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May 16th, 2007 (03:23 pm)

So, some thoughts about Monday's Landslide.

Sylar's own inate power of 'seeing how things work' seems to have a nice side effect of enabling him to master the powers almost instantously. Ted took ages learning how to come up with those mini-bomb blasts in his hands, and within hours of killing Ted, Sylar's doing that for fun.

Now, I wonder if Peter's copied that power already from Sylar after their last meeting. He did seem to settle down Ted's powers awful quick at the start of this ep. Overall, the Peter/Sylar fight looks like it's going to be a doozy - Peter can copy anything Sylar does eventually, but Sylar masters his powers so quickly that I suspect it might come down to a stalemate. enter the cheerleader with a gun...

Candace, while still possibly being a too powerful character, at least now has a personality and a more interesting background. And great to see her and Micah getting on so well. I kinda hope Jessica/Niki doesn't kill her off.

But damn! The people behind Heroes don't balk at killing people off for the sake of the story, do they? Lindeman's brain pulped by DL, DL himself bleeding to death, and Thompson killed off by Bennett in possibly the best exchange EVER.

"What's going through my head now, Parkman?"

"Your last thoughts."

BLAM! BLAM! And note he shot him twice. Just to be sure. *grin*

Chances of everyone surviving the last ep alive : Absolutely none.

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Incidentally, I'm three episodes into Veronica Mars season 3, and not that impressed so far. Veronica's not the most sympathic character at the moment, and I'm not totally sure why. I'm missing a big season long mystery certainly (unless the rapist is meant to be it), and the Mysteries of the Week, although occasionally fun, don't seem to have much connection thematically with VM's life.

On the whole, I think VM works best when it's intensely personal for Veronica and she's driven. Starting out now, fairly happily settled down with Logan feels odd - those two work best as star-crossed lovers, so domestic bliss is weird. Hopefully it improve, right?

Oh, and is there any reason why ep 3x10 is so hard to find anywhere? Been stuck on 20.2% for a week now on the only torrent I can find anywhere....


Posted by: Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures)
Posted at: May 16th, 2007 03:06 pm (UTC)

Let me have a snailmail address (mail to forgottenfutures at ntlworld dot com) and I'll bung you out the rest of the season once I've got this week's episode.

Posted by: Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures)
Posted at: May 16th, 2007 03:08 pm (UTC)

Meant to add that VM really doesn't seem to get into gear properly this season - no idea why - and the missing story arcs may be part of the reason. Heroes ought to be awesome next week.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 16th, 2007 04:29 pm (UTC)
VM - Gone Fishing

Thanks! I've got most of them already, but I'll see which ones I'm missing.

Posted by: Brendan (brendanm720)
Posted at: May 16th, 2007 04:22 pm (UTC)
VM - Veronica - Dammit

They messed with the formula, and it's not as good.

There are a few largeish mysteries this year, instead of just one huge one. It also really fails to get rolling this year. It is quite a bit better as you get further into things, though.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 16th, 2007 04:28 pm (UTC)
Veronica Screaming [sweetjane_69]

Seems to be what most people have told me. Just difficult and slow to get going.

I understand a 4th season hasn't turned up yet on the CW's Fall shedule...

Posted by: Marc (uclamaverick)
Posted at: May 16th, 2007 05:40 pm (UTC)

i think the CW upfronts for the fall schedule come out tomorrow, so we'll know then.

And VM picks up a little after the beginning. They had originally intended the 4th season to be three mini-arcs, all to be shown without break. However, they ended up changing it after the second mini-arc. The last third of the season are all self-contained episodes, but they do play up the whole interpersonal thing more in the third part of this season.

Posted by: Lea (lea_hazel)
Posted at: May 16th, 2007 10:39 pm (UTC)

It would be interesting if Niki and Candice actually became friends. I'd kind of like to see her stay in Micah's life, I like their dynamic. Plus, the idea that the "self" we see isn't her original self (her original self isn't her true self) mirrors a lot of ideas about shapeshifters I've been rolling around for a while. I thought she was just a cheap Eden replacement, but I'm starting to like her.

They dropped no less than three characters this episode. I wasn'treally surprised about D.L. -- like Simone and Isaac before him, he was to underdeveloped to live. I really hope Peter dies, though. He's too powerful to be effective as a character. Mohinder may also die -- especially if my suspicions are correct and his sister is still alive.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 16th, 2007 11:37 pm (UTC)

I don't know about Mohinder, but I certainly suspect Peter and Nathan will die next ep, possibly Nathan flying Peter up in the air and refusing to leave him.

Sylar surviving though is still a 50/50 coin flip for me - I suspect that having him depowered and desperately trying to gain back any sort of power next season might be too hard for the producers to resist.

Posted by: Lea (lea_hazel)
Posted at: May 17th, 2007 04:00 pm (UTC)

I thought Peter and Sylar would die (Peter would fly them both out to the middle of the desert and blow up -- nuclear reaction being the only way to reliably kill someone with regenerative powers, because there'snothing to regenerate from.

I wouldn't like for Nathan to die, because he's a very hot compelling magnificent bastard/tenuously moral hero. Depowered!Sylar might be the way to go, especially after his meeting with his mother showed that he obviously Just Wants to Be Loved. Then again, they just did that on 4400, so it might be too much.

Posted by: Wannabe Quincy (dangermonki)
Posted at: May 20th, 2007 02:06 pm (UTC)

Chances of everyone surviving the last ep alive : Absolutely none.
With the possible exception of Linderman who has the ability to heal people. And what did he mean when he told Nathan "Your father was one of us?" Could be interesting if they ever go into that.

Also, how long was Hiro in there fighting his dad? And why didn't he think to go, "Oh, hey, Dad. Ando's outside, mind if I tell him what's up?" Maybe then he wouldn't wander off to go get himself KILLED. Which would be sad, because I love Hiro and Ando. Ando's always trying to ground Hiro until Hiro's all down on himself.

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