Heroes

The WORST episodes of Heroes

Every episode of Heroes ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst 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: 6/27/2022Network: NBC
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Into Asylum
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7.15
2264 votes

#1 - Into Asylum

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/30/2009

Now that Nathan’s ability has been revealed and he has lost control of his operation, he and Claire go into hiding in Mexico. With Emile Danko now in control of the government operation, his plan to destroy everyone with abilities is set into motion as he teams up with an unlikely partner. Meanwhile, Angela and Peter seek refuge in a church and begin to mend their broken relationship.

Directors: Jim Chory
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Upon This Rock
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7.17
3268 votes

#2 - Upon This Rock

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/4/2010

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.

Directors: Ron Underwood
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Cold Wars
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7.20
2356 votes

#3 - Cold Wars

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/23/2009

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"

Directors: Seith Mann
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The Fifth Stage
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7.23
3003 votes

#4 - The Fifth Stage

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/30/2009

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.

Directors: Kevin Dowling
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Let it Bleed
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7.25
3130 votes

#5 - Let it Bleed

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/4/2010

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.

Directors: Jeannot Szwarc
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Acceptance
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7.25
3248 votes

#6 - Acceptance

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/5/2009

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.

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Eris Quod Sum
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7.26
2148 votes

#7 - Eris Quod Sum

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/27/2008

Trapped, Nathan and Tracy must fight to save their lives against Suresh, who has changed dramatically. Elle returns with shocking news for Claire and her family. Meanwhile, Angela tries to convince Sylar to save Peter; Daphne is ordered to kill Matt or she will be killed herself; and Hiro questions Usutu's advice.

Directors: Jeannot Szwarc
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The Art of Deception
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7.26
3223 votes

#8 - The Art of Deception

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/25/2010

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.

Directors: S.J. Clarkson
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Pass/Fail
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7.27
3004 votes

#9 - Pass/Fail

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/18/2010

Hiros life hangs in the balance as his brain tumor worsens, prompting him to subconsciously deal with some of his past decisions. Meanwhile, Sylar pays Claire an unexpected visit to get answers as to why he isn't quite himself. Elsewhere, Samuels plan to impress his long-lost love, Vanessa, takes a terrifying turn.

Directors: Michael Nankin
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Exposed
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7.30
2365 votes

#10 - Exposed

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/2/2009

After receiving a tip from "Rebel", Matt and Peter race to Building 26 to rescue Daphne and recover files that will expose the government's plans for those with abilities. Claire finds help from an unlikely source in smuggling Alex out of the city. As Sylar and Luke continue their road trip, Sylar begins to have memories of his father that lead him to the truth about his mother. Meanwhile, "The Hunter" puts his own agenda into action with an explosive surprise for one of our heroes.

Directors: Eric Laneuville
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Orientation
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7.33
3473 votes

#11 - Orientation

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/21/2009

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.

Directors: David Straiton
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Brother's Keeper
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7.34
3000 votes

#12 - Brother's Keeper

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/16/2009

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.

Directors: Bryan Spicer
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Once Upon a Time in Texas
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7.34
2899 votes

#13 - Once Upon a Time in Texas

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/2/2009

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.

Directors: Nate Goodman
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Shadowboxing
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7.35
3007 votes

#14 - Shadowboxing

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/9/2009

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.

Directors: Jim Chory
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Close To You
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7.35
2999 votes

#15 - Close To You

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/11/2010

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.

Directors: Roxann Dawson
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1961
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7.36
2329 votes

#16 - 1961

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired 4/13/2009

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.

Directors: Adam Kane
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The Second Coming
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7.36
2401 votes

#17 - The Second Coming

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/22/2008

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.

Directors: Allan Arkush
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Shades of Gray
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7.37
2343 votes

#18 - Shades of Gray

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 3/9/2009

When Sylar comes face-to-face with his long lost father, the reunion proves to be what he least expected. Elsewhere, after receiving a tip from "Rebel", Claire must decide if she will help her sworn enemy, Eric Doyle, evade capture. Meanwhile, as "The Hunter" plans to uncover the Petrelli family's secrets and take control of Nathan's operation, Matt finds himself in the spotlight and on the verge of leveling Capitol Hill.

Directors: Greg Beeman
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Turn and Face the Strange
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7.39
2406 votes

#19 - Turn and Face the Strange

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 4/6/2009

As Danko spearheads the government operation, someone close to him is put in the line of fire. HRG’s life continues to spiral out of control and his marriage is dangerously close to the breaking point. Meanwhile, Hiro and Ando continue their road trip with a special delivery for Matt Parkman. Elsewhere, Angela Petrelli unearths the demons of her past.

Directors: Jeannot Szwarc
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One of Us, One of Them
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7.39
2338 votes

#20 - One of Us, One of Them

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/29/2008

HRG and his new partner go to a local bank heist with four villains; including Peter being trapped in one of them. Hiro and Ando track Daphne to Germany, and meet the Haitian. Tracy Strauss goes to New Orleans to find out more information about Niki. Meredith teaches Claire a lesson about fighting. Usutu shows Matt a series of paintings about him.

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The Butterfly Effect
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7.40
2163 votes

#21 - The Butterfly Effect

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/22/2008

Sylar goes to the Company and inadvertently releases 12 super-powered criminals in a fight with Elle. Future Peter tries to fix his mistake. Angela takes over the company. Claire learns more about her powers. Hiro and Ando travel to Paris to track down the speedster who robbed them. Maya discovers that Mohinder's injection has changed him. Matt meats Usutu, an African with a familiar power.

Directors: Greg Beeman
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It's Coming
star
7.40
2250 votes

#22 - It's Coming

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/17/2008

Nathan learns of his father's plans, while Flint and Knox launch attacks on Hiro, Ando, Peter, and Claire. Meanwhile, Matt tries to revive Angela, Sylar meets with Elle, and Mohinder begins testing of his newest superpower formula.

Directors: Greg Yaitanes
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Jump, Push, Fall
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7.41
1157 votes

#23 - Jump, Push, Fall

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/21/2009

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.

Directors: Ed Bianchi
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Ink
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7.42
3389 votes

#24 - Ink

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/28/2009

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.

Directors: Roxann Dawson
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Strange Attractors
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7.42
2946 votes

#25 - Strange Attractors

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/26/2009

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.

Directors: Tucker Gates
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