Sep 22, 2008

The nine month wait was WELL worth it. (Heroes Spoilers)

Wow. Just. Wow.

Season 3 of Heroes kicked-off with a two-hour bang tonight. After nine months I got all I wanted and lots, lots more. Let's just start with the biggie. Sylar FINALLY got his hands on Claire's powers. And as you can see, it wasn't pretty. Not only did Sylar poke around in her brain (What? Did you think he was going to eat it too?) but he left her alive and she can no longer feel any pain. That poor cheerleader is going to be seriously screwed up after this. 

There were a lot of switcheroo's going on in these two episodes. It was tough keeping up at times. Future Peter took the place of Present Day Peter and left Present Day Peter in the body of a villain imprisoned on the dreaded Level 5 and left poor Matt in an African desert. Niki's back in action (your guess is as good as mine), this time as Tracy and seriously confusing Nathan who, by the way, is alive after being shot by Future Peter. Linderman was back which made me happy but confused again. That is until we find out Nathan is definitely (probably) imagining him. Hiro travels to the future and sees his Future Self arguing with Future Ando who, turns out, is a Sith Lord and probably the Emperor's Apprentice. This obviously bothers Present Day Hiro but not enough to stop him from making amazing Batman, Robin and Catwoman references. To top it all off we found out Momma Petrelli had three sons, not two as previously believed. And the third son doesn't like the taste of brains.

Oh and Mohinder turned himself into Spider-Man.

7 comments:

Pulp Pantheon said...

Neither episode was as good as the start of season 1, but it still shows promise for redeeming itself after season 2. There were a few things that I didn't particularly like, such as Sylar trapping Claire in the house with venetian blinds, but overall I liked it.

GeekBoy said...

Well, I loved it. :)

It was nice to finally learn what Mama Petrelli's power is. And that speedster girl was a nice addition. My guess is that she ends up becoming good.

Probably the coolest part of the episode for me was Hiro following Daphne's wobbly speed trail through the office. That was a neat effect.

It's a shame the Greatest American Hero had to die, but we're still left with Captain John Sheridan from Babylon 5.

As for Mohinder, I was thinking more "BrundleFly" than Spider-Man.

dancewithzombies said...

I LOVED the season 3 kick off..there's so much to talk about, I don't even know where to start...but I'd say you did a great job of that.

I think nathan's pretty much gone off the deep end, unless linderman is some form of ghost...but how do we even know what exactly saved his life?

And as for mohinder, the second he injected himself, I called FLY! And my boyfriend called spiderman! But, I was proved right when his skin starting peeling that nasty stuff towards the end and I said that now he can start his own brundle museum of natural history.

Shelly said...

I loved it. And I loved your summary. The best sum-up I've seen so far.

The Nerdy Bird said...

Pulp, I try not to compare anything to season 2 because it was clearly troubled as a result of the writers strike. They were in a bad position and didn't have enough wiggle room to solidify anything. The venetian blinds thing didn't bother me so much as when she was in the closet with those very week wooden slated doors that he didn't even bother to try and break in any way.

Geekboy, it's funny about Momma Petrelli. I almost was in disbelief that they told us. I'm so used to stuff like Lost where questions go unanswered for years that I thought it was too simple.

I think I'm a fan of the speedster, her and Hiro had good playful chemistry back and forth. And that speed trail was awesome!

Do you think GAH is gone for good? I remember hearing he was going to be on the show and I assumed he was going to play a larger role. What do you think the deal is with the freezing power?

Thanks Melissa. Yeah I could have gone on and on about it but I figured get it all out and keep it short and sweet. :)

I have no idea what they are planning to do with Linderman, either way it's interesting and I'm glad Malcolm is back.

I guess you guys are closer with the Fly thing. Funny considering my boyfriend just bought all the old Vincent Price Fly movies.

Wow, thanks so much Shelly!

GeekBoy said...

Somebody on TMFT posited the theory that Tracy is Niki's "dead" twin sister, Jessica, on whom Niki's tough personality in seasons 1 & 2 was based. Which would mean of course that she never really died, but was sent away and her death faked for some reason.

The Nerdy Bird said...

Ahh, interesting. It very well could be. And it would be funny if she has multiple personalities as well.