Heroes (2006–2010)
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Chapter One 'The Second Coming' 

In order to change the course of history, a scared and cynical Peter Petrelli travels back in time from four years to the day his brother Nathan revealed the existence of the super-humans ... See full summary »


Allan Arkush


Tim Kring (created by), Tim Kring

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Coleman ... Noah Bennet
Greg Grunberg ... Matt Parkman
Ali Larter ... Tracy Strauss
James Kyson ... Ando Masahashi (as James Kyson Lee)
Masi Oka ... Hiro Nakamura
Hayden Panettiere ... Claire Bennet
Adrian Pasdar ... Nathan Petrelli
Zachary Quinto ... Sylar
Sendhil Ramamurthy ... Mohinder Suresh
Dania Ramirez ... Maya Herrera
Cristine Rose ... Angela Petrelli
Milo Ventimiglia ... Peter Petrelli
Bruce Boxleitner ... Robert Malden
Ashley Crow ... Sandra Bennet
Jimmy Jean-Louis ... The Haitian (credit only)


In order to change the course of history, a scared and cynical Peter Petrelli travels back in time from four years to the day his brother Nathan revealed the existence of the super-humans and was the one who shot him. In attempting to capture future Peter, Matt Parkman gets teleported to a desolate African landscape. In Japan, Hiro takes control of his father's company when, courtesy of a DVD, he and Ando receive instructions from Hiro's late father about a deadly secret contained in the office safe. Hiro can't help but open the safe and the contents are promptly stolen by a "speedster"; a woman with super-fast speed called Daphne. Meanwhile, Nathan undergoes a religious experience while recovering from the shooting and is offered a new job in Congress by a shady blond government woman named Tracy Strauss, someone who looks remarkably like the late Niki Sanders. Elsewhere, Sylar confronts Claire, whose alone in her house, in a bid to get hold of her powers. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

22 September 2008 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Mohinder's voice-over at the end of the episode is from the poem "The Second Coming," by William Butler Yeats. See more »


Peter has a regenerative ability so should not have a scar on his face as any wound would have healed. See more »


Sylar: [to Claire] You're different. You're special. And I couldn't kill you even if I wanted to. You can never die. And now I guess, neither can I.
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Heroes Theme
Written by Wendy Melvoin & Lisa Coleman
Performed by Wendy Melvoin & Lisa Coleman
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The speedster effect..
23 September 2008 | by partymongerhSee all my reviews

After the second season, most of the people wanted Tim Kring to do a Hiro Nakamura, and wipe Heroes Season 2 of the face of the Earth.. Well guess what? They got their wish..Albeit in Hero's style..Yup, Tim Kring does a speedster..The episode starts off at a place where none of us in our wildest dreams could have thought it would..Then the sheer velocity it picks up, the mind numbing speed of all that action...Wow...

Watching Heroes has always been an exhilarating experience..But this time its up another level..Breathtaking i'd say..Nothing short of a film, the 2hr premier leaves you dying for more action...Ah..Hiro, Peters, Claire, Nathan, and almost every other hero, back in action!! Hell even those who "almost" died are back and back with a bang!!

Boy did they BANG!!! The first two episodes make what can be called the golden 2hrs in history of television..Bang after bang, turn after turn, it just doesn't stop..And whats better is that it leaves you craving for loads more...

My only gripe, a bit of character buildup was lacking..The theme "Ordinary people discover extraordinary powers" is lacking throughout the 2hrs..But then thats coming in the following episodes hopefully..If not who knows, Tim Kring always has Hiro Nakamura!!

Lastly, i hope we get to see more of the narrator's superb narration.It sets up the whole atmosphere.This is one place where things can be better,at least equal to Season 1.


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