Episode:Shades of Gray
|Shades of Gray|
|First aired:||March 9, 2009|
|Written by:||Oliver Grigsby|
|Directed by:||Greg Beeman|
|Next episode:||Cold Snap|
- Matt and Nathan have to deal with an explosive problem
- Nathan tries to get Danko fired
- Danko tries to figure out Nathan's secret
- Eric Doyle comes to Claire for help claiming to have changed
- Claire takes a new job
- Sylar finally confronts his father
- Hiro and Ando get a surprise when they go to help Matt Parkman in LA.
|Sedation · Samson Gray's cabin · Matt Parkman Jr|
In the Bennet house in Costa Verde, CA, Claire opens the microwave and finds nothing. She turns around and is confronted by Eric Doyle who has received a text message from Rebel saying "Claire will save you." Claire tells him to get out of the house. Sandra gets down and Eric asks help from both of them. He tells he wanted to be a puppeteer again. Claire immediately refuses. Sandra warns him telling that there are agents parked outside the house. But Eric explains that Rebel made a fake call to misdirect them but they would be back very soon. Then he asks why they don't catch a comes-back-to-life-barbie. Claire says she got a free pass but if she would help anyone they would come after her. Eric questions her loyalty to her own kind, says they burned his theatre and expresses that she wouldn't know the feeling of being hunted. Further he goes on telling that he changed and that he wouldn't force anyone to do anything against their wills. He then leaves the house.
On Capitol Hill, Matt is alone when swat trucks and bomb squad members come. Nathan arrives and tries to help Matt disable the bomb. Matt tries to read a bomb squad member's mind but he is not thinking clearly. Danko activates the bomb and when he tries to explode it, Rebel interferes and stops the system temporarily. Matt notices the compartment of the bomb with the blinking lights and throws it out. Danko regains control of the system but it's too late for him to explode Matt since Matt had detached the part of the bomb. Nathan then knocks out Matt and tells him he's sorry but he can't have him read people's minds.
Generations unfold — father to son, mother to daughter. Where one leaves off, the other follows, destined to repeat each other's mistakes, each other's triumphs. For how do we see the world if not through their lens? The same fears, the same desires? Do we see them as an example to follow, or as a warning of what to avoid? Choosing to live as they have, simply because it's what we know, or driven to create one's own identity? And what happens when we find them to be a disappointment? Can we replace them? Our mothers, our fathers? Or will destiny find a way to drive us back? Back to the familiar comforts of home?
"But if there were agents outside... why aren't they kicking in the door, looking to collect a comes-back-to-life Barbie?"
"I want to know everything you know about Nathan Petrelli."
"He was lousy in bed."
"I guess not everybody gets old. Not everybody dies."
"Then you just have that much longer to suffer, don't ya?"
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