Heroes Rumor: A Lesbian Storyline for Claire?Matt Richenthal at .
Heroes has already aired a storyline in which Hiro thinks he's a 10-year old.
Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the series - which jumped over the shark so long ago, it can now scarcely see the ocean - is desperate enough to be considering a bit of girl-on-girl action for Claire Bennet.
This rumor has started to circulate due to the announcement that Rachel Melvin has been tapped to guest star next season as Claire's roommate. That would be fine and all, except The Hollywood Reporter wrote that Melvin will be playing a character named Annie...
"who will share sleeping quarters (and maybe more) with Claire."
Maybe more? Really, NBC?!?
Of course, the description could simply be referring to a special ability (or, heck, breakfast), but it's a lot more fun to speculate about a possible hook-up.
Melvin, who left Days of Our Lives in March after four years on the show, recently earned her second Daytime Emmy nomination.
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