A lot of really big Heroes news and POTENTIAL SPOILERS from one source: the guys and gals over at Watch With Kristin via E! Online, who got the news, scoops, and inside dish on who lives, who dies, and who shows off their dark side from the best sources — the cast and crew of Heroes. What this article does make clear is that Tim Kring and company knows there will be a Season 4 (NBC may have guaranteed them in private sans official public announcement would be my guess) and are already planning out the storylines.
Original article at E! Online. Head over there to read the whole thing. Some of the more intriguing excerpts below.
About the final two episodes of Heroes Season 3, starting with tonight’s 3.24, “I am Sylar”:
Says Kring, “You will see a face-off. You can feel the two lines converging toward each other, very much, in the next episode. There’s still Building 26 and Danko to deal with, and those bad guys to put down, and then the whole stopping of Sylar’s nefarious plan. All of our characters are involved. The season finale is the best episode we’ve done in a really, really long time.”
Greg Grunberg, meanwhile, tells us that his character’s embracing of his dark side leads to someone’s permanent death:
According to Greg Grunberg, “The last two episodes are absolutely huge. My character is asked to do something, and does something, that is incredibly dark and results in the demise of another character. It’s not expected. It’s pretty sick. Torture is involved. It’s someone we all know. It felt great to tap into my dark side.”
Teddy bear Matt is going darkside? This I have to see.
So who will be making a guest appearance in the two final episodes? What about Claude the Invisible Man, as been reported? Or Adam Monroe? No such luck, kids.
Fan favorites Invisible Claude and Adam Monroe are also not likely to appear any time soon. Despite rumors that Adam might back in the finale, Kring says, “We felt like we killed [Adam Monroe] in a very satisfying way, and there really had to be some finality on the show, or else we lose all credibility. His death by Arthur Petrelli was pretty hard to come back from, so, as far as him being alive in the present-day story, that’s a tall order.”
Hmm, you’ll notice he talks at length about Adam’s death, but nothing about Claude. Makes one wonder.
On Brea Grant — yes, her character Daphne Millbrook is really dead, and she ain’t coming back. Or at least, the writers don’t have any plans to bring her back.
But what about Ali Larter? Will she return as another character? Barbara, perhaps? Bryan Fuller seems to hint that no, Ali Larter will not return as Barbara, but will in fact still be Tracy Strauss.
Will Ali be playing Barbara when she returns? “No,” says Bryan. Can melted, shattered Tracy really come back together? “Watch the finale,” replies Bryan.
Those are all Season 3 stuff. Now let’s turn our attention to Season 4, which will commence with the new volume “Redemption”. Tim Kring says we should expect to see the young versions of Angela Petrelli and her Company founder buddies again in another episode or two, perhaps to explain more “this is how we got here” moments that will occur in Season 4.
Speaking of which, what’s in store for our heroes in Season 4′s “Redemption”?
Bryan tells us, “Fugitives was such a dark chapter in the history of Heroes, so we look at Redemption as a unifying theme for next season. We’re going to see redemption for all of the characters in one respect or another. Our goal going into season four is taking every character and making that character’s story evolve into an entire series. We just want the smorgasbord of Heroes to be as satisfying for everybody.” Smorgasbord or no, among those Heroes getting a special treatment next year is Masi Oka’s Hiro Nakamura. Bryan Fuller says that, “The Hiro story for season four is the best story we’ve ever come up with for Hiro. It’s so emotional and exciting and adventurous.”
So there you have it. A little bit about the final two episodes of Season 3, and a little bit about what’s coming up next in Heroes Season 4.