Heroes: Season 2, Episode 9

Chapter Nine: Cautionary Tales (II) (19 Nov. 2007)

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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 ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ando Masahashi (as James Kyson Lee)
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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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References Fight Club (1999) See more »


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Written by Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman
Performed by Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman
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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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