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Since: 25.11.02
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.51
A very good episode, though likely the only thing I'll remember about it was the 619.

In general, this episode seemed to jump around a bit less than last week, probably because they've been combining some of the storylines together. Interesting that they came out with the Parkman's-father-is-the-villain thing, but I feel like it might be a red herring.
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Since: 7.11.02
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.42
Pros:
-Molly is one hell of an actor for her age, and not a "I'm Dakota Fanning, look at me act" acting either.
-The 619 was pretty cool.

Cons:
-I'm still dizzy from my eyes rolling so many times. Fix your dreams? Endless Katrina references? Every single West scene?
-My wrestling geekdom slipping out twice in front of my friends (knowing that $65 is too much for a PPV, recognizing the No Way Out match within 5 seconds).
-Needed more Nathan beard.



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Since: 3.5.03
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.90
I saw the 619 coming from a mile (maybe two) away, but that didn't make it any less sweet. Now the question is, is her superpower the ability to repeat anything she sees or does it have to be something she sees on television? Or maybe something completely different?

Also, Sylar is gonna start haunting MY dreams pretty soon if he doesn't stop being so awesome.

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Tenken347
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Since: 27.2.03
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.03
I think my favorite thing about the new season is how Sylar has replaced his elegant TK finger scalpel trick with smashing people in the back of the head. I don't know why I find that so amusing, but there's something about the complete lack of grace or subtlety that just really works for me. Other than that I thought this was a fair episode. Claire continuing to put all her trust into the mysterious stranger rather than the man who raised her and saved her life several times is getting progressively more retarded in my opinion. I like the mystery of what happened to both Peter and Sylar, but I hope they start giving us some answers on those soon. And am I the only one who wondered why Parkman and Suresh were so sure that the Nightmare Man (great name, by the way) couldn't hurt Molly? I mean, they don't even know what his powers are. They could be literally anything, but they're sure he can't hurt her. Come on.
cranlsn
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Since: 18.3.02
From: Sussex, WI

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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.97

Can anybody give a brief recap of what happened at the end? My DVR cut off the last minute or so.

I got Molly finding the apartment number, then trying to "get out of there"...then nothing.
Shem the Penman
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Since: 16.1.02
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.58
    Originally posted by cranlsn
    Can anybody give a brief recap of what happened at the end? My DVR cut off the last minute or so.

    I got Molly finding the apartment number, then trying to "get out of there"...then nothing.


Molly lapsed into a coma, but Matt could still mentally hear her calling him for help.

I've been kind of annoyed that they've been repeating powers -- flight and regeneration -- this season. Surely the special effects budget can't be that tight? So I was especially pleased to see, with Taskmaster Girl, that they were still doing some original ideas. And yeah, the 619 was cool. Much better than having her reproduce a Randy Orton Dynamic Headlock (tm).

I totally didn't miss the Peter-in-Ireland and Hiro-in-Japan storylines. It does seem like the show is getting a little overcrowded, especially with Kristin Bell showing up next week.



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Since: 18.5.02
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.88
    Originally posted by hansen9j
    My wrestling geekdom slipping out twice in front of my friends (knowing that $65 is too much for a PPV, recognizing the No Way Out match within 5 seconds.


I had the same thing about knowing that $65 was too much for the PPV. But the real shame for me was telling my wife that there's no one that would actually care about the tag title match. I mean, who orders a PPV for that?
samoflange
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Since: 22.2.04
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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.40
I'm hoping Nightmare Man is going to be the first true telepath we see on this show. It would make sense if he's Parkman's dad too, since maybe his powers will eventually increase from mind reading to full out psychic assault capabilities.

I didn't get a good look at that photo of the original superfriends. How many unknowns are still on there?



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Since: 2.1.02
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.04
So, is the new girl somehow related to Hiro's old girlfriend (in that they can both instantly learn anything just by observation), or is this just the writers getting lazy with coming up with new powers again?





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Since: 11.1.02
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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.16
Hiro's dead crush's ability was infinte memory. She had to read a book on speed reading in order to do so. So the Katrina chick's power is more cooler to me. Someone pisses you off, tell them to wait a few minutes, go into your house and turn on a couple of minutes of UFC.




cranlsn
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Since: 18.3.02
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.97

The thing that I wondered about the "new girl" was...is she a "hero" or did Micah do something to her? Is he maybe a BIO-mechanical empath?

If so...that would make him pretty sought after if he can "make" heroes.

And Suresh is an idiot...he recognizes "Bob" in the photo as the man who hired him for the company...and his first thought is to take Parkman to him?

I'm not all that bothered by the duplication in powers...I mean really. It would defy logic if everyone had an absolutely different power...(especially if we're following comic book logic, how many people there can fly)?
SchippeWreck
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Since: 26.3.03
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.09
    Originally posted by samoflange
    I didn't get a good look at that photo of the original superfriends. How many unknowns are still on there?

I'm doing this from memory because I don't have a screencap handy. In the photo were:
-Linderman
-Charles Devaux
-A woman seated next to Charles Devaux (His wife?)
-Mrs. Petrelli
-Kaito Nakamura
-Ned Ryerson aka Bob
-Matt's father
-A woman next to Matt's father that Matt did not identify as his mother
-A man in the back row who turned his head when the photo was taken so his face is blurry. He has glasses, but did not resemble Mr. Bennett.

I can't remember if Mr. Petrelli was in the photo or not, but we don't know what he looks like anyway.

This was a much better episode than the three before it. Perhaps it was the lack of the OY-RISH storyline.

It's becoming clear that Nathan chickened out and saved himself before Peter exploded, hence his need for "redemption".





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Mr Shh
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Since: 9.1.02
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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.04
    Originally posted by SchippeWreck
    can't remember if Mr. Petrelli was in the photo or not, but we don't know what he looks like anyway.

Nathan identified the man looking to his left as his father.
    Originally posted by SchippeWreck
    -A woman seated next to Charles Devaux (His wife?)

Any chance that is Nichelle Nichols?

I'm thinking Nightmare Man is not really a baddie. As far as he knows, it's The Company that's using Molly to track him. He has the ability to block that, so he's using it to prevent being found by The Company.

The more familial lines are revealed between the Heroes, the less contrived it is. I think it's cool that all of these people are being revealed as blood relatives of the original 12. It adds some focus.

When Micah first gets the PPV unscrambled, you can clearly see the head portraits that WWE hung from the rafters for WM22. So at least some of the footage is from that event.
Llakor
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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.24
    Originally posted by cranlsn
    The thing that I wondered about the "new girl" was...is she a "hero" or did Micah do something to her?


She did the tomato before the Micah touching & 619.

I was foolishly thinking "She's an android!"

The 619 is so cool. I wonder if it was just "Hey that guy looks like a super-hero. What does he do?" Or does someone on the writing staff watch wrestling?



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SchippeWreck
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Since: 26.3.03
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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.09
    Originally posted by Llakor
      Originally posted by cranlsn
      The thing that I wondered about the "new girl" was...is she a "hero" or did Micah do something to her?


    She did the tomato before the Micah touching & 619.

    I was foolishly thinking "She's an android!"

    The 619 is so cool. I wonder if it was just "Hey that guy looks like a super-hero. What does he do?" Or does someone on the writing staff watch wrestling?

NBC Universal synergy.
(Though that doesn't explain why someone on a recent episode of Eureka, a program on another NBC Universal network, was watching TNA.)



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Since: 2.1.02
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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.04
    Originally posted by SchippeWreck
    Though that doesn't explain why someone on a recent episode of Eureka, a program on another NBC Universal network, was watching TNA.


They couldn't even convince the Sci-Fi Channel to show footage of ECW? Harsh.





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