Heroes: Season 2 (2007)

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Season 2
Heroes

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Despite strong performances, Heroes' second season's pointless, bloated storylines drag, making for a disappointing follow-up to the series' exciting first effort.

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Air date: Sep 24, 2007

The Season 2 opener reveals the fates of Nathan, Peter and Matt after the face-off with Sylar, as a new threat presents itself to those on the list. In other events, Hiro meets his idol in feudal Japan; and the Bennets strive for normalcy in California.

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Air date: Oct 1, 2007

Claire's efforts to keep her abilities hidden are compromised by someone with a secret of his own; Suresh is ordered to look for The Haitian; Niki and Micah leave Las Vegas; Matt makes a surprising request for help as he investigates the attacks on people with abilities.

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Air date: Oct 8, 2007

Suresh fears for a friend after unearthing a painting by Isaac that foretells death. Ando returns to Japan and makes a happy discovery; while in the past, Hiro is surprised by his childhood hero, Kensei. And two familiar faces return unexpectedly.

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Air date: Oct 15, 2007

Matt asks Molly to find the man haunting her dreams, but the outcome is not pleasant; H.R.G. suspects Claire has a new boyfriend; Angela has shocking news; and Micah's cousin Monica (Dana Davis) finds herself with some unanticipated new abilities.

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Air date: Oct 22, 2007

A mysterious woman (Kristen Bell) searches for Peter; Matt and a surprise ally go to Philadelphia to hunt down Molly's attacker; Monica deals with her new abilities and her role as a local hero; Suresh meets his new partner; and Ando traces Hiro through history.

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Air date: Oct 29, 2007

West encourages Claire to teach the snobby head cheerleader a lesson; Alejandro is wary of Sylar's intentions toward Maya; H.R.G. hunts for the last of Isaac's paintings with help from his Russian mentor; and Hiro struggles with his feelings for Yaeko.

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Air date: Nov 5, 2007

Peter regains a forgotten power, learning about the virus attacking those with abilities in the process; Suresh, Matt, Nathan, Niki and Bob team up against the "nightmare man;" West discovers the man who kidnapped him as a child is Claire's father; and Hiro and Kensei's adventure takes a final twist.

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Air date: Nov 12, 2007

A look back at the events immediately following the showdown with Sylar finds D.L. making the ultimate sacrifice for his family; Nathan paying a heavy toll for his heroic act; and Peter falling into the hands of The Company.

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Air date: Nov 19, 2007

H.R.G. plans to run after thinking The Company found his family, but Claire has other ideas; Hiro returns to discover his father is dead; Matt struggles with his increasing mental powers; Suresh meets Elle and comes to a decision; the twins are tested as they travel with Sylar.

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Air date: Nov 26, 2007

Peter goes to Texas with a plan to destroy the virus; Niki has bad news for Micah; Hiro targets his father's killer; Nathan finds out Peter survived; and Maya must choose between her brother and Sylar.

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In Season 2 of the superhero saga, the nascent heroes learn more about their similarly superpowered families and ancestors. Indestructible cheerleader Claire Bennet (Hayden Panettiere) and her family are forced to go into hiding in California in order to escape the clutches of the Company, an organization that tracks and captures superheroes. While her father, Noah (Jack Coleman), a former employee of the Company, insists she not do anything to attract attention, Claire finds herself attracted to a fellow student (Nicholas D'Agosto) with a superpowered secret of his own. After barely managing to avert a nuclear explosion in Season 1's finale, Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia) is presumed dead by his grieving family, only to awaken in Ireland with no idea who he is or how he got there. Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka) accidentally time travels to 17th-century feudal Japan, where he encounters his childhood hero, the legendary swordsman Takezo Kensei. But Hiro's joy is short-lived: He discovers that not only is Kensei a white foreigner (David Anders) living in Japan, but he's also a drunken coward who needs Hiro's help in order to achieve his destiny. Hiro eventually returns to the present and learns his father (George Takei) has been killed, the first in a series of murders of superheroes who had been active a generation ago. As the murders continue, it becomes clear that this killing spree is an act of revenge connected to a deadly virus that could spell disaster for humanity. In addition to this threat, the heroes must also deal with the return of superpowered serial killer Sylar (Zachary Quinto) and the arrival of a new villain (Kristen Bell), a mentally unstable agent of the Company with the ability to control lightning and electricity.

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Critic Reviews for Heroes Season 2

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

"Heroes" may be better this year than it was last year, but it's still a very dumb show that just wants you to think it's smart.

Jul 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Season 2 should have taken this series to new heights; instead it drifts along complacently on a current of its own hype.

Oct 18, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's unfortunate, then, that Season Two began just as ponderously, doing little to allay fears that Heroes might have contracted "second season syndrome" earlier than expected.

Jul 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Volume Two is finally closed and we've come to the end of our wild, crazy ride-which, OK, was more like a frustratingly cramped ride over an uneven road with several forced detours to lame tourist destinations.

Jul 13, 2018 | Full Review…

As poorly as season two began, the series finished strong. The major characters remained intriguing throughout and there were enough interesting story arcs.

Apr 1, 2020 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Whilst the story arc was strong and driving forward; all the extraneous stuff was manna from heaven for fans. As soon as the direction faltered, all that stuff became a pain in the ass. I want my storylines on-screen; that's where the focus should be.

Apr 1, 2020 | Full Review…

Four Months Later, season two's premiere, isn't that bad. But it's a little weak all the same

Feb 27, 2019 | Full Review…

For the most part, the program's popularity is well-earned.

Oct 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Despite the continuation of strong performances from the excellent ensemble cast, year two of the series suffers from an influx of new characters and their commensurate story lines which dilute the rapid pacing.

Jul 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Is it just me or does it feel like "Heroes" has nowhere to go? Or at least, that it's not trying very hard to get anywhere. I mean, sure, there's been some plot development with this new season, but god damn has it been slow and dull.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Heroes: Season 2

  • Sep 25, 2015
    Season 2 continued the good record set by the first season with a new set of cast and old favourite battling evil conspiracies.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Aug 26, 2015
    A victim of the 2007 Writers Strike, the second season of Heroes is a little messy and uneven at times, but it's still adventurous and is full of thrills. This season Hiro goes back in time to feudal Japan and helps a swordsman fulfill his destiny, Peter attempts to stop the release of a virus that will swipe out the human race, and Suresh and Noah work together to infiltrate and bring down the Company. Unfortunately, the character stories are rather disjointed and don't come together that well. However, the writing does a good job at building suspense and intrigue throughout the episode arcs. And some exciting new additions are made to the cast, including Kristen Bell and David Anders (who both deliver strong performances). While Season 2 has some problems, Heroes continues to be an extraordinarily compelling and action-packed television series.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 06, 2020
    The pacing of Heroes' second season isn't quite as engaging as its first- with a significantly slower direction, but still some interesting plot points, this season is merely a serviceable follow-up and not much else.
  • Mar 18, 2019
    Slow-paced, put to an abrupt anticlimactic end thanks to the 2007-2008 Writers' Strike, lacking proper focus with 90% of the storylines having no effect on the main plot, the virus story not being as potent as the explosion storyline from last season and featuring a cast of new characters who are not welcome here except for David Anders and Kristen Bell - plus one of the more interesting storylines occurring mostly offscreen and letting some Last Airbender narration do all the hard work -, Heroes' second season still isn't as bad as I was expecting it to be. The actors, even of the hated characters, are trying their best, there are some genuinely awesome moments and even a powerful speech or two with decent enough sequel hooks. Unfortunately, the Writers' Strike led to this season being narratively inferior to Season 1. They should've stuck with the original plan and introduced new characters whilst any returning characters from last season are supporting.
  • May 03, 2018
    Except for a few annoying plot lines, enjoyable story.
  • Apr 19, 2016
    I think the writer strike really affect this series. The plot is not interesting at all, and the series is totally out of control. I stopped watching Heroes after this season.
  • Oct 06, 2015
    i still loving the new seasons
  • Jul 22, 2015
    Another season of complex, yet interesting plots. Hiro travels back to feudal Japan, where he meets his childhood hero, Takezo Kensei. We are introduced to several new characters, and learn more about this mysterious ‘company’ and how they were founded. The problems start with the drippingly slow reveal of information. I understand this is a serial, and you need to maintain investment over time, but it results in waiting a long time for anything of importance to happen. Then, there is the character overload problem. With so many characters we know from volume one, adding in another crew, each with their own pre-existing relationships with the cast we know, can be daunting. The plot is certainly interesting, although they cheat with some of the emotional stakes. I definitely want to see where this goes, so I’m along for the ride.
  • May 04, 2015
    Season 2 ties up some of the loose ends from Season 1, almost as if the writers aren't sure the show would ever be returning. Keep in mind, this was during the infamous Writer's Strike...so there was an abundance of 'lack of focus' throughout. It's about as entertaining as it could be, without losing audiences too much.
  • Apr 08, 2015
    Season two continues to please. But they start to drop their guard on logic flow a bit as things just get too complicated to be flawless as far as logic flow goes. But still one of the best things I've ever seen on tv!

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