Heroes Discussion: “The Art of Deception”

This is something I have to do alone.
—cliché spouting, relationship-pussyfooting, shot-blocking Claire

I was hoping for improvement in Heroes, some recall of the season’s strong start, but you can’t always get what you want.

Samuel kills an interesting character who probably should have been more subtle about challenging him; Noah has Samuel in his sites but family gets in the way. Samuel continues to be manipulative and annoyingly whispery. Matt Parkman has the chance to get rid of Sylar forever, but instead of just killing him, he takes a page from the Supervillain Handbook and plots a complex revenge which, of course, gets interrupted. Mind you, even if he shot Sylar, cut him up into little pieces, and buried the bits on different continents, the Heroes writers would still bring him back.

The episode ends with Emma stepping up.

It’s not a terrible episode, but the show has long lost its appeal for me, and, recording be damned, it can no longer compete with The American Experience over on PBS.

One reply

  1. Fez says:

    I’ve said this before, I think, but I’m just watching these days out of habit, and for the “train wreck” factor. Characters do things that make little sense, and fail to miss obvious details.

    In Peter’s vision, did it look to anyone else like Emma was being controlled by the puppet man and not playing on her own?

    Aslo – a note for the admins – the twitter feed is posting the story titles but the links are missing. They went MIA about three days ago.

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