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Heroes

Episode 1.16 : Unexpected

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TV Info


Episode Premiere

February 19, 2007

Distributor

NBC

Genre

Drama, Sci-Fi

Show Period

2007 - 2010

Production Company

NBC Universal, Tailwind

Cast and Crew


Director

Greg Beeman

Screenwriter

Jeph Loeb

Main Cast


Additional Cast

  • Bill Fagerbakke
  • Rusty Schwimmer
  • Stana Katic as Hana Gitelman
  • Christina Haag
  • Stan Lee
  • Missi Pyle

Synopsis


Somewhere in the Nevada desert a mysterious woman named Hana Gittelman contacts Ted Sprague through his computer. Strangely, she's right there in the cabin, which immediately makes Ted suspicious of her motives. Hana can hear and send electronic transmissions with just the power of her mind. She tells Ted that she can find the people who kidnapped them, but that she needs his help in order to take them out.

Claire frantically looks for her father when her mom fails to recognize her or Mr. Muggles, but Mr. Bennet is away on business. When Claire gets Lyle to show him what's going on with their mom, Mrs. Bennet turns around and instantly recognizes them both.

Mr. Bennet visits Isaac in New York and gives him a gun to kill Peter with. Bennet also realizes that Claude, the invisible man, is still out there somewhere and not dead like he thought.

Matt gives Janice a diamond ring from the stash he lifted during the Malsky assassination. He tells her that he got it wholesale from a guy he knows. She tells him that a Professor Suresh called the other day to talk about Matt's DNA; Matt makes it clear he won't talk to him.

In Bozeman, Montana, Sylar and Suresh arrive at a garage where they meet a woman with ultra-powerful hearing. It's clear that Sylar wants this ability for himself, but has to maintain his cover around Suresh. Meanwhile, Hiro joins forces with Agent Gustavson from the Nevada Gaming Commission to go after Hope and Ando.

On the Deveaux rooftop, Peter continues his training with Claude where he learns to control a telekinetic power he absorbed from Sylar during the Odessa Homecoming debacle. At the loft, Isaac tells Simone that he thinks Peter left New York. They argue over her relationship with him, and she tries to give back his loft key, but he refuses to take it.

Outside their hotel, Suresh tells Sylar that he's working on a way to inhibit the mutation that causes special abilities. Sylar looks worried about this but Suresh explains that not everyone can control their powers so this would be for those who don't want them. Sylar's fanatical attitude about finding all the others with abilities makes Suresh suspicious of this "Zane Taylor" he has partnered with.

Claire explains to her mom that her memory lapses might be caused by something else, but her mom won't listen and says that "dad's in charge." As they talk, her mom collapses.

While Claude and Peter discuss evolution on the rooftop, a dart hits Claude in the neck — the Haitian and Mr. Bennet have come calling. Peter stops the dart meant for him by freezing time. He then throws Claude off the rooftop and flies to the rescue in order to make their escape.

Janice tells Matt that she had the ring resized and learned that it was worth $40,000. When the jeweler accused her of stealing it, she told him that her husband had an explanation. Matt confesses how he got the diamonds. Their argument is interrupted by a phone call that leads to Matt's hasty departure.

When Claude wakes up in Peter's apartment, at first he blames Peter for Bennet finding him. But when Peter appears clueless about what he's talking about, Claude then figures out that Isaac must have led Mr. Bennet and the Haitian right to them. He admits that he was abducted by them years ago and that he now has to disappear all over again. He takes off, leaving Peter alone.

Ando discovers that Hope's pink bag is filled with stolen casino chips. As she puts a gun to his head, Hiro arrives with Gustavson, who demands his cut of the loot. Bullets start flying and Ando is hit in the arm. Hiro grabs Ando and pulls him into the luggage storage of a nearby bus. When Hope comes to kill Hiro, he stops time and the bullet, giving the police a chance to come to the rescue.

In the middle of the night, Sylar pays a visit to the woman with abnormal hearing. In the morning, Suresh and Sylar go back to talk to her. They then discover her dead and bloodied body. When he tells Sylar that they need to call the police, Sylar convinces him that this is a bad idea as all evidence points to them as being the murderers.

Matt arrives at a cemetery where Ted and Hana are waiting for him. Hana explains that they've been injected with a radioisotope used to track viruses in Africa and that a shipment of the needles used to do this was just sent to Primatech Paper. Matt says that the paper company is a dead end, but Hana assures him that it is not.

Claire tries to tell a doctor the truth of what's going on with her mom, but the doctor doesn't believe her. When Mr. Bennet arrives, Claire screams at him about erasing her mom's memory. He denies it at first. But as she continues to make a scene in the hospital hallways, Bennet then tells her that what she knows is dangerous and that he was just trying to protect his family.

As the police take Hope and Gustavson into custody, Hiro convinces Ando that the mission has become too dangerous and that he has to go home to Japan. He gives the key to the Nissan Versa to Ando and gets on a bus by himself to confront his destiny.

Mrs. Bennet returns home from the hospital with her family only to find a shocking surprise: Matt and Ted are lying in wait to confront the Bennets at gunpoint.

As Isaac finishes a painting of Peter, he realizes that the young man is standing right behind him. The two begin to argue and in a fit of rage, Peter telekinetically hurls Isaac across the room. Isaac quickly finds the gun Bennet gave him and shoots, but Peter becomes invisible to avoid being shot. Isaac whirls around and fires twice, but this time he hits something... Simone! With a startled look on her face, Simone crumples into Peter's arms and dies. As a horrified Isaac runs to his ex-lover's side, his apartment key slips from Simone's lifeless fingers.

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