Heroes' girl-on-girl kiss! (pic)

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Adam-Troy Castro
Dec 14, 2012

In what could be perceived by the cynical viewer as a desperate attempt to garner viewers for its fast-fading superhero show Heroes, NBC has released this new image from next Monday's episode of the much-hyped girl-on-girl kiss (gasp!) between Claire (Hayden Panettiere) and her new college roommate, Gretchen (Madeline Zima).

Pretty chaste, right? Not exactly Megan Fox on Amanda Seyfried, and we saw how much that helped Jennifer's Body. But whatever.

Here's how NBC describes the episode:

HEROES HYSTERICAL BLINDNESS 10-12-2009 8:00PM SELF-DISCOVERY ROCKS THEIR WORLD AS OUR HEROES ENCOUNTER NEW ABILITIES, TRY TO RECALL PAST LIVES AND STUMBLE UPON AN UNEXPECTED KISS MADELINE ZIMA, DAWN OLIVIERI, DEANNE BRAY, TESSA THOMPSON, ERNIE HUDSON, RAY PARK AND ACADEMY AWARD-WINNER LOUISE FLETCHER GUEST STAR

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. Masi Oka and Cristine Rose also star. Rachel Melvin and Jack Wallace also guest star.