This week on Heroes, we got to dig in a little more to the Sylar situation, the deal with Niki and Tracy, some intriguing moments with Claire and her mother, and more of an intro to the escaped villains.
As for the villains, I have to say I'm not quite sure they were on the 5th floor for being among the most dangerous. The guy's body Peter was stuck in can create giant, scary sound waves when he yells? Not so threatening really.
But I suppose we'll check back in for that verdict if we see HRG next week - while the villain didn't prove to be crazy tough this week, one of my favorite lines of this episode came from this villain right after HRG thanked him (as Peter) for helping him and the guy said, "Peter isn't here anymore." Uh oh!
Okay, so maybe these guys are a little dangerous. While we got a little idea of these guys this week, I'm hoping for much more baddie awesomeness to come.
As for the Peters? Craziness! It was pretty cool to see Future Peter zap Present Peter out of the bad guy's body. And that answers my question (kind of) as to how he trapped him there! Now where is Future Peter taking him? And why?
Ah, always plenty of questions after these episodes! And one of my biggest? Definitely what on earth is the deal with Niki/Jessica/Tracy, etc.? If we hadn't seen in promos that Ali Larter was going to be in the season, I would have been surprised to see any form of her appear in the premiere since it looked as if Niki died at the end of last season.
But then this week we discovered yes, Niki did die! But... how is Tracy around? I had gotten the idea from the Jessica incidents like her trapping Niki in a mirror that these different forms of Niki were all her, just more like different personalities than different people entirely.
But not so! As we discovered, Niki did die. So how is Tracy around? As it turns out, they are not all the same person, but a form of clone... or something... created by this "Dr. Zimmerman" who was noted as delivering each of the women who were born on the same day and look exactly alike but have different powers. Okay, this is the first time Ali Larter's characters have actually been interesting!
So we got plenty of mother time in this episode with the discovery of Micha being motherless, Claire having two mothers, and Sylar having a very creepy mother who doesn't mind feeding him people for his powers.
Now we're seeing Claire going bad girl, taking off to fight the villains when she hasn't yet learned anything about fighting besides a creepy lesson from her real mother about how nasty it is to suffocate... yeah, thanks mom. Meanwhile, Sylar is trying to figure out if he can fight the hunger to kill and it actually seems he may be interested in controlling or stopping it... how very bizarre.
It also looks like he'll be trying to be a good brother next episode, so what on earth is happening?
I was really liking Sylar being a nasty villain again last week, but are we meant to have a much more complex Sylar than just a villain with a few weak moments? It seems as if.
I'm most looking forward to exploring this Sylar situation, along with that with Tracy, and getting back to what on earth is going on with Suresh! Matt is also having an interesting time in Africa, so it seems there will be a lot more to see play out there as well - can't wait!
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