1x20 Five Years Gone
First Aired: Apr. 30, 2007 on NBC
Summary: The clock is set ahead five years where Hiro and Ando see what has become of the heroes after the destruction of New York. Following the explosion, those with abilities are forced to register themselves, while some are being hunted, imprisoned and killed. The President takes the steps…
Main Characters in this Episode
Hiro Nakamura: How do you know that?
Mohinder Suresh: Five years ago, Peter Petrelli and I were on the subway. He said someone stopped time. That's what you do, Mr. Nakamura. Peter and I were on our way to see Isaac Mendez that day. An artist who can paint the future. A lot of his work is remarkably accurate. Except this.
Hiro Nakamura: Is that a new "Ninth Wonder"?
Mohinder Suresh: The events in this comic. History didn't happen like this. You didn't kill Sylar. You're trying to change the past. Trying to stop Sylar, is that it?
Hiro Nakamura: If you could save millions of lives, wouldn't you?
Sylar: What I did? When I killed Nathan, he had already turned against his own kind.
Peter Petrelli: Liar!
Future Hiro Nakamura: [in Japanese] This is a map of time. The events that led up to the bomb... that destroyed half the city, five years ago today. I've been working on it for years.
Hiro Nakamura: [in Japanese] Why?
Future Hiro Nakamura: [in Japanese] To determine... the precise moment to go back in time... to change the future. I finally found it. [in English] Save the cheerleader...
Hiro Nakamura: [in English] Save the world! You visited Peter Petrelli with this message.
Future Hiro Nakamura: [in English] Yes. Did he do it? Did Peter save her?
Hiro Nakamura: [in English] Yes, he did.
Future Hiro Nakamura: [in English] Claire is still alive. Which means Sylar never took her power. Which means... You were able to kill him right?
Hiro Nakamura: [in English] Me? Kill Sylar?
Future Hiro Nakamura: [in English] You didn't? [Hiro shakes head] [in Japanese] Then... I need to get you back there. On the day the bomb explodes, you need to kill Sylar.
Ando Masahashi: [in Japanese] ou kill someone? [Hiro shakes head]
Future Hiro Nakamura: [in Japanese] This string here. This is you. It crosses with the black string... Sylar... here. This is the moment you kill him... on the day after the election. I stabbed him, but he regenerated.
Ando Masahashi: [in English] Because he had the cheerleader's power.
Future Hiro Nakamura: [in Japanese] Exactly. But if Peter saved her... Sylar can now be killed.
Hiro Nakamura: [in English] But I-I can't go back. I-I can't control my powers. If I try, Ando and I can... appear anywhere.
- Goof (continuity error): When Ando and Future Hiro run into the alley, Ando's necktie and shirt change. While talking to future Hiro in the alley, Ando's shirt collar is buttoned and his tie is tied. Then his tie is untied and dangling, and his collar is unbuttoned. Next, his shirt is buttoned and the tie is gone. Finally, the shirt is unbuttoned before he removes it altogether.