I was just concerned the wheel had been jerked so sharply in the wrong direction, Fuller tells Sci-Fi Wire. ''[Especially] with what had worked about the first season, which was ordinary people with extraordinary powers. Everything ordinary about their lives went out the window, and everything was extraordinary. That was my frustration."
Fuller adds that what Heroes fans loved about the first season of the show is its characters, and that he intends to go back to this.
"I just really wanted to get everything back to a character base. I think character was shoved aside for plot, he says, adding that while the virus plot in the second season was interesting, it got too complicated and techno-babbly.''
Citing several characters who deteriorated over the seasons, Fuller says "Mohinder went from a noble scientist to being a mad scientist with Jeff Goldblum hair and wardrobe. Claire became so strident and unlikable because she was just whining, bitching and holding a gun.''
In other matters, Fuller also addressed the issue of Tracy Strauss (Ali Larter), who appeared to die in the end of the Cold Snap episode. The returning producer finally shed light on whether or not she was winking or blinking.
"She's blinking, and a tear comes down," he reveals. ''There was miscommunication with the visual effects, where you were only supposed to see one of her eyes. It was definitely a blink and a shedding of a tear. Tracy comes back in a really big way later on in the season."
Heroes airs Monday nights on NBC.