This week's Heroes, 'I Am Sylar,' reiterated that Sylar is truly the coolest character. Sure, Hiro's adorable and I'll continue to root for Hiro and Ando to save the world, and the Petrellis are plenty intriguing, but can you really beat such a fascinating, conflicted character like Sylar?
Especially now that he has become an even more thrilling villain than in Season 1. In Season 1, he was just after the heroes we'd come to know and love to steal their powers, now he's after all the heroes to become the one and all-powerful hero left. Now that is what made me keep watching this somewhat waning 3rd season.
So in 'I Am Sylar,' there were some interesting developments in Sylar's powers as he woke up in a different form than the self he'd gone to sleep as, and he had an extra tooth in his mouth. Then he spent most of the episode having an inner struggle with his mother, cutting 'I Am Sylar' into his non-Sylar arm, saving 'Rebel,' and then near the end of the episode when Danko tried to take him down in the usual back-of-the-head vulnerable spot, it did not work. What is going on?? I don't believe any of us fans really want to see Sylar defeated at this point, but where can it go from here?
We saw Nathan step up and go confront the Nathan-Sylar which seems to be the focus of next week's finale, including some mental warfare since Sylar was able to learn everything about Nathan. Now that's an impossible enemy, is it not?
Besides the Sylar focus of this episode, we got a bit of development for Hiro and Ando deciding to fully team up, plus Matt deciding for the time being not be with his ex-wife and child, so will this mean Matt, Ando, and Hiro will be off to join in a more full hero battle, or will the focus be entirely on Nathan and Sylar battling it out?
I would imagine we'd get something more like the Season 1 finale where all our heroes come together to fight the good fight together, but who's meant to be defeated? Just Sylar? Danko? The entire Danko company? What do you think - what will go down in the big Season 3 finale battle? At this point, can there be peace with Sylar alive, and can there be a good show with Sylar dead?
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