Heroes (2006–2010): Season 1, Episode 9 - Chapter Nine 'Homecoming' - full transcript

As Homecoming approaches in Odessa, Claire's father makes an effort to save Claire's life. Peter, having tried to contact Hiro, flies to Texas in his effort to save the cheerleader. Hiro decided to head back in time in an effort to save the waitress, and Suresh can't get a dream out of his head and feels it has some answers about him and his father.

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9 homecoming

We are, if anything,

creatures of habit...

drawn to the safety
and comfort of the familiar.

So do they actually believe
that pudding is a vegetable?

But what happens when
the familiar becomes unsafe?

When the fear that we have been
desperately trying to avoid finds us where we live?

Something wrong?

Jackie just killed
my appetite.

Oh, look, the principal's
gonna post the homecoming queen


Well, aren't you gonna go see
if you won?

What's the point?

You're a finalist, Claire.

Good luck.

Kinda nervy for someone
in your position to be running
for homecoming queen.

My position?

You know. Pariah?

You hospitalized
the MVP,annihilating any hope
of us actually winning the game.

You're not deluded enough
to think you're actually gonna win?

No delusions.

It's a popularity contest,
and you've made it very clear

that I am no longer popular.

It's more
than a popularity contest.

Being selected homecoming queen
is about serving your school.

God, Claire.

I didn't think
you were that shallow.

Congratulations, ladies.

Make me proud.

Oh, my God,
don't spaz out.


homecoming queen

I can't believe it.

I won?

(students chanting)
Claire! Claire! Claire!

Claire! Claire! Claire!

Shut up, you freaks!

Claire! Claire! Claire!

You didn't tell Peter about me
buying this painting, did you?

You asked me not to.

[NY city]

I don't get it.

What is it?

It's one of a series,
the work of Isaac Mendez,a rising artist.

Peter believes Isaac
can paint the future.

Is it supposed to be Peter?

I'm not sure.

But Peter thinks
he needs to be there to save a cheerleader.

Union Wells High School.


Peter thinks if he saves
a cheerleader...

he'll save the world.


Is that the only copy?



Peter's got all these...
ideas in his head.

Delusions of grandeur.

He thinks he's supposed
to make a difference.

What are you doing?

What are you doing?

No! No!


Saving his life.


You believe it?

Save the cheerleader,
save the world?

I'm not sure
what to believe anymore.

I am.

xxxxxxx somewhere


What's the range on this?

The Kinsella 320Z,

been known
to pierce body armor at 400 yards.

Military grade.

That'll work.

Don't want to see
his eyes, huh?

Must really hate
the guy.

You have no idea.

He took my son.


You call the cops?

Cops can't stop him.

But I can, as long
as he doesn't see it coming.

How much?

Two large.

We're going hunting.

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|||||| (D.L.)
So how long do you plan
on keeping this up?

Till you turn around.

I told you,
we can't go back!

And I told you
Mom needs me.

It's not safe
with her.

I still love her.

No matter what she does,
a part of me always will.

But your mom has changed.

The good news
is that it's gonna be you and me from here on out.


You mean,
like Batman and Robin?

Like Batman and Robin.

I ain't wearing no tights.

||You could wear tights.

I'm not wearing tights.

Need to hit the head?

Nah, I'm good.


Did you ever consider
that these dreams

that you've been having,
are just that, dreams?

It's impossible.

||They were talking
about my sister Shanti, a sister I never knew
I had!

As children, we absorb
powerful archetypes that we bury
in our subconscious.

Your parents were obviously
still grieving over your sister.

Freud would tell you
the same thing.

What about the boy?

The one with the soccer ball?

Yes, how do you explain
his picture being hidden in my father's desk,

He was one of them,
right here in Chennai.

Sanjog Iyer, my father
identified the genetic marker.

It says the boy can enter
your dreams, alter your perceptions, uh,
a kind of spirit guide.

||You must have seen
that file before.

I have never seen
this file before,and I have had thousands
of dreams in my life.

These were different,
they were--they were real.

We have to find this boy.

Hey, what was so important
you had me meet you over here?

That painting you wanted,
Nathan bought it from Linderman, had it shipped here.

It's here...
can I see it?


I-I don't understand.

He said it was
to protect you, that you're gonna get
yourself killed.

Okay, wait a minute.

You saw this painting,
all right.

You can describe it to me.

You really believe this,
don't you?

Save the cheerleader,
save the world.

For reasons I can't begin
to understand...

there are people that
are counting on me to do this.

I don't know if I can,
but I have to try.

This doesn't make any sense.

I probably shouldn't be showing
you this.

It's a digital image,
it came with the painting.

Is that you, Peter?

I...I don't know.


||If it's you,
then you're gonna die

at 8:12 tonight.

Don't go, Peter.

I have to.

I have to.

Union Wells High School
is in Odessa, Texas.

I took the liberty
and made a phone call.

Homecoming is tonight.

||Thank you.

Thank you.

Look, I don't know
if this is gonna happen.

Just come back, okay?

I will.

[cell phone ringing]

[speaking Japanese]

Hiro? Hiro!

Hi, this is Peter Petrelli,
is this Hiro Nakamura?

No. Ah, he will be right back.

Who || this?

I'm his friend, Ando.

Ando, right.

Okay, this is very important.

You and Hiro need to get
to Odessa, Texas,

as soon as you can--
Union Wells High School.

||Okay, that's where
the cheerleader is.

||We are in Texas already.

at the Burnt Toast Caf?

|| It's outside the airport.

You are? That's great!

Listen, I'm gonna get on a flight,
tell Hiro that I'll be there
before he knows it.

Yes, okay.

||I will tell him.

Peter Petrelli.

It's gonna be okay, honey.

It's useless.

How is that supposed to help me
find Sylar?

He's not a vending machine.

You can't just put the drugs in,
pull a lever,and expect a clear response.

I mean, he's a person.

Your emotions are impairing
your judgment.

Maybe, but I'm not
the only one.

When he wakes up,
have him paint another.


You think
I'm being emotional?

Do you have any idea
what we're up against?

Come here.

Oh, my God.

Sylar wants to do that
||to my Claire.

I will do whatever
I have to do to stop it.

Isaac can't help us.

It was a mistake
to do that to him.

Go to the high school.

Use the paintings as a guide.

Wait for Sylar.

You'll have help.

When the time is right,
neutralize him.

I'll keep Claire safe
No, it's homecoming. home.||

Find Sylar, take him out.

||d let me worry
about Claire.

Congratulations, Claire.

Thanks so much!

I don't know that girl.

Holla to the queen!

Holla back!

Everybody who wasn't my friend
is now my friend, and everybody who
was my friend, isn't.

Well, it's not
a popularity contest,

it's an unpopularity contest
'cause you rocked the freak vote.

I what?

Look, everybody who's like Jackie voted for Jackie,
and everybody who isn't voted for you.

And in this school,
the unpopular vastly outnumber
the popular.

Made for a good
campaign strategy.

You campaigned for me?


You think all this
school spirit stuff is stupid.

I never said
it was stupid.

I said it's beneath you.

But obviously it's important,
so whatever.

Now you have a little piece
of your old life back, okay?

Just don't start acting
like a bitch again.

Look, I got this
off of the Internet.

It supposedly has
this really big chapter on spontaneous regeneration,

so I thought it might enlighten you on the whole
Miracle-Gro of it all.

What's with you?

You're being so nice.

I've never been
this nice to you.

I mean, I've been nice,
but I could be nicer.

Then why don't you?

Congratulations, Claire.

Mmm, is the gay boy
your date?

You should tell him, only one of you
gets to wear the tiara.

---What? That is so unfair!


I've already made up
my mind.

You are being
completely unreasonable.

Do you have any idea
what it means for me to miss this game?

You'll survive.

But Dad!

No, you listen,
and you listen good.

As long as you live
under my roof, you will do as I say.

You may not agree,
but don't think for a moment that that matters.

You are not leaving
this house tonight.

Is that clear?


She's gonna hate you
for a long time on this one.

Let's hope so.



What were you thinking?

Do you know how scared
I was?

Now you know how it felt
when you left us!

Micah, what am I
supposed to do here?

Go back! She needs us!

We've discussed this.

Your mom--

Dad, I know
she's different, okay?

I see it too.

Something happened to her
when you left.

It got really bad.

Then, sometimes,she'd show up
instead of Mom.




Dad, Mom--Mom's sick.

She can't help herself.

She can't control it.


Does your mom know
about Jessica?

No, I don't think so.

Dad, we can't just leave her.

If you still love her,
you'll help her.

You're right.

Do you know this boy?

You're wasting my afternoon
because of a ridiculous dream.

No one said
you had to come.

And who's gonna keep you
from getting killed?

This is
a dangerous neighborhood.

One look at your fancy shoes
and we'll both be running for our lives.

Have you seen this boy?

Come now, Mohinder.

Let's stop this nonsense.

Go back to the university,
talk about this like rational people.

I am not leaving
until I find him.

I know this boy.

For 500 rupees, I can tell you
where he is.

This man is a crook,
give him nothing.

What are y|| doing?


You came to me
in my dream last night.

I don't come to anyone.

They come to me.


Why do they come to you?

They have questions
that need answers.

I'm not sure
that I have a question.

Yes, you do.

I have two paths
in front of me.

I need to know which one
to take.

Which one is my destiny.

You already have the answer
you seek.

What is it?

What's my answer?


Excuse me.

When was
this picture taken?

Oh, that was
Charlie's birthday.

About six months ago.

Do you know him?

Hiro? Sure.

He and Charlie were tight.

Please, where is he now?

I have no idea, darlin'.

He popped out of her life
weeks ago.

What's going on?

I'm here to rescue you.

Let's go.

I'm grounded.

No one grounds the queen,
come on.

Yeah, tell that to my dad.

You only get to be
homecoming queen once.

You know what?

You've already cemented
your victory in the eyes of the student body
by punching Jackie.

Plus, if you back out now,
she becomes the queen.

My dad would pitch
a fit.

So, big deal.

He grounds you more.

He double grounds you.

Come on, you deserve this.

I do deserve this.

And tonight, you can be
my date to the dance.


Sure, why not?


For a million
different reasons.

Is it about what Jackie said?

Because I don't care--

I don't care about that,
you think I care about that?

She can call me
whatever she wants.

I'm not gonna be embarrassed
by it.

I know who I am.

||I like who I am.

I like who you are.

I just...I just wish that
you ||ked who you are.

I'm finally realizing
who my friends really are.

And that maybe being different
isn't the end of the world.

That's just who I am.

Exactly, you gotta embrace
your inner freak.


Because the only thing
that you'll regret is denying
who you really are.


He|| I'm Peter Petrelli.

How are you?

So sorry it took forever.

I-I couldn't get a flight,
and then taxis in this town...

We still have time.

Where's--where's Hiro?

Hiro traveled back in time
to rescue Charlie.

I told him it wasn't
a good idea,

Peter Petrelli might call,
but he insisted.

What happened to her?

She was killed.

We were sitting
right here.

It happened so fast.

Next thing we know,
she was dead and the killer was gone
in a flash.

Like, Okage.


Hiro says maybe it
is the same man that is going to attack
the cheerleader.

I told Hiro do over,
is too risky.

But Hiro says man who
is too afraid to use power, does not deserve
to have power.

I know when, and I know where
the cheerleader gets attacked.

I have to stop him.

Is this you?


You have a power, right?

Sort of.

Super strength?

You bend time and space
like Hiro!

No, I...I kind of absorb
the abilities of others.

But only when
they're close.


Truthfully, when I'm by myself,
I don't...

I'm not really anything.

I've got less than an hour.

Okay, it happens at 8:12,
I have to go.



I will wait for Hiro.

Without him,
I'm not really anything either.

Maybe you should wait too.

There's no time.

I have to save
the cheerleader.

But, Peter!

You die.

-----Where is she?
She's gone!

Oh, right.

I saw her ||d Zach skip out
across the lawn ten minutes ago.

She must have climbed
out her window.

Why didn't you
try to stop her?

Because she's a good girl,
and she deserves this.

You are being way too harsh.

You don't know
what you've done.

If you hear from her,
call me immediately!

You're wasting your time.

Freud would tell you the boy
is merely a manifestation of your subconscious.


Haven't we already had
this conversation?

No, wait!

You're wasting your time.

Freud would tell you that the boy's merely
a manifestation of your

It was more than a dream,
it was real.

This boy can give me
the answers I seek.

I'm your friend, Chandra,
but you sound like a madman.

Well, all great thinkers
were said to be madmen in their time--
Darwin, Einstein, Gandhi.

Darwin was not ridiculed
by his university's biology round table.

They weren't even listening.

You're the one
who's not listening!

You think you're actually
gonna find these people?

spontaneous regeneration?

Chandra, I know
that Shanti's death drove you to find answers,
but it is time to let go.


If you persist on espousing
this insanity

in your writing
and in your classroom,they will strip you
of your tenure.

So be it.

I just finished reading.

It's fantastic, Father.

To think that today,
all around us, the evolutionary process
continues so dramatically!

Who told you to read this?

No one, I saw it on your desk,
so I picked it up.

You invaded my privacy,

This was not for you
to read.

Well, I'm sorry, but I think
it's extraordinary,and I want to help.

By using
the Human Genome Project, we can locate these people.

Not "we"!

You can't be part
of this.

Why not?

Because I don't want you
to be!

I don't understand.

Darwin said a scientific man
ought to have no wishes,no affections,
a heart of stone.

That's me, Mohinder.

It's not you.

Go home.

You have your answer.

You were trying to protect me.

Heart of stone.

Why did you have
a heart of stone?

Heart of stone.

Heart of stone.

My sister.

You found them.

Ooh, sorry!


That was my fault.

I wasn't looking
where I was going.

Hey, do you...do you know
this girl, Jackie Wilcox?

Uh, yeah, half-time show starts
in about five minutes.

She'll be out on the field.

She's a cheerleader.

Are you a reporter
or something?


I'm just curious.

You know, between you and me,
she's not that special.

Just your average teenage girl.

She rushed into a fire
and saved a man's life,sounds kinda special to me.

Yeah, you're right.

I'm jealous.

She's our town hero.

Me? I don't win
too many popularity contests.

Hey, it gets better!


Life after high school.

It gets a lot better.

----Half-time, girls!

Come on, pump it up!


Will the nerviness
never cease.

I thought you were grounded.

It didn't take.

How's your eye?

Nothing I can't cover up.

There's something
I wanna say to you,

cocaptain to cocaptain.

Say it.

I think you're a menace.

And I'm not just talking
about you punching me over your boyfriend,
the girlfriend.

I'm talking
about you in general.

We used to be BFF's.

What happened?

Maybe I've gained
some perspective.

I'm tired of trying to be
someone I'm not.

Well, you've been trying
to be me since second grade.

And now you're trying
to be me.

How do you figure?

Your little heroic act
of pulling the guy out of the burning train car...

wasn't your heroic act,
it was mine.

No, it wasn't.

I have it on tape.

You know, a good friend of mine
once said it's more important to be honest with yourself
and happy than popular.

I think he got it right.


Sounds like a loser to me.

Public schools suck.

Did you hear that?

Hear what?


Stop it, you're
freaking me out!

I thought I heard

You're imagining it.
Let's go!

Whoa, whoa, whoa.

What is your problem?

Don't go that way.

What the hell?

something's not right.

No, duh!

We're missing
the coronation.

Believe me, if you don't want
to go out there and get that homecoming crown,
I'm more than happy--



No! No!



Aah! Aah!

Are you okay?

Run! Go!

Keep going! Run!

Oh, my God.


Hey, hey, hey!



Who is it?

Go, to the stadium, okay?

Find people, find lights.

He doesn't want
to be seen.

What about you?
Don't worry about me.

Just go!



[heavy breathing]

How did you--

[gravelly voice]
Where is he?

I don't know.

He ran away
before I got here.


Go get some help, okay?

Okay. I'll be back.


What's your name?


I'm Claire.

Are you the one?

By saving you,
did I save the world?

I don't know.

I'm just a cheerleader.




It's okay.

You're okay.

Dad, it was terrible,
Jackie, she--

I know, I know.

We have to go back.

We--we have to go back,

No, no, no.
He saved my life!

No, no, no,
he'll be fine.

But we can't leave him.

We can't leave him.

He almost died,
but then he...

He...we have to go back!

We have to go back!

The police'll take care
of everything.

Look at you.

You're lucky to be alive.

It's not luck, Dad.

I have something
I have to tell you.

You don't want to hurt me.

We just need to talk.

You can tell me
all about yourself.

But first,
go to sleep.

[echoing voice]
You need to sleep.

That's the guy!

He's the one in the overcoat
th||janitor saw.

Put your hands
on your head!

What the hell?
Look at all that blood.

It's not what you think, guys!

All right, hands up.

What are you do--

It's not me!

He's getting away!

Let's go! Stand up!

Mira called.

She said you turned down
her job offer.

You're going back
to New York?

He did it, you know.

He discovered them.

His theory, it was right.

And that is good news, yes?

Why didn't he tell me?

We wanted you to live
your own life.

So now that you know
about them, what will you do?

Find them.

Tell them who they are,
if they don't already know.

Warn them of the dangers
they face.

And who will protect you?

Next stop, Vegas.

Dad, we don't need to go
back to Vegas.

Why not?

I called Mom.

I told her where we are.
She's on her way.

Micah, get in the car.

Now, come on!

Dad, what's wrong?

We are all, at our cores,
the sum of our fears.

To embrace destiny,
we must, inevitably,face those fears
and conquer them.

Whether they come
from the familiar...

Or the unknown.

My name is Hiro Nakamura!

I'm here to save your life!

Hey, Charlie!


Come over and blow out
the candles!

Hold that thought, okay?

I gotta go make a wish.