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[[Mohinder]] and [[Matt]] stand outside their hotel room, discussing their views on whether they should run and hide or act against their hunters. As they walk downstairs, they meet [[Peter]]. He extracts a bottle of phenobarbitol from the trunk, explaining that one dose will knock [[Noah Bennet|Noah]] out cold. After some further discussion as to whether what they're doing is right or not- Peter and Mohinder are uncomfortable with drugging him- Matt convinces them it is, and they drive off to capture their quarry.
[[Mohinder]] and [[Matt]] stand outside their hotel room, discussing their views on whether they should run and hide or act against their hunters. As they walk downstairs, they meet a just-returned [[Peter]]. He extracts a bottle of [[phenobarbitol]] from the trunk of his car, explaining that one dose will knock [[Noah Bennet|Noah]] out cold. After some further discussion as to whether what they're doing is right or not- Peter and Mohinder are uncomfortable with drugging Noah- Matt convinces them it is, and they drive off to capture their quarry.


Meanwhile, Noah is in a pub drinking whiskey and talking to the bartender. His vision begins to blur, and within seconds, he falls to the ground unconscious. As he falls, Mohinder and Peter converge on him and lift him up. Matt makes an excuse to the bartender, and the three of them exit with Bennett. They have succeeded in capturing him, and have taken him to their hotel for interrogation.  
Meanwhile, Noah is in a pub drinking whiskey and talking to the bartender. His vision begins to blur, and within seconds, he falls to the ground unconscious. As he falls, Mohinder and Peter converge on him and lift him up. Matt makes an excuse to the bartender, and the three of them exit with Bennett. They have succeeded in capturing him, and have taken him to their hotel for interrogation.  
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Back in the hotel room, Matt realizes he can pick Noah's brain for whatever information they need; they can discover who is hunting them, and why. Mohinder asks him how far he's willing to go to get what they need- Matt, with anger in his eyes, states he'll go as far as he has to.
Back in the hotel room, Matt realizes he can pick Noah's brain for whatever information they need; they can discover who is hunting them, and why. Mohinder asks him how far he's willing to go to get what they need- Matt, with anger in his eyes, states he'll go as far as he has to.


[[Nathan]] and [[Danko]] are discussing Noah, finding out that he has gone off the grid, Danko orders a warrant to find Noah, and tells Nathan he's compromising the operation by protecting them. He asks if Danko is spying on him, and Danko states that he didn't even touch his dinner.
In the operations center of [[building 26]], a concerned [[Danko]] tells [[Nathan]] Noah has gone off the grid. Danko orders that all surveillance on Noah be pulled immediately to aide in the search. Nathan seems surprised the Hunter spies on his own men. Danko responds that no one is above suspicion, least of all Noah and Nathan; their protection of Claire taints their decisions and judgment. Nathan asks point-blank if he, too, is being watched- Danko wryly responds that he hardly touched his dinner.


Mohinder is drugging Noah to ease the pain that Matt is inflicting upon him, Mohinder argues that it is unethical but Matt argues that it's the only way to get information, Peter agrees and they go back inside.
Mohinder is checking Noah's vitals, becoming more and more uncomfortable with the process and the pain Matt is inflicting. He believes Matt could be gentler, but his desire for revenge against Daphne's killers is getting to him. Mohinder again argues that their actions are unethical and likens their approach to torture. Matt replies that Bennet has the explanations, and his method is the [[moral ambiguity|only way to get information]]. Peter is also concerned that Matt is being sadistic, but agrees that they need what Noah knows. Matt, with his ok, resumes his inquisition.


<!-- font color="grey" -->Four weeks ago... Noah is doing a crossword when [[Sandra]] tells him he has to go to a PTA meeting for [[Lyle]], she states it's nice to have him around and she leaves. A knock is heard at the door and Nathan asks Noah if he has a minute, he then proceeds to tell him everything is going to change. He then tells Noah that he's going to do better than the company to find an answer, Noah asks if [[Claire]] is an exception and he says that she can be. Noah tells him that everyone will hate him and they will know, but Nathan tells him that he doesn't care anymore, he wants a chance to make things right. He requests his help and Noah directs him to [[Noah's storage|his storage room]] which has everything from his 20 years of servitude. Nathan states he doesn't need an arsenal of weapons, but Noah says he needs perspective and even though his mother turned off the lights, there's only so many crossword puzzles he can do.<!-- /font -->
<!-- font color="grey" -->Four weeks before, Noah is at home in [[Costa Verde]] doing a crossword, when [[Sandra]] interrupts to remind him of an engagement that evening. She made a dinner date with another couple who're on the PTA at [[Lyle]]'s school, and he is running out of time to get ready. She puts a coaster on the table and sets his mug down on top of it, and tells him it's nice to have him around- but it seems the transition is hard for both of them. A knock at the door rouses Noah from his thoughts, and he answers to find Nathan asking for a minute of his time. Nathan tells him he has set in motion a chain of events that will change everything- but that Claire will be safe. Noah panics and demands to know what he's done- Nathan responds by telling Noah he acted only to "help people"- the same reason Noah joined the company, all those years ago. Nathan tells him the company was never up to the task of dealing with the evolved human threat- but the US government has the power and the resources to fight it effectively. Their plan, he explains is to lock everyone with an ability up- naturally excepting himself. Noah asks if [[Claire]] is also an exception and the senator replies that she could be. Noah warns that he'll be reviled by everyone with powers as a villain- and that he won't be able to hide his actions from his daguther. Nathan answers that he's done terrible things, and seeks a chance to make things right. He requests Noah's help, and Noah escorts him to [[Noah's storage|his storage room]]. His immense closet is filled with souvenirs from his years with the company- files, and an arsenal fit for an insurgency. Noah tells him what he needs to succeed in his roundup is perspective- and even though he was no longer a company man, he could never be just a family man.<!-- /font -->


Matt states that Nathan planned it all, Peter dismays him and Mohinder tells him that it isn't ethical, he asks Matt if he is reading his mind but he tells him that he's an open book, Matt writes the number and address to Noah's storage and Peter takes the note and [[flight|flies]] there, to find a storage of weapons that he begins to take. Danko and Nathan find out through a hidden camera that he's in the storage and Danko orders a squad to kill him, but Nathan tells him he wants him captured not killed, even at the sacrifice of his men. [[Danko's team|They]] close in on Peter who throws a stun grenade through the door and flies off.
Matt states that Nathan planned it all, Peter dismays him and Mohinder tells him that it isn't ethical, he asks Matt if he is reading his mind but he tells him that he's an open book, Matt writes the number and address to Noah's storage and Peter takes the note and [[flight|flies]] there, to find a storage of weapons that he begins to take. Danko and Nathan find out through a hidden camera that he's in the storage and Danko orders a squad to kill him, but Nathan tells him he wants him captured not killed, even at the sacrifice of his men. [[Danko's team|They]] close in on Peter who throws a stun grenade through the door and flies off.

Revision as of 15:51, 28 February 2009

Cold Wars
Season: Three
Episode number: 317
First aired: February 23, 2009
Cold Wars.jpg
Written by: Aron Coleite &
Joe Pokaski &
Christopher Zatta
Directed by: Seith Mann
Previous episode: Building 26
Next episode: Exposed
Heroes Interactive transcript

Summary

  • Peter, Mohinder, and Matt capture Noah and telepathically interrogate him.
  • It's revealed how Nathan recruited Noah into the government operation.
  • Noah and Danko come to an arrangement on working together.
  • An unexpected prophecy is revealed.
  • A close ally is shown to be alive.


Story Development

Capturing of evolved humans Noah's storage unit

Synopsis

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Mohinder and Matt stand outside their hotel room, discussing their views on whether they should run and hide or act against their hunters. As they walk downstairs, they meet a just-returned Peter. He extracts a bottle of phenobarbitol from the trunk of his car, explaining that one dose will knock Noah out cold. After some further discussion as to whether what they're doing is right or not- Peter and Mohinder are uncomfortable with drugging Noah- Matt convinces them it is, and they drive off to capture their quarry.

Meanwhile, Noah is in a pub drinking whiskey and talking to the bartender. His vision begins to blur, and within seconds, he falls to the ground unconscious. As he falls, Mohinder and Peter converge on him and lift him up. Matt makes an excuse to the bartender, and the three of them exit with Bennett. They have succeeded in capturing him, and have taken him to their hotel for interrogation.

With the help of the drugs, Matt breaks through Noah's defenses with ease. In an uncovered memory from five weeks prior, Noah and Angela are discussing the Company. Noah argues that even without Primatech, the company should still be operational, as their work was important. Angela simply tells him it's all over, and hands him an envelope containing his "pension and severance" for all his years as an agent. As a personal gesture, she gives him a watch- a traditional retirement present. He presses his belief that the company's work must continue, but she resists. She simply responds that she's tired, and doesn't believe in the cause anymore- her new cause is saving her family. She appeals to his sense of duty and family, telling him they won, and he can enjoy his reward as a true father and husband. A lost Noah remarks that this is all he's ever known and ponders what he'll do now. Angela, sadness and concern lining her face, tells him to take care of Claire- and himself.

Back in the hotel room, Matt realizes he can pick Noah's brain for whatever information they need; they can discover who is hunting them, and why. Mohinder asks him how far he's willing to go to get what they need- Matt, with anger in his eyes, states he'll go as far as he has to.

In the operations center of building 26, a concerned Danko tells Nathan Noah has gone off the grid. Danko orders that all surveillance on Noah be pulled immediately to aide in the search. Nathan seems surprised the Hunter spies on his own men. Danko responds that no one is above suspicion, least of all Noah and Nathan; their protection of Claire taints their decisions and judgment. Nathan asks point-blank if he, too, is being watched- Danko wryly responds that he hardly touched his dinner.

Mohinder is checking Noah's vitals, becoming more and more uncomfortable with the process and the pain Matt is inflicting. He believes Matt could be gentler, but his desire for revenge against Daphne's killers is getting to him. Mohinder again argues that their actions are unethical and likens their approach to torture. Matt replies that Bennet has the explanations, and his method is the only way to get information. Peter is also concerned that Matt is being sadistic, but agrees that they need what Noah knows. Matt, with his ok, resumes his inquisition.

Four weeks before, Noah is at home in Costa Verde doing a crossword, when Sandra interrupts to remind him of an engagement that evening. She made a dinner date with another couple who're on the PTA at Lyle's school, and he is running out of time to get ready. She puts a coaster on the table and sets his mug down on top of it, and tells him it's nice to have him around- but it seems the transition is hard for both of them. A knock at the door rouses Noah from his thoughts, and he answers to find Nathan asking for a minute of his time. Nathan tells him he has set in motion a chain of events that will change everything- but that Claire will be safe. Noah panics and demands to know what he's done- Nathan responds by telling Noah he acted only to "help people"- the same reason Noah joined the company, all those years ago. Nathan tells him the company was never up to the task of dealing with the evolved human threat- but the US government has the power and the resources to fight it effectively. Their plan, he explains is to lock everyone with an ability up- naturally excepting himself. Noah asks if Claire is also an exception and the senator replies that she could be. Noah warns that he'll be reviled by everyone with powers as a villain- and that he won't be able to hide his actions from his daguther. Nathan answers that he's done terrible things, and seeks a chance to make things right. He requests Noah's help, and Noah escorts him to his storage room. His immense closet is filled with souvenirs from his years with the company- files, and an arsenal fit for an insurgency. Noah tells him what he needs to succeed in his roundup is perspective- and even though he was no longer a company man, he could never be just a family man.

Matt states that Nathan planned it all, Peter dismays him and Mohinder tells him that it isn't ethical, he asks Matt if he is reading his mind but he tells him that he's an open book, Matt writes the number and address to Noah's storage and Peter takes the note and flies there, to find a storage of weapons that he begins to take. Danko and Nathan find out through a hidden camera that he's in the storage and Danko orders a squad to kill him, but Nathan tells him he wants him captured not killed, even at the sacrifice of his men. They close in on Peter who throws a stun grenade through the door and flies off.

Noah tells Matt that Peter was killed or captured and tells them to flee, Mohinder agrees but Matt disagrees and forces Noah to tell him who he is working with.

Three weeks ago.. Noah and Nathan are talking about the system in which they will run the capture, Noah tells him "one of us, one of them" and Danko disagrees and tells him "one of us, or ten of us" even to Noah's dismay. Danko states they know nothing about him and he leaves. Nathan tells Noah that he can't look through just Noah angle but from a series of them. Noah gets in a taxi which Mohinder is driving, with whom he requests assistance, because with his perspective they can save lives, the memory stops and Matt tells Mohinder that he knew about everything and yet he didn't tell him because it was the safest thing. They argue and then fight. And in the commotion, Noah escapes.

They stop fighting and scour the location for Noah, who is covertly hiding behind a car, he breaks into the car and hot-wires it, but Peter lands on the windshield and says "Hi". They recapture him and Peter states they don't have much time, Noah concurs and so does Mohinder, they all argue and Matt looks inside his head once more.

One week ago... Noah meets Danko and he decides they need to discuss, Danko tells Noah that he was never loyal to his objective and he doesn't want to prance about, and to win a war it requires focus and Noah doesn't have it. Noah tells Danko that he isn't perfect and that he is treating them as terrorists and Danko says that Noah has to take orders or continue defying him, he tells him that he's the boss.

Noah tells him not to go after him or they're all dead. Matt gives him the address and that he has to hurt them, he screams after Peter who flies away.

Peter arrives to Danko's apartment and aims at gunpoint, Nathan sees him on camera and orders a team there. Danko walks into his gun and tells him to get it over with. Danko tells him he isn't the innocent one, and if Peter kills him, he'll get exactly what he wants. Nathan tells him that he's right and Danko is astonished to know how he got there so fast. Nathan tells him that he's not being himself and Peter shoots Danko in the shoulder. Nathan tells him that if he kills him, he won't be able to contain them all and procure their safety, he tells him that Danko's team is closing in on Matt and Mohinder, and Peter flies to their aid. Danko rings up and tells the team to capture them.

Danko's team is searching every apartment to find them and Matt aims a gun at Noah who tells him that Daphne is alive and he won't prevent him checking, Matt tells him they don't have time and Mohinder states he'll hold them off because it's what he wants.

Two days ago... Noah walks past Danko and hears Daphne screaming in agony from her gunshot wounds, Noah states that it will take three times the normal dosage to keep her down.

Noah looks at Matt and tells him that she's alive.

Mohinder uses his strength to fight the squad members but is eventually pinned down and captured.

Matt stands his guard and Noah tells him he can't stop it as the team rush in and capture him. They attach a drug shunt and Noah asks them to let him escort Matt out. Suddenly a stun grenade goes off and Peter rescues Matt whilst Noah looks on.

Mohinder is shackled to a chair with an iron pipe preventing his power in Building 26. Water is thrown on him and Nathan tells him that the plane was taking them to a facility for protection, even against the wishes of his peers, he mocks Nathan and tries to force himself out of the shackles. Nathan forces an ultimatum on Mohinder to join him, or him, Daphne, Peter and Matt will be killed, and leaves.

Danko and Noah are discussing his loyalty and Noah asks that he has his undying loyalty, Danko tells him that they knew of his storage unit and Noah states that because of him they found them. Danko states Nathan let his personal interests get in front of his mission and leaves. Noah sits down on a park bench and starts talking to Angela Petrelli about how he is going to show his loyalty to them and he'll have to make hard decisions. Noah tells her that he's always been fine with morally gray decisions.

Matt is in a precognitive trance and begins painting a portrait of himself with what appear to be several pipe bombs attached to his chest and that's why they needed someone to paint the future. Peter tells him that he is not a murderer, and Matt asks him to explain how the hell can he explain this and the floor depicts a prophetic explosion of Washington, D.C.

Memorable Quotes

"One of us, one of them."

"Working alongside people with abilities."

"It helps to even the odds."

"I think it's better to work with one of us, and one of us. Or ten of us. Or twelve of us, and none of them."

- Noah, Danko


"You're a dime a dozen, and 11 of the 12 are unreliable."

- Danko (about Noah)


"Hi".

- Peter (After landing on the car containing Noah)


"You know me. I've always been comfortable with morally gray."

- Noah, Angela


"Try not to kill one another."

- Peter (to Matt and Mohinder after a heated arguement between them)


"This is why they want to paint the future!"

"Matt, you are not capable of this, you are not a murderer."

"How the hell do you explain this?!"

- Matt Parkman (discussing the prophetic paintings of him exploding and then referencing the explosion on the floor, to Peter)

Character Appearances

Trivia

  • Noah reminds Angela, "You know me. I've always been comfortable with morally gray." This is a reference to Noah's conversation with Mr. Thompson in the episode Company Man.
  • The motel where Noah is taken by Peter, Matt and Mohinder is the same one used on another NBC show, My Name is Earl.
  • There are lots of similarities between "Company Man" and "Cold Wars". Noah is being held hostage by Matt and his ally/allies once again. In "Company Man", Matt was working with Ted. Matt also used his ability to dig out truths from Noah, exactly like what happened in "Company Man". Noah also tried to think in another language to prevent Matt from getting into his head. Classic black and white flashbacks were also used in both episodes. Both "Company Man" and "Cold Wars" storyline ended in tragedy for Matt's allies. Ted exploded in "Company Man" while Mohinder got caught in this episode. Both episodes feature a single storyline, and they're also the 17th episode of their respective seasons.

See Also

For images from Cold Wars, see images from Cold Wars.



previous: Building 26 Cold Wars next: Exposed
Season Three
Volume Three: Villains

The Second ComingThe Butterfly EffectOne of Us, One of ThemI Am Become DeathAngels and MonstersDying of the LightEris Quod SumVillainsIt's ComingThe Eclipse, Part 1The Eclipse, Part 2Our FatherDual

Volume Four: Fugitives

A Clear and Present DangerTrust and BloodBuilding 26Cold WarsExposedShades of GrayCold SnapInto AsylumTurn and Face the Strange1961I Am SylarAn Invisible Thread

See Also: Volume One EpisodesVolume Two EpisodesVolume Three EpisodesVolume Four EpisodesVolume Five EpisodesHeroes Reborn EpisodesAll Episodes