Tuesday, October 17, 2006

We can be Heroes....
...just for one day. See, I love anything that puts David Bowie songs in my head...

So I just watched this week's Heroes (one day late) and wow, it just gets better and better! Claire has risen from the dead, and I agree with her friend; it's like the removal of the tree branch from her head was what made her wake up. The only unrealistic thing about her plotline is the fact that Brody wasn't more freaked out when she wandered back into the school. He KILLED her, presumably checked for a pulse, dragged the body into the woods and dumped it near a stream... I mean, if anyone thought that girl was dead, it was him, no matter how liquored up he might have been. But otherwise, her revenge on him was AWESOME. (Personally, I thought she was going to drive the car off a cliff, but it might have lodged something in her and killed her again, only to make her wake up on ANOTHER morgue slab and have to escape again.) Oh, and by the way, why didn't the coroner contact the parents with a big WHA???

We finally saw the other side of Niki, another totally amazing scene. So, it turns out, when her other side comes out, it's none other than Buffy!! I squealed with absolute delight when she kicked the crap out of the guy in the elevator. And rather than use a cute little pun like Buffy might have done, "I think you're...going down" she put her stiletto on his head and threatened him if he ever came near "our" son again. LOVED it. Presumably, it was Buffiki who went back into the politician's room, and not Niki herself. Where will she wake up?

Hiro and Ando were hilarious, as usual. What made that scene even funnier is how people always say, "Hey, if I had a superpower, I'd use it to win the lottery" and we wonder why the superheroes never do anything like that. Well, Hiro is here to fulfill that. Let's hope he plays the Super 7 next. Now that Hiro's been knocked out and is unable to stop time, how will Ando get out of THAT one?

We now know that Peter's power is that he takes on the power of the superhero around him, which makes him far more interesting than originally thought. He flies because his brother does. He sees the future because he's around Isaac. As soon as everything stopped on the subway, I immediately thought wait, that's Hiro's power, but Hiro's in Las Vegas.... and then Future Hiro showed up. I LOVED that ending.

So is the black guy who hangs out with Claire's dad Sylar? Or is Claire's dad Sylar? Is Claire's dad a bad guy? My husband said at one point, what if he's not a bad guy, and is actually a good person trying to put the gang together? The thing is, they've made him far too creepy for that; if he turns out to be a really good person, it'll have been a really over-the-top mislead for us. And why did Claire's dad tell Maybe-Sylar to clean out Matt's head completely?

Have you been noticing the S symbol? The Maybe-Sylar dude had one on the pendant around his neck. Niki has the same tattoo on her back. And at the end, when Future Hiro showed up, he had a sword of some kind on his back with that symbol on the blade. I'm sure it's been elsewhere, and I've missed it until now, but it might be the 4 8 15 16 23 42 of this show, and is what connects these characters.

I've got lots more to say about this, but my husband tells me my blogs are far too long and I need to cut them down to 3 paragraphs or people won't read them. So I assume at this point I'm already talking to myself. ;)

5 comments:

Domino Freely said...

I'm a big fan of the show too. I love comics and this is so in line with classic storytelling from that medium. Liked your run-down but it would have been cool to let people know you were going to spoil plot points. Keep up the blogging, I like your style.

Nikki Stafford said...

Thanks! I'm glad you liked it. After an episode has aired (especially 24 hours later) Netiquette states it's no longer considered a spoiler to talk about plot points. If I was talking about something that was going to happen in next week's episode, I would put a spoiler warning, and always do. I am extremely sensitive to spoilers, and hate them myself, so that's why I know I haven't actually used any. If you go to any online forum or posting board or chatroom or mailing list, you'll find people openly talking about plot points of a show that has already aired, because it's no longer considered a spoiler. So if I were you, I'd follow my own rule: when you check out other blogs or forums and they're talking about a show whose episode you haven't seen yet this week, skip to another blog until you've seen it. :) I hope you keep coming back!

Crissy Calhoun said...

i THINK, and am not sure, but I think I saw the swiggly symbol on Claire's textbook when she pulled it out of her locker in last week's episode.

i agree that Peter Petrelli's character is way more interesting now that we know he's a power sucker. And I think that Claire's dad is b.a.d.

The Chapatikid said...

I LOVED the episode. I'm really loving the show. I'm giving it the big L-O-V-E. I am not liking that neighbour woman who's hanging around with Suresh. How does she bring him a box? How did she become his confidante so quickly? Why does she act like a piece of cardboard? To answer your question about why the coroner didn't call Claire's parents, is because she identifies Claire as a Jane Doe on the autopsy table.

Also -- I know you're going to blog about my girl Ronnie soon, but WTF was this episode? How simplistic was it that she thinks Stick McDigity ex-boyfriend will leave paint marks on the footballer's backpack, and then finds *a piece of popcorn* in it, leading her to suspect footballer's best friend? Writing is going down tubes. But my love for Ronnie remains. The ending, of course, was ultra-romantic and made up for it all. If only all bad boys were that good...

Anonymous said...

You could also see the s-figure pattern in the spaces between the digits scrolling across Mohinder's computer screen when he plugged the memory stick from the aquarium in. I think in episode 2? Can you rememember if it was DNA code scrolling across or something else?

I also wondered about how Claire made it out of the autopsy room without the dr. notifying her parents etc. but the whole scene was just so cool that I've decided I don't care!

Erin