‘Heroes’ Season Finale Episode Recap 3.25 “An Invisible Thread” and Season 4 Preview

3465121_25290aa8-6350-4880-bfdc-83759c6b6eb0-hrg-danko.jpgTonight on the Heroes Season Finale: A Season One regular will die, Nathan and Sylar will face off, and Hiro and Ando will try to take down Building 26. And a whole lot more!

Read on for the full account of the end of Heroes Volume 4, “Fugitives,” plus the teaser for Volume 5, “Redemption.”

We open on Matt Parkman, who is traveling back toward Washington D.C. to help Hiro and Ando take down Danko’s gang of hero hunters.

Outside Arlington, HRG, Claire and Angela pass construction workers who are actually a cover for waiting agents ahead. Angela wakes up in the back seat from a dream about Nathan. “He’s… in trouble.” She says. HRG realizes that they’ve just passed through a trap. He stops the car and tells Claire and Angela to run 2 miles into the city while he buys them time. He gives Claire a cell phone and tells them to get to Nathan. He tells Claire he loves her, and the women leave as he drives toward the roadblock. He’s stopped by officers, and armed agents surround the vehicle.

In Nathan’s office (with an unconscious Nathan), we see again how Danko stabs Sylar in the base of the skull, but he gets up and takes out the knife. He looks at Danko. “That hurt. Shape shifting. Yo’ve got to love it, right? The changes just don’t happen on the outside. His off-switch… he moved it. He slams Danko against the wall. Sylar says he has plans for Danko, his agents, and Nathan, whom he says he will kill later. After he absorbs all of Nathan’s memories, thanks to the power of clairsentience that Angela gifted him. Sylar plans to become Nathan, attend the President’s speech at a hotel tomorrow, and meet with the President after. Just to shake his hand. Soon he will be the most powerful man in the world. Danko tells Sylar to kill him now, but Sylar says he doesn’t need to kill him, because soon no one will believe a word he says. Sylar shifts into Danko, picks up his gun and opens the door, leaving Danko paralyzed against the wall. He stands in the doorway and fires shots at Danko’s agents running in to help. He goes back inside, releases the real Danko, and shifts into Agent Taub. Taub yells, “I got him! He’s in here!” and holds Danko at gunpoint. “You son of a bitch,” Danko says.

Angela and Claire arrive in D.C. and Claire worries about HRG getting caught. Angela reminds her that parents will go to extreme lengths to protect their children. Angela tells Claire they need to split. Claire will go find Nathan, and Angela needs to find Matt Parkman. In her dream, Parkman saves Nathan’s life. Claire asks why Angela can’t just tell Nathan how to avoid danger, and Angela says she can’t change what she dreams, but she can help push its outcome. The women part ways, and Angela says she will find Claire soon.

Sylar puts on his Senator suit in front of a mirror. He’s dragged Nathan into the bathroom with him, and begins kicking and slapping him to wake up. He needs Nathan to be awake in order to get his memories. He can’t wake him up, and decides he has enough memories from all of Nathan’s possessions lying around his office, including differing stories about his academic career–“Politicians,” Sylar shakes his head. With his back turned, Petrelli’s secretary comes in and says his daughter is here to see him. Sylar turns around as Nathan and tells her to send her in.

Sylar (as Nathan) greets Claire, and she asks if he found Sylar. He says yes, but he got away, and is going to the hotel to meet the President in an hour. He will intercept the President first and intercept him, and blow the lid off it all if he has to. Claire asks how she knows this is Nathan and not Sylar. He says, “I’m me.” He touches her necklace. “We spent a lot of time together,” and mentions Mexico. She says sorry. He tells her to stay there while he cleans up this mess, and she asks to come along. She wants to help stop Sylar and make a difference. He tells her to come along. He says if things go south, he wants her right by his side. They walk out together.

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Beginning of Volume Five: “Redemption.”

Cut to Three Months Later:

Kent Harper, a former Building 26 agent, comes home at night and sees his apartment is flooding from a clogged sink. He steps into the water and walks through his kitchen, confused. The water collects in a large puddle, and rises up into a human form–Tracy. She looks at him, raises her hand and says, “You’re number four.”

Cut to Nathan, looking at a newspaper in his office with the headline: “Fourth mysterious drowning baffles authorities.” He slams down the paper and appears to think. Angela walks in and says, “I haven’t heard from you in weeks. I was beginning to worry.”

He gets up and greets her, still sullen. “Sorry, I haven’t felt like myself lately.” She hugs him and reassures him that it’s a great time for him. The world is his oyster. The famiy is back together. He gives a distracted, weak smile, and she asks if he can hear her.

He walks away to his cabinet, and looks at a clock. He grabs the clock and says, “It’s just this clock. It’s running a minute and a half fast.” He fixes it and closes the case.

“So. Lunch?”

Angela stands in horror, looking at the clock.

To be continued…

One Tree Hill: Episode Recap 6.21 “A Kiss to Build a Dream On”

Previously on One Tree Hill: Victoria Davis returned acting suspiciously nice, Mouth and Millie returned to a life of monotonous monogamy, Skills returned to the dating pool with his eyes set on Jamie’s teacher Miss Lauren, and Peyton returned home from the hospital safe and sound. But more importantly, Nick Lachey comes to Tree Hill!  Peyton’s hormones are in overdrive, making her absolutely insane on bed rest.  Brooke is also being driven crazy by her mother Victoria’s newfound niceness towards Sam.  Crazy women come in threes, because Haley is also a bit frazzled upon learning that the music label is interesting in buying one of her songs for another artist.

Victoria’s manipulation is in full effect as she compliments her daughter, threatens vendors and shreds a letter Sam received in the mail.  Against Brooke’s advice, Sam and Victoria bond over their mutual honesty.  Victoria defends Mia’s shoplifting past while Sam asks point blank why Victoria is such a bitch.  It’s not quite as great a pair as Sam and Julian, but it’s close.

Brooke finds the half-shredded letter, which is from Sam’s birth mother wanting to reconnect.  Victoria did it to protect Sam and keep her with them, but Brooke is angry.  She takes the letter to Sam, but Sam doesn’t want the letter.  Sam is one tough cookie and is still angry that her birth mother gave up on her.  In order to get over her anger, Sam agrees to go back to the coffee shop and finally confronts her real mother.

While fixing up the Comet, Lucas finds ticket stubs to the Cure concert he and Peyton went to after graduation while Brooke was busy giving Chase the best 60 seconds of his life.  The flashbacks continue as Peyton reveals she was the one who sent Lucas’ book to publishers in New York City.

Flashback world also features the two stopping at a diner for lunch.  Lucas fakes a dine and dash as a joke for Peyton, but in the process he drops his ticket on the ground.  So the two don’t make it into the concert, but they spend their last night together snuggling on the hood of the Comet talking about all the babies they plan to make together….READ FULL RECAP

Gossip Girl Episode Recap 2.21: “Southern Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”

Tonight on Gossip Girl, we open on Blair and Nate walking around in the Village, talking about Blair’s mixed feelings about attending NYU.  She’s worried about ironic facial hair, mole men, middle-class professionals, and patchouli, which are the four majors available at NYU, so she’s in trouble. Nate wants to show her around to all the great Village pizza places and pot dealers, and then proposes they try out the subway, which will be the quickest way for them to see each other next year, but she resists.

Rufus, Jenny and Dan are shopping around for a trunk for Dan to take to Yale. Rufus tells the kids that selling the gallery will give him enough money to pay for college for Dan and Jenny and get some “breathing room” to figure out what to do next. Rufus spots an antique ring in a case, and Dan notices, but he says he is “just looking.” Rufus answers his phone and walks away, and Dan shows Jenny the ring. (As if Lily would wear an old dusty bauble from a Brooklyn antique shop.)

Blair goes to Serena and they lightheartedly talk about Chuck vs. Nate (“It’s not a real relationship if you can’t hold hands,” Blair says.) and then the convo moves to Gabriel. Serena complains that Gabriel never has time for her because of his new company, then she admits that they kinda sorta got married in Spain. Blair says his disappearing act sounds fishy, and proposes they spy on him, code names and all. But since Serena hates fun trusts Gabriel, she refuses.

Nate and Chuck are playing basketball, so naturally Chuck is wearing a full velour tracksuit over a polo and ascot. Nate says he feels weird talking to Chuck about Blair, but Chuck insists that they’re friends and Nate has no reason to worry about him getting in the way of his relationship. Nate admits he is worried about being all the way across the city from Blair next year. The distance between Columbia and NYU basically makes them a long-distance couple. What to do? Nothing a little trust fund can’t fix….READ FULL RECAP

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