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Zachary Quinto, Heroes

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Yeeee! We have much to celebrate, because not only is this here Heroes Redux back by popular demand (thanks for asking, mom!), but on the latest ep we welcomed back the sexiest serial killer around (sorry, Dexter): Yes, I'm talking 'bout you, Mr. Sylar!

If you ask me, Heroes  was finally back on giddy-good track last night, thanks in part to the return of the awesomely talented Zachary Quinto, whose freaky-deaky presence was sorely missed in the first two episodes.

Read on to find out more on the latest ep and what lies ahead. Just make sure you've seen it already, so's not to be spoiled!

WHAT WE LEARNED

Ding-Dong, D.L. Is Dead:  Poor D.L. is dead and gone. So, are any previous couple-related blind items ringing any bells? No? No? Hmmm...well, see if anyone else has the foggiest idea what I'm talkin' 'bout in the Comments section below.

Sylar Ruuules! 
The first great squeal of the season? It had to be when Señor Sylar whacked Candice/Michelle upside the head with his mug, right? This man is not to be messed with, even in his tattered and torn state. Not to mention, from the looks of that pan-out angle showing him surrounded by green, I'm pretty sure Sylar is currently on Lost island. (How awesome would that be?)

Heroes, Masi Oka

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Hiro's Bringing Sexy Back:  No glasses, suave and steady voice and longer, boy-band hair. Is NBC sexing up my Masi? I'm half expecting he'll be sporting pec implants and a porn 'stache by the end of the season. The road to sexy Future Hiro has begun!

West Flies Like Peter Pan:  Is this Claire's new gay love interest? I'm just sayin'! Did you notice he puts his feet in ballet's first position and floats to never-never land instead of rocket launching like Nathan? And by the by, what are the chances Claire is kissing her cousin West? You'd think that sorta flyboy ability would run in the family, right? Speaking of...

Niki's Back:  From what I hear, Niki wasn't in the original plan for the first three episodes, so it seems producers are upping the Ali Larter factor, at least for now. Still, something tells me we'll see a smidge less of her this season. Call it a hunch.

D.L. Is Related to Uhura!  That was Nichelle Nichols (Uhura from the original Star Trek) welcoming young Micah to New Orleans. Let's see, Sulu was playing a gentleman of a certain age who was possibly up to no good. Uhura is playing a lady of a certain age. Both of their characters have superpowered relatives...what do you want to bet Nichelle's character is possibly up to no good and almost certainly mixed up in this intergenerational jibjab? Also, do you think there's any chance Zachary could persuade Leonard Nimoy to guest?

Heroes: Sendhil Ramamurthy, Adair Tishler

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Molly Has Two Daddies:  A source tells me that in the original plan for last week's ep, Molly's schoolteacher totally called out Matthinder as a cute gay couple with a cute adopted daughter. Matt promptly denied they were romantically involved. Honestly, I hope they go for it! But for the time being, this scenario will remain Two and a Half Heroes.

Claire Feels Pain:  We learned tonight that when our little Claire-Bear runs into a burning building to save your ass, it hurts like hell. She's a brave little toaster, and I love her. 

All in the Family:  The writer of this episode is one J.J. Philbin, and not only is she a Heroes writer and a former writer on The O.C., she's the daughter of Regis Philbin and she's married to Mike Schur, who writes and acts on The Office. How's that for a TV pedigree?!

David Anders

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WHAT LIES AHEAD

David Anders Is Sticking Around:  Sources tell me Takezo Kensei (Anders) will move to the future and not by teleportation. He will be 400 years old! Which leads me to ask, Could Kensei and Claire be...related? The season is called Volume Two: Generations, after all, and well, they kind of look alike, and they do seem to have the same power. Hmmm...

West Might Be Shady:  Nick D'Agosto (aka Peter Pan) says of what's ahead for his character, "Now, all of the sudden it's romance, romance, romance, and then from there, hijinks ensue. He's kind of mysterious and dark, but has a real genuine side in him that wants to find out more about his power, and he's deeply engaged in finding out more about Claire." Is it just me, or is there something a tiny bit nefarious sounding going on there?

HRG Is Not Dying: 
You can quote me on that! By the way, Jack Coleman himself recently told me that the Bennets (as a family) don't take well to being mucked around. You hassle one, you hassle all, and that means Mr. Muggles, too!

Theory of the Week:  Who else thinks Sylar is being mind-bound somewhere, as opposed to actually being held in a house in the middle of an endless jungle? 

Now feel free to sound off below with your thoughts on the ep! Anyone else digging Sylar as much as me?

—Additional reporting by Jennifer Godwin