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Heroes

Episode 1.08 : Seven Minutes to Midnight

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TV Info


Episode Premiere

November 13, 2006

Distributor

NBC

Genre

Drama, Sci-Fi

Show Period

2007 - 2010

Production Company

NBC Universal, Tailwind

Cast and Crew


Director

Paul A. Edwards

Screenwriter

Tim Kring

Main Cast


Additional Cast

  • Michael Maury
  • Ben Murray
  • Josh Clark
  • Kavi Ladnier
  • Karri Turner
  • Javin Reid

Synopsis


Mohinder scatters his father's ashes across the waters of Kanyakumari, India. Across the world, Isaac wakes up to find Eden talking care of him. "You'll be completely clean in no time," she tells him. "That mural on the floor, we're not going to let that happen." As she finishes shaving him, she tells him that she went through "the same thing myself."

At the Burnt Toast Diner in Texas, a sheriff and his deputy have breakfast over a crossword puzzle. Their waitress, Charlie, helps them out with some obscure answers. Charlie even translates the Japanese phrase on Hiro's jacket as he has breakfast with Ando. Strangely, after owning a book on Japanese for only one week, she can now speak the language fluently.

Mohinder unpacks his things in his father's old office, finding a locked drawer. He's interrupted by Mira, an old girlfriend who once said some terrible things about his father's theories. She's been promoted at her company to head of genetic research and asks Mohinder to come in for an interview with the partners, but only if he makes sure his father's theories stay locked up where they belong.

At F.B.I. headquarters in Los Angles, Audrey calls Matt an "idiot" for assaulting a fellow officer and jeopardizing her investigation. They go to interview Ted, but he's not talking and Homeland Security is on his way to send him down the "rabbit hole" as a suspected terrorist who is hiding radioactive material.

Charlie flirts with Hiro, but he's shy and doesn't know how to respond. She has to get an order while a sinister man in dark clothes stares on as he reaches out to summon his coffee cup, which slides across the table and into his waiting grasp.

An enraged Ted thinks Audrey and Matt are trying to book him for terrorism. Grabbing a glass of water, he threatens to blow up the building. Radiation detectors turn red, and the water begins to boil. Matt calms Ted down and learns about his past by reading his mind: one day, Ted blacked out. When he came to, everything started dying and he had a strange mark on his neck... the same mark that Matt has on his.

In a dream, Mohinder recalls an argument he had with his father shortly before he took off to America to become a taxi driver. Mohinder tells his dad that he is a fool and is becoming a laughingstock over his theories, but Dr. Suresh doesn't care. He knows who will be shown up as the real fool. As they argue, Suresh notices a mysterious boy looking for a lost soccer ball.

Ted recounts celebrating a big sales commission at a hotel bar in Kansas where a mysterious Haitian man lingered in the shadows. Two-days later, Ted awoke in Arizona and couldn't remember what happened. From then on, he started getting headaches, experiencing stranger powers, and his wife got sick from radiation. Matt recalls that he once saw a man like the Haitian, but is interrupted when Homeland Security agents take Ted away, but not before he shouts at Matt to "find the Haitian."

Claire's father arrives at his office at Primatech Paper Company in Odessa, Texas, which is clearly a front for something else. He talks to the troubled Isaac about Claire and a man named Sylar who is killing people with special abilities. Bennett tells Isaac that Sylar is going to kill Claire tomorrow night at her school's homecoming.

While opening a can of tomatoes in the kitchen, blood starts pouring from Charlie's skull. A co-worker comes in and screams... Charlie's dead. Her skull has been ripped wide open. When he finds out that she died the same way that Isaac does in the future, Hiro decides to go back in time to prevent her death. Right before Ando's eyes, Hiro vanishes.

Mohinder asks his mom about a dream where she told his father that he could "never take the place of her." His mom reveals that Mohinder had a sister named Shanti who died at the age of five, two years after Mohinder was born. Chandra Suresh was convinced that Shanti was special and never told Mohinder about her so his son wouldn't compare his father's love of him to his love for her.

Isaac refuses to take heroin one last time in order to paint Sylar, even after Bennett promises to teach him how to use his abilities without drugs. "For years," Bennett explains, "a number of us have been tracking... people like you... sometimes things go right... sometimes things go very wrong." Fourteen years ago there was a case that ended in death and a baby girl with no one to take care of her. Since Bennett and his wife were having a hard time conceiving a child, they adopted the infant as their own.

Mohinder discovers the mysterious boy breaking into his father's locked drawer. Mohinder has a gruesome vision of his father's death in his New York cab. Standing outside the taxi, the kid points at Mohinder, snapping him out of this strange vision. Back in the office, the kid opens a palm and gives Mohinder a key. When Mohinder wakes up from this dream, he removes the same key found in his father's address book.

Bennett forces Eden to shoot Isaac up, but she refuses. "Do you remember what you were when I found you?" he tells her, insinuating that she was once a junkie, too. She gives in, shooting Isaac up with the destructive drug.

Matt's wife looks through a photo album as he comes into their bedroom. Realizing that he knows, Janice confesses her affair, promising that it's over. A call from Audrey interrupts them: Ted escaped from the Homeland Security personnel by exploding the car they were in.

Mohinder opens the locked desk drawer, reaches in, and finds a secret files on sleep research and a picture of the mysterious boy that has been haunting him.

With drug injected, Isaac begins to paint while Claire works on a homecoming banner under her father's worried eyes.

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