Heroes Discussion – ‘Godsend’

Matt reveals himself to his wife. HRG confers with Mohinder. Now that she knows the truth, Claire tries to make sense of her life. Hiro seeks the sword that he is destined to own. Niki must face the consequences of her decision to turn herself in to the police. Simone and Nathan are worried about Peter, who has been in a coma for two weeks. A new hero is introduced who meets Peter and offers him a different view of the recent changes in the human evolutionary process. Micah visits his mother.

17 replies on “Heroes Discussion – ‘Godsend’”

  1. pythor says:

    Linderman?
    I’m getting the picture that Linderman is on the List. Or he should be. All the heroes seem to gravitate towards each other, and other people with powers. They also seem to all be invovled (or getting invovled) with Linderman.

    I wonder what his power is?

    • valen1260 says:

      Re: Linderman?

      I’m getting the picture that Linderman is on the List.

      I had the same hunch! Since we know Linderman collects Isaac’s paintings, and has the sword Hiro will have, he could also just be an observer like HRGM (assuming HRGM is not Linderman). We’ve yet to see Linderman, so all this teasing better pay off.

      • pythor says:

        Re: Linderman?

        I had the same hunch! Since we know Linderman collects Isaac’s paintings, and has the sword Hiro will have, he could also just be an observer like HRGM (assuming HRGM is not Linderman). We’ve yet to see Linderman, so all this teasing better pay off.

        I made the statement elsewhere that Linderman may be the money behind HRG’s company. He apparently has plenty of it. Hmmmm $2 million was Patrelli’s campaign contribution from Linderman, right? Same amount that Nicki stole? Coincidence, or was it the same money?

      • GrimSean says:

        Re: Linderman?

        I’m getting the picture that Linderman is on the List.

        I had the same hunch! Since we know Linderman collects Isaac’s paintings, and has the sword Hiro will have, he could also just be an observer like HRGM (assuming HRGM is not Linderman). We’ve yet to see Linderman, so all this teasing better pay off.

        HRG isn’t Linderman – remember the episode where he tried to kidnap the flying Petrelli brother? Since we know that Nathan knows Linderman through his father, and he obviously didn’t recognize HRG, they must be different people.

        If Linderman turns out to be Charles Xavier or Magneto though, I’m going to be disappointed.

      • jcarroll says:

        Re: Linderman?

        I’m getting the picture that Linderman is on the List.

        I had the same hunch! Since we know Linderman collects Isaac’s paintings, and has the sword Hiro will have, he could also just be an observer like HRGM (assuming HRGM is not Linderman). We’ve yet to see Linderman, so all this teasing better pay off.

        I’m wondering if the Haitian works for, or is somehow associated with, the mysterious Mr. Linderman. If I remember correctly, the HRGM doesn’t know the Haitian can speak, and he asked Claire if she could ‘keep a secret’ and did not wipe her memory (not sure if his refusal to wipe her was the secret or not). It would make sense to me for these two mysteries (the Haitian’s secret and Linderman’s connection to the heroes) to be linked in some way.

        This show has hooked me like nothing else in a long time :-)

  2. valen1260 says:

    too many powers
    First off, I was disappointed to see that Sylar was still in custody. Though, it makes sense that a gunshot might attract enough attention to stop him, it still seems a bit contrived. And what about that giant roach in his cell? That seemed a bit much.

    Also, Nathan said Peter said (in one of the two "last things he said to me") that he thought he’d absorbed too many powers. If that’s the case, Peter will have a hard time becoming the Super Hero (combining other Heroes powers for full effect) and/or facing off against Sylar again until he can gain better control.

    One last complaint: you’d think Matt would learn to recognize when he’s being blocked. Didn’t he describe a hum or white noise around HRGM (from the Haitian)? He’s seen them together before, and has noticed how difficult they are to read.

    To end on a high note. Hiro dominates every seen he’s in! His interaction with Nathan ("Flying Man!") is especially funny this week. I also enjoyed watching Claire rebuilding her friendship with Zack.

    • Jethro says:

      Re: too many powers

      One last complaint: you’d think Matt would learn to recognize when he’s being blocked.

      YES. That really really annoyed me.

    • visionary_coward says:

      Re: too many powers

      One last complaint: you’d think Matt would learn to recognize when he’s being blocked. Didn’t he describe a hum or white noise around HRGM (from the Haitian)? He’s seen them together before, and has noticed how difficult they are to read.

      Could HRGM actually have the ability to nullify another hero’s powers? That would explain why he did not seem concerned to be around Sylar.

      -vc

      • valen1260 says:

        Re: too many powers

        Could HRGM actually have the ability to nullify another hero’s powers? That would explain why he did not seem concerned to be around Sylar.

        It has to be the Haitian’s power, as we didn’t see HRGM in the bar the night Matt was abducted. He also wasn’t around when Eden and the Haitian grabbed Sylar (HRGM was with Claire). I don’t think we’ve ever seen HRGM with a Hero/Villain (other than Claire and Eden) without the Haitian.

      • nitefallz says:

        Re: too many powers

        One last complaint: you’d think Matt would learn to recognize when he’s being blocked. Didn’t he describe a hum or white noise around HRGM (from the Haitian)? He’s seen them together before, and has noticed how difficult they are to read.

        Could HRGM actually have the ability to nullify another hero’s powers? That would explain why he did not seem concerned to be around Sylar.

        -vc

        Unlikely, otherwise he could’ve prevented Nathan from flying away when they kidnapped him.

        • valen1260 says:

          Re: too many powers

          Unlikely, otherwise he could’ve prevented Nathan from flying away when they kidnapped him.

          True, but Haitian was there, too, wasn’t he?

          • ultraexactzz says:

            Re: too many powers

            Unlikely, otherwise he could’ve prevented Nathan from flying away when they kidnapped him.

            True, but Haitian was there, too, wasn’t he?

            Yes, he was – but we know the haitian’s power has limited range. At one point, Eden was working her magic on HRG, and he appeared to be ready to succumb to her suggestion – until the haitian walked around a corner, and HRG snapped out of it. Same situation here – by the time the Haitian’s power kicked in, Nathan was already several hundred feet in the air – well out of range.

            • valen1260 says:

              Re: too many powers

              but we know the haitian’s power has limited range… by the time the Haitian’s power kicked in, Nathan was already several hundred feet in the air – well out of range.

              I’m still not sure if the Haitian’s power is passive or active. He didn’t seem to be aware of Matt in the van, but blocked him nonetheless. Either way, it could still take a few seconds to kick in, but if it were passive, those few seconds could elapse before there was an actual need to suppress a power.

              • Trekkie says:

                Re: too many powers
                or his power is one that blocks mental modification. So far we’ve seen him block thought waves, suggestions, and TK.

                Maybe he can’t stop fireballs, flying, etc.

                • pelogrande says:

                  Re: too many powers

                  or his power is one that blocks mental modification. So far we’ve seen him block thought waves, suggestions, and TK.

                  Maybe he can’t stop fireballs, flying, etc.

                  That actually makes a lot of sense. His other power, memory erasure, is purely mental, so maybe they’re both aspects of the same thing. He can a) temporarily block off a mind or b) permanently block off a portion of a mind.

                  • valen1260 says:

                    Re: too many powers

                    His other power, memory erasure, is purely mental, so maybe they’re both aspects of the same thing.

                    More likely, his damping power really just shuts off or blocks the part of the brain that controls the power.

              • valen1260 says:

                Re: too many powers

                I’m still not sure if the Haitian’s power is passive or active.

                What if the Haitian and Peter meet? If the Haitian’s power is passive, there would be a power-cancelling feedback loop, similar to when Peter and Matt met, but to what end? If it’s active, the effect would just wait until the Haitian tried to block Peter.

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