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Portrayed by Sally Champlin
First appearance Homecoming
In-story stats
Known ability None
Occupation Waitress
Significant other Greg
Child Sammy (son)

Lynette is a waitress at the Burnt Toast Diner in Midland, TX.

Character History


When Ando notices Hiro in the picture of Charlie's birthday party, he asks Lynette about it. She tells him the picture was taken about six months ago, and that Hiro and Charlie were close until Hiro disappeared weeks ago.

Six Months Ago

In the past, Lynette snaps the photograph of Charlie and Hiro together at Charlie's birthday party.


Lynette takes Mr. Bennet, Matt, and Ted's order.

Once Upon a Time in Texas

Lynette arrives at work on her motor scooter. Just before she walks in she sees Hiro in his hospital gown, and comments on his butt, not recognizing him. Later on, while helping Charlie, she asks Hiro who Sylar is, shocked to see that Hiro has returned. Hiro lies, saying that Sylar is a doctor. Lynette, while skeptical, leaves the three alone. Later in the day, Lynette pays Charlie.


Lynette takes Matt's order. Sylar, while in control of Matt, comments on her nice personality. Sylar then taunts Matt with threats of killing Lynette unless Matt tells him what he wants to know. Unaware of the danger she faces, Lynette is confronted by Sylar who, as Matt, asks for a straw. Later she notices a disturbing note on Matt's napkin which states that he plans to murder people. Shaken, Lynette calls the Midland police.


Lynette is amongst those in Hiro's imaginary trial. When the court is ready to start, Lynette says "all rise". Throughout the trial, she sits with the other jury members and, when Hiro finally accepts his fate, she is in the group of people who encourage him to fight on for his life.

Heroes Evolutions

Saving Charlie

  • After Charlie's murder, Lynette falls to her knees and weeps. (Chapter 2)
  • Lynette invites Charlie to blow out the candles for Charlie's birthday party. Lynette asks Hiro to take a photo of the whole gang. (Chapter 6)
  • Lynette meets Hiro, the new busboy at the diner. She is impressed with Hiro's bowing and is excited to have a replacement for Daniel. Lynette says she needs paperwork from Hiro. When he gets scared that he might not be able to work legally in the US, Lynette reassures him that she only needs his contact information. Lynette then welcomes Hiro to the Burnt Toast family. (Chapter 9)
  • Lynette always tips out Hiro 10% in exchange for keeping her tables immaculate.

    Lynette overhears Lloyd inviting Charlie to a baseball game; after being invited, she suggests inviting Greg and Sammy, wanting to "make a day of it". (Chapter 15)

  • Charlie shows Hiro a photo of herself at Lynette's pool party last summer. Another photo shows Lynette, a "slightly smaller teenage or with a blond beehive," at the grand opening of Burnt Toast Diner in 1976. (Chapter 16)
  • When Charlie tells Lynette that Hiro can perform magic tricks, Lynette asks Hiro to do a magic show at Sammy's party. (Chapter 19)
  • From outside the Burnt Toast Diner, Hiro watches as Lynette toddles around the diner with a broom. When Hiro enters the diner, Lynette barely glances up. She shakes her head, pushes her broom back toward the storeroom, and stops to put her hand on Charlie's shoulder. Lynette murmurs something in Charlie's ear, then hurries out of the dining room. (Chapter 22)
  • When Hiro comes to, he presumes that Lynette has left the diner. (Chapter 23)
  • Lynette notices that Hiro is mooning over Charlie, and it's driving Lloyd crazy. (Chapter 29)
  • Lynette welcomes Charlie and Hiro to her Tenth Annual Labor Day Barbecue Blowout. (Chapter 31)
  • Charlie recalls that Hiro saw her in a bathing suit at Lynette's party. (Chapter 33)
  • Lynette tells Hiro that Charlie isn't at work today, but went to the doctor to get the results from her spider bite. Lynette told Charlie just to take the whole day off. She thought Hiro might be playing hooky with Charlie. (Chapter 35)
  • Hiro prays for death, but Lynette comes instead. She offers him a ride home, and they talk about Charlie on the way. Lynette urges Hiro to give Charlie a little time to adjust to their relationship. (Chapter 38)
  • When Charlie says she won't go to Japan, Hiro suggests that she goes with Lynette instead. (Chapter 39)
  • In 1976, Barbie Travis says that she and Lynette are the only waitresses who work at the Burnt Toast Diner. (Chapter 41)
  • In 1976, Lynette (50 pounds lighter, but her face still red-streaked) attends Barbie Travis's funeral. In July 2006, Hiro bumps into Lynette, who explains that Charlie has the day off. (Chapter 42)
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Memorable Quotes

"Cute butt, hon."

- Lynette (to Hiro) (Once Upon a Time in Texas )

"All rise! The honorable Judge Kaito Nakamura presiding."

- Lynette (to the jury) (Pass/Fail )


  • Lynette is simply credited as "Waitress" for the episode .07%.
  • According to Saving Charlie, Lynette is the manager of the Burnt Toast Diner.
  • In Saving Charlie, Lynette is often described as being "short", "perfectly round", or "sphere-shaped". In Chapter 9, it says that Lynette is so short that she "barely came up to [Hiro's] chin". These written descriptions don't always match what is seen in episodes. The book also says she has massive breasts.
  • Lynette drives a motor scooter to work as seen in Once Upon a Time in Texas. Hiro takes this motor scooter when he goes to bring back Sylar to save Charlie and then return him.
  • Lynette has appeared as many times in the show's "present" as she does in alternate times, including twice in the past and once in Hiro's subconscious.


  • Lynette is a Wildcats fan. During Once Upon a Time in Texas, she can be seen wearing a pin with the Wildcat logo on it, in celebration for the Homecoming game.
  • In an interview, Sally Champlin explains that in Lynette's free time she likes to sing at her boyfriend's bar.
  • Lynette took Matt's order twice. Once during .07%, then again three years later during Shadowboxing.
  • Lynette gave up smoking in May 2006. Since then, she started leaving little piles of ripped-up paper and magazine covers and labels from bottles. (Saving Charlie, Chapter 15)
  • Lynette drives a green Taurus station wagon filled with Beanie Babies. (Saving Charlie, Chapter 38)

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