The Line
Episode 6 of 11 within Volume Two : Generations. Item 29 of 129 overall.
Production number 206.
Adam Armus - Writer
Kay Foster - Writer
Jeannot Szwarc - Director
59 votes

West convinces Claire to teach head cheerleader Debbie a lesson after she deems Claire too ordinary to join the squad. While Suresh faces a serious moral dilemma with the Company, H.R.G. pays his Russian mentor a visit in an effort to locate Isaac’s last prophetic paintings.

Meanwhile, nearing the U.S. border, Alejandro becomes increasingly uneasy about Sylar's intentions, especially towards Maya. Peter and Caitlin's search for a mysterious doorway he painted ultimately leads them to a surprising place. In feudal Japan, while attempting to repair history, Hiro struggles with his feelings for Kensei's "princess" Yaeko.

original airdate: October 29,2007  rating: 10.51 million

network: NBC

Songs:  theme song "Le Héros d'un autre" by Victoria Petrosillo

  1. "All For Swinging You Around" by The New Pornographers



  • Mohinder makes a tough decision while working for the Company.
  • Peter and Caitlin make two journeys to solve Ricky's death.
  • Noah and the Haitian seek out Isaac's last paintings.
  • Monica finds help in understanding her ability.
  • West helps Claire try to join cheerleading.
  • Maya, Alejandro and Sylar make their way to America.
  • Hiro and Kensei hit a snag in their journey.
  • Niki is assigned to Mohinder by the Company as his partner.

Trivia: The scene where Claire and West pull a prank on Debbie is a reference to Hitchcock's North by Northwest, where Cary Grant is chased by the plane. The storyboard for the scene explicitly references the classic scene.


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