Heroes Discussion: “.07%”

Sylar and Peter face off. Sylar will face off with another Hero and Isaac’s new pictures show a dead Hero without a brain. Two unexpected reunions will occur and Linderman will reveal to Nathan shocking secrets and plans. A hero dies.

17 replies on “Heroes Discussion: “.07%””

  1. Fozzy_Bear says:

    Dont miss the beginning
    Well guys, this isn’t a spoiler, but I WILL say that if you TIVO’d this and haven’t seen it yet… don’t miss the first three minutes.

    As far as other comments,
    I’ll also say that my ""low point "" in this episode was when Clair made a discovery that was SOOO obvious that all of the drama was forced and actually rather irritating.

    Outside that one low point, and that I thought the break-out sequence went on way too long , I was very pleased with this episode

    • Babbster says:

      Re: Dont miss the beginning
      They did indeed push the drama you mention too much considering the obviousness of the solution. I even found it vaguely annoying that they were making a big deal out of it during the commercials for the episode, considering no viewer could possibly believe it.

      As for the breakout, I actually quite liked it. Too many times, sequences like that are made to look way too easy, and if there hadn’t been some conflict about getting the third guy out (which may have been what caused the sensation that the sequence was going long?) it would have been conspicuously out of character.

      Frankly, if nothing else had happened, opening up the possibility of "Golden Age" super-powered flashbacks was enough for my enjoyment of this episode to go through the roof. It makes me imagine a "Justice Society Gone Bad" storyline. :)

      • babasyzygy says:

        Re: Dont miss the beginning

        It makes me imagine a "Justice Society Gone Bad" storyline. :)

        Not me. I kept expecting Claire’s grandmother to start talking about her love/hate for the Comedian.

        This thing has a lot of elements of Watchmen written all over it.

  2. pdavis says:

    First Three Minutes
    The first three minutes were ok, but right before Sylar does his fancy attack, the whole room is yelling at Peter saying "What the heck are you waiting for? You can see what he is about to do! Hey, moron!" Then followed by screams of "Why didn’t he kill him! What the heck! This makes no sense! Why am I even watching this again" and finally "What? That can’t be! Don’t you know his power dummy! Haven’t you even looked him over!" We found a lot of the episode frustrating. I knew there was a reason I stopped watching this show last season, and it didn’t even take me an episode to get caught back up. In fact, I feel like I came full circle.

    • Tekzel says:

      Re: First Three Minutes

      I knew there was a reason I stopped watching this show last season, and it didn’t even take me an episode to get caught back up. In fact, I feel like I came full circle.

      I will give you that, there were some things about the Peter vs Sylar thing that was just plain ridiculous. Why was Peter standing with his back to Sylar while invisible? Why did it take so long did them to find that huge shard of glass sticking out of his head?

      But, overall I really enjoyed this episode and have yet to be disappointed by this show. Over and over the small problems are hugely compensated by all the good of the show. The preview of next weeks episode looks like it is going to be amazing.

      One thing though, during the preview I saw where it said 4 more chapters. Does this mean 4 more of this season? Or 4 more before the show ends? I hope the former, I like this show too much for it to end so early.

      • GrimSean says:

        Re: First Three Minutes

        I will give you that, there were some things about the Peter vs Sylar thing that was just plain ridiculous. Why was Peter standing with his back to Sylar while invisible? Why did it take so long did them to find that huge shard of glass sticking out of his head?

        I thought with the framing of the shot that Peter would fade into view floating behind Sylar, not get a giant glass shard to the head.

        Hiro is still the reason that I watch this show – the "You!" "Me!?" exchange is making me look forward to next week.

        I still don’t care about Niki though.

      • 3vi1 says:

        Re: First Three Minutes

        I will give you that, there were some things about the Peter vs Sylar thing that was just plain ridiculous. Why was Peter standing with his back to Sylar while invisible? Why did it take so long did them to find that huge shard of glass sticking out of his head?

        Okay folks, superhero 101: If you turn invisible, and can fly, and some douche is levitating glass straight out, fly your ass to the ceiling. And, at no point should you look away from the villain.

        Step 2: Once at the ceiling, how about using your telekenesis to throw that a-hole around like a rag-doll? Or, plan B, use your telekenesis to, at the very least, block your invisible self from flying glass.

        Step 3: If you’re the lovable but stupid yet super-smart sidekick. Stomp the villains windpipe while he’s unconcious on the floor. Villains with collapsed windpipes are renown for being 100% less effective than villains left to recover. Or, pick up the frickin’ gun you dropped not moments ago. Or, pick up some of that broken glass and go for a jugular. There are a veritable plethora of ways to make yourself non-moronic and useless.

        • teraph says:

          Re: First Three Minutes

          Okay folks, superhero 101: If you turn invisible, and can fly, and some douche is levitating glass straight out, fly your ass to the ceiling. And, at no point should you look away from the villain.

          Have we ever seen Peter use two powers simultaneously? I can’t remember if he has.

          • FarmerBob says:

            Re: First Three Minutes

            Okay folks, superhero 101: If you turn invisible, and can fly, and some douche is levitating glass straight out, fly your ass to the ceiling. And, at no point should you look away from the villain.

            Have we ever seen Peter use two powers simultaneously? I can’t remember if he has.

            He has never used two powers simultaneously.

    • Fozzy_Bear says:

      Re: First Three Minutes

      …I knew there was a reason I stopped watching this show last season,…

      I feel like that about LOST. I stopped watching half way throught he 4th episode of season 2 (Right in the middle of the show). I just browse the B42 reviews and keep up with the plots I actually still think are neet, without all the crap…

      And I ditched DRIVE quick too. If you haven’t seen it, it’s LOST – just instead of set on an island, it’s set on the US Interstate system. And it doesn’t have that whoosh sound when a characterization-flashback is happening.

      To be honest, I personally haven’t got that feeling from Heroes yet, though.

      • GrimSean says:

        Re: First Three Minutes

        And I ditched DRIVE quick too. If you haven’t seen it, it’s LOST – just instead of set on an island, it’s set on the US Interstate system. And it doesn’t have that whoosh sound when a characterization-flashback is happening.

        Drive I am willing to watch for 5 episodes, just because of Nathan Fillion, but I have to agree about the Lost vibe it’s putting off.

        Still, it has potential, and although it’s trite I’m somewhat interested in his Character’s Dark Background (TM) (which, upon reflection, is similar to why I enjoyed Lost too).

  3. jayhawk88 says:

    My only gripe
    Spoilers: Is there anyone who isn’t a Special? Linderman and now maybe Mrs. Petrelli?

    Other than that: Best show going on TV right now. Yes the shape shifter is turning into a Deus Ex Machina, Peter was an idiot through most of this episode, they’re ripping off Watchmen a bit, but the overall story arc has me hooked, the characters are for the most part interesting, and it’s still got me guessing on a lot of things. It’s the only TV show going right now that can make all of those claims.

    • y42 says:

      Re: My only gripe

      Spoilers: Is there anyone who isn’t a Special? Linderman and now maybe Mrs. Petrelli?

      I wonder what power is activated when Peter thinks about his mother…

  4. Jethro says:

    Quack
    It does seem that the one superpower Peter is lacking is the ability to DUCK.

    And yeah, everyone has a superpower now. I’m pretty sure I’ll be getting mine in the mail soon. Boy I hope it’s a good one, and not a random one like the ability to grow my nails.

    Who else thinks that the Grand Finale will be Mrs Patrelli (??!) vs Linderman?

  5. Lurch_Kimded says:

    A few thoughts…
    Just some thoughts that come to me as I’ve read through this… (all spoiler protected for safety)

    I think Peter was actually trying to get away from Syler or at least get behind something, from Syler… I suppose. Its not an amazing reason but its something.

    I suppose as to why Mohinder didn’t kill Syler, perhaps he was more devastated that yet another person he had gotten involved had been injured (he may have hoped he was still alive) and so got him away.

    The piece of glass actually looked really well in, only about a centimetre left exposed, and since only Claire really knows, from experience, that removing the glass will revive him its not that massive a problem.

    Yeah they all seem to have superpowers but what do you expect from a show about superpowers, look at JLA/JSA et al, almost everyone you see in those books has powers, and this is really just a live action comic :)

    The way I look at it none of these people are really "superheroes", they are just humans who now have superpowers (and either have no control or are using them to do what comes naturally to humans, be cruel and dominate) and by the looks of it the only one who has ever has any real comic book/superhero knowledge is Hiro, and well, he’s not doing that great.

    Personally, I enjoyed the episode, it may not have been the best but it is still a smeg load better than a lot of crap thats on at the moment.

    Anyway that is just some thoughts and I await the hail of flaming arrows to pierce my flesh :)

    • Cerberus7 says:

      Re: A few thoughts…
      -I agree with your first point. As teraph mentioned, maybe Peter hasn’t figured out how to use more than one power at a time. Maybe he tried, realized it wasn’t going to work, then tried to turn and duck. Failed, but tried.

      -Mohinder, however, gets 10 stupid points for not seizing the opportunity to do horrible things to Sylar.

      -I’m not so sure that Claire knows about that aspect of her power, and her fixing Peter was probably more accident than anything else.

      One aspect I really get a kick out of is Hiro’s time travelling. It has the potential to cause problems, but they’re resolving the problems cleanly along the way. At another board I read, folks were a little confused about how Sylar should have had Charlie’s brain skills, thus already have the entire list memorized and not be upset about not getting it. However, Hiro went back in time and "saved" Charlie, so she died from her brain tumor instead of being killed by Sylar, so Sylar never got Charlie’s ability.

      I forgot about the flaming arrows. Oh, well.

      • Tekzel says:

        Re: A few thoughts…

        -Mohinder, however, gets 10 stupid points for not seizing the opportunity to do horrible things to Sylar.

        -I’m not so sure that Claire knows about that aspect of her power, and her fixing Peter was probably more accident than anything else.

        The thing about Mohinder not killing Sylar after he was knocked out is no matter HOW pacifistic one is, KNOWING the stuff Sylar has done, was trying to do, and will further do upon awakening, not killing him is just plain evil. I couldn’t imagine after what happened and what he has seen not taking a few seconds out of my busy schedule to make damn well sure that dude was deeeeaaaad. I would cut his frigging head off just to be sure. And take it with me.

        About Claire, im sure she was unconscious when that happened to her and she didn’t really know what woke her up. I get the feeling that her pulling the shard out was just plain dumb luck. I had no issue with that. I guess the shard was pretty well sunk in there, so I can forgive no one finding it and removing it previously, especially with no one knowing that would bring him back.

        Again, even with the issues, this show is in the top 1% of stuff on television for me.

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