Episode 2.05: Fight or Flight
Airdate: October 22, 2007
In Ireland, a lost Hero attempts to move beyond the past, but discovers that a mysterious woman — Elle (guest star Kristen Bell) — is willing to kill to find him.
Matt and an unexpected ally fly to Philadelphia to hunt down the “boogyman,” following his terrible attack on Molly (guest star Adair Tishler), but the pair finds themselves outmatched.
Monica tries to come to terms with her new abilities and her role as a local hero.
Suresh meets his new partner and gets a disturbing assignment.
H.R.G. takes a step to further protect his family.
Meanwhile, as Hiro continues to fix the past in feudal Japan, Ando attempts to piece together historically what’s happened to his best friend.
Kristen Bell will be introduced in the fifth episode on the season as Elle, a 20-something who’s lived with her power her entire life (it’s rumored to involve electricity and confirmed to manifest itself in either productive or destructive ways, depending on what she wants to accomplish). The other heroes will scratch their heads in puzzlement when they cross paths with her. “She’s a cautionary tale to all of other characters: what could happen to you if you live with this for a long time and how it messes with you,” [Tim] Kring says. “Elle’s a little off-kilter and plays by her own rules. She’s not very socially adept, she’s a bit of a loose cannon, a little inappropriate – a little flirty at the wrong times – a little quick to anger.” Bell says the best way to describe Elle, is that “she’s just a vixen.”
Elle is a loony operative for the Company who is not above using her special power – still a secret – for her own twisted delight. “Pain is amusing to Elle, and so is the malice with which she conducts herself,” Bell says. She’s also a spoiled brat. “When she shows up in Ireland to locate Peter, she does not succeed and that gets her pretty ticked. She takes out her aggression on the locals.” Elle’s saga is a sad one. Her parents exploited her like a circus freak and put her into the Company at a very young age. “You’re going to feel sorry for her,” Bell promises. “Elle is like Claire gone bad.” And that’ll just add to the confusion.
For more on Kristen’s character, be sure to read the conference call with her and creator, Tim Kring!
Newly-found paintings by Isaac Mendez send HRG on a prophetic journey.
Sendhil: I’m bring something from my personal life into the fifth episode of season two.
Guest Cast: Alan Blumenfeld, Katie Carr, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Carlon Jeffery, Nichelle Nichols, Dominic Keating, Holt McCallany, Eriko Tamura, and Stephen Tobolowsky.
Credit: SpoilerFix.com, NBC, TV Guide Online, New York Post, HeroSite, Kristin on E!Online
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