All eleven episodes from the second season of the US TV series about ordinary people across the globe who discover they have extraordinary powers. This season introduces a number of new characters, including Honduran twins Maya (Dania Ramirez) and Alejandro (Shalim Ortez), the devious and lethal Elle (Kristen Bell), and Hiro's (Masi Oka) idol, Takezo Kensei (David Anders). Episodes comprise: 'Four Months Later...', 'Lizards', 'Kindred', 'The Kindness of Strangers', 'Fight Or Flight', 'The Line', 'Out of Time', 'Four Months Ago...', 'Cautionary Tales', 'Truth and Consequences' and 'Powerless'.
Truncated to a slim 11 episodes as a result of the writers strike that was ongoing in America during its production, Heroes
second season nonetheless packs enough in to keep the momentum rolling on one of the most exciting Stateside shows of the moment.
Heroes is, at heart, the comic book tale of a varied group of people, each with special powers that they struggle to come to terms with. With such powers, of course, come troubling foes and situations to face, and that proves to be the case here. So this time, we pick up four months after the events of the first series, and theres the small matter of the Shanti virus to contend with. This provides the main thrust for the series story arc, and allows room for several interesting sub-plots to develop too.
Yet while, in the world of Heroes, you suspect that this second series will never rank with the best, theres easily enough here to justify the asking price, and the show emerges easily with its reputation intact. Even when its not at the top of its game, Heroes is exciting, interesting and polished entertainment. --Jon Foster