This week our Heroes find themselves on the move to stop a newly Senatorial Sylar 24 hours before he plans to take Nathan’s place.
The Coyote Sands Sweep the Capitol: Noah, Claire and Nathan race from Coyote Sands to intercept Sylar and save Nathan’s career. But Angela’s dream foretells that death awaits Nathan and so she leaves Claire to find Nathan as Angela seeks out Matt back in New York. Matt reluctantly accepts his mission and goes to Washington with Angela. Claire is left alone with Sylar as Nathan. Sylar in addition is able to move his “off switch” in ihs brain so Danko’s so future attempts to kill him now will be useless. He then sets up Danko is if he were himself.
A Fallen Hiro: Danko is put away with Noah who wast caught on road by swat police and is thrown into a cell with his once mortal enemy Noah. The two reconcile. but not before they are interupted by Hiro and Ando who race though Building 26 to free the imprisoned Heroes. There is just one caviat – Hiro’s power are now suddenly making him sick while getting headaches, nosebleeds a bit of the dizzies. After finding and freeing Dr. Suresh from one of the prisoners’ gurneys, Ando tells Suresh of Hiro’s illness and Suresh warns Hiro that he must time freezing time until he becomes well.
A Brother’s Keeper: Peter finds his way to Nathan in the Bathroom at Nathan’s office. The two proceed to the Capitol to find Sylar at a privat suite with as a hostage. Both Peter and try to approach Sylar foe the kill but are unsuccessful as it seems Nathan is lef alone with Sylar and has his throat slashed with Sylar’s “finger power” and is irrevocably dead. Angela and Matt arrive minutes later to find the slain Nathan lying lifeless in the chair which he died. But Claire and Peter have left the scene from the earlier fight and are now looking for a way to stop the conference. Sylar is seen in a private car with the President only to find that it is not the president but Peter after which Peter injects him with a sedatitive. He’s then brought to Nathan’s suite where the Heroes decide to do the unthinkable: Matt thought mind manipulatiom convinces a near-unconscious Sylar that he is Nathan… and it works!
Six weeks later Tracey is back on the scene after drowning five feds and Nathan tells hs mother that he hasn’t been feeling like himself lately. He the quite walk to the far end of the room to reset a clock that he says is running two minutes slow. The finally scene shows a cloned body of Sylar being burned in a strange, effigy-like blaze.
This week get gets a single analysis as all points first the opening Narration by Suresh on “who we are” is an exceeding adequate metaphor. Does Hiro now define himself by a power can can no longer use? Who is Nathan Petrelli and who is Sylar? What makes the two souls distinct? Where does one DNA code begin and where does another take hold? Where indeed does it begin for any person? This is arguably the greatest twist of the series.