Heroes (2006–2010)
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Chapter One 'The Second Coming' 

In order to change the course of history, a scared and cynical Peter Petrelli travels back in time from four years to the day his brother Nathan revealed the existence of the super-humans ... See full summary »


Allan Arkush


Tim Kring (created by), Tim Kring | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Coleman ... Noah Bennet
Greg Grunberg ... Matt Parkman
Ali Larter ... Tracy Strauss
James Kyson ... Ando Masahashi (as James Kyson Lee)
Masi Oka ... Hiro Nakamura
Hayden Panettiere ... Claire Bennet
Adrian Pasdar ... Nathan Petrelli
Zachary Quinto ... Sylar
Sendhil Ramamurthy ... Mohinder Suresh
Dania Ramirez ... Maya Herrera
Cristine Rose ... Angela Petrelli
Milo Ventimiglia ... Peter Petrelli
Bruce Boxleitner ... Robert Malden
Ashley Crow ... Sandra Bennet
Jimmy Jean-Louis ... The Haitian (credit only)


In order to change the course of history, a scared and cynical Peter Petrelli travels back in time from four years to the day his brother Nathan revealed the existence of the super-humans and was the one who shot him. In attempting to capture future Peter, Matt Parkman gets teleported to a desolate African landscape. In Japan, Hiro takes control of his father's company when, courtesy of a DVD, he and Ando receive instructions from Hiro's late father about a deadly secret contained in the office safe. Hiro can't help but open the safe and the contents are promptly stolen by a "speedster"; a woman with super-fast speed called Daphne. Meanwhile, Nathan undergoes a religious experience while recovering from the shooting and is offered a new job in Congress by a shady blond government woman named Tracy Strauss, someone who looks remarkably like the late Niki Sanders. Elsewhere, Sylar confronts Claire, whose alone in her house, in a bid to get hold of her powers. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

22 September 2008 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Mohinder's voice-over at the end of the episode is from the poem "The Second Coming," by William Butler Yeats. See more »


Peter has a regenerative ability so should not have a scar on his face as any wound would have healed. See more »


Sylar: [to Claire] You're different. You're special. And I couldn't kill you even if I wanted to. You can never die. And now I guess, neither can I.
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Heroes Theme
Written by Wendy Melvoin & Lisa Coleman
Performed by Wendy Melvoin & Lisa Coleman
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far away from season one...
23 September 2008 | by MattDevivreSee all my reviews

Though season two looked pale, I had hopes for the third "Heroes" volume. These hopes crashed during the first two episodes.

One point I'd criticize is the missing build up. You may expect one action sequence following the other - without substance and content. Character development (which in my opinion is one strength of season one) almost fully disappeared. While during season two the characters already turned more and more black and white this trend seems to find continuation. The story at several moments gets bloodcurdling stupid (soap opera style). Not that "Heroes" is known for realism. Only it can be too much none-sense and this show deserves better.

In a short: Pointless and very confused start of the new "Heroes" season. Perhaps some writers were still striking. Eventually if you prefer action that lacks content you might enjoy it but for your own sake do not try to think about it.

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