Wow, the "Heroes" came back from the hiatus with capes a-flyin', so to speak. Anyone else notice that the narration has shifted from Mohinder Suresh to Linderman? And Linderman makes for a dramatic narrator, prone to lofty statements like "People think I collect art, but I really collect lives fixed in paint."
There was so much going on in this week's episode, with something for pretty much all the characters, so check out some musings now that I've caught my breath. Most anything I say is going to be a spoiler, so to see the rest and discuss, read more
"Heroes" fans, the long wait is almost over. We can all stop watching ordinary people do ordinary things when the superhero series returns from hiatus tonight! To find out where we last left our heroes, check out my recap of the last episode, "Parasite."
In tonight's new episode, Linderman solicits Jessica to work for him, Hiro becomes more determined than ever to save the world, and Sylar hunts down more super-beings.
There's a lot going on in the show these days, but everyone has a favorite story line, so tell me: which of the "Heroes" stories are you most anxious to see resume tonight?
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"Heroes" darling Hayden Panettiere has joined the cast of Julia Roberts' latest project, Fireflies in the Garden, which began filming in Austin last week. The film is loosely based on director Dennis Lee's life, and, according to the story description, "explores the complexities of love and commitment in a family torn apart when faced with an unexpected tragedy."
Though the impressive cast also includes Ryan Reynolds, Emily Watson, and Willem Dafoe, none of them can say that they've played an indestructible cheerleader before, so Hayden's got that going for her. I'll be interesting to see how the actress handles a dramatic film role.
A while back, I told you "Heroes" fans about one of the newest super people, Hana, known as "Wireless" for her ability to intercept digital information. By going to the Primatech website and filling out a "job application," I opted to receive text messages from Hana in which she conveys "secret" information about the Company. Thus, while we are piecing together the mysteries of the show, so is Hana — and she's providing us with clues to boot.
Today, I received an email saying Hana will need my help next Monday, April 9. That day, according to a new NBC press release, Hana will send viewers directions about how to help her, and the fans' actions will somehow influence the next episode of "Heroes":
Starting April 9th, Hana ... will enlist fans to help with her plans to thwart Linderman's plots. The top-secret online activity will actually interact with the on-air story and will pay off in the Monday, April 23rd episode, when "Heroes" returns to the NBC lineup.
How cool is this? If you're a die-hard fan of the show and haven't yet signed up to receive the "top-secret" notices, you should do so now! What if something you write to Hana ends up on the show? Let's discuss when you read more
If you missed out on the start of "Heroes" when it premiered in the fall, you don't have to wait for the DVDs. NBC has put all 18 episodes of the show online for a limited time. Granted, that's a lot of catching up to do if you're starting from scratch, but the show is off the air until April 23, so at least there's time.
The site doesn't say how long the episodes will be available, but when NBC did something similar in December and January, the videos stayed online until new episodes began to air. So, make like time-traveling hero Hiro and jet back to September!
On NBC's "Heroes," the paintings by prophetic hero Isaac Mendez foretell the future for the show's characters. In real life, the art pieces could help bring a brighter future for people suffering from epilepsy. This month, NBC.com plans to auction off the artwork created by graphic illustrator Tim Sale and donate the proceeds to the Epilepsy Foundation.
This is particularly significant for actor Greg Grunberg, who plays mind-reading Matt Parkman on "Heroes" and whose son is epileptic. Eric R. Hargis, President and CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation, says "We are thankful that Greg Grunberg, inspired by his own real-life hero, his son Jake, who has epilepsy, has joined with us to increase awareness of epilepsy."
For more details about the auction, read more
Can I just say "Heroes" is awesome? I felt a surge of affection for Tim Kring and the rest of the gang last night for delivering such a riveting and fast-paced episode. Hooray!
Claire and the Haitian are still on the run, and we learn quite a bit more about Candice, Thompson's new favorite cronie. Peter furrows his brow some more — this time because he's grieving for Simone — and the Niki vs. Jessica squabbling continues.
Pretty much anything else I can say is a spoiler, so if you dare, read more
Well, for all you "Heroes" fans who can't stand the Niki/Jessica storyline or are annoyed by watching Peter struggle to act (maybe that's just me), you may not have to endure it forever. Creator Tim Kring recently told Sci Fi Wire that Season 2 of the show will feature some new characters and an entirely new story. The current season is considered Volume 1 and will come to an end in episode 23. Next season will begin Volume 2 and will be a completely different story.
Kring says he wants to model the show more after "24" than "Lost." For the details and my opinion, read more
Whoa, whoa, whoa ... so much crazy action, my head's spinning. But first, one question about last night's "Heroes": Is Ted the caveman from the Geico commercials? Okay, moving on.
So Mr. Bennet — who was not Horn Rimmed Glasses up until three years ago, according to his flashbacks — joined the "paper company" thinking he was "comfortable with morally gray." To find out whether he really is, and for other spoilers, read more
In tonight's episode of "Heroes," titled "Company Man," we will learn some revealing information about Mr. Bennet, a.k.a. HRG, which stands for his creepily retro Horn Rimmed Glasses. I'm both curious and anxious about this information: The way he seems to be loving toward his wife and Claire makes me think there's more to him than your garden variety evildoer, but I wouldn't mind being proven wrong. Tell me: What do you think is the truth about Mr. Bennet?