Oka said this about the episode: "This was one of my favorite episodes of the series. I had the opportunity to explore the many layers of Hiro. It was truly wonderful working with Jayma again and I even got to play against a younger me. Ah, how naive we were. It's an episode full of joy and tears. It's Hiro's Company Man and our homage to episode 8 in season 1. This scene is where Hiro finally gets his long awaited kiss. His dream upon the thousand cranes, the origami in his left hand, came true. But is there a happy ending? It's 'Heroes' after all. I hope you enjoy watching the episode as much as I had making it. Thank you!"
The following is how NBC describes the episode, titled "Once Upon a Time in Texas":
HIRO GETS A SECOND CHANCE TO SAVE THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE – JAYMA MAYS RETURNS AS CHARLIE – When Hiro (Masi Oka) travels three years into the past, he has a second chance to save Charlie (guest star Jayma Mays) from the hands of Sylar (Zachary Quinto). However, Samuel's (Robert Knepper) presence serves to complicate Hiro's mission even further. Elsewhere, H.R.G.’s (Jack Coleman) past is revealed. James Kyson Lee, Hayden Panettiere and Sendhil Ramamurthy also star. Elizabeth Rohm, Danielle Savre, Sally Champlin and Dawn Olivieri also guest star.
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