Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Thoughts on HEROES: Week 10 - Truth and Consequences

Peter - I guess I shouldn't be to upset by this, seeing as how Peter's memory is all swiss-cheesed to Hell... but it seems like his common sense/basic decency should have kicked in by now. Granting that everything he's seen of The Company is enough to convince him they're all-out evil and that he's just barely getting an inkling that Adam might not be being totally straight with him either... you'd think Hiro showing up and saying "Adam is a bad guy" might be enough to make him at least say "Okay... let's talk." rather than going Super-Sayien with the electrics.

Sure, he and Hiro met all of two times - and one of those doesn't count as it was Hiro from an alternate timeline - but Hiro has never given Peter any reason to think he wasn't trustworthy.

Mohinder - I had hope for a moment. We all knew after last week that Mohinder had to be the one to save Bennet. And when Mohinder mentioned the plan to bring down The Company and how it was Bennet's paranoia that brought them to that point... I thought that Mohinder's next words were going to be something like...

"You're lucky that I still know who my friends are. And that the one person they suspect less of being a spy than a humble doctor is the humble doctor who ratted out their old agent, who they now think is dead. They won't see either of us coming, now."

Because figuring out a way to make the paintings come true and then exploiting that to fuck The Company over... that's something a SMART person would do.

Where the hell is Bennet being held that The Company won't find him, anyway?

Claire - I don't know if Hayden Pantierre is just talented enough to bring the full 9 out of everything she is given or if the writers just like the character of Claire so much that they give her the best lines... but DAMN, solid scenes all around.

Sylar and the Wonder Twins - One Down. One to Go. Please?

Everyone in New Orleans - You know what? I liked this whole bit. Much as I hate the WiR moment with Monica, a part of me is glad that photographic reflexes aren't being made out to be the be-all/end-all power like they are in certain comic books. Being able to memorize a Bruce Lee kata doesn't really help much if you don't have the tactical mind to be able to improvise the moves.

Hiro - Best cliffhanger of the year, even if the fight is going to be ludicrously one-sided.

So... the ads after the show has promised us that two heroes will die. But which two?

Well, it depends on who we consider a "hero". Powered people? The actual good guys? Is something going to happen that will redefine who all the good-guys are? Well, assuming that we aren't going to have any "don't count" deaths (i.e. Claire's blood bringing people back) and that all powered people are included...

Pros: Minor character, already injured, looking to prove herself - possible martyr
Cons: Too cool to die, no obvious method for her to die in next episode
Odds: 10 to 1

Pros: Minor character, Company Founder, also seems to be seeking some degree of redemption
Cons: No obvious method for him to die in next episode
Odds: 20 to 1

Pros: Main bad guy for this Series, Has it coming, Has one of the most powerful people on the show after his head.
Cons: Near impossible to kill
Odds: 10 to 1

Pros: Weakened condition, has threatened Molly, actor has to go on hiatus for movie role
Cons: Death now after last season would be real cheap, adverts have all but said he survives, death depends on Mohinder doing smart thing.
Odds: 500 to 1

Pros: None, save that The Company may want to silence her before she outs herself to the world as she threatened Elle.
Cons: Most popular character on show, most popular actress outside of show, near impossible to kill.
Odds: 500 to 1

Pros: None really. Everyone already thinks he's dead and he's being held captive in a Primatech facility.
Cons: Cheap to have him die so soon after a fake death, no obvious means of death other than anti-climactic one being shot escaping from Primatech
Odds: 100 to 1

Pros: Spends next issue facing off against two heroes who have best shot of actually doing it, according to previews.
Cons: Near impossible to kill.
Odds: 100 to 1

Pros: Has been becoming more heroic all season - sacrifice here would mean redemption
Cons: No obvious means of him dying in the next episode, so far.
Odds: 100 to 1

Pros: Apparently will be involved in fight at Primatech according to adverts - could get killed by Peter easily if caught off guard.
Cons: With warning, could use his powers as a good defense even against Peter, popular actor/character.
Odds: 100 to 1

Pros: Noble sacrifice to save world totally in character, was last seen charging most powerful metahuman on the planet with a sword the last time we saw him
Cons: Most popular male character on show, most popular actor outside of show, will piss off too many fans.
Odds: 500 to 1

Pros: Suffering from Shanti virus and Mohinder isn't on the way with his promised cure, about to go into fight to save cousin in-law from gang-bangers, not a popular character
Cons: Ali Larter brings in horny 20-something male viewers
Odds: 5 to 1

Pros: Was in clutches of Sylar last time we saw her.
Cons: Unbelievable shit-storm if young girl is killed in this show.
Odds: 100 to 1

Pros: Was getting ready to go into fight against gang-bangers last time we saw him
Cons: Unbelievable shit-storm if young boy is killed in this show.
Odds: 100 to 1

Pros: Was seen being carried off by gang-members the last time we saw her.
Cons: Unbelievable shit-storm if first black female hero on the show is killed in the same season that introduced her after failing her first mission as a superhero.
Odds: 100 to 1

Pros: No powers, going into confrontation with Sylar, no common sense
Cons: Tim Kring has stated Mohinder is one of few safe characters since he needs an everyman, God doesn't like me enough to smite Mohinder, Sylar needs him alive.
Odds: 500 to 1

Pros: Sylar's plaything, no common sense, most hated character introduced this season and possibly of the entire show's run
Cons: The writers have shown an annoying tendency to not give the fans what they want and we all want Maya dead.
Odds: Even Money

1 comment:

  1. I think Micah already has that lesson down from his dad, though. At least, he should. Also, I really don't like Niki dying and am hoping that maybe the flip of this is that she'll wind up learning that she can't hide from what she is.
    And yeah - I think Matt could be a possibility too, though I have my own thoughts on Isaac and how he could wind up having a big part to play in what comes next that is a post unto itself.
    And yes... in a fair and just world Sylar would kill Maya and Mohinder, flee just as Matt, Peter and Hiro show up and run off - totally cured - ready to lick his wounds and wait until Zach is done playing Spock or the writer's strike ends - whichever comes first.