Claire’s Pyro Mom Returns for Season 3

Good news, fans of Jessalyn Gilsig, who plays Claire Bennet’s biological mother from Heroes Season 1, and who was sorely missing entirely from Season 2. According to TV Guide, Gilsig will be reprising her role as Claire’s pyro mom, Meridith Gordon, for not one, or two, but five episodes in Season 3.

More from Ask Ausiello on the return:

Casting scoop! Sources confirm to me exclusively that Jessalyn Gilsig is reprising her role as Claire’s white-trash mom for five episodes next season.

I could have done without calling Meredith Gordon’s character “white trash”, though. That sounds a tad insulting to me. But then again, I’m sure Ausiello is a West Coast elitist who thinks anyone who doesn’t live in California are rednecks.

But I digress.

Meredith Gordon and her groovy power is back. Woohoo! Lets hope Kring lets her do more than just show it off to her daughter this time. I’d like to see what someone with that kind of power could do against, say, Sylar…

Jessalyn Gilsig on Heroes


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  • Anonymous

    holy freakin awesome! As little as they showed her character in season 1, I still really liked her…when she first said the “some family” line i got chills.

    I wonder how her character will unfold in season 3..could she be introduced as one of the new villains and end of battling her own daughter?! hmm..or could she be a good guy and become the reason Sylar has his pyro powers in the future?? who knowsss! I can’t wait for the new season to start :]

    • dock37

      Sylar didn’t have pyro powers in 5 yrs gone peter did.

  • Benjamin

    holy freakin awesome! As little as they showed her character in season 1, I still really liked her…when she first said the “some family” line i got chills.

    I wonder how her character will unfold in season 3..could she be introduced as one of the new villains and end of battling her own daughter?! hmm..or could she be a good guy and become the reason Sylar has his pyro powers in the future?? who knowsss! I can’t wait for the new season to start :]

    • dock37

      Sylar didn’t have pyro powers in 5 yrs gone peter did.

  • indian girl

    that is awesome. i cant wait to see the whole interaction between the full petrelli family and not just the bennets.

    • http://princessdsmusic.blogspot.com/ PrincessD

      hey Indian girl, i’m Indian too! good to see someone out there like me!

  • indian girl

    that is awesome. i cant wait to see the whole interaction between the full petrelli family and not just the bennets.

    • http://princessdsmusic.blogspot.com PrincessD

      hey Indian girl, i’m Indian too! good to see someone out there like me!

  • Monique

    yay she is a good mom to claire

  • Monique

    yay she is a good mom to claire

  • Valen

    I knew they would have to bring her back, but in what capacity? I mean in Season 1 did she really care about Clare? Wasn’t it more about blackmail? I don’t think she will be a hero or villain.

    But like the company, she will be more morally grey.

  • Valen

    I knew they would have to bring her back, but in what capacity? I mean in Season 1 did she really care about Clare? Wasn’t it more about blackmail? I don’t think she will be a hero or villain.

    But like the company, she will be more morally grey.

  • Tarot

    I’m wondering if they will cover how she escaped Claude and HRG. There has been speculation that Claude let her go and the fire was a cover.

  • Tarot

    I’m wondering if they will cover how she escaped Claude and HRG. There has been speculation that Claude let her go and the fire was a cover.

  • Jenna

    Benjamin, I got chills as well and that was one of the first episodes I ever saw! Well, anyway, I am supremely happy that Claire’s mother is back, and I would like to see her join the other ranks of Heroes!

  • Jenna

    Benjamin, I got chills as well and that was one of the first episodes I ever saw! Well, anyway, I am supremely happy that Claire’s mother is back, and I would like to see her join the other ranks of Heroes!

  • Spidey09

    Glad she’s back

  • Spidey09

    Glad she’s back

  • Anonymous

    A new victim for Sylar, One of many i imagine. Theres no doubt in my mind…

  • Anonymous

    A new victim for Sylar, One of many i imagine. Theres no doubt in my mind…

  • indian girl

    omg, that would be the perfect plot line for claire: her mom falling victim to sy-baby.

  • indian girl

    omg, that would be the perfect plot line for claire: her mom falling victim to sy-baby.

  • xericho

    i hope she doesnt get killed by sylar… i hope she meets peter so its.

    Sylar = Ice
    Peter = Fire

    Elemental face off!

  • xericho

    i hope she doesnt get killed by sylar… i hope she meets peter so its.

    Sylar = Ice
    Peter = Fire

    Elemental face off!