Better. Much better. Things are moving along. Pairing up the characters was a shot in the arm. I liked Nathan and Nikki's liaison in Vegas. Peter and Mohinder were a lot more tolerable when they talked to each other. The reveal that Peter's power seems to be like Rogue (Marvel) or The Parasite (DC) was interesting. And I liked some of the dialogue this week: when Peter and Mohinder discussed being lesser versions of previous models (their fathers.) Watching this episode, I was sort of like the Emperor watching Luke fight Vader: "Good. Good."
But what about Claire Bennet? Every other Hero gets to meet a peer this week, but not her. Instead, the asshole rapist jock stripped her corpse naked, dragged her and left her in a ditch? Dude. That's some fucked up shit right there. Although when Claire pulled her chest back together, where'd her boobs go? (I know, I know, I'm scum.)
Hiro from the future? Cool.
I can't remember my complaints. I know I had some, but you know, they're not important. Thumbs up this week.
At least Hiro from the future indicates that the Hiro of the present survives his current situation. I'm concerned about Ando, but at the same time, Hiro needs to ditch him. He should also work on his poker cheating. Rather than blatantly swipe the other guy's cards, why not just rearrange the deck to their benefit? Still, Ando's going to deserve whatever he gets for running his mouth while riding Hiro's coattails.
So does Niki get anything like maybe superstrength, or is her power just that she has split personalities?
I look forward to finding out more about the Petrelli father. I think they've laid the groundwork to establish that he had superpowers in his own right. I'm willing to bet that if he didn't encounter Sylar in the past, then he may well be Sylar.
How much longer are we going to get the names of the characters at the start of each show? It still gives the impression that things are starting up, rather than assuming that we've been watching for a month now and we know who all the characters are.
I have a feeling that the next time we see Matt, he'll wake up somewhere with no recollection of what happened and be left to assume he got way too drunk at the bar.
You believe me, don't you? Please believe what I just said...
This episode didn't ruin the show for me as a whole, but it just seemed very....eh. Twoflower's theory in last week's thread of Mohinder's neighbor/friend possibly backstabbing him was totally in my head whenever she came on the screen. I was actually hoping that she'd fall off a building without flying powers, and then crash into the pavement without regeneration/healing powers, resulting in a death not saved by warnings with time-bending powers. Not a big fan of Mohinder's neighbor/friend, myself. So, what was the reason that the politician went to Vegas? Ando's line about "Well, doesn't Peter Parker sell pictures of Spiderman? Is THAT cheating?" was really funny - Hiro is so solicitous to his comic book characters.
Lord loves a workin' man. Don't trust whitey. See a doctor and get rid of it.
They just keep getting better and better for me...
I'm interested to see when Claire will figure out what her Dad is... I'm guessing soon as heroin-future boy was painting her getting chased. I'd also like to know how many "mutants" he has working for him.
Enjoyed the Nathan/Niki hook-up...Glad to finally see her alter-ego in action.
A terrific episode; having these seperate characters start to come together is a good idea. Even if they never form Teh Justice League(tm) it was getting a bit tiresome to bop from story to story with no connections running between them.
Painter Guy (sorry, I don't have all the names down yet) painted Nathan being attacked by what looks like flying locker doors. Hiro then told Nathan he gets a scar. Given we've confirmed Nathan's a power empath, that means to me:
1. He'll be attacked by Sylar, 2. In Claire's school, 3. Get cut by flying metal, but 4. Use his empathy to steal the TK power and defend himself.
I love it when a plan comes together.
And I stand by my theory that Adorable Next Door Neighbor Girl is an evil, evil double agent. She's just too encouraging and too accepting of everything. Normal people in this series rarely act that way unless they want something in return (like Claire's AV-geek friend who wants to expose the secret and probably get in her cheerpanties).
My friends were LOL, literally, over "Save the Cheerleader, Save the World" and how cheesy and stupid it sounded. I suspect that was the intention, though... I've seen it used as a catch phrase lately and even saw some LJ user icons on it. It's catchy and hokey enough to draw attention.
After a disappointing episode last week (don't care about Frank), this one was aces. You guys are right about the jokes being more important than the characters, but you can still feel for them (Kenneth stuff was great).