Hereos Ep 4: Stepping on Too Many Butterflies

So far the new season of Heroes is not disappointing! While last season had plenty of time travel and focus on how the heroes' need to change the future, there was so much focus on the new heroes' storylines, that we didn't get very far on the larger plot points.


Now this season, we're all over the issue of the future gone wrong as this episode, we caught up with Future Peter and Present Peter who went into the future and just as it was getting a little ridiculous to have Peter talking to Peter, bam! Claire shot Future Peter!


We discovered quickly that Claire was after Peter because he became a bit of a "bad guy," in that he was trying to stop people from continuing to spread powers from a formula that wasn't done right - by none other than our morphing Suresh.


Going along with this, Matt dreamed of the future while in Africa, which turned out to be all the paintings the African man made of Matt's future - Matt has a baby with Daphne, who also treat Molly as their own daughter, plus Daphne works with Claire and another guy in stopping Peter, and whatever else they're up to.


This led to some really awesome and intriguing moments as Present Peter went to see Sylar who in the future lives in the Bennett's old house with his son, Noah and he's going by Gabrielle because he's not Sylar anymore - he's gotten his powers under control and he's now spending his time being a papa and waffle maker... wow. Oh, and by the way, Present Peter, Sylar's your brother.


And then awesomeness ensued as Claire appeared to get Peter, leading to major smack down, ending with Noah smashed and assumed dead by Gabrielle, and so - welcome back Sylar! Sylar freaked out, causing a gigantic explosion which took out the whole city!


Oh and by the by, we found out from Present Peter's visit to Future Suresh to find out where Sylar was that Suresh's condition only worsened over the four years since he injected himself, and he hides in the shadows - and not in the sexy way one would hope.


So what went so wrong with the formula? And if it went so wrong, why does it seem so many people in the future have powers and are just fine? It seems the main issue is that so many people with powers won't use them for good and it's out of control in that version of the future, but it would seem there'd have to be more of an issue around the possibility of the formula going wrong for some.


As for our other heroes, we also got more of the Tracy story plus Hiro and Ando. For Tracy, we heard from the doctor she tracked down that she was a triplet whose parents died, so this guy separated the girls and did experiments of powers on them - creepy!


Hiro, on the other hand, found out that his alter-ego, Takezo Kensei, had to be resurrected - in the form of the other man who played the Kensei role, Adam Monroe.


And Adam Monroe's anger was only out shined this episode by that earlier moment of Sylar explosion!


There's so very much in all of this I can't wait to discover more about! Adam Monroe's return because he's apparently the key to all this should be really good stuff, and all the other situations of present vs. future just keep getting more interesting, so I can't wait to see what the next step is there!


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Heroes Ep 4: Great revelations or just more questions?


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Oct 7, 2008 6:02PM EDT

I agree, tho i think with the formula going wrong it was only with suresh as he tried to make it from scratch where as the general formula used, i believe, was from the two pieces of the formula that daphne stole, i could be wrong tho, will have to re watch it

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Oct 7, 2008 9:28PM EDT

Timmy I think its safe to assume that your right, as I was thinking the exact same thing with regards to the point you just made :)

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Oct 8, 2008 9:55AM EDT

i think the formula daphne stole is a more accurate one, without side effects, and hiro had to stop her because her boss is going to sell it out to the world... i dont think suresh would sell it out to every1 for the highest price...

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Oct 9, 2008 6:14PM EDT

the other guy that is working with Claire and Daphne is Knox. and as for the formula theory, what you guys are suggesting is a strong possibility, also Suresh could have gotten the formula and used it to perfect his and created a flawless version to give to the world

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Oct 12, 2008 6:45PM EDT

Because i live in the UK, They are about 1 episode behind but they have the episode that America aired on Monday on BBC 3 at 10pm. Anyways, Suresh is rediculously selfish anyway and he deserve to become death its self. But i think that The Formula that was written down from Hiro's dad is the key to solve it aswell as Kensei.

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