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Chapter Nine: Cautionary Tales 

Hiro learns of his father's death and travels back in time to save him only to realize that he must let events unfold as fate intended. He does however recognize his father's killer. Matt ... See full summary »



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Hiro learns of his father's death and travels back in time to save him only to realize that he must let events unfold as fate intended. He does however recognize his father's killer. Matt Parkman realizes that he has the ability to implant thoughts in other people's minds. He wants to know the identity of the woman in the photo with his father. When Bob and Suresh kidnap Claire Bennet, HRG and West set out to rescue her but get their own bargaining chip beforehand. Written by garykmcd

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19 November 2007 (USA)  »

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Hiro Nakamura: [speaking at his father's funeral] I refuse to eulogize my father. To eulogize him is to admit he is gone. My father is not dead.
[he takes off his glasses]
Hiro Nakamura: Kaito Nakamura taught me right from wrong - what it means to be a hero. So long as the lessons live on through me, he will never die. My father taught me to understand that certain things are in God's hands. But for everything else, God has given us the gift of choice. My father gave me the tools to fight my battles ahead. Every hand I extend...
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Written by David Bowie and Brian Eno
Performed by David Bowie
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Love and Death in the Age of Shanti Shanti Shanti
27 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fantastic episode, especially the third time around. Love consistently makes, breaks and threatens the main characters--Takezo vs. Hiro via Yaeko, classic mix-up between a wayward knight and his noble squire, on par with the French Arthurian romances; Claire vs. Noah via West with some reverse "Electra complex" underpinnings; Niki, compelled to passionate revenge by the "ghost" of D. L. and the primal instinct to protect her cub with Fury Like Hell Hath No; Matt vs. Maury via Molly in a nightmare, again the child protection bit, with a whiff of the dichotomous "father abandonment" motif; Peter vs. Oblivion via Angela, stern but soothing with a tender eye and birthday cake("...Mom."). Adam Monroe vs. the World, a personal war on account of betrayal and a broken heart. As far as expounding on the changeable workings of love, this episode told more tales than Odysseus. Yet, better than the master of many guises, it knew when and how to end--the story arched around to the cliff-hanger wrap-up nicely.

Some odd, if macabre, questions are raised: (From an earlier episode) Could Claire regrow an entire leg? organs? lower torso and legs? ...her head? Does Caitlin die (simply cease to exist) when Peter returns to Montreal? How did Adam Monroe survive the explosion? How much living tissue--how much intact DNA--does one who can regenerate actually need to survive and completely heal? Is Claire in fact descended from Takezo, thus inheriting her regenerative capabilities? Are any of these answered in the 11/26 show? Will any be answered in the 12/3 episode? I can't wait!

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