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Heroes finale

May 23rd, 2007 (12:08 am)

Overall : slightly underwhelmed.

Pop quiz : You have a sword, are a big geek, and have sucessfully stabbed the villain through the torso. How the hell can you possibly resist chopping his head off? There can be only one!!

So, Sylar - dead or alive? The whole creepy eyes thing suggested that he was dead, but the blood trail hints otherwise. Through it's perfectly possible someone else came up from the sewers and took his body. Either way, I bet Sylar's back now season in one way or another.

Nathan and Peter - everyone's convinced that Peter will regenerate from it in some form or another. The question is how long will it take, and will everything be the same from him afterwards. I'd say Nathan is most likely dead, but given that he can fly at high speeds without any heat friction problems suggest that he might survive if he wasn't at point blank range. Perhaps if he threw Peter up in the air...?

And Peter? Is he more the Ultra Boy type of powers - only able to use one at a time? If he got stuck on Bomb for example, he might not have been able to fly himself up. I certainly don't remember him ever using two powers at the same time.

DL survived!! Woo! Really thought they'd killed him off last week, so great to see Mohinder able to patch him up enough to get out of the building. Note that if Mohinder hadn't stopped to help, Molly and he wouldn't have been able to escape the building thanks to Micah. Incidentally, I'm placing money NOW on a future version of Molly and Micah all grown up and dating turning up next year.

And Niki was able to channel Jessica's strength herself - excellent. Nice to see both halves of her working together as one. And the whole play on Niki's paranoia by Candice using her powers was pretty damn sneaky - Glad Candice seems to have survived. Odd how, after last weeks hints that her normal appearance wasn't how she looked, when knocked unconscious, she reverted back to her standard look. Still, I suppose you could fanwank it that she was originally very horribly scarred and was cured by Lindeman, thus causing her great loyalty to him.

Best scene/use of powers went to Claire as she jumped out of the window. Yeah, you really don't want to be a Petrelli, dear. You only *thought* your family was screwed up...

Noah Bennett. *snerk* Noah-first-name was my first thought, and then I remembered all the collecting of specimens (Not quite two by two, but close enough). And he and Claire are happily back together and off to collect the family once more. Awww...

And Ando lived! Woo-Hoo!

Overall though, I expected more flash and bang for a season finale. More special effects and a bigger, better fight between Sylar and Peter. Did they run out of money? But Volume two looks fun - and that was Sulu in the Kensai mask, right? Indicating he might well be a LOT older than we think, and explains his sword fighting abilities from last week. Last week takes on a whole different set of levels of meaning when you consider that he probably knows Hiro from that time as well. Intriguing, but not grabbing me as much as I'd have expected.

Season as a whole : a solid 9 out of 10.
The finale : 6 out of 10.


Posted by: Sharlene (mynuet)
Posted at: May 23rd, 2007 02:56 am (UTC)

I was very disappointed in Hiro. Dude, at least move the sword around some! One stab is not guaranteed to hit a vital organ!

The weird eye thing looked too much like when he does the prophetic painting for me to take it seriously as him being dead. Dammit. I wanted him wrapped up and gone, since there's only so much story you can squeeze out of 'brain eating psycho' but it seems the powers that be disagree.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 23rd, 2007 08:13 am (UTC)
Boromir shiny

Personally, I'd have depowered him. Plenty of milage in a storyline where you have a deranged killer desperately flailing around trying to get any power back.

Though with all the talk about something scarier than Sylar for next year, I suspect they'll have to team up with him at some point. *grin*

Posted by: Wannabe Quincy (dangermonki)
Posted at: May 23rd, 2007 01:20 pm (UTC)

That would be awesome.

Posted by: Wannabe Quincy (dangermonki)
Posted at: May 23rd, 2007 01:19 pm (UTC)

I guess it could be argued, since Peter makes whoever he touches invisible with him, that the invisible man could do the same that that was why it looked like Pete was still invisible while flying off. It almost makes sense that he could only use one power at a time, because he has to concentrate on the person he got the powers from.

Are we sure that that was Kensei who showed up? My guess: Hiro IS Kensei. Interesting time loop that would be. The stories of Kensei Hiro loved hearing were actually stories about himself, and they were the ones that made him want to be...himself. Crazy. And besides, even if that was Sulu, it doesn't mean that he's immortal or anything. It could just mean that the man on horseback is one of Hiro's ancestors.

Posted by: Lea (lea_hazel)
Posted at: May 23rd, 2007 06:17 pm (UTC)

I'm glad D.L. didn't die (after all, there should be some challenge to Niki/Candice mindfuck slash), though I hope they develop his character substantially next season. As it stands, he's pretty bland.

Peter and Sylar were the two characters I wanted to die, so the fact that they both have loopholes is a minus.

I'm placing money NOW on a future version of Molly and Micah all grown up and dating turning up next year.

I'm convinced you're right and I'm not pleased. I dislike romantic emphasis being out on child characters, and would much more enjoy an antagonistic/sibling relationship between them.

Sulu in the mask is probably just another instance of ancestral casting -- it's not actually Kaito.

I like Noah. :)

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