Review of Episode 317: “Cold War”

This one had a few twists that I left out of my previous summary. I’ll do my best to include them in my analysis now.

Picking the Brain of Noah Bennett: After taking Noah hostage in a secret location with Peter and Mohinder, Matt uses his telepathy to dig for all the answers to how this round-up all started. He finds that four weeks ago, Nathan had contacted Noah about the round-up. He also now knows that Mohinder knew a bit more than he let on and becomes enraged at the idea. But the most valuable bit of information is a secret code to a vault loaded with weapons and plans in the event of an emergency. Peter takes the code to unlock the weapons after which he is told by Matt the address home address of Nathan’s hired gun Danko. After finding Danko, Peter attempts to kill him but is swiftly stopped by Nathan. Matt, however, is not so easily thwarted when one last probe of Noah’s brain reveals that Daphne is alive in anothe secret location upon arrival, Matt is compelled to kill all those in his way in order to save his love Daphne and does so in blaze of anger. Peter after seeing the carnage still cannot believe Matt could such a thing — but Matt just has.

Matt and Peter have both shown rash reactions in their attempts at revenge which the good Dr. Suresh had foreseen and which Nathan had thought to be a foregone conclusion. Matt now must wrestle with the sins of his killing spree. Peter likewise must control his anger if he wants the heroes to be perceived as good guys. Still, none of these positive traits seems to be motivating the two vigilantes. Will Peter and Matt turn to the dark side if pushed? If they do turn, who will be the hero? It seems these are the pressing issues that will carry the next several episodes.

Danko Saves Noah After Mohinder is caught and questioned by Nathan, Noah agrees to comply with Danko in full after seeing what destruction that “they” are capable of full. However, Noah is seen minutes later talking on his phone with Angela about luring Danko and Nathan toward failure. The story is unclear what this might mean for the future.

Noah must now play both sides as a double agent and not be caught. Can he do it? Will his emotions toward Claire stifle him? One might assume they would from what has been evident in past father-daughter interactions.