I’ve fallen in love with Nora Zehetner, who plays Eden McCain in BBC2 series “Heroes”, only to discover her time on the show is limited! While most other guys will, no doubt, be drooling over Hayden Panettiere, as schoolgirl cheerleader Claire Bennet, or pining for Ali Larter, as single mom and internet porn star Niki Sanders, I find myself more-attracted to the supporting player, which is fairly-typical of me! Hayden looks too old for the part she’s playing, even though she’s not yet eighteen, while Niki’s back-story is the usual salacious scenario to try and hook males of a certain age group! Nora/Eden is more like the quirky Björk/Kate Bush pixie type-of-character that appeals to those prepared to look beyond the blonde hair and blue-eyed stereotype that all men are supposed to fall for. She’s the Wendy Padbury as opposed to the Billie Piper! I’ve seen Nora before in another American show called “Everwood”, not something I watched fastidiously but the few episodes I did see probably played their part in my taking notice of her in “Heroes”. The top picture shows Eden with geneticist Mohinder Suresh, played by Sendhil Ramamurthy, as they discover his father Chandra’s note book concealed in the laptop he has just flung carefully across the room, when perhaps it should’ve been thrown with a little more abandon!!
Thus far, Mohinder and Eden have forged an old-fashioned Doctor/companion relationship, while it transpires she seems to have known his father a lot better than he did. Mohinder’s the serious scientist with the searching mind. But, from what I’ve read, there’s more to Eden than presently meets the eye and she’s due for a showdown with resident villain Sylar, Zachary Quinto, presumably in episode eleven. Incidentally, Mr Quinto has just been cast to play the young Mr Spock in the next “Star Trek” feature so I’m wondering if his days in “Heroes” are numbered too. Ali Larter has put her film career on hold, as filming the NBC series takes up nine months of the year, which would suggest Zachary is leaving “Heroes” if he now has time for other things. Having much more fun with his role is Masi Oka, playing Hiro Nakamura, stealing comic books and cheating at gambling in order to fulfil his destiny. I like the way the geek is portrayed positively while ballplayer Brody Mitchum, played by Matt Lanter, whom all the chicks fawn over, is revealed to be the high school sleaze. I hope I’m not starting to sound too American, goddammit! I wonder why these guys are so revered by the ladies when, as is shown here, science fiction fans have much more imagination!!
Anyway, if you want to see why I have the hots for Nora, you can catch her in just five more of her eight episodes, beginning a week on Wednesday with episode six, “Better Halves”, and picking up again a fortnight later with episodes eight through to eleven, namely “Seven Minutes to Midnight”, “Homecoming”, “Six Months Ago” and finally “Fallout”. She didn’t feature in episode one, “Genesis”, she’s not in this week’s fifth instalment, “Hiros”, and isn’t included in “Nothing to Hide”, the seventh chapter. So, make the most of this lovely lady while you can! As you can see, I’ve got it real bad!!