5 replies on “Heroes Discussion – “Better Halves””

  1. Radish03 says:

    Decent episode
    Seemed like a decent episode, and things actually felt like they were happening, mostly in the Nikki story. I was a bit disappointed that this meant ignoring several characters completely, especially the cop who hasn’t been seen since passing out in the convenience store.

    I couldn’t tell what happened to Nikki at the end, did DL grab her heart and stop it, killing her? Or did he choke her until she passed out? Personally, I hope for the former (I really don’t care for her character), but I’d imagine, for the purpose of keeping things interesting it’ll probably end up being the latter.

    Also, I’m more much convinced that Horned Rim Glasses Man is not necessarily an antagonist, but more an observer/researcher with questionable ethics. Also, at the end, when he and Claire were hugging after her "bioparents" left, the music got dramatic and made me think that she realized he lied about them, though I can’t really see how she’d come to that conclusion. It was just the feel I got from the music.

    Was anyone else scared to death when Hiro’s friend mentioned a do-over? That could be used as a really cheap writing trick, and I hope they don’t abuse it.

    • Eldhrin says:

      Re: Decent episode

      Seemed like a decent episode, and things actually felt like they were happening, mostly in the Nikki story. I was a bit disappointed that this meant ignoring several characters completely, especially the cop who hasn’t been seen since passing out in the convenience store.

      I couldn’t tell what happened to Nikki at the end, did DL grab her heart and stop it, killing her? Or did he choke her until she passed out? Personally, I hope for the former (I really don’t care for her character), but I’d imagine, for the purpose of keeping things interesting it’ll probably end up being the latter.

      Also, I’m more much convinced that Horned Rim Glasses Man is not necessarily an antagonist, but more an observer/researcher with questionable ethics. Also, at the end, when he and Claire were hugging after her "bioparents" left, the music got dramatic and made me think that she realized he lied about them, though I can’t really see how she’d come to that conclusion. It was just the feel I got from the music.

      Was anyone else scared to death when Hiro’s friend mentioned a do-over? That could be used as a really cheap writing trick, and I hope they don’t abuse it.

      I think given our view of Hiro-from-the-future being worried about risking a ‘rift’ by coming to talk to Peter, if he does attempt such things he’ll come to regret it and learn not to do it.

      Hiro himself should have realised that right there, but then he’s an idiot so I think someone’s going to have to beat him over the head with it.

      • Fozzy_Bear says:

        Re: Decent episode


        I think given our view of Hiro-from-the-future being worried about risking a ‘rift’ by coming to talk to Peter, if he does attempt such things he’ll come to regret it and learn not to do it.

        Yeah, it’s not like the characters in this show get any help figuring out their powers. If he knows in the furture that doing something is bad (or good, for that matter) then it seems reasonable that he will have only learned by trying it.

        And add this into it too; He personally would have been MUCH more receptive to the idea of him time-traveling than anybody else (he would probably accept it immediately). If he chose to appear to somebody else, full well knowing that he’d have to spend valuable time just convincing them of his validity, then there’s probably a really good reason not to appear to himself.

        Or maybe I’m just paranoid… It could happen.

      • Cerberus7 says:

        Re: Decent episode

        …but then he’s an idiot…

        Heh. I like Hiro. He and Ando play off of each other perfectly. They’re both kinda dippy, but Hiro is exceptionally so. I can’t help but worry that Ando’s life expectancy is limited, though. This do-over they’re talking about will probably be the end of him. Sucks, ‘cuz I like Ando, too.

    • valen1260 says:

      Re: Decent episode
      Too late for spoiler tags…

      …but I’d imagine, for the purpose of keeping things interesting it’ll probably end up being the latter.

      For Niki to fall in the "Heroes" category, she’d have to learn how to access and control her alternate personality, as it seems to have the super powers. I think the easier way out is to kill her, or in failing to do so, make her a permanent villain. Plus, now you have Micah seeing his father kill his mother.

      Also, at the end, when he and Claire were hugging after her "bioparents" left, the music got dramatic and made me think that she realized he lied about them, though I can’t really see how she’d come to that conclusion.

      Musical cues aside, I think the big catalyst was her mother’s little revelation about Claire’s chromosomal anomaly. Plus, maybe she just felt on some instinctual level that those people couldn’t have been her parents.

      Was anyone else scared to death when Hiro’s friend mentioned a do-over? That could be used as a really cheap writing trick, and I hope they don’t abuse it.

      Doc Brown mentions the possible universe-destroying power of meeting oneself in BttF2, which I’m sure Hiro has watched. I don’t think he’s worried about altering the past, just about interacting with himself. Also, there’s no way Hiro could take Niki, even with a badass sword. And if they hadn’t already written Future Hiro’s intervention, it could royally destroy the story, as it would mean someone would tell DL who betrayed him *before* he gets caught off-guard by Niki.

      At any rate, I thought this episode was full of false surprises. We knew it was Niki that betrayed DL. Eden was acting suspicious long before we hear her on the other end of the phone.

      The only good morsel was HRGM learning that the Heroes are out to "save the cheerleader". Is it from him, the people he may represent (and have to betray), Cyrus, or someone else?

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