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2006, TV Show

Heroes Episode: "Brother's Keeper"

Season 4, Episode 10
Episode Synopsis: Samuel sets out to fulfill his potential after discovering his dangerous power. Elsewhere, Tracy has trouble controlling her ability; and Sylar and Matt keep up their battle.
Original Air Date: Nov 16, 2009
Guest Cast Andrew Connolly Ravi Kapoor: Young Dr. Chandra Suresh
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Season 4, Episode 10
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Length: 42:02
Aired: 11/16/2009
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Heroes Episode Recap: "Thanksgiving" Season 4, Episode 10

In this episode of Heroes, families gathered 'round the table to give thanks, but, because it's a TV show about people with abilities, all the meals ended somewhat disastrously. HRG made his first attempt at hosting Turkey Day extra difficult by inviting his ex-wife, her new flame, and HRG's old partner Lauren. The carny band's twisted feast quickly got off track when Hiro and Lydia took a trip back in time, and Mama Petrelli spilled her dirty little secrets about Nathan's death before the first course was served.  So was the show as sweet as pumpkin pie? Let's find out.

"She's not a date... she's Lauren."
HRG decides to have the Bennett clan over to his apartment this Thanksgiving — even Sandra's new man, Doug. But HRG has a trick up his sleeve: he stalks ("I'm a big yam man") and invites Lauren, his former partner and would-be mistress from Primatech who we met a few weeks ago. Since she's planning a turkey potpie holiday for one, she agrees to come over. And Claire, then Sandra, are a little shaken up that HRG has invited a date. "We're a complex, modern family," HRG explains.

Somewhere between the canned yams and Doug droning on about meeting Sandra while having their dogs — Mr. Muggles and Mrs. Lovegood — groomed Claire tells her dad that she wants to quit school. She's lonely now that Gretchen has moved out and she just doesn't think college life is for her. Doug insists that Claire's feelings are normal, and because Heroes is contractually obligated to show Claire regenerate once an episode, she slices open her arm with a carving knife. "Does this look normal to you?" Claire asks as Doug faints.

Of all the Thanksgiving meals, this one ends happiest, with Sandra and Lauren actually making peace, and HRG convincing Claire to stay in school by inviting over Gretchen. They talk and are totally besties again, but they aren't going back to campus. Claire stole Samuel's compass from HRG and they are off to the carnival!

"Naked lady, you're trying to seduce me."
Hiro is angry at Samuel for using him without giving back Charlie. When Lydia and Edgar catch wind that Hiro has "fixed the past" but Joseph was not brought back from the dead, they realize something is up. Lydia takes off her clothes and embarrasses Hiro, but then he realizes he needs closeness for her to feel what he's going through. Next thing you know, they have traveled back to when Mohinder visited Joseph. Turns out Samuel, after learning how Joseph has kept Samuel's true power at bay, flipped out on his brother and murdered him. Samuel hears Hiro and Lydia in the weeds, but they disappear back to present day.

Samuel is suspicious when Thanksgiving starts and Lydia is not at the table. He later finds her with wheat in her hair and begins to piece together what's happened. At dinner, he says there is a traitor in their midst, that someone at the table murdered Joseph. When Edgar tells the group it was Samuel, Hiro is afraid to confirm it for fear that Samuel will never give Charlie back. So he lies. Samuel turns the truth against Edgar and makes him the bad guy. But before Samuel can kill Edgar, Hiro freezes time and helps Edgar escape.

Hiro now realizes that Samuel needs him as much as he needs Samuel, and he will no longer be bullied around. So Samuel uses his mind-manipulator to work his magic on Hiro. We are treated to a slideshow of Hiro's yawn-worthy story arc this season before Hiro says: "I must rescue Watson! Beam me up, Scotty." Poof, he's gone. Naturally, Samuel is unhappy.

"Time to carve the turkey."
Thanksgiving at Peter Petrelli's apartment involves a lot of blue lighting. Mama Petrelli stops by but the boys don't want to think about food. They ask about Nathan's body in the storage unit, and Angela laughs it off as a shape-shifter who was posing as Nathan at the time of his death. They don't buy it and they begin to press the matter.

Angela finally confesses the whole deed: Sylar killed Nathan. Parkman implanted memories. Yada, yada, yada. Angela uses the old, "you're still Nathan if you want to be Nathan, so who cares?" logic, and then Nathan reveals he's not Nathan anymore. He's been Sylar since the visit with Parkman in the hospital. "We never should have gone to Texas, Pete," he says before transforming back to Sylar. (If I never hear Sylar say I want my body back again this season, I will give thanks for that at my dinner table this year.)

But wait, just when Sylar is ready to split Angela's skull, Nathan's mind/spirit fights it off. After they wrestle inside, Sylar shifts back to Nathan who scowls at Angela. "What did you do to me?" he asks, before flying out of the apartment. Peter vows to find him and kill Sylar (but not Nathan?). Hmm, I don't think so.

What did you think of the episode? Did it make you thankful Heroes is still around? Or were you longing for a helping of something else?

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In this episode of Heroes, families gathered 'round the table to give thanks, but, because it's a TV show about people with abilities, all the meals ended somewhat disastrously. HRG made his first attempt at hosting Turkey Day extra difficult by inviting his ex-wife, her new flame, and HRG's old partner Lauren. The carny band's twisted feast quickly got off track when Hiro and Lydia took a trip back in time, and Mama Petrelli spilled her dirty little secrets about Nathan's death before the first course was served.  So was the show as sweet as pumpkin pie? Let's find out.

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