Heroes (2006–2010)
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Chapter Seven 'Nothing to Hide' 

Lyle Bennett learns of his sister Claire's secret after watching her video of her trying to kill herself. Hiro Nakamura helps D.L. Hawkins save a woman from a burning car by freezing time. Isaac Mendez has gone M.I.A. with his painting.


Donna Deitch


Tim Kring (created by), Jesse Alexander




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tawny Cypress ... Simone Deveaux
Noah Gray-Cabey ... Micah Sanders
Greg Grunberg ... Matt Parkman
Ali Larter ... Niki Sanders / Jessica Sanders
Masi Oka ... Hiro Nakamura
Hayden Panettiere ... Claire Bennet
Adrian Pasdar ... Nathan Petrelli
Sendhil Ramamurthy ... Mohinder Suresh (voice)
Leonard Roberts ... D.L. Hawkins
Milo Ventimiglia ... Peter Petrelli
Clea DuVall ... FBI Agent Audrey Hanson
James Kyson ... Ando Masahashi (as James Kyson Lee)
Elizabeth Lackey ... Janice Parkman (as Lisa Lackey)
Cristine Rose ... Angela Petrelli
Ashley Crow ... Sandra Bennet


Facing a crisis involving her son Micah, a distraught Niki reveals her recent personal struggles to a friend. Pushing aside his own issues at home, Matt assists Audrey's investigation into another bizarre murder, but their pursuit of mysterious serial killer Sylar takes an unexpected turn. After failing to act like a "superhero" when faced with danger, Hiro questions his heroism. Nathan and his wife Heidi strategize how to win the congressional election. Claire is shocked to learn where her missing tape wound up. Meanwhile, her father H.R.G. is disturbed by news from one of his associates. Written by Anonymous

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Although Mohinder does the voiceover narration for this episode, actor Sendhil Ramamurthy does not appear. See more »


When Micah is talking to Hiro about his comic book: "How did you get this issue? It's not even out yet." Hiro responds quickly as if he understands perfect English. Where as all other times, Hiro is looking to Ando for guidance and translation of even the easiest sayings. See more »


Charles Deveaux: Look at your sorry ass - barely able to make minimum wage. Now you look at me: living in a penthouse on Central Park West.
Peter Petrelli: Correction: that's *dying* in a penthouse on Central Park West.
Charles Deveaux: [laughing] Right you are, my boy. Right you are.
Peter Petrelli: Teach you to mess with me. Take a breath.
Charles Deveaux: In the end, all that matters is love. I love you, Peter.
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References American Beauty (1999) See more »


Hiro's Theme
Written by Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman
Performed by Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman
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Chapter Seven 'Nothing to Hide'
20 December 2020 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

I like the organic way some of the Heroes intertwine with each other.

Micah wants his dad D.L. to be more heroic. D.L. gets his chance when he saves a woman from a burning car. However he gets an assist from Hiro who just happens to be passing through.

Claire's brother finds a videotape of her getting injured and then healing herself. He thinks his sister is a freak and her secret might become public.

Matt is getting drawn deeper into looking for a mysterious serial killer called Sylar. He also hears what his partner really thinks about him.

The episode slowly provides details of some of the characters. Nathan Petrelli's wife's disability might be the reason why he fooled around in Las Vegas. Although when a journalist gets close to the truth Peter helps out to divert blame.

There is a fractious relationship between D.L. and his estranged wife Niki Sanders. You really do think they have a volatile passive/aggressive link.

When reviewing an episode so many years after its broadcast. You get a different context when further information comes to light much later. Tim Kring was proud of his diverse cast. Scratch a little deeper and he failed to protect actor Leonard Roberts who played D.L. Allegedly he had an unhappy experience with his co-star and she does not come out well from it. As someone later remarked to Roberts. The hot blonde will get to keep her job, the black actor will not.

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