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