Is This How Nathan Dies?
Granted, this headline is a bit misguided because Nathan Petrelli died at the conclusion of season three.
But blame NBC for the misleading storyline, as it hyped a "major Heroes death" for weeks, only to reveal that the victim in question has been technically dead for awhile.
Still, Monday's episode marks Nathan's final appearance on the show. Hopefully, the development will result in a solid installment that's viewed by more people than usual, such as former fans tuning in to say goodbye, as the series could use a major ratings boost.
It's currently the lowest-rated primetime drama on network television.
NBC has released a few photos from "The Fifth Stage," and they appear to depict Nathan's demise. Click on each one, going from left to right, to get a close look at what appears to be the character's death scene...
Will you miss Nathan on the show? Do you wish a different character was biting the dust? Chime in with a comment below or in our Heroes forum.
Also, follow this article's jump to view a trailer for Monday's new episode.