What happened after the season 4 finale on HEROES should not have come as a surprise. Hints were dropped all season long, especially with Claire Bennet, who wanted to come out in the open, and Sylar, who wanted to come clean.
But if the next season is written as well as last night’s season finale was, then I really have to say (again), HEROES will see better days!
So, here is the opening scene for next season’s volume 6 on HEROES, which is titled “Brave New World”:
The heroes breathe a sigh of relief, as they save New York and the world again. Sylar (Zachary Quinto) has a moment of clarity, and like a schoolboy who came up with the answer, excitedly tells Peter (Milo Ventimiglia) how satisfying it felt to control his abilities and not kill Doyle the Puppet Master (guest star David H. Lawrence XVII). But Peter wasn’t listening. Something else is going on. Something that can potentially destroy everything that specials have tried to protect for so long.
Claire (Hayden Panettiere) approaches her father Noah (Jack Coleman) and asks him what happens to Samuel (guest star Robert Knepper) now. Lauren (guest star Elizabeth Rohm) got in touch with their previous contacts and will take care of Samuel. I’m not sure exactly what that means. Is Samuel gone for good? But Claire was now more interested in what Lauren was telling the reporters who were present when Samuel started the earthquake – it was all an illusion, a special effects. But Claire has had enough. When reporters approached her father for comments on what happened, Claire took the attention, and told the reporters, “if you want to know what happened here tonight, keep your cameras on me.” And she began to climb the Ferris wheel.
What is Claire doing?
Noah cried “she’s going to break my heart.” Hiro and Ando stared in amazement. Peter stopped in his tracks. Only Sylar responded positively, “it’s a brave new world.”
Claire jumped from the ferris wheel as cameras followed her fall. She stood up, cracked her bones back into place, and amidst flashing bulbs and microphones at her face, “I’m Claire Bennet, and this is attempt number…. I’ve actually lost track.”
To be continued… (Images below!)
And my mind was immediately racing! This should be an exciting premise for HEROES Volume 6. What happens to specials when the world gets wind of their abilities? Experimentation? Abuse? Acceptance? Fascination? Fear? And a wild idea but equally electrifying – a new team of superheroes!
What do you think? Is there hope for HEROES?
Image: NBC/ Trae Patton