13,297 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 Worst Episodes of Heroes

Heroes - S4E12

#1 - The Fifth Stage


Season 4 - Episode 12

Unexpected visitors greet H.R.G.; Samuel's plan starts to come to fruition; struggling to accept the truth, Peter takes extreme measures to get what he wants; Claire's journey leads her to an unexpected destination.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Heroes from 400 votes.

Heroes - S4E2

#2 - Jump, Push, Fall


Season 4 - Episode 2

Claire and her new friend Gretchen investigate the death of Claire's roommate Annie, while Noah comes to Peter for assistance. Samuel and Edgar recover the compass, Hiro realizes his new destiny, and Matt is tormented with mental images from a dangerous foe.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Heroes from 282 votes.

Heroes - S4E1

#3 - Orientation


Season 4 - Episode 1

Six weeks after Matt and the others wiped Sylar's mind, the Heroes attempt to go on living normal lives. We are introduced to "family" of carnies with abilities. Angela Petrelli and H.R.G. are in the works of restoring The Company while Claire makes new "friends" at school. Tracy is still hunting everyone from Building 26. Meanwhile, Hiro and Ando start a "Heroes for Hire" business.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Heroes from 460 votes.

Heroes - S3E1

#4 - The Second Coming


Season 3 - Episode 1

After a look into the future, Nathan's shooter is revealed. Matt chases him and winds up in a desert. Hiro receives an important message from his father. Sylar visits Claire. Maya gives Mohinder an idea for his research. Nathan recovers and gets a visit from Linderman.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Heroes from 537 votes.

Heroes - S4E3

#5 - Ink


Season 4 - Episode 3

Peter faces unexpected consequences for his heroic acts and encounters a reluctant new hero. As Claire continues to adjust to college life, she must figure out how to deal with her ability having been revealed. Meanwhile, Samuel moves heaven and earth to recapture the memories of his late brother Joseph. Elsewhere, Matt struggles with his internal demons as Sylar mysteriously resurfaces.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Heroes from 427 votes.

Heroes - S4E7

#6 - Strange Attractors


Season 4 - Episode 7

Matt goes to extreme measures to extinguish Sylar , who continues to torment him. Elsewhere, HRG calls in a favor from Tracy to save a troubled young boy whose misfortunes resemble her own. While Claire and Gretchen are being hazed by their new sorority sisters, they realize pledging might not be their biggest problem.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Heroes from 396 votes.

Heroes - S4E4

#7 - Acceptance


Season 4 - Episode 4

As "Nathan" starts displaying new powers, he has visions of an incident from his past involving a young girl and decides to investigate. Hiro tries to save a co-worker and learns a truth about himself. Tracy tries to regain her old life and job.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Heroes from 426 votes.

Heroes - S4E8

#8 - Once Upon a Time in Texas


Season 4 - Episode 8

When Hiro travels three years into the past, he has a second chance to save Charlie from the hands of Sylar. However, Samuel’s presence serves to complicate Hiro’s mission even further. Elsewhere, H.R.G.’s past with his Primatech partner is revealed.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Heroes from 408 votes.

Heroes - S4E10

#9 - Brother's Keeper


Season 4 - Episode 10

Samuel learns just how powerful he can become and takes dangerous measures to reach his full potential. Meanwhile, as Tracy begins to lose control of her ability, one of her own comes in harms way. Elsewhere, Sylar continues his battle with Matt.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Heroes from 399 votes.

Heroes - S4E11

#10 - Thanksgiving


Season 4 - Episode 11

H.R.G. hosts an untraditional Thanksgiving dinner. Elsewhere, the Petrelli family gets a surprise guest at their table. Meanwhile, Samuel continues to hold Hiro hostage, as Lydia goes in search for the truth.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Heroes from 402 votes.

Heroes - S4E14
#11 - Let it Bleed
Season 4 - Episode 14

Sylar returns to the Carnival in search of answers, H.R.G. tries to forge an alliance with Edgar and Peter continues to struggle with the loss of his brother.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Heroes from 389 votes.

Heroes - S3E23
#12 - 1961
Season 3 - Episode 23

As Nathan, Claire, Peter and H.R.G. help Angela uncover her past, she reveals the dark secrets that have haunted her for years. Meanwhile, Mohinder learns of his father’s involvement in a long forgotten government operation.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Heroes from 420 votes.

Heroes - S4E9
#13 - Shadowboxing
Season 4 - Episode 9

Claire is determined to get to the bottom of the Sorority Rush attacks on her own, until H.R.G. intervenes only to realize he may be the source of her troubles. Meanwhile, Peter's new ability is a perfect fit for his job and gives him the opportunity to help Emma accept her new life. Elsewhere, Sylar's battle at gaining full control over Matt's body escalates with potentially dangerous implications at stake.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Heroes from 406 votes.

Heroes - S4E13
#14 - Upon This Rock
Season 4 - Episode 13

As Claire becomes immersed into the world of the Carnival, she becomes increasingly suspicious of Samuel's motives. Hiro is on a mission to rescue one of his own, but has difficulty communicating his intentions to Ando.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Heroes from 398 votes.

Heroes - S3E17
#15 - Cold Wars
Season 3 - Episode 17

While being held hostage, HRG is subjected to Matt Parkman's unique brand of interrogation, revealing how he became involved with Nathan's government plot to capture those with abilities. Meanwhile, Matt's discoveries bring Peter face-to-face with "The Hunter"

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Heroes from 424 votes.

Heroes - S4E17
#16 - The Art of Deception
Season 4 - Episode 17

H.R.G. enacts his plan to take down the Carnival with the help of Lauren and Suresh. Sylar visits Matt looking to understand his desire to make a human connection, but Matt has a plan of his own. Meanwhile, Peter warns Emma of Samuel's intentions after his grim vision of the future.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Heroes from 405 votes.

Heroes - S2E6
#17 - The Line
Season 2 - Episode 6

Peter goes on a search. West convinces Claire to stand up to someone. Hiro struggles with his feelings for Yaeko. Suresh has more problems with the Company. HRG tries to locate more of Isaac's paintings. Alejandro doesn't trust Sylar.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Heroes from 507 votes.

Heroes - S4E6
#18 - Tabula Rasa
Season 4 - Episode 6

Under Samuel’s guidance, Sylar starts on a path to rediscover his true identity. Hiro helps Emma accept and understand the great possibilities that go along with having an ability. Meanwhile, Peter enlists HRG to help him find a healer who can save Hiro’s life.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Heroes from 426 votes.

Heroes - S2E1
#19 - Four Months Later...
Season 2 - Episode 1

Four months after the events of the showdown between Sylar and Peter, new Heroes emerge. These include brother and sister Alejandro and Maya. Hiro remains in the past, but what will come of this? Someone dies and someone isn't dead. Claire and her father and the rest of their family get a new life.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Heroes from 582 votes.

Heroes - S4E15
#20 - Close To You
Season 4 - Episode 15

H.R.G. recruits Matt to help him take down Samuel, as they use his long-lost love, Vanessa, to lure him to them, but Samuel has his own plans for Vanessa in the works. Meanwhile, Hiro and Ando go to extreme lengths to save Dr. Suresh. Elsewhere, Peter's introduction of Emma to his mother brings forth visions of a very grim future.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Heroes from 399 votes.

Last updated: mar 07, 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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