Heroes

The BEST episodes of Heroes

Every episode of Heroes ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Heroes!

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.

Last Updated: 9/20/2022Network:NBC
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Five Years Gone
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8.07
1958 votes

#1 - Five Years Gone

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/30/2007

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.

Directors: Paul A. Edwards
Writer: Joe Pokaski
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8.02
1869 votes

#2 - .07%

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/23/2007

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.

Directors: Adam Kane
Writer: Chuck Kim
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Genesis
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7.97
3092 votes

#3 - Genesis

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/25/2006

In this episode, we are introduced to Peter Petrelli, a young man who dreams of flying, and his brother Nathan, a ruthless politician who thinks that Peter is dreaming his life away. Meanwhile, ordinary people from all around the world are starting to suspect that they have abilities beyond those of normal humans. Artist Isaac Mendez believes that he is painting the future, high school cheerleader Claire Bennet is suddenly able to recover from any wound almost instantly, Japanese businessman Hiro Nakamura tries to convince a friend that he can bend space and time, and single mother Niki Sanders starts seeing strange things in mirrors.Upon learning of his father's death, genetics Professor Mohinder Suresh begins to look into his research for a clue to why he was killed. When he follows his father's trail to New York City, however, Mohinder learns that someone else is on the trail of the same research. Someone who may kill to protect the secrets of the next step in human evolution.

Directors: David Semel
Writer: Tim Kring
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How to Stop an Exploding Man
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7.96
1889 votes

#4 - How to Stop an Exploding Man

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/21/2007

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.

Directors: Allan Arkush
Writer: Tim Kring
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Homecoming
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7.94
2186 votes

#5 - Homecoming

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/20/2006

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.

Directors: Greg Beeman
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Company Man
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7.94
1885 votes

#6 - Company Man

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/26/2007

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.

Directors: Allan Arkush
Writer: Bryan Fuller
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Landslide
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7.84
1908 votes

#7 - Landslide

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/14/2007

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.

Directors: Greg Beeman
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Four Months Ago...
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7.82
1655 votes

#8 - Four Months Ago...

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/12/2007

The events of the "missing four months" are explored. Maya and Alejandro must go on the run, it is explained how Peter ended up in Ireland and what happened to Nathan, Nikki, and D.L.

Directors: Greg Beeman
Writer: Tim Kring
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Parasite
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7.82
1971 votes

#9 - Parasite

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/4/2007

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.

Directors: Kevin Bray
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Six Months Ago
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7.81
2193 votes

#10 - Six Months Ago

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/27/2006

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.

Directors: Allan Arkush
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Fallout
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7.80
2237 votes

#11 - Fallout

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/4/2006

Peter is in police custody after being mistakenly arrested in Odessa, forcing Nathan to take time out of his Congressional campaign. Claire deals with the implications of telling her father the truth. Matt and Audrey pursue a new lead in the hunt for Sylar unaware that the killer has been captured by Mr. Bennet. Hiro and Ando arrive in Odessa, too late to "save the cheerleader." After Niki learns of Jessica's recent actions, she must make a difficult decision to keep her family safe and so she decides to get herself arrested. Mohinder takes fresh steps down his newly-chosen path by coming back to New York and continuing his fathers research. Isaac's painting of the exploding man comes into context with major consequences for the future of a certain hero, just as an even more mysterious painting is unveiled.

Directors: John Badham
Writer: Joe Pokaski
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The Hard Part
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7.78
1850 votes

#12 - The Hard Part

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/7/2007

Hiro and Ando's determination is put to the test. Nathan wants to win the election and he's taking drastic measures to ensure that he will. This episode will feature Sylar, his home life, and where he came from. Jessica and D.L. discover some of the stuff that Linderman wants from them and Micah. Also there is a new hero who is supposed to be holding the key to stopping Sylar.

Directors: John Badham
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Hiros
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7.77
2397 votes

#13 - Hiros

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/23/2006

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.

Directors: Paul Shapiro
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One Giant Leap
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7.76
2537 votes

#14 - One Giant Leap

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/9/2006

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.

Directors: Greg Beeman
Writer: Jeph Loeb
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Powerless
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7.76
1744 votes

#15 - Powerless

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/3/2007

In Texas, Peter faces off against former friends due to Adam’s misleading story about the Shanti virus. Micah enlists the help of his mother to rescue Monica. Maya is shocked when she learns the truth about her new friend Sylar. Elle tries to make her father proud.

Directors: Allan Arkush
Writer: Jeph Loeb
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Don't Look Back
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7.74
2677 votes

#16 - Don't Look Back

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/2/2006

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.

Directors: Allan Arkush
Writer: Tim Kring
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Truth & Consequences
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7.74
1674 votes

#17 - Truth & Consequences

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/26/2007

Peter travels to Primatech in Texas to destroy the virus, but not everything is what it seems. Hiro continues the pursuit of his father's killer, while Matt pursues the last Company member in the photo. Nikki is reunited with Micah but has bad news, while Maya has to choose to remain with Alejandro, or go with Sylar.

Directors: Adam Kane
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Unexpected
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7.73
2106 votes

#18 - Unexpected

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/19/2007

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.

Directors: Greg Beeman
Writer: Jeph Loeb
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Godsend
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7.72
2136 votes

#19 - Godsend

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/22/2007

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.

Directors: Paul Shapiro
Writer: Tim Kring
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Distractions
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7.72
2147 votes

#20 - Distractions

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/5/2007

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.

Directors: Jeannot Szwarc
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Brave New World
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7.71
3911 votes

#21 - Brave New World

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/8/2010

Everyone bands together to try to stop Samuel from taking the lives of thousands. Peter joins forces with his most unexpected ally to save Emma. Meanwhile, H.R.G.'s life hangs in the balance as he and Claire find themselves trapped underground with oxygen quickly running out. Elsewhere, Hiro starts to come to grips with the decisions he has made and is called into action to help stop a disaster.

Directors: Adam Kane
Writer: Tim Kring
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Collision
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7.69
2465 votes

#22 - Collision

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/16/2006

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.

Writer: Bryan Fuller
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Run!
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7.69
2005 votes

#23 - Run!

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/12/2007

Matt enters the private security business and receives an objectionable client. Suresh finds another person on the list. As her home-life worsens, Claire strives to learn more about her birth parents. Hiro and Ando get sidetracked in Vegas again while searching for the sword. Nathan is forced to deal with a secret from his past. Still indebted to Mr. Linderman, Jessica resorts to unsavory methods that could spell doom for a fellow hero.

Directors: Roxann Dawson
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Out of Time
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7.67
1660 votes

#24 - Out of Time

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/5/2007

Peter and Caitlin learn about the endstage effects of the Heroes virus. Many of the Heroes work together to fight the Nightmare Man. West is shocked to the identity of Claire's father. Hiro and Kensei's journey comes to an end.

Directors: Daniel Attias
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A Clear and Present Danger
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7.67
2230 votes

#25 - A Clear and Present Danger

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/2/2009

Three weeks after the destruction of both Primatech and Pinehearst, and the death of Arthur Petrelli, the now-villainous Nathan returns with a vengeance by persuading the U.S. President and the government to round up all people with abilities, leading to Claire, Ando, Hiro, Matt, Peter, as well as Tracy to become fugitives from the people who were their former allies.

Directors: Greg Yaitanes
Writer: Tim Kring
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