Heroes (April 27, NBC)
Not content to merely impersonate Sen. Nathan Petrelli, Sylar shape-shifts his way ever-closer to the president as the heroes — including the Petrelli brothers and their mother — work together to take him down. At least one person dies — sort of — and we find out whether the rumors are true that Volume 5 is indeed called “Redemption.” One thing we do know: Season 3 went a long ways toward redeeming the series — and the finale holds many of its finest moments.
‘Heroes’ 3rd Season Finale Preview: Nathan Versus Sylar
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‘Heroes’ will wrap it up with ‘An Invisible Thread’ where Nathan goes head to head for the final battle against Sylar, but consequences are paid.
“Heroes” will wrap the fourth volume “Fugitives” next Monday, April 27. A preview for the finale episode titled “An Invisible Thread” has been released, showing Claire in Sylar’s hand, 911 call for Hiro and Petrelli brothers teaming up. Nathan faces off against Sylar to keep him from meeting the President (guest star Michael Dorn). Sylar has his own plans for his new partner. Meanwhile, Hiro learns that there are repercussions to regaining his ability. Elsewhere, Matt is forced to go to extraordinary lengths to protect his future with his family. Creator Tim Kring spoke to E! About the headbutt between Nathan and Sylar. “You will see a face-off. You can feel the two lines converging toward each other, very much, in the next episode. There’s still Building 26 and Danko to deal with, and those bad guys to put down, and then the whole stopping of Sylar’s nefarious plan. All of our characters are involved. The season finale is the best episode we’ve done in a really, really long time,” he elaborated. Also dished on the article is who are definitely RIP and who will return for more action. In the mean time, there has been no news yet on a fourth season pickup from NBC but fans can chew in for another webisode series “Nowhere Man” which focuses on Eric Doyle, starting April 20.
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Claire putting her suspicion over Nathan, Hiro ailing in his health and Angela begging Parkman to help Nathan in the April 27 episode of ‘Heroes’.
Three clips from the finale of “Heroes” are available. In the first one, Claire asks Nathan whether he is really himself and not Sylar, while in the second one Dr. Suresh orders Hiro not to freeze the time anymore because his human body is rejecting the power. The last and third clip is Angela telling Parkman that he must help Nathan like in her dream. “An Invisible Thread”, the last episode in the third season, will air on Monday, April 27. Nathan faces off against Sylar to keep him from meeting the President (guest star Michael Dorn). Sylar has his own plans for his new partner while Hiro learns that there are repercussions to regaining his ability. Elsewhere, Matt is forced to go to extraordinary lengths to protect his future with his family. Writer Bryan Fuller hints a bit on the season finale, revealing to Digital Spy, “I think it’s the best finale the show has had. We were sitting in the room, planning the last couple of episodes, saying we know the mistakes we’ve made, we don’t want to make them again, so how do we tell an effective story given everything we’ve done in the Fugitives arc? I think we came up with a really good way to pay off the season.” He added that for the fifth volume the writers had set up a “fantastic arc” for HRG, the Petrellis, and the Bennets. “All of the main characters that are surviving the finale have great ways to propel them into new stories.”
Question: Please, please, please give us a hint about whom Sylar kills in Monday’s Heroes season finale!
Ausiello: It’s a major character, and the death definitely sticks. But there is a twist. (Hint: It’s possible no one will be leaving the show.) BTW, the finale is fantastic. It’s compelling, suspense-filled and, most importantly, events occur consecutively and in the present day. Heroes is back, people! Source: The Ausiello Files
Heroes‘ Adrian Pasdar: Fewer Episodes Will Be Better for Viewers
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Adrian Pasdar, Heroes
At least one Heroes cast member thinks the news that NBC is cutting the show’s fourth-season episode count is a good thing. Adrian Pasdar, who plays flying U.S. Senator Nathan Petrelli, said after working on such a long production schedule this season, shooting only 18 episodes will be “a relief.” “If things start shifting around, they can always add more at the end, but doing 25 episodes this year was nearly 11 months of work,” Pasdar told TVGuide.com. “We love the work, but in order for the quality to be maintained, you can’t just keep grinding it out .” “The pacing will be a little better — we were sometimes shooting three episodes at once, and there’s no way that something doesn’t slip through the cracks,” Pasdar said. “It just gets crazy.” Pasdar’s character is heading toward a showdown with Sylar (Zachary Quinto) in Monday’s season finale, the end of which provides plenty of interesting ground to cover in the show’s fifth volume. (Stay tuned for a tease-y finale preview next week!) Because of the complexity of the coming story, Pasdar said the shorter season would benefit the show’s fans most of all. “This will make it better for everybody, and ultimately for the viewers,” he said. “It will be a more streamlined version of a show that’s very complex. It will still maintain its complexity, but I think it will be easier to follow.”
Any scoop on who is the death that sticks in the season finale of Heroes?
Sources confirm to us that the Heroes death that sticks is male, and he’s someone you’ve definitely come to know quite well since season one. In many ways, the killer also dies, but you’ll just have to wait until next week to understand what that means. Source: Kristin on E!Online
Heroes Spoiler-palooza: Who Lives and Who Dies?
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Want to know what to expect from the final two episodes of Heroes? Need to know what we can all look forward to in next season’s new volume, Redemption?
Exclusive Heroes dish direct from executive producers Tim Kring and Bryan Fuller and star Greg Grunberg.
Who’s dead? Who’s alive? Which two faves fight in the finale? And which characters are coming back next year?
Here’s the very latest, very juiciest scoop from the guys who know Heroes best:
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Tonight’s Episode: Tim Kring tells us that this week’s and last week’s eps are a bit of a loop: “At the end of the last episode we saw that Sylar was impersonating Nathan Petrelli, and tonight’s episode 24 explains how he got to be Nathan Petrelli at the end of episode 23. It sort of rewinds a little bit.” And despite the face-swapping confusion, Nathan and Sylar do go head-to-head before the end of the season. Says Kring, “You will see a face-off. You can feel the two lines converging toward each other, very much, in the next episode. There’s still Building 26 and Danko to deal with, and those bad guys to put down, and then the whole stopping of Sylar’s nefarious plan. All of our characters are involved. The season finale is the best episode we’ve done in a really, really long time.”
Bad Matt? According to Greg Grunberg, “The last two episodes are absolutely huge. My character is asked to do something, and does something, that is incredibly dark and results in the demise of another character. It’s not expected. It’s pretty sick. Torture is involved. It’s someone we all know. It felt great to tap into my dark side.”
The Old Ones: Based of the success of last week’s “1961” episode, look for lots more in season four about young Angela, Alice and the rest of the Company founders in their idealistic youth. Says Kring, “We didn’t plan on it until we saw how good ‘1961’ came out. We all fell in love with those actors who were playing the younger versions of them. We are devising season four to go back to that timeframe, since lots of interesting things happened at the beginning of the formation of the Company. I found it a really effective way to dig into the mythology of the show.”
The Path to Redemption: For us fans, season three isn’t done yet, but the writers are already back working on season four, and according to Bryan Fuller it really will be a brave new era for the show. Bryan tells us, “Fugitives was such a dark chapter in the history of Heroes, so we look at Redemption as a unifying theme for next season. We’re going to see redemption for all of the characters in one respect or another. Our goal going into season four is taking every character and making that character’s story evolve into an entire series. We just want the smorgasbord of Heroes to be as satisfying for everybody.” Smorgasbord or no, among those Heroes getting a special treatment next year is Masi Oka‘s Hiro Nakamura. Bryan Fuller says that, “The Hiro story for season four is the best story we’ve ever come up with for Hiro. It’s so emotional and exciting and adventurous.”
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DEAD OR ALIVE?
Daphne Milbrook: Sadly, Brea Grant is really gone and really not coming back. Kring tells us, “Alas, poor Daphne. She has met her demise. There are always ways of breaking time and space, but she is indeed dead.”
Claude and Adam: Fan favorites Invisible Claude and Adam Monroe are also not likely to appear any time soon. Despite rumors that Adam might back in the finale, Kring says, “We felt like we killed him in a very satisfying way, and there really had to be some finality on the show, or else we lose all credibility. His death by Arthur Petrelli was pretty hard to come back from, so, as far as him being alive in the present-day story, that’s a tall order.”
Tracy Strauss: On the other hand, Ali Larter‘s Tracy, while seemingly dead, does return. Says Kring, “It looks fairly dire for Tracy Strauss’ character, except if you stop and rewind the last couple of seconds when she was melting down the grate you may see some indication that the impossible could happen with that character.” Bryan Fuller spills, “I think Ali was so underused on this show, and watching the show as a fan, I was frustrated because Ali Larter is a really good actress, and she’s really engaging. So I was glad to write an episode where we get to focus on her character, because I adore her, so it’s fun to write for somebody that gets you excited about the story.” Will Ali be playing Barbara when she returns? “No,” says Bryan. Can melted, shattered Tracy really come back together? “Watch the finale,” replies Bryan.