Heroes: On the Road to Redemption?

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The fifth volume of Heroes is titled "Redemption."

It's apt.

After all, while it wasn't directly brought up at last week's Comic-Con, the question foremost on many audience members' minds was whether or not the new season would redeem the show from a string of unpopular developments and storylines over the last two years.

Based on the spoilers below, revealed by cast members at the TV and movie festival, will the series win back disenchanted viewers? You tell us...

  • Peter will interact with a new speedster, knife-throwing newbie Edgar (Ray Park). Look for a cool kung fu knife fight between the characters.
  • Tim Kring explained the main theme of the volume: "We're creating a new wrinkle in the mythology of the show. Alongside [our Heroes], there was another group, this family who had powers, who could live among us and hide in plain sight."
  • A compass will somehow play a key role.
  • Hayden Panettiere didn't dispel rumors of a shark-jumping lesbian storyline, describing a new pal in college as "friend with privileges."
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Sadly,  Masi Oka also said that time travel would, once again, play a prominent role this season.

"We see time traveling a lot more," he said. "[Hiro's] redemption is going back in time and fixing things he's done wrong. He has kind of a bucket list. He wants to make amends."

Oka added that Hiro will meet a younger version of himself. Does this get you excited for the new volume? Chime in now in our Heroes forum!

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Mohinder: (voiceover) There are many ways to define our fragile existence; many ways to give it meaning. But it is our memories that shape its purpose and give it context. The private assortment of images: fears, loves, regrets… for it’s the cruel irony of life that we are destined to hold the dark with the light, the good with the evil, success with disappointment… this is what separates us, what makes us human. And in the end, we must fight to hold on to.

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