Every week Heroes is followed by a little 20-minute bit that feels like a DVD featurette. The usual pedestrian interviews with actors, producers, and writers all saying the same thing with slightly different words. I was kind of worried that they might have spoilers in them but last week’s was about special effects and creating the fire that the cheerleader ran into two episodes before, so I figured they were making sure not to spoil anything.
Last night’s bit focused on the character Peter
Parker Petrelli, which was reassuringly bland and boring until the last five minutes when they started talking about why he’s the most important character and they gave away his real power! This is after episode 4! I can see in retrospect that there have been a couple of hints but so far it was definitely not clear yet that this was his true ability.
I would have thought that for a show that made such a big deal out of cliffhangers they would have taken care not to do that, but maybe it’s just BBC’s bad programming decision. For all I know they ripped them right off the Season 1 DVD.