Heroes returns in less than two weeks after a very long hiatus. Some disillusioned fans might be wishing for the hiatus to continue indefinitely, but there is much hope that this new volume of Heroes, “Fugitives,” will be a dramatic improvement upon the last.

“This volume starts us pretty much from scratch,” creator Tim Kring said in a statement recently. “There is almost nothing that the audience needs to know from the previous volume in order to follow the storyline.”

NBC’s president of primetime entertainment, Angela Bromstad, added, “They may have taken on too much in terms of characters and multiple storylines,” which hopefully means that the writers will pare down the massive Heroes canvas to a more manageable level. Perhaps this even means that character trajectories may even overlap a bit, and pick a side and stick with it! One can hope.

Here is the official NBC description of the next episode, entitled “A Clear and Present Danger,” which will air on Monday, February 2 at 9pm:

They’re coming to get you! – Emmy Award-Winner Zeljko Ivanek guest stars as “The Hunter” as Heroes third season continues with “Volume 4: Fugitives.”

Months after explosions brought down Pinehurst and Primatech, our Heroes try to put the past behind them and begin new lives. Now powerless, Hiro (Masi Oka) tries to train a reluctant Ando (James Kyson Lee) to be a true superhero. Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy) returns to life as a taxi driver, Peter (Milo Ventimiglia) is back to saving lives, and Daphne (guest star Brea Grant) and Matt (Greg Grunberg) try to live as a normal couple. Claire’s (Hayden Panettiere) attempt to live a regular life is cut short when she uncovers a deadly plot orchestrated by Nathan (Adrian Pasdar) to track down and capture those with abilities. Meanwhile, Sylar (Zachary Quinto) begins the search for his real parents. Jack Coleman, Ali Larter and Cristine Rose also star. Ntare Mwine guest stars.

Last volume, it was the bad guys who were getting bagged and tagged and locked up, but when Heroes begins again, it’ll be the good guys who are hunted down. And it’s Nathan Petrelli who’ll be responsible for hunting the extraordinarily-abled heroes down.

Let’s take a look at a scene from the new volume.

In this video, Claire is living with Angela Petrelli, who is trying to get her granddaughter into a good college. (But are Hamilton, Smith and Georgetown really the “best schools in the country?” Well, maybe Claire’s GPA isn’t quite good enough to get her into a truly elite university.) Claire, however, can’t shake the feeling that Sylar is still out there and still evil.

In this next video, we get a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of the first episode of “Fugitives.”

This video shows that we won’t have to wait weeks and weeks for some action to take place, as in some past volumes of Heroes (ahem! “Generations”! ahem!). I don’t know about you, but I’m cautiously hopeful about Heroes this spring.

-Debbie Chang, BuddyTV Staff Writer
Source: TVGuide, NBC
(Image courtesy of NBC)



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