What's going on with Peter?

More specifically, what's going on with his ability to regenerate?


In season 1, Claire's ability was a big deal for Peter. Sylar shanked him in the back of the head with some glass and he was able to get back up once the offending object was removed. He exploded with the force of a nuclear warhead and survived thanks to the fact that he had met Claire and copied her ability to regenerate.


He even held onto it through season 2 after he had lost all his memories, or perhaps that was just Adam's ability. Either way, he regenerated when Victoria shot him and he got right back up.


Now, however, he seems to have lost the ability completely. Last week, when Future Claire shot Future Peter a few times in the chest, he was declared dead without a second thought. When Future Claire was torturing Peter with the scalpel that same episode, his cuts didn't heal and were still there in the next episode. If I'm not mistaken, The Haitian had left the room during the scalpel scene, and Peter knocked him out when he ran away from Future Claire after Future Peter was shot. When Sylar slammed him ito the glass in the episode yesterday, he went down like a bag of hammers.


Did I miss something in the last few episodes that would explain this, or do the writers just think we're all stupid and won't notice this?

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Oct 14, 2008 3:14PM EDT

i agree! i hate it when the writers get sloppy, its insulting to our intelligence! i love heroes but, to be honest i think its a worse copy of 4400. its a lot more superficial and the acting's pretty awful in places (maya, daphne etc) and the writers tend to gloss over stuff and seem a bit lazy.

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Oct 14, 2008 6:42PM EDT

I'm so with you guys in the way you're seeing the new season. Its been one weird episode after another, its pretty much starting to bore me...

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Oct 14, 2008 7:21PM EDT

Don't get me wrong, I love the new season, I was just bringing up a problem I noticed in that Peter mysteriously lost the use of one of his abilites.

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Oct 15, 2008 1:35AM EDT

Now I have seen the episode and there are a couple things that we need to keep in mind.
1. At the beginning of Season 3 Future Claire is pointing a gun to Future Peter's face with the intention of killing him. However it was made very importantly clear in Season 1 that those with regeneration can only be stopped if you puncture a hole in the "back" of their head. So why was she aiming at the front, when she knew this. (also notice that she mentions this fact in regards to Present Peter)
2. Also there is one huge detail we must look at Future Peter. THE SCAR. With Claire's power there shouldn't be any, but he has a huge one, right on his face. "Notice that the Future Peter from the first season also had one."
The only conclusion I can come up with is that somehow, Future Peter lost his regeneration ability. It hasn't quite been explained why yet, but I feel like this going to play a big part in the future of the storyline.

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Oct 15, 2008 11:32AM EDT

You're all forgetting that the Haitian was with Claire when future Peter got shot in the chest multiple times and the Haitian was in his presence, so Claire and he got time to put something in the back of Peter's head.
And the scar can also be explained like this.Maybe Peter got injured (or tortured by Claire like she did with a scalpel on the present Peter) when the Haitian guy was around. Then the wound wouldn't heal and it would eventually become a scar. Maybe after a time (when the wound already became a scar) Peter escaped and thus the scar wouldn't go away, because that's not possible with Claire's power. Right?

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Oct 15, 2008 12:00PM EDT

I'm not forgetting the Haitian, he was there, but a few shots to the chest don't kill you immediately, and Peter knocked that Haitian out when he was running away in the shooting.
When he was getting cut by the scalpel, the Haitian left after Nathan showed, and his other powers returned, why wouldn't his regeneration.
The scar can be explained by a wound that happened before he got Claire's ability. If the Haitian leaves or is somehow stopped, then his power stopper fades and all powers should be returned and reactivated.

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Oct 16, 2008 1:49AM EDT

ALSO... Did future Sylar lose HIS regenerative capabilities? I mean, he exploded the same way Peter did at the end of Season one, but instead of Peter seeking the more "friendly" Sylar, he time travels back to the "maniac" version. Why? Did future Sylar die? What did Sylar mean when he took Claire's ability and told her she was different than all the rest of them? Could there be a time limit on others keeping that ability that even Sylar doesn't know about? He did mention he would be living forever too..

Another idea... Do you think while Sylar was messing with Claire's mind he might have picked up a little compassion, or at least the ability to be compassionate? It does seem like something has HEALED him a bit. I guess this all falls into play with their Heroes-Villains thing. Love the show!

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