Heroes: Season 4, Episode 1

Chapter One 'Orientation' (II) (21 Sep. 2009)

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Claire, back home in California, begins attending college, but is having difficulty adjusting when a mysterious death of a student during the orientation puts her back in the spotlight. In ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ando Masahashi (as James Kyson Lee)
Janice Parkman (as Lisa Lackey)


Claire, back home in California, begins attending college, but is having difficulty adjusting when a mysterious death of a student during the orientation puts her back in the spotlight. In Japan, Hiro and Ando continue their quest to help people with abilities and go so much as to advertise themselves. Meanwhile, Angela fears Nathan/Syler will discover his true identity. Matt tries to settle down back in Los Angeles and raise his son and not worry about unexpected visitors. Elsewhere, Peter is using his ability for good when a mysterious carnival clan, led by Samuel Sullivan, arrives in town which could spell trouble for him and everyone else. Written by matt-282

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When discussing forensics, Gretchen describes the "Jump, Push, Fall" analysis as something she "saw on Crossing Jordan (2001)". Tim Kring, created both that series and "Heroes". See more »


The dialog in Angela's vision at the sushi restaurant differs from the real one, both in words and the order in which actions occur. See more »


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Samuel Sullivan: My brother Joseph and I have had two families. The first one... Well, let's just say, it didn't work out too well. But over the years, we made ourselves a new one. And it was to this family, all of you... that his heart really belonged. You see... a family is something that... Joseph and I needed. It offered us protection from the outside world - a world that... never understood, or appreciated, what makes us different. There are others like us out there - in the shadows, in the ...
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a start of a new beginning
29 September 2009 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Season 3 definitely had its faults: with having focused on to much action, less on character like in season 1 and 2, a lot of fans were disappointed. But redemption, with 3 episodes underway is proving to redeem itself. I have already read several bad reviews on the first 3 episodes and in the end, it shows how spoiled these people are. Instead of giving it a chance, they turn their back on it, Redemption is back on track with the primary focus on characters instead of the action. We are introduced to new characters with new abilities, who aren't recycled ones. One plus to all this: it stops being about to save the world for the million time, which was getting old real fast. If you want characters behaving like in comics, running around in tights, think again. What I truly find interesting is Matt-Sylar-Nathan connection here. You would have to watch to see what I mean.

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