‘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…

Heroes Season Finale Spoilers: Who’s the Male that Dies?

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' 3rd Season Finale Preview: Nathan Versus Sylar
See larger image” 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 ). 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.

Three Clips From the 3rd Season Finale of ‘Heroes’

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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 3rd Season Finale of 'Heroes'
See larger image Three clips from the finale of “” 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 ). 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

Source: TV Guide Online

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:

Adrian Pasdar, Heroes 3.01: The Second Coming NBC/ Chris Haston

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.”

Heroes, Brea Grant NBC Photo: Chris Haston

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.

Heroes Episode Recap: “Turn and Face the Strange”

All roads lead to Coyote Sands. Or at least a few of the paths our heroes walk do. While Mama Petrelli organizes a family reunion at this mysterious locale, Mohinder finds clues to its history from an old file that belonged to his father. Meanwhile, Hiro and Ando run into problems as they try to stage a family reunion of their own between Matt Parkman and his infant son. And while Danko tries to keep himself and a loved one out of Parkman’s crosshairs, he also has to stay one step ahead of HRG who suspects Sylar’s death isn’t on the up-and-up…read more

New Heros Spoilers: Season Ending & Finale Scoop!

Diana Scarwid will be portraying Angela’s sister Alice Shaw and it has been confirmed that she does indeed have the power of “controlling the weather”. (SpoilerTV)

Daphne is definately dead, although she may return in flashbacks. (TV Guide)

“We will have a little surprise in store for you,” James Kyson Lee (Ando) said. “Basically, Ando and Hiro’s goal is to take down whoever is behind Building 26 and take down the bad guys, and both of us are going to try to combine our powers and see if we can make it happen.” (Watch With Kristin)

Will Heroes‘ Peter ever get his real power back, where he can absorb multiple powers?
TIM: “There are basically two directions,” says Heroes‘ Hiro, Masi Oka. “A lot of people are getting new levels to their powers. Like Matt Parkman, who can now draw the future. But people like Peter and Sylar perhaps have become too powerful, so they’re trying to scale it back down.” You can read Adam Bryant’s full interview with Oka here.

Sylar kills a regular Hero that’s been on the show since Season 1. And it sticks. (Michael Ausiello)

Producer Bryan Fuller talks to Sci Fi Wire, and confirms once again that Tracy’s not dead. (And apparently she wasn’t supposed to be winking, she was supposed to blink, and a tear was supposed to roll down.) She’ll be back in a huge way, and her story arc, going forward, will be about her attempt to regain her humanity and make up for her mistaken politics. Meanwhile, Matt retaliates against Danko in a “very interesting way.” Sylar strikes at “the heart of HRG’s life” in a way that causes things to unravel. And then in episode 3×24, “I Am Sylar,” we get to the heart of Sylar’s identity crisis. (SciFi Wire)

Preview of ‘Heroes’ 3.22: Turn and Face the Strange

Angela brought Claire and Peter to a place where she reveals the demons in her past, all new in ‘Heroes’.


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” keep it short and cryptic in the new promo for its April 6 episode, quoting “The grandmother of all mysteries is finally uncovered.” In the episode called “Turn and Face the Strange”, Angela shows Peter and Claire where it all begins and reveals the demon in her past. As Danko (guest star Zeljko Ivanek) spearheads the government operation, someone close to him is put in the line of fire. HRG’s life continues to spiral out of control and his marriage is dangerously close to the breaking point. Meanwhile, Hiro and Ando continue their road trip with a special delivery for Matt Parkman. Hiro and Ando are in fact traveling with a baby who belongs to Matt. Masi Oka, the actor who plays Hiro said that the baby will provide a dilemma for Matt. “You think you have your life sorted out, and you’re ready to charge in and live your life for good, but now you have something to possibly protect,” Oka told TV Guide. “Once you become a father, it definitely changes your mindset and what you’re willing to do. But at the same time, what does it mean to protect your child? Does it mean risking your life to make a better world, or doing nothing and staying at home?”

Episode 3.23: 1961 Airdate: April 13, 2009

  • Diana Scarwid will be portraying Angela’s sister Alice Shaw and it has been confirmed that she does indeed have the power of “controlling the weather”. Source: SpoilerTV
  • As Nathan, Claire, Peter and H.R.G. help Angela uncover her past, she reveals the dark secrets that have haunted her for years. Meanwhile, Mohinder learns of his father’s involvement in a long forgotten government operation. Diana Scarwid, Alexa Nikolas, Laura Marano, Ravi Kapoor, Casey Kringlen, H. Michael Croner and Edwin Hodge guest star. Source: NBC

Preview of ‘Heroes’ 3.23: Flashbacks to 1961

More about the Petrelli family, the company and the secrets buried under Angela’s head will be unearthed in the April 13 episode of ‘Heroes’.

Preview of 'Heroes' 3.23: Flashbacks to 1961
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” is coming closer to wrapping up its third season and more are revealed about the past in the upcoming episode “1961”. Apt to the title, the episode brings back Angela’s memory to the time in her past which was full of secrets. Haunted by the secrets for years, she revealed all of them to Nathan, Claire, Peter and H.R.G.

According to writer Bryan Fuller, there will be a lot of flashbacks into the life of Angela and the events happening in 1961 that motivate who she is now. Also in the April 13 episode, Mohinder learns of his father’s involvement in a long forgotten government operation.

Young Angela Petrelli will be played by Alexa Nikolas who was a regular in Nickelodeon’s “Zoey 101” as Nicole Bristow.

Episode 3.24: I Am Sylar Airdate: April 20, 2009

  • Sylar continues his unusual partnership and begins to have an unexpected identity crisis. Hiro and Ando take measures toward bringing down Building 26. Meanwhile, Matt’s new found fatherhood changes his priorities. Elsewhere, Nathan sets a plan in motion to right the wrongs of his government operation. Jack Coleman, Hayden Panettiere, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Cristine Rose and Milo Ventimiglia also star. Lisa Lackey and Ellen Greene also guest star. Source: NBC

Preview of ‘Heroes’ 3.24: I Am Sylar

The ‘Heroes’ accumulate power, while Matt is finding his new fatherhood experience stepping in the way.

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Preview of  'Heroes' 3.24: I Am Sylar
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With two episodes left “” presents an episode where the heroes gather up to join forces. On the other side, Sylar continues his unusual partnership and begins to have an unexpected identity crisis. The episode is called “I Am Sylar” and airs Monday, April 20.
Also, Hiro and Ando take measures toward bringing down Building 26. Meanwhile, Matt’s new found fatherhood changes his priorities. Elsewhere, Nathan sets a plan in motion to right the wrongs of his government operation. Speaking in relation with the episode, who plays Matt told TV Guide, “Everybody does come together at Coyote Sands.” He added about the fatherhood, “The baby and his family is the reason Parkman is going to do something in the last episode that he may regret for the rest of his life. It’s a huge story that we play out – something that only a guy who’s been pushed and is desperate to save his family would ever do.”

Episode 3.25: An Invisible Thread (Season finale) Airdate: April 27, 2009

  • “The baby and his family is the reason Parkman is going to do something in the last episode that he may regret for the rest of his life,” [Greg] Grunberg says. “It’s a huge story that we play out – something that only a guy who’s been pushed and is desperate to save his family would ever do.” So how does the recently resurfaced Janice – Parkman’s cheating ex-wife who disappeared early in Season 2 – figure into this family unit? “We’ve got a lot of stuff to do,” Grunberg says. “It’s definitely a strained relationship. It’s going to take some time and some real emotional scenes for them to get back together. But I think that’s what people are going to want to see. I think when Janice finds out that Matt’s been thinking about her and just wanting this relationship so bad, that it’s going to work.” But Grunberg suggests getting through their past issues won’t happen overnight. The actor revealed that Janice has even more secrets than viewers may have guessed, especially relating to the “touch and go” powers of the couple’s baby. “It’s going to take some work,” Grunberg says. “How much can you trust a person who was dishonest with you? She’s got secrets of her own – Janice is not as simple a character as everybody thinks. Where did those diamonds go in Season 1? There’s a lot of things we don’t know. We made a baby with powers together, and I don’t think that’s a one-sided thing.” Source: TV Guide Online
  • “We will have a little surprise in store for you,” [actor James Kyson Lee] said. “Basically, Ando and Hiro’s goal is to take down whoever is behind Building 26 and take down the bad guys, and both of us are going to try to combine our powers and see if we can make it happen.” Source: Kristin on E!Online
  • 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. Jack Coleman, James Kyson Lee, Hayden Panettiere, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Cristine Rose and Milo Ventimiglia also star. Source: NBC
  • Sylar kills a regular Hero that’s been on the show since Season 1. And it sticks. Source: The Ausiello Files
  • Greg Grunberg has confirmed that there will be a death of a character in the finale and it is not him. Apparently this will be a “permanent” death with the character not returning. […] Nathan and Sylar will meet in the season finale. Source: SpoilerTV

New Heros Spoilers: “Into Asylum”

Any Heroes news?
As we tipped in last week’s Heroes Redux, the bad guys are building a concentration camp for Heroes. Greg Grunberg told us, “They built that in the snow, all of those bunkers. It’s very creepy and it’s very cool.” BTW, now is a good time to tell you that without Kristin here, we don’t have enough staff to do the Heroes Redux every single week, so while it will continue, it won’t be a going concern week in and week out.  (Watch With Kristin)

Greg Grunberg spilled some scoop at the Heroes wrap party. Apparently, “Someone is dying at the end of the season, and it’s going to be for real. They will not be coming back. And it’s not me. That I will tell you.” (Watch With Kristin)

And the Hunter storyline reaches its natural conclusion in what sounds like a chilling turn of events: the establishment of what Grunberg calls a “concentration camp” for Heroes. He says, “They built that in the snow, all of those bunkers. It’s very creepy and it’s very cool. They torch the place.” (Watch With Kristin)

The end of the season is as supercharged as Ando! Jack Coleman tells us, “The last five episodes are really leading up to a shocking finale. There’s a lot going on.” The extremely scoopy details of what’s to come are in Redux, but until then Greg Grunberg teases a nasty throwdown: “There’s a whole fight in a hotel room—huge—with a chair with blood all over it.” So, whose blood do you think it is? (Watch With Kristin)

Will Heroes‘ Peter ever get his real power back, where he can absorb multiple powers? — Daniel
TIM: “There are basically two directions,” says Heroes‘ Hiro, Masi Oka. “A lot of people are getting new levels to their powers. Like Matt Parkman, who can now draw the future. But people like Peter and Sylar perhaps have become too powerful, so they’re trying to scale it back down.” You can read Adam Bryant’s full interview with Oka hereSource: TV Guide Online

Preview of ‘Heroes’ 3.21: Sylar and Danko Team Up

‘Heroes’ episode ‘Into Asylum’ presents the merge of a psycho killer and a senior agent of the Department of Homeland Security.

Source: Ace Showbiz TV News


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The psycho serial killer is back to haunt the “” next week. Emile Danko, played by Emmy Award-winning actor Zeljko Ivanek, finds himself a surprising new ally as the game of cat and mouse continues to escalate. Now that Nathan’s ability has been revealed and he has lost control of his operation, he and Claire go into hiding in Mexico. With Emile Danko now in control of the government operation, his plan to destroy everyone with abilities is set into motion as he teams up with an unlikely partner. Meanwhile, Angela and Peter seek refuge in a church and begin to mend their broken relationship. who plays Angela says that they find “somewhere special” to hide in the episode. Called “Into Asylum”, the episode airs March 30.

New Heros Spoilers! Ando Becomes a Hero!

Episode 3.20: Cold Snap Airdate: March 23, 2009

  • Episode [20] focuses on [Ali] Larter’s Tracy. “If you look at the ‘Fugitives’ arc, it all kind of leads up to episode 20 in a nice way,” [Bryan Fuller] says. “There’s a great twist in her arc.” Might that twist be connected to one of the three big deaths coming up (one of which is a fake-out)? Fuller won’t budge, except to say Tracy “ends the season in a fantastic way.” Source: The Ausiello Files

Episode 3.21: Into Asylum Airdate: March 30, 2009

  • Summary of spoilers revealed in Behind the Eclipse Q&A #17: [The episode] will feature Sylar at a government facility filled with people with abilities. Source: SpoilerTV
  • Now that Nathan’s ability has been revealed and he has lost control of his operation, he and Claire go into hiding in Mexico. With Emile Danko (guest star Zeljko Ivanek) now in control of the government operation, his plan to destroy everyone with abilities is set into motion as he teams up with an unlikely partner. Meanwhile, Angela and Peter seek refuge in a church and begin to mend their broken relationship. Kevin Alejandro also guest stars. Jack Coleman also stars. Source: NBC

Episode 3.22: Turn and Face the StrangeAirdate: April 6, 2009

  • As Danko (guest star Zeljko Ivanek) spearheads the government operation, someone close to him is put in the line of fire. HRG’s life continues to spiral out of control and his marriage is dangerously close to the breaking point. Meanwhile, Hiro and Ando continue their road trip with a special delivery for Matt Parkman. Elsewhere, Angela Petrelli unearths the demons of her past. Hayden Panettiere, Adrian Pasdar, Zachary Quinto, Sendhil Ramamurthy and Milo Ventimiglia also star. Ashley Crow also guest stars. Source: NBC

Episode 3.23: 1961 Airdate: April 13, 2009

  • Summary of spoilers revealed in Behind the Eclipse Q&A #16: [The title of the episode,] “1961,” is connected to Primatect Paper being founded in 1962. Young Angela will be portrayed by Alexa Nikolas. Source: SpoilerTV

Episode 3.25: An Invisible Thread (Season finale) Airdate: April 27, 2009

  • Summary of spoilers revealed in Behind the Eclipse Q&A #17: The season finale will introduce a female baddie and they use the word “pipeline” as a hint.

The working title for next fall’s fifth volume is Redemption. (Michael Ausiello)

Ando learns a new trick with his powers. He will not just be a supercharger anymore. He will be something more from that point on. He is becoming a legitimate superhero this season. (Michael Ausiello)

With the Hunter now in charge, Peter and Angela Petrelli are on the run. Cristine Rose says, “Peter and I take refuge in a church in the next episode, and then we’re going somewhere special in the following one.” Cristine adds: “The last five episodes, they’re really starting to use me more.” (Watch With Kristin)

  • Summary of spoilers revealed in Behind the Eclipse Q&A #17: We can expect a character with some sort of “earth” related ability and it will be “muddy”. Claire and Sylar will come to understanding with one another which stems from them having to deal with living forever. Lyle will not have an ability. Volume 5 will be called “Redemption.” There is not going to be any international uproar about Hiro and Mohinder being kidnapped, because they are part of those that are kidnapped and their governments do not know about it. We will see Nathan’s family again and at least one of his kids will have an ability. Source: SpoilerTV
  • Summary of spoilers revealed in Behind the Eclipse Q&A #16: The final encounter of Peter/Sylar for the volume does not have anything to do for the DC bomb. Source: SpoilerTV
  • New Heros Spoilers: End of Season and Season 5 Scoop “Redemption”!

    Episode 3.20: Cold Snap Airdate: March 23, 2009

    • Episode [20] focuses on [Ali] Larter’s Tracy. “If you look at the ‘Fugitives’ arc, it all kind of leads up to episode 20 in a nice way,” [Bryan Fuller] says. “There’s a great twist in her arc.” Might that twist be connected to one of the three big deaths coming up (one of which is a fake-out)? Fuller won’t budge, except to say Tracy “ends the season in a fantastic way.” Source: The Ausiello Files

    Episode 3.21: Into Asylum Airdate: March 30, 2009

    • Summary of spoilers revealed in Behind the Eclipse Q&A #17: [The episode] will feature Sylar at a government facility filled with people with abilities. Source: SpoilerTV
    • Now that Nathan’s ability has been revealed and he has lost control of his operation, he and Claire go into hiding in Mexico. With Emile Danko (guest star Zeljko Ivanek) now in control of the government operation, his plan to destroy everyone with abilities is set into motion as he teams up with an unlikely partner. Meanwhile, Angela and Peter seek refuge in a church and begin to mend their broken relationship. Kevin Alejandro also guest stars. Jack Coleman also stars. Source: NBC

    Episode 3.22: Turn and Face the StrangeAirdate: April 6, 2009

    • As Danko (guest star Zeljko Ivanek) spearheads the government operation, someone close to him is put in the line of fire. HRG’s life continues to spiral out of control and his marriage is dangerously close to the breaking point. Meanwhile, Hiro and Ando continue their road trip with a special delivery for Matt Parkman. Elsewhere, Angela Petrelli unearths the demons of her past. Hayden Panettiere, Adrian Pasdar, Zachary Quinto, Sendhil Ramamurthy and Milo Ventimiglia also star. Ashley Crow also guest stars. Source: NBC

    Episode 3.23: 1961 Airdate: April 13, 2009

    • Summary of spoilers revealed in Behind the Eclipse Q&A #16: [The title of the episode,] “1961,” is connected to Primatect Paper being founded in 1962. Young Angela will be portrayed by Alexa Nikolas. Source: SpoilerTV

    Episode 3.25: An Invisible Thread (Season finale) Airdate: April 27, 2009

    • Summary of spoilers revealed in Behind the Eclipse Q&A #17: The season finale will introduce a female baddie and they use the word “pipeline” as a hint.

    The working title for next fall’s fifth volume is Redemption. (Michael Ausiello)

    Ando learns a new trick with his powers. He will not just be a supercharger anymore. He will be something more from that point on. He is becoming a legitimate superhero this season. (Michael Ausiello)

    With the Hunter now in charge, Peter and Angela Petrelli are on the run. Cristine Rose says, “Peter and I take refuge in a church in the next episode, and then we’re going somewhere special in the following one.” Cristine adds: “The last five episodes, they’re really starting to use me more.” (Watch With Kristin)

  • Summary of spoilers revealed in Behind the Eclipse Q&A #17: We can expect a character with some sort of “earth” related ability and it will be “muddy”. Claire and Sylar will come to understanding with one another which stems from them having to deal with living forever. Lyle will not have an ability. Volume 5 will be called “Redemption.” There is not going to be any international uproar about Hiro and Mohinder being kidnapped, because they are part of those that are kidnapped and their governments do not know about it. We will see Nathan’s family again and at least one of his kids will have an ability. Source: SpoilerTV
  • Summary of spoilers revealed in Behind the Eclipse Q&A #16: The final encounter of Peter/Sylar for the volume does not have anything to do for the DC bomb. Source: SpoilerTV
  • Heroes Episode Recap: “Shades of Gray”

    Zachary Quinto and John Glover, Heroes

    Heroes‘ season of daddy issues continues as Sylar finally tracks down his pops (guest star John Glover) and Claire turns to both of her fathers for help. Plus, the baby of one of our heroes is also in grave danger. Meanwhile, Nathan, Danko, Angela and HRG continue their convoluted battle for power, which ultimately uncovers a dangerous secret or two. Let’s dig in…. read more

    New Heros Spoilers: Season Finale Scoop!

    Episode 3.19: Shades of Gray Airdate: March 9, 2009

    • The prophecy about Matt Parkman becoming a murder-suicide bomber comes due next week, but Matt Parkman doesn’t know anything about it… Next week Sylar finally meets his biological father (not to be confused with his adoptive father or his fake bio-dad Arthur Petrelli), played by John Glover. The father of Gabriel Gray has a wry personality, a fondness for taxidermy and a major health problem that factors into his relationship with his son. Nathan has to regain Tracy’s trust next week, or the Hunter will have both their heads…Can the old couple get back in business before it’s too late? Source: Kristin on E!Online
    • Summary of spoilers revealed in Behind the Eclipse Q&A #16: We will learn the consequences of Nathan saving Peter from The Hunter by arriving at the apartment so quickly. Source: SpoilerTV

    Episode 3.20: Cold Snap Airdate: March 23, 2009

    • Summary of spoilers revealed in Behind the Eclipse Q&A #16: We will learn morea bout Angela’s motivations. Source: SpoilerTV
    • Summary of spoilers revealed in Behind the Eclipse Q&A #15: We will learn more about Ando’s powers. We will also see Tracy tapping into the full potential of her ability even possibly freezing things at a distance. Source: SpoilerTV
    • HRG convinces Emile Danko (guest star Zeljko Ivanek), a.k.a. “The Hunter”, to release Tracy from “Building 26,” in hopes that she will lead them to “Rebel.” As Angela evades capture, she turns to an old friend (guest star Swoosie Kurtz) for help. In Los Angeles, Hiro and Ando continue on their latest mission from “Rebel” to protect the newest hero. Greg Grunberg, Sendhil Ramamurthy and Milo Ventimiglia also star. Brea Grant and David H. Lawrence XVII also guest star. Source: NBC
    • Somewhere around episode 20, Tracy Strauss will be broken up. And yes, it’s the sort of breaking up that lands the character permanently in a grave. Will she come back as yet another manifestation along the lines of Niki/Jessica/etc.? That remains to be seen. Source: Kristin on E!Online

    Episode 3.22: Turn and Face the Stranger Airdate: April 6, 2009

    Episode 3.23: 1961 Airdate: April 13, 2009

    Episode 3.24: I Am Sylar Airdate: April 20, 2009

    Episode 3.25: Title Unknown (Season finale) Airdate: April 27, 2009

    Summary of spoilers revealed in Behind the Eclipse Q&A #15: As we move forward in the season, the board in Building 26 with the Heroes will become more formalized with columns of killed/captured/at large. Alex being chased by the government is just a mater of numbers he is not as powerful or big of a “threat” as others. Virginia Gray (Sylar’s Mom) will appear again. Source: SpoilerTV

    Angela Petrelli receives the “Company Man” treatment via her very own origin episode! “We’re going to understand her in a way that we hadn’t before,” teases consulting producer (and author of Heroes’ original “Company Man” ep), Bryan Fuller. […] There are actually three deaths coming up — two real and one a fake-out. I’m not saying which category Tracy falls under. Source: The Ausiello Files

    The prophecy about Matt Parkman becoming a murder-suicide bomber comes due next week, but Matt Parkman doesn’t know anything about it. (Watch With Kristin)

    Next week Sylar finally meets his biological father, played by John Glover. The father of Gabriel Gray has a wry personality, a fondness for taxidermy and a major health problem that factors into his relationship with his son. (Watch With Kristin)

    Nathan has to regain Tracy’s trust next week, or the Hunter will have both their heads. (Watch With Kristin)

    The guide and informant known as Rebel returns next week, and based on his near omniscient technical prowess, the Rebel might really be Micah (Noah Gray-Cabey). (Watch With Kristin)

    In case you couldn’t tell, things are getting really bad between Noah and Sandra Bennet. The two may be getting a divorce. (Watch With Kristin)

    Sylar remembers some details of his childhood before he was given up for adoption, and we’ll learn that at least one of his “psycho killer” behaviors—you could even call it his signature—runs in the family. (Watch With Kristin)

    Heroes Episode Recap: “Exposed”

    This episode’s title is perhaps the most fitting one yet in this volume. Claire’s attempt to hide Aquaman Alex, Nathan’s plot to collect “terrorist” heroes, Matt’s vulnerabilities and pieces of Sylar’s past are all exposed over the course of the hour. Still, some things remain hidden, including Rebel’s identity and where exactly Angela’s loyalty lies. So which heroes’ exposure led to greener pastures, and whose brought only more problems? Let’s find out!
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    Heroes Episode Recap: “Cold Wars”

    After a week of promos promising some real answers about whose side HRG is on, did this episode deliver? Before we can find out, Matt repeatedly dives into Noah’s mind, pulling out pieces of the puzzle that both reveal HRG’s motivations and give Parkman & Co. some vital information about the people who are hunting them. But what other secrets did HRG have crawling around in that brain of his? Find out after the jump. …read more

    Heroes Episode Recap: “Building 26”

    This episode of Heroes saw characters use other heroes in order to further their own goals: Claire turns her back on Noah to protect a new friend, one of Nathan’s men stages Tracy’s breakout to keep the government’s support for their project, and Sylar continues his song and dance with his protégé to get more information about his father. Meanwhile, Hiro and Ando play wedding crashers in India. (Rule No. 73 is… oh, wait…) On with the recap!….read more

    New Heros Spoilers! Preview 3.16: “Building 36”

    One of the key Heroes dies at the end of this volume. (TV Guide)

    Heroes didn’t really kill of Daphne – at least not yet. (Michael Ausiello)

    Somewhere around episode 20, Tracy Strauss will be broken up. And yes, it’s the sort of breaking up that lands the character permanently in a grave. (Watch With Kristin)

    Preview of ‘Heroes’ 3.16: Building 26

    searching for his father.Nathan’s scheme to capture all the ‘Heroes’ continues while Sylar keeps

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    The hunt for the heroes continues in the next week’s episode of “” and cameras are placed every where to follow their moves. While the government goes for the hunt, Nathan’s plan faces exposure when the President orders Homeland Security to start an investigation. Sylar embarks on a road trip to find his father with assistance from Luke, unaware of their pursuit by Nathan’s agents. John Glover will play the role of Sylar’s father, who is not yet known whether to be a protagonist or another villain. An insider told EW previously, “When Sylar meets his father, he’s going to see a path ahead of him that he doesn’t want to take. He has a lot more in common with his father than he realized.” Elsewhere, Matt’s prophetic images lead Hiro and Ando to India and the Heroes receive help from a mysterious ally. The episode called “Building 26” airs February 16.

    Source: Ace Showbiz

    Episode 3.16: Building 26 Airdate: February 16, 2009

    • Nathan’s plans face exposure as Homeland Security begins an investigation under direct orders from the President of the United States. Sylar and Luke (guest Dan Byrd) embark on a road trip to find Sylar’s father, but are secretly being hunted by Nathan’s agents. Life gets complicated for the Bennet family as Claire goes into action to protect a young man with abilities (guest star Justin Baldoni) from being captured by HRG. Elsewhere, Matt’s prophetic images lead Hiro and Ando to India and a mysterious ally comes to the aid of our Heroes. Ali Larter, Sendhil Ramamurthy and Milo Ventimiglia also star. Ashley Crow, Randall Bentley and Amrapali Ambegaokar also guest star. Source: NBC

    Episode 3.17: Cold WarsAirdate: February 23, 2009

    • Summary of spoilers revealed in Behind the Eclipse Q&A #13: We will see how Nathan and HRG have provided the Hunter and his men with information about each of the heroes abilities explaining how they can neutralize the abilities. [The episode] will give us more information about Angela and HRG’s involvement with catching the heroes. Source: SpoilerTV
    • While being held hostage, HRG is subjected to Matt Parkman’s unique brand of interrogation, revealing how he became involved with Nathan’s government plot to capture those with abilities. Meanwhile, Matt’s discoveries bring Peter face-to-face with “The Hunter” (guest star Zeljko Ivanek). Sendhil Ramamurthy and Cristine Rose also star. Ashley Crow also guest stars. Source: NBC

    Episode 3.18: Exposed Airdate: March 2, 2009

    • Summary of spoilers revealed in Behind the Eclipse Q&A #13: Rachel Mills will appear in Episodes 3.18 and 3.19. Source: SpoilerTV
    • After receiving a tip from “Rebel,” Matt and Peter race to “Building 26” to rescue Daphne and recover files that will expose the government’s plans for those with abilities. Claire finds help from an unlikely source in smuggling Alex (guest star Justin Baldoni) out of the city. As Sylar and Luke (guest star Dan Byrd) continue their road trip, Sylar begins to have memories of his father that lead him to the truth about his mother. Meanwhile, “The Hunter” (guest star Zeljko Ivanek) puts his own agenda into action with an explosive surprise for one of our heroes. Jack Coleman, Adrian Pasdar and Cristine Rose also star. Randall Bentley, Ashley Crow and David Lawrence XVII also guest star. Source: NBC

    Episode 3.19: Shades of Gray Airdate: March 9, 2009

    • When Sylar comes face-to-face with his long lost father (guest star John Glover), the reunion proves to be what he least expected. Elsewhere, after receiving a tip from “Rebel,” Claire must decide if she will help her sworn enemy, Eric Doyle (guest star David Lawrence XVII), evade capture. Meanwhile, as “The Hunter” (guest star Zeljko Ivanek) plans to uncover the Petrelli family’s secrets and take control of Nathan’s operation, Matt finds himself in the spotlight and on the verge of leveling Capitol Hill. Jack Coleman, Ali Larter, James Kyson Lee, Masi Oka and Cristine Rose also star. Randall Bentley and Ashley Crow also guest star. Source: NBC

    Episode 3.20: Cold Snap Airdate: March 16, 2009

    • Somewhere around episode 20, Tracy Strauss will be broken up. And yes, it’s the sort of breaking up that lands the character permanently in a grave. Will she come back as yet another manifestation along the lines of Niki/Jessica/etc.? That remains to be seen. Source: Kristin on E!Online

    Episode 3.21: Into Asylum Airdate: March 23, 2009

    Episode 3.22: Face the Stranger Airdate: March 30, 2009

    Episode 3.23: Title Unknown Airdate: April 2009

    Heroes Episode Recap: “A Clear and Present Danger”

    With “Fugitives,” Heroes returns from a long winter nap with course-correction on its mind. As such, much of this Volume 4 kickoff does a lot of scene-setting, as we check in on our friendly world-savers as they struggle to live normal lives. Claire is applying to college, Parkman is working as a security guard, Mohinder is back driving his cab, Tracy trades in her junior senator for a governor, Peter is working as an EMT, and Nathan is back on Capitol Hill. Nathan has some new friends who dress all in black and create a scenario that forces our heroes to return to their super ways….
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    New Hero’s Spoilers: Fugitives

    Heroes

    Hayden Panettiere or Ali Larter have asked to be released from her contract. But NBC is unlikely to allow it. [Michael Ausiello]

    Ellen Greene is in talks with Heroes to return as Sylar’s mom during May sweeps. [Michael Ausiello]

    Jimmy-Jean Louis says not to expect a whole lot of screen time from the Haitian in Fugitives. “I don’t know too much about it, to be honest with you, because I’ve not been doing too much in this volume.” [Watch With Kristin]

    It’s very likely that at least one Hero will not be coming back for the next season. It’s being sorted out right now who from the cast will go. [Watch With Kristin]

    A Clear and Present Danger – Airing February 2
    Months after explosions brought down Pinehurst and Primatech, our Heroes try to put the past behind them and begin new lives. Now powerless, Hiro tries to train a reluctant Ando to be a true superhero. Suresh returns to life as a taxi driver, Peter is back to saving lives, and Daphne and Matt try to live as a normal couple. Claire’s attempt to live a regular life is cut short when she uncovers a deadly plot orchestrated by Nathan to track down and capture those with abilities. Meanwhile, Sylar begins the search for his real parents. [NBC]

    Trust and Blood – Airing February 9
    Following a chain of unexpected events, our Heroes are on the run from their latest adversary and one of their own, Nathan Petrelli. After Matt paints a series of prophetic images, the tragic fate of someone close to him is revealed. Elsewhere, Sylar continues his search for his father and encounters a young outcast (guest star Dan Byrd) with information and an ability of his own. [NBC]

    Building 26 – Airing February 16
    Nathan’s plans face exposure as Homeland Security begins an investigation under direct orders from the President of the United States. Sylar and Luke (guest Dan Byrd) embark on a road trip to find Sylar’s father, but are secretly being hunted by Nathan’s agents. Life gets complicated for the Bennet family as Claire goes into action to protect a young man with abilities (guest star Justin Baldoni) from being captured by HRG. Elsewhere, Matt’s prophetic images lead Hiro and Ando to India and a mysterious ally comes to the aid of our Heroes. [NBC]

    In a spring episode called Cold Wars: While being held hostage, HRG (Jack Coleman) is subjected to Matt Parkman’s (Greg Grunberg) unique brand of interrogation, revealing how he became involved with Nathan’s (Adrian Pasdar) government plot to capture those with abilities. Meanwhile, Matt’s discoveries bring Peter (Milo Ventimiglia) face-to-face with “The Hunter” (guest star Zeljko Ivanek). [SpoilerTV]

    New Heros Spoilers: More on Fugitives!

    Can you get us fans some spoilers about volume four of Heroes (Fugitives), please?

    Nathan becomes BFFs with the president almost overnight, thanks to Nathan’s superduper inside info about the supers. Speaking of power, remember how it corrupts absolutely? Well, Nathan’s gone bad, and fast—like milk left out in the sun. And among the first people Nathan sells out is a certain icy blonde…

    Got any Heroes info for us?
    Hiro and Ando are getting a lair! — Source: Kristin on E!Online

    New Heros Spoilers!

    Zachary Quinto, Heroes NBC/Adam Taylor

    We’re having a bit of controversy over here at the Sylar’s Army board. We’re hoping you can clarify something: When you wrote Sylar goes on a quest for his powers did you mean parents? I believe he lost his powers due to the shard in his head. Others don’t or don’t want to believe it. Please let us know one way or the other.
    Parents
    ! I meant Sylar goes on a quest for his parents! Darn. Sorry about that, guys. He did lose his powers, but we won’t be stuck with a powerless Sylar forever. Before Vol. IV: Fugitives goes on too long, Sylar will be back to his usual telekinetic self. Source: Kristin on E!Online

    Yes, Sylar’s healing power was deactivated, and yes he was in the exploding building when Meredith went kablooey, but no, he ain’t dead. He’ll emerge from the rubble and set off on a quest to find his powers. And Angela told the truth (believe it or not) when she said he was decidedly not the product of a humble watchmaker and a woman who collected snow globes. [Watch With Kristin]

    Even though Arthur took his native abilities, Peter can now fly, thanks to a timely injection of the formula. Hiro’s powers, however, will remain offline for the time being. [Watch With Kristin]

    [Sylar] ain’t dead. He’ll emerge from the rubble and set off on a quest to find his powers. […] The death reset I’ve been promising was not Elle. The death I’m referring to has not happened yet, and after this episode I’m more glad than ever that the writers are giving the character a second chance-because she rocks. Source: Kristin on E!Online

    [When the series return,] all of the characters are back in their real lives. You see Peter as a paramedic. Claire is looking for colleges. […] Matt’s wife Janice comes back. We’ll find out what happens when you have a superbaby. Source: The Ausiello Files

    Heroes Episode Recap & Spoilers: “Dual”

    In the final installment of the “Villains” volume, the thematic issue of duality that underscored the last 12 weeks came to a head in a weirdly non-confrontational way. That is, the two allegiances (good guys and bad) didn’t truly face off in any kind of grand war. But there was plenty of self-exploration, some self-motivation, a game of cat-and-mouse and ultimately at least one “duel”. By the time it was said and done, some of what we’ve come to know was going down in flames (literally), while other plots were hatched. Oh, and this episode stacked up a pretty impressive body count along the way. Let’s get to it! read more

    Heroes Redux: Is Sylar Really Dead?

    Duel NBC Photo: Adam Taylor

    This volume of Heroes began with Sylar scalping Claire and taking her power, and ended with Claire jamming a shard of glass into Sylar’s skull and taking his power. All’s fair in love and war, and our little Claire-bear is a fighter after all.

    So is Sylar dead? And is anyone buying that they would write Zachary Quinto off the show? Anyone?

    And what other Vol. III: Villains actions will have consequences in Vol. IV: Fugitives? Read on for the inside track…

    Duel NBC Photo: Chris Haston

    WHAT WE LEARNED:

    Most Petrellis Are Mostly Evil: Uh, did Nathan just go evil? Did Nathan just convince the president to round up all the people with abilities—including Tracy’s biological nephew Micah (Noah Gray-Cabey)—and keep them under federal control? I guess that nicely sets up the Fugitives theme for the next volume. Run, Heroes, run! And man, even though Nathan probably has some wholesome reason for doing this, he’s really going back to a Machiavellian mode that can’t be good for anyone. Of Arthur, Angela, Nathan, Peter, Claire and imaginary/onetime Petrelli Sylar, only Peter and Claire are reliably “good.” I hate to resort to quoting Bonnie Tyler, but I’m holding out for a hero on a show called Heroes.

    Red Lightning’s Not So Bad After All: Again, remember back when we thought Ando’s red-lightning power was deadly? Well, turns out it’s just awesome. Ando’s the “power-up” gold coin for this video game—hang with him and whatever your natural abilities, consider them amplified a 1,000 times. (I wonder if regular human powers—like being Suresh-smart—are also amplified?) Can’t wait to see how Ando’s new skill overlaps with other Heroes’ powers. For example, if you cross Ando with Tracy, can you stop the polar ice caps from melting and save the polar bears?

    Sylar’s a Hero? Angela is a pathological liar, but she did have a point about Sylar being an accidental hero of sorts. Arthur had successfully disarmed Peter, disabled Angela, and killed the likes of Maury Parkman and Adam Monroe. But against Sylar’s psychopathic determination, he was defenseless. Scary, yes, but compelling. Another reminder that Elle was right to see something in Sylar. Sigh.

    WHAT’S TO COME:

    Sylar’s Not Dead: Yes, Sylar’s healing power was deactivated, and yes he was in the exploding building when Meredith went kablooey, but no, he ain’t dead. He’ll emerge from the rubble and set off on a quest to find his powers. And Angela told the truth (believe it or not) when she said he was decidedly not the product of a humble watchmaker and a woman who collected snow globes.

    That Death Reset: The death reset I’ve been promising was not Elle. The death I’m referring to has not happened yet, and after this episode I’m more glad than ever that the writers are giving the character a second chance—because she rocks.

    Hiro on Hold: Even though Arthur took his native abilities, Peter can now fly, thanks to a timely injection of the formula. Hiro’s powers, however, will remain offline for the time being. Good news for the anti-time-travel faction of the fandom!

    Now, what did you think of the finale of Heroes, Volume III: Villains? Was it awesome, awful, or somewhere in between? And will you keep watching when Heroes returns next year?

    New Heros Spoilers! Bryan Fuller’s Rx for ‘Heroes’ & Sylar’s Dad!

    Exclusive: Bryan Fuller’s Rx for ‘Heroes’

    by Michael Ausiello, EW

    Source: The Ausiello Files

    Bryanfullerheroes_lPushing Daisies fans will probably take a hit out on me for saying this, but something good has come out of the comedy’s untimely death: It’s freed up Bryan Fuller to rescue Heroes from the villain known as “What the Frak Have They Done to a Once-Great Show?!” In his first interview since rejoining the series as a consultant, the writer-producer-genius behind such acclaimed season 1 hours as “Company Man” reveals where it all went wrong, what it’ll take to make it right, and who’s gonna have to be sacrificed before that can happen.

    AUSIELLO: Where did Heroes go wrong, in your opinion?
    BRYAN FULLER:
    It became too dense and fell into certain sci-fi trappings. For instance, in the “Villains” arc, when you talk about formulas and catalysts, it takes the face off the drama. And I think the goal for everybody is to put a face back on the drama. You have to save something with a face; otherwise you don’t understand what you’re caring about. I thought the “Villains” arc started out very interestingly, and then became sort of muddy and dense and I couldn’t get my hooks into the characters to understand their motivations. I also started to feel confused about what people’s abilities were. One of the great things about the first season is that the metaphor for their abilities was very clear. Those metaphors seem to have gotten complicated in the past two seasons. I share that concern with everybody on the writing staff. It’s not like I’m coming in and saying, “This is what you need to do to fix it!” Everybody knows what needs to be fixed and everybody is sort of rowing in that direction.

    Your work starts with episode 19, yes?
    Yes. I’m fortunate to be coming into a very exciting story line. [Former co-exec producers] Jeph [Loeb] and Jesse [Alexander], before they left the show, set so many great events in motion with the “Fugitives” arc [kicking off Feb. 2]. It really is a fresh start. All of the characters are back in their real lives. You see Peter as a paramedic. Claire is looking for colleges. We get away from the world of formulas and quasi-magic.

    Are the “Fugitives” episodes leading up to 19 solid?
    Yes. Episodes 14, 15 and 16 are amazing. The whole “Fugitives” arc starts out very strongly, and then it gets a little dense in the middle in terms of the mythology. So I came in right at the point where everybody was realizing, “Oh, we’re getting too dense here and we need to put faces on stories because there is no face to a formula; there is no face to saving the world.” So it’s turning this big ship back into a character stream, and everyone on the writing staff shares that desire. We need to get back into a character place, because that’s where this story started: Very clean, superhero metaphors to everyday life. That’s the path that we’re taking. But it is a big ship so it’s going to take a little while to turn it.

    Any plans to trim the sprawling cast?
    People will die. And some will return. Matt’s wife [Janice] comes back. We’ll find out what happens when you have a superbaby. We’re also going to tell fewer stories per episode. We’re going to limit it to three or four with one big one that you can wrap the stories around. We’re altering the structure of the show so that there’s a very clear A story that takes up a larger percentage of the show so that that story gets traction.

    Are you looking at Season 4 as a complete reboot of the series?
    It’s not necessarily a reboot as much as it is going back to the basic spirit of the show and pulling people back in. I don’t think the issues with the show have been about the serialization as much as about the density of the stories that have been serialized.

    Will you be part of the show next season?
    That’s the idea.

    Will the recent behind-the-scenes changes at NBC impact the show at all?
    It’s really hard to imagine Heroes without [Universal Media Studios president] Katherine Pope, because she has been such a proponent of the show. She was so instrumental in [setting] the tone and style of the show in the first season. She is as vital a piece as any of the players on the show at this moment. Her contribution can’t be undervalued. It’ll be very interesting to see how things shake out.

    What’s your working relationship with series creator Tim Kring been like since returning?
    It’s actually been very positive.

    Who gets final say: you or Tim?
    Tim. I’m a consultant. My job is to help facilitate the vision of the show, and the vision has been a little inconsistent. But “Fugitives” is such a great sea change. I think people who have been critical of Heroes will come back.

    ‘Heroes’ Exclusive: Sylar’s Dad is Lionel Luthor!

    by Michael Ausiello, EW

    Ausielloheroesquinto_l To restore the super to Heroes, the show is going — but of course — to Smallville!

    Sources confirm to me exclusively that the struggling NBC drama has tapped John Glover, a.k.a. Lex Luthor’s dad, Lionel, to play Sylar’s father.

    “When Sylar meets his father, he’s going to see a path ahead of him that he doesn’t want to take,” reveals a Heroes insider. “He has a lot more in common with his father than he realized.”

    The Tony award winner, who recently booked an arc on Brothers & Sisters as a love interest for Ron Rifkin’s Saul, will turn up towards the end of Heroes‘ forthcoming “Fugitives” chapter.

    Do you see the family resemblance?

    Episode 3.19: Shades of Gray  Airdate: March 2009

    • Summary of spoilers revealed in Behind the Eclipse Q&A #8: Episode 3×19 is titled “Shades of Gray” and will give us more of Sylar’s story. Source: SpoilerTV

    General Spoilers:

    • Summary of spoilers revealed in Behind the Eclipse Q&A #8: Charles Devereaux was not the catalyst before Claire. No “hands-on” action planned for Sandra because her hands “are full.” We will eventually find out about Charles Devereaux’s abilities, but no plan for when. The main nemesis (villain) for Volume 4 Fugitives is someone we have already seen. Source: SpoilerTV
    • Actor David H Lawrence, who plays villain Eric Doyle confirmed via his blog today that he will be filming night shots next week for a couple of more episodes of Heroes. Source: SpoilerTV
    • The Hunter will be partners with at least one (and possibly two) alpha-male Heroes we know and love. Source: Kristin on E!Online

    Heroes Episode Recap: “Our Father”

    As we inch toward the midseason finale, this episode focused much of its attention on many of the characters’ dealing with their daddy issues. Some of the characters find a way to resolve their conflicts peacefully, others choose strength and violence and one even works out his papa problems by spending some quality time with his mom. Still with all this heartwarming going on, several people ended up dead and one hero found himself in a less than unsavory predicament. And let’s not even get started on the first testing of the “new and improved” formula. Since the episode (and its title) was basically given over to the fathers on the show, let’s break down the show’s happenings similarly. read more

    Heroes: Episode 3.12 “Our Father” Recap — Buddy TV

    Hayden Panettiere, Robert Forster and Masi Oka, HeroesPreviously on Heroes: The eclipse happened, Sylar killed Elle, and Hiro finally shared a scene with Claire as he teleported them to the moment when Kaito gave baby Claire to HRG.

    Hiro (Masi Oka) and Claire (Hayden Panettiere) are back in Manhattan 16 years ago observing their younger selves. Hiro speaks no English, and Claire speaks no Japanese, so communicating isn’t very easy. Hiro sees his mother, who is sick and fears she will die that night. She begs Kaito that they must transfer the Catalyst, and she wants to put it in Hiro while Kaito wants it in Claire.

    After learning that his mother is a healer (just like Linderman), Hiro thinks she can help him regain his memory, so he poses as the Nakamura’s new chef while Claire runs off to make sure HRG doesn’t let Kaito make her the Catalyst. It’s all surprisingly fascinating.

    It’s also creepy, because Claire goes to the Bennet house and changes her baby self’s wet diaper. She sticks around posing as a babysitter, but big bad HRG (Jack Coleman) doesn’t fall for her lies. She begs HRG to love his baby, then asks him not to give his Claire Bear back to the Company.

    Then came one of the saddest, most heartbreaking and brilliant scenes Heroes has ever or will ever do. Hiro tells his mommy who he is and begs her to cure his memory. She kisses him on the forehead and brings back his memory, begging him to tell her all about his life. After he does, he asks her to give him the Catalyst, so she transfers the light from herself to her son, dying in the process. Hiro, just like Buffy before him, is shocked that his mother and mommy is dead.

    I don’t care about the rest of the season, that scene was brilliant, and a testament to what Heroes can be when it tries. It’s also brilliant because it means Hiro’s mom hid the Catalyst in the one place Arthur couldn’t find it, since, during the time between 16 years ago and the present that Hiro returns to, the Catalyst didn’t exist. She hid it in the future!

    At least it would be brilliant if Arthur Petrelli hadn’t stolen Hiro’s time traveling ability. While Claire and Hiro meet on the rooftop, Arthur shows up, steals the Catalyst from Hiro and throws him off the ledge before teleporting Claire back to the present to tell Angela that it’s over. Thankfully, Hiro gets stuck on a flagpole.

    Meanwhile, in the present, Parkman, Ando and Daphne speed to Manhattan to track down the courier who has Isaac Mendez’ final sketch book. They get it and see the final chapter, which tells the story of Hiro being stuck, powerless, on a flagpole 16 years ago. But now that Arthur has the Catalyst, they posit that another person can be injected with time traveling abilities to save Hiro. Ando thinks that person will be him.

    Sylar vows to come after Arthur now that he’s rediscovered his evil roots and suspects that the Petrellis aren’t really his parents. Also, to make sure Elle is really dead, he burns her body. First he decides to go on a killing spree, collecting powers left and right. First up is Sue Landers, the human lie detector.

    At Primatech, Angela urges Peter to kill his father with help from the Haitian, now that Nathan has switched sides for no real reason. Speaking of Nathan, he’s decided to take over Pinehearst and Tracy, busy making plans with the Department of Defense, convinces Arthur to let the respectable Senator take over.

    Tracy is supposed to be a villain, but she makes sense while explaining that Arthur wants to give select humans powers to help protect and save the world, so they plan to inject soldiers. Tracy loses me completely when she calls the plan “Intelligent Design,” because that’s just silly. Once Arthur gets the Catalyst, Mohinder injects a soldier with the new Formula, and after twitching a lot, he comes out of it with super strength, feeling good.

    Peter and the Haitian bust into Pinehearst, guns blazing. Arthur comes out to greet them and is a bit upset to find the Haitian blocking his powers. Still, Arthur believes his son won’t kill him. The Haitian holds Arthur back as long as he can, but right when Peter shoots the gun, the bullet freezes in mid-air. It wasn’t Arthur, however, it was Sylar!

    Sylar asks if Arthur is really his father, and using his new ability to discover that it’s a lie, he kills his dad. Um, so Arthur Petrelli is dead? That was rather sudden and anti-climactic.

    Next week on Heroes: It’s the finale of volume 3, so some major stuff is probably going to go down.

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