|First aired:||January 22, 2007|
|Written by:||Tim Kring|
|Directed by:||Paul Shapiro|
|Next spoiler:||The Fix|
TV Guide Blurb
A new hero arrives on the scene; Nathan and Simone try to help Peter, who has been comatose for two weeks; Hiro goes on a quest to find the samurai sword seen in Isaac's painting. Also, Horn-Rimmed Glasses concentrates his efforts on taking care of Sylar; Claire struggles to come to terms with the fact that she has been living a lie; Niki is held and questioned by police.
FOLLOWING PAINFUL REVELATIONS AND SHOCKING CHANGES, MANY "HEROES" STRUGGLE TO MOVE FORWARD AS A NEW HERO (GUEST STAR CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON) IS REVEALED -- Picking up two weeks after recent events, Nathan's (Adrian Pasdar) determination to save a comatose Peter (Milo Ventimiglia) forces him to turn to Simone (Tawny Cypress) for help. Isaac's (Santiago Cabrera) puzzling "Hiro vs. T-Rex" painting inspires Hiro (Masi Oka) and Ando (guest star James Kyson Lee) to search for the pictured samurai sword. Jessica (Ali Larter) struggles against Niki's decision to turn herself into police. With his associate Eden dead and Matt (Greg Grunberg) on his heels, H.R.G. (Jack Coleman) tries to focus on his orders regarding Sylar (guest star Zachary Quinto). After being offered a choice by the Haitian (guest star Jimmy Jean-Louis), Claire (Hayden Panettiere) struggles with changes her decision has wrought. Taking up his father's quest, Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy) attempts to share information about who is "on the list" of people with special abilities and the threats to their lives. Meanwhile, a new hero (guest star Christopher Eccleston) makes a shocking debut. Leonard Roberts and Noah Gray-Cabey also star. Thomas Dekker, Clea DuVall, Lisa Lackey and Cristine Rose guest star.
- This episode will feature two possibly new recurring characters Aron Malsky, an accountant-type man who works for a powerful man and has no problem doing dirty work, and an overworked and not really successful public defender. FBI agents are investigating several murders that have occurred under mysterious circumstances. An athletic prison guard gets beaten up by an inmate. A SWAT team invades the offices of a large company. Spoiler Fix
- Spoilers from the new preview trailers: Matt tells his wife that he can hear other people's thoughts. Hiro sees Nathan again. He says "Flying Man!" and put his arms out. The scene takes place in Isaac's apartment, which could mean that all three of them collide. HRG tells Mohinder that "together we can actually make a difference." Claire (to the Haitian): "I want to talk to Peter Petrelli" Claire saying that she "can't do this by herself." Claire saying that "nothing in her life has been real" Lawyer (to Niki): "They're going to seek the death penalty." Parkman bashing HRG into a wall. Niki being injected with something, laying in a padded room with a straitjacket. Peter (to Claude): "This entire city is in danger... People die. We die, but I don't know when it happens." Nathan (to Isaac): "How did you know about this (exploding man painting)?" Isaac: "I painted what I saw." Simone standing above Peter Petrelli who is in a hospital bed. Some kind of shack lighting up as if it's going to explode. Claude (presumably), holding Peter up against a lamppost. Mohinder (to Nathan): "of all the people on this list, your brother may be the most important." Micah talking to Niki or Jessica in prison.Spoiler Fix
- Tim Kring reveals: Ted disappeared at the end of Episode Nine and doesn’t show up again until 12. He breaks out. He’s abducted and then he breaks out. He’s hell bent on finding out what happened to him. Ted is a really a fun character, but we drop him for several episodes while he’s out there in the wind. WizardUniverse.com
- In an interview, Masi Oka said "I'll say it straight up the answer [to the dinosaur painting] will be given in episode twelve. When the first episode comes back you'll see the dinosaur in play. Our shows have always realized Isaac's paintings come to fruition in one form or another. All I can say is that I do work for Industrial Light & Magic and we have worked on a great show called 'Jurassic Park.' What does that mean? I don't know."
- The episode, titled “Godsend,” begins with the superimposition “Two Weeks Later” (which puts it just three weeks before Nov. 8, when Manhattan goes boom). source
- As the episode begins, Hiro, Nathan and Peter have all returned to New York, where we learn Hiro’s powers have been diminishing since he failed to rescue his waitress-girlfriend Charlie. Peter, meanwhile, is in a coma, reliving the dream of apocalypse. source
- It turns out that Sylar did not escape PrimaTech Paper following the unpleasantness with Eden. source
- Claire’s nerd-pal, Zach, isn’t gone for good after all. source
- Nathan comes to remark that Hiro’s English is much improved. Hiro attributes this to Charlie, who taught him “many things.” source
- Niki, while in Vegas stir, makes a very interesting discovery about herself. I think. source
- We do not learn who Jack Bennet reports to, but a plural pronoun is employed. source
- The shadowy “Linderman” does not yet surface (at least not overtly), but the name “Linderman” comes up a lot. source
- Peter does not fly, but there are special effects aplenty. source
- The new Christopher Eccleston character is indeed introduced in this episode. He sports a beard and we don’t meet him till near episode’s end. source
- And here’s how it ends, spoiler boys: “Who needs God when you got me?” source
- Godsend is defined as: a sudden happening that brings good fortune
- This could mean the previous episode, Fallout is a negative episode with a lot of problems, and this one is the return of optimism.
- This could mean that the characters suddenly start to have amazingly good luck, and the change of pace is a godsend. Rumors suggest this potential good luck may actually be somebody else using their powers who they have not met yet.
- Some Heroes may have their powers revealed to the general public and they will embrace them as "Godsends" to help them in a time of need.
- A new character will be seen, who can mentor the Heroes on how to use their powers
- In the synopsis: "An athletic prison guard gets beaten up by an inmate."This could indicate Jessica taking matters into her own hands after Niki turns herself in for murder
- In the synopsis: "A SWAT team invades the offices of a large company." This could indicate that Primatech, which is a front for Mr. Bennet, gets invaded.