Heroes: At least one recurring character on Heroes won't survive to the end of the season. There are only, like, 27 characters to choose among. [E! Online] And here's the official blurb for episode 7, "Eris Quod Sum":
Trapped and terrified, Nathan (Adrian Pasdar) and Tracy (Ali Larter) fight for their lives against a much-changed, monstrous Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy) to free themselves, Maya (Dania Ramirez) and the doctor’s other “test subjects.” Elle (guest star Kristen Bell) returns, with a shock for Claire (Hayden Panettiere) and her family. Meanwhile, aware of Peter’s (Milo Ventimiglia) ruthless take down by her rivals at Pinehearst, Angela (Cristine Rose) reaches out to convince Sylar (Zachary Quinto) to save his brother. Since he won’t sign up with the Villains, Daphne (guest star Brea Grant) is ordered by her boss to go back and kill Matt (Greg Grunberg) — or be killed herself. While in awe of the African precog’s power, Hiro (Masi Oka) still questions Usutu’s (guest star Ntare Mwine) advice on how to best face his gathering opponents.[SpoilerTV] That thing we mentioned before, about how Hiro gets regressed to ten years old and forgets everything that's happened? Apparently it's the doing of the Haitian, who messes with his brain. Ando has to help Hiro get his head back together and remember how to use his powers. Ando is like the Obi-Wan to Hiro's Luke. And it's all an excuse for Hiro to say "Yatta!" again. Yeah, I know. Oh, and we don't know why Future Ando killed Future Hiro — which one of them was evil? Only the Future knows. [E! Online] In episode eight of the new season, we see a bit more of how HRG put all those villains away in the first place. And we see how HRG and Elle were complicit in creating Sylar. There's a whole HRG-Elle backstory that we haven't seen yet. Can you wait? I cannot wait! [BuddyTV] We don't really see Hiro or Ando interacting with the other season one heroes until episodes eight or nine, and then Hiro interacts with ones he didn't really see that much of before. And in next week's episode, Claire and HRG have a showdown, as you might have guessed from the trailer, and Claire ends up bonding with Sylar while they fight the Vortex villain. Also, not only does Nathan take Tracy home to confront his mom, he uncovers the shocking secret of another hero. And Arthur Petrelli has been conspiring with another hero's father. (Parkman?) [E! Online again] Not enough Heroes spoilers? Here's a bit more. Episode 12 is called "Our Father," and it includes two characters traveling back in time to that moment on a rooftop where Kaito Nakamura gave baby Claire to HRG. The Niki/Tracy mess doesn't involve clones. Parkman's dad, Maury, was locked up in Level 5 when everyone escaped, so we'll be seeing him again. By episode nine, we'll know all about Peter, Nathan and Sylar's powers, and if their powers are related somehow. Isaac's dad, Carlos Mendez, is one of the Company's founders. Not all the founders' kids are related, but there is one "genetic trend." (Huh?) Peter can use Jesse's shouty power. Claire's biological mom is immune to all types of fire. Your favorite webisode character, Postie, will appear in episode 13, "War." We'll see the first time Sylar ever killed, in episode eight. Hiro gets to hang out with that African turtle in episode 10. And before the end of Volume 3, we'll learn Hiro's mother's powers. [Heroes News And Spoilers] Smallville: Here's the official blurb for episode six, "Prey":
Clark looks into a recent attack in a theater that may be the work of a serial killer. Suspecting it could be someone who is meteor-infected, he demands that Chloe release the names of the people she is counseling at the Isis Foundation, which causes a rift between the friends. Davis fears that his blackouts could mean that he is the serial killer and collects evidence that may implicate him. Fearing the worst, he confesses his suspicions to Chloe.[Smallville Spoilers] Clark is going to be getting edgier and saving the world. And Lois may have some angst when Lana comes back, because she's starting to realize how much she actually feels for Clark. And some smouldering will happen between Lois and Clark. [TV Guide] Chuck: Here's a red-carpet interview with the cast of Chuck. [BuddyTV] Stargate Atlantis: In episode 18, "Identity," Keller's body gets taken over by someone else's mind, and people eventually figure it out. But the team finds that if they try to kill the occupying entity, Jennifer will die too. And in episode 19, "Vegas," not only is Sheppard a cop, but Woolsey is an FBI agent. [SpoilerTV] Star Wars: Clone Wars: In this Friday's episode, "Shadow of Malevolence," Anakin, Ahsoka and Plo Koon launch Y-wing bombers to try and destroy General Grievous' warship, the Malevolence, and its destructive ion cannon. And the Y-wing bombers are new and shiny, instead of the dinged up things you see in Episodes Four and Five. [Warner Bros.]
Additional reporting by Katharine Duckett.