Originally Posted by Wytchone Or little girl made the list at #10
10. Claire's rib-cage exposed in the morgue on Heroes
As the star high school quarterback attempts to rape Claire at a bonfire, she tries to get away but falls on a sharp spike of wood that becomes embedded in her brain. The next time we see Claire is in the morgue. The coroner removes the piece of wood from Claire's head and steps out of the room for a phone call. With her instant healing abilities, Claire awakes. She looks down and is horrified to see that she's on an operating table, and an autopsy is being performed on her body. Claire's chest lay wide open with her bloody rib cage fully exposed. It was a TV moment that was both unexpected and equally stomach turning.
Can't wait for Season 3!
I Can. Your post highlights an important part of what made Season 1 so good. It was dark and edgy and (dare I say it) almost 'adult' in nature. And that's why it attained an immediate cult following. Then the networks, religious fringes, advertisers, whatever, brought pressure to bear on the network and/or Kring, or Kring turned out to be a one-trick-pony who was eventually threatened with the glue factory. The 1st season was expresso. The 2d season was skim milk. I'm thinking that if we're lucky, at best, Season 3 will be chocolate milk, and not much more.
P.S. Well, if you enjoyed the autopsy, you must have just loved her immolation by Ted.
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