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Spoiler:Five Years Gone

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Five Years Gone
Season: One
Episode number: 120
First aired: April 30, 2007
Previous spoiler: .07%
Next spoiler: The Hard Part

This article contains archived spoilers about Five Years Gone. See the main article to see how they panned out. For general spoilers about upcoming episodes, see Spoiler:Heroes.

NBC Blurb

Having stolen the sword and teleported five years into the future, Hiro and Ando bear witness to a grim, harrowing future for the "heroes"--Thrown five years in the future, Hiro (Golden Globe nominee Masi Oka) and Ando (James Kyson Lee) discover that people with extraordinary abilities are not only widely known about--after the destruction of New York City and the deaths of millions--but are being registered, imprisoned, hunted and even killed as "terrorists." As the President takes his first step towards a "final solution," the pair get swept up in what could be the "Heroes" final battle and encounter a range of new and darkly familiar faces. If they survive the experience, can they still get back to the present and save the world? Santiago Cabrera, Jack Coleman, Noah Gray-Cabey, Greg Grunberg, Ali Larter, Hayden Panettiere, Adrian Pasdar, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Leonard Roberts and Milo Ventimiglia also star. Stana Katic, Jimmy Jean-Louis and Zachary Quinto guest star.

Published Spoilers

  • 4/23 -- According to Aron Coleite and Joe Pokaski in Week 19 of Behind the Eclipse: "We'll see a little tease of Sylar's freezing power in episode 20, "Five Years Gone," but it ain't nothing compared to what we see him do with it in episode 21, "The Hard Part."
  • 4/23 -- Things have sure changed in 5 years in the future. Nathan is president and he picked some of his fellow heroes to join his cabinet: Mohinder as his chief medical adviser, and Matt is the man in charge of Homeland Security. Matt takes his job seriously, his number one goal is to stop the country's most wanted terrorist: Hiro Nakamura. Matt's even got the Haitian as his sidekick. Talk about a power combo! (TV Guide)
  • 4/11 -- According to herosite, Andy is played by Kellan Lutz.
  • 3/20 -- Adrian Pasdar: "There's an episode (called 'String Theory') that happens five years in the future, and it's a possible outcome of what situations now might dictate in the future. It's not a definite, finite reality, but it's a possibility." Kristin Veitch
  • 3/4 -- All the heroes die in episode 20. (Kristin Veitch)
  • 3/3 -- Bryan Fuller confides to Ain't It Cool that episode 20 is his favorite to date, noting "everyone's future is some bleak [Expletive deleted]." (Ain't it Cool News)
  • 2/28 -- Ausiello reveals some information about episode 120. (Ask Ausiello)
  • 2/19 -- interviews Adrian Pasdar (Nathan Petrelli) about his character's marriage and interactions with Niki / Jessica. Some hints from Episode 120 are given as well. (


Fan Theories

  • The location of Peter's scar will most likely be revealed in this episode.
  • String Theory is a possible explanation unifying general relativity and quantum mechanics in physics. This episode might have a similar theory as to how the formula works. It could also refer to the possibility of alternate futures instead of a destined future.
  • Hiro will contact his future self while in the future, which would be allowed with interpretations of String Theory.
  • Hiro connects pictures in his room with string. How these pictures connect together are a map of the space/time continuum and a list of the things Future Hiro needs to fix.
  • Claire hooks up with some guy named Andy. Andy is played by Kellan Lutz, who is seen kissing a brunette Claire in a sneak preview.
  • The title doesn't refer to the actual theory, but rather, the string timeline seen in Isaac's apartment at the end of .07%.
  • Peter meets D.L. because he phases through a wall in the preview.
  • Molly Walker's character gets a mention in one of the sneak peek trailers, as one of the Heroes that Future Hiro needs Mr. Bennet to get hold of.