Webster defines 'hiatus' as an interruption in time or continuity ; a period when something (as a program or activity) is suspended or interrupted.
Yeah, that pretty much sums it up. We've got 7 weeks until Heroes returns, but if you're aching to know what's coming up on the next episode then please continue on. If you're of the spoiler-free variety then I suggest you stop reading now.
April 23rd's episode is titled ".07%" which is in reference the percent of Earth's population that will be lost during the nuclear explosion in New York City. At a Heroes Screening and Q&A at the Museum of Television & Radio's Paley Festival, the cast showed a clip from the next episode that reveals much about Linderman and the future of our heroes.
According to Comic Book Resources the clip goes like this:
Linderman entertains Nathan in a gallery which showcases his extensive art collection, paintings of the future by Isaac Mendez and people like him. Included among the paintings were those of Japanese warrior Takezo Kensei.
"We all have our roles to play in the events to come," Linderman says.
"This isn't just a collection of art. This is a road map. These artists envision a brighter future. Peace, prosperity."
Nathan jabs his finger at a painting of the New York explosion and asks: "Is this your idea of a brighter future?"
"What if I was to tell you that it was?" Linderman replies.
Linderman goes on to explain that he, too, has powers, which came with an audible reaction from the audience. He'd become aware of them years earlier, and banded together with others like him "to make a difference to the world." But some of his comrades in arms lost their way.
"Greed set in, and we split apart. And all the good we'd done, well, it amounted to nothing," Linderman says.
Then Linderman drops a bombshell, literally and figuratively: the explosion is to be the catalyst for a better future. When Nathan wonders out aloud about the cost in lives, Linderman counters, "There's six and a half billion people on the planet, that's less than .07%. Come on, that's an acceptable loss by anyone's count."
"It is your destiny, Nathan, to be the leader who uses this event to rally a city, a nation, a world," Linderman continues. And to drive the point home, Linderman unveils a prophetic painting of Nathan Petrelli in the Oval Office, seemingly painted by Isaac Mendez.
"If you know all this, you also know the exploding man is my brother Peter," Nathan says.
"As I said, we all have our role to play. Peter's curtain call will come the day after you're elected."