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The following is a transcript of Heroes Interactive for the episode How to Stop an Exploding Man.


  • Welcome to the "Heroes" Interactive experience!
  • Fun Fact
    Leonard Roberts (D.L.) gained 20 pounds to play the role of legendary boxer Joe Louis in the TV movie, "Joe and Max."
  • Fun Fact
    Kirby Plaza, where much of the last few episodes centered around, is actually shot at ARCO Plaza in downtown Los Angeles.
  • One More Fun Fact
    The writers named Kirby Plaza after Jack Kirby, an iconic comic book artist who drew such titles as "Fantastic Four," "The Hulk," "Captain America," and many others.
  • Boost Your Brain Power Part 1
    Scheming mothers of political figures have been a common theme in history and fiction. For example, Livia Drusilla, wife of Caesar Augustus, was often the ruthless and brilliant puppetmaster behind the rise of imperial Rome.
  • What Do You Think?
    How did The Company get "corrupted?"
    • < 10% -- Money and greed. Isn't that always the way?
    • < 30% -- Too much power amassed by too few individuals.
    • > 10% -- Arrogance and ego of those in charge.
    • < 60% -- It was always "corrupted" - Bennet was just too naive to realize this.
  • Another Fun Fact
    The 59th street subway station seen near the entrance to this garage is just an escalator stairwell down to local eateries.
  • Boost Your Brain Power Part II
    In fiction, who can forget the scheming character of Mrs. Iselin from "The Manchurian Candidate," memorably played by Angela Lansbury as Laurence Harvey's mom in the 1962 take on this chilling political thriller.
  • Pop Quiz
    New York is about to explode! Likewise, in 64 AD, Nero fiddled while Rome burned. His politically ambitious adoptive mom was...
    • > 50% -- Cornelia
    • < 20% -- Agrippina the Younger
    • < 10% -- Joan Crawford
    • > 20% -- Agrippina the Elder
  • What Do You Think?
    Who is the scariest villain of all time?
    • < 10% -- Norman Bates
    • ~ 10% -- Nosferatu
    • ~ 10% -- Jar Jar Binks
    • < 40% -- Dr. Hannibal Lecter
    • > 30% -- Freddy Krueger
  • Fun Fact
    This parking garage is located in downtown Los Angeles on Grand Ave. - level 6, for the curious.
  • Fun Fact
    Actor Richard Roundtree (Charles Deveaux) has been a noted actor for almost 40 years. He got his start starring in now-classic "Blaxploitation" films in the 70s, most famously as the lead character in the "Shaft" movies.
  • What Do You Think?
    Do you agree with Mr. Deveaux that a true leader is one who has compassion and hope?
    • > 40% -- Yes, compassion means understanding, which makes good leaders great.
    • < 10% -- No, he's a sap. Leaders must be cold and dispassionate.
    • > 40% -- Mixed. A leader requires compassion, but also steelier qualities.
    • < 10% -- All a leader needs is to surround himself with the right people.
  • Fun Fact
    The blocking of the showdown between Hiro and Sylar was a homage to the showdowns in Sergio Leone's "Fistful of Dollars" trilogy.
  • What Do You Think?
    Will Hiro succeed in killing Sylar?
    • < 80% -- Yes, there can be no doubt.
    • < 20% -- No, but Ando will!
    • < 10% -- No... Hiro will be killed.
  • Fun Fact
    Heroes fans know Adrian Pasdar as Nathan Petrelli, but you may not know that he is also a film director with 1999's "Cement" under his belt, starring Chris Penn and Jeffrey Wright.
  • What Do You Think?
    What's Nathan's real plan?
    • > 10% -- To let the city go up in flames
    • < 30% -- To stop the explosion at any cost
    • < 20% -- To do whatever his mom tells him
    • > 40% -- He doesn't have one
  • Pop Quiz
    Name the bully who harassed Micah in school?
    • < 20% -- Dorian
    • ~ 30% -- Tony
    • ~ 20% -- Frank
    • > 20% -- Darren
    • < 10% -- Sal
  • Fun Fact
    Sometimes dreams do come true. With only $1,800 to his name, James Kyson Lee (Ando) flew out to Los Angeles in 2001 on a one-way ticket. Within two years, he started getting regular work as a television actor.
  • Fun Fact
    Between takes in his wheelchair, Richard Roundtree continued to be the coolest dude on the planet. Why...? Because he just is.
  • Fun Fact
    Yes, folks. Now you know... The elusive Mr. Bennet's first name is Noah!
  • What Do You Think?
    How will the season end?
    • < 10% -- New York will explode
    • > 10% -- New York will be spared
    • < 20% -- Sylar will be killed
    • > 50% -- Some other surprise
    • > 10% -- Please don't give anything away!
  • Fun Fact
    The prop department created five brand new parking meters of light weight materials so that they could be thrown through the air, and used to actually hit Milo (Peter) during the Peter/Sylar fight.
  • Fun Fact
    Because of the amount of actors working, it took four full nights of working from 6:30pm to 7am to get everything in the Kirby Plaza sequence.
  • Fun Fact
    Due to restrictions about shooting with minors at night, the team shot right up until midnight with Noah and Adair (Micah and Molly) and then sent them right off home to bed.
  • Fun Fact
    The Feudal Japan scene was shot in the foothills north of Chatsworth, California. This location was chosen because of its similarity to the field scenes in the Kurosawa film "Ran." It was so windy during the shoot that all the tents blew away by 5 am.
  • For cast commentary, original graphic novels, secrets, sneaks, and more, go to after Monday's broadcast.

Heroes Interactive edit
Season One

The FixDistractionsCompany ManParasite.07%Five Years GoneThe Hard PartLandslideHow to Stop an Exploding Man

Season Two

LizardsKindredThe Kindness of StrangersFight or FlightThe LineOut of TimeFour Months Ago...Cautionary TalesTruth & ConsequencesPowerless

Season Three

The Second Coming / The 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 FatherDualA Clear and Present DangerTrust and BloodBuilding 26Cold WarsExposedShades of GrayCold SnapInto AsylumTurn and Face the Strange1961I Am SylarAn Invisible Thread

Season Four

Orientation / Jump, Push, FallInkAcceptanceHysterical BlindnessTabula RasaStrange AttractorsOnce Upon a Time in TexasShadowboxingBrother's KeeperThanksgivingThe Fifth StageUpon This Rock / Let It BleedClose to YouPass/FailThe Art of DeceptionThe WallBrave New World

See Also: Production