Heroes (2006–2010)
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Chapter Fourteen 'Distractions' 

Claire finds it increasingly difficult to keep lying to her father, all the while knowing exactly what has happened all around her, while she makes plans to visit her biological mother. ... See full summary »


Jeannot Szwarc


Tim Kring (created by), Michael Green




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Santiago Cabrera ... Isaac Mendez
Jack Coleman ... Noah Bennet
Tawny Cypress ... Simone Deveaux
Noah Gray-Cabey ... Micah Sanders
Ali Larter ... Niki Sanders / Jessica Sanders
Masi Oka ... Hiro Nakamura
Hayden Panettiere ... Claire Bennet
Adrian Pasdar ... Nathan Petrelli
Milo Ventimiglia ... Peter Petrelli
Jessalyn Gilsig ... Meredith Gordon
James Kyson ... Ando Masahashi (as James Kyson Lee)
Zachary Quinto ... Sylar
Ashley Crow ... Sandra Bennet
Thomas Dekker ... Zach
Paula Newsome ... Dr. Witherson


Claire finds it increasingly difficult to keep lying to her father, all the while knowing exactly what has happened all around her, while she makes plans to visit her biological mother. Nikki's husband makes a deal for her release. Hiro's father wants him to return to Japan, and he scrambles to find a way to stay his own course, searching for the sword. Peter convinces Claude to help him understand his own powers, including Claude's invisibility. Written by Moviedude1

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English | Japanese

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5 February 2007 (USA) See more »

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Kaito Nakamura is portrayed by George Takei. Takei's mother's maiden name is Nakamura. See more »


In the opening scene, Peter and Claude are walking down a busy sidewalk, their characters are supposed to be invisible. (Claude is bumping into unsuspecting pedestrians, stealing scarves, etc.) Yet their reflections are visible in the windows they pass. See more »


[first lines]
Peter Petrelli: I don't see how petty theft is part of my training.
Claude: There's a lot you don't see. You've no idea how to use these gifts of yours properly.
Peter Petrelli: Yeah, and you know.
Claude: Right now your ability only shows up as a reflex, automatic, like swallowing. That's a dog's trick. Making it a conscious choice, using it. That's what makes you more than poodle.
Peter Petrelli: Is insulting me really going to help me learn to do this?
Claude: Listen you're the one who is a bomb threatening to go off and blow up me and everyone else...
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References The Invisible Man (1933) See more »


Hiro's Theme
Written by Wendy Melvoin & Lisa Coleman
Performed by Wendy Melvoin & Lisa Coleman
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23 February 2007 | by sysgoddessSee all my reviews

re: George Takei guest appearance: I was wondering how many might notice, and/or comment, on the limo's license plate. We nearly fell out of our seats when we first saw it and had to run the recording back several times and pause it and laugh at the joke for a minute or two before continuing. I've even watched the episode a time or two since just to catch it again. I wouldn't mind seeing George Takei appear in another episode or two and see if any other Trekkie references show up along with him. Leonard Nimoy would be a natural for a cameo here with Hiro's love of Trek and use of the Vulcan greeting. This one will probably end up being on of my favorite episodes. (This bloody software is the grammar & spelling police but forces run-on sentences, a minimum 10 line submission and doesn't seem to understand U.K. English, won't let me post anything without Americanizing - and capitalizing the preceding word - the spelling of everything even after noting that "some of these words are country specific spelling variations which you do not need to correct before you can submit your comment." It also claims I'm shouting in the summary when I use the proper NCC-1701 as the Summary or topic.) Ugh!

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