Heroes (2006–2010): Season 1, Episode 6 - Chapter Six 'Better Halves' - full transcript

Hiro and his buddy embark on their heroic journey to New York, when they are stopped by a Vegas high-roller who offers them a deal they can't refuse. As H.R.G sets up a meeting for his daughter Claire with her biological parents, she hopes that questions about her newfound indestructibility can be answered. Meanwhile, Isaac receives another confusing call from Hiro, but Peter is there this time to pick up the phone and relay a life-saving message. Suresh bids farewell to Eden as he heads back to India to bury his father. An unexpected visitor shows up at Niki's home.

Previously on Heroes.

Full house. I win again!

I had three aces at that poker table.
Next thing I know, you two had 'em.

You better back off.
My friend has very big power.

Your mother told me that you've been
asking about your birth parents.

I think it's time that I knew.

I really do believe that this is an adult
decision, Claire. There are gonna be issues.

Trust me.
I actually know a few things.

Is this your husband, miss?

We'll leave a squad car outside incase your
husband decides to show, Miss Sanders.


Peter Petrelli,
my name is Hiro Nakamura.

I'm from the future.
And I have a message for you.

When I call you,
you must tell where we meet.

Save the cheerleader!
Save the world!


Hiro? Where are you?

He said something bad is going
to happen, but we can stop it.

There are no answers.
Go home, Peter.

Isaac, I need your help. Something
is gonna happen to this girl.

We need to know what. This
painting, I can finish it.

Evolution is an imperfect
and often violent process,

a battle between what exists
and what is yet to be born.

In the midst of these birth pains,
morality loses its meaning.

The question of good and evil
reduced to one simple choice,

survive or perish.

We have to save her.

Ignore it.
It's a wrong number.

Some Japanese guy keeps
calling, leaving messages.


Mr. lsaac? lsaac Mendez?

Who is this?

My name is Hiro Nakamura.

My name is Peter Petrelli.

I have a message for you.

What message?

Save the cheerleader,
save the world.

What cheerleader? Where?

I don't know where she is.

Yeah, but you painted these.

So did you.

We don't know who she is.
We don't know where she is.

We just know
that we need to save her.

Tell them about the guy
from the future.

He is the guy from the future.

A Hiro Nakamura from the
future who speaks English

and carries a sword
stopped time

to tell me that I have to save the cheerleader.
That's all I know.

Get to New York. We'll find
out where the cheerleader is.

Grab that side. I must be missing
something, some sign of where they are.

See, these paintings they fit
together like pages in a comic book.

There's a panel missing.
What was right there?

Nothing. This is everything
I painted last night.

But there's a piece about that size.
I painted it weeks ago.

Simone has it.


She took a bunch of my paintings to sell.
It's with them.

What was it of?

I don't remember. I was high.

Then we need to get it back.

Tell her a guy from the future
said you needed it.

I'm sure she'll love that.

DeeDee wants to breed
Mr. Muggles with her poodle.

A poodle,
for God's sake.

They call it a pomapoo
or a pooranian.

Mr. Muggles doesn't want anything
to do with a breed that has

poo in its name. "No, I
don't," says Mr. Muggles.

Honey, I think we left
those cupcakes in too long.

Smells like
something's burning.

They look okay.

I thought Mr. Muggles
doesn't like poodles anyway.

Not after what happened
at the dog park.

I thought that big dog was
going to chew your hand off.

Which would have put an end
to your cheerleading career.

It looked worse than it was,

and my cheerleading career is
scissor-kicking off the field as we speak.

At least I'm playing my part
in the bake sale. Cupcake?

Only a dollar
for a very good cause.

Not right now, Claire Bear.

You've been on the phone for an hour.
Who've you been talking to?

Yeah, about that. You know
how you've been wanting to

meet your biological parents?


I just got off the phone with them. Turns
out they want to meet you, too. Tommorrow.

Wait just a minute.
What about school?

We can't just drop everything
for these people.

Who do they think they are?
I didn't say yes.

Nobody's dropping anything,
unless Claire wants us to.

This doesn't have to happen now.
You don't have to do this.

Not unless
you're absolutely ready.

I'm ready.

You look beautiful, Nik.


How the hell did you
get in here?

The police are right outside. If I scream,
they will be in here in two seconds.

Then I hope you don't scream.

You're not wearing
your wedding ring.

I think that
you better leave.

You being here,

come on, that's not
a good idea.

Micah doesn't need this.
Micah needs his father.

And I need my wife.

This is still my home.

I'm not going anywhere. You
can either believe me or not.

I'm going to check on our boy.

Open the door, ma'am.

I'll let you get the door.

please open the door.

Ma'am, we thought we heard something inside the house.
Is everything all right?

I was just
talking with my son.

Well, if you need anything,

we'll be out here until
tomorrow morning, okay?

Is something wrong?

If you want us to come inside
just nod your head.

I'm fine. You know, God, it's
just been a really long night.

We'll let you get back
to bed, okay?

Just remember,
we're here if you need us.

Thank you.

You're welcome. Good night.

...location. Suspect seen
in alley heading west.

Okay, so, tell me
what happened.

I planned the job.

I know that you planned the job. "Baby,
it's going to solve all our problems."

it was $2 million,
enough to get us out of Vegas.

Money that you stole
from Linderman.

And if we ran with Linderman's
money he wouldn't just kill me.

He'd kill you, Micah.

So, I stepped out. Only
someone stepped in after me.

Someone who knew the plan.
Someone who killed my crew.

Oh, and they just made off
with all the money?

You have no idea who that is?
I know it was a woman.


There's a guy in North Vegas,
cleans money.

Heard he just cleaned somebody
$2 million.

So I'm going to pay him a visit tomorrow
and see if I can squeeze a name

out of him, baby.
Baby, don't worry.

How am I supposed to ask
someone if they're a freak

when they're probably just going
to lie about it like I do?

Why don't you just ask them what
happens when they cut themselves?

Or you could just cut them
and find out.

Probably just think I was all
bitter because they gave me away.

You're a little bitchy sometimes, but
I don't think you're all that bitter.

About the adoption thing,
I mean.

I'm not.

I mean, I'm curious about it and it's a
little weird and maybe a little sad.

But I'm not mad.
I mean, I love my parents.

What if your biological
parents raised you, though?

It'd be an entirely
different scenario.

What if they can do what I can do?
What if they're like me?

Well, I hope they're not.
No offense, but I like...

I like that you're the freak. It
makes you more special or whatever.

Are you flirting with me?

No. Believe me, no.

Look, do you plan on coming out to your parents?
I mean, the ones who raised you?

No. My dad would unspool.
He's a really simple guy.

He'd never be able to wrap his
mind around something like that.

It would break him.

He's gonna find out.

It's okay. I just want to
talk to you.

I told you we no cheat.
Japanese people very lucky.

Oh, I know you cheated.

I just don't know how. Now,
it's time for a little payback.


Claire, honey,
your guests are here.

Hi, I'm Lisa. Nice to meet you.

Nice to meet you.

Hi, I'm Hank.
Hi, Hank. Sandra.

Nice to meet you.
Nice to meet you.

Sure you don't want me to shove
them into something on the way out?

Ha, ha.

So, how're we going to do this?
We don't.

You're couching me?
What do you think, D.L.?

You think you can just strut back in
here like nothing's ever happened?

Do you have any idea what I've
been through the last six months?

No, you don't.

I didn't want to leave you.

But you did.
It was going fine.

We were making it. Oh, 30 grand
a year doing construction.

That wasn't enough for you?

No, Nik, it wasn't enough
for me, because that business

doesn't fly
when you have a family.

When you left, I became
another person.

I don't care that you took off
your clothes on the internet.

I'm not mad about it. But
you did what you had to do.

Look, you can stay here tonight, but
you need to leave in the morning.

If that's what you want.

Come to bed.

Hey, Japanese guy,
you in or not?

I'm in.

So, what's your system, huh, pal?
Some ancient Oriental voodoo?

No system.
Japanese people very lucky.

Japanese people
better run out of luck soon.

I'm starting to think
I'm getting hustled.

Easy, Ernie.

It's a friendly game.
No one's getting hustled.

No hustle.
Only good fortune.

All right, let's go.

I'm in for 400.

I'll bet 1,000.

Sorry. Beg pardon.

We must use bathroom.

We're in the middle of a hand.

Sorry. Must go now.
Had too much beer.

You guys go to
the bathroom together?

Yes, it is how we roll.

Hey, who invited her?

Your hair has gotten
so long.

It's a mess.

I like it.

Reminds me of
when we first met.

God, we were kids.

It was fly.

You should get some sleep. You
didn't get much last night.

I slept as much as you did.

I heard you getting up.

Trying to be all quiet.

I did?


What's wrong, baby?


Oh, I missed you.

I missed you, too.

I guess the flying Petrelli
didn't fly.

We were on the train together and
suddenly he started carrying on about

a mysterious traveler who stopped time
and told him to save a cheerleader.

It was all very fascinating. I should
write a paper on the experience.

Maybe you provoked him
with sarcasm.

Peter Petrelli went from steady
as a clam to, as you say,

craphouse rat in a blink.
No provocation whatsoever.

Except maybe
from a time traveler.

You'd like that, wouldn't you?

Well, so would you.

Did I tell you that the man who
paints the future is a heroin addict?

Did you see
any of the paintings?

I didn't see him.

After what I witnessed on the
train, I doubt he even exists.

Now what? You'll just take
Papa Suresh back to lndia?

Just get on a plane
and that's it?

Yes, that's exactly it.

Well, what about Mohinder?

We were no good
for each other anyway.

Thank you, Eden, for all that you've
done for both me and my father.

You're welcome. You know, you can
go back and scatter those ashes,

but you're always going to wonder if
maybe there was something to what

your father was doing.
If you just looked again.

Will I? Oh, yeah.
You're not done here.

That's why I'm not even
going to say goodbye.

Goodbye, Eden.

See you later.

Like I said, see you later.

You're still reading
these, huh?

Remember all those comics
my granddad used to have?

Tales from the Crypt,
Vault of Doom...

9th Wonders!

I told you not to read them,
but you had to do it anyway.

Scared you silly.

I am Moorlore, the invincible.

I'm sorry
for not being around.

How's your mom?
How's she doing?


You're looking after her, right?

'Cause you're the man of the
house when I'm not around.

I know. I'm trying.

Dad, how'd you
get out of jail?

Between you and me?
I walked out.

Out of prison?
How'd you do it?

Ain't no jail that can
hold your old man.

Why not?

Because I got a secret.

Like Superman?

Yeah, just like Superman.

Got a bunch of more comics.
Want to see?

Big Daddy, go get them.

It's going to crush him
when you run again.

There won't be
any more running.

Not after today.

This is not just
going to go away.

It will when I get
that woman's name.

I guess I could hunker down in your
back seat, and you can give me a lift.

Every cop in Vegas
is looking for me.

So, you want me to
take that risk?

I want you to hear that I was
set up from the horse's mouth.

I know you, Nik.
You're starting to believe me

because I'm standing here
staring you in the face.

But once I'm out of your sight,
you're going to start to wonder.

And I don't ever want you to
wonder about me again.

She has your mouth
and your nose, doesn't she?

Yeah, it looks like it,
doesn't it?

I wonder what else
of yours I have.

Can I get anybody anything to drink?
Lemonade, just made a pitcher from scratch.

We have sodas, iced tea. We have
cupcakes, don't we, Claire?

Just made them last night, the two of us.
Sort of a thing we do.


I would love some
lemonade. Thank you.

Me, too.

Yes, please.

Three lemonades
coming right up.

So, what can we tell you
about ourselves?

I don't see a welcome mat.

It's all right.
I know these guys.

We used to get stuff done
for Linderman.

Wasn't that locked?

Guess not. Come on.

Maybe they moved.

They didn't move.

Go back to the car.

Go back to the car, now.

Come on. Let's get
out of here. Come on!

Come on! Come on!

Oh. We're
not together anymore.

As high school sweethearts we
didn't even make it to graduation.

Once Lisa got pregnant,
it was over.

He wanted to keep
the baby, you.

And I didn't.

You probably think I'm a bad
person for giving you up.

No, no, I don't think that.

This is so awkward. I've got lip sweat.
Should you be eavesdropping?


Oh, I guess.

What else
are we going to do?

So, is there anything
I should know, like medically?

Nothing weird
or out of the ordinary?

Well, there is something.

I have diabetes.


All you've got to worry about
from my side of the family

is a history of cancer
and heart disease.


Sorry! Sorry!

Hello? Yeah.
Yes, how are you?

What? Yeah. Hold on just a second.
It's work. Okay.

Okay. Yeah. Go ahead.

Suresh just left
for lndia.

Then stop him.

I tried.

We both know
you can try harder.

He's already gone.
But he'll be back.

What about Peter Petrelli?

He claims he can fly,
but I don't have confirmation.

Also, there may have been an encounter
with somebody who can stop time.

Really? That's cool.

Evidently, he had a message
for Petrelli.

He told him to save
the cheerleader.

Are you still there?

Yeah. Thanks for the update.

So, what do you want me to do
with the pre-cog?

Bring him in.

I've never seen anything
like that.

I have.

In the garage.

In the garage?

After you left, I borrowed
money from Linderman.

How much?

Thirty. I got behind on the
rent, Micah's tuition.

I didn't know what else to do.

I'm sorry.

When I didn't pay Linderman back on
time, he sent two guys to collect.

It got physical.
I got knocked out.

When I woke up,
they were dead.

And it looked like
what we saw today.

What? They were torn apart?

I have gone over it
a thousand times in my head.

I didn't see anything, anyone.
I was the only person there.

It was me.

Nik, look at me. You
did not do this. No.

What if I did? What if I got up in the
middle of the night and I went in?

Baby, you are being played.
Whoever set me up set you up

and they're making damn sure
I can't clear my name.

I don't... But the one thing
they're not counting on is us.


Have you seen my backpack?

Did you leave it at Tina's?

No, I had it when I came home.

Okay, honey, will you just
give me another minute?

We need to tell the police.

They'll never believe us.

The only way I can clear my name is to
find the person that did this myself.

Okay, it's been a minute.

I'll come help you.


Micah, where'd you get that?

Get what?

Your backpack.

You just gave it to me.

I did?

Yeah. Mom, you were just
in here a few minutes ago.

You told me to pack some clothes, and
that we're going to Grandma's house.

Mom, are you okay?

No, you know what? I just...

I need to go lay down.
I'm not feeling well.

God, what's happening to me?


You need to pull
yourself together.

You're not real.

Oh, I am as real as you are.


No, I have a tumor
or something. This is...

Poor little crazy girl.

...a hallucination.

Is that what you think
you are?

Oh, we're a lot of things,
Niki, but we're not crazy.

Micah, where's Mom?

She's in her bedroom.

She didn't feel good.


Yeah, she's had a hard day.

What do you think D.L. is going to
do when he finds out what we've done?

What we've done?

Are you and Mom going to
get back together?

Most of the time in relationships
when somebody makes a mistake

the other person just pretends
it didn't happen.

But when someone thinks you made
a mistake and you didn't, it...

it just gets
a lot more complicated.

We framed him, killed his
crew, stole $2 million.

We killed those thugs
in the garage.

We killed those little
bitches at the poker game.

We've been very busy.
Those men were ripped apart.

Yeah, well, what can I say?

But they didn't do
anything to me.

Leaving witnesses would be sloppy.
I did what had to be done.

Like I always do.

Are you getting back together
or not?

I don't know.

I hope so.

And this is what
we're going to do now.

You're gonna get the money,
and you're going to take Micah

as far away from D.L.
as you can.

I'll do the rest.
D.L. can take care of me.

I don't need you. Niki,
he'll think you're crazy.

And then he'll take Micah away from us.
He'll put it all together,

and when he does,

it's really only a question of whether
he kills you before he leaves.

Dad, you know how
you have a secret?


Mom has a secret, too.

So, you have a choice.

You can let D.L. take our son
away from us forever

or you can do
exactly what I say.

Where's the money?

Good choice.

Where's your father? I mean, not your
biological father, but, you know, your dad.

He's walking out
the bio-parents.

Is that what you're calling
them? The bio-parents?

Oh, that's so cold
and impersonal and fitting.

Thanks again for coming out. I know
your visit meant a lot to Claire.

When I was her age, I had
enough weighing on my head.

I'm glad I could help.


I think that went pretty well.


If there's anything else
you need...

I'll keep you posted.

Was it what
you were hoping for?

Not really.

I mean, I don't know
what I was hoping for.

I guess I just wanted them
to tell me who I am.

They don't know
any better than I do.

Baby, nobody can tell you
who you are.

That's just something you've got
to figure out for yourself.

Can we throw these away?
Are they burnt?

No, I'm just afraid
I'll eat them all if we don't.

You know, I have to hand it
to your dad.

This isn't the first time we've
tried to find those bio-parents.

It's not?


When you were a baby,

we thought you had something wrong
with your chromosomes, some disease.

We needed to screen your parents
to see if they were carriers.

I was scared to death, and
they were nowhere to be found.

What kind of disease? How did you know
there was something wrong with me?

Well, nothing was wrong with you.
You were fine. It's just...

I don't know,
one of those things.

What things?

I mean, was I doing
anything abnormal?

You had a cough, Claire.

Don't turn hypochondriac on me.
Your brother's bad enough.

Come on, you.

So, was that as scary for you
as it was for me?

You're a very brave man, Dad.

Oh, God.

All this time...

I can explain. Played me
for a fool, set me up.

No, I can explain
everything. I know...

I know what this looks like.
No. I loved you, Niki.

No, there is this other
person. I can't control it.

I don't know what's
happening to me.

I'm taking Micah.

And I'm taking the money.

Goodbye, Niki.

You're not taking anything.

Mom, is everything okay?

Everything's fine.

Your dad and I are just moving
furniture. Go to your room.

So, this is how you
got out of jail.


Isaac Mendez?

Who are you?

I'm an admirer of your work.
May I come in?

Evolution is an imperfect
and often violent process.

Morality loses its meaning.

The question of good and evil
reduced to one simple choice,

survive or perish.