I got a late start to watching Heroes, and I've been trying to put everything together. One thing I've been interested in is how many connections already existed at the time the story starts. For example, Peter is connected to Nathan (brother), who is connected to Linderman (father's dealings), who is connected to Niki (owes money), who is connected to Ando (webcam), who is connected to Hiro (coworker). I tried assembling the pre-existing connections (many of which are not revealed in the first episode):
The weird thing is, I can't find a pre-existing connection between the two groups. One one side is Hiro, Niki, Linderman, Peter, etc., and on the other side is Mr. Bennet, Claire, Mohinder, Sylar, etc. There are a few new connections made after the story begins—Nathan and Mohinder, Peter and Claire, Isaac and Eden, Matt and Mr. Bennet—but I can't find a way to connect them. I keep thinking Mr. Bennet and Linderman must be connected somehow, but if they are, I must've missed the connection.
There is of course the matter of Claire's biological father. The candidates I've read on the blogs are Nathan, Linderman, Sylar, and Mr. Bennet himself. Having Claire's father be Linderman or Nathan would make everyone connected, which seems like something the creators of Heroes would do.