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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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Mohinder Suresh: I'm here to ask you to give us Claire. We need her blood.
Noah Bennet: You've gone native! Are you kidding me?
Mohinder Suresh: She'll be returned to you safe - unharmed. You have my word.
Noah Bennet: No offence, Mohinder, but your word isn't what it used to be.
Mohinder Suresh: Claire is very important to the work we're doing. She can save lives.
Noah Bennet: "The work we're doing." You sound like me ten years ago. This is what they do; they indoctrinate you. I couldn't have been more clear about this when you agreed to go in.
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Written by Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman
Performed bby Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman
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Cautionary Tales was another great episode of "Heroes"
6 December 2007 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Because his family is in danger again, Noah tells his family they must leave but Claire refuses. She later writes "Sorry" with stones for West to see. When she tells West she's staying, West doesn't seem happy to hear it, in fact he's miffed she didn't tell about her father before. That's what the "Sorry" stones were for. Ando and Hiro attend Hiro's father, Kaito's, funeral. Hiro doesn't accept his father's death and goes back to one week before when Kaito was talking to Angela Petrelli. As Kaito greets his son, they go back to the mother's funeral where Hiro meets himself as a young boy. It's there that he accepts his father's words that "you can't play God." Matt now has the power to change people's minds as he finds out with Molly and his partner. He then uses it on Angela who's fighting the best she can especially when he questions about a woman standing next to his father in the Company group photo. She tells Matt the way he's going, "You're not just like your father. You are him." When Bob introduces Mohinder to his partner in getting Claire away from Noah to get Claire's blood, it's Elle who's revealed to Bob's daughter. As Noah gets confrontations about his methods from both Claire and his wife Sondra, he goes out and gets attacked by a flying West. Somehow, he convinces West he meant no harm to him. As Claire is at cheerleading practice, she is interrupted by the coach as she leads her to Bob, who's asking about Debbie's underage drinking and then mistakenly calls her "Ms. Bennett". As Claire goes back home to warn her parents, Sondra recognizes Bob from her husband's former job at the Primatech Paper building. Noah manages to hold Elle's feet in water for a while as she temporarily gets electrocuted but Mohinder, in having to pick sides, puts Noah at gunpoint and has him lead him to Claire. Bob now has Claire tied up. Noah makes a deal to switch Elle for his daughter with West's help. All ends tragically as Noah threatens Mohinder at gunpoint, West flies Claire away as soon as possible just before her father gets shot in the eye, and Elle also gets shot. Bob manages to get Claire's blood in a vial before any of this happens. Back at the funeral, Hiro does a speech in which he says, "as long as my father word's and deeds live in me, he'll always be here". Before this, Hiro was shocked to find, when he stopped time as his father fell to his death, that his killer was Takezo Kensei a.k.a. Adam Monroe. As the last words of the eulogy are being said, we find Noah lying with his eyes suddenly regenerating. He then gets up and says, "Holy-" as "To Be Continued" appears on screen...Wow! What another great episode of "Heroes". Lots of great stuff about fathers and their children. Nice to see George Takei one more time. Also great stuff from Jack Coleman as Noah Bennett. Hiro was the coolest especially with the eulogy. Only two more episodes before the strike happened so until next time...

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