You normally wouldn’t expect to see spoilers coming directly from the network, but that seems to be the case with NBC. The official episode descriptions for the final three episodes of Heroes Volume 2 have been released, and judging by what they’ve revealed, not only are these episodes going to be quite good, but one imagines there’s a whole lot more they’re not telling us. To find out what’s in store for the final three episodes of Heroes this year (and possibly this TV season), continue reading.
WARNING: Spoilers ahead. Reading this article may lessen your enjoyment of watching what sound like three great episodes.
Episode 2.9 “Cautionary Tales,” November 19
NBC says: “WHEN AGENDAS CLASH, A HERO DIES — Convinced that the Company is close to finding them, HRG. (Jack Coleman) prepares the family to run — but Claire (Hayden Panettiere) has other ideas. Hiro (Masi Oka) returns from the past and learns of his father’s death. Grief-stricken, he flings himself into past and makes a stunning personal discovery. After a charged first encounter with Elle (Kristen Bell), Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy) makes a decision that could change lives. Meanwhile, Matt (Greg Grunberg) struggles with his expanding mental abilities. Maya (Dania Ramirez) and Alejandro’s (Shalim Ortiz) relationship is tested as they travel with Sylar (Zachary Quinto). Peter (Milo Ventimiglia) meets someone who could unlock his past.”
I say: It definitely looks like we’ll be finding out who killed Kaito in this episode. It has to be either Peter or Adam, and obviously Peter makes for more dramatic tension. The death of a hero is what we’re all waiting for, the only question is whether it’s a Hero or a hero. HRG could be an obvious guess because of the painting, but those paintings are often misleading. However, it’s worth noting that in the official descriptions of the next two episodes, there’s no mention of HRG or Claire. Right now, I’m putting my money on the fact that the indestructible cheerleader is going to become quite destructible.
Episode 2.10 “Truth and Consequences,” November 26
NBC says: “PETER ATTEMPTS TO SAVE THE FUTURE FROM THE VIRUS – Peter travels to Primatech Paper in Texas with his new friend to destroy the virus, which will kill 93% of the world’s population in the future — or so he believes. Niki (Ali Larter) returns to Micah (Noah Gray-Cabey) with bad news. To right a wrong, Monica (Dana Davis) puts her abilities to the test. Hiro goes after his father’s killer. Meanwhile, Matt uses his mental abilities to track down the last person in the Company photo. Nathan (Adrian Pasdar) learns his brother is alive. Outside of New York, Maya must choose between Alejandro and Sylar.”
I say: Back to Primatech, eh? That’s a great place for a final showdown. What is Niki’s bad news? Is it about the dead hero? Playing into my “Claire dies” theory, her death would mean no antidote to the virus, so the bad news is that Niki is dying. Hiro is going after Peter (or Adam), and Parkman…well, the interesting part about him is that, as of now, there are five people in the photograph who are not accounted for. I guess we’ll be learning a whole lot more about them in these next two episodes.
Episode 2.11 “Powerless,” December 3
NBC says: “IT’S HERO VS. HERO AS THE SERIES’ “VOLUME II: GENERATIONS” COMES TO AN EXPLOSIVE, BLOODY FINISH — Deep below Primatech Paper in Odessa, TX, Peter’s reunion with Nathan (Adrian Pasdar) turns violent when the brothers, Matt and Hiro all clash thanks to Adam (David Anders) and his pursuit of the deadly Shanti Virus. After watching his heroic cousin captured by a street gang, Micah turns to the one person who can help him save Monica — his mom. Meanwhile, Maya tragically learns how much of a monster Sylar really is during his kidnapping of Molly and Suresh. Meanwhile, Elle decides to play hero to get back into her father’s (Stephen Tobolowsky) good graces.”
I say: Peter, Nathan, Hiro and Parkman? That certainly sounds like a fantastic final showdown, with all kinds of mixed allegiances. As for Sylar, it’s a little late in the game to be kidnapping people, so I’m guessing that ends rather quickly, with either Mohinder and Molly or Sylar getting killed off. Even money says Maya goes Black Eyes to end Sylar, freeing Quinto up for the Star Trek film. Finally, this answers the question about Elle’s dad, though we all kind of assumed it, though what role she will play is anybody’s guess. There seem to be three distinct storylines going on, and I have no idea if or how they will intersect.
There’s a lot of interesting stuff in store, and it’s good to see a lot of the major characters will begin to interact with one another. The death of a hero in the next episode is not quite as suspenseful knowing the descriptions of future episodes, as we know a lot of characters will survive. Who is going to die, and do these descriptions make you more or less excited to watch these final three episodes of Heroes Volume 2?
-John Kubicek, BuddyTV Senior Writer
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