Oh, Heroes. This show started with so much promise, including the presence of LGBT characters surrounding protagonist Claire Bennett (Hayden Panettiere) from the pilot on. It was Panettiere herself who asked for Claire to be in a lesbian relationship with her college roommate Gretchen. It felt like a sweeps move at the time, and maybe that’s why writers of Heroes Reborn, the ill-advised 2015 sequel series, ignored Claire’s lesbianism altogether as they wrote about her future. But then, nothing about how they handled Claire, who never appeared on this show as Panettiere was busy filming Nashville, ever felt clear or sensible. Claire, the cheerleader from the famous “Save the Cheerleader, Save the World” campaign, ended up being killed off-panel to give father Noah reason to participate in the new show’s plot. Or something. This was convoluted and stupid more than insensitive, but in any case further tattered what little legacy remained from Heroes after its second, third, and fourth seasons.