Heroes: Four Months Ago
Adam Monroe: "Good, then...Shall we save the world?"
So, if you're a hero, a lot can happen in four months. And, apparently, a lot is going to happen in the next three episodes as our favorite heroes have to save the world (and probably the cheerleader) again. From those scenes from next week's Heroes, it looks like there may be a stand-off coming between the two father-daughter pairs on the show (Noah/Claire & Bob/Elle). I can't wait to see that.
Some may disagree with me, but I thought this was a great episode. I know nothing really moved forward in the "present-day plot" so to speak, but we got a lot of much-needed answers about some of the key players on the show. And, most importantly, Peter Petrelli got his memory back. Brainless Peter was just annoying.
The episode was bookended with scenes in the Montreal warehouse. The beginning scene was basically the same one from last week. Peter throws a lightning bolt which is consumed by Adam's hand. They clearly know each other, but how? They are clearly comrades and this is their rendezvous point, but in what way, and why? By the end, we are back in Montreal and everything (well, almost everything) makes sense.
But in between the show took us back to the first time the heroes saved the world and explained a lot about how we got to where we are now. Most of the episode, much to the dismay of cheerleader fans and Hiro fans, focused on Peter. But I think we needed it . We needed to find out what happened in between Peter saving the world and losing his memory.
Peter and Nathan
I'm sure everyone remembers Nathan flying Peter into outer space to save the world (well, really just New York city). Apparently, Peter told Nathan to let go of him so he could explode, reanimate, and fly back to catch his dying brother. Whoa, I wonder if the cheerleader or Adam exploded, could they reanimate that quickly?
Peter brings his brother to a hospital (because I'm sure regular hospitals can cure a man who has been charred by radioactive energy). However, his plan doesn't go too far because he gets zapped by the sadistic Elle. I was happy to see her back this episode.
Peter (during his stay at the company)
Peter is brought to the company headquarters (presumably the same place they are holding little Mollie and crazy Nikki). At first, Peter completely subscribes to what Bob and Elle are telling him: they can help him by turning off his powers. He even finds out some background information about electricity girl. She burnt down her grandma's house, she shut down a few counties with a blackout, and she has lived at the company headquarters for the better part of her life. She is lonely and eager to get to know Peter. By the way, her version of getting to know him is zapping him everyday and getting a kinky pleasure out of it.
Peter thinks he is being cured but then he starts talking to Adam who says that the company is full of it and convinces Peter to break out. I think I really like this duo. I like Adam Monroe more than I liked Kensei too. Unlike the drunken uncaring Kensei, Adam takes ownership of his powers (clearly he is an evolved version of himself). The two finally meet face to face after Peter regains his powers and walks through the cell wall. Adam uses his blood to heal the crispy Nathan and the two make for their escape.
But, Elle catches them and disables them with a bolt of electricity. She goes to take care of Adam and sends the Haitian to grab Peter. The Haitian locks Peter in the shipping container and tells him that he deserves to choose his own fate. See, if I could choose my own fate, I would choose to keep my memory, but that's just me. To sum up, we found out how Peter ended up shirtless and dirty in a shipping container with no recollection of who he is or how he got there.
D.L., Nikki, and Micah
So, D.L. is not dead. No, wait, he's dead again now. What was the point of bringing him back for forty minutes? We know he loves Nikki. He took a bullet for her last season. Yet our first scene of the super family is at the hospital with a doctor telling Nikki and Micah the good news. Here's why I think they brought him back. Paying the hefty doctor's bills is a good way for Bob to worm his way into Nikki's heart. This way he could make his offer about coming in for tests to get her wacko self under control. I'm still waiting to meet the intelligent side of Nikki's personality. Sure, go run some tests with the company. They are very trustworthy.
Of course Nikki doesn't accept Bob's magnanimous offer, but tries an at-home remedy instead. The three go back to their lives and try to pretend like they don't have super powers. (To clarify, D.L. and Micah have super powers. Nikki just has an infestation of crazy women who live inside her head--a step up from Maya's wonderful power, if you ask me.)
But living a normal life of a car salesperson doesn't last long because Gina (a new slutty personality) takes over Nikki's body. Gina goes to L.A. where she does cocaine and dances with a sleazy guy. D.L. is magically able to locate her in a matter of hours and comes to the rescue. But, alas, he gets shot...again....in the chest. Hopefully this time he will stay dead. Oh, but before D.L. gets shot again, he saves a little girl in a fire. A scene that was sweet but completely unnecessary.
Alejandro and Maya
Alejandro gets married much to Maya's dismay. He's only known the girl for four months and his bride is clearly still in love with Roberto. Maya finds the two having sex and when she threatens to tell her brother, Roberto starts choking her. Bad idea, dude. You don't want to find out what happens when Maya's mascara starts running. I called it right when I heard the conversation between Maya and Alejandro while they were dancing. I said to my husband, "She is going to find that bride cheating on her brother and kill the whole town." Not like this was much to be proud of because when those twins are around, people usually die by suffocation and black mascara. We didn't get too many big answers about them. We just got a bit more of their story (i.e. the first time she used her powers, the first time he brought her back from the "dark side," and how they became outlaws).
So I have to bring this up. Does anyone else think that Peter and Nathan's mother has powers too? Has this been hinted at before? Did I miss something crucial (I think I may have.)? She is one of the key players in the company and Linderman had powers but that doesn't mean that everyone that works for the company is special. It just seemed like she was "persuading" Heidi to do her bidding in this episode. All those shots of Mama Petrelli touching her when she spoke were weird and kind of ominous. She does have two very powerful sons so it would only make sense that she too had some tricks up her sleeve.
Where we left off...
|No, he's just like his old self, Kensei.||1043 (70.4%)|
|Yes, he truly wants to save the world.||438 (29.6%)|