I still love the show. I still love all the characters. I didn’t liked AT ALL this news. Spoilers, at your count and risk.
First, the Ausielo’s Blind Item:
I get that there’s no easy way to lay someone off, but, come on, this is ridiculous: A male series regular on a one-hour drama — a onetime ratings powerhouse — learned that he was out of a job only after reading his character’s death scene in the script!
According to my mole, the popular and well-respected leading man — who tapes his final scenes this week — was blindsided not just by his ouster, but by the tacky way in which it was handled. “He was hurt that the producers didn’t tell him first,” says the source. “He deserved better.”
The real surprise is that, well, anyone was surprised at all. The actors on said show have long been frustrated by the lack of communication coming from the front office. Still, as the insider points out, “This was low even for them.”
So, who’ll be looking for work starting next week? And what show does he currently star on? Here’s the first of two hints: It’s not — I repeat not — Grey’s Anatomy. Look for that second hint in this week’s Ask Ausiello.
Later, Kristin announcement:
This one is going to leave a mark.
Sources over on NBC’s Heroes confirm to me that a major death is in the works, and this is not one that will go unnoticed by even the most casual fan.
It is huge.
So who is it?
Well, you know how these things go…We can’t come right out and name any names. (Unless someone can hook me up right quick with the Witness Protection Program?)
However, I will tell you that this leading character is a male, and he is not necessarily pictured above. (He might be, he might not be.) And he is one of the original cast.
And you thought Hayden’s same-sex kiss was surprising, eh?
Clearly the producers are pulling out all the stops this season in an effort to ramp up storylines and pull out a big watercooler-worthy surprise.
But I have to say that I, for one, will miss this guy. Big-time.
Now here’s the fun and torturous part for you: Start guessing below…
Not good AT ALL. In all comments we’re reading, they pointing us to Sylar. Some to Nathan, Peter, Hiro. And even HRG – that would be ridiculous, at least to me. I need to say, any death would be so sad, but deppending who they kill, it will be the end to Heroes to me.