Heroes (2006–2010): Season 2, Episode 4 - Chapter Four 'The Kindness of Strangers' - full transcript

Micah warms his way into his cousin's heart by using his powers. Matt gets closer to finding some answers surrounding the mysterious mark on Hiro's father's photo and asks Molly to help him...

Previously on Heroes:
There were 12 of us. Now... there are nine.
- Who wants revenge, Mrs Petrelli? - I want my lawyer now.
Where is she?
It's gonna be all right, Ma.
So you can find anyone by thinking about them?
There's only one that I can't. When I think about him, he can see me.
Everything that I had, it's gone.
Wait. Take me with you.
I have a car.
I'll only be gone for a while.
You're staying with family. It could be fun.
OK, fine. I'm a freak, all right?
Claire, shut up.
What's on your neck?
Last thing I remember, this man stepping out of the bushes calling my name.
- What man? - The guy with the horn-rimmed glasses.
I'm sending you a JPEG of a painting.
It's the last in a series. Eight of eight.
Mr Muggles and I just did two whole miles at the beach.
You wouldn't know it looking at him, but this dog can power walk.
- Have you talked to Claire lately? - About what?
Oh, just about how she's adjusting.
Has she met somebody? A boy maybe?
If the wrong person comes into her life, it could be...
...problematic for all of us.
- What makes you so sure it's a boy? - What makes you so sure it isn't?
Is there something on my face?
Claire, your mother and I need to talk to you...
...about boys. - Not the sex talk again.
It was painful enough the first time.
We wanna know if you're seeing anyone.
Dating is forbidden too, with cheerleading and social life?
Nobody's forbidding anything, Claire. Any outsider could be a threat.
Dad, believe it or not, there are people in this world who aren't out to get us.
All we're saying is if there is a boy, I'd like to meet him.
We could help you decide whether this is somebody that you could trust.
Dad, relax.
OK, there's no boy.
OK, it's OK.
I can't help it. It just keeps on happening.
- I'm sorry. - Shh. It's OK. Get the light.
- Oh, honey. - Molly.
She's fine, she's fine. OK, put your head down.
It's over, all right? OK.
- You want something to drink? - Water.
Water, OK.
It's getting worse. Two a night now.
I'm trying to listen, get in her head. I keep getting thrown back.
- So what are we supposed to do? - You're the scientist.
Doesn't make me an expert on nightmares.
That makes two of us.
I don't know. I'll go get the water.
Just keep her calm. And we'll just...
Figure it out, right?
Just try to get some sleep, sweetheart.
When will they stop?
I don't know.
Come on, kids, let's go.
Monty! Simon!
- Dad! - Dad!
- Dad! - Hey, boys.
- You grew a beard. - You like it?
You want me to shave it?
I wanted to tell you your grandmother's in the hospital.
- Is she OK? - Yeah, she's gonna be fine.
When you get home, get your mommy to help you call her, OK?
- She's gonna want to hear from you. - OK.
I know I haven't been around.
And I'm sorry about that.
But I'm coming home.
I promise.
And what do Petrellis do when they makes promises?
- Keep them! - That's right.
- Can I help you? - I'm their father.
You know you're not allowed to be here.
Go ahead.
- No, I want to stay with you. - It's OK. Go on.
- See you soon, OK? - Mm-hmm.
Go ahead.
So, you are from California?
The license on the car. It says California.
Oh, that.
No, I just picked the car up there.
I'm actually from Jersey.
This is very, very close to New York.
We are going to New York...
Look, I can take you guys pretty far, but when we get to the border,
chances are they'll be looking for all of us.
Dude looks dead.
Help me.
Wake up, fool!
Morning, boys. You ready for school?
- Yes, ma'am. - Yes, ma'am.
You watch your tongue, young man.
He's a guest in our house.
We'll see about that.
Nana, I need $65.
That's funny. So do I.
Good morning, everybody!
Well, do I look any different today?
Just as lame as you always do.
- You look confident. - Confident's good.
How about in charge? Micah?
You look like someone who's in charge.
And why do I look like someone who is in charge?
Somebody died, left you that way?
No. Today is the day they're posting the test results
for the regional manager training program.
- The test I just happened to have aced. - Right.
Good, so now you can afford that $65 I asked you for.
No, I can't. And don't be asking Grandma either. Don't give him a dime, Nana.
He wants it for some wrestling match on pay-per-view tonight.
Half the people here live in FEMA trailers,
and you want to spend good money
to watch men jump in their underwear.
You can walk down Bourbon Street for that.
But it's the night of the tag team title. I can't miss it.
You should be watching something educational like this.
This is good TV.
And voila, you have a beautiful tomato rose.
Making flowers out of tomatoes?
Who's got time to do that?
Unfortunately, I do.
And you have a recipe to impress.
I'll bring dinner home from the restaurant.
Mmm. Again.
Wish me luck.
Break a leg.
What you lookin' at?
It's just I think I know a way to get you pay-per-view.
I did it.
I killed Kaito Nakamura.
For all the reasons you said.
- Sex? Money? - Yes.
You know I was on the roof. You have my fingerprints.
I did it. I pushed him off.
When we, uh, we brought you in, you tried to kill yourself.
Turns out your wounds were self-inflicted.
I was distraught. Overwhelmed by what I did.
And so I... I attacked myself.
Write down the statement and let it go, Parkman. Please let it go.
Ahem. Uh...
Mrs Petrelli, why are you doing this?
My head is clear now. I understand.
The only way out of this is for me to confess.
I'll start the paperwork.
If they keep digging, they will find out about all of us
and what we can do. Let it go.
Let it go.
What's that?
Parental release form to try out for cheerleading.
- For me? - Yep.
I'm flattered. I don't think I can squeeze cheerleading into my schedule.
You're a hero to the girls in the squad.
A hero? Why?
The way you stood up to Debbie on your first day.
Half of being a cheerleader is having guts.
And you have got those in spades.
I'll tell you what. I'll think about it, and then I'll let you know
- if I change my mind. - Good!
Then take the release form just in case.
I can't stop thinking about yesterday. It was so amazing.
Finally, someone I can be myself with.
Uh, about that.
I... I'm not sure we should hang out anymore.
It's just my parents are really overprotective.
Is this because we flew together?
- I weirded you out? - No!
- I like you, I really do. - It's those marks on my neck?
You think I was abducted by aliens. It was a guy with horn-rimmed glasses.
It's my dad.
He's just really overprotective about the dating thing.
Then let me talk to him.
I don't think that's a good idea.
I can fly. And you can regenerate. Doesn't that tell you anything?
Please don't make this harder on me than it already is.
OK. I'll tell you what.
Tomorrow I'll totally back off. Today, I'm asking you out.
- West, I... - Tonight, anywhere you want to go.
If you want to call it off after that, fine.
Fine, but just this once.
You won't regret it.
What do you think you're doing questioning a suspect in a hospital?
- Any confession is coerced. She's sick. - Coerced or not, they believe her.
But I know she's innocent.
The same way I know that you can fly.
I can read your mind. Just like I read your mother's.
But I can't tell my partner what I know or how I know it.
You reading my mind right now?
No... Yes, sorry.
Your mother thinks she's protecting somebody
by shutting down this investigation. I'm not backing down.
I've got a little girl that wakes up screaming about nightmares,
and drawing a symbol that... This.
The same symbol that's on these photos.
I know that symbol.
I think it's all connected. Everything.
What you and I can do. We're all connected.
- I know this photograph. - Good, 'cause I need your help.
I can't continue this investigation without you.
All right, I'll help.
I need five minutes alone with my mother.
Why are you confessing to a crime you didn't commit?
Because you were right, Nathan. I don't deserve to be saved.
Ma, I was angry when I said that. I was drunk. I didn't mean it.
Of course you did.
You asked me for help once. Now just let me help you.
Just because you shaved doesn't mean you're clean and sober.
You still have to get yourself into a program.
Get your family back.
Don't let your children hate you. Not if you can help it.
You didn't kill Kaito Nakamura. I know that.
I have done so many bad things in my life
it really doesn't matter what crime I confess to.
- Let me help you. - No, what you want is redemption,
and you're not gonna get it by helping me.
You'll just get killed. And I can't bear to lose another son.
Ahem. He has to do this. I'm sorry.
It's all right. I'm... I'm ready.
Where's your stuff? You're travelling pretty light.
I got robbed.
Been walking for three days. Thank God you came along.
Where are you going?
Going home to America. New York.
New York.
This is where we're going.
Do you have family there?
- Uh... we need to find this man. - Maya, no.
Dr Suresh.
This is a coincidence. I know this book. I've read it.
- Why are you searching for Dr Suresh? - For a... How you say this?
- Answers. - To what?
I know Dr Suresh.
- We're old friends. - You and Dr Suresh?
You've helped me. Now I can return the favour.
I can take you to him. I can help you find him.
Thank you. I don't know what to say.
I don't even know your name.
It's Gabriel.
Gabriel Gray.
Like the angel.
Just like the angel.
We've got rules against drinking on the job, you know.
It's all about attitude, Camille.
- What's about attitude? - Life.
And today is the first day of the rest of mine.
Uh-huh, you sound like a fortune cookie.
No, I sound like a woman with a future.
- Something you're not telling me? - I took the test.
Oh, are you pregnant?
No! How am I gonna be pregnant wearing this outfit two shifts a day?
The management training program. I took the test.
- Oh, that. - What do you mean "Oh, that"?
Nothing. I just think that you shouldn't get your hopes up, that's all.
Only a fool would put money on a 1 in 50 chance.
Look, if I make manager, I can earn enough money
to go back to school, get my degree.
I can move my family out of here.
It's not right.
One storm comes rolling through here and blows away my whole life.
My mother. My college education.
My dreams.
I'm sorry.
You've been talking like this since we were in kindergarten.
One scheme after another, nothing ever happens.
What in the world?
Where did you learn to do that?
I don't...
Monica, let me talk to you for a second.
I'm sorry, Monica. You're just not qualified for the management program.
So I didn't do well on the test?
You did fine. Not top tier, but...
But what? I'm motivated. I'm hard working.
- Mr Lamont, I've never missed a day. - That's not the issue.
A management position means you need to be available
for any location in the state.
And it's just not right for someone in your situation.
- My situation? - Your home life.
- Your brother, your grandmother. - That's the point. I'm the breadwinner.
I need the money. I can't make hamburgers for the rest of my life.
You're good at your job, Monica. What's wrong with that?
You should be happy you have one. A lot of people in this city don't.
I thought for dessert
we could go to that adorable yogurt place
near the bus depot.
I can't.
I have to go to the library for a research paper.
The library? Haven't you ever heard of the Internet?
Actually, the research paper is on libraries and how during the digital age
they're becoming increasingly obsolete for our generation.
Do you need a lift?
Your car? It got stolen, remember?
So, do you?
That's OK. I think I'm just gonna walk.
Photo's gotta be in here somewhere. It's a group shot.
Maybe 10, 12 people.
- What kind of group is it? - It was a party or a meeting.
My parents are in it. Kaito Nakamura.
- You knew Nakamura? - Folks did.
He used to come over sometimes.
My father didn't care for him too much. Last time I saw him,
my mom hugged him, and it lasted just a little bit too long.
What about the others in the group?
Linderman was in it.
Charles Deveaux too.
A lot of them are dead now.
These your boys?
What, you don't see 'em that often?
I'm sorry, I don't really know you that well.
My wife... My ex-wife, uh, cheated on me.
Which I could've forgiven her for,
except for the fact that she was pregnant with his baby.
Why are you telling me all this?
I just... I know a bunch of stuff about you. I figure it's only fair.
If you want to unload, go ahead.
Six months ago, I was a cop in L.A.
Married, expecting a child, and all of a sudden this stuff started happening.
It just turned everything upside down.
I'm just looking for answers.
Maybe this'll help.
- That's the same photo. - Half the people are dead,
like the killer's picking 'em off one by one.
- Maybe one of these is the killer. - Look, here's my father, my mother.
Charles Deveaux. Linderman. Kaito Nakamura. This guy's name is Bob.
Bob... I don't know his last name.
I don't know the rest of the people in the picture either.
- I know him. - How?
That's my father.
Ugh. Making hamburgers?
Is he kidding me? I swear, I'd like to smack him upside his head.
You can't afford to get fired.
I can't explain it, but I know I'm supposed to be somebody.
I feel like there's something inside me that wants to come out.
- Does that make any sense? - You lost more than most in the storm,
and that kind of loss, it takes a while.
- You shouldn't be in such a hurry. - I don't know.
- Maybe God's punishing me. - Now why would he do that?
For being selfish.
I pray for it every Sunday in church, for God to find me a way out of here.
Everybody else is praying for the community,
to put things back together, to give them strength.
Not me. I'm just praying for a way out.
That's terrible, isn't it?
Monica, given the situation,
- I'd say it's pretty normal. - Normal.
Yeah, that's me all right.
I offer to take you anywhere, and this is all you can come up with?
Well, what can I say? I'm a cheap date.
You got a thing for heights, huh?
There was this place near where I used to live in Texas.
It was this old gravel tower.
I used to climb up to the top of it.
See what I could do.
- You'd jump off? - Yeah.
Guess I've just been thinking a lot about my life.
How it all went away so fast.
Why did it go away?
I can't tell you that.
The truth is so many terrible things happened to me while I lived there...
...I'm not sure I could ever open up to anyone again.
Well, we're here together.
So part of you must want to share something.
I want to trust you.
Then jump.
- Trust begins with a leap. - Oh!
- Cheesy, but true. - Oh, no, it'll be gross.
My arms pop out of their sockets
and sometimes my feet come out facing each other. It's not cute.
Claire, these fears you have
of someone finding out about you,
of feeling different forever,
I have them too.
You can share them with me,
but I can't help you if you don't trust me.
You caught me.
Of course I did.
But I would've been fine.
I know you can heal, Claire.
But I never want to see you hurt.
I don't understand. You don't even have tools.
Just hold on. Almost got it.
You know if this doesn't work, you're dead. You know that, right?
Wow, you did it!
All right, you got your stay of execution.
Is that pay-per-view?
How did you get that?
Turns out Micah's some type of genius and rigged the cable.
Is that true?
Yeah. I'm sorry.
I was just trying to help.
Look, I know it's tough being stuck with your cousins like this
after everything you've been through.
I promised your mother I'd look after you.
You gotta obey the rules around here, OK?
I know.
I, uh, I got dinner for you guys.
You can eat in front of the TV.
Hey, are you OK?
I just wish I could fix your dreams for you.
You're a sweet kid.
Go tell Damon dinner's ready.
Dinner's ready.
Yeah, in a minute.
Here comes the 619.
- That's worth seeing again! - That's awesome.
Matt, you're home!
Hey, yeah! I'm home.
Oh, and I need to talk to you.
Uh, both of you, actually.
Is everything OK?
Yeah, yeah, I, um...
I have to find my father.
You don't know where your dad is?
He left me when I was 13.
He gave me 120 bucks and a pat on the head.
And you haven't seen him since?
I've tried, but that's the thing about criminals. They don't like to be found.
He's a bad guy?
My dad stole a lot of money from a lot of people.
The case I'm working on right now, I have a feeling he's in the middle
of something really dangerous, and I need to talk him.
So I need you to help me find him.
- OK? - OK.
All right, good.
There he is. That's my dad.
- Molly, what is it? - Molly, what's wrong?
Put it away! Put it away!
- Molly. - What's wrong?
Please don't make me look for him.
- I don't understand. Why not? - He's the man in my dreams.
He is the nightmare man.
I'm gonna make things right, Pete.
Get away from me!
Oh, my gosh, look what time it is.
My dad's gonna kill me.
What lie did you use to get out? I'm guessing you didn't say
you were flying around in the arms of some kid from school.
I said I was going to the library.
Ouch. I'm sure he didn't suspect a thing.
I'm sorry, I'm a lousy liar.
Look, if we're gonna keep seeing each other,
come up with something good, something consistent.
Like, what, I'm volunteering at a soup kitchen?
The credible lies are the ones that make you look bad.
What else is it your dad doesn't want you to do?
I think I have just the thing.
Aren't you gonna say good night?
You're killing me.
Gabriel. Come here. Check this out.
There are killers in the car with us.
"Homocidio." Right there.
Well, golly, they seem so...
Dude, I have been riding with them for two days.
We gotta ditch 'em.
OK, um...
All right, I'll distract them.
And you, uh, you go call the police.
There's a payphone right inside.
We have a problem.
I'm gonna ask you a question, and you need to tell me the truth.
- What is it? - This. Is this you?
Yes, this is us,
but it is not our fault.
We didn't mean to hurt anyone.
Well, you can tell the police that. Derek is calling them right now.
No, no, no, please, no! He cannot!
What are you doing to me?
You both... have power.
This is not our fault.
We don't know what's happening to us.
- That's why you need to find Dr Suresh. - Yes.
Believe me, I understand what you're going through.
To be held responsible for things that you didn't mean to do.
Being hunted.
I've helped Suresh with so many people like you. He'll know what to do.
But the police.
They have to catch us first.
How was the library?
Dad, I can explain.
You don't need to.
You were with a boy.
No, no, there's no boy.
So... I'm waiting.
I tried out for cheerleading.
I made the squad. I forged your signature on the release form.
The girls took me out to celebrate.
First you get your car stolen, now... I...
I told you no cheerleading.
I was very specific about that.
Dad, cheerleading makes me happy, OK?
I know it's scary and I know there are risks.
Just please let me have this one thing.
I've done everything else you've asked. I've given up my friends and my life.
I just need one thing that's normal.
I had no idea that cheerleading meant that much to you.
Took me by surprise too.
You're gonna let me do it?
I'll make you a deal.
You cheerlead,
but you promise me
that you will not date...
...for now.
I have a lead on the paintings.
We have to go to Odessa.
- Texas. - The Ukraine.
It's a long trip.
What will you tell your family?
Oh, I'm sure I'll think of something.
She's finally settling down.
I'm sorry.
You didn't know.
No, I'm sorry, because... Molly has to find my father.
That is out of the question.
A lot of people in this photo are dead. This guy, dead. This guy, dead.
Kaito Nakamura, murdered. Angela Petrelli, attacked.
This is my dad. He may already be dead.
He be the next victim, may be the killer. I have to find out.
Look, this man here?
This is the man I work for. His name is Bob. I'll take you to him.
- Fine. After we find my dad. - You leave Molly out of this!
You're asking a little girl to confront her worst nightmare!
- Maybe that's exactly what she needs. - So this is all about helping Molly?
It sounds like a 13-year-old boy trying to make Daddy pay for leaving.
You know everything about daddy issues.
Yeah, I do.
I'll do it for you, Matt. I'll find your father.
Thank you.
Monica, it's dead tonight.
Let's close up. You get the front door.
- I'll get the back. - Sure.
- Sorry, we're closed. - But the sign say y'all close at 10.00.
Look, I'm hungry.
- My boss, he's making me close up. - And I said I'm hungry.
While you're at it, I'll take everything you got in the register!
Sit down right there!
Did you just see?
Where'd you learn that?
On TV.
- We're right here for you. - Yeah, we're gonna protect you.
I see a city.
Philadelphia. Good.
- An apartment building. - What floor?
- I don't want to go in. - He can't hurt you. It's OK.
- Third floor. - OK, good.
Good, what's the apartment number?
He knows I'm here. He's coming.
Molly, what's the apartment number? Quickly, come on.
- Nine. - Nine, good girl.
All right, get out of there right now.
He sees me, he... Leave me alone!
- Molly, get out of there! - Leave me alone!
Molly, Molly!
- Molly? - Molly!
- She's breathing. - What happened?
She's in shock. She won't wake up.
Molly, it's time to get up! Come on, wake up!
Matt, help me!