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!
Now, I know how everybody loves the mail to be quick but… daaaaaaaang! Going Postal offers new insight into the term “post-haste” with three episodes of hunt, (“A Nifty Trick”) chase, (“The House Guest”) and capture (“Let’s Talk”) so fast and furious that they seen to appropriately embody main character the campily named Echo DeMille’s ability to create sonic boom waves with his voice. Seeing as I can’t give you a review without giving away the whole dog-and-pony whirlwind, you’ll have to see for yourself at http://www.nbc.com/Heroes/video/webisodes/#vid=275540
In other news NBC reports that Heroes has won a People’ Choice Award for Best Sci-Fi Series. I don’t think any pre-cogs were need to foresee that one.
I’ll be back periodically throughout the week as new shows become available. See you then!
To watch before you read, go to http://www.nbc.com/Heroes/The-Recruit/
Mills has now been released and goes home to reveal that she hid the formula in and open wound in her shoulder. She then pulls it out and goes on her merry way only to find Angela outside he door to confront her deception and to snatch her back to “the facility” with a surprise twist so good that it shall not be revealed here!
There’s a good progression of suspense about Mills’ future. Her gritty and undaunted demeanor is full of the character necessary to make a great hero. But only time will tell the fate of Rachel Mills.
In the grand tradition of growling, rabid 80s monster truck rally announcers, “Sunday, Sunday, Sunday” is your day to catch up on every twist, turn and power play as Primatech and Pinehurst’s favorite rejects have the chance to become tomorrow’s heroes in this graphic novel feast; and hey… try not to be a glutton, will ya? Your little brother might want to watch too!
Knox was arguably one of the more uniquely gifted “heroes” of them all. A street thug who “got strong off of other people’s fear,” he was egotistical to say the least. Unfortunately he was killed during the whole Season Three Pinehurst debacle. But hanks to the magic of the webisode, his journey to power is backstoried in the microseries Hard Knox. The story a broken into four chapters in which Knox is transitioned from a thug lackey to the head hancho. Rather than break down each short piece, it would be much more prudent to tell you to just watch and enjoy Hard Knox.
To watch berfore you read go to http://www.nbc.com/Heroes/video/webisodes/the-recruit/#vid=883401
“Do What You Have to Do”
As uneventful as this three-minute blip was there was on saving grace. The viewer finds Mills back in the same interrogation room with Angela; and through Angela’s powers of coercion also that Mills had killed one of her fellow marines. She tells Angela that after seeing what the formula did to the marine, she destroyed it. But the flashback tells other wise as Mills takes half a vile back with her – “Wrong answer,” barks Angela. She ain’t buyin’ it.
“Day of Reckoning”
Angela begins telling Mills about her boys who she love dearly and then proceed to get Mills to tell her about Mill’s mother’s suicide. Angela’s monologue tells Mills of her Mother’s powers. She tell Mills she can be difference, that she can still make a difference. The flashback then shows Mills escape through a locked door by teleportation – though unlike than Hiro, she only appears to move through physical space and not time and also unlike him, she appears to have no aspirations to save the world at all.
These gets my a thumbs down. Couldn’t this have been attached to a longer episode? These episodes seem to have been split for no other reason than to milk a few more advertising dollars. It’s as if a person were to break up a chapter in a book every two pages just because. One up-side however is that Mills’ character does seem more developed and quite a bit more tortured than since she was introduced, which in most cases moves a story rather well.