Things will be heating up in next week's episode of Heroes, entitled Hysterical Blindness, which will air on Monday, October 12 at 8 PM ET on NBC, and we have a new image to prove it. Take a look at Hayden Panettiere's Claire and guest star Madeline Zima's Gretchen locked in their first kiss.

Hayden Panettiere's Claire kissing her new roommate

The episode will also feature guest-starring stints from Ernie Hudson and Oscar-winning actress Louise Fletcher (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest). Take a look at the new synopsis for the episode below.

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Samuel (Robert Knepper) prepares for new additions to his family, while Lydia (guest star Dawn Olivieri) warns him of the consequences. Claire (Hayden Panettiere) discovers that her roommate Gretchen (guest star Madeline Zima) may have a hidden agenda. Meanwhile, Peter (Milo Ventimiglia) finds an unexpected way to connect with Emma (guest star Deanne Bray), who would prefer to stay distant. Elsewhere, a different side of Sylar (Zachary Quinto) emerges as he desperately tries to remember the person he used to be.

The brand new episode of Heroes, Hysterical Blindness will air on Monday, October 12 at 8 PM ET on NBC.