Whether or not Heroes set up a scene in which Claire kisses her female roommate purely for the sake of ratings - and we strongly believe the series did - NBC must be pleased with the attention this storyline is receiving.
Even if it's an accident or coincidence, the show is enjoying a great deal of online buzz regarding this incident.
Proof, however, that the network is trying to milk this brief make out session for all its worth lies in the fact that a clip of it has actually been released on YouTube. This is a rare occurrence for Heroes.
There's still a chance it gets removed, so watch the action now:
[video url="http://www.tvfanatic.com/videos/the-claire-kiss/" title="The Claire Kiss"] [/video]
Is this a ratings plot? A sensible storyline? You tell us.
Also, chime in now and let us know your take on our idea for the show: Why don't the Heroes unite and fight a common enemy together?