Now you've seen it. Now you know. (And you shouldn't read another word if you haven't seen last night's Heroes!)

Our beloved Adrian Pasdar (Nathan), Ali Larter (Niki) and David Anders (Adam) were all apparently killed off—shot, blown up and buried alive.

It reminds me of a little line I just heard: "You show me a hero, and I'll show you a dead man." And funny enough, that line was written by Mr. Adrian Pasdar himself, for his new play Atlanta, a Civil War-era musical playing at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.

Adrian cowrote and directed Atlanta, and he cast his good friend and old Heroes buddy Leonard Roberts (D.L.) as one of the leading men. (Yes, D.L. sings! And he's good!) So, I hit the theater of the weekend to chat about the play and ask the money Q: Is Nathan gone for good?

See for yourself what Adrian says in the clip above! Then keep on reading for the scoop on who's really gone and who's coming back in the last Heroes ep we'll see for a while...

WHAT WE LEARNED

Three Heroes Have Fallen—Who Will Rise? We all know Claire's blood can save the world and pretty much everyone in it, so who'll get the hot cheerleader injection (wait, that sounded dirty) and come back to the show? Based on what I'm hearing from inside sources, here's where I'd put my money...

Ali Larter

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Ali Larter:  According to Heroes insiders, Niki is not expected to return to the show. But her devilish alter ego, Jessica? Oh yeah, we'll see her as soon as the show comes back to the beloved airwaves—when the strike is through! At least, that's the plan according to sources who tell me producers had "done all they could do" with Niki. Micah is not gonna be happy. But at least he'll have Monica...

David Anders

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David Anders:  I'd bet my beloved, signed Hiro poster that Hiro's sworn nemesis will return. (I've seen that '90s flick The Vanishing and know people can be dug up after being buried alive! Maybe we can even get Kiefer Sutherland to do the digging!) Sources tell me it's not set in stone, but the tentative plan is for Adam Monroe to be back to torment our favorite squinty teleporter—i.e., the "carp." Here's hoping he does.

Adrian Pasdar

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Adrian Pasdar:  I've heard the production and writing staff is somewhat split as to whether Nathan should return to the show. Allow me to be the first to say WTF? Heroes without the brothers would be like Prison Break or Brothers & Sisters without the brothers: a waste of time! Surely Claire's blood can save her own father, right?! Let's say a little prayer for the older Petrelli, shall we?

Also in this episode... 

Peter's powers—picked a peck of pickled peppers? How great is Milo Ventimiglia mixing up electricity, radiation, telekinesis, teleportation and mind reading? If Volume III: Villains is about Peter vs. Sylar, then sign me up!

Did anyone else sense a little Elle-Mohinder chemistry? Matt, don't look now, but you might have some competition!

Instant postep spec on the Internet is that HRG shot Nathan, as his side of the deal with the Company to protect Claire.

What happens when Micah becomes a sad little kid with no parents and a lot of power?

From reader Gerald: "How did Claire's blood fix HRG's glasses? Is there a LensCrafters at Primatech?" Ha.

WHAT LIES AHEAD

Books? Knitting circles? Fierce Jenga competitions? Sock-drawer reorganization?

As you may have heard, this is the last Heroes we'll get until the bad thing (strike) ends, so we'll have to find some other way to bide our time!

Those of you who live in Los Angeles can always go and visit two possibly dead guys (nooo) over at Adrian and Leonard's new musical, Atlanta.

Adrian Pasdar, Natalie Maines

Lee Salem

It's playing through Jan. 6, and I should tell you, it's good enough to make Adrian's toughest critic—his wife, Natalie Maines (pictured above with Adrian, Leonard and actress Amie Farrell)—tear it up on opening night. (And I hear she knows something about music.)

Until then, feel free to vote below for the possibly doomed Hero you'd most like to see survive, and post your thoughts on tonight's winter finale in the Comments!

Heroes Fall Finale Poll
Which seemingly doomed Hero do you most want to survive?
17,5%
69,9%
12,5%
Did you like the finale of Volume II: Generations?
80,3%
19,7%
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