If you’ll recall, Season One Heroes writer Bryan Fuller (also of Pushing Daisies renown) recently triumphantly returned to steer the Heroes ship back on course, and made his writing debut with the episode 3.20 “Cold Snap,” in which “Rebel” was revealed, and ice queen Tracy Strauss frozen everything in her path, took a bullet to the chest, and shattered. Forums and comments sections have been abuzz since: is Tracy immune to her own ice? Or did Danko’s bullet put an end to her?
Fuller spoke with SciFi Wire recently and confirmed that we will, indeed, see Ali Larter as Tracy Strauss again this season on Heroes. And not in a flashback. Fuller also revealed other teasers for the rest of “Fugitives.”
Read on for the spoilers, and what’s to come for Tracy Strauss!
The following is an excerpt from Sci Fi’s interview with Bryan Fuller, aptly titled, “Bryan Fuller is honest about why Heroes sucked and why it won’t.” You can find the full interview here.
In season one, you really found Claire and HRG’s voices, but recently, in “Cold Snap,” Tracy Strauss seemed to be your new muse, except you shattered her into little fragments. Is that the last we’ve seen of her?
Fuller: Oh, no. There was a lot of debate over whether she’s winking, but no, she’s not winking. She’s blinking, and a tear comes down. There was miscommunication with the visual effects, where you were only supposed to see one of her eyes. It was definitely a blink and a shedding of a tear. Tracy comes back in a really big way later on in the season. That was one of the things where it was like, “Is she going to come back as Barbara now?” I was thinking “Can we please not do Barabara, because that’s another sci-fi ghetto storytelling element with clones. How many Ali Larters are there?” I wish there were dozens, because I’m a fan of hers, but watching Ali in the first season, you know what she’s really capable of.
Where would you like to see Tracy go in the future then?
Fuller: The journey is about getting Tracy’s humanity back. What she learned from her encounter with Micah/Rebel made a huge impact on her. She is going to be following that through-line the next season. There is that realization she has been approaching politics from the wrong angle. In the fourth year, Tracy will have a new perspective that may not be right, but it’s more understandable than before.
Can you tease viewers about the remaining episodes this season?
Fuller: There’s actually a lot of really fun character work happening in the last four episodes that the writing staff is proud of. We’ll see Matt retaliate against Danko in a very interesting way. We’ll also see Sylar strike at the heart of HRG’s life in a way that causes things for him to unravel. The episode after that is essentially “Company Man” for Angela Petrelli, where we’ll be doing a flashback to her life in 1961 and the events that happened there, which really motivates who she is now. In episode 24, we get to the heart of Sylar’s identity crisis, and we clearly understand what his agenda is, what he’s after and who the people in his life are that made the biggest impact. Episode 25 is our big finale.
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-Meghan Carlson, BuddyTV Staff Writer
[Source: Sci Fi Wire]Image courtesy of NBC