Heroes: The Line
(S02E06) "There's a storm coming Dr. Suresh." --Bob
Is Bob heralding the return of season one's magic? Save the cheerleader. Save the world. Claire is a cheerleader again. New York is burning, destroyed, evacuated (or whatever) again. Now all we need is Sylar to get his powers back. I can only hope that the overarching plotline will take us in this direction. It's not that I want to see a repeat of season one. I just long for the overlapping stories. I like seeing the characters all together, supers cooperating to save the world. It gives me the warm and fuzzies.
Early on in this episode, Peter decides to go to location in Montreal, which he future-painted in the last episode. He takes his Irish girlfriend with him and by the magic of television they get from Ireland to Montreal in only one episode.
In Montreal, Peter finds the location from the painting and, inside, finds a mirror with a note addressed to him. The note is from Adam (probably Adam Monroe, the same name on the file Bob had during his conversation with Suresh). I am excited for another new character because I think this character will help Peter get back to his former self. I don't like Peter not having his memory; it doesn't work for me anymore. He had all this self-discovery stuff last season.
Claire Bennet & West
Nothing really all that interesting happened with Claire in this episode. Sometimes I feel like the writers keep her in to satiate the younger audience who appreciate her teen turmoil. Hayden Panettiere is very popular (a kind of nicer, more sober version of Lindsay Lohan). The puppy love with Claire and West plays well too. I know some people think it's dumb but I think it's high time that the only teenager on the show had a love interest.
Back to what happened with Claire. She didn't make cheerleading at the real try-outs so she fanagled her way onto the team by setting up Debbie Marshall (head cheerleader and terrorizer of lesser teens). Claire and West scared Debbie into thinking that a flying man killed Claire then tried to attack her. When Debbie told the police about the crazy turn of events, her stories were not well-received and chalked up to underage drinking.
I did like how Claire and West used their powers to exact their revenge on Debbie. However, they should be careful of such uses of their respective abilities. Being irresponsible with such extraordinary talents may land them in a heap of trouble...probably with Claire's dad. Isn't she supposed to be staying under the radar?
Monica Dawson & Mohinder Suresh
Mohinder Suresh brings Monica Dawson to Hartsdale, NY for testing at company headquarters. Just a quick side note: X-Men's headquarters is also in Westchester, NY. Do all supers come to train in Westchester? I lived in Westchester for a few years and I can attest that I have never seen a mutant or superhero there (even though the powers that be in TV and movie land would have you believe it so.)
Back to Suresh. When he is approached by Bob with a vial that will take away Monica's powers, he refuses to administer the shot because he 1. thinks it's wrong to take away her powers 2. is worried the shot could possibly kill her 3. has moral issues about using her as a lab rat.
While I was not surprised by Suresh's adamant refusal to give Monica the shot, I was a little surprised by Noah Bennet's telling Suresh to man up and do it. Maybe that phone conversation was just a little added suspense for everyone--Will he do it or will Suresh listen to his conscience? In the end, not only does Suresh NOT give Monica the shot, he throws a chair at the fridge which holds the rest of the shots (a very uncharacteristic violent outburst from the professor, I think).
And here's the most incongruous part of tonight's episode: After Suresh "quits" the company (note the bunny ears), Bob apologizes to Suresh, says that he has done things he himself regrets, and says he wants Suresh to stay with the company (not only because Mohinder is a knowledgeable professor who carries the cure for the superpowers in his bloodstream, but also as a sort of moral advisor.) Uhh, Bob is lying. But, since Suresh is not good with important decisions, he stays. Bonus: he now has that psycho Niki as his partner. But she's "cured." (note the bunny ears again).
Back to Monica Dawson for a brief moment. Bob takes her home and gives her an alibi, a dossier full of important contacts, and a video ipod. I am looking forward to next week when Monica knows how to do...well, everything.
Hiro, Kensei, & Yaeko (via Ando)
"First you show me that I can be harmed by no weapon and then you cut me deeper than any blade possibly could." --Kensei
Things finally came to a head with Hiro, Yaeko, and Kensei. Hiro helps save Yaeko's father but in his attempt to finish fixing history he listens to his heart and messes it all up again. After watching Hiro and Yaeko share a kiss, an enraged and heartbroken Kensei turns them over to White Beard.
I wonder if Kensei will forgive Hiro and together they will fight White Beard or if Hiro will have to fight both Kensei and White Beard in the coming episodes. Does anyone else think that Hiro will ultimately become Kensei ( not become the actual person obviously but take Kensei's place in the legendary samurai stories)? Hiro has already led Kensei through so many of his legendary battles. If it wasn't for Hiro, Kensei would be drunk and arm wrestling for money.
Sylar, Maya Herrera, & Alejandro Herrera
The annoying twins are back. I was so happy to have them gone last week. Tweedle Dee can kill people and Tweedle Dum can bring them back to life by holding hands with Tweedle Dee. I still don't understand where all that bad energy goes when he takes it in and saves her from destroying people with the black tears.
Probably the most important development with these twins is that Sylar convinces Maya to use her powers intentionally. If you'll remember, Maya has major moral issues with her powers. In fact, she thinks her power is a curse and is going to see Dr. Suresh (Senior) to fix herself. Also, do I detect a little romance blooming between Maya and Sylar, I mean, Gabriel?
After the dangerous trio cross the border, Alejandro gets into a fist fight with Sylar. Big mistake, dude. Didn't you watch season one? Oh wait, I forgot, you don't speak English. Speaking of speaking English, I bet he wishes that he knew what the heck Sylar was saying to him. Sylar's plans are to get his powers back then take Maya's. If he can't get his powers back, Maya is still a nice consolation prize.
Noah Bennet & The Haitian
This week we found out what trouble Noah and memory-stealing Haitian are up to in Russia. He visited the home of Ivan (a former employee of the company) to find out where Isaac Mendez's paintings are hidden. After threatening to take Ivan's memories of his deceased daughter, Ivan finally gave up the location of the paintings. Then Noah killed him.
Yep, that just happened. I thought we were going to see a softer side of Noah this season. The murder seemed so cold-blooded. Also interesting was Noah's piqued interest in Ivan's offer to rejoin the Company. Didn't he seem all too interested in the idea of not having to hide his family anymore? I thought he had sworn off the Company though.
After many rewinds and pauses with my DVR, here's what I got. Feel free to leave comments about what you think the paintings are of.
"What does it mean?" --Noah
--A painting of Hiro and Kensei fighting each other.
--A painting of Claire sprawled out on the high school stairs.
--A painting of a white hand with a vial (maybe Bob handing the shot to Mohinder?)
--A painting of a blonde girl banging on a window (Niki?)
--A painting of Peter looking in a mirror that says BioHazard on it.
--A painting of a guy with a broken nose and a gun. (Peter? Adam?)
--A painting of Noah on the floor with glasses broken and dead. A blonde girl being held or kissed by someone in the background. (Claire and West?)
|Yes and when he does, look out world.||625 (76.9%)|
|No, he will just use Maya's powers.||188 (23.1%)|