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Review of Episode 324: “I Am Sylar”

This week  the viewers get the backstory behind Sylar’s posing as Nathan. Ando and Hiro work out their superhero competitive juices with a bit of hide and go hide again. Matt is newly change after he finds that he’s a daddy.

Sylar Multiple Identity Crisis: After waking from a sound sleep Sylar discovers he has shapeshifted overnight into the Federal agent he has been posing as. He tells Danko but Danko doesn’t have room for compassion when the world thinks Sylar is is dead. Sylar faces a delimma:  He can be anyone he wants – just never himself. He finds himself trying arduously to to remind himself, “I am Sylar” and even goes so far as to transform into his deceased mother and actually converse with her ala Hitchcock’s Norman Bates. His conflicted state even lead him to give a way the whereabout of Rebel only to save a hopeful, heroic Micah. He then confrences again with his mother to decide upon her likely advice that he could be president. Thus, Nathan Petrelli. But Nathan has a hard time convincing Sylar to not be him and gets mixed up one more time with an opportunistic Danko who has tried and failed at killing his buddy Sylar.

Who will Sylar be? Will he turn one direction or another? This is gonna be good!

Hiro, Ando and the Family Parkman: After tell Matt of his fatherhood. Matt is reborn and refocused to be a good Dad and he has even partly reconciled with his wife. He convices Ando and Hiro to let him go back home but he cannot escape the Feds. Ando and Hiro spend their journey discussing a plot to reel in the Feds but must sacrifice Ando as a decoy and somehow escape as a team. They vow to be a tandem always.

Overall, the Sylar piece was the carrying element throughout. The suplimentary stuff was okay but really not necessary. It was a good show though.


Review of Episode 323: “1961”

This week takes the Petrelli-Bennett family to Coyote Sands to dig for the truth…. The family finds more of a bond than they ever thought they had.

The Journey Begins: After what looks like a few hours of digging up a mass grave in the dessert, Peter probes Angela for reasons. She reveals her story of how she, Linderman and a select group of teens came to Coyote Sands in the hope that they would be cured, but instead, massive numbers of people looking for the same hope were killed. In February 1961 at 16 years old, Angela is brought in to the facility due to her severe nightmares and promptly tested and questioned. She brings along her younger sister Alice who reveals she can control weather. Shortly thereafter, Angela dreams of the horrible killing about to kill the children. By may of that year Angela and a small cluster of boys form what would later become “the Company.” They decide to sneak out without Alice. Upon finishing her story, she and Claire encounter a wicked storm raging outside the now delapidated structure of Coyote Sands. Angela exclaims, “It’s Alice!” She had previously told Peter that she dreamed Alice was alive and  now she is.

Suresh also tags along after a mysterious document lead him there. He quickly snatches up Noah and imediately interrogates him and shows him the first Dr. Suresh’s file on the matter. The noble doctor is frightened by what he hears in reply and  now wonders about his father’s motives.

Angela later comes face to face with Alice and in a moment a cosolation soon turns bitter as feirce anger comes over Alice face and she strikes Angela and the others with lightning from her hands. Angela then succeeds in calming Alice, but Alice walks away bitter. The family decides to sit for a meeting at the local diner and all plan to return to life a normal but are suddenly shocked when they see Sylar posing as Nathan on the news.

This was one of the few single-plot episodes on the show, but very necessary nonetheless. Now that how it began is no longer a secret, all that remains is how to end it. Alice was a surprise and it remains to be seen if her charater will return. Her power is quite maliciousl when provoked and I would expect that it will be utilized by the writers again. Lastly, with Sylar posing as him,  how can Nathan retain his public image? This one kept me interested while also whetting my appetite for more. It’s a job well done this week!


Heroes Catch-up 4/9 & 4/10

Some technical trouble has pushed back the blog once more.  So I’ve decided to post everything on Thursday and Friday…. Be well and be a hero if you dare!


Review of Episode 321: “Into Asylum”

First, my apologies for my day-late post….

This week’s theme was one of running, hiding and ultimately, finding of one’s calling from that which one might say is his mentor.

A Time for Drunken Clarity: After scooping her up and flying her away from Doyle two episodes ago, Nathan decides to hide himself and Claire in Mexico with his as yet near-estranged daughter wondering why he cares. They have no money so Claire decides to sell a necklace that Noah gave her while Nathan attempts to go shot glass for shot glass with a vacationing collage-aged barfly to win some cash for his and Claire’s cause, but he passes out before he’s able to monetize his efforts. Claire takes over and the viewer finds that her healing ability also applies to he liver and she is able to drink the young man out of consciousness and take all his money. Claire than is seen walking a drunk Nathan through the door of a hotel after which Claire suggests that he should never fly drunk again. A dialogue ensues an Nathan in seemly one, heartfelt attempt, verbally reconciles all his regrets and mistakes toward Claire and his initial denial of his duties toward her, after which the two vow to keep their commitments to help one another.

Nathan appears to be making some form of amends toward all that he has done – the Prodigal Senator has returned. But is Claire now a player in Nathan’s plans? There is after all an x-factor of how both Nathan and Claire will be received in Washington. This is a plotline I never saw coming this soon, but it is a welcome change from the apocalyptic, evil Nathan of four months ago.

Standing at the Foot of the Crossroads: After escaping Noah and Danko, Peter transports Angela to the cathedral they frequented years ago. Angel sits in the pews prayerful and contrite as she recalls he sins to a confused Peter: how she was never there the way she should have been and how she hid the truth of the family for all those many years. We used to have love, she says woefully. Peter says that no matter what happened in the past, Angela is still his mother. Angela than asks rhetorically if Peter’s unconditional love is love at all. Peter than turns his attention to a scupture of Christ and he prays. He asks Jesus uphold his end of their deal.

Suddenly Noah and his team seek to snatch peter and Angela away but Angela finds an open confessional for she and Peter to hide in as she continues to tell her conscience in full to
Peter and musters the will to reunite her broken family with Peter in toe.

The spot-on symbolism is brilliant here. Jesus, the confessional and Peter’s willingness to forgive his mother despite he anger all fall together into perfect, Biblically-driven storytelling. This is very well written!

Sylar Seeks an Accomplice: Sylar pops up unexpectedly in Danko’s backtseat after Danko finds two of his men dead in a suspect’s home. Sylar knows Danko wants revenge and uses that to fuel his reasoning with him. Convinced Sylar can help he, Danko reluctantly allows Sylar to help him after Sylar gives a box full of evidence (body parts and all) to him. The suspect< Martin is a shapeshifter and with a little detective work Sylar discovers Martin to be a man about town, attention-loving and power-hungry. They then follow his trail to a nightspot poetically called the Garden of Eden where Martin has taken the form of Danko in order to woo a vixen at a far table. Martin is next seen having shaped himself into Sylar’s image and is shot shortly thereafter which later leaves Noah and his team with the assumption that Sylar is Dead as Danko and a femininely-disguised Sylar escape suspicion without a trace.

Danko obviously has selfish motives, a lust for power and clear need to win inside of him. It’s really a matter of time before his ways kill him in my view. Also with Sylar’s newly-acquired ability, can he ever be caught? I do think he can, but there are enough possible scenarios for several weeks of story here! This is a great idea!

This episode had more depth than the past several as it had multiple metaphors and a uniquely Christian theme. It will be interesting to see if this continues – one of the better episodes to date.

Note: Next week’s Tuesday and Wednesday post will be back on their regular days.


Review of Episode 320: “Cold Snap”

Several climactic twists arise like a creeping heat in this weeks show including two deaths, one capture and one precocious baby Matt Parkman.

Danko’s got Issues: After Sylar leaves his house, Danko’s alarm system alerts him [Danko] to a neatly puppeteered and gift wrapped Doyle. This is a bit of a scare, but Danko frigidly and seemingly soullessly moves on to task two as Suresh is summoned by Danko to view the quarantined prisoners. Suresh wrongly assumes he is there to help heal the sick but soon finds himself caught in Danko’s trap. Danko’s next target is the person who has been irritating his mission since the beginning: Rebel. Noah then suggests that he and Danko allow Tracey to escape in order to reveal Rebel – but not before Noah threatens to turn his nemesis Angela to the Feds. Tracey in turn releases Suresh, Matt Daphne…. Sure enough Rebel is revealed to be Micah. Micah and Tracey race against time to escape but are seconds away from being caught in the Building 26 parking lot. Thinking quickly, Tracey instructs Micah to tell the alarms to turn on the sprinklers – she freezes the room and herself, but not before Danko’s bullet smashes her to pieces as a tear then appears to run down her newly- shattered face.

From the looks of it, Tracey does appear to be dead. Is she? (Sources have it that Tracey’s real-life self Ali Larter wanted out of her contract and this looks to be the end of her character). Micah however is able to escape and thereby continue his rebellion. How will Tracey’s death effect Nathan’s quest for quixotic justice? Where does he go now that Danko has outed him and where does Micah fit in the Senator’s plans? I’d love to see Micah take a new lead now that he’s been revealed.

Daphne’s Last Moments: Matt and Suresh admit Daphne to the hospital. She wakes to everyone around her thinking she’s Gwen Stefani. She tells Matt to leave her behind. Flash forward to a surreal scene in Paris where Matt reveals he can fly. Daphne asks to be flown around the Eiffel Tower but suddenly amid the happiness, she realizes it’s all dream and asks Matt to fly her to the Moon – he does and she is seen deceased in the hospital.

This ending doesn’t sit well with me. There just isn’t closure to the relationship in a very well-dramatized way. I would have liked a fight, an accident, a heroic battle to the death Obi-Wan Kenobi style.

Baby Matt is the Little Engine that Can: Hiro and Ando discover a picture of Matt’s ex-wife and conclude that Baby Matt is really Matt Jr. The babe has a power: He can make inanimate objects move by themselves.

This is cute I guess… but what role will Matt Jr. play? Will he hold the key to next big storyline? I think it might be possible.