If you don’t want to ruin the season please don’t read this! For the rest of us who can’t wait here we go:
• The action begins with a “future” Peter (Milo Ventimiglia, pictured) coming back to modern day in an effort to shoot Nathan (Adrian Pasdar) before he exposes their secret powers to the world.
• Matt (Greg Grunberg) discovers future-Peter’s real identity — but is banished into the middle of nowhere before he can do anything about it.
• Mohinder (Sendhil Ramamurthy) finally isolates Maya’s (Dania Ramirez) powers in chemical form, and uses a syringe to inject himself with the magic elixir rather than give the girl what she wants — freedom from the hell of her super-human affliction.
• Sylar (Zachary Quinto) traps Claire (Hayden Panettiere) in her house and literally rips open her head to steal her thoughts and ability to defy death, while…
• Hiro (Masi Oki) disobeys his dead father’s command and opens up the office safe that holds part of a formula that, if completed, could destroy the world. Of course, it’s confiscated within seconds by a mysterious, time-traveling blonde.
• There are also brief appearances by Niki (Ali Larter) — now looking professional and dating (or married to?) an older man — as well as Noah (Jack Coleman), who’s locked up in an inescapable prison cell. Oh, and keep an eye out for a new animated image (painting?) that look likes the Earth is cracking in half.
• And did we say a newly powered-up Saresh gets to finally kick some ass?
UPDATE: MORE SPOILERS!
- So what’s up with Nathan? Well, he was shot, then he survived. How? Who knows. He just wakes up in the hospital and heads to a church, where he claims to have been given a sign from God. It appears Nathan now believes he is an angel, sent to do good things. Is this why Future Peter shot him? How was Nathan revived? Later, Linderman, alive and well, shows up at the hospital and tells the Petrelli Brothers that they are destined for great things.
- As for Claire and Sylar, it’s “When a Stranger Calls” remake, apparently, as Sylar goes to Claire’s house for her powers. They fight. She stabs him. He of course doesn’t die. Eventually, Sylar captures her, and slices her head open. LITERALLY. He then steals her powers by studying her brain. LITERALLY AGAIN! After taking her invulnerability power, he tells her that she can’t die, and indeed, when he replaces the top of her skull (Holy crap!), she heals. Sylar is now in-friggin’-vulerable, too, and can’t be killed!
- So what’s Ando and Hiro been up to? Apparently becoming boss of his father’s empire has made Hiro’s life very dull. He longs to be a hero again. He’s in luck. A lawyer arrives with a videotape from his deceased father telling him that he must safeguard a piece of paper containing some formula that holds the lives of half the world’s population at stake. The paper is inside a safe, where Hiro, unable to stop himself, takes a peek at it. Oops! Daphne, the speedster, shows up and steals the paper! Instead of using his time powers to go back in time to stop her, he decides to go into the future to see the damage losing the paper has cause. Here, Hiro witnesses an argument between Future Ando and Future Hiro, apparently over the missing formula. And get this — Ando apparently uses a superpower (described as bolts of electricity!) to blast Hiro!
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