“Arthur? I thought you were dead.”
An imaginary prize goes to the best smart-ass response to that quotation.
Title: “The Dying of the Light”
Milo Ventimiglio as Peter Petrelli
Adrian Pasdar as Nathan Petrelli
Zachary Quinto as Sylar
Hayden Panettiere as Claire Bennett
Masi Oka as Hiro Nakamura
James Kyson Lee as Ando Masahashi
David H. Lawrence XVII as Eric Doyle
Jack Coleman as Noah Bennett
Greg Grunburg as Matt Parkman
Brea Grant as Daphne Millbrook
Ashley Crow as Sandra Bennett
Jessalyn Gilsig as Meredith Gordon
Ali Larter as Tracy Strauss
Noah Gray-Cabey as Micah Sanders
Sendhil Ramamurthy as Mohinder Suresh
Jamie Hector as Benjamin “Knox” Washington
Robert Forster as Arthur Petrelli
Malcolm McDowell as Daniel Linderman
Well, I predicted last year there’d be a character named Arthur.
Beyond that, we learn (as most people predicted), that Hiro really didn’t kill Ando, but he has been stripped of two seasons’ worth of character development. The villains gather, Daphne questions her loyalties, Claire takes down Doyle, and the season becomes more difficult to follow than the post-expansion NHL.
Some positive notes: I did like the concept of a time-traveler battling a precog. And, thankfully, Mohinder is now so far gone that the writers didn’t have him recite Dylan Thomas in order to explain the title.
1. As satisfying as it is to see Adam Monroe get his, it’s a shame taht we won’t be seeing David Anders anymore – he was probably one of the better guest stars Heroes has had, and it’s off-putting to see him offed in the first act.
2. I guess that’s one way to solve the Peter-vs.-the-hunger plot thread, though it feels a little like taking a Mulligan. Does this mean that Mr. Petrelli will be even more evil now?
3.Usutu seems more badass every episode.
Re: Bodycount ++
Ha! You’re assuming he’ll be the only person (other than Hiro’s first-season girlfriend) who doesn’t return from the dead.
Even after that death.
Authur, as in "The Once and Future King"? That would be bad. They’ll probably do it.
Did anybody else think: "Hmm another person with power-copying/stealing abilities, gee that is getting old."
I really hate how they have neutered Hiro. His refusal to go back in time feels lame and not earnest. It would be like Noah not building the Ark because he kept getting splinters! (I am not a religious nut, it just seemed like a good metaphor.)
How was Suresh able to break away from Tracey before she totally froze him? AND His throwing ability seems to be unaffected by the injury.
Heroes does feel like its sliding downhill quickly; unlike others of this board I will not give up just yet, but the end is neigh.
Not I; I think it makes sense given that Arthur P is the father of Peter and possibly Sylar. Makes sense that powers are inherited on some level albeit mutated.
Again, this doesn’t bother me given what he has gone through so far. He may not know it by name, but he has a grasp of The Butterfly Effect from basically turning Adam into a hero and then into a villain.
We don’t really know what is going on with Suresh’s powers, so chalk this up to the plot gods giving themselves lots of wiggle room if they deign to explain it.
From reading people’s reactions to this season, I get the sense that everyone is expecting Heroes to turn into a gritty, Frank Miller-esque production. While that might be cool, I am still enjoying it for what I think the writers are still going for — a TV translation of the comics with all the absurdities, cliches, etc. that we all used to love as kids. It’s not as great as the first season, but I’m still enjoying it.
Maybe I’m too young because in the comics I enjoyed as a kid (in the early/mid 80s) superheroes (and villains and bystanders) usually remembered what happened in the past and tried to do better in the future. In fact, it forms the basis for one of the biggest cliches ever: Spider-Man’s uncle dies because Spider-Man didn’t stop a criminal.
I’m usually very forgiving of TV show silliness, and if you’re still enjoying the show I’m glad for you. But, Heroes is trying to have it both ways, making its world as realistic and gritty as possible (even Frank Miller can provide more hope than we’ve seen in this show) and then failing to write in any consistency of characterization. One might as well be watching each episode as a standalone product because as a serial it has [IMHO] failed completely.
PS- No, I haven’t watched last night’s episode, nor will I. Hence, the above deals with generalities instead of details. :)
Writers Stirke Damage
Still hard to get back into any series after, the long writer’s strike. I hope the next strike is short or TV could be damage beyond recovery.
No, I don’t watch Heroes.