Monday, October 23, 2006


NBC Press Release

WHILE MATT FINDS MIND-READING GOOD FOR MARRIAGE, SEVERAL "HEROES" MUST FACE THE CONSEQUENCES OF TESTING THEIR UNIQUE ABILITIES OUT IN THE WORLD -- Confused after losing track of another block of time, Niki finds the police on her doorstep, searching for her fugitive husband D.L. Hawkins. Claire confesses to her father. Hiro and his friend get jumped by some Vegas high-rollers. Peter receives a life-changing message from an unlikely source. Meanwhile, Matt secretly uses his mind-reading ability to anticipate his wife's needs. Dismayed by recent events, Suresh makes plans to return to India to lay both his father's remains and his research to rest.

Re-cap of Episode Chapter 5: “Hiros”

The future Hiro meets Peter on the subway and tells him that he can only stay a short while otherwise he would risk a rift. Hiro instructs Peter to go back to Isaac and find out the location where they need to meet.

HRG and the Mysterious man have captured Nathan and are taking him to an undisclosed location. When Mrs. Bennet calls HRG to tell him of Claire’s accident Nathan escapes. When they chase him down he flies straight up into the air sub-sonically and then races away in a sonic burst.

Niki1 is found lying in bed and does NOT have the symbol on her back. Niki2 has completed the task and her debt is now erased. Niki1 cannot believe it but is shown the video as proof.

Peter cannot convince Mohinder to go back to Isaac’s to “Save the Cheerleader” but instead goes himself.

Hiro and Ando are thrown from a van into the outskirts of Las Vegas where they find the “Fly By Night” diner. After an argument Ando leaves and Hiro looking out the window sees Nathan Petrelli land in the parking lot of the diner.

In the meantime, Matt, using his newly homed ability makes a wonderful evening for his wife. Complete with porterhouse steaks, wine, music and romance.

Hiro tells Nathan that he too has special powers and tells him that he can bend time. He also tells him that New York explodes and that Nathan wins the election by a landslide.

HRG hears from Claire that Brody tried to rape her and that this isn’t the first time he’s done it. HRG has a polite talk with Brody, throttles him and then has the mysterious man wipe his entire mind free of memory.

Peter sets up Isaac’s paintings like the panels to a comic book and sees that an unfinished painting needs to be completed. Isaac wants money for drugs to finish it but Peter looks at the painting and determines that he can finish it himself. His eyes cloud over and he completes the painting. Claire, lying in a pool of blood, with her skull top missing and blood everywhere while the silhouette of a man looks over her body.

When Niki comes home a houseful of policeman are there waiting. They are very interested in D.L. as he has escaped custody. Niki asks for protection and the policemen get set to spring a trap. When someone comes in the back door the police et there trap only to catch Ando visiting Niki. He tells her that he thought she could help and that he found her information on “Whois” lookup. The police let Ando go.

Later, D.L. phases into Niki’s house.

Ando finds Hiro in the parking structure of the casino and asks him if they should try calling the painter again. When they do Peter answers the phone and tells them that he has a message for them…


* In the opening monologue Mohinder says, “When a change comes, some species feel the urge to migrate. They call it zugunruhe. A pull of the soul to a far-off place. Following a scent in the wind, a star in the sky. The ancient message comes, calling the kindred to take flight and gather together. Only then can they hope to survive the cruel season to come.”

* When Hiro stops time on the subway and Peter scans the crowd Hiro can be seen standing and reading a newspaper.

* Hiro’s message to Peter is “Save The Cheerleader, Save The World!”

* The subway car number is 2012.

* When HRG and MBG corner Nathan in the parking lot the billboard in the background is an advertisement for the Montecito Casino.

* Ando and Hiro are thrown out of a two tone brown Ford van with Nevada license plate # 295-ISX (?)

* The sign outside the diner reads: “GOOD FOOD – HAVE A NICE DAY”

* While Hiro and Ando are sitting at the diner Hiro talks about using “The Dark Side” a reference to Star Wars.

* The name of the restaurant on the outskirts of Las Vegas is the “Fly By Night Diner” The waitresses t-shirt says it is in Lake Mead, Nevada.

* Matt orders two Porterhouse steaks medium rare and one of every side from

* After Nathan gives Hiro a ride back to the casino Hiro emerges from the limo wearing a “Vote Petrelli” campaign button.

* Nathan says, “Vote Early, And Often” jokingly to Hiro. This is a reference often attributed to Chicago Mayor Richard Daley but was actually said by Al Capone.

* The band Lula is seen on the billboard of a taxi (this may be a fictional band.)

* Hiro says to Nathan, “Up, up and away!” which is a reference to Superman.

* A lighted billboard in the parking structure says, “King Chory - In The Lounge” This may be a fictional performer.

* A second lighted billboard in the parking structure says, “Illuminate.”

* Matt purchases a bottle of a Shirah from Sonoma Valley and Porterhouse steaks from Mickeys.

* Peter’s eyes turn white when he finishes the painting started by Isaac much like Isaac’s do when he is painting the future. This same thing happened to Claire when she was dead.

* A policeman tells Niki that D.L. “pulled a Houdini, slipped out of his cuffs” This is in reference to Harry Houdini (Ehrich Weiss) probably the most famous escape artist in history.

* The would-be thief at the convenience store has the words, “Legendary One” tattooed to his neck.

* Ando's screen name is “HuggerZ69” which is an Internet and forum board reference. Niki calls him “Hugger Z from Japan.”

* Ando tells Niki that he found her through “Whois Database” and website tracking service.


Episode 1
1) Hiro has a screen saver on his computer that looks like a painting (Uluru) from a comic book by Isaac.
2) Micah and Hiro are both reading a comic book called “9th Wonder” with images that look like paintings by Isaac.
3) Peter is the in-home hospice nurse for Simone’s dying/sick father.
4) Simone is Isaac’s girlfriend.
5) Isaac has painted the train wreck where Claire saved a worker.
6) Claire’s “father” (Mr. Bennet) is following Mohinder.
7) Micah constructed a pinhole camera to view the eclipse. The same eclipse that Isaac painted earlier and Peter watched from the back of Mohinder’s taxi.
8) Hiro’s co-worker, Ando, has a video of Niki on his computer.
9) Nathan Petrelli is on TV in Isaac’s studio. “Nathan Petrelli served his country in Bosnia” commercial is playing.

Graphic Novel One: Monsters (Mohinder)
1) The blue Nissan Versa that Hiro and Ando rented in Los Angeles is shown heading towards the eclipse in New York City.
2) Mohinder is being photographed by Mr. Bennett
3) The eclipse is shown in numerous scenes in the graphic novel.
4) Peter and Nathan, Hiro, Claire, Isaac and Niki surround Mohinder in one scene.
5) Hidden scenes from graphic novel (click on page 1) show Hiro witnessing the explosion from episode two and teleporting back to Tokyo.

Episode 2
1) A strange symbol (DNA helix) made an appearance in many places during episode 2: It was found in Isaac’s apartment in paintings (at least 7 times), on a post-it note stuck to Mohinder’s Hero map, on Chandra Suresh’s laptop computer from the jump drive, on Peter’s “future” stick drawing, in the pool (hose) at the home of the murdered man and his wife.
2) Isaac Mendez is the artist of the 9th Wonders comic book. Hiro discovers himself on the cover of the comic book and finds a picture on the back page of Isaac with his picture shown and his address listed.
3) The voice of Nathan Petrelli seeking votes in the 14th District of New York is on Chandra Suresh’s voice mail.
4) A message from Sylar is on Chandra Suresh’s voice mail.
5) One of the murder victims has his head sawn off and his brains scraped out. Later on we learn that the same fate happened to Isaac Mendez.
6) Hiro visits Isaac’s studio in New York.
7) Mohinder, Isaac, and Peter have all drawn the symbol. Mohinder’s stick-it note, Isaac’s paintings, and Peter’s drawing.
8) The symbol shows up randomly in many other places.
9) There is a picture of the moon on the wall in Chandra Suresh’s apartment. Chandra means moon!

Graphic Novel Two: The Crane (Hiro)
1) The blue Nissan Versa that Hiro and Ando rented in Los Angeles is shown heading towards the eclipse in New York City.
2) Hiro's teleportation skills and time warp exploits are discussed.
3) Hiro works for Yamagoto Industries as a Level 3 Programmer.
4) Hidden scenes from graphic novel (click on page 6) show Nathan Petrelli passing in front of his campaign posters. A fire truck passes Nathan on the street on the way to some emergency.

Episode 3
1) Ando downloads a video of Niki Sanders from the Internet to his iPod.
2) Mohinder calls Mr. Bennett “Horned Rimmed Glasses”!
3) Hiro calls Issac on the phone from Japan but Isaac hangs up on him.
4) Peter tells Nathan that he is going to search for Chandra Suresh.
5) Chadra Suresh’s book “Activating Evolution” is found in Mohinder’s apartment and Sylar’s apartment and Peter Petrelli also has a copy.
6) Nathan Petrelli’s photograph is found on the map in Sylar’s apartment.
7) Both Paul E. Sylar and Chandra Suresh have similar maps in their apartments.
8) seen on Ando’s iPod.
9) Isaac draws image of Peter kissing Simone.

Graphic Novel Three: Trial By Fire (Nathan)
1) The blue Nissan Versa that Hiro and Ando rented in Los Angeles is shown heading towards the eclipse in New York City.
2) Nathan Petrelli political posters are all over the city.
3) Nathan saves a girl from a fire. Claire saves a man from a fire.
4) Clickable link from graphic novel directs you to Nathan Petrelli’s political commercial.

Episode 4
1) Matt Parkman is abducted by HRG.
2) Niki and Micah pass Hiro and Ando in the casino as Niki is being lead to her meeting with Linderman.
3) Nathan wants $2 million in contributions from Linderman. Is this the same $2 million that D.L. took from Linderman?
4) Mohinder Suresh confronts Nathan outside his campaign headquarters.
5) Peter finds his way to Chandra and Mohinder Suresh’s apartment.
6) HRG and the mysterious man enter Nathan’s hotel room as he and Niki sleep.
7) Peter meets the future Hiro on the subway.
8) Claire Bennet, Isaac Mendez and Peter Petrelli have all experienced a strange change in the color of their eyes (clear/white.) Claire when dead, Isaac when painting, and Peter (in preview) when with Isaac.

Graphic Novel Four: Aftermath (Claire)
1) The blue Nissan Versa that Hiro and Ando rented in Los Angeles is shown heading towards the eclipse in New York City.
2) Brody asks Claire, “What are you?” He has seen her abilities and knows that she is not normal.
3) Clickable link directs you to Claire Bennet’s MySpace webpage.

Episode 5
1) HRG and Mysterious man take Nathan Petrelli captive.
2) Hiro sees Nathan land in the parking lot. Nathan gives Hior a ride back to the casino in Las Vegas.
3) Peter goes to Isaac’s studio and tells him that they are all connected.
4) Peters eyes go white when he is painting, much like Claire’s when she was dead and Isaac’s when he was painting in his drug-induced trance.
5) HRG attacks Brody and has the Mysterious man wipe Brody’s memory.
6) Ando meets Niki at her house.
7) D.L. phases into Niki’s house.
8) Hiro calls Isaac again and Peter Petrelli answers. Peter tells Hiro he has a message for him.

Graphic Novel Five: Snapshot (D.L. Hawkins)
1) The blue Nissan Versa that Hiro and Ando rented in Los Angeles is shown heading towards the eclipse in New York City.
2) The Snapshot is of D.L. Hawkins, Niki and Micah.
3) The hidden link is to a viral marketing page for the 2007 Nissan Versa

Nathan Petrelli

While its seems evident that both Nathan and Peter have the ability to fly, or in the case of Peter, at least levitate, it occurs to me that Nathan has more control since he has used his power longer, or known about it longer. He suppresses his power because he is concentrating on becoming a congressman and any weirdness surrounding him would cause his campaign to falter.

Episode 1
1) Is running for Congress 14th District New York City
2) Tries to get Peter to forget flying.
3) Flies to save his brother from falling.

Episode 2
1) Tries to convince Peter to forget about flying.
2) Tells Peter he tried to commit suicide.

Episode 3
1) Tells the public that Peter tried to commit suicide at a pep rally.

Graphic Novel Three: Nathan (Trial by Fire)
1) Saves a young girl from a fire.
2) Leaves his coat and a campaign button at the scene.

Episode 4
1) Nathan knows Linderman and wants his money for his campaign.
2) Nathan admits that Linderman owned his father.
3) Nathan wants Peter to disappear for a while.
4) Nathan meets Mohinder Suresh.
5) Nathan meets Niki.
6) Nathan tells Niki that he has two sons.

Episode 5
1) Is captured by HRG and the Mysterious man.
2) Escapes from HRG and the Mysterious man.
3) Flies away from HRG and the MM at sonic speed.
4) Lands in a skid in the parking lot of a diner on the outskirts of Vegas.
5) Knows that Hiro thinks he has powers also.
6) Gives Hiro a ride back to Vegas.
7) Confront Niki who tells him he will be blackmailed.
8) Nathan turns around and blackmails Ms. Sakamoto (Linderman’s secretary). He gets an additional 2 million dollars.

Peter Petrelli

Is it true that Peter can only fly when he is upset or angry? I think that he has yet to understand or practice his skill and that it may take a while before he can truly control his power. There is no doubt that Peter is an empath. Whether he can assimilate someone else’s power remains to be seen.

Episode 1
1) Peter is an in-home nurse.
2) He works for Simone and Charles Deveaux.
3) Dreams of himself flying.

Episode 2
1) Levitates for a few moments while under stress.
2) Draws a stick figure of himself and Nathan flying (includes symbol on drawing.)

Episode 3
1) Practices flying in the school yard (nice touch of the kid with the cape by the way!)
2) Finds book “Activating Evolution” by Chandra Suresh
3) Tells his brother that he is going to look for Chandra Suresh.
3) Tells Simone that he loves her.

Episode 4
1) Has relationship with Simone Deveaux.
2) Lives at apartment 1407.
3) Goes to Chandra Suresh’s apartment and meets Mohinder.
4) Peter meets the future Hiro on the subway.

Episode 5
1) Knows that Hiro Nakamura can bend time.
2) Cannot convince Mohinder to go back to Isaac’s.
3) Finishes Isaac’s unfinished painting in a strange trance.
4) Tells Hiro that he has a message for him.

Claire Bennett

Claire may be the most important of all the Heroes. On an altruistic level her power means more to the human race than any other. Immortality cannot be far away from rapid cellular regeneration once it is understood. The search for her birthparents may be a critical point to the story and don’t be surprised to find out that Claire has siblings (other than the brother shown). She may be someone that Sylar has his sights on to victimize. And don’t forget that Zach knows all about Claire’s extraordinary powers.

Claire’s “accidents”:

Episode 1
1) Two foot pole through the neck
2) Jumping from a high structure
2a) Dislocated shoulder
2b) Ribs sticking out through skin
3) Fingers caught in the garbage compactor
4) Intense fire at train wreck
5) Multiple stab wounds in the chest
6) Possible exposure to radiation (as reported on news from train wreck “The train is registered to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission…”)
7) Hit by a truck (As seen in Episode: Chapter 2 preview)

Episode 2
1) Broken neck (head twisted all the way around) in an accident on the football field.

In Theatre Trailer
1) Broken every bone in her body.

Episode 3
1) Piece of wood punctured through skull (which evidently kills her?).
2) Survives an autopsy.

Episode 4
1) Pieces her cut-up chest muscles and skin together
2) Survives head-on collision with a wall.

Graphic Novel 4: Aftermath (Claire)
1) Head through windshield of car / head-on collision
2) Saves Brody from burning car / burned on arms
3) Explosion of car rips her back open
(How many chearleader uniforms does Claire own?)
4) Pulls glass shard from her thigh.

Episode 5
No "accidents" seen in this episode.

Mr. Bennett (Horn Rimmed Glasses or HRG) :
The actions of Mr. Bennet in the first four episodes do not lend well to determining if he is good or evil. In some instances he appears evil and sinister and in others he appears good. He has obvious affections for his adoptive daughter, Claire, but has captured Matt Parkman and directed the Mysterious Man to wipe his memory. He tries to take Nathan also but Nathan appears to escape (from preview of episode six.) There remains the possibility that he is researching and studying “Heroes” in an attempt to find Sylar. And he has an obvious link to Mr. Linderman. At this point, however, from the information given to us by the writers it is impossible to determine his allegiance.

One other thing that bothers me about Mr. Bennet… when he was in Suresh’s apartment looking over Chandra’s research his phone rang, which alerted Mohinder to his presence. Who was on the phone? Was it his superior? Or could it have been one of his “employees” calling for instructions? There is still a great deal of mystery surrounding this character.

Mr. Bennett (Claire’s “father”)

Episode 1
1) Seen in Mohinder Suresh’s father’s apartment after his death collecting research and data.
2) He gets into Mohinder’s cab in New York City. (Matrix reference: "…but I'm sure there are a lot of Suresh's where you're from, it's like Smith or Anderson." Smith and Anderson are the antagonist and protagonist in the Matrix.
3) Adoptive “Father” of Claire Bennett.

Episode 2
1) Mr. Bennett (HRG) may be Sylar but more information is needed to verify.
2) Mr. Bennett (HRG) has Zach’s tape of Claire’s “accidents.”
3) His allegiance has yet to be identified.

Episode 3
1) Points out Brody and asks if he is the quarterback (I think that Brody may be working for HRG)
2) In previews for episode four he is seen looking at Matt Parkman who is in a hospital bed / research facility.

Episode 4
1) Abducts and studies and has Matt Parkman’s memory erased.
2) With the help of the Mysterious man, HRG abducts Nathan.
3) HRG obviously knows Mr. Linderman (or has ties to Lindermam) as he has access to Nathan’s hotel room in the casino.

Episode 5
1) Captures but loses Nathan Petrelli.
2) Knows that Nathan can fly at sonic speeds.
3) Finds out from Claire that Brody attempted to rape her and other girls fro school.
4) Confronts Brody and has the Mysterious man wipe his mind.

Issac Mendez

Like Hiro, Isaac has seen a fragment of the future. He knows that the attack on New York, and perhaps the entire world, has to be stopped. As an artist, the most accessible medium to send out your message is through the mass production and distribution of your comic. So he decides to tell the story in the pages of 9thWonders! (Cool name for a comic, BTW) and decides to include his address inside the pages! Has Isaac begun his search for the Heroes? Perhaps he feels they will come to him if they know where he lives? Is a gathering of the Heroes eminent? Is this why Sylar killed Isaac? If so, then it would prove that Sylar is afraid of the combined powers of the Heroes. And that would mean—game on! And what role will Simone and her father play in the drama? They have been very quiet the past two episodes but I can’t shake the feeling that they will be crucially important in future episodes.

Isaac’s Bio (from the back page of the comic book):

“Published by writer / artist:
Isaac Mendez
215 Reed Street, # 7
New York, New York 10010

Urged on by his instructor, Dominick Cabalo, Isaac honed his art skills and took various summer classes to help develop his craft. It wasn’t until high school when he began winning illustration contests.

With even more classes in illustration and art design classes under his belt, Isaac moved to New York and soon after, high school took various courses in college for comic book illustration.

It wasn’t until the annual New York Comic-Convention that he caught the eye of Comacho Comics and they hired him on the spot.

He worked there for 3 years, all the while learning the ins and outs of the business. _____ 2002, he self-published his own line of comics ____ ____ his old uncle Burk’s name – one of the ____ ____ ____ ____. We hope you all enjoy _____ _____ _____ wonders!

Logo designed by:
Dom Cabalo

_____ “

Note: While the address in the comic book states that Isaac’s address is 215 Reed Street the red-border sign on the outside of his door reads “681” or “661.”

Isaac Mendez:

Episode 1
1) Isaac Mendez has a large painting of Uluru hanging over his bed, which implicates him as the artist of “9th Wonders”, making Hiro and Micah his fans. Hiro goes searching for him while he is in New York.
2) The painting that Isaac is covering with black paint is of a hand holding a vial of foaming or boiling liquid. This looks like the ability of a future hero.

Episode 2
1) Isaac is found by Hiro in his studio with the top of his head sawn off and his brains scraped out.
2) He is the artist of the 9thWonders! Comic books.
3) Isaac may be the originator of the symbol. Perhaps painted first in one of his future paintings.
4) He dies on November 8th, the same day as the explosion in New York City.
5) Isaac lives at 215 Reed Street, # 7, N.Y., N.Y., 10010 (from back page of comic book.)

Episode 3
1) Isaac forces Simone away and breaks off their relationship.
2) He insists to Simone that he can paint the future.

Episode 4
1) Isaac has a drug-induced vision in which Claire is running away from Uluru during (or near) homecoming and a confrontation occurs in the Union Wells High School amphitheatre.
2) He calls himself a hero for the very first time.
3) Isaac paints in a drug-induced trance with pure white eyes. (See connections with Claire and Peter.)

Episode 5
1) Refuses to finish the unfinished painting.
2) When Peter finishes the painting Isaac tells him that they must save the girl!

Isaac’s paintings:

Episode 1
1) Eclipse of the sun.
2) Suicide terrorist bombing of a bus in Israel.
3) A hand holding a foaming or boiling glass of liquid.
4) Train wreck and ensuing explosion.
5) Nuclear explosion in New York City.
6) Image of Peter Petrelli (with coat tails flying) falling from a building.
7) Image of Claire Bennett in her cheerleading uniform and an outstretched hand.

Graphic Novel One: Monsters
1) Isaac paints the explosion over New York City on the floor of his studio.

Episode 2
1) Nuclear explosion in New York City, now painted on the floor of his studio.
2) Small color painting of mushroom cloud in corner of studio.
3) Painting of Peter Petrelli falling/flying.
4) Small black and white drawing of mushroom cloud in corner of studio.
5) The painting of the hand holding a foaming/boiling glass of liquid now has “the symbol” painted over it into the black paint.
6) The symbol is found in at least seven (or eight) different paintings.
7) Yellow painting, with blue and red lines (obscured by camera angle) on wall in Isaac’s apartment (when Hiro faints.)
8) Unfinished page to 9thWonders! comic book.

Episode 3
1) Painting of Claire talking to Zach (segue from painting to real-life scene).
2) Painting of the silhouette of Simone holding the painting of a man.
3) Painting of the eclipse.
4) Painting of the symbol.
5) Sketch of Peter and Simone kissing in the rain under the red umbrella.

Episode 4
1) Painting of Claire reaching out.
2) Painting of Peter Petrelli reaching out (lockers doors around him.)
3) Painting of the eclipse.
4) Painting of a woman that looks like Niki but could be Claire.
5) Painting of the terrorist bus bombing in Israel.
6) Painting of Peter Petrelli flying (coat tails flying.)
7) Painting of Uluru standing alone.
8) Painting of Uluru(?) chasing Claire at the amphitheatre.
9) Painting of Hiro and Ando with a bloodstained (?) HOMECOMING banner over their heads.
10) Sketch of Peter and Simone kissing in the rain under the red umbrella.

Episode 5
1) Train wreck.
2) Hiro and Ando at Homecoming with blood splatter.
3) Claire with an outstretched hand.
4) Peter and the flying lockers.
5) The eclipse.
6) Claire and Uluru (?) at the amphitheater.
7) Silhouette of Simone olding another painting.
8) Unfinished painting of a silhouette of a man.
9) Finished painting (by Peter) of silhouette of a man looking over the bloody body of Claire. The top of her skull looks like it is missing.

Hiro Nakamura

Hiro has seen a glimpse of the future and he is very frightened. Now that he knows what will happen what will he do to prevent it? Obviously, our young programmer friend will not be able to convince anyone that the end of the world is near (whoever in T.V. does?) While a bit weak-kneed after the Isaac be-skulling (all right, you tell be what word to use here ‘cause it sure ain’t beheading!) Hiro will need to find a way to marshal his strength to help save the world. Ando will serve as his guide in America. This should be very interesting!

Hiro’s “events”:

Episode 1
1) Makes the clock stop and reverse for one second.
2) Causes the subway to be fourteen seconds late.
3) Teleports into the women’s room of a nightclub.
4) Teleports from Tokyo to Times Square, New York City.

Episode 2
1) Discovers himself as the subject of a comic book.
2) Warps time (October 2nd to November 8th and back again.)
3) Teleports from Isaac’s apartment in New York City to Tokyo just before being eliminated by an explosion.

Episode 3
1) Stops time to save a little girl from being hit by a truck.

Episode 4
1) Stops time to place the roulette ball on Black 26 and to tip the martini glass to keep it from falling over on the hostess’ tray.
2) Stops time to take three aces from the Cowboy gambler’s hand and place them in Ando’s in a high stakes poker game.
3) Stops time and propels himself from the future to meet Peter Petrelli on the subway.
4) Seems to have picked up a swagger and a katana in the future. (He is much more self-possessed and confident in his future guise.)

Episode 5
1) Future Hiro leaves a message for himself through Peter.
2) Is thrown from a van into the desert.
3) Argues with Ando who leaves.
4) Sees Nathan Petrelli land in the parking lot of the diner.
5) Catches a ride back to Vegas with Nathan.
6) Finds that he cannot drive the car.
7) Meets back up with Ando.
8) Calls Isaac and gets a message from Peter.

Mohinder Suresh

Mohinder is the narrator of the story and the catalyst behind the search for Patient Zero. In the end he may bring all the Heroes together to fight the evil (Sylar?) and its allies. The advantage that Mohinder has is his father’s book of answers and his research notes. The need to find out how his father died will be outweighed by his need to find Patient Zero and stop the villain (Sylar?) and his group. Eden may have been introduced as a love interest but Mohinder will need to keep an eye on her until she declares her allegiance.

Mohinder Suresh:

Episode 1
1) Is reconstructing the map in his father’s apartment of supposed Hero activity.
2) Finds audiocassette tape labeled “Sylar” on the floor in his father’s apartment.
3) Believes that mutated or “different” genetic codes may be the next step in evolution.
4) Is being followed by Mr. Bennett.
5) Has his father’s folder of Hero incidents.
6) Is not heard entering his father’s apartment.

Graphic Novel One: Monsters
1) Mohinder has a fixation with the Hindu goddess Kali.
2) The Suresh family is not overly religious.

Episode 2
1) Is not heard entering his father’s apartment. Hmmm….
2) Believes that the answer to patient zero is in the genetic code.
3) Finds genetic information on a portable hard drive in his father’s apartment.
4) Has an image of the symbol on his map.

Episode 3
1) Finds his father’s notebook inside the laptop computer.
2) Finds a house or apartment key with no indication what it is for.
3) Breaks into Sylar’s apartment.

Episode 4
1) Seeks out Nathan Petrelli.
2) Is found by Peter Petrelli.
3) Receives his father’s ashes.
4) Travels with Peter to Isaac’s studio to confirm the stories.
5) Is with Peter Petrelli on the subway when Hiro stops time.

Episode 5
1) Refuses to believe that saving the cheerleader will help anything.
2) decides not to accompany Peter back to Isaac’s studio.

Niki Sanders

Niki’s mirror double may be the most powerful of all the Heroes we have met. Does she need Niki to survive or would she continue to thrive in the mirror world even if Niki were dead? The implication is that Niki and her double are on the edge between what is right and wrong and that she/they could easily cross over at any time. The glimpses of her doppelganger that we have seen tell us that she is capable of great harm. And this isn’t the first time… Nike may also have feelings for Nathan Petrelli but we’ll have to wait to see if this relationship develops. We do find out that Nathan is a married man with two sons and that may have some bearing on the relationship.

Niki Sanders:

Episode 1
1) Niki’s occupation is a video stripper.
2) Is capture by two of Mr. Linderman’s thugs.
2) Finds the thugs dead in a very gruesome attack in her garage studio after waking up.
3) Her double communicates with her through the mirror.
4) Has very smart son.

Episode 2
1) Mirror double cleans up the mess from the killings.
2) Mirror double purchases red 1966 Cadillac convertible.
3) Mirror double leaves a note in the glove compartment and a map with the bodies in the trunk of the car.
4) Lives at 37 Parker Street, Henderson, NV. 89014 (Auto registration iformation.)

Episode 3
1) Explains why D.L. was captured (stole 2 million dollars from Linderman).
2) Is told that D.L. has escaped the authorities.

Episode 4
1) Is taken to casino by Nevada policeman.
2) Is told by Linderman’s secretary, Ms. Sakamoto, that she can work off her debt.
3) Niki1 meets Nathan Petrelli.
4) Niki2 beats up one of Linderman’s thugs in an elevator.
5) Niki2 has relationship with Nathan Petrelli.
6) Niki2 has a tattoo of the symbol on her back (Niki1 does not.)

Episode 5
1) Does not have the symbol tattoo on her back.
2) Has her debt erased by Niki2’s actions with Nathan.
3) Tells Nathan that he will be blackmailed by Linderman.
4) Is told by police that D.L. has escaped.
5) Meets Ando at her house.

Micah Sanders

Genius, technopath and polymath, young Micah is another child of two individuals with unique powers. Does this amplify the degree of the power? If so Micah may be a power to be reckoned with in the future. He may know more than he lets on too.

Episode 1
1) Re-solders the logic board on his computer.
2) Reads the comic 9th Wonders! with cover of Uluru.
3) Is called gifted by the principal of the school.

Episode 2
1) Sleeps through the burial of the two dead thugs sent by Linderman.

Episode 3

Episode 4
1) Plays scrabble.
2) Knows what his mom does in the garage and calls it acting.
3) Plays scrabble.
4) Is called a boy-genius by his mother.

Episode 5
1) Tells the police that D.L. has done nothing wrong.

D.L. Hawkins

Although not yet seen in any episode (1-4) D.L. Hawkins is important and has seen considerable discussion on the boards. Niki tells us in episode two that D.L. is on the run from the police but insider information tells us that he is in prison and has the ability to walk through walls. Could he be on the run after escaping from prison? That possibility exists. But why was he in prison? Could he have taken the fall for one of Niki’s earlier mirror-double murders? It is possible that D.L. could walk through walls and took the blame knowing he could escape at any time. But why did he wait until he was in prison? Couldn’t he have walked out of the jail cell prior to his trial just as easily? Perhaps his power is one that does not manifest itself until a trauma occurs?

From and NBC Press release October 5th, 2006:
"... a fugitive from justice (D.L. Hawkins) continues to baffle authorities who twice have been unable to contain him. "

Episode 3
1) Stole 2 million dollars from Linderman and killed his accomplices (?)

Episode 4
Not mentioned

Episode 5
1) Has escaped from the authorities.
2) Phase shifts into Niki’s house.

Eden McKenzie

This character is shrouded in conjecture and rightly so. When Mohinder first meets her and introduces himself she fails to give him her name. She also tells him that his father shared his theories with her. But why would he do that? It does not seem to make sense to me that a genetics Professor working on a key to special powers would share that information with an antique bookstore employee. Even a lonely old professor would not share sensitive information. I think that she may be a mole or a plant that is destined to side with the Heroes.

Eden McKenzie:

Episode 1
Not seen in pilot

Episode 2
1) Rescues Mohinder from the “Exterminator.” She picks up his gun and chases the “operative” away.
2) Notices voice mail messages on Chandra Suresh’s phone.
3) Finds portable hard drive in lizard tank.
4) Discussed theories with Chandra Suresh. This seems a bit odd to me. Why would Mohinder’s father discuss this very important information with her? Could she be a mole?

Episode 3
1) Finds Chandra Suresh’s notebook in the computer.
2) Goes with Mohinder to Sylar’s apartment.
3) Does not look surprised when Sylar’s apartment is emptied.

Episode 4
1) Knows that Peter Petrelli has come to see Mohinder.
2) Delivers the ashes of Chandra Suresh to Mohinder.
3) Hears that Peter believes that he is a Hero and can mimic other’s abilities.

Episode 5
Not found.

Matt Parkman

His ability will prove to be vitally important should all the Heroes gather together. He will be the central processor, the listening post and the command center. He may be the one who ultimately makes all the connections between characters. Does he use his skills as a detective and thought-reader to dig too deep?

Episode 1
Not found in pilot

Episode 2
1) Hears the thoughts of the little girl (Molly Walker) who is hiding.
2) Hears thoughts of policewoman 1 (CIA Agent.)
3) Hears thoughts of Audrey Hanson (FBI Agent.)

Episode 3
1) Hears the thoughts of Audrey Hanson (FBI Agent)
2) Is recruited by FBI after Audrey Hanson learns of his ability.
3) Hears the thoughts of his wife, Janice.
4) Hears the thoughts of many patrons at the bar.
5) Cannot hear the thoughts of the mysterious man at the bar.
6) Passes out at the bar.

Episode 4
1) Is drugged by HRG and the mysterious man.
2) Wakes up in the laboratory/facility of HRG and is being studied.
3) HRG wants the mysterious man to go deep and clear his mind.

Episode 5
1) Wakes up in his own home with no memory of HRG.
2) Uses his ability to please his wife (in every way possible.)
3) Talks a would-be thief from committing an armed robbery.
4) Hears an overload of voices which causes pain and confusion.


(According to Mohinder Suresh, Paul E. Sylar is Patient Zero) Could Sylar be the result of genetic testing gone very wrong? Was he created by a covert scientific government organization? And whom does he work for? While his voice is similar to that of Mr. Bennett (HRG) I do not feel that they are one and the same person. It is obvious that Sylar is using his power for evil. His power may be the ability to assimilate others powers. His name is being associated with mass murder and that’s never good. There is no doubt that Chandra Suresh was working with Sylar but probably only as a means to uncover the identities of the Heroes. It is most likely that Sylar killed Professor Suresh and may even be responsible for following Mohinder.

Paul E. Sylar:

Episode 1
1) The name “Sylar” found on a cassette tape by Mohinder in Chandra Suresh’s apartment.

Graphic Novel One: Monsters
1) Syler is named “Patient Zero” by Mohinder Suresh.

Episode 2
1) “Sylar” mentioned by policewoman2 at murder scene in connection to a murder (or murders) in Barstow, CA.
2) Name repeated by Matt Parkman to policewoman1
3) Policewoma1 said, “Sylar, the last words of a dying victim.”
4) Heard on Chandra Suresh’s voice mail… “The hunger… I can’t control it!”

Episode 3
1) Tries to kidnap Molly Walker (this is not a confirmed Sylar incident.)
2) Gets shot by Matt Parkman.
3) Regenerates and teleports away from scene.
4) Lives at: 1146 Trenton Place Apt. 1B, Queens, N.Y. 11011

Galley Photographs
1) Full name Paul E. Sylar (Birth Announcement – Denver Chronicle)
2) Birthdate: June 11, 1962 (Birth Announcement – Denver Chronicle)
3) Newspaper article w/ headline: “Prime suspect wanted in gruesome murders”
4) Photograph of altar boy holding book (Bible?)
5) Enlarged microscope image of cells (?) or insects(?)

Episode 4
1) Mentioned only once by Mohinder to Peter.

Episode 5
1) Perhaps is the silhouette of the man in the unfinished painitng.


Episode 1
1) First seen on 9th Wonders! Comic book (read by Micah)
2) Is the wallpaper on Hiro’s computer desktop.

Episode 2
Not found.

Episode 3
Not found.

Episode 4
1) Painting by Isaac of Uluru standing alone (seen in Isaac’s apartment.)
2) Isaac paints Claire running away from Uluru at the Union Wells High School amphitheatre.

Episode 5
Not found.

The Symbol

The symbol appears to be a shadow (or an eclipse) of the human DNA helix. The intersecting horizontal lines seem to be markers where the DNA has mutated. This is possibly the super-genome or a “new” or “mutated” protein that identifies the Heroes. It can be found in too many locations (see below) to be a mere coincidence. Is it a calling card to those with special powers? And will they rally around it?

Episode 1
1) Found on 9th Wonders! Comic book that Micah was reading (Uluru issue – upper left hand corner)

Episode 2
1) The symbol appears in Isaac’s apartment in at least twelve (and probably more) different paintings.
2) Found on a post-it note on Mohinder’s map in his father’s apartment.
3) Seen on the laptop computer from the jump drive: it appears twice in the breaks of the genetic code as it scrolls across the screen.
4) Recorded by Peter in the upper right hand corner of his stick drawing.
5) Found in the pool (hose in water) at the home of the murdered Walker’s.
6) (Possible) Inside Chandra Suresh’s lizard tank. Piece of wood shaped like symbol.
7) (Possible) Multiple symbols found in the dirt where Niki was burying her double’s victims.
8) Two instances on the cover of the 9th Wonders! Comic book (with Hiro on cover.) Found in the upper left hand corner of comic and in the background of the drawing in Times Square.
9) (Possible) Fousnd in background of Times Square when Hiro teleports to New York City.

Episode 3
1) Seen on Hiro’s comic book (twice) (Comic with Hiro on the cover.)
2) Found twice on the book “Activating Evolution” by Chandra Suresh.
3) Mohinder’s laptop computer shows genetic code and the symbol is seen in the breaks of code at least twice.
4) Claire’s geometry book has the symbol printed on it in red ink.
5) Isaac’s studio shows another painting with the symbol on it.
6) The map in Sylar’s apartment shows at least five photographs. Each photo has the symbol printed on the photo.
7) Found on the necklace of the mysterious man in the bar that Matt could not “read.”

Episode 4
1) Seen on the mysterious mans necklace again twice. Once by Matt Parkman when the Mysterious man comes to clear his memory and once in Las Vegas when the mysterious man comes to take Nathan away from the hotel room.
2) Seen on Chandra Suresh’s book “Activating Evolution” again (x’s 2).
3) Found on the map in Mohinder’s apartment on a post-it note.
4) Niki2 has a tattoo of the symbol on her right upper back.

Episode 5
1) Seen again on Hiro’s katana. It is printed in gold on both the front and the back of the handle.
2) Seen on the mysterious black man’s necklace (X’s 2). Once, when taking Nathan through the parking structure and once when confronting Brody in the hospital.


There has been some discussion concerning mutated and/or manipulated DNA as the reason behind our Heroes powers. But why would someone go through the trouble of sawing the top of someone’s head off and scraping out the brains if it wasn’t important. I can’t think of a psychological reason why this might be done but for research purposes it makes sense. Einstein had his brain removed and studied after his death. Perhaps the powers we are seeing are not genetic manipulations at all but rather from evolution and the power of the brain. Why then the double helix symbol? Mohinder Suresh began the series with the question, “"People only use 10% of their brains, what if they used more?” Could this then be the real reason behind their powers? Have our Heroes somehow found a way to tap into additional brainpower? And, is Sylar being controlled by Mr. Bennett (HRG)? And the question that I keep asking myself, “What is Sylar’s power?” Could he assimilate others abilities?

Episode 1
No reference or images to brains found.

Episode 2
1) Molly Walker’s father had the top of his skull opened up and presumably the brains removed.
2) Isaac (five weeks into the future) has his skull opened and brains removed.

Episode 3
1) In Sylar’s apartment Eden finds an open book with some brain operation depicted.
2) Claire is impaled in the brain by a large piece of wood.

Episode 4
1) Claire has a large piece of wood removed from her brain by the coroner.
2) Zach tells Claire that her brain was “rebooted.”

Episode 5
1) In the finished version of the unfinished painting Claire is shown in a pool of blood with the top of her skull missing. The inference that her brains are gone is implied.

Pop-culture references in Heroes:

In the world of Heroes there has been quite a few mentions to pop-culture. Most notably Hiro and Ando discuss Star Trek and comic books. I have attempted a list of pop-culture references here as part of the documentation of the Heroes world.

Episdoe 1
1) Star Trek – Hiro and Ando discuss the series.
2) “Boldly go where no man has gone before.” Star Trek reference and part of the series signature
3) Song “Mustang Sally”- written and performed by Mack Rice and best known through a cover by Wilson Pickett. We are unsure who performed this version.
4) “Don’t pull a Roger Clinton on me!” said by Nathan Petrelli – Roger Clinton was the brother of President Bill Clinton and was known for his somewhat erratic and/or eccentric behavior.
5) Godzilla model on Hiro’s desk – from Japanese movie.
6) There are two other models/action figures on Hiro’s desk that may be from Dragon Ball z.
7) Spock’s Death Grip – Star Trek reference.
8) The song “Eyes” by Rogue Wave.
9) The song “I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (Road to Joy)" by Bright Eyes.
10) “Beam me up Scotty!” – Reference to Star Trek usually spoken by Captain Kirk to Engineer Scott.
11) Song “I Want It That Way” by the Backstreet Boys - karaoke in bar.
12) X-Men no. 143 and Kitty Pride – reference to the X-Men Comic books by Hiro to Ando.
13) “Boldly go where no man has gone before.” Star Trek reference and part of the series signature.

Graphic Novel One: Monsters
1) Nissan Versa driving towards the eclipse in New York City.
2) Kali – Hindu goddess of Ultimate Reality and Source of Being but is also a figure of annihilation.

Episode 2
1) Unidentified Bollywood song – When Hiro first reads the comic.
2) Hiroshima – site in Japan of nuclear detonation.
3) 1966 red Cadillac convertible – belonging to Niki.
4) Amber alert – mentioned by policewomen concerning the search for Molly Walker.
5) Kix cereal – being eaten by murder victim prior to being frozen.
6) Human genome project - Project goals were to identify all the approximately 20,000-25,000 genes in human DNA, determine the sequences of the 3 billion chemical base pairs that make up human DNA, and store this information in databases.
7) Policeman asks Hiro if he ate the brains – Possible reference to the many Zombie movies including “Dawn of the Dead.”
8) Merry Marvel Marching Society – Defunct Marvel comic book fan club. Hiro is an honorary member.
9) Space time continuum – Star Trek reference - Hiro and police officer in Isaac’s studio. Her says, “Star Trek.” And the police officer says, “He says he can bend the space/time continuum.”
10) Spock’s Vulcan hand sign – Another Star Trek reference - the sign was done by Hiro.
11) End of the world / nuclear explosion – October 2nd, 2006 11:52AM or 11:53AM.

Graphic Novel Two: The Crane (Hiro)
1) Nissan Versa driving towards the eclipse in New York City.
2) Superman figure/action figure in Hiro’s apartment.
3) #1 June 1938 action Comics – Rare!
4) Origami – Hiro makes cranes out of the comic pages
5) Hiroshima Peace Memorial – Hiroshima, Japan

Episode 3
1) Video iPod – Ando downloads Niki video from the Internet.
2) Nixon watch – The model is called “The Connect” - Hiro owns this watch.
3) Young boy with cape watching Peter try his superpowers.
4) Macaroni ‘n Cheese – Eden brings Mohinder dinner.
5) Rocket with boosters – on street where Hiro saves the girl (and in the comic book)
6) JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure – poster in background of scene where Hiro rescues Japanese school- girl.
7) Skull ring – found at burial site by Niki.
8) “People in Hell want ice water, too!” popular saying when asking for something unobtainable or impossible.
9) “Acting” magazine – women in plane (between Hiro and Ando) is reading this magazine.
10) Dell Inspiron computer – Matt’s wife is working on this laptop computer.
11) Nissan Versa – Car rented by Hiro at the airport.
12) Hot Spur Car Rental Inc. – company Hiro rented his Nissan Versa from. This seems to be a purely fictional business.

Graphic Novel Three: Trial By Fire
1) Nissan Versa driving towards the eclipse in New York City.

Episode 4
1) Peter Parker and Spiderman are mentioned by Ando to Hiro.
2) “Rainman” reference – When Hiro and Ando are coming down the escalator in the casino they are dressed in suits very much like Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise in the movie “Rainman.”
3) Montecito Casino - Fictional casino from the NBC drama "Las Vegas."
4) During a video montage transition the song “Eyes” by Rogue Wave plays.
5) Zach calls Claire “Little Miss Miracle Grow.”
6) Zach tells Claire that she "rebooted" after the stick was pulled from her head.
7) website shown on Ando’s iPod. This may be in reference to on-line pornography or the fact that more people are watching television with their computers as an entire experience rather than just a one-time viewing. The website actually redirects to the Heroes forum boards at 9th Wonders!
8) The music playing when Niki2 is in the hotel room with Nathan "The Girl in the Other Room" by Diana Krall is playing.
9) Hiro resembles (or is portrayed as) Trunks a character from Dragonballz that can move through time and is a great warrior.

Episode 5
1) The Dark Side - Star Wars reference made by Ando and Hiro in the diner.
2) The band Lula is seen on the billboard of a taxi (this may be a fictional band.)
3) Billboard in parking structure - King Chory - In The Lounge: This may also be a fictional performer.
4) Ando's screen name is "Hugger Z" - Internet and forum board reference.
5) A policeman tells Niki that D.L. "pulled a Houdini" - This is in reference to Harry Houdini (Ehrich Weiss) probably the most famous escape artist in history.
6) There is a lava lamp in Micah's bedroom - Reference to the 70's.
7) Hiro says to Nathan, "up, up and away!" - Reference to Superman.
8) “Fly By Night” Diner – This may be an overt reference to Nathan’s ability to fly or a reference to the song with the same name by the band “Rush.”
9) Tattoo of criminal in store reads, "Legendary One" - This may be a reference to the 1999 Japanese anime "Magic Knight Rayearth, Level 5: Escudo, the Legendary One"
10) Nathan tells Hiro to, "Vote early, Vote often."This is a quote often attributed to Mayor of Chicago Richard Daily but was actually said by Al Capone from the practice of repeated voting by the same people.

Heroes Preview Commercial
The commercial can be found here on YouTube.
After the “Heroes” marathon aired on the weekend of October 22nd, 2006 a minute long preview for the next five weeks aired. A number of images, both new and old, were shown in the commercial. Here is a list of the images as they appeared (Note: there are spoilers contained here.)

Hiro tells Peter, “This is what you’ve been waiting for!”, image of the earth from space, HRG kissing Claire’s head and Claire hugging him, Niki barebacked with no symbol tattoo present, image of Peter, image of Claire, Niki looks into a mirror, Simone weeps and hugs Peter(?), Claire asks, “What’s wrong with wanting to be normal?”, Claire talks to her mother in the kitchen of their home, Mohinder enters a large home in India, Parkman and Audrey enter into a room with guns drawn, Janice Parkman asks where Matt has been, Mohinder walks away from a man in the same large home, Peter on the subway after time begins again, Peter says, “We can make a difference!”, Isaac painting, image of Claire in the amphitheatre, Parkman asks Audrey, “What happened to me in there?”, Niki says “I can't control it!”, New York explodes, Hiro reversing the explosion, Audrey in front of a large fire, image of Mohinder, image of Peter in an art gallery, Peter and Isaac talk and Peter says, “Whatever is happening to you is happening to me too.”, Niki throws something and breaks a mirror, Niki asks Ando, “How’d you find me?” and Ando replies, “I thought you could help me”, Audrey tells Matt that she needs answers, Claire tells her brother he can't tell anyone, HRG attacks Brody in the hospital, Parkman knocks someone out, Nathan asks what people would do if they “knew what we are capable of”, Nathan fights with HRG and MBG, Nathan skids to a landing after flying, Hiro sees Nathan land and tells him that he saw him fly, Mohinder and Eden kiss, Peter tells Isaac that they are all connected, flahing images of the heroes, Hiro tells Nathan they are both special, Niki and D.L. in bed together, HRG talking to Claire in the hospital, Claire says she is not the only one, HRG talks to Isaac in a “hospital room?” and says that he needs Isaac’s help, Micah talks to D.L. and says he knows about his parent's secrets, Niki knocks D.L. onto the bed, Ando watches Hiro teleport / disappear in a flash of light, Simone tells Peter that he said everything would be okay, Nathan stands with the HRG and the Mysterious man and takes off into the sky with a sonic boom, Matt and his wife in bed smiling, Niki gets knocked to the floor, Hiro and Ando get thrown out of a brown-colored truck, Matt’s wife throws something at him, D.L. and Micah reunite, Matt yells at an inmate and says, “Something is happening to me too.” (Note: The inmate is holding a glass of water, which is BOILING. Inmate seems to be strapped down. He is a white male, long hair and a beard; definitely NOT the guy who everyone suspected was the boiling water man previously. This is someone we have not seen yet.) Room full of cops in Niki's house, Niki climbing down from a tile in the ceiling, Mr. Bennet tells Isaac he needs him again while standing in front of one of Issac's paintings, Nathan asks “How fast do you think we can fly?” then a shot of him rocketing through the sky, Claire says she is ready, Nathan runs while trying to escape HRG, D.L. being pushed into a closet, and the anthem: “SAVE THE CHEERLEADER SAVE THE WORLD”, Claire’s voice, “Don’t you get what would happen?”, New York explosion.


jefferson alan said...

Hey Man,
Good stuff enjoyed it alot, keep it up ill be back keep it up.

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The Alternative said...

Thanks for posting to the site. I certainly hope to continue this page for the next few (read eight or so) years. I'm glad you enjoy the site. Tell all your friends and have them come back often (and comment).

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Anonymous said...

Great site! Some inaccuracies though for example;
"10) “Beam me up Scotty!” – Reference to Star Trek usually spoken by Captain Kirk to Engineer Scott."

- never spoken in any Star Trek episodes. Look it up.

ps: Love this show!!

The Alternative said...

Quote - "10) “Beam me up Scotty!” – Reference to Star Trek usually spoken by Captain Kirk to Engineer Scott."

- never spoken in any Star Trek episodes. Look it up."

You are absolutely correct - never spoken in an episode but connected to the show by association none-the-less.