This season begins with our heroes putting their lives back together. Claire finds that her biggest challenge is forgetting her old life and starting college. Hiro Nakamura goes back to his old life in Japan, but discovers that he has a terminal illness and sets out to fulfill his own personal bucket-list. Peter Petrelli returns to work as an ordinary New York City EMT. H.R.G. is adjusting to life as a single man, but when Mohinder Suresh offers H.R.G. compelling evidence of a new danger, it makes H.R.G. wonder if he should get back in the game. Nathan Petrelli returns to the Senate and begins to notice strange changes in himself. Matt Parkman returns to life as an ordinary family man, but finds something unfamiliar buried deep within his psyche. And a strange and dangerous carnival comprised of a traveling band of outsiders with powerful abilities suddenly poses a grave challenge.