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Heroes: Landslide

Ando: "Destiny picked you, Hiro."
Hiro: "Destiny made a mistake."

Characters are coming together, storylines are coalescing, and we're at the culmination of every plot thread. I'm surprised at how much I'm loving this, considering how lukewarm I was when the series began.

Since we just lost D.L., Ted, Linderman and Thompson, I'm bracing myself for a total bloodbath in the finale. Who is the key to stopping Sylar? At this point, it could be anyone, but I think we've been told that it's going to be everyone. Superheroes saving the world together, like the Justice League but without the capes.

Yes, it was all father and son sweetness and light and Samurai bonding, but Sulu has evil mastermind written all over him and I absolutely do not trust him as far as I could throw him. After all, Sulu said he was once part of a group who tried to do good but they lost their way, and Linderman said exactly the same thing in Chapter 19. Sulu must have his own agenda, and I don't think he wants to save the world. I even think he wanted Ando to take off alone and get killed. And hey, Ando found the sword repair guy in the Yellow Pages, and Sulu was there waiting for them. Maybe Sulu's power is telepathy and/or mind control.

Very interesting reveal that Candice's regular appearance isn't the real Candice, and that she could very well be immense. It also raises questions about why certain people develop their own specific power. Is it connected to their mental or emotional make-up? It certainly could be for her.

Nathan, as usual, was a complete cipher; everything he said could be taken two ways. He said that his father (another gifted, of course) was his hero. He said, "I know exactly who I am. I'm a man who's being asked to make a hard choice for the greater good." Which way will he go? Hiro called Nathan the villain, but after all, Nathan wasn't Nathan in the future.

Who will live? Who will die? Who will be in the season two cast? I have never been the type to say "If so and so dies, I'm not watching any more," but frankly, if Peter Petrelli bites it saving the world, I'm going to be one pissed off television critic.

Bits and pieces:

-- I have officially lost track of the number of gifted people. The actual number isn't important, anyway. I just do stuff like that.

-- I was right about Micah and the voting machines. Okay, it was obvious, but I'm still proud of myself.

-- Bennet was prepared to kill someone, but not a small female someone. I don't think he'll kill Molly, even to save Claire. Take the little girl away, Bennet. Don't kill her. Hey, Bennet could adopt her. He did damned well with Claire.

-- I have been underwhelmed by the Niki/Jessica story so far, but I loved Jessica releasing control of her body to Niki in order to save D.L. from herself.

-- The number 666 was painted on the bridge where Sylar killed Ted. Poor Ted.

-- D.L. killed Linderman in much the same way that Sylar killed pretty much everyone: right into the brain.

-- Did anyone else find it disturbing that Isaac is still lying on the floor of his studio in a puddle of blood and brain fluid?

-- "Jittetsu Arms. Bladesmith. Specializing in Rare Weapons. 356 Canal St." The broken helix symbol was in the center of the ad.

-- Brief return of Clea Duvall. She would have kicked herself if she knew she had a conversation with Sylar.

-- Windy Fork, Nebraska. Population 15?

-- The commercial for NBC and for Heroes had Milo Ventimiglia with the Sylar-induced bloodstain on his forehead. That's so twisted. I love it.

-- I also love elevator scenes full of people with purpose, trapped by Muzak.


Hiro: "To save what is most important, I must be strong enough to cut out my heart." The Kensei story suggested that Hiro would have to kill himself to save "his people."

Jessica: (to Matt) "Didn't I throw you out a window?"

Nathan: "I challenge everyone in here to inspire by example. To fight the battle, no matter the cost... Let's show them all exactly what we're capable of." Like I said, two ways.

Just fabulous. Four out of four stars,

Billie Doux loves good television and spends way too much time writing about it.

1 comment:

  1. I am really enjoying this show and have gotten my husband to love it as well. Hiro is definitely my hero. He is one of my favorite TV characters ever, right up there with John Locke. Thanks again for making this review available.


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