Charlie's birthday party
|Charlie's birthday party|
Charlie celebrates her birthday at the Burnt Toast Diner in Midland, TX.
|First mentioned:||Seven Minutes to Midnight|
|Date of event:||April 24, 2006|
|Location:||Burnt Toast Diner|
Charlie's birthday party was celebrated on April 24 at the Burnt Toast Diner in Midland, TX about six months before Hiro Nakamura and Ando Masahashi arrive there on their way to New York City to meet Peter Petrelli.
A photograph of Charlie's party is posted on the wall as part of a collage of photos of the diner and its patrons. After Hiro travels into the past to stop Charlie's murder, the photograph changes to include him at the party.
In the present, Ando waits for Hiro to return. He glances at the bulletin board, and sees the photo now includes Hiro.
Six months ago, Hiro appears in the diner at the same table he departed from, arriving at almost exactly the start of the party. Charlie calls to him to come over for the group photo.
Hiro appears as the party is starting. Sheriff Davidson calls Charlie over to blow out her candles. Charlie brings Hiro with her to join in the picture Lynette is taking, which Ando finds six months later.
Hiro thinks he has only time traveled back one day and tells Charlie not to go to work the next day. Hiro notices it’s raining and is confused because it was not raining the day before he time traveled. Charlie tells him it’s April 24th–-her birthday. As Hiro contemplates his mistake, Charlie offers him some birthday cake.
After altering time to save Charlie, Hiro looks at the picture from her birthday party that is supposed to have him in it and finds it only has Charlie once again. Hiro realizes that since he altered Charlie's death, he will now never go back in time to save her and fall in love with her. Hiro then tells his past self he has to go back in time six months to save Charlie and preserve the space-time continuum. After his past self teleports away, Hiro sees that he is once more in the picture from Charlie's birthday party and exclaims "Yatta!" Afterwards, Hiro shows Samuel the picture and tells him that he succeeded in saving Charlie without destroying history. Looking at the picture of Hiro and Charlie at her birthday party, Samuel comments that he now gets why Hiro's going to so much trouble to save Charlie. Hiro then shows the picture to Past Ando as proof that Past Hiro had gone back in time six months and he must wait for him to return.
- Charlie tells Hiro that she received a Japanese phrase book at her birthday party six months ago. (Chapter 2)
- Hiro time travels six months prior to April 24, 2006, right in the middle of Charlie's birthday party. Lynette calls Charlie over to blow out her candles. Charlie invites Hiro to join the celebration, and to take a photo with her. (Chapter 6)
- For her birthday, Charlie received gifts related to the world trip she planned to take — a world map, a leather passport cover, and a travel diary (Saving Charlie, Chapter 6). She would later receive a Japanese phrase book from Hiro, too.
- After the party, Lloyd took Charlie to La Pendule in Odessa for lunch. Charlie felt that this was a very fancy place. (Saving Charlie, Chapter 6)