Heroes Season Three Premiere Recap: Who's Your Mommy?

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Heroes premiered last night with two hours worth of twists, turns and new powers that almost made us forget the horrendous second season ever existed.

And that's quite an accomplishment.

The evening began with a look four years into the future, as Claire aimed a gun at Peter. She always loved him, the newly brunette bad ass said, just as she pulled the trigger... but Peter stopped time, grabbed the weapon and returned to the present day. His mission there?

To kill Nathan.

Indeed, we got an answer to last season's cliffhanger, along with a newly set up story line (Future Peter has gone back in time in order to change a future in which Heroes are hunted down by the government) within the show's first two minutes. Creator Tim Kring wasn't joking about this chapter being fast-paced.

Heroes Season Premiere Surprise

The two-hour Heroes premiere culiminated in this shocking scene, as Angela Petrelli let Sylar in on a little secret.

Also going down on Heroes last night? Hiro got a new mission and new nemesis; Parkman met a bushman in Africa; and Mohinder did his best Spider-Man impression. Keep reading about the third season premiere now...

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Heroes Quotes

Mohinder Suresh: Evolution is an imperfect, and often violent process. Morality loses it's meaning. The question of good and evil, reduced to one simple choice: Survive? Or perish?

Claire: My dad lied to me about my entire life; my biological parents, my ability, you can’t just hide things like that! There’s got to be something on there.
Zack: If your dad’s the guy you’re describing I don’t think he’s gonna keep his secrets on the family computer.

Heroes Music

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