[SPOILERS] Heroes – Episode 1-19

Episode 1.19: .07%
Airdate: April 23, 2007

After “helping” Suresh search for more people with special abilities, Sylar’s rampage continues with two “heroes” being confronted by the stronger-powered serial killer.

Nathan must factor what he’s learned from Linderman (guest star Malcolm McDowell) into difficult decisions that will shape the future — for him, his family, New York City and the world.

As Thompson (guest star Eric Roberts) uses every tool at his disposal to find Claire, Linderman drafts Jessica into his far-reaching plans. Niki has something Linderman wants. (No, not that. Well, maybe that, too.)

Meanwhile, Hiro’s resolve to “save the world” strengthens in the face of a grim reality.

The dense first 15 minutes are simply thrilling, capped by a Sylar-Peter showdown that one can only liken to the song “Dueling Banjos.” A new painting is unveiled, this time shedding light on Nathan’s fate. There’s a funny wink to the practice of spoiling TV shows such as Heroes. A certain sect of “sick” ‘shippers get themselves a sweet moment. Lotsa Matt Parkman! Mama Petrelli does not deserve a visit from the FTD man on May 13. Hiro and Ando surface late in the game — or very, very late, depending on how you look at it — but when they do… well, just as you may find yourself wondering, “Oh yeah, whatever happened to…?” you get your answer. And… we fade to black. Source: Trivial Matt’rs

Something very, very important to The Company can be found in New York City.

In an extended preview of “.07%” on YouTube, you see that Linderman has the power to heal. Not the same power as Claire, but the power to heal things are that dead. He shows Nathan in the preview of a plant that has died and he puts his hand on it, and it goes into full bloom.

Greg Grunberg reveals: In the next episode airing April 23, with the help of Mr. Bennet/HRG, we’re all going to break out. It’s a really exciting episode and it sets us on this mission to stop Sylar and find the tracking system, because without the tracking system they can’t get to Claire, and they can’t get to me. The key to the whole thing is getting that computer and wiping it out.

A series regular goes away for good on April 23.

Promotional pictures show paintings of a dead hero without a brain and Sylar next to him. Sylar is with Isaac at the latter’s loft. Expect this meeting to not go well. Claire is reunited with her father… but so are Candice and Thompson. Matt and Ted are in the episode. Peter’s mother finds him post-Sylar batter. He still sports his hair. Claire and Nathan meet. As revealed in spoilers below, Nathan and Linderman continue their talk while walking through his gallery.

Tim Kring, the creator of Heroes, offered a preview of the April 23 episode, in which many secrets are revealed about Mr. Linderman (Malcolm McDowell). At a panel for the Museum of Television and Radio’s William S. Paley Festival in Hollywood on March 10, Kring unveiled a long scene from the next new episode, “.07,” featuring McDowell’s Linderman speaking with Adrian Pasdar’s Nathan Petrelli. Among other things, viewers learn that Linderman has super powers of his own, that he was once a member of a group of heroes, that the members of the group eventually used their powers for personal gain—and that he is behind the plot to blow up New York as a way to engender widespread fear, which he believes will bring the nation together in hope. Linderman also reveals a prophecy that Nathan will eventually wind up in the White House.

McDowell [will] haunt Heroes for at least three episodes this season. (Kring wants him to stick around longer.) When the series returns on April 23, McDowell says Linderman will reveal himself to be not just a mere gangster, but “the mastermind behind all the shenanigans that are going on,” including the political machinations of Nathan Petrelli and the efforts of Hiro Nakamura to avert New York’s nuclear incineration.

Matt, Daddy Bennet (HRG) and Ted are all gonna be incarcerated for the next episode, but Matt’s stellar mind-reading abilities help them bust out fast.

Some scenes will feature a highly computer-savvy geek in his 20s.

This episode will feature a comic books fanboy who is said to be a slacker in his late 20s, the head of security in a large casino, some very competent guard, and the bodyguard of a highly powerful man.

Peter is going to get a much more severe image makeover than Isaac. I’m told that producers have had problems with continuity, so they asked Milo Ventimiglia to cut his hair. He agreed to shave his head—but requested a scar. And he will get one.

Credit: SpoilerFix.com, Ask Ausiello @ TV Guide, NBC, TV Guide Online, Kristin on E!Online, Entertainment Weekly, Sci Fi Wire, YouTube, Trivial Matt’rs

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