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"Heroes" Chapter Nine 'Brother's Keeper' (2009)

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16 November 2009 (Season 4, Episode 10)
Samuel learns just how powerful he can become and takes dangerous measures to reach his full potential. Meanwhile, as Tracy begins to lose control of her ability, one of her own comes in harms way. | Full synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Bryan Spicer 
Writing credits
Tim Kring (created by)

Mark Verheiden (written by) &
Rob Fresco (written by)

Produced by
Adam Armus .... executive producer
Jim Chory .... executive producer
Aron Eli Coleite .... co-executive producer
Juan Carlos Coto .... co-executive producer (as Carlos Coto)
Nora Kay Foster .... executive producer (as Kay Foster)
Rob Fresco .... co-executive producer
Dennis Hammer .... executive producer
Bill Hooper .... associate producer
Michael J. Ketelsen .... associate producer (as Mike Ketelsen)
Tim Kring .... executive producer
Cathy Mickel Gibson .... co-producer
Lori Motyer .... producer
Joe Pokaski .... supervising producer
Mark Verheiden .... consulting producer
Original Music by
Lisa Coleman 
Wendy Melvoin 
Cinematography by
Charlie Lieberman (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Lois Blumenthal 
Casting by
Natalie Hart 
Jason La Padura 
Production Design by
Ruth Ammon 
Art Direction by
Tim Beach 
Sandy Getzler 
Set Decoration by
Ron Franco  (as Ron V. Franco)
Costume Design by
Debra McGuire 
Makeup Department
Wendi Lynn Avignone .... key makeup artist (as Wendi Lynn Allison)
Lee Ann Brittenham .... hair department head
Erin Draney .... special makeup effects artist
David Dupuis .... special makeup effects artist
Erin Harding .... makeup artist
Glenn Hetrick .... special makeup effects artist
Tim Jarvis .... Special Makeup Effects Lab Technician (2006-2010)
Lori Madrigal .... makeup department head
Production Management
Dantonio Alvarez .... post-production supervisor
Pearl A. Lucero .... production supervisor (as Pearl Lucero)
Cathy Mickel Gibson .... unit production manager
Brenda J. Pulos .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Francis R. Mahony III .... first assistant director (as Francis R. 'Sam' Mahony)
Barbara M. Ravis .... second assistant director (as Barbara Ravis)
Redelia Shaw .... dga trainee (uncredited)
Terrence B. Zinn .... second second assistant director
Craig Langus .... dga trainee (uncredited)
Art Department
Alan Allinger .... propmaker stage foreman
Ross Anderson .... property master
Thomas J. Arp .... construction coordinator
Chris Clark .... set dresser
James Clark .... on set prop master
Walter Eckert .... assistant art director
Peter Kang .... set dresser
Cesar E. Lemus .... storyboard artist (as Cesar Lemus)
Drew Pierce .... painter
Paul Roome .... second set decorator
Rebecca Rosenthal .... props
Hillel Chaim Smith .... on-set dresser
James Tsvetkofski .... gangboss/set dresser
Jon Bush .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Matthew King .... assistant food stylist (uncredited)
Lawrence Pacheco .... set decoration coordinator (uncredited)
Victor M. Shannon .... plaster foreman (uncredited)
Rob Tokarz .... art department assistant (uncredited)
Jack White .... food stylist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Kenn Fuller .... production sound mixer
Stephen Grubbs .... adr editor
Stephen Grubbs .... sound supervisor
Gerry Lentz .... re-recording mixer
David Torres .... foley mixer
Rich Weingart .... re-recording mixer
Ronald Hairston Jr. .... utility sound (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Gary D'Amico .... special effects supervisor
Blair Foord .... special effects foreman
Visual Effects by
Spence Fuller .... visual effects artist
Eric Grenaudier .... visual effects supervisor
Christopher D. Martin .... digital compositing supervisor
Megan Omi .... digital compositor
Jon Rosenthal .... digital effects artist
Mark Spatny .... visual effects producer
Alfredo Tognetti .... visual effects artist
Ryan Wieber .... digital compositor
Stephan Szpak-Fleet .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Lloyd Barachina .... stunt double
Tim Gilbert .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Bernstein .... camera operator: "b" camera
Tracy Allen Davey .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Tracy Davey)
Graeme Dickson .... grip
David Erickson .... second assistant camera
Marcus 'Roo' Flower .... key grip
Frank Klepadlo .... key rigging grip
Jeff Levy .... chief lighting technician
Jon Lindsay .... second assistant camera
Mark Marcum .... video playback supervisor
J. Steven Matzinger .... camera operator: second unit
Keith Mentze .... grip
Peter Mercurio .... camera operator: "a" camera
David J. White II .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as David White)
Justin Fisher .... grip (uncredited)
Peter M. Smith .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Kendra Patterson .... casting associate
Skip Robins .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy Gould .... costume supervisor
Lisa Halperin .... set costumer
Nancy Jarzynko .... key costumer
Donna L. May .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Dantonio Alvarez .... post-production coordinator
Sue Kesler .... assistant editor
Megan Kukla .... post office coordinator
Bruce Motyer .... on-line editor
Scott Ostrowsky .... colorist
Tara Lynn Diveley .... assistant post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Location Management
Dianne Ketchum Friedgen .... location manager (as Dianne Friedgen)
Steven F. Hasson .... location manager (as Steve Hasson)
Michael Shanahan .... assistant location manager
Amil Fuentes Jr. .... production assistant: locations department (uncredited)
Dana Graham .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Carli Barber .... music editor
Michael Perfitt .... music engineer
Michael Perfitt .... music mixer
Michael Perfitt .... music recordist
Michael Perfitt .... score mixer
Shenkar .... vocalist
Stacy Wallen-McCarthy .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
J. Wesley Adams .... transportation
Mike Painter .... transportation captain
Brian Steagall .... transportation coordinator
Mark Webb .... transportation
Frank Porras .... transportation co-captain (uncredited)
Other crew
Zach Craley .... assistant to executive producer
Kristen M. D'Angelo .... production estimator
Erin M. Fitzgerald .... script coordinator (as Erin Fitzgerald)
Danny Giles .... key set production assistant
Jonathan Harmon .... production secretary
Brad Hill .... assistant to writer
Brad Hill .... production assistant
Heather Hoislbauer .... assistant production office coordinator
Eddie Jaszek .... assistant to executive producer
Megan Lurty .... production assistant
Jim Martin .... assistant to executive producer
Stephen Foz McDermott .... assistant to executive producer (as Foz McDermott)
Stephen Foz McDermott .... research associate (as Foz McDermott)
Valerie E. Norman .... script supervisor (as Valerie Norman)
Margaret Scarpello .... production accountant
Miles Girard Watson .... office manager: Optic Nerve Studios
Chad Bennett .... weapons handler (uncredited)
Michael Christopher Black .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jamira Bryant .... accounting assistant (uncredited)
Chris Hanson .... medical technical advisor (uncredited)
Rachel Howard .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jeremy Jacobs .... stage manager (uncredited)
Reyna Rhone .... payroll accountant (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tim Kring  creator

Art Department
Karl J. Martin .... set designer
Sound Department
Javier M. Hernández .... boom operator
Visual Effects by
Marie Victoria Denoga .... compositor
Sid Jayakar .... digital compositor
Frank Lawas .... visual effects I/O supervisor
Patrick Thompson .... digital compositor
Other crew
Matthew Balzer .... production assistant
John Hinterlong .... key craft service
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Additional Details

42 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Continuity: When Hiro replaces the film in the trash can, he puts it down into the trash can just like Mohinder had it. When Samuel comes into the room, the film is at the top of the trash can with half of it sticking out above the can.See more »
Tracy Strauss:Great. I panic attack with powers.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Knight Rider" (1982)See more »
Hiro's ThemeSee more »


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2 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Brother's Keeper Episode Review, 17 November 2009
Author: Gustavo_Lequerica from United States, Fl

If this show really last for a fifth season it's going to suffer a lot without the CGI but maybe right now the show is suffering but not for the computer generated imagery but rather due the poor script to try to emulate the effects of season one Season Four had been so far greater than season 3 but it has been chaotic and slow, maybe I am expecting a divided arc much like season three who was divided opposite to season one, maybe season four is more close to season 1 but still the show is going on a slow pace and since more characters are being written out of the show, Heroes it's basically right now a melodrama between a small group of altruistic people versus an army of super powered individuals who hide as a circus; if we have to blame somebody we can blame on the second season or the writer strikes, but the real deal to blame are the writers who took the direction of the show into something that so far seems so boring and a little bit filled with plot holes around certain characters that not even the comic series can explain.

Brother's Keeper wasn't that bad it was more of an episode centering on the relation between the Petrelli brothers and how Sylar-Nathan regained the other part of himself creating an inner conflict that probably deleted the personality of the villain. That's basically the main story of the episode; the side one was Hiro trying to save Mohinder much like he saved Charlie but with the purpose to retrieve a movie about Samuel past but there aren't elements that gives to the viewers something more specifically about Samuel himself except that he was born in Coyote Mesa or his master plan. It's so hard to predict the direction of the show because of the constant changes that are almost every week and even so it's difficult to know the evolution of the characters or if there is going to be new ones. I was trying to think about what positive changes the show could have and two I thought, the first one modify Sylar (or bring back Adrian Pasdar and revision Heroes cash cow Zachary Quinto) character to make it more humane and less corny and write off Mohinder Suresh for good... maybe tat could help but at the end I'm just talking to myself.

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