13,282 votes


NBC 2006

Heroes is a cult serial saga about people all over the world discovering that they have superpowers and trying to deal with how this change affects their lives. Not only are they discovering what having superpowers means to them but also the larger picture of where those powers come from and what they might mean to the rest of the world.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Heroes

Heroes - S1E23

#1 - How to Stop an Exploding Man


Season 1 - Episode 23

Can Sylar be stopped? Will Linderman's vision live on with Nathan? What will it take for Peter to save the world, what sacrifices will be made? With all the horrible predictions unfolding before them the heroes face moments of pain and peril in Kirby Plaza.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Heroes from 622 votes.

Heroes - S1E20

#2 - Five Years Gone


Season 1 - Episode 20

Hiro and Ando's trek into the future leads them to meet some of the heroes as they are five years later, after the nuclear fallout. This includes a darker side of Matt, a Jessica/Niki with a clear winner in their battle, a brown-haired Claire, and a man named Andy, who's a big hearted Texan. It also features an event at an upscale gentleman's club.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Heroes from 609 votes.

Heroes - S1E17

#3 - Company Man


Season 1 - Episode 17

Matt Parkman and Ted Sprague arrive in Texas in search of answers and take HRG and his family hostage. More is revealed about Mr. Bennet, the agency for which he works, and how he found Claire.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Heroes from 620 votes.

Heroes - S1E9

#4 - Homecoming


Season 1 - Episode 9

Events in this episode take place on the day of Claire's Homecoming game. Claire's father is growing desperate to stop the villain who is coming after Claire. Nathan gets the painting from Linderman, and is horrified by what it depicts. Mohinder's dreams hold secrets about his father. Ando waits for Hiro who still has not returned from the past. Peter must try to save the cheerleader and also himself.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Heroes from 703 votes.

Heroes - S1E22

#5 - Landslide


Season 1 - Episode 22

Angela Petrelli is forced to play a bigger role in Nathan, Peter, and Claire's life. The truth about the death of Nathan and Peter's father is finally revealed along with his true identity. When Nathan finds out that he may have a chance to become more than a Congressman, he is confronted with a decision that he must make. As election day nears some try to leave NYC. HRG and Matt learn another surprising secret. Also, Sylar is eating another hero's brain. Hiro's dad returns.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Heroes from 590 votes.

Heroes - S1E19

#6 - .07%


Season 1 - Episode 19

Sylar and Peter face off. Linderman reveals his plans to Nathan, and enlists the aid of another Hero. Claire finally meets her real father, and Bennet, Matt and Ted attempt to escape from Thompson.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Heroes from 601 votes.

Heroes - S1E18

#7 - Parasite


Season 1 - Episode 18

As the election and destruction of New York approach, Nathan meets up with Linderman. Hiro attempts to steal the sword heading him in a new path. Suresh and Sylar make progress with the list at great cost. D.L. begins to suspect problems at home. Isaac paints an even more terrible painting. A new hero, Candice Wilmer, appears.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Heroes from 563 votes.

Heroes - S1E5

#8 - Hiros


Season 1 - Episode 5

Matt uses his abilities to help his marriage. Niki, distraught over another blackout, arrives home to learn that her husband, D.L., has escaped from prison. Claire tells her father about some of the things she's been through lately. Down and out in Vegas, Hiro finally connects with another hero. Peter must figure out what to do with the mysterious message.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Heroes from 790 votes.

Heroes - S1E3

#9 - One Giant Leap


Season 1 - Episode 3

Claire's romantic interlude with the football quarterback takes a tragic turn. Hiro convinces his friend, Ando, that it is their destiny to travel to America to save the world. Meanwhile, Nathan uses Peter's accident for his own political gain. Officer Matt Parkman, Mohinder Suresh, and the FBI are all on the trail of the mysterious Sylar.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Heroes from 825 votes.

Heroes - S1E4

#10 - Collision


Season 1 - Episode 4

After her night with Brody, Claire wakes up in the last place she would have imagined. Matt meets a couple of men who seem to know too much about him. Mohinder Suresh finds one of the heroes. Hiro's plan backfires in Las Vegas. Linderman's assistant makes more trouble for Niki just as Nathan arrives in Las Vegas to talk to the crooked casino owner about a campaign contribution. Isaac paints a bleak future for Claire. Peter receives a cryptic message from a very unexpected source.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Heroes from 779 votes.

Heroes - S1E8
#11 - Seven Minutes to Midnight
Season 1 - Episode 8

While mourning for his father in India, Mohinder begins to have strange dreams of the past. Niki begins to understand herself. Hiro and Ando meet an interesting person while stopping at a diner. Matt and Audrey follow a lead regarding the mysterious Sylar, but it leads to something unexpected. Claire is getting ready for homecoming with hopes of returning to a normal life. Meanwhile her father locates another hero, and urgently requests his help.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Heroes from 686 votes.

Heroes - S1E10
#12 - Six Months Ago
Season 1 - Episode 10

This episode shows the heroes six months ago. Chandra Suresh, Mohinder's father, arrives in New York looking for special people. He meets up with an individual that embraces the chance to be unique. Peter graduates from nursing school. Nathan plans to prosecute a case that could cause complications for the Petrellis. Niki receives a visit from her father which brings out the worst in her. Hiro tries to alter the future for someone important to him. Claire discovers her abilities right after joining the cheerleading squad, and her father meets up with someone special.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Heroes from 684 votes.

Heroes - S1E16
#13 - Unexpected
Season 1 - Episode 16

Peter learns that he and Claude may have been betrayed. Matt's reunited with the radioactive Ted Sprague and Hana Gitelman a woman with "wireless" mental abilities. Hiro makes a tough choice about his mission. Claire can no longer hold back her anger towards HRG.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Heroes from 627 votes.

Heroes - S1E2
#14 - Don't Look Back
Season 1 - Episode 2

Los Angeles Police Officer Matt Parkman is working crowd control at a murder scene when he alone begins to hear the muffled cries of a little girl somewhere in the house. Claire's heroism brings her unwanted attention. Peter comes closer to learning the truth about his and Nathan's powers. Hiro finds a comic book which leads him to Isaac.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Heroes from 899 votes.

Heroes - S1E13
#15 - The Fix
Season 1 - Episode 13

Hiro continues to search for a sword while being chased by mysterious figures. An invisible man named Claude has something to teach one of the heroes. D.L. takes on new family responsibilities, and Matt opens up to his wife. H.R.G. continues to focus on the captive Sylar. Claire seeks out the Haitian and then her birth parents. Mohinder looks for those on the list, and receives a surprise visitor. A psychiatrist offers to help Niki.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Heroes from 634 votes.

Heroes - S2E9
#16 - Cautionary Tales
Season 2 - Episode 9

Mr. Bennet prepares to move his family when he thinks the Company has found them, but Claire doesn't like the idea. Hiro returns to the present and upon discovering his father's death, travels back in time to stop it. Meanwhile, Matt works to master his new mental abilities.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Heroes from 505 votes.

Heroes - S3E12
#17 - Our Father
Season 3 - Episode 12

In order to stop Arthur, Hiro and Clair team up and travel back in time to when Kaito gave Claire to H.R.G. Meanwhile, Peter and the Haitian head out to stop Arthur, but are stopped by Sylar and Suresh has a breakthrough with the formula.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Heroes from 450 votes.

Heroes - S1E14
#18 - Distractions
Season 1 - Episode 14

Hiro deals with explaining his new heroic path in life to his ambitious sister and tycoon father. Niki has the chance to reunite with D.L and Micah. Claude's mentoring of Peter leads Peter to question those closest to him. Claire goes to a trailer park looking for her birth mother. Sylar wears a disguise and makes a move against HRG.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Heroes from 611 votes.

Heroes - S1E6
#19 - Better Halves
Season 1 - Episode 6

Hiro and Ando plan to continue on their journey to New York, but they are given a tempting offer by a high-roller while still in Las Vegas. Mr. Bennet, the man in the horn-rimmed glasses, arranges a meeting for his daughter, Claire, with her biological parents. Claire hopes that this meeting can shed some light on her abilities. Hiro calls Isaac's again, but Peter answers and is able to relay the message from the future. Mohinder returns to India to bury his father, saying goodbye to Eden. Niki receives a surprise visitor at her home.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Heroes from 738 votes.

Heroes - S1E12
#20 - Godsend
Season 1 - Episode 12

Matt reveals his abilities to his wife. HRG confers with Mohinder. Now that she knows the truth, Claire tries to make sense of her life. Hiro seeks the sword that he is destined to own. Niki must face the consequences of her decision to turn herself in to the police. Simone and Nathan are worried about Peter, who has been in a coma for two weeks. Peter meets a new hero. Micah visits his mother.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Heroes from 655 votes.

Last updated: mar 01, 2021



I enjoyed this so much. I was so let down when they killed the show before it had a real ending. I actually re-watched a few episodes of Season 4 on Netflix about 2 months ago, because I kept having a feeling that I hadn't watched the final episode. Turns out I had, twice already, it's just because it still felt like it had no real ending or closure.


The 1st 2 seasons were outstanding but it went terribly downhill after that. Don't even get me started on the 4th season. Absolute rubbish. I should have known once I saw the circus come into town!!


I have to say that the last season was too much, but it was a really great show for the first three seasons.


Man, season 1 of this show was so good. One of the best shows ever. It's too bad that they stopped making the show after that one season. I really wish there was more. At least it ended on a high and didn't devolve into a bunch of mindless crap. That would be terrible.


Let's start by saying this FIRST season is one of the greatest television shows of all times...then it goes downhill. Not like drastically downhill, but it never gets close to reclaiming the spark of Season 1. Seasons 2-4 often have pacing and plot inconsistencies, but regardless it is an incredibly fresh take on the superhero drama. If you enjoy the quirks of the storytelling and the interesting characters, I think you will enjoy the sequel seasons, but just be prepared to occasionally scratch your head. It is very much a show that you need to watch from the beginning to appreciate, which is often a detriment to NBC dramas. I believe the worst part of this show is the premature cancellation. Season 4 teases Season 5, and then it never comes. I have watched this show through on two separate occasions and it still feels like there's an itch I am unable to scratch without a proper conclusion. Sure they did a spinoff (which is included in my season average review below), but it was never quite the same as the original star studded cast. Average Season Review: 8.2/10 Recommendation: At Least Give it a Whirl (For Superhero Fans)


With a huge ensemble and many engaging characters it tried to make superheroes look good on TV. It had many awe-inspiring cliffhangers and interesting appearances by cult actors from favorite sci-fi shows. Visually fantastic and strong dialogue was an asset in its first season and one of the best pilots to a show ever made. Sadly it drowned in it's own twists and some characters behaved stupid and strange. The creators seemed afraid to stop the story as it seemed to have been written with no plan for a satisfying end and ongoing cliffhangers killed it. There was also too much focus on killer Sylar who became too powerful and impossible to kill and the best characters got killed off by him. Should have ended after it's first year as a limited show.


First season was outstanding, one of the best seasons ever from any show, then it went deep down into the shitter. It's like Lost all over again. It's like they make the first season and then see the viewer numbers. When they see the numbers they get bat shit crazy and think they have to up their game to keep the numbers. This just make everything incoherent and destroys story and pacing. Show dead. I have never been so depressed about a series as when i got a couple of episodes into season 2. Such a waste.


Watched in summer of 2014, didn't finish season 3.


Nice series have enjoyed. Peter Petrelli and Sylar play very well...


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