Over at the ‘Rama Mothership, we’ve got my latest Post-Game on Heroes. Some viewers, made skeptical by years of returns in comics, question whether Kristen Bell’s Elle is actually dead for good. According to Michael Ausiello, that’s a big yes. If you don’t down, Ausiello wrote the “Ask Ausiello” column for TVGuide.com for a number of years, but recently took it to Entertainment Weekly. In Tuesday’s column, there was this exchange:
Question: I can’t believe Sylar killed Elle. Why would Heroes get rid of Kirsten Bell? — Sarah
Ausiello: Kristen’s return was never meant to be long term, so she was leaving one way or the other. But as I hinted in last week’s AA, I wasn’t expecting her exit to be so permanent. And it is permanent. Unlike 90 percent of the deaths on Heroes, this one will stick. Ironic, no?
We can understand Bell’s probable desire to move on to more films in the wake of Forgetting Sarah Marshall. What we can’t understand is how Mohinder keeps escaping the axe.