Tracy Strauss/Season Four
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Angela Petrelli informs Noah Bennet of Tracy's recent actions and gives him the assignment to kill her. Noah initially denies the assignment and starts his car. As he does this, a jet of water begins to splash all around the car, drowning him. Emile Danko appears before he dies and rescues Noah, stating that Tracy payed him a visit. Danko offers Noah a partnership to kill Tracy but Noah refuses. Tracy, as a cluster of water "witnesses" this before escaping into the canalization.
At a restaurant, Tracy approaches Noah and tells him that he is "number five". Noah comments that he believed he would be the lucky one who got away and asks her if that is still possible. He tells her that she is not a killer and Tracy becomes angry, stating that because of him and what the government did to her, a killer is all she is. Noah tells her that he can help her and she says that he wishes it could be that easy. She stands and leaves Noah alone in the restaurant.
Tracy later goes after Danko in his apartment but discovers that someone has erased his memories of her. Due to this, Tracy decides to spare his life. As she is about to leave, a man speeds into the room and demands that Danko return what he took. Danko refuses and Edgar kills him before turning on Tracy. Tracy however, transforms her body into water every time Edgar slashes at her. When she gets the chance, Tracy grabs Edgar and freezes his arm, suprising him and causing him to flee.
Tracy calls Noah and tells him that she needs help. He goes to Danko's apartment and finds her there with Danko's dead body. Tracy insists that she did not kill him and explains that after learning that he had no memory of her, she had decided to let him live. She tells Noah about Edgar, prompting him to reach into Danko's stomach and extract a key. Later, after Noah is attacked by Edgar, Tracy goes to see him at the hospital. Noah tells her about Edgar and asks if she will help him stop powered-people. Tracy suggests that they help others like her instead. She is confused as to why he called her and he explains that he can no longer call his ex-wife. Tracy stays with him and the two of them eat chowder together.
Tracy finishes her bath and then dresses to go to lunch. She goes to a restaurant and meets with her guest, Robert Malden. Malden tells Tracy that he has missed her and that he would like her advice once again. Tracy admits that she is eager to get back to her old life and accepts the job offer.
Tracy soon goes to see Noah and tells him that she has gotten her old life back. Noah asks why she has come to see him and she tells him that something is missing. Noah suggests that she quit but Tracy tells him that she can't give up her life. Noah tells her that a fresh start is what is needed to start over and Tracy leaves, thanking him for the advice. She then goes to see Malden again. She tells him of her plans to use her job to help people and he suggests that they go upstairs to celebrate. Upset over Malden's treatment of her, Tracy goes to the restroom and her ability begins to get out of control. She manages to stop it before anyone can see her, but she quickly leaves the bar, telling Malden that she is not okay and leaves her old life behind.
Tracy drives along a road and sees Amanda set a bench on fire. She complains that she wishes she hadn't seen that and pulls over, asking Amanda if she would like a lift. She drops her off at a bus station and leaves. However, Tracy quickly returns when she sees that Amanda has set a car on fire, trapping two robbers inside. Tracy stops the fire and warns Amanda that she should be more careful. Amanda says that they should ride together and Tracy says that she'll take her where she needs to go. She then offers to help Amanda gain some control over her fire power and Amanda happily accepts.
In order to get Jeremy out of jail, Noah calls in Tracy to pose as the boy's aunt. Tracy is a little angry that she has been brought to Noah but changes her mind after she hears about Jeremy's problem. Tracy goes to Jeremy's cell and sits with him. Jeremy is angry that Noah was unable to get him out and then tells Tracy that he is not like everyone else. Tracy asks him about his power and tells him that when her freezing power manifested, she killed a man. She says that like Jeremy, she gave in to her power and became something that she didn't want to be. Jeremy bursts into tears and Tracy holds him, reassuring him that he is not alone and that like him, she is not like everyone else.
Tracy leaves and heads into town. She calls her old friend Dennis, asking for his help in releasing Jeremy from jail. She hangs up and sees Samuel standing on a street corner. He calls out to her and she walks up to him, demanding to know who he is. Samuel smiles and asks Tracy what she is planning to do with Jeremy after she busts him out. Tracy doesn't answer and suddenly the carnival appears. Samuel tells her that Jeremy would be safe with them. He also tells Tracy that it can be her home as well, if she wants it to be. He shows her around and finally offers Tracy a place in their family. Outraged, Tracy demands to be shown the way out. Samuel hands Tracy a compass, in case she changes her mind, and has Lydia show her out.
Tracy returns to the police station and learns that Dennis has taken care of Jeremy's release. Tracy goes to see him and Jeremy asks where he will go. Noah explains that he will live close to him and that Tracy will help him master his power. Jeremy looks at Tracy and expresses his worry that he may not be able to control it but Tracy reassures him that he can do it. The three of them leave but the townspeople arrive and, after Jeremy accidentally kills a man, take him away. Tracy tries to tell the cops that they are making a mistake but nobody will listen to her. Noah and Tracy soon find Jeremy's dead body in the street and Tracy is devastated. She doesn't believe that working with Noah will work out and she tells him never to call her again. Noah apologizes and walks away as Tracy takes out the compass, which stops spinning, and points her in a direction.
In Washington, D.C., Tracy looks at a poster advertising the Sullivan Bros. Carnival coming for a limited engagement and looks at the compass that Samuel gave her. The waitress asks if she's okay and Tracy wonders what it would be like to run off and join the carnival. The waitress dismisses the carnival members as freaks and says that she can't imagine spending her life in a trailer. Tracy notes the waitress' life isn't any better, but then apologizes. As she starts to stress, her power activates and she freezes the mug that she's holding. Tracy quickly runs off.
Claire goes to Noah's apartment to do her laundry and discovers that the lock is frozen and broken. She cautiously enters, grabbing a knife, and finds Tracy. Tracy explains that she needs to see Noah and apologizes for freezing the doorknob. She admits that she is losing control of her power and her hand freezes again.
Claire gets the rapidly freezing Tracy into a bathtub filled with hot water. Claire goes to get some tea and Tracy tries to relax. The water in the tub starts to freeze and Tracy goes out into the kitchen. She explains what's happening and Claire touches her, only to freeze solid.
Tracy tries to haul the frozen Claire to the bathtub but her foot breaks off. Tracy starts crying. Claire heals and gets up. Claire takes her foot back as they both chuckle.
Once Tracy calms down, she manages to gain control of her power. She explains that she was at the diner thinking about changing her life. She admits that she tried to put her old life back together, but nothing fit anymore. Tracy talks about how she met Samuel and Claire knows who he is from her own encounter with him. Tracy admits that she might give up everything and start a new life by joining the carnival. Claire suggests that may be what Tracy's body is trying to tell her and Tracy is glad she has someone she can trust to tell such things to. Claire admits that she used to have someone, but it's over. Claire contemplates whether she can get through college. Noah arrives, sees Claire's foot on the table and casually asks how their day was. Claire says that it was the same old, same old.
Tracy meets with Samuel at a diner and admits that she can't live her old life anymore. Samuel says that he felt a connection between them and then asks her to use her gifts to help all people of abilities. Samuel leans over and begins to explain.
Tracy remembers talking with Samuel and remarks on how persuasive he is. She then travels to a ship through the water and wonders who it is that she needs to speak too. Tracy then spots a man flirting with another woman, who is obviously not interested. Tracy goes other to tell the man to leave the woman alone, and in doing so knocks off his backpack, which irritates him. She then asks if he is Eli, to which he responds that she "has our attention", and shows his copies. She responds that she is with the carnival, which angers his copies, prompting them to open fire on her, causing her to fall into a pool. Eli and his copies remark that she was cute, and are surprised when she rises up out of the water covered in ice. She freezes one of his copies and he speeds off in a speedboat, while she comments that she'll be seeing him soon.
Tracy notices that the clone she killed has no bones or blood. She then follows the boat in the water and encounters another clone, who does not breathe. Tracy arrives on land and finds yet another clone playing a card game in the street. She throws an icicle into the card and threatens the clone, who tells her that the original Eli is somewhere in town. The clone then kills himself and Tracy steals his phone. She learns that the clones are using every tourist scam in the book against the people in Cape Town but is shocked to discover that the diamonds they are using are actually real. She finally finds the original Eli at a diamond mine. He tells her that he has been waiting for her and that he knows that he cannot kill her. He then tells her that whatever she thinks about him is wrong because he is not a criminal, and shows her the diamond mine that is run by all of his clones.
During Samuel's speech, Tracy is seen.
As hundreds of clones run out of the mine, wielding pickaxes and shovels, Tracy comments that "it's not the first time someone with a cute accent" has gotten her into trouble. She then turns her body into ice, and attacks the clones. She tells the "Prime Eli" that she only wants to talk to him and that his family sent her. The clones respond saying they are all the family they need. Tracy starts to tire from they dryness and the heat and realizes that she may be "out of her element". Tracy rolls down the hill, and finds a spring of water, using it to re-energize herself. She tells them that she promised Samuel that she'd take him back to the carnival, surprising Eli, who didn't know that Samuel was in charge. He tells her that Joseph sent him to exile, but that him and Samuel usually saw eye to eye. She checks her phone and wonders to herself about Samuel's intentions.
After Noah is framed for shooting at the Carnival and captured, Tracy receives a call from Lauren Gilmore, who tells her that Noah told her to contact Tracy if anything ever went wrong. Tracy appears to sigh.
Tracy applauds Ricky on the concentrated use of his ability and Ricky wonders why his parents cannot be more like Tracy. Tracy reminds him that some people just don't understand who they are and promises to help him control his ability so that one day he may return home. She says that she does not want another Jeremy. Tracy then compliments one of Eli's clones on letting Ricky practice on him. Eli announces that he will be returning to the Prime, and Tracy wonders how she will keep paying for the home.
Tracy soon meets with Angela Petrelli, who is amused by the fact that Tracy disappeared to help the next generation control their abilities. Tracy says that if Angela's sister, Alice, had been taught how to master her power then the Coyote Sands incident wouldn't have happened. Angela angrily hands Tracy a check and tells Tracy never to call her. Tracy then receives a phone call from Lauren Gilmore. When she returns home, she finds the Eli clone speaking with Ricky about joining the carnival. Tracy gets Ricky to leave and demands to know what Eli is doing. Eli admits that the only thing stopping Samuel is Noah and Tracy, and an unknown attacker sneaks up on Tracy with a knife raised.
As Tracy questions Eli, Ricky enters the room and uses his ability to knock out an invisible girl from behind her. Tracy is shocked to see Becky, who seconds before was wielding a knife. As Becky becomes invisible once more, Tracy asks Eli where she went. She then learns that Eli has betrayed her and brought Becky to the facility to kill her. Tracy is amused at this and, after being shot, reminds Eli that Becky was his second mistake. Eli asks about his first and Tracy reveals it was getting on her bad side.
Tracy then uses her immensely strong freezing power to freeze every Eli clone as well as Becky solid. Ricky later apologizes for not helping enough but Tracy assures him he did good and saved her life. She then tells him to stay and take care of the others as she has to go and help a friend. Tracy gets a call from Lauren Gilmore and soon meets with her, telling her she came as soon as she could.
In a trailer fifty feet beneath the ground, Claire watches Noah die slowly. When Noah finally passes out from the lack of air, Claire begins to dig once more. She manages to expose Tracy's tunnel and water pours into the trailer. Claire watches as Tracy materializes and looks around. She finds Noah unconscious on the floor and Claire is left speechless.
Tracy asks for help and Claire helps her lift Noah towards the hole. She tells them they need to be ready to swim and that Noah owes her one once they get out. Then, Tracy liquefies herself once more and shoots into the hole, pushing both Noah and Claire up into the surface. Noah awakens and the three of them reunite with Lauren. As the helicopter arrives, Tracy remains in her watery form so as not to be exposed. When Noah asks where she is, Claire reminds them that Tracy said that he owes her one.
In chapter 5 of Slow Burn, Samuel asks Chris, Gail and Jennie to help him lure Tracy into the carnival. As they do their fire breathing routine, Samuel brings Tracy forward. He asks her about the time she first manifested her power, but she replies coldly. Chris thinks that Tracy doesn't buy what Samuel is talking about. Then, Samuel begins describing the sensation that Tracy experienced when she learned about her ability. He walks her away from the Bowmans, but she turns her head and smiles at Jennie, who shyly returns it.
Ando • Angela • Arthur • Chandra • Charlie • Claire • D.L. • The Haitian • Hiro • Isaac • Janice • Kaito • Linderman • Lyle • Matt • Micah • Mohinder • Molly • Mr. Muggles • Nathan • Niki • Noah • Peter • Sandra • Simone • Sylar
Adam • Ando • Angela • Bob • Claire • Elle • The Haitian • Hiro • Kaito • Linderman • Lyle • Matt • Maya • Micah • Mohinder • Molly • Monica • Mr. Muggles • Nathan • Niki • Noah • Peter • Sandra • Sylar
Ando • Angela • Arthur • Claire • Danko • Doyle • Elle • The Haitian • Hiro • Kaito • Linderman • Lyle • Matt • Maya • Micah • Mohinder • Molly • Mr. Muggles • Nathan • Noah • Peter • Rachel • Sandra • Sylar • Tracy
|See Also: Tracy Strauss • Tracy Strauss/Season Three • Tracy Strauss/Season Four • Characters|