Heroes (2006–2010)
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Chapter Eleven 'The Fifth Stage' 

H.R.G. is greeted by some unexpected visitors and Samuel's grand plan begins to come to fruition. Meanwhile, Peter struggles to accept the truth and takes extreme measures to get what he ... See full summary »


Kevin Dowling


Tim Kring (created by), Tim Kring

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Coleman ... Noah Bennet
Robert Knepper ... Samuel Sullivan
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
Cristine Rose ... Angela Petrelli
Milo Ventimiglia ... Peter Petrelli
Madeline Zima ... Gretchen Berg
Jimmy Jean-Louis ... The Haitian
Dawn Olivieri ... Lydia
Todd Stashwick ... Eli


H.R.G. is greeted by some unexpected visitors and Samuel's grand plan begins to come to fruition. Meanwhile, Peter struggles to accept the truth and takes extreme measures to get what he wants. Elsewhere, Claire's journey leads her to an unexpected destination. Written by NBC Publicity

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30 November 2009 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Peter Petrelli: Remember the last time we were up here?
Nathan Petrelli: Yep. Yeah, I do. You were standing on that edge right there. Like an idiot. Asking me about Dad's depression. Asking me if I could fly.
Peter Petrelli: Do you remember what you said?
Nathan Petrelli: I said we could both fly.
Peter Petrelli: No, no, no. Before that.
[Nathan tries to remember, without success]
Peter Petrelli: You denied it.
Nathan Petrelli: [nonchalantly] It was an election year.
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The Fifth and the Last Chapters
2 December 2009 | by Gustavo_LequericaSee all my reviews

After watching the first volume of Season Four of Heroes it's difficult to think about the direction where the show is heading. The first two chapters were really good and they gave an idea that Season Four was going to be amazing but then it came the repetition of themes that were saw in Season 3 and part of Season 1, I explain: Claire trying to find his place, Sylar being the main villain or stock character because there hasn't been any developments with the character and in my opinion season 3 was the good season to kill the character off but then because Zachary Quinto got more fame due the reboot of Star Trek the writers and producers weren't going to be stupid to end the contract of the most popular actor of the series and that story-lines are being re-used under different concepts. There is little originality on Volume 5 compared to Volume Four due the issues I mentioned for the exception that I like to think that it was the volume that gave a character to redeem himself from his previous actions but according to some gossip in the IMDb.com there are going to be more episodes with Adrian Pasdar. but I think that is bogus information.

I try to think what could damage the show and there are a few facts that could think about beside the writer strike who depleted the show ratings, the departure of Bryan Fuller who was the creative soul of the show because Tim Kring don't know anything about the nerd culture and the superhero scene, the show is going into a path that it's really hard to predict because of that. Maybe the reason the show is failling it's because of his creator and none other else that is acting on charge too much without giving responsibilities to other people or hiring new writing talent that can lift the show from his actual slumber but still one great show that is an homage to superheroes is going to a spiral due the lack of creative personnel.

The last episode of Volume 5 was non-sequential in someway, it didn't gave any detail about Volume 6; the stories weren't interconnected at all and the only probable hint about what is going to happen is a rebellion of mutates lead by a charismatic but sociopath individual. I see something similar as the Caitlin character in Gretchen Berg... or I should better say both characters have suffered the Chuck Cunningham Syndrome. The episode in general to be a closer was relatively boring except for the goodbye between Nathan-Sylar and Peter before Sythan regained his true self, I guess at the end we have to wait until January 2010 to know what is going to happen in the rest and if the series don't last for a fifth season it better have a good ending that explains all the gaps in the series.

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