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The fourth season of Heroes began airing Monday, September 21, 2009, with Volume Five: Redemption. Volume Five begins with the introduction of Samuel, a leader of a carnival consisting of evolved humans, who are tracking down future members with abilities of their own. In addition, Sylar's transformation into the deceased Nathan affects the lives of the Petrelli family, as well as those surrounding them.
Volume Five: Redemption
The fifth volume of Heroes is entitled Redemption.
| Chapter One, Part One — Orientation|
Original Air Date: 21 September 2009
While Claire adapts to her normal life in college, Peter is using his ability to save others. Sylar, haunting Matt through visions, starts to emerge from Nathan's body, alerting Angela. A new group of evolved humans, led by Samuel Sullivan, recover from a recent loss. Tracy seeks to continue her killing spree, until Noah intervenes.
| Chapter One, Part Two — Jump, Push, Fall|
Original Air Date: 21 September 2009
A dying Hiro goes back in time to fix a mistake, leading to an encounter with a future ally. Claire finds herself involved in a recent murder, while her father investigates a recent attack with the aid of Tracy. Meanwhile, Sylar continues taunting Matt, risking his ideal normal life.
| Chapter Two — Ink|
Original Air Date: 28 September 2009
Peter meets Samuel under "heroic" circumstances, while a new hero is introduced. Claire makes a surprising decision regarding her secret, while Matt uses his own gift against his moral code, supported by visions of Sylar.
| Chapter Three — Acceptance|
Original Air Date: 05 October 2009
Tracy makes decisions regarding her previous life, while Noah seeks a new path with Claire's aid. Nathan uncovers secrets from his past. Hiro desperately attempts to save the life of a co-worker, while Samuel looks for new family members.
| Chapter Four — Hysterical Blindness|
Original Air Date: 12 October 2009
Samuel prepares for new additions to his family, while Lydia warns him of the consequences. Claire discovers that her roommate Gretchen may have a hidden agenda. Meanwhile, Peter finds an unexpected way to connect with Emma, who would prefer to stay distant. Elsewhere, a different side of Sylar emerges as he desperately tries to remember the person he used to be.
| Chapter Five — Tabula Rasa|
Original Air Date: 19 October 2009
Under Samuel's guidance, Sylar starts on a path to rediscover his true identity. Hiro helps Emma accept and understand the great possibilities that go along with having an ability. Meanwhile, Peter enlists Noah to help him find a healer who can save Hiro's life.
| Chapter Six — Strange Attractors|
Original Air Date: 26 October 2009
Matt goes to extreme measures to extinguish Sylar, who continues to torment him. Elsewhere, Noah calls in a favor from Tracy to save a troubled young boy whose misfortunes resemble her own. While Claire and Gretchen are being hazed by their new sorority sisters, they realize pledging might not be their biggest problem.
| Chapter Seven — Once Upon a Time in Texas|
Original Air Date: 2 November 2009
When Hiro travels three years into the past, he has a second chance to save Charlie from the hands of Sylar. However, Samuel's presence serves to complicate Hiro's mission even further. Elsewhere, Noah's past with his Primatech partner is revealed.
| Chapter Eight — Shadowboxing|
Original Air Date: 9 November 2009
Claire is determined to get to the bottom of the Sorority Rush attacks on her own, until Noah intervenes only to realize he may be the source of her troubles. Meanwhile, Peter's new ability is a perfect fit for his job and gives him the opportunity to help Emma accept her new life. Elsewhere, Sylar's battle at gaining full control over Matt's body escalates—with potentially dangerous implications at stake.
| Chapter Nine — Brother's Keeper|
Original Air Date: 16 November 2009
Samuel learns just how powerful he can become and takes dangerous measures to reach his full potential. Meanwhile, as Tracy begins to lose control of her ability, one of her own comes in harm's way. Elsewhere, Sylar continues his battle with Matt.
| Chapter Ten — Thanksgiving|
Original Air Date: 23 November 2009
Noah hosts a non-traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Elsewhere, the Petrelli family gets a surprise guest at their table. Meanwhile, Samuel continues to hold Hiro hostage, as Lydia goes in search for the truth.
| Chapter Eleven — The Fifth Stage|
Original Air Date: 30 November 2009
Noah is greeted by some unexpected visitors and Samuel's grand plan begins to come to fruition. Meanwhile, Peter struggles to accept the truth and takes extreme measures to get what he wants. Elsewhere, Claire's journey leads her to an unexpected destination.
| Chapter Twelve — Upon This Rock|
Original Air Date: 4 January 2010
As Claire becomes immersed into the world of the carnival, she becomes increasingly suspicious of Samuel's motives. Hiro is on a mission to rescue one of his own, but has difficulty communicating his intentions to Ando. Samuel has his sight set on Emma and her ability to complete his master plan.
| Chapter Thirteen — Let It Bleed|
Original Air Date: 4 January 2010
Meanwhile, Sylar returns to the carnival in search of answers and Peter continues to struggle with the loss of his brother. Elsewhere, Noah sets his plan in motion to take down the carnival.
| Chapter Fourteen — Close to You|
Original Air Date: 11 January 2010
Noah recruits Matt to help him take down Samuel, as they use his long-lost love, Vanessa, to lure him to them, but Samuel has his own plans for Vanessa in the works. Meanwhile, Hiro and Ando go to extreme lengths to save Dr. Suresh. Elsewhere, Peter's introduction of Emma to his mother brings forth visions of a very grim future.
| Chapter Fifteen — Pass/Fail|
Original Air Date: 18 January 2010
Hiro's life hangs in the balance as his brain tumor worsens, prompting him to subconsciously deal with some of his past decisions. Meanwhile, Sylar pays Claire an unexpected visit to get answers as to why he isn't quite himself. Elsewhere, Samuel's plan to impress his long-lost love, Vanessa, takes a terrifying turn.
| Chapter Sixteen — The Art of Deception|
Original Air Date: 25 January 2010
Noah enacts his plan to take down the carnival with the help of Lauren and Suresh. Sylar visits Matt looking to understand his desire to make a human connection, but Matt has a plan of his own. Meanwhile, Peter warns Emma of Samuel's intentions after his grim vision of the future.
| Chapter Seventeen — The Wall|
Original Air Date: 1 February 2010
Fueled by his vision of Emma in grave danger, Peter attempts to rescue Sylar from his worst nightmare. At the carnival, Samuel reveals Noah's secret past in order to bring Claire to his side. Meanwhile, Lauren makes a bold move to put a stop to Samuel.
| Chapter Eighteen — Brave New World|
Original Air Date: 8 February 2010
Peter joins forces with his most unexpected ally to save Emma. Meanwhile, H.R.G.'s life hangs in the balance as he and Claire find themselves trapped underground with oxygen quickly running out. Elsewhere, Hiro starts to come to grips with the decisions he has made and is called into action to help stop a disaster.
- Jack Coleman as Noah Bennet, a man leading a new company, to keep their existence a secret.
- Greg Grunberg as Matt Parkman, a detective haunted by visions of a serial killer.
- Robert Knepper as Samuel Sullivan, a carnival ringleader.
- Ali Larter as Tracy Strauss, a politician turned killer, who is going after those who hurt her.
- James Kyson Lee as Ando Masahashi, the sidekick of his best friend, Hiro, who is dying.
- Masi Oka as Hiro Nakamura, a time traveling man, dying due to his ability.
- Hayden Panettiere as Claire Bennet, an indestructible student desperate to live her normal life.
- Adrian Pasdar and Zachary Quinto as Sylar, a murderer whose has been tricked into thinking he is someone else.
- Sendhil Ramamurthy as Mohinder Suresh, a geneticist continuing his father's research.
- Cristine Rose as Angela Petrelli, a mother who resurrected her murdered son in unethical ways.
- Milo Ventimiglia as Peter Petrelli, a paramedic who decides to use his powers for the greater good.
- For other uses of redemption, see redemption (disambig).
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