Things are heating up on Heroes. Sylar’s maternal secret is out (at least to Peter), and the two brothers now share a hunger for slicing people’s heads off to see how they work. It’s a common structure for Heroes: after going to the future to see what will happen, the real story arc begins.
On Monday’s episode, “Angels and Monsters,” we’ll see the fallout of Peter’s future adventure as well as a few old and unfamiliar faces who are sure to shake things up.
WARNING: MILD SPOILERS AHEAD
Based on the photos, the episode will pick up with Peter (Milo Ventimiglia) and Sylar (Zachary Quinto) still fighting, though it seems that will be ended, as all sibling rivalries are, by their mother. This will be the first showdown between Peter and Angela (Cristine Rose) since he learned about her third son, so their relationship will probably be strained as always.
Speaking of strained relationships, this week’s episode of Heroes promises to delve deep into the multi-generational mythology of the series as we’ll get to see two fathers in action. Alan Blumenfeld returns as Maury Parkman, Matt’s nightmare of a father and in even more exciting news, Oscar-nominated actor Robert Forster makes his first appearance as the mysterious Arthur Petrelli.
We’ll see the two of them together, and since Maury was quite villainous the last time we saw him, there’s a good chance that Arthur Petrelli could be a bad guy as well. The two will definitely share a scene together, and given Arthur’s allegedly deceased status, odds are good it will be a flashback. Unless, of course, Arthur isn’t really dead, and on Heroes, that seems more likely than not.
Arthur Petreli (Robert Forster)
According to the official NBC description of the episode, Heroes will be packed with storylines for everyone. Hiro (Masi Oka) will try to get the Formula by any means necessary, from talking to Adam Monroe to befriending Daphne and Knox. Parkman (Greg Grunberg) continues his African vision quest and Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy) will toe the line of copyright infringement by becoming The Fly.
Maury Parkman (Alan Blumenfeld) and Arthur Petrelli (Robert Forster)
Nathan (Adrian Pasdar) and Tracy (Ali Larter) will keep working together to discover the truth about Dr. Zimmerman’s experiments while Claire (Hayden Panettiere) finally rises to the challenge and decides to go Level 5 hunting herself. Fans of HBO’s The Wire will be happy to know that not only is Jamie Hector (aka Marlo Stanfield) will around as Knox, but Claire’s first Level 5 villain is played by Andre Royo (Bubbles on the HBO drama) as a man who can create black holes. I don’t know much about particle physics, but I’m pretty sure that power could end the universe as we know it.
All these storylines and more await viewers when Heroes returns Monday at 9pm on NBC.
-John Kubicek, BuddyTV Senior Writer
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