Heroes is coming back the Monday after the Superbowl, and expectations are high for a huge increase in the quality of the show. Critics and fans alike have been growing increasingly impatient with slow-moving storylines and the unwieldy size of the cast, but this new volume promises to be different. We’re looking forward to a sleeker, more streamlined Heroes, and we’re especially excited that Bryan Fuller, recently of Pushing Daisies, will be back on the writing staff.
We’ve already shared with you some glimpses of the new volume of Heroes, but we’ve recently gotten our hands on four new clips from the episode, “A Clear and Present Danger.”
Clip #1: Claire calls Peter to tell him about Nathan’s plan
Claire (Hayden Panettiere) warns Peter about Nathan and Angela’s plan to capture and lock up people with abilities. Once again, Peter (Milo Ventimiglia) seems incredibly dim-witted. Given all of the experiences they have had, Claire’s claim that Nathan and Angela are planning something bad is actually pretty believable and he should know better than to doubt her.
Clip #2: Peter gets into Suresh’s cab
Mohinder (Sendhil Ramamurthy), now cured of his powers, has returned to driving a cab. He muses to Peter that Nathan’s crusade against extraordinary powers might not be such a bad idea.
Clip #3: Claire goes to warn Matt about Nathan
As we saw in the first clip, Claire has taken it upon herself to warn everyone else about the Nathan and Angela’s new nefarious plan. She believes that Matt (Greg Grunberg) is in danger and goes to warn him, but it may already be too late. Meanwhile, Matt seems to have acquired a new power, although his artistic abilities leave something to be desired.
Clip #4: Peter swears to fight Nathan to the end
It’s not often that there is much family unity among the Petrellis, and this clip shows that this trend won’t be changing anytime soon. Who else thinks that Nathan’s (Adrian Pasdar) request for a hug is going to end badly?
Heroes returns on Monday, February 2, but don’t forget to look for the Heroes ads during Sunday night’s Superbowl. In these 20-30 second spots, NBC will explore the all-important question: what would happen if the Heroes were to use their extraordinary powers unfairly in a touch-football game?
-Debbie Chang, BuddyTV Staff Writer
Source: TVWeek, NBC
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