Heroes (2006–2010): Season 1, Episode 8 - Chapter Eight 'Seven Minutes to Midnight' - full transcript

Back in India to mourn the passing of his father, Suresh encounters mysterious dreams of the past that force him to question what path to take next. Continuing their journey to New York, Hiro and Ando stop at a Texas diner and meet someone interesting: a waitress named Charlie who has her own special ability of instant learning. But the shadowy serial killer, Sylar, finds her first. Intent on getting back to her normal life, Claire focuses on Homecoming preparations, unaware of what's to come. Meanwhile, H.R.G. and his associate Eden, focus their attentions on another "hero": Isaac Mendez whom H.R.G. (Mr. Bennett) confides that he needs his help to find Sylar before he kills Claire. In Los Angeles, Parkman and Agent Audrey Hanson interrogate the nuclear man, Ted Sprague, about his abilities and learn that he too was abducted by the mysterious horned-rimmed glasses man.

Previously on Heroes.

It's my father's ashes.

Will this work?

I'm no closer to understanding
my father's research.

What about the program
in your dad's computer?

Didn't you say
it cracked some code?

I thought he had
the sequencing method

to identify those with
specific DNA markers.

But the algorithm,
it's gibberish.

The mode or method is nothing
like Sylar's last victims.

I don't think
this guy is Sylar.

Sylar's kills are random.

He's never had any
connection with his victims.

This guy is a killer.
But he's not Sylar.

just left for India.

Then stop him.

I tried.

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

He told him to
save the cheerleader.

So what do you want me
to do with the precog?

Bring him in.

Isaac Mendez?

Who are you?

She's saying it's
not your fault, Ted.

You did
a great job in there.

Look, the guy was losing his wife. He
just wanted to talk to her, say goodbye.

You talk to your
own wife yet?

You've been dodging
her call all day.

Oh, God,
he knows about the affair.

All right. All right!

The Earth is large.

Large enough that you think
you can hide from anything.

From fate, from God.

If only you found a place
far enough away.

So you run...

...to the edge of the Earth,
where all is safe again.

Quiet and warm.

The solace of salt air.

Mom! Mom! The piece of
danger left behind.

The luxury of grief.

And maybe for a moment,

you believe you have escaped.


You mustn't look back,

Your father's moved on
to the next life.

Welcome back.

I thought I'd clean
you up a little bit.

You've had a rough
couple of days,

but you're doing great.

You'll be completely
clean in no time.

You're sure I'll still
be able to paint?

After I teach you, yes.

The drugs were
just a facilitator.

We're going to
help you, lsaac.

That mural
on the floor,

we're not going to
let that happen.

You seem pretty sure.

I am pretty sure.


Because I went through
the same thing myself.

All right, you need
anything else, Sheriff?



A gun to shoot
Will Shortz.

Let me see.

"Gandhi burial ground,"
11 letters.

Ganges, maybe.


K-a-n-y-a, and then you've
got the rest right there.

How the hell did you
know that, Charlie?

That one of the stops
on your trip?

Oh, a trip around
the world is pricey.

Right now I can only make it
as far as Oklahoma City.

Who won the Academy Award
for best actor in 1981?

She's not Google, Lloyd.

Henry Fonda.
On Golden Pond.

You know, I preferred
Dudley Moore in Arthur,

but if you really
want to test me

you want to ask me if I remember
your credit card numbers.

Hey, anything
looking good, guys?

Everything good-looking.

Wow, you two are
a long way from home.

We don't get a lot
of tourists out here.

Tourist? How you
know we tourist?

It's just a guess.

What's that
on your jacket?

That means "I don't
belong here," right?

You know Japanese?

Well, I got this
Japanese phrase book

for my birthday
about six months ago,

and I started poking
through it last week.

My, my, my!

You learned all that from
a book in just one week?

Very good memory!

Yeah, I remember
lots and lots.

It's just something that
my brain started doing lately,

whether I want it to
or not.

So what'll it be?

You pick.

Something delicious for me
and for my friend.

He needs food
for fat, fat!

Okay, well,
I've got just the thing.

One chiliquiles and one cottage
cheese plate coming right up.

Just tell me you're not
going back there again.

There are no answers
for me there.

I belong here.

I'm glad to
hear you say that.

You think I was
a fool to go.

I think
you had to.

It's an odd country,

Everyone there
seems so lonely.

Including me.

I'm not sure what I
accomplished by going there.

Only seeing things
I wish I never had.

Mira came to pay her respects
to your father, Mohinder.

Maybe there's more
waiting here for you

than just
your professorship.

The new semester
begins on Monday.

I didn't cancel
your classes.

You can move into your
father's old office, Mohinder.

Thank you.


I wasn't sure you'd
speak to me at the funeral.

I didn't want to take
that chance, so I left.

I won't lie to you.

I was surprised
to see you there.

Or anywhere,
for that matter.

I said some
terrible things to you,

about your father,
about his theories.

But now that
he's dead, I feel...

What's done is done.

Is it?

Your mother tells me you're
not returning to New York.

The new semester
starts next week.

My life is here.

I've been promoted
at the company.

Head of all genetic research.
Can you imagine?

Good for you.

No, good for you.

It's the sort of
cutting-edge science

we used to talk about
late into the night.

The world's worst
pillow talk, I'd say.

I was hoping I could
convince you to come in

for an interview
with the partners.

Only I'd have to know
that your father's work,

all of his theories,

would stay
right where they are.

Packed away
in that box.

I don't expect
an answer right now,

but you will think
about it, won't you?


We didn't say hello.

Hello, Mira.

Hello, Mohinder.

I need you
to handle this.

I'll give you
one hour.

You're an idiot, Parkman.
You know that?

Well, good morning
to you, too.

You think I
wouldn't find out

about you assaulting
a fellow officer?

I didn't assault him.
I just hit him.

This is why I don't
like meeting people.

Nine times out of ten
they let you down.

Wow, that's an optimistic
view of the world.

Just an observation. And how
did this get to be about you?

Because it was
a stupid rookie move,

and you could have jeopardized
my investigation.

How serious is this?

Are you getting

I'll work it out.

Did he deserve it?


Yeah, he deserved it.

Is he talking?

And he's got one hour
before Homeland Security

sends him down the rabbit hole
as a suspected terrorist.

Terrorist? We both know
he's not a terrorist.

His wife was dying,
he lost control.

Of what?

This guy puts out
1,800 curies of radiation

without ever coming in contact
with nuclear material.

We still don't know
how that's possible.

You know, three months ago my
job made perfect sense to me.

Then I pulled
the Sylar case.

Crime scenes with
no fingerprints,

bodies frozen,
brains removed...

And now this guy.

That's two people...

Make that three people who can
do things I just can't explain.

Wait a second.
You think I'm like them?

I don't know
what I think.

But if we're going to find
Sylar, I need answers.

I have no idea
how this happened.

Well, then I guess
that just leaves Ted, here.

What's this?

radiation levels.

As long as that's dark
green, we're good.

Okay, but what's
the bad color?

Not green.


You ready for disco.

I got it right?


Don't let me off
easy, now.

You learn very fast.

Yeah, lately I sort of
remember everything I read.

It's kind of
a skill, I guess.

My skill much more

Oh, yeah?
What can you do?

I can teach Japanese
to anyone.


Means nice. Cute.

That's not in book.

I like the way your cheeks
wobble when you concentrate.

Oh, sorry. Someone's
Denver omelet's up.

They won't even let me go
to my wife's funeral.

All I wanted was
to be left alone.

We need you to answer
a few more questions.

Can't you get your partner
here to look inside my head?

We need to have it on the record.
You burnt that doctor to the bone,

probably gave
your wife cancer.

How'd you do it?


Ted, if you don't
let us help you

they're going to take you away,
and nobody'll listen to you.

Doesn't matter.

Nothing matters.

I killed my wife!


You know, just lock me up.
Execute me.

Leave me
the hell alone.

I wish we could, Ted.

I don't know anything
about any nuclear materials!

Ted. Ted! You know what?
Just relax.

You want me to be
the terrorist? Huh?

You want me to be
the bad guy?

Fine, I'll blow
this place apart.


Just stop!

Do it. Do it!

Do it! Ted, I know what
you're going through.

Yeah, sure you do.
Yeah, like hell you do.

Come on, Ted! You've
seen what I can do!

Okay? Something is
happening to me, too!

Ted, I was able to read
your wife's dying thoughts.

We're just trying to
understand what it is. Ted!

Come on, Ted, relax.

Come on, just
take me back.

Take me back to when
this all started, okay?

Just start from
the beginning. Good.

I blacked out,
and then when I woke up

everything started dying.

You blacked out?

How long were you out for?
Were you drinking?

When you came to, did you
have bruises on your arms?

I'll do you one better.

What's the matter,

- I'm going.
- Don't walk away.

It doesn't matter
what you think.

I'm not asking
your opinion.

Yes, how could I
have forgotten?

You never have before, why
should now be any different?

It is my life!

I'm going
and that's final.

Has it never
occurred to you

that your actions could
affect anyone else?

I don't have time
for anyone else's feelings.


The world needs to know about my findings.
That's all that's important.

The world
doesn't care.

No one at
the university cares.

You're becoming
a laughing stock.

I can't cover for you
any longer.

I'm not
asking you to!

How will you
support yourself?

What will you do
for money?

Oh, I'll get by!

Do you know what doctors
do in the United States?

They drive taxi cabs.

It is one thing
to publish a book

in the comfort
of the university.

It is another to leave
everything behind,

your wife, your
family, your job,

chasing a theory
that is pure fantasy!

It's a fool's

We'll see who will be
the fool, won't we?

Yes, I guess we will.

Mohinder is right. I am
abandoning my family, my job.

You are.

But I know you,

better than
you know yourself.

You will not stop thinking
of this if you don't go.

It will consume you,
and eventually

all of us with it.

He will hate me
for it.

I'm not sure that
he doesn't already.

I should try to stay,
for his sake.


He will never take
a place in your eyes.

That has always
been the case.

Who are you?

What do you want?

I was in Kansas
a couple months back.

I'd just made a big sale
to the university hospital.

Dialysis machines.

The commission was going to give
Karen and me enough money to...

I went to the hotel bar.

Buy everybody
a few rounds.

There weren't
many people there.

A couple from Wyoming,

some professors,
a student from Haiti.

The next thing I know,
I'm waking up in my car.

It's two days later,
and I'm in Tempe, Arizona.

These weird cuts
and bruises all over me.

A couple of days later,
I started to notice things.

I'd buy my wife flowers
and they'd wilt.

Okay, what about
your health?

I mean, were you sick?
Do you have headaches?

Yeah. Headaches.



The doctor said she had
radiation poisoning.

From you?

I was killing her.

Are there any other bodies out
there we don't know about?

I'm just saying.

This is not
his fault.

He's just trying
to figure this out.

Look, the same thing
happened to me.

Okay, I blacked out.
I lost two days.

You should've
told me about this.

I should've done
a lot of things.

Up until now,
I haven't told anyone.

Not even my wife.

And now I can't stop
hearing people's thoughts.

It's painful. I'm hearing things
that I should not be hearing.

Like what?

Things that could
ruin lives, things that

could end marriages.

The guy that you
described, the student,

he was Haitian.
Big guy? Bald?

Yeah. Yeah!

I'm telling you, I think I saw this
guy right before I blacked out, too.

What are you guys
talking about?

A Haitian guy?

These things
that we can do,

they're not normal.
We were cut.

We were injected.
Blacked out.

Who knows
what they did to us.

Or how they changed us.

Time's up.

Just a couple
more minutes.

And you, you shouldn't
even be here.

Your badge
has been suspended.

Did he tell you where
the nuclear material is?

Move it.
He's coming with me.

What? No, you can't
take him right now.

Yeah, they can.

Find the Haitian.

Find him!

You gotta get him back in here.
I can't.

What do you mean, you can't?
You heard what he said.

He's gonna help me figure
out what happened to me.

Why did you lie to me
about being suspended?

Okay, so I left
that part out.

But you have come to me
and asked for my help,

and I come running to you
every single time.

So now I'm asking for your help.
All right?

Get him back in here
so I can talk to him.

I'm sorry,
it's out of my hands.

That's good.
Mr. Bennet.


I got next month's parking sticker.
Just need you to sign for it.

I'll take care of
that later, Rufus.

Oh! Sorry. Sorry.

How's he doing?

Heroin's out
of his system.

His body doesn't
want it anymore,

but his mind
still does.


You ready to meet him?



This is Mr. Bennet,
the man I told you about.

Hello, lsaac.

Drawing anything

It's nothing.
You know, that's not true.

You have the ability to paint the future.
That's something.

Something very important.

Feels like a curse.

No, it's a blessing. Don't let
anybody tell you differently.

We're gonna help you
understand that.

I'm grateful
you're helping me,

I'm just not sure
why you're doing it.

To be 100% honest
with you,

I need your help.

How we doing?



Oh, my God!


She's dead.

I know
you miss him,

and I know you
feel guilty, too.


I had a dream
last night.

You and father were
talking before he left,

and in it you
persuaded him to go.

It's just a dream,

No, I need to know
if it was true.

Your father and I were
married for 33 years.

That is not an answer.
Yes, it is.

A marriage doesn't
last that long

without allowing the other
person to be who he has to be.

How could you allow him to abandon
everything, just like that?

I'm afraid that answer
is not as easy.

In the dream you said that I could
never take the place of her.

Who did you mean?

I suppose it's time that you knew
now that your father's gone.


you had a sister.

A sister?

Her name was Shanti.

She was five years old
when she died,

two years after
you were born.

But why didn't
I know this?

Because it was too
painful to talk about,

for your father.

He loved her so much. He was afraid
that you would compare his love.

From the moment
she was born,

he was convinced
that she was special.

And she was

These dates.

Suicide bomber.
15 people dead.

Train derailment, nine dead.
Earthquake, 81.

This girl,

the one you've
painted here,

and here, and there,

she's my daughter.

My Claire.

This man here
goes by the name of Sylar.

He's going to kill her tomorrow
night at her homecoming game.


Because she's special,
like you.

And that makes her
a target.

Like me.

You're not the only one with
special abilities, lsaac.

There are others.
Sylar is killing them,

one at a time.

If you know who he is, then
why can't you stop him?

Because nobody knows
where he is.

I need your help.

I need you to
paint this painting.

I'm sorry. I've been trying.
I can't.

Not without
the drugs.


I promise, we will help
you use your abilities,

without this,

but right now
there just isn't time.

I'm fighting
to get my life back,

and you want me to
just throw it away.

You know,

for many years now,
a number of us have been

tracking, locating,

people like you.

Sometimes the process goes
smoothly, as in your case,

but other times...

Well, let's just say some people
misinterpret our motives,

and then it can go
very wrong.

Fourteen years ago,
there was just such a case,

which, sadly,
ended in a death.

Well, one left behind
a baby girl

who had no one
to take care of her.

My wife and I had been
having a hard time

conceiving a child of our own
at the time, and...

And it was like

God had reached down
and given us a miracle.


this is my daughter
we're talking about.

I'm begging you.

Let me try
one more time,

without them.

Who are you?

What are you doing here?

Hey, wait!
Stop! Come back here.

I got a pickup
at 1500 Broadway to JFK.






Stop. Stop. Stop.



Honey? ls everything
all right?

everything's fine.

Can't a girl just visit
her dad at work?

You never visit me at work.

Okay, I'm busted.

I have an emergency.
A paper emergency.

A paper emergency!
A paper emergency!

Miss Roberts says we need a
banner over the trophy case,

and Jackie was all,

"We don't have
paper that big!

"They don't make
paper that big!"

So I thought I'd stop by
and try to be a hero.

Well, if it'll
make you a hero

and maybe knock Jackie
down a few notches,

we might be able to find
something that'll work.

Best dad ever.

I'm sorry, Mr. Bennet, we
just have a little situation.

You know what? The sample room is
right down there, Claire Bear.

You take anything
you need.

Thanks, Dad.

First door
on your left.

I'm sorry, I didn't
know she'd be here.

So what's
the problem?

It's not working.
He can't do it.

He tried, he's just
not there yet.

We tried his way,
now we do it mine.

He has worked so
hard to get clean.

You can't ask him
to do this.

I'm not going to ask him.

You are.


No, you can't
make me do that.

You knew this was
a possibility.

You said when we started that I
would never have to do it again.

You promised me.
I know what you think.

Who do you think
taught you?

Do you even remember what
you were when I found you?

You're the easy way.

I think we both know
the hard way.

Did she say

Sounded like
she was scared?


She seemed
very nice.

She was.

Too nice to die like that,
head ripped open.

I ain't never seen
anything like it.

We're very sorry.

Y'all stick around.

Need to take
your statements.



Oh, is that Ensenada?

Pam Balton called to ask me
why you punched Tom McHenry.

I told her you didn't.

Did you?


Yeah, I punched him.
He knows.

Damn it, I knew it.

You punched
a superior officer.

That has to have
some kind of repercussions.

He may out rank me, but "superior"
is taking it a little too far.

I got one month's
suspension, no pay.

Jesus, Matt.

Something happened
between me and Tom.

You slept with him.


Is it over?


Are we?

I don't know.

Yeah, it's Matt.

He's gone!


- He escaped.
- Watch out!

Do you hear me?

Yeah, I heard you.

Hurry up!

You can run far,

you can take
your small precautions,

but have you really
gotten away?

Can you ever escape?

Or is the truth that you do not
have the strength or cunning

to hide from destiny?



But the world is not small.

You are.

And fate

can find you anywhere.