Heroes Premiere: Back in plenty of Glory!

What a return! Heroes may have taken a long break due to the strike, but after catching up with the special before the premiere, I was thrilled to have Heroes back!


Last season, we were introduced to a bunch of new heroes, leaving us with a bit of a scattered storyline and not really any interesting new characters. This season, we have a bunch of new villains, but it looks like a very strong focus on our original characters which is shaping up to make a very strong season.


We opened up with that scene of Claire pointing a gun at Peter that's been shown so much in the previews, and as it turns out, was 4 years in the future with Claire trying to stop Peter from returning to the past to do what? Why shoot his brother to stop him from announcing their powers, of course. Crazy!


I certainly didn't expect it to be Peter who shot Nathan considering he was standing right next to Nathan at the podium, but that, my friends, is the beauty of the multi-talented Peter Petrelli!


Besides the Nathan shooting, there was a lot more to be surprised by - and one of my most pleasant... or creepy... surprises was to see Sylar back on board the super-scary unstoppable villain train! He was a lot weaker and more human last season, so he wasn't nearly the huge bad guy so very feared like he was first season. It was very cool to see him back on his evil train and openly picking at Claire's brain... eeww!! But it was interesting to discover that Claire really can't die... and now neither can Sylar... dun dun dun! Oh right. And welcome to the Petrelli family, Sylar! What??


Another fascinating new storyline was Hiro discovering his new path now that his father is gone. What is this formula? I suppose it has to do something with the likes of Suresh's work of discovering how to give or take away powers... but since the newbie super-speeder, Daphne, stole it, we may just have to wait to work through that struggle before we find out much more about the actual formula.


But, speaking of Suresh, he's proving to be a more interesting character this season! As suspected from the previews, he does indeed inject himself with powers - and now he's... super-strength spiderman?? This should be interesting. It's fun to see some romance between characters as well with Suresh and Maya, but we'll see if that turns into anything or if Suresh is going to go a little too off his rocker.


The character return that was not so interesting was that of Niki - in an all new form of Tracy. We're still unclear about what happened to Niki considering it looked like she was a goner last season, but I guess she's okay-ish if Tracy is around. She's clearly going to be trouble for Nathan, but her multiple characters are just never all that fascinating in the overall scheme of things.


Elle, on the other hand, has become more interesting now that Sylar has taken out poor daddy - and her first reaction was to free Noah to help fight Sylar! Now with Elle angry but free of daddy's judgment, maybe we'll be getting some all new and interesting sides of her. But what's going to happen to Peter in that massive 5th floor escape? I was surprised to see Elle not react more to the guy saying he was Peter, but I guess she was a little busy.


Now with Noah on the loose, what will be his plan? And with Peter on the loose, but not as himself, what will happen to him? I don't think I trust this future Peter - very suspicious but intriguing - and sending Matt to the middle of nowhere in Africa - that's a pretty huge change in that butterfly effect issue!


We're left with a whole lot to wonder and look forward to with this big season premiere!


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Sep 23, 2008 3:03PM EDT

First of all loved. But to tell you the truth, Last noght was the very first time i could actually guess what was going to happen. I don't know what you mean about Nicky but doesn't it seem really interesting that Tuna was with the Governor a day after Nicky was caught in the explosion. That Tina girl has been working for the politician for a while. Nicky would never have been able to work for him. I have always thought that Peter was stupid but really he is beyond dumb now. And what is with Peter's and Nathans mom being Sylars mom. Whoa! Great and bizarre opener.

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Sep 23, 2008 3:04PM EDT

Sorry Tracy not tina or tuna. Tracy

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Sep 23, 2008 3:42PM EDT

that was such a cliff about nathan and peter's mom being sylar's mother too...the premiere was interesting, it gave answers but as usual it gave many questions too

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Sep 23, 2008 4:53PM EDT

i must say my favourite part was the turtle, still i thought it was quite a good premiere, i was starting not to care for heroes after such a long brek but now i really want to see what comes next. not too sure about the whole present peter being in another body, and future peter running around, as soon as you get present and future versions of the same character running around during the same timeline it starts getting confusing. i dont like the whole angela petrelli being sylar's mom, i dunno feels like they were running out of ideas for sylar. what about nathan is he going crazy? but then how would he have healed if linderman wasnt really there though not visible by other people?also something truly bothers me with this show about peter, is what about his job and everything? also, how long has it been exactly? do seasons represent years? month? weeks? the timeline isnt really explaine apart from the whole 'month thing last season... i'd like to know more about thati love th emohinder stuff, he had a pretty lame character before now he's getting more interesting.

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Sep 23, 2008 6:19PM EDT

The Mohinder thing is a complete and total rip off of the movie "The Fly"!

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Sep 23, 2008 6:29PM EDT

I fully agree Kendra. The new season of Heroes has kicked off in perfect style and I think it may be the strongest contender to scoop a lot of awards in next year's Emmys. We all know Heroes rips off a lot of X-Men powers (but then again to show gratitude for Marvel not sueing them they did invite Stan Lee to play a cameo bus driver in season 1!) and the new team of Villians are exactly that. I'm not complaining as I really like the direction they're taking and the fight between good and evil is always done with a certain finesse in Heroes that keeps viewers hooked:-
The German = MagnetoThe flamethrower guy = PyroNikki/Tracy = Iceman? (but evil)

I never saw any of the promos that you saw in the States so for me the opening five minutes was completely mind-blowing! Claire with a gun at Peter?!? Then Peter shooting Nathan?!? Apart from them doing nothing with Parkman, though the turtle bit made up for it, most of the original characters (as you said) are plotting some great developments early on to waste no time in getting right to the meat. Absolutely wonderful stuff and both episodes have fully reconfirmed my faith in Heroes.

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Sep 24, 2008 12:26AM EDT

i did love, absolutely love the premire, but i have to admit im not real crazy about Mohinder, part of the reason why i loved him was because he didnt have powers, and if Ando ends up getting them as well i will really be pissed. Part of this show is how these people interact in the real world as well as with each other, but now it almost seems like every new, and now even existing character, has powers.
Dont get me wrong i LOVE this show, this is just one small problem i am having with it right now, i am sure Heroes will continue to surprise me

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Sep 24, 2008 1:22AM EDT

Nathan monolog about "god" most been written by an atheo. Love it.

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Sep 24, 2008 10:32PM EDT

Mohinder's new direction is a definite homage to "The Fly" but so what!? Jeff Goldblum looked great shirtless and apparently so does he, wowza. If only they could have kept him sexy and shirtless longer before the inevitable unpleasant side effects began to manifest themselves! I'm definitely hooked on Heroes again. It's like season 2 was just a bad dream. Hooray!

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