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Heroes

Season 1

Heroes Heroes [Season 1, Episode 1] Genesis (a.k.a. In His Own Image)
Shown 25 Sep 06

Ordinary people all over the globe discover that each possesses a strange super power that may be needed to save the world.

In India, a Genetics Professor learns that his father was murdered in NYC. Aware that someone was after the old man's research, the Professor travels to America to find the killer.

In NYC, Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia - Gotham ) meets his girlfriend's other boyfriend, an artist. Then he has a psychic vision of his brother, Nathan - flying!

In Japan, Hiro [the little Asian guy from Scrubs] thinks he can control the space-time continuum. His sidekick is too busy ogling Internet stripper Ali Larter ...

In Nevada, Ali Larter juggles raising a Child Prodigy son with paying off a big-time loan-shark, Mr Linderman. She has a split personality with a repressed tendency for ultra-violence. But is this really a superpower?

In Texas, high-school cheerleader Claire Bennett ( Hayden Panettiere ) has an unpleasant tendency to self-mutilate. The thing is, she automatically regenerates each time!

Heroes Heroes [Season 1, Episode 2] Don't Look Back
Shown 2 Oct 06

Now that the main characters have been introduced, we start to get hints of the show's story arc.

In LA, LAPD officer Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg - Alias, Lost ) tries to help FBI Agents Clea Duval and Stacey Haiduk catch a serial-killer named Syler. Syler is the world's first known supervillain; he uses superpowers to scoop his victims' brains out!

Hiro discovers that in five weeks time, a huge explosion will destroy NYC. He has five weeks to save the city!

Heroes Heroes [Season 1, Episode 3] One Giant Leap
Shown 9 Oct 06

Claire Bennett ( Hayden Panettiere ) gets to know her new BF better.

LAPD officer Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg - Alias, Lost ) gets to meet Mr Horn Rim Glasses.

Hiro and his sidekick travel to the USA.

Peter's relationship with Isaac's GF takes a new twist.

Heroes Heroes [Season 1, Episode 4] Collision
Shown 16 Oct 06

Hiro and his sidekick decide to work their system in Las Vegas. Nikki is also in Vegas, paying off her debt to Linderman. She must provide companionship to a visiting politician.

Mohinder meets the Petrelli Brothers. His faith is failing. And then Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia - Gotham ) gets a visit from Future Hiro!

Claire Bennett ( Hayden Panettiere ) must deal with the aftermath of her night out.

Heroes Heroes [Season 1, Episode 5] Hiros
Shown 23 Oct 06

As the title suggests, this ep has more than one Hiro. The future Hiro (clad in the nearest thing this show has to an actual Superhero costume) gives Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia - Gotham ) a good piece of advice. Save the Cheerleader, save the World!

The present-day Hiro meets the other Petrelli brother, and tries to explain what's going on.

Nikki finally gets home, her fifty grand debt written off a lot easier than she ever expected. She has unexpected visitors ...

Claire's father shows the lengths he will go to. Whatever threat she faces, it must be quite extreme!

Heroes Heroes [Season 1, Episode 6] Better Halves
Shown 30 Oct 06

Nikki's husband comes a-calling. Her Dark Twin has plans as well.

Claire's dad gives in to her badgering, and invites her biological parents to visit.

The Petrelli Brothers sort out their relationship.

Heroes Heroes [Season 1, Episode 7] Nothing to Hide
Shown 6 Nov 06

Nathan and his wife plot their election strategy. Is Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia - Gotham ) dependable?

Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg - Alias, Lost ) and Audrey are on Syler's case ...

Heroes Heroes [Season 1, Episode 8] Seven Minutes to Midnight
Shown 13 Nov 06

Psi-Cop Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg - Alias, Lost ) and Clea Duvall interrogate the Firestarter.

Hiro and his sidekick meet a beautiful waitress. Is she Hiro's love interest? And who's that familiar Syler-shaped figure lurking in the background?

Heroes Heroes [Season 1, Episode 9] Homecoming
Shown 20 Nov 06

It is the big night, and Cheerleader Claire Bennett ( Hayden Panettiere ) wants to have her night of glory. Unfortunately, Sylar wants to attend Homecoming as well ...

The Petrelli Brothers have a falling-out. Nathan tries to protect his brother from his heroic impulses.

Heroes Heroes [Season 1, Episode 10] Six Months Ago
Shown 27 Nov 06

Hiro jumped 6 months back, so we get to see what everyone else was doing back then. It seems that they all more or less suffered extreme stress at the same time, and thus developed their powers simultaneously ...

Niki is attending Alcoholics Anonymous, when she is visited by her father. Nathan Petrelli decides to indite Mr Linderman, and faces the consequences. The Professor tests a potential mutant who looks like Sylar ...

Heroes Heroes [Season 1, Episode 11] Fallout
Shown 4 Dec 06

With most of the loose ends tied up, Niki is still on the loose. She goes after her husband, intent on killing him and reclaiming her son.

Eden plans to get rid of Syler.

Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia - Gotham ) has another vision of the future. He realises who the exploding man will be. And he also catches a flash of Christoper Eccleston [ Dr Who 2005 ].

Heroes Heroes [Season 1, Episode 12] Godsend
Shown 22 Jan 07

Hiro and Ando get to NYC. Isaac shows them a picture of Hiro with his sword, and it is apparent that his new quest is to find the samurai blade. We also discover that the recurring mysterious Asian symbol means Godsend.

Niki is in jail, facing the Death Penalty.

Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia - Gotham ) meets Claude Rains (Christopher Ecclestone - Dr Who ) ... an invisible man!

Heroes Heroes [Season 1, Episode 13] The Fix
Shown 29 Jan 07

Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia - Gotham ) tries to persuade Claude Rains (Christopher Ecclestone - Dr Who ) to teach him how to control his powers. This does not make much sense - Ecclestone is a down-and-out who lives on the rooftop of Peter's employer's building. Meanwhile, Nathan and Mohinder try to persuade Peter they can help him.

Niki is in a rubber room. Her shrink thinks she can cure her ... Meanwhile, her son tells D.L. another secret.

Claire Bennett ( Hayden Panettiere ) tries to track down her birth-mother. Meanwhile, her adoptive dad has to deal with Syler ...

Hiro and Ando are nabbed by MIBs. We do not know who they work for ...

Parkman (Greg Grunberg - Alias, Lost ) the chubby cop submits his FBI report to a LAPD committee. Then he has to decide - stand by his report (and be called a fool) or denounce it (and call himself a liar). He may have a superpower, but he lacks the natural ability to see the obvious that normal people have.

Heroes Heroes [Season 1, Episode 14] Distractions
Shown 5 Feb 07

Claire Bennett ( Hayden Panettiere ) goes off to find her birth-mother. We even discover who her birth-father was. However, her adoptive father has trouble with Syler.

Niki's shrink wants to meet Jessica. And Mr Linderman's lawyers get involved.

Hiro and Ando meet Hiro's dad ... George Takei ( Star Trek: TOS )!

Rains (Christopher Ecclestone - Dr Who ) makes progress teaching Peter to control his skills. But Peter's girlfriend is meeting up with her ex, Isaac!

Heroes Heroes [Season 1, Episode 15] Run!
Shown 12 Feb 07

Claire Bennett ( Hayden Panettiere ) tries to meet her real father.

Mohinder finally gets to meet Syler.

Hiro and Ando get to Vegas. Before they can get the sword from Linderman, they must help Vegas showgirl Missi Pyle get her luggage back from someone's hotel room. Then things get interesting!

The chubby cop Parkman (Greg Grunberg - Alias, Lost ) takes advantage of his free time, and moonlights as a bodyguard. His first job is to protect Linderman's lawyer, who was trusted to return the 2 million that Niki stole. He doublecrossed Linderman and kept the money - but Linderman sent Niki to get paypack!

Heroes Heroes [Season 1, Episode 16] Unexpected
Shown 19 Feb 07

Hiro tries to save Ando. He discovers that Stan Lee is now a bus driver!

Company Man's wife is showing side-effects of the multiple erasures. Claire Bennett ( Hayden Panettiere ) is the only one who realises it, which leads to disaffection with her dad.

The ex-cop Parkman (Greg Grunberg - Alias, Lost ) and the pyro-guy team up. Someone else has discovered what the Company Man is up to, and clues them in. The ex-cop has another falling out with his wife, and has nothing to lose.

The psi-artist takes the necessary measures to save NYC. This leads to a confrontation with Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia - Gotham ), which has terrible consequences.

Heroes Heroes [Season 1, Episode 17] Company Man
Shown 26 Feb 07

The ex-cop Parkman (Greg Grunberg - Alias, Lost ) and the pyro-guy hold the Company Man (and his family) hostage. Yes, this is the Desperate Hours episode - but it is actually quite good. It concentrates on his relationship with his daughter, and with his employers.

We finally get vast amounts of exposition. Several guest stars are fitted into place in the scenario - Christopher Ecclestone ( Dr Who ), Eric Roberts ( Dr Who: USA ) and George Takei ( Star Trek: TOS )!

Heroes Heroes [Season 1, Episode 18] Parasite
Shown 5 Mar 07

Syler runs into trouble that he had not expected.

Claire Bennett ( Hayden Panettiere ) decides to ditch the plan, and goes off on her own. Meanwhile, her father has to clean up the artist's mess. His new sidekick is a shapeshifter who loves playing mind-games with victims.

The Politician and the Evil Twin meet up at the Casino again. They have business with the Boss, Linderman (Malcolm McDowell - Tank Girl, Clockwork Orange ). But he knows a lot more than he ought to.

Heroes Heroes [Season 1, Episode 19] .07%
Shown 23 Apr 07

The Petrelli clan have an ad-hoc get-together.

There is another breakout from the Company's holding cells. They have got a pretty lousy record of holding on to prisoners, it would seem!

Heroes Heroes [Season 1, Episode 20] String Theory
Shown 30 Apr 07
Shown th October 2007 [Wednesday]

Hiro and Ando are in the future! Modern Hiro is captured by Parkman (Greg Grunberg - Alias, Lost ) the Cop, who now works for President Nathan. Ando goes on the run with Future Hiro, who teams up with whatever other survivors of the explosion and the purge are willing to help. Half the cast are dead, and the living envy the dead.

Heroes Heroes [Season 1, Episode 21] The Hard Part
Shown 7 May 07

Hiro and Ando stalk Syler. They want to kill him before he destroys New York. Syler does not actually want to be a villain, so he visits his mother and explores his options in life.

All the other characters decide to visit NYC as well, for various reasons.

Heroes Heroes [Season 1, Episode 22] Landslide
Shown 14 May 07

Linderman wants Mycah to rig the election for Nathan. Mycah's parents want him back, so they infiltrate Linderman's HQ.

The Cop Parkman (Greg Grunberg - Alias, Lost ) and the Company Man also infiltrate the HQ, to get hold of the tracking system. This leads to another confrontation.

Hiro enters the final stages of his preparations.

A couple of supporting villains are quickly written out. However, the main confrontation is left for the next episode.

Heroes Heroes [Season 1, Episode 23] How to Stop an Exploding Man
Shown 21 May 07

The surviving central characters all bump into each other for the final confrontation. Can Hiro stop Syler? Will Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia - Gotham ) himself explode?

Compared to the rest of the series, this is something of a let-down. The confrontation is brief and anti-climactic, both visually and in terms of story-telling.

The epilogue is somewhat predictable, but we finally get to see the eclipse.

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Shown th May 2008 [Wednesday]

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  • Season 2 (Volume Two: Generations)

    Heroes Heroes [Season 2, Episode 1] Four Months Later...
    Shown 24 Sep 07
    Shown th May 2008 [Wednesday]

    The story starts about 4 months after the end of the previous Season. Except for Hiro - he is in the 1600s, and his story takes up exactly where it left off. David Anders ( Alias ) has a most surprising appearance.

    Hiro's dad (George Takei - Star Trek: TOS ) and Peter's mum have both received death threats.

    Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia - Gotham ) wakes up in a cargo container in Cork, Ireland. He is taken in by a trio of very unlikely Oirish villains - Holt McCallany ( Freedom ), Dominic Keating ( Enterprise ) and a token Black guy!

    Heroes Heroes [Season 2, Episode 2] Lizards
    Shown 1 Oct 07
    Shown th May 2008 [Wednesday]

    In science class at school, Claire Bennett ( Hayden Panettiere ) discovers that certain lizards can actually re-grow severed limbs.

    Heroes Heroes [Season 2, Episode 3] Kindred
    Shown 8 Oct 07
    Shown th May 2008 [Wednesday]

    The loveable Oirish gangsters want to do a big robbery. They persuade Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia - Gotham ) to help.

    Heroes Heroes [Season 2, Episode 4] The Kindness of Strangers
    Shown 15 Oct 07
    Shown th May 2008 [Wednesday]

    Micah's in New Orleans, staying with his Grandma ( Nichelle Nichols ) and his cousin Monica. It turns out that Monica has some powers of her own!

    Heroes Heroes [Season 2, Episode 5] Fight or Flight
    Shown 22 Oct 07

    Elle Bishop ( Kristen Bell ) arrives in Cork. She is after Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia - Gotham ), and she is eeevil in a way that the loveably murderous Oirish gangsters cannot deal with!

    Heroes Heroes [Season 2, Episode 6] The Line
    Shown 29 Oct 07

    Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia - Gotham ) and his GF arrive in Montreal. And worse - he forgot how to use his time-travel power!

    Heroes Heroes [Season 2, Episode 7] Out of Time
    Shown 5 Nov 07

    The Nightmare Man is on the loose. Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg - Alias, Lost ) is the only one who can stop him.

    Bennett's plans are unravelling.

    Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia - Gotham ) confronts the future, and the terrible consequences of the virus. And the plot takes a turn for the worse!

    Heroes Heroes [Season 2, Episode 8] Four Months Ago...
    Shown 12 Nov 07

    Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia - Gotham ) flashes back to his missing time.

    We see what happened to DL.

    Heroes Heroes [Season 2, Episode 9] Cautionary Tales
    Shown 19 Nov 07

    The Company goes after Claire Bennett ( Hayden Panettiere ). She is MIA from home - and her dad HRG thinks she is with her boyfriend.

    Heroes Heroes [Season 2, Episode 10] Truth & Consequences
    Shown 26 Nov 07

    Claire Bennett ( Hayden Panettiere ) is torn emotionally after the events of the previous ep.

    Mohinder tries to get the cure to Niki. But Syler has different plans.

    Adam Monroe (David Anders - Alias ) takes Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia - Gotham ) to find a woman named Victoria Pratt. She is the only one who can tell them where the virus is stored.

    Hiro goes back in time, and finds out the truth behind Adam's initial incarceration.

    Micah's comics are stolen by gang kids. His cousin tries to get them back ...

    Heroes Heroes [Season 2, Episode 11] Powerless
    Shown 3 Dec 07

    Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia - Gotham ) and Adam Monroe (David Anders - Alias ) try to get into the vault. Hiro, Parkman (Greg Grunberg - Alias, Lost ) the Cop and the Senator try to stop them ...

    Micah tries to get his mother to save his cousin.

    Syler holds Mohinder and the others hostage.

    There are cliffhanger endings for everyone!

    Season 3 (Volume Three: Villains)

    Heroes Heroes [Season 3, Episode 1] The Butterfly Effect
    Shown 15 Sep 08

    We start by discovering who shot Nathan Petrelli. His mother is the only one who knows what's going on. She has a power of her own - The first one you manifested, she says - dreaming the future. So evidently he did not borrow it from Isaac Mendes!

    Sylar goes after Claire Bennett ( Hayden Panettiere ). Her power, of course, will allow her to regenerate even if he gets her power ... And if he never had it to begin with, how could he survive being shot by Parkman (Greg Grunberg - Alias, Lost ) in Season One? But let's just ignore that, and forget about Save the Cheerleader, save the world.

    Hiro's dad (George Takei - Star Trek: TOS ) sends him on a quest - posthumously, of course. Hiro must protect a chemical formula which, in the wrong hands, can destroy the world. Naturally, he takes it out to look at it - and it gets stolen by a speedster girl who looks like a cross between Gigi Edgely and Ashley Scott .

    Mohinder has the serum which can give people superpowers. Should he destroy it, to prevent the Company getting it, or should he use it himself?

    Heroes Heroes [Season 3, Episode 2] Dreamtime
    Shown 22 Sep 08

    Sylar goes for an all-you-can-eat buffet at the Company's cells. This has a very bad result for Elle, and may have bad repercussions for everyone else. There is a mass break-out, so a few villains are running free - and a couple of the good guys!

    Mohinder tries to adapt to his new powers. However, they seem to be in flux ...

    Hiro and Ando track the girl to Paris. Hiro no longer entirely trusts his poor sidekick.

    Parkman (Greg Grunberg - Alias, Lost ) is on a vision quest. Not his idea, of course, but he might trim his weight down as a result.

    The Governor (Bruce Boxleitner - Babylon 5 ) and his advisor ( Ali Larter ) want Nathan on their team. But Nathan's busy playing chess with the ghost of Mr Linderman [Malcolm McDowell].

    Heroes Heroes [Season 3, Episode 3] One of Us, One of Them
    Shown 29 Sep 08

    Mrs Petrelli's first priority is to retrieve Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia - Gotham ) and the Fugitives. She re-hires Noah, and pairs him with a new partner. This is the most unlikely team-up ever!

    Hiro and Ando close in on the second half of the formula. However, the Speedster girl turns them against each other.

    Tracy Strauss ( Ali Larter ) investigates her own history, to see how she was linked to Jessica.

    Claire Bennett ( Hayden Panettiere ) tries to get her mother to teach her how to fight. There is a lot of friction between her two mothers. It seems like the senility inflicted by the Haitian's memory-wipes was only temporary.

    Heroes Heroes [Season 3, Episode 4] The Year of Our Lord
    Shown 6 Oct 08

    This episode messes up all established facts about the superpowers.

    Parkman (Greg Grunberg - Alias, Lost ) continues his Walkabout. The guide teaches him how to have visions. It is not just people who were born with it that can use that power, it seems.

    Hiro and Ando are in The Company's holding cell. Being the old boss's son does not cut much ice.

    Tracy Strauss ( Ali Larter ) discovers the truth about her origins. Nathan debates with the ghost of Linderman.

    The two Peters go four years into the future. Mohinder has turned into the Jeff Goldblum character in Cronenberg's version of The Fly . Syler has changed even more!

    Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia - Gotham ) needs Syler's power, for some reason. This is a bad idea, because it turns out that the power itself is addictive. Apparently THAT is why Syler went on his rampage in Season One. But why did he do it in Season Two, when his powers were stripped from him? And what happened to Peter's power to automatically regenerate from Death?

    Heroes Heroes [Season 3, Episode 5] Angels And Monsters
    Shown 13 Oct 08

    The heroes have to address their villainous side. Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia - Gotham ) now has Syler's hunger. And Mohinder has a hunger of his own!

    Hiro and Ando must team up with Adam Monroe (David Anders - Alias ). And it turns out that Nathan's not the only one who can see Linderman. Robert Forster (Jackie Brown) may have something to do with it.

    Claire Bennett ( Hayden Panettiere ) goes bounty-hunting. But is the escapee she corners any more dangerous than Tracy Strauss ( Ali Larter )? And now her dad is teamed up with Syler. Who is the more murderous - Syler or HRG?

    Heroes Heroes [Season 3, Episode 6] Dying of the Light
    Shown 20th Oct 2008

    Claire's biological mother is in the clutches of the Puppeteer. Claire Bennett ( Hayden Panettiere ) and her mom go to the rescue.

    Nathan and Tracy Strauss ( Ali Larter ) visit Mohinder. They want his help, but he's got plans of his own.

    Hiro goes after the African Precog. Daphne the speedster-girl is on her recruitment drive. She is beginning to have serious doubts about the people she is working for. She goes after Syler and the villains in the Company cells. She even speaks to Mohinder. And then she meets Parkman (Greg Grunberg - Alias, Lost ) ...

    The big bad guy has possibly the best power of all. He uses it on Adam Monroe (David Anders - Alias ).

    Heroes Heroes [Season 3, Episode 7] Eris Quod Sum
    Shown 27th October 2008

    Daphne is ordered to kill Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg - Alias, Lost ). Can she go through with it?

    Elle and Claire Bennett ( Hayden Panettiere ) team up.

    Syler tries to save Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia - Gotham ) ...

    Heroes Heroes [Season 3, Episode 8] Villains
    Shown 10th November 2008

    Hiro's vision of the past takes him back to the events leading up to Season One.

    Company Man Eric Roberts hunts down a pair of pyrokinetics - Claire's mother and uncle.

    Mr. Petrelli was Linderman's lawyer - and his main investor!

    Heroes Heroes [Season 3, Episode 9] It's Coming
    Shown 17th November 2008

    Hiro and Ando escape - sort of. Hiro thinks he is ten years old, and cannot remember the events of Season One or Two.

    Syler gets a long-awaited confrontation with Elle.

    Nathan cannot decide whether to join his dad. Tracy Strauss ( Ali Larter ) plays her card.

    Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia - Gotham ) and Claire Bennett ( Hayden Panettiere ) go on the run from the Thugs.

    Mohinder closes in on the secret of the Formula.

    Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg - Alias, Lost ) tries to help Mrs. Petrelli.

    Heroes Heroes [Season 3, Episode 10] The Eclipse : Part 1
    Shown 24th November 2008

    Heroes Heroes [Season 3, Episode 11] The Eclipse : Part 2
    Shown 1st December 2008 [Wednesday]

    Without their powers, Elle and Gabriel find themselves hunted by the bloodthirsty HRG. Claire Bennett ( Hayden Panettiere ) herself is on her deathbed.

    Hiro and Ando visit the local well of knowledge ... the Comic Shop! Seth Green ( Austin Powers ) and his co-workers have the entire collection of 9th Wonders comics, so they are able to hint as to how Hiro can get his memory back.

    Heroes Heroes [Season 3, Episode 12] Our Father
    Shown 8th December 2008 [Wednesday]

    Hiro and Claire Bennett ( Hayden Panettiere ) go to the past. She goes to protect the baby version of herself.

    Hiro poses as his family's new chef

    Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia - Gotham ) and the Haitian go after Petrelli Snr. But Nathan has come to be more appreciative of his father's work. This leads to Fraternal conflict.

    Heroes Heroes [Season 3, Episode 13] War
    Shown 15th December 2008 [Wednesday]

    Syler is back! Yes, Gabriel has turned evil again ... for no apparent reason. He can control his powers so he does not NEED to open someone's skull to take their powers. He just opens their skull because he LIKES it!

    Syler traps Bennett, Claire Bennett ( Hayden Panettiere ), Meredith and Mrs Petrelli in the Odessa facility. He stalks them, playing mind-games with them.

    Heroes Heroes [Season 3, Episode 14] (Volume Four: Fugitives) A Clear and Present Danger
    Shown 2 Feb 09
    Shown th March 2009 [Wednesday]

    Heroes Heroes [Season 3, Episode 15] Trust and Blood
    Shown 9 Feb 09
    Shown th March 2009 [Wednesday]

    Heroes Heroes [Season 3, Episode 16] Building 26
    Shown 16 Feb 09
    Shown th March 2009 [Wednesday]

    Claire Bennett ( Hayden Panettiere ) helps a mutant escape from the MIBs. Then she sets her parents against each other, in the mistaken belief that destroying her father's life will make things better.

    Syler and his teenage sidekick are on the run. The MIBs are after them, of course. We get to watch Syler develop as a character, which is a nice development in itself.

    Hiro and Ando are in India, trying to prevent an arranged marriage. Hiro thinks he will get his powers back.

    Heroes Heroes [Season 3, Episode 17] Cold Wars
    Shown 23 Feb 09
    Shown th March 2009 [Wednesday]

    Bennet gets interrogated by the fugitives. Each has their own agenda, and it is nice to see everyone's motives get revealed. The flashbacks show how he got dragged into the MIB conspiracy, and how the Hunter began to take it over.

    Nathan has to fight with a bureaucrat for continued funding. He wants incarceration for the mutants, while the Hunter wants to kill them all.

    Heroes Heroes [Season 3, Episode 18] Exposed
    Shown 2 Mar 09

    Heroes Heroes [Season 3, Episode 19] Shades of Gray
    Shown 9 Mar 09

    The Cheerleader has to decide what kind of hero she will be. Rebel wants her to run an underground railroad - but will she help reformed supervillains?

    Heroes Heroes [Season 3, Episode 20] Cold Snap
    Shown 23 Mar 09

    The Hunter has taken over the operation. HRG tries to gain his trust. The plan? To hand over Rebel.

    Heroes Heroes [Season 3, Episode 21] Into Asylum
    Shown 30 Mar 09

    Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia - Gotham ) and his mother hide out in a church. Nathan and his daughter go on the run in Mexico, and try to survive by gambling on drinking games.

    Yet another dysfunctional partnership appears. Syler and the Hunter team up to take on a murderous shapeshifter.

    Heroes Heroes [Season 3, Episode 22] Turn and Face the Strange
    Shown 6 Apr 09

    Heroes Heroes [Season 3, Episode 23] 1961
    Shown 13 Apr 09

    The fugitives meet up at a disused camp in the California desert. Mama Petrelli explains (through a series of informative flashbacks) that Dr Suresh (senior) ran the camp back in the 1950s,

    Heroes Heroes [Season 3, Episode 24] I Am Sylar
    Shown 20 Apr 09

    Heroes Heroes [Season 3, Episode 25] An Invisible Thread
    Shown 27 Apr 09

    
    
    
    

    Season 4 (Volume 5: Redemption)

    Heroes Heroes [Season 4, Episode 1] Orientation
    Shown 21 Sep 09

    Nathan Petrelli is having an identity crisis. No wonder.

    Tracy Strauss ( Ali Larter ) is back from the dead, killing people she thinks might hunt her down.

    Samuel (Robert Knepper - Hitman ) sends super-fast killer Ray Park ( X-Men ) to retrieve a magical compass from the Hunter.

    The cheerleader is now at college with Madeline Zima (the punching girl from Californication).

    Heroes Heroes [Season 4, Episode 2] Jump, Push, Fall
    Shown 21 Sep 09

    Claire Bennett ( Hayden Panettiere ) investigates her friend's unlikely death.

    Parkman (Greg Grunberg - Alias, Lost ) is in rehab, avoiding using his superpower. But he has his old job as a detective back ...

    Samuel (Robert Knepper - Hitman ) convinces Hiro that it is his mission in life to go back in time and put right what once went wrong.

    Heroes Heroes [Season 4, Episode 3] Ink
    Shown 28 Sep 09

    Samuel (Robert Knepper - Hitman ) tests Peter Petrelli's boundaries.

    Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg - Alias, Lost ) discovers that being a psychic cop and having Syler infesting your subconscious are not compatible.

    Heroes Heroes [Season 4, Episode 4] Acceptance
    Shown 5 Oct 09

    Hiro goes back in time to stop an employee ruining his own life. But every time Hiro saves him, the employee messes up again.

    Nathan Pirelli discovers an unpleasant secret in his past. He manages to fall foul of someone even worse than his own mother ...

    Tracy Strauss ( Ali Larter ) tries to get her old job back with Governor Bruce Boxleitner ( Babylon 5 ).

    Heroes Heroes [Season 4, Episode 5] Hysterical Blindness
    Shown 12 Oct 09

    Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia - Gotham ) meets the Synesthesia woman again, and discovers what her power is. Her mother ( Louise Fletcher ) is a doctor in Peter's hospital.

    Syler is back. Physically, at least. He has complete amnesia. Police Chief Ernie Hudson ( Ghostbusters ) treats the poor unfortunate like a perp, although he has no proof Syler comitted any crimes and is clearly a victim.

    Claire Bennett ( Hayden Panettiere ) is invited to join a Sorority by the Token Black Chick from Veronica Mars (S2) ). But Madeline Zima (the punching girl from Californication) seems to be acting creepy. Either that, or an invisible stalker is framing her!"

    Heroes Heroes [Season 4, Episode 6] Tabula Rasa
    Shown 19 Oct 09

    Syler is welcomed by the Carnies, who help him recover his memories. This involves forcing him to remember all the murders he committed. Luckily he seems to have lost his killer instinct.

    Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia - Gotham ) and HRG go looking for a boy with healing powers. Hiro is in hospital, looked after by the Synesthesia woman.

    One of the murders Syler flashed back to was Charlie the waitress in Season One. Hiro goes back in time (Three years!) to save her!

    Heroes Heroes [Season 4, Episode 7] Strange Attractors
    Shown 26 Oct 09

    Claire Bennett ( Hayden Panettiere ) and her roommate go on a special scavenger hunt for the Sorority. They start to work things out ...

    Parkman (Greg Grunberg - Alias, Lost ) is still haunted by Syler. Can he sort things out?

    HRG and Tracy Strauss ( Ali Larter ) try to save the boy from the local redneck sheriff. This is more difficult than it should be.

    Heroes Heroes [Season 4, Episode 8] Once Upon A Time In Texas
    Shown 2 Nov 09

    Hiro goes back to Season One to save Charlie the waitress from Syler. This will mess up future continuity, for example Hiro's love interest in Season Two, but who cares?

    Bennett engages in some meaningless flirtation with cow-orker Elizabeth Rohm .

    Heroes Heroes [Season 4, Episode 9] Shadowboxing
    Shown 9 Nov 09

    Syler has possession of Matt's body. He wants to go to NYC to find the Petrellis and retrieve his body. But Parkman (Greg Grunberg - Alias, Lost ) sabotages him at every step ...

    Claire Bennett ( Hayden Panettiere ) summons her father. But Invisible Girl and Samuel (Robert Knepper - Hitman ) have plans for Bennett as well.

    Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia - Gotham ) and Synesthesia Girl cope with a disaster in NYC.

    Heroes Heroes [Season 4, Episode 10] Brother's Keeper
    Shown 16 Nov 09

    Hiro goes back a couple of weeks, and discovers what happened to Dr Suresh. It turns out that Suresh discovered Samuel Sullivan's powers, and unwittingly started the series of events ...

    Tracy Strauss ( Ali Larter ) cannot decide what to do with her life. Her powers are out of control, she is seriously considering joining the Carnival, so she goes looking for Bennett to ask him for advice.

    Heroes Heroes [Season 4, Episode 11] Thanksgiving
    Shown 23 Nov 09

    The Bennetts have a big family Thanksgiving meal. Mrs Bennett brings her new BF, while HRG invites Elizabeth Rohm .

    Hiro takes tattoo lady back in time, so they can both see who killed Samuel's brother.

    Heroes Heroes [Season 4, Episode 12] The Fifth Stage
    Shown 30 Nov 09

    Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia - Gotham ) goes hunting Sylar. He is in denial about losing his brother.

    Bennett tries to date former cow-orker Elizabeth Rohm . They end up going after Claire Bennett ( Hayden Panettiere ), who has gone on a road trip with Madeline Zima to find the Carnival.

    Heroes Heroes [Season 4, Episode 13] Upon This Rock
    Shown 4 Jan 10

    Hiro manages to get back to Ando. But the time-meddling means that Ando has forgotten a lot of his comic-book knowledge. Which is a pity, because Hiro's brain tumour has made him so delusional that he thinks he is Don Quixote! Somehow, they must work out how to free the Doctor.

    Samuel (Robert Knepper - Hitman ) goes to NYC to recruit Synesthesia babe and others. Claire Bennett ( Hayden Panettiere ) stays in the Carnival, watched by the Multiplier and the Puppeteer. She does not know about her dad yet ...

    Heroes Heroes [Season 4, Episode 14] Let It Bleed
    Shown 4 Jan 10

    Sylar shacks up with tattoo lady. He can steal her power to see the future, but cannot kill her. He has become impotent in regard to his murderous urges. Samuel (Robert Knepper - Hitman ) is the only one who can relate to him.

    Bennett and Elizabeth Rohm capture Darth Maul, and try to get him to talk.

    Claire Bennett ( Hayden Panettiere ) attends her biological father's funeral, then tries to bond with Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia - Gotham ).

    Heroes Heroes [Season 4, Episode 15] Close to You
    Shown 11 Jan 10

    Heroes Heroes [Season 4, Episode 16] Pass/Fail
    Shown 18 Jan 10

    Syler goes to Claire's dorm, kidnaps Madeline Zima and tries to get Claire Bennett ( Hayden Panettiere ) to help him self-psycho-analyse. It turns out that Claire needs this almost as much as he does!

    Samuel (Robert Knepper - Hitman ) has kidnapped an old GF ( Kate vernon ), and tries to bond with her. This could be a turning point for his character as well.

    Hiro's brain tumour reaches a lethal stage, and Hiro enters a coma. He is put on trial for his crimes of changing the timeline for personal gain. Hiro's dad (George Takei - Star Trek: TOS ) is the Judge, and Adam Monroe (David Anders - Alias ) is the Prosecutor.

    Heroes Heroes [Season 4, Episode 17] The Art of Deception
    Shown 25 Jan 10

    Heroes Heroes [Season 4, Episode 18] The Wall
    Shown 1 Feb 10

    Parkman (Greg Grunberg - Alias, Lost ) has left Syler and Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia - Gotham ) in his cellar. They are in a dreamworld, trying to break out.

    HRG is a prisoner of Samuel (Robert Knepper - Hitman ) in the Carnival. Samuel uses this as an opportunity to try to convert Claire Bennett ( Hayden Panettiere ). She already went through her anti-father rebellious phase in Season One, so it does not have much chance of working.

    Heroes Heroes [Season 4, Episode 19] Brave New World
    Shown 8 Feb 10

    The Heroes head to the Carnival for a final showdown with Samuel (Robert Knepper - Hitman ). Syler is now one of the good guys, but will he remember this?

    Claire Bennett ( Hayden Panettiere ) ends the show with everything going full circle. Will the humans accept the super-powered folk in their midst?

    Heroes Reborn (Volume One: Vengeance)

    Heroes Heroes Reborn [Season 1, Episode 1] Brave New World
    Shown 24/Sep/15

    This is set several years after the superpowers were made public to the general population. The superhumans were called Evos, as in Evolved Humans. A year ago, on 13th June, Primatech held a Human/Evo Convention. Someone blew it up, and HRG was the only visible survivor. Even Claire is somehow believed dead. Mohinder got the blame, and the USA became an anti-Evo Police State. HRG investigates, and discovers a conspiracy.

    Tommy Clarke (Robbie Kay - the evil Peter Pan in Once Upon A Time ) is a schoolboy with a secret superpower. He and others like him are being hunted by gun-toting vigilantes. And surprisingly, a couple of mere mortals can take out a room full of superhumans quite quickly armed with nothing more than a pistol and a fire extinguisher. The Hunter guy is Zachary Levi (AKA Chuck ) but he does not have a chip in his head, so he really has no special advantage or equaliser.

    Pruitt Taylor Vince ( ) lurks around in the background.

    Heroes Heroes Reborn [Season 1, Episode 2] Odessa
    Shown 24/Sep/15

    Tommy Clarke (Robbie Kay - Once Upon A Time ) gets blackmailed into taking care of the school bully's cliched drunken redneck child-beating stepfather. He does not know where the things he zapps go to, and he has never bothered to find out. Luckily he is being stalked by Pruitt Taylor Vince ( ).

    The Hunter guy (Zachary Levi - Chuck ) and his wife are locked in a mysterious cell somewhere. They manage to get out, but rather than find out what is going on they go on a kill-crazy rampage. This means they kill the only people who actually had any clue as to what was really going on.

    In New york City, a little red-headed femme fatale ( Francesca Eastwood ) tries to seduce a super-powered grifter. Things get a little bit too complicated, with double-crosses to make the storyline last longer.

    In Odessa, HRG teams up with the conspiracy theorist. The man is a stranger, his only stated goal is to help HRG get his memory back ... a memory that HRG had removed on purpose, presumably to protect Claire. If anything, the theorist is an obvious suspect to be involved in the conspiracy. Perhaps this is only obvious in the era after Dollhouse . Speaking of conspiracies, when they search HRG's old office in the basement of Primatech they discover all the files of the known Evos, not even locked up in a filing cabinet! Nobody ever considers what that info could do in the wrong hands. Even HRG does not think of destroying it or protecting it somehow.

    In Los Angeles, the Mexican wrestler decides to help the underground railroad. It turns out they are being targeted by a secret gang within the LAPD.

    In Tokyo, the Katana Girl teams up with the gamer nerd. The sword allows her to enter a VR world where she can find out what happened to her father.

    Heroes Heroes Reborn [Season 1, Episode 3] Under the Mask
    Shown 01/Oct/15

    Katana Girl infiltrates the Tokyo HQ of the mysterious Mega-corp. The plot-threads all start to come together. For example, her magic katana turns out to be Hiro's sword! Also, the Mega-Corp is behind the abductions. They have a secret plan for world domination, and they equate unregistered Evos with hostile.

    The hunter couple have a whole stack of Evos to kill. Who will be the next victim? There is one minor problem with their plan. The Hunter guy (Zachary Levi - Chuck ) discovers he has a secret issue ...

    HRG and his new sidekick visit the hospital. The bad news is, HRG apparently left a trail of destruction in his wake the last time he was there. The good news is, they somehow the hospital still has its security video of the event a full YEAR afterwards, even though most places only keep them a few months at most. The bad news is, chunks are missing. The good news, HRG recognises the time-skipping phenomenon and remembers there is only one person with a Time Travel superpower.

    Heroes Heroes Reborn [Season 1, Episode 4] The Needs of the Many
    Shown 08/Oct/15

    Tommy Clarke (Robbie Kay - Once Upon A Time ) and his mother were in a car crash. He gets her to hospital, but if he donates blood it will be DNA checked. This means he will be exposed to the FBI.

    The Hunter guy (Zachary Levi - Chuck ) decides to tell his spouse about his secret. Unfortunately this honesty will not do their already fragile relationship any good.

    HRG and his sidekick confront the CEO's daughter ( Eve Harlow ). She wants to find out what happened to her boyfriend, so she helps them infiltrate the MegaCorp's HQ.

    Katana girl and her sidekick arrive in the USA. Their next step involves a group of Cosplayers!

    Heroes Heroes Reborn [Season 1, Episode 5] The Lion's Den
    Shown 15/Oct/15

    Tommy Clarke (Robbie Kay - Once Upon A Time ) gets indexed by the FBI. Worse, the landlord evicts Tommy and his mother because they were illegal Evos. This is just a single example of the low-level harrassment and prejudice that certain minorities suffer from. There is other bad news. The DNA check also revealed that his blood group is AB and his mother's is O, so he must have been adopted ...

    HRG and his sidekicks take the fight to the enemy. They discover that the MegaCorp has stockpiled a seed bank, like something they would need to rebuild after an Extinction Level Event.

    Katana Girl and her sidekick infiltrate the enemy stronghold. It is obviously a trap, but they are heroes so they plough on regardless.

    The invisible girl gets to her pick-up point in Quebec, but there is nobody there to meet her. Worse, Mister Multiples is following her - and she is dumb enough to lead him back to her charge. Worse still, the villains actually have another supervillain as backup.

    The Hunter guy (Zachary Levi - Chuck ) heads home. He wants to sell his share of the business to his partner.

    Heroes Heroes Reborn [Season 1, Episode 6] Game Over
    Shown 22/Oct/15

    Noah and his sidekick go to the next enemy facility. They want to save Hiro Nakamura.

    Katana girl and her sidekick also close in on their enemy. They should have done a proper team-up with Noah the first time they met, but it turns out they follow different paths to the same destination. She find out her true destiny, but there is a complication.

    The Hunter guy (Zachary Levi - Chuck ) spends his money on a yacht. This is to facilitate the final stage of his journey. By incredible coincidence, the Canadian girl ditches her lift at a yacht club ...

    Heroes Heroes Reborn [Season 1, Episode 7] June 13th Part One
    Shown 29/Oct/15

    Hiro agrees to take Noah back a year to 13th of June, when the catastrophic bombing killed so many people. However, the one condition is that they must not change anything. If they do, it will have drastic consequences for the timeline.

    Noah finds out what really happened to Claire. This is really a Jump The Shark moment, although technically this is a new mini-series rather than a direct continuation. By that logic, then, Peacekeeper Wars can be forgiven for dragging Farscape down so far. Let us say that Claire's fate is linked to the years she was missing. Who on earth was she with, and where has he gone?

    Mrs Petrelli was still around, and she tried to stop the villains from taking over. No sign of her son or most of the other regulars. Mohinder Suresh gets a brief appearance, dressed in exactly the same suit he wore in Lucky Man . Perhaps this is the most creepy and surreal part of the whole episode!

    Heroes Heroes Reborn [Season 1, Episode 8] June 13th Part Two
    Shown 05/Nov/15

    The catastrophic bombing has taken place. After all, if Hiro and Noah prevented it then the whole timeline would not happen. Would this be a bad thing? After all, the whole timeline is based on killing off all the old series characters and replacing them with cheap substitutes.

    HRG goes after the Evil Overlady. Of course, all that happens is he changes history slightly. Also, he discovers what happened to Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg - Alias, Lost ).

    Hiro and Mrs Petrelli get new responsibilities. This explains why they have not appeared in the story until now.

    The hunter couple have lost their only son. However, instead of grieving they decide to take revenge by murdering random Evos.

    Heroes Heroes Reborn [Season 1, Episode 9] Sundae, Bloody Sundae
    Shown 12/Nov/15

    Back in the modern day, the Latino vigilante and the corrupt cop try to break into the prison. It turns out to be a surreal place, like The Village in The Prisoner .

    HRG tracks down his grandchildren. But he is not the only one tracking them. The Hunter woman corners a couple of folk in the Ice Cream Parlour. The Hunter guy (Zachary Levi - Chuck ) is on his way there too.

    Heroes Heroes Reborn [Season 1, Episode 10] 11:53 to Odessa
    Shown 19/Nov/15

    The Hunter guy (Zachary Levi - Chuck ) tries to team up with Noah and the blonde girl. However, they cannot trust him so they leave him behind.

    Tommy Clarke (Robbie Kay - Once Upon A Time ) has no option but to work for the villainess. After all, a polar flip (like in The Core ) is imminent, so creating a getaway hole in the future is the smart option. She shows him her operation, including her base several thousand years in the future. This is where Katana Girl has been sent, so her story thread has not been completely ended.

    The Mexican wrestler and the Latino woman are subject to advanced interrogation. Even a mind-reader has to use Jack Bauer torture techniques, so they must be pretty good at concealing their thoughts. Nearby, the villainess' daughter and the runaway Evos try to infiltrate the prison camp.

    Heroes Heroes Reborn [Season 1, Episode 11] Send in the Clones
    Shown 07/Jan/16

    The Mexican wrestler leads a breakout at the prison. Unfortunately the villainess has sent her clone army to surround the place. The clone's weapons get copied as well as his clothes, so every copy of him has a pistol. However, is he overconfident enough to risk the original version of himself? After all, if the Prime clone dies then all his copies die too.

    Parkman (Greg Grunberg - Alias, Lost ) begins to doubt that the villainess will hold up her end of the bargain.

    Heroes Heroes Reborn [Season 1, Episode 12] Company Woman
    Shown 14/Jan/16

    The Hunter guy (Zachary Levi - Chuck ) gets his charge to their destination. Unfortunately the villainess sends her new henchwoman in.

    We get a flashback to the villainess' early life, before she became a Company Woman.

    Heroes Heroes Reborn [Season 1, Episode 13] Project Reborn
    Shown 21/Jan/16

    We discover what happened to HRG.

    This show was not picked up for another Season. In this reviewer's opinion it is just as well, because all it did was kill off the much-loved characters of the impressive original series.