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First Episode of Heroes Season Three Screened at Comic-Con

And I got to see it! The Comic-Con started off with executive producer Jeph Loeb profusely thanking all the loyal fans and all the Comic-Con attendees from a couple years ago for getting the word out about Heroes. The whole cast came onstage, followed by Tim Kring whose wrist was handcuffed to a metal briefcase, which he referred to as "a big giant thank you to all of you." The cheering was deafening (I should add that there were some die-hard fans who had camped out overnight to be first in the convention center for this panel; the crowd was enthusiastic, to put it mildly) as Kring pulled out a DVD which he said contained the whole first episode of the next season.

And I don't think I was too influenced by all the intense excitement generated by thousands of Heroes fans when I say that I was really impressed with the season premiere. The writing is just better, the pacing is exciting without being way too much stuff at a time, and there aren't like, 64 new heroes. I was sometimes frustrated with the last season, for various reasons, and this episode totally wiped the slate clean. In fact, I have a newly bolstered respect for Heroes. I really think they'll deliver an awesome season, if the premiere is any indication.

I won't reveal anything specific about the plot but if you want a tiny taste of what we got to see this morning,


  • The episode is way funnier than I remember the show being, though it hasn't totally devolved into camp. There's also a ton of horror movie moments that are both gruesome and satisfying.
  • We find out who shot Nathan pretty early on.
  • Mohinder makes a groundbreaking scientific discovery that changes everything in his life. He mentions Molly briefly (just to explain where she is), but his story right now is mostly intertwined with Maya's (you know, black eyes when angry, etc.).
  • Hiro is feeling a little lost at the beginning, like he is a man without a quest. He grapples with the issue of what his destiny is now. Soon, however, his becomes one of the most exciting stories of them all. We also meet a new hero through his story.
  • Several characters that were presumed gone for good make reappearances, of some sort.
  • One of the characters has a major spiritual awakening.
  • Old characters (yeah — plural!) who didn't have powers now do.
  • There's a new twist on the "save the cheerleader, save the world" mantra.

It was awesome. It was like a spectator sport, but the sport was just watching Heroes. There was even wild cheering for Mr. Muggles, which made me happy. Suffice to say, I look forward to September.

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sailing-chick sailing-chick 9 years
I'm so excited to hear about the improvement to season 3 - I was just disapointed with season 2. I just hope that I don't have to wait months after you guys get it or I'll be reading buzs's spoilers before I even get to watch the season!
couture-yourself couture-yourself 9 years
Yay!! I've totally forgotten all about season 2, and I guess I'll be spending some time catching up online. As for it being On Demand, vickibug, it's cool that it's on there, it just sucks you have to pay for a show that's on a free network, ya know? bummer.
thelorax thelorax 9 years
Ohhhh I'm so excited!!
NadiaPotter NadiaPotter 9 years
awww darn I want spoilers!!! I shouldn't have clicked read more... nwo I want the spoilers!
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
Very excited and so jealous you got to see the episode Buzz!! I can't wait :D
vickibug vickibug 9 years
I'm pretty sure season 2 of heroes is playing on demand, at least on comcast. so there is one way to catch up. I'm so excited for season 3 and am so glad to hear that it seems to be back up to season 1 standards.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
Buzz - i'm so glad to hear that! I loved all the mystery surrounding Mrs. Patrelli and her powers but 2 seasons is long enough - i must know soon! :) I think Christine Rose is a fantastic actress and just so captivating to watch.
Entertainment Entertainment 9 years
Oh! tdamji you just reminded me of something -- they said that Christine Rose, the woman who plays Mrs. Petrelli, will now be a series regular on the show, and she has a great scene in the first episode. So I think we'll get to see a lot more of her! Also, what her specific power is is totally spelled out by Peter in the episode.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i am looking forward to season 3 even though season 2 wasn't as good as season 1. I loved Hiro's story in season 2, so i am glad to hear you say he has a lot of presence so far in the new season. I am also excited that Kristen Bell will return as Elle...and excited with all the 'Heroes Villains' clips i've seen and wonder where that will all lead. I wonder if Mrs. Patrelli will have some more air time and we see more of what the older heroes did etc. I think that would be very cool. Basically, with BSG not returning until spring and things with Torchwood and Doctor Who a bit up in the air, I need a show like this to watch!
sizzleduggs sizzleduggs 9 years
I hope the show is as good as you say it is, Buzz. Last season wasn't that good, so it's good to hear that it's back. I'm excited for the premiere now! I hope they show reruns of season 2, because I didn't even remember Nathan was shot to begin with!
xlightningboltx xlightningboltx 9 years
Eek! Jealous one, here.
Entertainment Entertainment 9 years
sienna — Ha! I think we should use the word "stories" more often. So, in regard to the episodes airing on NBC before Season 2 starts up again, it doesn't look like that's going to happen (unless they're planning some kind of marathon that isn't listed yet or something). However, at least for the time being you can see all the episodes from Season 2 the NBC site. If you want to do that, click here.
Livvy-P Livvy-P 9 years
Allyace - I totally agree. Buzz - is there any info on whether or not they are going to do that? With this, or any of the other shows that haven't been seen in ages? I want to get caught up on all my stories!! (Sorry, I just totally had a grandma moment there!)
Allyace Allyace 9 years
I really wish they would start showing the last few episodes as repeats b/f the new season starts. It was so long ago that the show was on that I don't even remember where we left off...
Kazagirl Kazagirl 9 years
I am not sure how I feel about this show anymore. It went off in like November so it's been a really LONG time since I have even seen an episode of Heroes. The thing that sucks is I have class on Monday nights starting soon so I will have to watch any new episodes online until my spring semester starts.
sweetrae80 sweetrae80 9 years
i love heroes!!!
LOVErickii LOVErickii 9 years
so jealous right now.
RunnerGirl17 RunnerGirl17 9 years
yeah me too chic, if they arent couse with awesomeness im seriously thinking about moving to iraq
chicsugar chicsugar 9 years
I was obsessed with Heroes the first season. In my opinion the second season was severely lacking and now it's been so long I don't even remember why I liked it in the first place. I hope your right about them getting back on course to awesomeness.
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