Last night's Heroes
finale ended with a satisfactory bang of the lid of Adam Monroe's (David Anders
) coffin, but opened up a Pandora's box full of questions. Who was the gunman who shot Nathan when he was about to expose the Company to the world in a press conference? The last we saw of Niki (Ali Larter
) was that she was trapped in a building that exploded with an assertive ka-boom. Too bad she didn't have D.L.'s (Leonard Roberts
) phasing ability, or else she could have run out of there, easy as pie. Will Micah (Noah Gray-Cabey
) have to grow up without a mother or a father? Also, is Angela Petrelli (Cristine Rose) evil? Who are the other baddies that will join Sylar (Zachary Quinto
) in the next volume "Villains"? What happened to Caitlin?
The brains behind the whole Heroes
operation, creator and executive producer Tim Kring, shared a few clues about the next volume of his superpower-centric drama.
Nathan's and Niki's fates are "up in the air and will be determined when we come back after the strike," Kring told TV Guide
. "Things are fairly dire for them both." I guess this answers the question that "fall" and "die" are not necessarily synonymous.
As for Elle (Kristen Bell
), we caught a brief glimpse of what may have been a turning point in her character, from evil imp to do-gooder, after going after Sylar and inadvertently saving Mohinder (Sendhil Ramamurthy
), Maya (Dania Ramirez
) and Molly (Adair Tischler).
Of Elle's character, Kring said, "For a moment there, Elle sees she's been given an opportunity to use her powers in a good way. And she absolutely likes the sound of that word 'hero'."
Kring also told TV Guide
that volume 3 will focus on the bad guys and will show how they get together and rise up to destroy the earth, much like the good guys did to save the cheerleader, save the world in the first volume. Kring promises that there may be many more villains than we have met so far, so Sylar will be in good company.
Speaking of Sylar, one benefit of the writers' strike is that Quinto, who is currently filming the new Star Trek
movie (he's playing a young Spock), will likely be available to reprise his role as the power hungry Sylar when Heroes
begins production after the strike concludes. Does this mean that Sylar will become the ringleader of the villains next season? We'll have to wait and see.
-Debbie Chang, BuddyTV Staff Writer
Source: TV Guide
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