Heroes Stars Dish on New Season

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Masi Oka and Hayden Panettiere portray, arguably, the two most popular characters on Heroes.

To the dismay of many fans, they also portray the two characters that have been most poorly used over the last two seasons.

But in a new interview with Wired.com, both stars expressed excitement over the new volume, which kicks off with a two-hour debut on Monday night. Here are excerpts of what they had to say:

Oka, on what's ahead for Hiro: Hiro has a terminal illness and he’s going through the whole bucket-list thing. I think he’s taking life a little bit more seriously and balance between hope and despair. This is kind of a new thing for him.

Photo of Hiro
The New Claire

Panettiere, on rumors of a lesbian kiss: This new character Gretchen, who becomes my roommate, comes along. And it’s a very interesting relationship because there’s a little bit of a flirting with the whole “Are we friends? Are we more? Like, do I have feelings for you in that way?” So, that’s the relationship so far, and where exactly it’s going I have no idea.

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Heroes Quotes

Sandra: They are asking a lot of questions. They called the police. What am I supposed to tell them?
Noah: Tell them what I would tell them.
Sandra: You mean lie.

West: You don’t have to pretend anymore. The jig is kinda up, spygirl.
Claire: I’m not pretending. And I’m not a spy, I swear. I just… I’m just a cheerleader.

Heroes Music

  Song Artist
Song Road to Joy Bright Eyes
Song Mustang Sally Wilson Pickett
Song I Want It That Way Backstreet Boys