One of the great things about Heroes is the way they give you a plot. Every season or volume so far there’s been this huge disaster that occurs in the future, one of the heroes somehow discovers about it, and then the mission is set to stop said event. In the first season it was Hiro at the very beginning discovering the devastation of the bomb, in the second season it was Peter seeing the horrible future left by the virus. 2 episodes into the show noone really knew what it was going to be. We had seen Hiro teleport to New York, but we just assumed he was in the present. We see one of the main characters dead, and Hiro is questioned for his murder. We start to question the time period he’s in, then we see the explosion, we hear the cries, and Hiro teleports quickly back to the present, with a mission now in his heart. the show really set the stakes, and it totally delivered. It was the beginning of a phenomenon. We could also take into consideration the moment Peter is meeting Future Hiro, and the incentive is called, “Save the cheerleader, save the world”.