I did kind of like the idea of Peter accidentally replacing his bad-ass super-speed power with a fundamentally useless one, completely by accident. Honestly, since he grabs powers just through skin-to-skin contact (Gimmick theft in Heroes? Unpossible.), it's more surprising that it hasn't happened before now.
Can someone explain something to me? Maybe I missed something a few episodes ago, but I thought that Peter being an empath meant that he collected powers, NOT that he would replace his current power with a new one every time he met someone with abilities. Is his super-speed power gone for good now? What about the super-strength he was using before he got the super-speed?
If that's the case and I were him, I wouldn't get near anybody with abilities for fear of losing something useful.
Yeah, towards the end of last season, Peter's dad Arthur stole his power, and then Peter was injected with Mohinder's formula, which gave him a slightly different version of his power back, where he can copy powers, but only one at a time.
And can I say I'm not sad that we seem to have dropped Mohinder from the show?
Yeah I remember him losing his powers completely, but I guess I forgot how he got them back. I also wondered how he didn't take his mom's power whenever he touched her (and how much would THAT suck! seeing the future may or may not be cool but isn't all that helpful to a superhero paramedic). I hope he touches Sylar or something and gets back to old Peter. One-trick-pony Peter is no fun.
All I have to say is I'm now three seasons behind, 8pm time slot worked out and no I don't have DVR/PVR right now, I join in when some of the better stuff has happened. This season already has me hooked and I would turn in to catch the "save the cheerleader save the world" get kissed by her lesbian crush on top of the awkward sorority girl timing.
Still not totally lost yet but I've always loosely followed here so I'm not totally clueless as to what's happened to some of the original story that slowly adapted from season to season.
I guess I'm alone, but I enjoyed the hell out of the second episode. Peter finding out he could fly, Hiro finding out he'd travelled in time, it all hit me and left me desperately wanting more. I don't think the acting or pacing is bad at all.