Heroes: Who Goes Down in Tonight's Finale? - Featured

The season three finale of Heroes hits NBC tonight and, in grand tradition, the last episode of the season features a colossal battle between good and evil. (Well, team Petrelli-Bennet is only mostly good, but they're certainly good enough in Heroes terms.)

We've got the goods from Tim Kring, Bryan Fuller and Greg Grunberg on what evil Sylar does (trying to hook up with Claire is high on the list), whether or not Danko dies and what we can expect from season four...

As we dished last week, tonight's episode is all about Sylar (Zachary Quinto) versus Nathan (Adrian Pasdar). As Tim Kring tells us, "You will see a face-off. You can feel the two lines converging toward each other. 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." Or, as Greg Grunberg puts it, "The finale ends on a major cliff-hanger, but more important, it sets up season four to be so exciting. I think people are going to be like, 'What the f--k?!' That's what their reaction is going to be."

So, exactly what goes down in that WTF finale? Says Kring, "It becomes clear that Sylar's plan is to shake hands with the president of the United States, and then become the president of the United States, and using Nathan Petrelli's likeness is the way he's going to do that. The story structure is very much like trying to get to the president to try to kill him, except for that it's not about killing him, it's about shaking hands with him. It's a cool way to do that same danger."

We can promise, by the way, that this story has major consequences for both Sylar and Nathan. Worlds will collide.

What else goes down? Sylar gets all inappropriate with Nathan's bio-daughter. Kring tells us, "Sylar and Claire have a scene together in the season finale where he makes known his theory about why they are destined to be together, and you see again a strange twisted chemistry the two characters have with each other. It's one of those great creepy fun scenes to watch. They're so good together."

And what about the future?

Well, it sounds like Danko lives to fight another day. Says Kring, "The idea is to keep [Danko] out there in the world and available to come back." But he won't be next season's big bad. Heroes exec producer Bryan Fuller tells us, "For me, Danko was what you see is what you get, and we're going to be much more complicated and mysterious with our villain in season four. "

Got any theories on who or what might be next year's baddie? Post in the comments!

Source: E!Online Exclusive - Heroes: Who Goes Down in Tonight's Finale?



Default avatar cat
Apr 28, 2009 2:07AM EDT

I think it's almost blatantly obvious that Sylar will yet again be the bad guy in the upcoming season. Just because Sylar was bodysnatched by Matt Parkman and his old memories erased doesn't mean he lost everything. This is made even more apparent by the scene in which ends the finale where Sylar fixes the clock. He still has his innate ability to know how things work which will eventually develop into his perpetual need to kill people as well, I believe. It will probably be a bunch of episodes in a row detailing a few close to the home deaths followed by a big reveal of Sylar reaffirming who he truly is. To impact my thoughts further, I believe that they almost have to reinstate Sylar as his true self back into the story or they will lose the best character on the show, and because of this will lose a lot of viewers. Maybe he will not end up the killer in the end, but he will be back or I won't be.

Default avatar cat
Apr 28, 2009 2:17AM EDT

Another thought: The way Sylar will find himself again is as acting as Nathan he will wind up finding some need to see if "Sylar" is really dead or not or maybe something random from his past will show up like a piece of clothing or the scissors that he used to kill his mother will be in some evidence cache and he will regain all of his memories. The scissors represent a huge symbol in Sylar's life, and I don't think it was a fluke that it was made so important in Volume 4 if it wasn;t going to reappear again int he future.

Default avatar cat
Apr 28, 2009 7:19AM EDT

I think you pretty much got the plot of vol 5 summed up. Either you watch far too much television or you should be working for one of these shows as a writer or plot consultant.

Default avatar cat
Apr 29, 2009 3:27PM EDT

Nuked the fridge yet again, i`m off to watch LOST........ffs

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