In both timelines where Claire died originally, the plot depends on her actually staying dead.
If she survived Sylar’s attack at the high school, the whole “Save the cheerleader, save the world” thing goes out the window. (“Save the cheerleader’s brain from being examined, save the world” doesn’t quite have the same ring.) If she survived the attack in her home, she would have told everyone that Nathan was really Sylar.
But whatever. It’s HEROES. Going forward, with any inconsistencies or retcons, I’m just going to assume a wizard did it or Mohinder punched time or something.
“Eat shit and die. It’s THIS close to being literal. Wall Street have shit themselves, and Bush has decided that if all of us eat some of the shit, his friends who shit themselves won’t have to eat any of it. And next year, when President Obama takes a stab at maybe providing some half-assed health care reform to uninsured Americans, it’ll be “Whoops, sorry, there’s no money, we have to be fiscally responsible”. That’s where the dying comes in.”—Anti-Trust | You Are Dumb
“Because the idea of American exceptionalism doesn’t extend to Americans being exceptional. If you excelled academically and are able to casually use 690 SAT words then you might as well have the press shoot video of you giving the finger to the Statue of Liberty while the Dixie Chicks sing the University of the Taliban fight song. The people who want English to be the official language of the United States are uncomfortable with their leaders being fluent in it.”—Obama’s conversation with Bartlet. - Op-Ed - NYTimes.com
“The modern trend of comparing to the worst rather than the best disturbs me. It happens with discussion on almost every issue, from human rights to gas prices to software development. Why does the fact that game consoles suck even worse make the insanity of the iPhone OK?”—mikeash (comment) at 2008-09-18 17:13:37
“The chairman of the Republican Party in Macomb County Michigan, a key swing county in a key swing state, is planning to use a list of foreclosed homes to block people from voting in the upcoming election as part of the state GOP’s effort to challenge some voters on Election Day.”—MyDD :: How Is This Not The Story Of The Year?
“At least 19 journalists, including two reporters from The Associated Press, were among those held by police after more political protests in St. Paul. Percussion grenades, tear gas and nearly 400 arrests marked the final anti-war march during the Republican National Convention. More than 800 arrests were reported during a week of sometimes peaceful, sometimes violent dissent.”—Editor and Publisher