*'An Invisible Thread' Spoilers Included!*
I was disenchanted with Heroes earlier this season, but when Sylar stepped up again as the super awesome central character, I found I was really hooked again. But now, especially with this big season finale entirely focusing on Sylar, it almost seems like too much.
Sure, we got the very intriguing twist of Sylar becoming Nathan after what felt like a far too abrupt death for the real Nathan after being a main character through three seasons, but is Heroes becoming too much of the Sylar show?
When Nathan died, first of all gross but bravo for a dramatic move with that awful slit neck, second, as mentioned above, too abrupt for a main character. But also, it seemed like we weren't supposed to care as much about Nathan dying because we love Sylar for being so awesome and nasty, plus it led to more awesomesness for Sylar, so forget real Nathan, right?
I'm not quite convinced. But on the rest of the episode, it was good to see Hiro get to be the hero and save all the captured heroes from the new company. It was also concerning to see Hiro falling apart with all his nose bleeds, ear bleeds and passing out - now that is an intriguing storyline I'd like to follow since we have barely seen any of the heroes' powers have such serious effects on their human bodies. I have to say though, for any Lost fans, that either it's just supposed to make sense that messing with time makes your nose bleed and body freak out, or Heroes is copying the Lost idea there.
Nonetheless, I'm very interested to see what happens to Hiro - could this mean he can't use his powers without dying, or does it just mean he needs a good long break since he was overdoing it?
Also, it's pretty exciting to see this new generation of heroes truly banding together as the new company to bring on the fight against all the bad guys out there and those persecuting those 'like them.' Does this mean we'll have some new villains like Danko next season? What could come next that they all need to fight? And will this new Nathan-Sylar just be a ticking time bomb that's going to tear everyone apart again since I believe it's only Angela, HRG, and Matt who know it's really Sylar? Now while I'm feeling the need to back off the Sylar focus a bit, I have to admit that is the most intriguing new storyline!
So what did you think? Did you find the finale properly satisfying and killer to have to wait until fall for more? Did you like how the Sylar-Nathan battle worked out? What are you hoping to see now next season after all this finale drama?
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