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Heroes thoughts

September 25th, 2007 (06:20 pm)

Spoilers for 2x01 : Four Months Later.


There's a couple of comedy sitcoms just waiting to come out there - the remake of My Two Dads with Molly, Matt and Mohinder, and the whole strained family meal of the BennettsButlers.

Matt got a brain while we were gone! Not only smartly using his powers to figure out which person to shoot in the test, but also coming up with a decent excuse for why he picked that one. Just as nice to see Molly calling him on the using his powers thing though. Molly, if she survives, may well turn out to be the moral center of the show.

No Sylar (which I've only just realised is an almost anagram of Slayer. DOH!), Nikki, DL or Micah? Interesting...

Nice to see the Heroes tradition of inappropriate family chemistry lives on with Mayo and Alexandro. He has 'dead man walking' written all over him, but I suspect that won't happen until the maximum dramatic time ie, safely in America and probably when Maya's surrounded by a crowd. Calling it now. :P Gotta wonder if she's connected to the whole virus thing that Mohinder was talking about - and whether her power would work on other powered individuals.

West is one creepy stalker like emo dude with his whole robot or alien line. Was I the only one wanting Claire to come up with a third option of 'mutant'? Plus, of course he can fly. Totally a mixture of Nathan and Peter for Claire to obsess over. Are we sure Nathan hasn't got yet another bastard offspring out there?

Claire's showdown with the cheerleaders reminded me a lot of early season one Buffy, Willow and Cordy. Though interesting to see them going with the cheerleaders=evil again. Because that's not played out at all yet...

Mr Bennett still rules. That is all.

They killed Sulu! Nooooooooooooooo!!! And hopefully MamaPetrelli's next. Though that picture was definitely of a larger group before it got ripped up. Now, was the Nine they referred to including Lindeman, Mr and Mrs Petrelli and Charles Deueruax or were they originally 13? Hmmm...

Mohinder's voice-overs : still annoying. And I was totally fooled by him being contacted by the organisation. I was beginning to assume Mohinder was going to be fooled by everyone out there every single time, and it would be a character flaw, etc. Thankfully, it's more a case of him being a double agent with Bennett as his handler. Cool.

Oh, and another absentee : Bob the Haitian! Although his necklace looked like it turned up round Peter's neck at the end...

Nathan makes an interesting bearded drunk. My first thought was that it was Claude again bumping into Ando at the start, not Nathan. And shouldn't he be in Washington, anyhow? So looking forward to seeing how they explain this one.

Kensai is white. And English. And a drunk. Oh, Hiro, Hiro, Hiro... never meet your heroes, they always have feet of clay. Totally a coinflip at the moment whether Swordsmith's Daughter or Hiro step up and become the Kensai of legend. Possibly both. We ever seen any pictures in S1 of Kensai without his mask and armour?

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Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: September 25th, 2007 05:46 pm (UTC)

Well, they do seem to be getting rid of all the families that they introduced back in season 1. Except for the Bennetts because that is comedy gold, mister. Matt divorces his pregnent wife!?! That has to be a 'trying to protect them' type thing. And I can totally see Nathan doing that too.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: December 8th, 2007 12:37 am (UTC)

Sooooo.... about this April then....

Posted by: Drake (d_tepes)
Posted at: September 25th, 2007 07:32 pm (UTC)
*bang*

My entire reaction to last nights episode consisted of two things. One was a plot bunny which I've strapped to Mark. Second was Hiro/Goat = OTP.

That is all.

Posted by: Lea (lea_hazel)
Posted at: September 27th, 2007 02:26 pm (UTC)

There's some spoilers going around regarding Maya and Alejandro, and also the "graphic novel" about them, which was out since before the season premiere. In the grand tradition of Heroes mini-comics, it adds very little to the mix, and as a bonus has a trademarked Mohindrance voice-over, now with 100% more fallacious evolutionary theory. It's so bad.

My first impression of West was that he was either straight!Zach or a clone of the Puerto Rican guy HP's character ended up with on Bring It On 3. Then when he started flying, I realized he must be Nathan's (or Peter's) illegitimate son. Of course, on this show children don't usually inherit their parents' specific mutations, but the resemblance is too strong to ignore.

Next: Claire sexes up Sylar.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: September 27th, 2007 08:03 pm (UTC)

I have two distinct theories on West and his powers now, neither of which say his powers are actually flying. I just don't believe that they're willing to duplicate powers yet.

Theory 1 : His powers are such that flying is merely a side effect. See Storm holding herself up with wind, or Magneto flying via magnetic balancing.

Theory 2 : West is somehow tapping into Claire, and becoming a mirror of what she most wants. Explains the general emo like Peter resemblance and it wouldn't be a coincidence that West was flying while she was talking to Nathan.

I like theory 2 best, but I figure 1 is probably more likely.

Posted by: Lea (lea_hazel)
Posted at: September 29th, 2007 10:24 am (UTC)

I think they picked flying because it's probably the best power to show someone really enjoy. Claire is at the point where she resents being forced to act normal, so the right complement for her is someone who revels in his powers. And, let's face it, who doesn't want to fly?

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