned. Next, his shirt is buttoned and the tie is gone. Finally, the shirt is unbuttoned before he removes it altogether. See more »


[first lines]
Hiro Nakamura: Hello, Mr. Isaac? Mr. Isaac?
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References The Matrix (1999) See more »


Hiro's Theme
Written by Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman
Performed by Wendy Melvoin & Lisa Coleman
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4 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In looking at how some people have voted for this episode of heroes, I can't figure out how anyone could not vote in the upper 10% range. You watch this program for a reason. You rate on IMDb for a reason, yet there were those unimpressed with this outing. Not Possible unless some mistake 1's and 2's for 9's and 10's! This style of program is designed to illicit both tenseness in the viewers as well as thought provoking "water cooler" dialog. It also always has the "wow" factor, or the jaw dropping events that used to mark the end of every episode of Lost. In Heroes, you get these moments throughout the show and sometimes just as you have digested one event, another follows. There are just no boring moments to this show and it keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout. For a new viewer, I can see where some of this might be confusing, so I hope that there will multiple heroes marathons over the summer. If so, you can bet an even larger audience coming to the program next fall. I can't say this episode is one of the best in the series because the quality has been there from day one!

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