“Lethal Inspection” – Original Air Date: July 22, 2010
The episode Lethal Inspection gives us a look at a secret bond and history between Hermes and Bender. After figuring out that he can no longer back himself up - in case his physical body is destroyed thanks to a defect - Bender heads out to the factory where he was manufactured in search of answers from Inspector #5, the man responsible for approving a defective robot. Hermes tags along to assist Bender in his investigation, helping navigate the Central Bureaucracy's record system. In the end, Hermes was the inspector that passed Bender, which is shown to us in an emotional flashback which shows the resignation of Hermes to Elizabeth Mitchell singing "Little Bird, Little Bird".