Heroes Reaction Time: Cold Snap - Featured (Spoilers)

THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.

I mean, yeah, there were a few lame moments. But so much of this was a throwback to the days of old, when all is said and done I was very, very, VERY pleased with this episode. Kudos, Tim Kring, kudos. Now, on to a more detailed breakdown.



MOHINDER:

As far as I can tell, he was only in this episode to reinforce his own stupidity. Would someone please just kill him off already.


ANGELA PETRELLI:

Honestly, I'm not sure this plotbit was necessary. Yeah. Angela's on the run. We get it. Did that really need to get spread out across the entire forty minutes? The little bit of HRG/AP plotting in the beginning was enjoyable as always (they are the most fascinating characters on the show as far as I'm concerned), seeing Swoosie Kurtz (with both eyes!) was absolutely wonderful, and I suppose it's good that Peter got to do his superhero thing...but when all is said and done, I'm still left wondering why.


DANKO:

This was the most disappointing Danko episode for me to date. I did have my HOLYSH*TOMG moment during his first scene. Puppet Guy in a bow? Super terrifying. (<3 Sylar) But after that, all I really got out of Danko's bits were that a) HRG can play him like a fiddle, b) he's really scary for someone that short, and c) his paranoid personal security system is way funnier than it ought to be.


TRACY AND REBEL:

As soon as I saw Noah Gray-Cabey's name in the credits, I literally groaned out loud. Because that meant that Micah was indeed Rebel, and my hopes that the truth would be more fantastic than that were crushed. From that point on, I was very ready to be disappointed.


I do not like Tracy. Anyone who has read my reviews before knows that. So, for me, it was really satisfying to have her be such a...for lack of a better word, such a dick in this episode. Yeah Tracy. Try to get out by yourself, fail, get help, then try to go off by yourself, get cornered by HRG in a dressing room, and then lead the feds straight to a thirteen-year-old kid who still thinks you're like his mommy. Good job.


What really disappointed me with this plotline was the complete lack of shock factor. Oh my god, Micah is Rebel. Oh, pinch me pinch me. Tracy suddenly finds her soul. Wow. She starts talking like Niki and then turns hero to save Micah? Puh-lease. The whole thing was painfully cliche. The only thing I got excited about was Danko shooting Tracy into oblivion...until they made her blink. Which means she's coming back. Dammit. (Huge props for the effects department on the parking garage icing over, though. That was KILLER.)


THE GOOD THING IS, Micah as Rebel worked out better than I was expecting. I didn't want Micah to be Rebel because, while he's got the tech power, he just never seemed awesome enough to have that kind of sneaky badassery. Having seen "Cold Snap," I admit the wisdom. He's still comic-book mommy-boy Micah, but now he's not just IQ smart, he's actually savvy. And he gets mad props for dishing it out at Tracy. Looks like Micah will be sticking around for awhile. I'm surprised that I'm pleased.


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Mar 24, 2009 4:52AM EDT

Yes I was happy with the episode, I was totally saying wtf to myself when Matt flew... don't know why the mind thing didn't occur sooner. And yea Daphne... she didn't seem to have a purpose left in the series and she had been shot soooo long ago it's surprising she survived so long but she had to go so that Matt's ex could return but wait... I thought she left because the baby wasn't Matt's? Hmm whatever, I knew Micah had to be rebel from the start, only person with the capabilities I can think of and wow, Tracy was a b*tch the whole time and I almost shed a tear for her at the end of the episode but yea it seems that they refuse to get rid of Ali Larter so she'll be back. And Ando... what? The blast he did in the house was totally Japanese anime style, it made me giggle a little. What the heck is Sylar's game? Last episode he was in Danko's house and I was expecting blood and guts everywhere but instead he helps him out...? Finally a Cairless episode and haha at Peter's 5 seconds in the show.Hope his mom didn't touch him

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Mar 24, 2009 10:38AM EDT

dude i know exactly what your saying about mohinder and angela being in this episodei think its because theyre like original cast membersthat the writers are trying their hardest to keep them in the story
angelas splot was really the lamest i think theyve ever done in this showespecially that elevator bitwho didnt know peter was gonna save her

i always susspected micah was rebelthey still never revealed much about how he managed to find everyone to be sended them messages and that but it ws good to see him in action
i loved the way tracy went outit was brilliantmy only annoyance is how come danko and hrg never got frosted
and that puppet manhow did he get caught ??did i miss something because last i remember claire was helping him outwhat happend there
either way i real;ly enjoyed this episodeanyone who had been doubting heroes should have been proved wrong with this

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Mar 24, 2009 11:13AM EDT

Puppet man seems to have been caught by Sylar who was in the apartment at the end of the previous episode, I figured it was Danko's time to go but instead they toss puppet man in there and GASP he's alive and his brain is on his head despite him having a power that should have beaten sylar or at least should have been sylar worthy.

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Mar 24, 2009 11:16AM EDT

This has been one of my favorite episodes this season. I have never been against heroes, i think that the show has been on a gradual climb since the beginning of season 3. I think the network knew that season two was not true to what they had intended the show to be. I like how they are bringing back the intro/outro narrations from mohinder etc. that definatly adds some depth and understanding to the show and i think sets a great tone... if you remember EVERY Season 1 episode had an intro/outro monologue attached to it... I think that helped it's success big time.
As for this episode, I'm glad that micah was rebel and was acting stubborn and grown up unlike the "fragile little boy" he is known for in the past. He is grown and taking a stand for a good cause and that's awesome. Although, i was a little disappointed that rebel was not a new character but good twist non the less.
I have to admit that the "Cold Snap" title and scene were integrated very well with how they tied the title into the freezing scene ( Which was VERY VERY NICE by the way, great viz effects!) and that dialogue, i always apreciate that sort of thing. Either way I am a die hard Heroes fan and i want to see many many more seasons b/c it is on the rise.
Hey network execs, do you ever use itunes? If you do you will notice for the 3 - 4 days after a new heroes episode debuts It is always top 3 on the iTunes TV Show Episode download listings.... hmmmmm I think despite some overly harsh criticism Heroes is SOLID and you will make a lot of people mad if you trash it after Season 4.
Rock on Heroes

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Mar 24, 2009 12:04PM EDT

the episode was AWESOME! i love it when there are multiple moments that make me scream at the tv "WHAT?!" haha. and this episode did not disappoint!
i loved the puppet master tied with a bow (hilarious) and i loved cold daddy, warm mommy! Ando is the most adorable character forreal :) i screamed WHAT?! again when he blasted the guys with his ray of whatever the red stuff is.... awesome
WHAT?! again when daphney revealed that parkman made the whole paris thing up in her dream. that was a BIG WHAT??!!! and maybe some bad words came after that...hahahabut i was really sad to see her go. i was just warming up to her and parkman.
and the biggest WHAT???!!! of course came when the fugly guy shot tracy into a gazillion pieces. heartless and just wrong. i don't care if she's dead or not because the cold snap scene was too original and masterful to ever regret happening. great props to the graphics people on that! wow it was cool.
this episode gave me some hope for the show but it also puts more pressure on them to keep it up to this level from now on!

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Mar 24, 2009 2:55PM EDT

that was ammence the best episode soo far!i cant get enough of heroes its great and keeps getting better but they cant let it drop i have highe expectations for the next episode!i love it that micah is Rebel thats got to be the best idea the writters have had. What about tracy is she dead or what?:S

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Mar 24, 2009 4:06PM EDT

I liked the episode, however the character Micah ruined whatever small parts of the show that he was in. Not only because his character is idiotic "I can talk to machines" his terrible acting but because they tried to make him into a political idealist which they compared to the Marxist Che Guevara. That really grinds my gears! Anyone who has anything good about a Marxist government has never grown up in the shadow of the former USSR.

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Mar 24, 2009 5:10PM EDT

One of the best episodes in a while. Micah being Rebel was predictable but its still good. There is obviously someone behind the scenes helping him out cause even if he has grown up a lot he isn't experienced enough to pull off something like this alone.
Ando with the dbz powers was hilarious. Same with Hiro and the wheelchair.
tt33: Marxism is an ideology that works for some people. In a perfect world it would be an amazing system of governing.

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Mar 24, 2009 5:19PM EDT

one episode that reminds us why we stuck by heroes during season 2 and 3!

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Mar 24, 2009 5:34PM EDT

I dont want daphne to die.the show was good, but it almost seemed like i missed an episode in the middle. what with sylar being in danco's apt last episode?i thought he wud trn gud nd kill danco. that gy is crazy.it was reasonable micah being rebel. its a gud thing they didnt bring any more new characters, it was getting crowded.loved baby matt.want daphne back though, shez pretty cool. the best among the female characters.

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Mar 24, 2009 5:41PM EDT

To tt33 -
About your comment of comparing Micah to Che Guevara, that is not really true, if you listen to what is actually said. Tracy makes a sarcastic comment about it, at which point Micah states that Che Guevara was the leader of a revolution, i.e of a political nature, whereas Micah is a rebel i.e not political... (in this case anyway)

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Mar 24, 2009 6:21PM EDT

tracy's definitely still alive though
showing the water dripping into the drain is a dead give away

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Mar 24, 2009 11:01PM EDT

Ok, I'm like, 98% sure Sylar had nothing to do with Danko's gift wrapped puppet master. they don't come out and say "HRG"- but they do give some hints. At one point in the HRG-Angela car scene at the beginning, Angela said something to the effect of "you're going to have to give Danko one of them to get his trust back" to which HRG replied "what makes you think I haven't already?" Which makes the whole Danko taking credit for puppetmaster and re-gifting him to HRG ironic.
And, guys, I know I'm lame for saying this, but- I like Mohinder. Not his character now (oh god no...) but, you know, I think he could be cool. Whats with the constant lame, oh-im-getting-manipulated-then-consequently-tasered gig? Either make the character develop in someway or, as much as I hate to see it happen, kill the dude. He doesn't ever use his powers either. Come'on I wanna see doors being hurled at black-ops!
And last but not least- I really like the parts with Ando and Hiro. I think people unjustly diss Ando-Hiro bits. Personally, I find the mini-Matt Parkman line interesting. And though its a little cheesy, you have to admit the funny anime-noises that correspond with Ando's laserbeam of death are..pretty damn awesome. Good for Ando. Maybe someone will start kicking some ass around here. Hiro-Ando are just so extremely cool and provide much needed comic relief- god knows everybody else is falling apart around them.
(On A Side Note: I like how the writers have Ando and Hiro speak japanese amongst themselves consistently. It is SO LAME when writers have the actor's say like 3 things in whatever language, and then switch over to cheesy accents in English. That's just a pet peeve of mine.)

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Mar 25, 2009 12:14AM EDT

I've not yet seen this episode, but the revelation that Micah is Rebel is both half expected and vastly disappointing... I for one was hoping it would be wireless from season 1 (and the comic book shorts they did), that would ahve been far more awesome.
I Hate to admit it, but this show has gone from holy sh!t awesome spectacular to pretty good, to I'll watch it, but if I miss it, who cares, I was at the pub.
As a childhood fan of fortnightly comic books, this show started off awesome, it took a genre I already loved (the obvious hero/villain protagonist/antagonist goodies/baddies elements of my childhood stories and added a a believable, complex, adult spin to them....
Sadly, it has now become too much like so many other shows, as you say, too much focus upon the next thinly veiled twist or cliche revelation.... and even the squeeze on Peter's powers seems like the writers realising they have put too much emphasis on one element and trying to back-peddle in order to stop from losing control, instead they end up simply focusing on the individual shows, rather than the feel of the world as a whole, I really hope this series turns around because I still love the idea of it - a modern take on X-Men that doesn't need a vastly different universe - but it just feels like its disappearing into the shadow of the first season, tragically.

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Mar 25, 2009 12:02PM EDT

ok everyone who is crying about micah and his powers.....he can talk to tech and tech talks back. like in the show if hes touchin anything that can connect to the net he basically has the whole world at his finger tips.....givin homeland security network upgrades in the past few years..... the kid could be considered practically all knowing

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Mar 25, 2009 2:25PM EDT

Also does anyone know what happened to that black girl that could mimic stuff she saw off of t.v. did she die in that fire or is she still alive out there

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Mar 25, 2009 3:45PM EDT

I think she's alive but the writer's have quietly retired her, just like Maya due to the fact that both those characters and storylines were two major contributors to how much Season 2 sucked. Then again, maybe I'm sadly mistaken and she's suddenly going to show up again.
Let's hope not.

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Mar 26, 2009 11:12AM EDT

Alright so this episode was decent. It wasn't fantastic but it was not as atrocious as it could have been.
Tracy- I really really hope she stays dead. Ali Larter's many characters have gotten old and this was a neat way to take her out finally. It showed that Tracy wasn't all mean and just how powerful she was. Please oh please writers... don't bring her back!
Mohinder- What was the point of that? He was there for like 10 seconds. I used to love his character but unless they can find something spectacular for his story-line, he needs to be taken out.
Rebel- Okay we all knew it was Micah. I don't mind that it's Micah but that was such a lame way of letting us know. It was just like "Oh I'm rebel." and then it went on. It was weird. Poor writing on that part. I'm still hoping that Rebel ends up being an organization with Micah as the front-man. That would be cooler.
Claire- For once we did not have to hear her whining and crying and bitching. I was very excited she was out of this episode.
Hiro/Ando- I like their story this time. It kinda felt like old stuff between them and I loved it. I have been wandering for ages when Hiro would get his power back.. and all it took was baby Matt Parkman. I just hope he gets all of it back. As for Ando, he is so badass this season, I love it.
Daphne- NOOOOOOO! Why did she have to die?? Out of all the new characters they have brought on this show, she was the only good one. Why kill her off? Now Matt is gonna be all angsty and angry which I hate when sweet Matt is like that. By the way, sidenote: Has anyone else realized that Matt and Daphane have never ever kissed? Hes kissed her on the head, shed kissed on the cheek, why never a real kiss? I think it would have been a good way to end it.

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Mar 26, 2009 12:00PM EDT

oh I think tracy is dead, but Ali isnt going anywhere.... theres a third sister, Barbara.
AND I AM SO HOPING HER POWER IS AWESOME

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Mar 26, 2009 2:41PM EDT

I have to agree with most on Mohinder, I loved him in Season 1, season 2 he was ok season 3 he blah and now its like yeah whatever lol
Great episode, of course Im sure we had all at one point thought Micah was Rebel I mean obviously hes the only one who can talk to machines. And whomever saud the revelation was not like Whoa not excat words but come on what did you expect them to do? dedicate a whole episode to us finding out who Rebel was?YATA!!!! or watever Hiro says when hes excited, loving Baby Matt and who can not like Hiro and Ando? im sooooooo excited.

Im sure the girl from last season who could mimic anything is alive only because Mmicah said something about a female helping him, so think it could be her or maybe another Ali character come back to haunt us. All in all YAY!

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Mar 28, 2009 1:09PM EDT

man what i wish they would bring back is how at the end of every episode mohinder would be talking and it would make the conclusion of the episode just the shit!

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Mar 30, 2009 8:12AM EDT

HiCan anyone tell meWhere is Molly......who is she with?Nics Twin in her mind and ours Her name Jessica?Barbara would be 4 What !....Still luv it thoughCan never wait 4 next ep xxx

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Mar 30, 2009 7:09PM EDT

deanie-molly got sent to her real family (grandparents i think) to keep her safefrom what i can remember, nikki, jessica and barbara are triplets who were adopted by different families and jessica was nikkis older sister, not really related because nikki is adoptedi have no idea what that is called

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