Tim Kring didn’t waste anytime. As soon as last night’s “Powerless” episode ended, Kring was sitting down with TV Guide to talk about Volume 2, and what awaits the characters. He talks about the fates of Nathan and Niki, both of whom were dead or dying at the end of “Powerless” (but seriously, who stays dead in this show?), Sylar’s return as possible ringleader of a “legion” of villains, and Elle’s possible transition from bad girl to good girl.
You can read the whole TV Guide article here. Below are the notable excerpts:
About Nathan and Niki’s fates:
“…up in the air and will be determined when we come back after the strike,” Kring says. “Things are fairly dire for them both.”
It’s Heroes. No one dies in Heroes. If you can survive getting blown up by a nuke and getting shot in the eye, I’m pretty sure getting shot in the chest is akin to a mosquito bite to these people.
About Elle’s possible transformation from bad girl to good girl:
Kristen Bell gave us the perfect reaction in that scene,” Kring says. “For a moment there, Elle sees she’s been given an opportunity to use her powers in a good way. And she absolutely likes the sound of that word ‘hero.’”
The title of Volume 3 is “Villains”. What does that mean?
“We’ve introduced a cadre of them over the course of the show and we’re going to see them rise up,” Kring says. “Just as the heroes have found each other to save the world, the villains will do the same with the opposite intent.” And their numbers may be legion. “The Company has catalogued many of these people over the years. There may be more of them down in that basement than we have alluded to so far.”
If the villains team up, they’ll need a leader, right? But wait, won’t Zachary Quinto be busy playing Spock?
“Sylar getting his power back does not bode well for our heroes,” says Kring, who admits there is one upside to the writers’ strike: Originally, Quinto was not going to be available for much of Volume 3 because of his commitment to the new Star Trek film. Now, with the strike dragging on, he’ll likely be done playing young Spock by the time Heroes returns to production.
So there you go. What to expect in Volume 3, which will either commence after the Winter break if the strike is resolved, or be kept under wraps for Season 3 if it is not, from the Main Man himself.