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The second season of Heroes begins four months after the conclusion of Volume One. The events of Kirby Plaza have changed the lives of the Volume One survivors, and not necessarily for the better. Meanwhile, several new characters are introduced, and the origin of the Company begins to be revealed, as its founders are faced with a mysterious figure from the past determined to kill them off. Eventually, an even bigger threat occurs: a virus, threatening to kill 93% of the world's population.
Writers Strike complications
Season Two was originally planned to consist of a combined 30 episodes and span the 2007-2008 season. It originally was going to consist of 24 regular storyline episodes split into three volumes, Volume Two: Generations, Volume Three: Exodus, and Volume Four: Villains . In addition to these three volumes, six episodes of a mini-series entitled Heroes: Origins were to air .
With talk of an impending strike, Origins was shelved and Volume Three: Exodus was canceled, with Villains replacing it as Volume Three. The strike commenced on November 5, 2007, and ended February 12, 2008. Because of the length of the strike, it was announced that Volume Three: Villains would instead air in the fall during Season Three.
Volume Two: Generations
The second volume of Heroes, entitled Generations, aired for eleven episodes.
| Chapter One — Four Months Later...|
Original Air Date: 24 September 2007
The evolved humans who once banded together to save the world from Sylar are adapting to their new lives. In feudal Japan, Hiro meets Takezo Kensei. Matt takes his detective exam, and, along with Mohinder, has taken Molly into his care. Kaito Nakamura and Angela Petrelli learn of a threat upon their lives, while Angela's son Nathan is taking Peter's death badly. While Maya and Alejandro are on the run, Peter wakes up in a surprising location. Claire tries not to be noticed in California, while Noah Bennet and Mohinder plan to finally take down the Company.
| Chapter Two — Lizards|
Original Air Date: 1 October 2007
More questions are asked as fewer answers are found. Ando and Matt try to find answers to Kaito's death, while Angela avoids death. Mohinder helps contain the deadly virus. Peter discovers more about himself in Ireland, while Maya and Alejandro finds more questions about themselves. Noah begins his journey to bring down the Company with a familiar friend.
| Chapter Three — Kindred|
Original Air Date: 8 October 2007
Old friends appear again. Sylar finds himself in an illusive situation. Hiro finds a way to talk to his friend in the future. Maya makes a tough decision to save Alejandro, while Peter works to gain his identity back. Takezo Kensei works to gain his heroic title. Claire finds out she can share her secret with West. Mohinder and Noah make a shocking discovery from a dead artist.
| Chapter Four — The Kindness of Strangers|
Original Air Date: 15 October 2007
Angela confesses to a murder. Claire and West spend some time together. Nathan begins to put his life back together. Matt learns Molly's "Nightmare Man" is someone familiar. Maya and Alejandro pick up a stranger to whom they can relate. Micah's cousin takes care of their New Orleans family. Noah becomes suspicious of his daughter.
| Chapter Five — Fight or Flight|
Original Air Date: 22 October 2007
Matt and Nathan try to find answers when they head to Philadelphia. Hiro continues his journey with Kensei in feudal Japan. Monica and Micah explore her new-found ability. Mohinder looks to help Molly, while dealing with other evolved humans. Peter finds new abilities. A mysterious woman seeks out a hero at any cost.
| Chapter Six — The Line|
Original Air Date: 29 October 2007
Peter and Caitlin find the door in Montreal that Peter painted. Noah and the Haitian continue their quest to find Isaac's last paintings. Mohinder fights a difficult decision while working for the Company. Maya, Alejandro and Sylar move closer to America, but find the journey difficult. Hiro and Kensei battle enemies and themselves in order to save their love. West helps Claire make the cheerleading team.
| Chapter Seven — Out of Time|
Original Air Date: 5 November 2007
Peter and Caitlin discover more about the future. Matt faces his father to save Molly. Niki and Mohinder get their first assignment. Claire and West have a fight. Nathan learns from Bob about the past. Hiro takes control of destiny to save history.
| Chapter Eight — Four Months Ago...|
Original Air Date: 12 November 2007
Adam helps Peter remember the past. Nathan begins a seemingly impossible recovery from the explosion. Niki, DL, and Micah share a short reunion. Bob, Elle, and the Haitian help and hinder a few of our heroes. Maya and Alejandro first manifest their devastating abilities.
| Chapter Nine — Cautionary Tales|
Original Air Date: 19 November 2007
Noah tries to save Claire and his family. Hiro attempts to save his father and learns a horrible truth. Matt turns to his ability to get what he wants. Elle, Bob, and Mohinder go on a mission.
| Chapter Ten — Truth & Consequences|
Original Air Date: 26 November 2007
Claire and her family try to move on. Mohinder tries to find a cure for Niki's mutated virus. Monica uses her ability to become a hero. Sylar's manipulation of Maya and Alejandro takes a devastating turn. Peter and Adam find some answers. Hiro and Ando learn more about the past. Niki reunites with Micah.
| Chapter Eleven — Powerless|
Original Air Date: 3 December 2007
Peter tries to prevent a dark future. Nathan and Matt find Adam's intentions. Sylar holds Maya, Mohinder and Molly hostage. Elle tries to regain her father's trust. Hiro's quest to avenge his father's killer comes to a climax. Niki and Micah try to save Monica. Claire's plans hit a road bump with Noah's return.
- David Anders as Adam Monroe, an immortal man whom Hiro believes to be his childhood hero.
- Kristen Bell as Elle Bishop, a sociopathic Company agent who can discharge electricity.
- Jack Coleman as Noah Bennet, an ex-agent that is working to take down the company.
- Dana Davis as Monica Dawson, a fast food worker who discovers she can mimic the actions of others
- Noah Gray-Cabey as Micah Sanders, a boy sent by his mother to live with some relatives.
- Greg Grunberg as Matt Parkman, a detective investigating a death and the mystery of his father.
- Ali Larter as Niki Sanders, a woman infected with a virus and forced to work for The Company.
- James Kyson Lee as Ando Masahashi, an office worker trying to work out what happened to his friend.
- Masi Oka as Hiro Nakamura, an office worker accidentally teleported into a past that he needs to "fix".
- Hayden Panettiere as Claire Bennet, an indestructible cheerleader trying to live an ordinary life.
- Adrian Pasdar as Nathan Petrelli, a politician who has turned to alcohol to cope with the disappearance of his brother.
- Zachary Quinto as Sylar, a murderer desperate to get his abilities back.
- Sendhil Ramamurthy as Mohinder Suresh, a geneticist who is working with Noah to take down the Company.
- Dania Ramirez as Maya Herrera, a woman disgusted by her deadly ability.
- Milo Ventimiglia as Peter Petrelli, a man who finds himself in Ireland without any recollection of who he is or why he is there.
- Heroes: Season Two was released on DVD and Blu-Ray on August 26, 2008.
- Volume Two, Generations, along with Volume Four, Fugitives are the only two volumes that have no episodes within their respective volumes sharing the same title as their Volumes
|See Also: Webisodes • Heroes Evolutions • Graphic Novels • Books • iStory|