Heroes (2006–2010): Season 1, Episode 18 - Chapter Eighteen 'Parasite' - full transcript

With the election and NYC's destruction looming, Nathan has a disturbing face-to-face meeting with the shadowy Linderman. Hiro's attempt to steal the sword steers him into a grim new ...

I can hear rain coming
from 40 miles away.

I can even hear
someone's moods.

There are others out there like you.

I can feel them.

We'll find them,
Mohinder, all of them.
It's our destiny.

I was surprised to learn
the Linderman group recently
invested in your campaign.

I don't know why
you'd be surprised.

Mr. Linderman
was a good friend
of my father's.

What Mr. Linderman wants,
Mr. Linderman gets.


Has he been located?

The Haitian? No.

How long was he
hiding Claire?

I take it
it's been months.

Just one more thing.
When should we be
expecting Claire?

I'll bring her in now.

I wanted to protect you.

I tried to be
the best dad I could.

This is goodbye.

You don't have to do this.

There can't be any doubt
cast on your father.

Claire, turn around.
Cover your ears.

Dad! I love you, Dad.

I love you, Claire-bear.

Go deep.

Take anything
that would lead
them to her.

Just one bullet,
I can be a hero.

Show yourself!


I thought
she was you.

It was supposed
to be you.
Can't you do something?

She's dead.

Can't be.

It's your fault.
You did this.

Hey, you stop right there.

What is the problem?
I am here with tour
from Osaka.

Security just flagged you.
You must be
some kind of cheat.


You already got a warning,
and most people
don't even get that.

Oh! Oh! It is okay!

I am invited now
by Mr. Linderman.

Well, in that case...

It's all gone.

So you honestly
don't remember anything?

I told you. I'm trying.

The last thing I remember
is driving home from
the hospital with my wife,

and after that, it's just...
It's gray, blank.


So Sprague and Parkman
taking your family hostage,
shooting your daughter,

a bullet
clean through your side,

you'd think something there
might have made an impression.

My daughter is missing,

so right now,
I don't care if you believe me
or what you do to me.

I just want her home, safe.

You can kill me if you want.
I'm gonna find her!

Settle down.
You'll tear your new stitches
if you're not careful.


Well, clearly,
your partner's gone rogue,

taking a pie slice
of your memory with him.

He did the same thing
to your wife and son.

They remember even less.

When can I go after them?

Sorry, can't let
that be your errand.

She's my daughter.

She's an assignment,
or have you forgotten?

We gave her to you,

took her out of a bassinet,
put her in your hands
and told you to take her home,

and that's after you said,
"No, thank you."

Now, I appreciate you
taking an interest in her

beyond the needs
of the assignment,

but that indulgence
ends now.

You expect me to do nothing?

I expect you to do
whatever we ask of you.

Well, what do we think?

He's telling the truth.
He doesn't know anything.

Hmm. You owe me
five bucks.

Come on.
Wait. We had a deal.

I help you out.
You let me go.

Take it easy, Parkman.
We'll get there.


Hey! Hey!

You have not said
anything all day.

I thought you'd prefer it.

It's not like you'll tell me
where we're going anyway.

As soon as I know
where we're going,
I will tell you.

When can I go back
to my family?

Shall I lie to you
and say it will be soon?

You know
what we run from.

Yeah, the people
you and my dad work for.

What they will do,
not even you
can recover from.

Great. Thanks, Dad.

You cannot understand
the level of sacrifice
he made so you might live.

You must honor that.

Is it safe to go back?

No, we leave
the country tonight.

Sorry, Mr. Petrelli,

these men wanted to see you.
They're from the...

FBI. I'm
Federal Agent Quesada.

This is Agent Alonzo.

We'd like to speak with you
concerning illegal
campaign contributions

you may have received
from the Linderman Group.

The FBI is curious

why the Las Vegas-based
Linderman Group
would be so interested

in helping
a New York candidate.

My father served as
an in-house attorney

for the group
before he passed away.

It's all right.

We're clear.
No one's listening.

You agreed
there'd be no face-to-face.

And you agreed
to deliver Linderman.

I'm the one who brought
you in here, remember?

I'd appreciate
a little discretion

as opposed
to a surprise office visit.

No one outside this office
knows you're working with us.

Linderman's requested
a meeting with you
at his casino tonight.

Any guesses why?

I'm still four points behind.

He's gonna tell me
how he plans to put me ahead

and what's expected of me
after I win.

Yeah, we were thinking
the same thing,

and we want you
to record it.

You want me to wear a wire?

You're the only one
on our side

who can get enough
incriminating evidence
to put him behind bars.

We need this, Mr. Petrelli,
and so do you.

Otherwise, he walks.

We'll contact you
when you land in Vegas.

How long
have you been working
with the FBI?

Since Heidi's accident.

I'm gonna take Linderman down
for a long time, Peter.

I thought I could be a hero,
save the world.

Instead, I just killed...

What is that?

That's not your blood,
is it?

No, it's Simone.

Isaac shot her.
She's dead. She's dead.

Did you call
the police?


Okay, here's
what's gonna happen.

I'm gonna make
an anonymous phone call, okay?

You'll have had
absolutely nothing
to do...

But I did.
She's dead because of me.

I don't know what to do.

I insist that
you don't do anything.

Do you understand?

This is not the time for you
to get noble, okay?

Just stay with me.

I can't. I can't.

As long as I'm alive,
everyone around me
is in danger.

Suresh. We can call
Suresh, okay?

He can study you. He can...
He's working on a cure.

Isn't it too late for that?


Sir, you have your flight to Vegas.

Just tell the driver
to wait.


Well, there you are.
Lyle's watching pay-per-view
in the other room.

I'm gonna run to the gym
before there's
an ellipto-line.

I tell you, that flood
in our basement's turned

into a right vacation
for this family.

Too bad Claire's
missing it all with
that cheerleading retreat.

Oh, I'm not
gonna answer that.

I've got the dog hotel
giving me hourly updates
on Mr. Muggles.

They hate me.

Sorry, I have
to take a trip.


What else?

You stay here,
take care of Lyle.

I'll be back
as soon as I can.

If anyone comes
looking for me...

Stop. You can't go.

What are you doing?
Why are you whispering?

Because you told me to

I thought
you didn't remember
anything about yesterday.

You told me to pretend that
that man took my memory.

You took me in the shower.
You told me everything.

I told you?

What you really do,
who you work for
and what happened to Claire.

Do you know where she is?
Do you know
why I can't remember?

No, but you told me
you were protecting her.

You said you sent her away
so she'd be safe

and that
if you went after her,
I should give you this.

"Claire's with friends.
Don't go after her."

This is my writing.

All right, look,
we can't let anybody
know about this.

Don't worry. I know
how to play dumb.

I could never
love you enough.

You do fine.


I thought of you
more as a John Denver type.

That your wife?

Your painter friend
from New York
tried to reach you.

I chatted with him
for you.

Apparently, he's got himself
a dead girlfriend. Nice guy.

Thompson doesn't need me
on this one.

I need to be here
with my family.

This isn't a request.
This is an assignment.

You do remember
assignments, don't you?

I'll get my things.


Let me guess.
Another paper emergency.

Huge order mix-up
in Fresno.

Sorry for stealing
your husband, Mrs. Bennet.

It's just that
he's the best guy
we've got in a pinch.

I like your hair.

So this is the list?

Yes, what's left of it.

Most of these people
are missing or dead.

I want to run
your DNA sample against
my father's formula.

I'm gonna take you
someplace safe.

Wait. This is
your father's formula.

This is how he made the list,
how he found me.

Yes, although
I haven't figured out
what it is looking for.

A specific gene, codons?

There are
three billion base pairs
in human DNA.

It's the proverbial needle.

Did my DNA help?


Okay, well,
Mohinder, you've been
driving all night.

Why don't you
just take a break?

I can't.
These people
are in danger.

We have to warn them.
If Sylar gets
to them first...

Exactly, so let me help.

I mean, here.

Now, this one is in New York.

I'll... Isaac Mendez.
I'll call him,
and you just relax,

just take a minute.

You're very kind,
Zane. Thank you.

You have no idea
how alone I used to feel,
how insignificant.

You've given me hope.

Hope is great.
We need caffeine.

So, this formula,
if you figure it out,
how many of us will you find?

Who knows?
Hundreds? Thousands?
Maybe more.

No. It's busy.
I'll get him later.

To new friends.

This is good.
What is it?

Chai. It's a special blend
my father brought from India.

Who are we gonna call next?

No one.

I already have you,
Mr. Sylar.


Mr. Petrelli?


Not here.


Flying man.

Yeah. Let me guess.

You're still trying
to steal that sword
from Mr. Linderman?

Where's your friend?


I sent him back to Japan.

This mission getting
too dangerous for him.

I think I know
what you mean.

You can't protect
everyone, right?

Sometimes it's better
to go it alone.

The more people
you try and help...

The more people get hurt.


Please, you must help me.

I can't get past
casino-security giant.

When I first met you,
I thought you were nuts.

It's okay.

I thought you were mean,

but now I know.

You pretend
you do not care
about anyone,

but you care too much.

It's really important
to you to get
your powers back, huh?

It is important
for everyone.

Follow me.

You know who I am?

Of course,
Mr. Petrelli.

My friend here
is making a delivery
from me to Mr. Linderman,

something he's expecting.

Oh, I didn't realize...

You look like
you've been around long enough
to know what happens

when Mr. Linderman
doesn't get something
he's expecting,

or do I have
to paint you a picture?

He can take it
to the curator.

That work for you?

Vivian Lewis?

My name is Vivian,
and I'm from Canada?

Are you kidding me?

I do not need you happy,
only safe.

There's nothing left of me.

Everything I am
is gonna disappear

the second
I get on that plane.

My friends, my family, me.

I can make you
forget it all

if that's what
you would prefer.

There's nothing
left for you here,
no one to trust.

No, you cannot
see him again.

Peter Petrelli is
the only person I know
I can trust, more than you.

He cares about me.

Why can't I hide
in New York with him?

He's not in a position
to be responsible,
for you or himself.


Boarding pass and ID?

Boarding pass, ID?

Boarding pass and ID?

Sorry, sir,
only ticketed passengers
are allowed beyond this point.

Isaac Mendez. NYPD. We have
a few questions for you.

Mr. Mendez?
Detective Jeff Tracy, NYPD.

You know this woman,
Simone Deveaux?

She and I,
we broke up recently.

We received
an anonymous phone call
that she might be hurt.

Some of your neighbors said
they heard an argument,
then gunshots.

You mind if we take
a look around?

Isaac, what's going on?

Something wrong?

No, ma'am,
apparently not.

Sorry for taking your time.

Simone, you're alive.

Lucky you.

My, you're very useful.

Candice is special,
just like you.

And Simone's...
She's traveling Europe

as far as the rest
of the world is concerned.

There's a crew coming
to clean up this mess.

How am I supposed to pretend
this didn't happen?

Maybe you should have thought
about that before
you shot her, twice.

What's the matter, sweetie?

You want to shoot me again?


I can't stay here.
Take me with you.

That's not our assignment.

Please, I don't know
what to do.

Of course you do.
You keep painting.

My condolences.

Here we go.

When did you get so good?

I'm unemployed.

What do you think
I do all day
when you're at school?


One more?

I can't.
I'm gonna be late
for the bus.

So be late.

You're not gonna learn
anything at school
that you don't already know.

Love you.

You know, you have
to admit it, Niki.

I do a better you than you.

Did you think
I wouldn't find out?

About what?

Where'd you get that?

It was on my pillow.

Well, I didn't put it there.

Were you digging
through my stuff?

Don't turn this
around on me, Niki.
You said no more secrets.

Now I find out
you're going
to Linderman's casino.

For what?
What they got you
doing with this guy?

It's nothing.
Linderman called,

and he asked me
to be a dealer.
That's it.

You know you're not
talking about just
dealing cards, here.

That's all this is.
Don't you trust me?

I promise you,
I won't do anything that
I don't want to, all right?

You left that for him,
didn't you?


I can't feel my fingers.

It's the curare. It induces
paralysis of the brain,

which means
you can't control
your abilities.

Whoever you think I am,
I'm not.

You are the man
who murdered my father,

or do you still expect me
to believe you're Zane Taylor?

Zane was killed
three days ago,
the same day I met you,

and you thought
you were so clever
giving me his DNA.

You're a parasite.
You killed my father
and fed off his work.

Let me hear you say it.
Tell me your name!

Say it! I want
to hear you say it!


There's only one thing
to do with a parasite,

kill it before
it kills again.

You're just like your father.
Murderers, the both of you.

I'm a scientist.

Your father said that,
but he kept leading me...

He had no idea
what you were.

He knew.

He might not have admitted it,

but, after all, we were making
so much progress together.
Why would he stop?

You know nothing
about my father!

I know everything.
He confided in me.

He told me things he felt
he could never tell you,

things about
your sister, Shanti.

He thought you were too...
What's the word?
Fragile to know the truth.

That's why he liked me.

You were always
seeking his approval,
while I provided stimulation.

He gave up on you,
but he adored me.

Now, who's
the real parasite, here?

You're right.
My father did want answers.

He called you Patient Zero.

You're the template he used
to create this formula.

You're the key
to unlocking its secret.

As much as I'd like to,

killing you will not
give me what I need.

So what are you gonna do?

I'm going to take a sample
of your spinal fluid,

and it's going to hurt.

Might actually do
some good before you die.

There are so few
Dead Sea fragments
left in the world.

Be a pity
if you crushed this one.

So many things.

You've brought
the new Mendez.

This one is very special.

This painting is ripped
and repaired with scotch tape.

Yes, very special.

Is there something else?

I need receipt for delivery.

There are 754 members
of the security team
in this hotel,

all of them
with the instructions
to drop what they are doing

and come running
if I push this button.

Security, code orange, activated.

That sword you thought
you'd steal, do you even
realize who it belonged to?

Takezo Kensei,
he was a hero.

Security, sir.

This man tried to steal
from Mr. Linderman.


Come on, open up!

Open up!

The big guy says Linderman's
gonna be asking for me
in about an hour.

I'm not in the mood
for craps. I'm gonna
go straight to my room.

I guess it's hard to act
natural when you're going
after the whale.

Maybe he'll chat up
a few more Japanese tourists.

Where the hell is that pizza?


Hi, Agent Alonzo, Quesada.

Mr. Linderman
sends his regards
and a suggestion.

Don't run surveillance
on a man from inside
his own hotel.

It's really tacky.

Kick over your guns.


It's so much easier
working with professionals.

I finally found it.

That's it!
These four simple genes,
they answer everything.

Now, I can make a new list.
I can find them, save them.

And what about me?

Don't I deserve
to be saved?

Aren't I just
a victim, too?
I didn't ask for this.

And what
would you have me do?

Help find a way.

Give me salvation.

Give me your damn list
so I can sink my teeth in!

I'm the natural progression
of the species.

Evolution is a part
of nature, and nature kills.
Simple, right?

What you've done
is not evolution.
It's murder.

What I am doing
is revenge.

Now, I can fulfill
my duty as a son.

I wasn't begging
for my life.

I was offering you yours.

You are your father's son.

So determined,
you didn't even notice
I stopped the IV.

Don't worry. You might
actually do some good
before you die,

starting with that list.

I'm back in my room.
I'll be on the floor
in an hour.

Wearing this could get
a person killed.

Okay, it's all right. Easy.

Listen to me. I don't know
how much time we have
before she comes back.

Jessica, the woman
that they sent after you.

You picked the wrong day
to screw with me.

Linderman knows
about the wire and the FBI.

Then you know
the FBI can hear
everything we're saying.

No, they can't.
They're dead.

Linderman knows
that you turned on him.

Did you come here
to kill me or warn me?

Just trust me.

Well, you're back early.
Hey, good news.

I convinced the hotel
to let us keep Mr. Muggles
in the room.

That is good news.

I've been going
out of my head, thinking
everybody's watching me,

waiting for me
to make a mistake.
Did you find her?

No, I can't do that.

If I know where she is,
they can extract it from me.

I need you to be strong
a little while longer.

We both have to pretend
that we have no idea
what happened

so Claire will be safe.

But the company...

Has to be stopped
for good.

That's the only way
to make sure
that Claire will stay safe.

I didn't know
that I could talk
to you like this.

I always just thought
that you'd be so furious at me
for all the lies and deceit.

Right now, we just have
to take care of Claire.

We'll talk about us later.

Must be the kennel.


Yes, he is.

Yes, he is going
to be a problem.

Why don't we do it
right now?

One second.


Get over here!

I'm sorry. I hope
I have the right address.

I'm looking
for Peter Petrelli.

You picked a terrible time
to do that.

Peter's not here just now.

You may as well
come inside, Claire.

Who are you?

I'm your grandmother,

and I've been trying
to protect you, but you
haven't made that very easy.

Quite stubborn, aren't you?
Just like your father.

Linderman hired her
to kill the FBI
and keep you in line.


Let's just say I owe her.

He's gonna offer you a deal.

If you go in there,
you have to take it.

Spend the rest of my life
with his boot on my neck?
No, thank you.

Then run.
Get your family and run.

You said that
you had kids.
Two boys?

I can't do that.

You don't have
any other option.

Yeah, I do.
I could kill him.

Then knock me out.


So Jessica knows
she's not in control anymore.

Who's Jessica?

You want this gun?

Do it.

Not up there.

Mr. Linderman
won't be meeting you
in his office.

Mr. Linderman?


Do you enjoy vegetables,
Mr. Petrelli?

I've been known
to eat zucchini
when the mood strikes,

but not as a rule.

You know, you can
probably hire someone
to do that for you.

Oh, yeah,
I like to cook.
It's my meditation.

One aims for perfection
in one's life,

but one doesn't
find it very often.

For me, this is about
as close as it gets.

Voila! A pot pie,
wholesome, warm, healthy.

That's, of course,
if you can live
without the cream sauce.

Personally, I can't.
I mean, what's the point?

You know, people can sleep,
or they can gamble,

or they can even make love
when they're miserable,

but I think that most people
eat when they're happy.

I like to see people happy.

Are you happy, Nathan?

Not especially.

I guess I have a few issues
that plague me.

Oh, dear,
I'm sorry to hear that.

You see, I think
there comes a time
when a man has to ask himself

whether he wants a life
of happiness
or a life of meaning.

I'd like to have both.

Can't be done.
Two very different paths.

I mean, to be truly happy,
a man must live
absolutely in the present.

I mean, with no thought
of what's gone before

and no thought
of what lies ahead.

But for a life of meaning,

a man is condemned
to wallow in the past
and obsess about the future.

My guess is that
you've done quite a bit
of obsessing

about yours
these last few days.

Now, you can't have
any of my pot pie.

I won't hold it against you.

Lots of men
have tried to kill me.

Then I'll be the last.

Of course, you can pull
that trigger, Nathan.

You'd be taking
both of our lives.

You'll be dead within moments.

Or I could offer
you something.

I'm not interested
in anything
you have to offer me.

I think you are.

I think there are things
you need to hear,
things that I know about.

Too late for that.

That you can fly,
for instance,

or about your brother, Peter,
and his small problem.

Your daughter, even,

and all those others
out there like you.

I can offer you more
than just information, Nathan.

You're gonna win
your election.
I'll see to that.

And two years from now,
through a series
of fluke circumstances,

you will find yourself
in the White House,

a heartbeat away
from the Presidency.

A life of meaning, Nathan.

Think about it.
The choice is yours.



It's Peter Petrelli.



I remember you.

You're like me,
aren't you?

I'd like to see
how that works.

Go home, Ando.

I made a mistake by
bringing you along.

Hiro, please.

You can't stop me!

Bigger men then you have tried.

I will find a way inside...


I found you.

Ando, how did you --

I knew you'd set off an
alarm eventually.

I've been following you.

What about the other 753
members of security?

I did it!

Don't worry about me --

you must go!

You have the sword.

You can teleport out of here.


Come, we both go.


Oh no.

This looks like...

What happened?

It's the future.

The bomb.

We didn't stop it.

I failed.