Heroes (2006–2010): Season 4, Episode 4 - Chapter Three 'Acceptance' - full transcript

As Hiro's life continues to hang in the balance, he distracts himself with saving the lives of others. Meanwhile, Angela tries to help the new "Nathan" remember his past, at the risk of his...

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There's just a lot of change
going on with me.

- Really?
- Yeah.

It's like when I look back on my life,

it just seems like it's not my life
I'm looking back on.

It's a midlife crisis. That's all this is.

Pete, it's me again.

I've left you three messages.
You need to call me.

Something's happening to me,

and I think you're the only person
who's going to understand what it is.

For years, I put my job ahead of my family,



and I'm eating cereal for dinner and
a strange man is answering my wife's phone.

That's no way to live.

So, what'd we win?

A compass?

A broken compass.

You can never change the past.
It's bad.

If you wanna change one thing,

that's all you do.

I went back to the carnival!

Fourteen years ago! Where it all started!

I am the reason
you fell in love!

That is my mission.

I must go back
and un-do the wrongs...

I have committed in my life.



But Hiro, you're dying.

And you still can't
control your power.

What if I could make it so that Danko
wasn't interested in you any more?

Why do you want to do this for me?

Maybe we're both looking for redemption.

I want my old life back.

I go back to my apple martinis
and overpaid lobbyists.

Excuse me.

Tracy? Is that you?

Hello, Governor. I'm back.

I need to
speak to you.

What did I do now?

Nothing. I just want to talk.

You and I have never been close, Hiro.

I've always taken life more seriously
than you. You were always...

Not serious?

Exactly.

But now that we're adults,
it's time for a change.

We're all that's left of the Nakamuras.

Why are we talking about this now?

Because.

Ando and I are...

getting married!

Wow! So soon?

What do you mean?

We've been dating
since high school!

Right. Of course.

Congratulations.

I'm so
happy for you!

It would be
my honour if...

you gave me away
at our wedding.

And my
honour, as well.

Ando! Good news!

Hiro said
"Yes!"

You told Kimiko...

that you'd give
her away at our wedding?

Yes. You owe me one.

The wedding
is over a year away.

You may
not be here.

You may be...

Gone.

Which reminds me:

I just thought of a new
entry for my bucket list!

Forget
the list, Hiro.

No!

I must un-do
all the wrongs...

I have committed
in my life!

It is my mission!

You have a mission,
but no mission control.

Floating through time
is killing you!

You need to accept
reality.

You are dying.

It's time to
tell Kimiko the truth.

It's the
Dial-A-Hero line!

Dial-A-Hero.
How may we save you today?

My name's
Tadashi.

I'm on the roof at 614
Kaminaka Street.

I'm gonna
jump.

614 Kaminaka Street.

That's here!

I'll be
right there!

Hold down
the fort!

I'll be right back!

Don't jump!

You scared me
half to death!

Sorry.

I came to
rescue you!

Too late
for heroics.

My life is
over.

So why
did you call?

Because...

I need
a witness.

So people will know
why I'm gone.

I know you!
You work in amounting, right?

Not any more.

I was fired
a month ago.

So, why are
you still here?

I sneaked back
into the building.

I was too
ashamed...

to tell anyone
the truth.

Every morning,
I'd get up,

get dressed...

and pretend
to go to work.

It is not shameful
to lose a job.

In my
case it is.

I was fired for
inappropriate behaviour.

What did you do?

I guess it
all started...

at last year's
year end party.

I drank too
much sake,

wound up near the
6th floor copy machine.

And...

I copied my...

Your...

Butt?

That's not so bad.

I've done things...

When my family heard
why I was fired,

they were
so ashamed.

What if I...

could go back
to the past...

and undo
your mistake?

It's impossible.

Good-bye.

Wait! I can help!

Nathan.

Mom?

What brings you to DC?
Are you cleaning out the garage?

Yes, as a matter of fact. Here. Come, look.

Just what the doctor ordered,
a trip down memory lane.

Last we spoke, you said something
about looking back on your life

and it feeling like someone else's.

Well, Nathan, this is your life.

Gee, Mom, you didn't really have to do that.

Yeah, I don't recognise any of this stuff.

Well, of course, you do. Come on.
Pick something up.

Ma, really, I...

Here.

Used to be your favourite toy.

Uncle Tim bought this for me
when we took that trip up the coast.

I was in the back seat of the car.

That's when you decided
you wanted to be a fighter pilot.

You remember?

Yeah.

I remember it like it was yesterday.

Literally.

Is there something wrong, Nathan?

No. Everything's fine.

Come on. What happened to you?

I mean, it feels like you
fell off the face of the Earth.

It was family.

It was a family crisis.

It was complicated and dramatic
and it's behind me.

So, you're back.

I'm back. And I'm looking for work.

Not any more, you're not.

I can use you back in New York.

That is, if you're willing
to come work for me.

I'd be a fool to turn it down.

Terrific.

So, what's going on?

I could use your help to ease
some legislation through the minefields.

You know, cut a few corners,
charm a few regulators.

It's right up your alley, Trace.

Right, baby?

Not a problem, Governor.

Have dinner with me. Tonight.
We can discuss the particulars.

So happy to have my Tiger Lady back.

- Peter?
- Hey, Noah. You got a minute?

Sure. Come on in.

I thought you wanted nothing to do with me.

I need to show you something.

That's a very nice arm.

No... There was a tattoo.

- Right here. I noticed it last night...
- A mystery tattoo?

No. It was a compass.

Just like the one
that you pulled out of the safe-deposit box.

A mystery compass tattoo?

I know where you're going, Noah,
and I'm not seeing things.

It was there. I thought you'd help me...

I don't know.
What are we going to do, though, Peter?

Seriously? Are we gonna go on the road

in search for this speedy guy with the knives
and uncover some giant conspiracy?

Not particularly.
You wanna get cut up again?

No. I don't.

That's why I'm telling you I'm not up for it.

- That's all.
- Got it.

So, what am I doing here?

- Sorry to bother you, Noah.
- No problem.

Not at all. Anytime.

- Claire?
- What are you doing here?

I had to ask your dad a question,
just something to clear my head up,

but we're good.

I gotta go. I got to be at work in 10 minutes.

Ten minutes? You live in New York City.

- New power?
- Ask your father about it.

Just a fishing expedition that didn't
amount to anything, and it's over.

Can I get you something to eat?

A bowl of cereal?

Ando! Good news!

Hiro said
"Yes!"

You told
Kimiko...

that you'd give
her away at our wedding?

Uh... Yes?

What's
on your face?

Toner ink.

Have you
seen Tadashi?

I'm talking to you about
a very important subject.

Who's
Tadashi?

It's not
important.

What's important is
I went back in time.

I stopped Tadashi from
copying his butt.

Now, he's back
at his job.

Not on the
roof any more.

I'm going to
check on him.

Wait!

You need to
accept reality, Hiro.

It's time to tell
Kimiko the truth.

The Dial-A-Hero line!

Dial-A-Hero.
How may we save you today?

My name
is Tadashi.

I'm on the roof at 614
Kaminaka Street.

I'm gonna jump.

Tadashi?

Don't jump!

You scared me
half to death!

Sorry.

I have brought shame
to my family name.

My life is over!

No! This shouldn't
be happening again!

I fixed ii!

You what?

Just tell me
how this happened.

Well, I guess
it all began...

when I made a
certain photocopy-

But
you didn't.

I went to the
year end party...

and
stopped you!

It wasn't at
the year end party.

It was the Emperor's
Birthday celebration...

You mean you copied
your butt anyway?

Why would you
do that?

What are
you talking about?!

It was
humiliating!

And that was just
the tip of the iceberg-

I know. I know.
Let me help you.

It's too late
for heroics.

Good-bye.

Wait! I can help you!

Val, before you put that in,

the guy didn't tell us he was diabetic.

Pete, I left you three messages.

I'm so sorry, man. I'm so sorry.

- I've been slammed. Are you okay?
- Yeah. I need to talk to you.

- Can it wait?
- Five minutes.

So, what's up?

- When did that start happening?
- Couple of days ago.

I'm like a Swiss Army Knife
of superpowers now.

It's a new power every day.

I guess it runs in the family.

Yeah. But there's something else.

- What?
- I'm seeing things, Peter.

Memories. Images.
Memories, but they're not my memories.

Not exactly.

I'll touch something and...
It's freaking me out.

I've read about this.
It's called psychometrics.

Has something to do with
seeing the history of an object.

Where it's been, what it's experienced.

So what I'm seeing, it's real?

Possibly. I don't know. Why?
What are you seeing?

You remember Kelly Houston?

Kelly Houston. Before or after she ran away
and broke your heart?

I don't think she ran away, Pete.
I really don't.

I touched my old baseball hat
and I got a flood of images

of her and me in a pool.

I know how all this must sound.

She was dead
and there was blood everywhere.

- You think somebody killed her?
- I don't know.

If what I'm seeing is real, then yeah.

- What would you do?
- I think you gotta find the truth.

Go by the house.
I mean, her mother still lives there, right?

Millie? Yeah.

Okay. You want me to go with you?

No. It's my mess.

I'll clean it up.

Tell me the truth, Claire.

Why are you here?
You checking up on the old man?

No. Can't a daughter just drop in
on her father unannounced?

I worry about you.

Since Mom is gone
and the Company is not around,

you just seem planless.

- You always have a plan.
- I'm fine.

That "fine" sounds very unconvincing to me.

You're not fine. You're living off of
cereal and Japanese take-out.

Well, that is a good point.
Tonight I ordered Italian.

- What about a job?
- What about it?

Well, I know it's a down economy and all,
but I'm sure there's something you can do.

Well, my particular skills
aren't really all that marketable.

That is not true.

You were middle-management
of Primatech Paper for over 20 years.

During which time,
my skills consisted of lying to my family,

breaking down doors,
bagging and tagging...

On the plus side, you are a people person.

Look.

Lumber salesman.
Minimum five years' sales experience.

You do know that was a cover, right?
I never actually sold anything.

Yes, but you don't have to admit to that.

Okay. Say you're at the interview,

and I'm the interviewer
and you're the interviewee.

Are we really...

Tell me, Mr Bennet,

what do you think
your greatest strength as a salesman is?

Well, if they won't buy from me,
I can always just shoot them.

Nathan Petrelli.

- Millie.
- Hi.

- What are you doing here?
- Reminiscing about Kelly.

I happened to be in the neighbourhood,
thought I'd stop by and say hello.

That calls for a drink.

What can I get you?

Nothing. I'm fine, thanks.

Sit down, Nathan.

Thanks.

Nobody ever talks to me about Kelly.

Guess they figure it's a sore subject.

Truth is, I am made of sturdier stuff.

So?

I was just going through
some old things in my office

and I started thinking about Kelly.

Just got to wondering if you...

If I'd heard from her?

Well, I wish I could say that I have.

Wish I could say that all this time
she's been living in the south of France.

That she became an artist.
That she has a daughter named Françoise.

Do you ever wonder if
maybe she didn't run away?

To be perfectly honest,
there was a time when I thought

maybe you knew more than you were saying.

After all, we were away that weekend,
but you were in town, Nathan.

And I knew that you and Kelly had been
seeing each other.

I never told your mother,
but I hired a private investigator.

Turns out, you're in the clear.

Kelly' in fact, used her credit card to buy
a one-way ticket to London Heathrow,

where she claimed her checked baggage.

And no one has
seen or heard from her since.

You think it's possible something
else might have happened, Millie?

Trust me. I've been over this ad nauseum.

Kelly was willful and spiteful
and full of herself.

Add to that, me not being
the most attentive of mothers,

no wonder she ran off.

I've got a hair, nail and body-sculpting
thing and I don't want to be late.

I understand.

- So, you'll show yourself out?
- Of course.

Here you go.

Broke out the good stuff.

I've already had too much.
And my mom would kill me if she found out.

There's no way she'll find out.

You're right.

You know,
my folks won't be back until Monday.

- Is that an invitation?
- Do you want it to be?

I don't know. You've been drinking.
I wouldn't want to take advantage.

Don't be such a prude.

You want it, Nathan? Come and get it.

Come on, Nathan. Come and get it.

- You better give me that.
- Come and get it.

- Give me that.
- No.

No!

You wanted to see me?

Millie called. Chardonnay.

She said you came to her
asking questions about Kelly.

Do you have any idea
what your trip down memory lane

is doing to that poor woman? Thank you.

Kelly didn't disappear.

She died.

I was there. What I want to know is
why I can't remember anything.

How would I know?

Because every time
there's a secret buried some place

I find you with a shovel behind your back.

You should write Mother's Day cards.

I'm gonna get to the bottom of this,
one way or the other. So you can tell me or...

Fine. I took care of it.

And you don't need to know the details.

You made sure
I wouldn't remember anything, didn't you?

You were drunk and foolish.
So, yes, I took care of it. All of it.

I had the Haitian wipe your memory.
I disposed of her body.

- I bought the plane ticket to London...
- It was an accident, Mom.

Well, it didn't look like one, dear.

So what would you have me do?

Her death would have ruined your life.

I'm just waiting for the part
that makes any of this okay.

I made a choice to protect my son.

You want to vilify me for that, fine.
I've been vilified for so much less,

but, please, Nathan,
don't destroy yourself over this.

So, what?
You're gonna have your old friend Millie

go on believing that her daughter ran away
because she was a bad mother?

Yes. Millie has made her peace with this.

I suggest you do the same.

I'll be in touch.

Did you forget something?

There's something I need to tell you, Millie.
And I'm not sure how to do it.

You all right, Nathan?

Look, I can't tell you how I know this

when I'm not really sure I should.

What are you talking about?

Just say it.

Kelly didn't run away. She died.

And I was there. It was an accident.

And it was my fault.

She got on a plane.

There's no plane ticket. She died, Millie.

And the whole thing
was covered up by my family.

What kind of twisted,
pathetic game are you playing?

I'm just trying to tell you the truth, for once.

I think you should leave.

Please. Go.

I'm sorry.

So, you never answered the question.

- Greatest strength?
- Greatest strength.

Well, I would have to say that above all else,
I am a company man.

You won't find anybody
more dedicated to his job than me.

See? That's perfect.

What lumber company
wouldn't want to hire you?

Yep. I'm a real people person.

- What's the matter?
- I don't know.

It's just, you know, kind of sad
when you look back on your life

and you realise it hasn't amounted to much.

What are you talking about?

Your whole life has been
about trying to help people.

Has it? Because all I see is pain.

I shot them, cuffed them,
locked them up, wiped their memories.

But I don't remember
actually helping anybody.

That's not true.
You've helped plenty of people.

Name one.

Me.

Life changes. We all change.

Sometimes you have to remember

who you were
to figure out who you want to be.

Why do I suddenly feel like
you're the parent and I'm the kid?

- We'll take turns
- Yeah.

So, you don't really
want to sell lumber, huh?

Nope. Not at all.

Ando! Good news!

Hiro said "Yes!"

You told
Kimiko...

that you'd give her
away at our wedding?

Not now, Ando.
I'm exhausted.

The wedding
is over a year away.

I know!

Why do you have ink on
your face and clothes?

Where have you been?

Time travelling.

Trying to save
Tadashi's life.

But every time I come back, he
just does it again.

Tadashi?

The guy with
the famous butt?

Yes.

You're avoiding
the issue.

You need
to accept reality.

It's time to tell
Kimiko the truth.

I'll get it.

Tadashi?
You on the roof?

Be
right there.

Where
are you going?

What
about Kimiko?

Hiro.

When my family heard
why I got fired,

they were
so ashamed.

I know.

You do? How?

I've tried
to help you.

Many, many times.

But nothing
seems to work.

You keep on making
the same mistake.

How come I don't
remember any of that?

It doesn't matter.

I think it's time...

that both of us
faced the truth.

The truth?
What do you mean?

First of all,

you must
really hate your job.

Nobody copies their butt
forty-seven different ways...

without wanting to get fired!

My advice:

find something you love to do.

Then it doesn't feel like work.

Maybe it is true.

I always thought I could
do more with my life.

Secondly,

Life is a gift.

Precious and
short.

Not wasted by jumping
off a roof.

What makes you
such an expert?

Because...

I'm dying.

No way.
I would have heard.

I've been
keeping it a secret.

Which brings me to
my third point.

Don't
keep secrets.

Not from
those you love.

Especially not
family.

It's time for both of us
to accept the truth.

What if
I'm not ready?

You'll be fine,
Tadashi.

Just
remember.

You'll always
have a friend...

waiting for you
up in heaven.

You're
my friend?

I am.

Thanks, Hiro.

Hiro.

You were right,
my friend.

It's time
for acceptance.

I need to tell
Kimiko the truth.

- Are you sure?
- I am.

Where have
you been?

On the roof.

Having
an epiphany.

There is
something...

I need
to tell you.

What's
going on?

I have so
many stories...

to share
with you, Kimiko.

I just hope...

I have time
to tell you them all.

I don't
understand.

I'm so sorry.

Are
you okay?

...fine.

Somethings
wrong!

Call an ambulance!

Fancy meeting you here.

- Am I that predictable?
- You live upstairs.

- How are you?
- Okay.

So, what brings you to my neighbourhood?

I got my old job back with Governor Malden.

Well, that was quick. Good for you.
Let's celebrate. I'll buy you a tuna roll.

Yeah. I'm not really hungry.

So, why are you here?

I don't know.

You got your life back, Tracy,
and that's what you wanted.

Isn't it?

It just feels like something's missing.

Something needs to change.

Well, you got a job in government.

That's a good start.

Please. Maiden isn't about helping people.

- Then quit.
- I can't.

Do you know how many people
would kill for my position?

Life changes, Tracy.
We have to change with it.

Maybe you just can't go home again.

Maybe you have to remember who you were
to figure out who you want to be.

I gotta go-

I have a dinner with Malden
and I can't be late.

Thanks for the advice, though.

Any time.

I can't tell you how great it is
to have you back, Trace.

I missed you.

It's nice to be missed.

Cosmo still your drink?

One Cosmo, please.

Look at us. Just like old times.

Kind of.

This job, I want it to be more.

I want to set agendas.

Help people who can't help themselves.

So much for small talk.

I want a job where I'm making
a real difference in people's lives.

Trace, you don't have to work so hard
to impress me.

We both know what you bring to the table.

Tell you what, why don't we skip dinner?

Let's go upstairs. Make each other happy.

Just like old times.

Will you excuse me for a moment?

Sure. Yeah. But don't be long.

Oh, my God.

There you go.

Is everything okay, baby?

No.

No. Everything's not okay.

I don't understand.

I wouldn't expect you to.

Hello. Yes, I'd like to speak
with someone in the homicide division.

Yeah. I'll hold.

I've been looking for you. What's the matter?

You are thinking about something.

Is it the new people
that Samuel's bringing in to the family?

You think he'd be bringing in more
if Joseph was alive?

I don't know.

It was his brother
and he has a right to his revenge.

No matter what it means for the rest of us?

I'll tell you what it means.

I'm the one who's left
to make all the decisions for this family.

I'm the one
that decides which direction we travel.

We were just talking, is all.

Come with me. It's time to find another.

You know you can tell me anything,
don't you?

Of course.

If anyone tells you
they're dissatisfied with me.

If you're dissatisfied...

I'm not dissatisfied.

Good.

What are you doing?
Why are you showing him to me?

I show you what you need to see.

Why would I need to see Bennet? He retired.
He's no longer interested in us.

He may have changed his mind.

Nathan seemed very confused.

Wanted to make sure
I heard his side of the story.

It was upsetting, to say the least.

Well, Nathan has always been
overly theatrical.

You know, I'm sure that's why
he's drawn to the spotlight of politics.

What exactly did he say?

I feel so silly telling you this.

No, please, he's my son. I want to know.

He said that Kelly was dead.
That he was with her when she died.

I told him, "No.

"She bought a ticket, got on a plane
and never looked back."

Millie, I am so sorry
that he bothered you with this.

Nathan...
Nathan just hasn't been himself lately.

You know how much
I've always cared for Nathan.

I apologise for his behaviour.

No one should have to
go through that pain twice.

I can honestly say, I don't care any more.

I just hope Kelly's happy.

I think that's about as close to closure
as I'm ever going to get.

Would you excuse me just one second?

Hello?

Package is delivered.

Wonderful. Thank you so much.

Something important?

- Not at all.
- Good.

- Where were we?
- Closure.

Of course. To closure.

To closure.