Monday, September 22, 2008
Thoughts on HEROES, Season 3, Chapter 1 - The Second Coming and Chapter2 - The Butterfly Effect
8:01 - Can you say Days of Future Past? I knew you could. We've seen this coming since the previews where we saw the Future Peter... but it's still neat to see them actually screwing with causality. This can't end well.
8:06 - I'm not dead yet! I'm getting better! Only question is... residual affect from Adam Monroe's blood? Or something weirder? Maybe Sylar just showed up and is telekinetically moving the body to screw with Peter?
8:09 - Yeah. I try and do that at work too. But who doesn't? And who wouldn't if they were bored, at work and had phenomenal cosmic power over time and space?
8:11 - THERE'S a Sylar. "Detour from the career path." Heh.
8:13 - Yes, this is what I wanted to see. A remake of Friday the 13th. You'd think Claire would be smart enough to run to an open area rather than locking herself in with the psycho. Hope there's a plan here.
8:14 - Dammit! Maya didn't kill Mohinder by accident!
8:18 - I like the speedster chick.
8:22 - Nice to see that some things never change though and Matt Parkman: God's Punching Bag is one of them. Big question though... is that Peter the Future Peter, unscarred because he changed the future and doesn't have a place to go back to? Did Future Peter stop time so he could talk to his present self and explain things before going and that really IS Peter attempting to keep the secret safe? Curiouser and curiouser.
8:30 - Okay. Nice reversal here, even as I am nervous about Nathan becoming a flying Fundie. But Nathan being the one to talk about everyone being connected through hope and dreams as Peter, the Empath, is becoming more insulated and ruthless... Even money Nathan has to talk Peter down again later.
8:32 - Typical Mohinder. Pressed into finding a way to remove a person's super-powers (didn't the Shanti virus do that in a relatively non-lethal fashion with what Sylar had anyway?) and he finds - within hours - the way to do the exact opposite. Yep. He found a magical potion to give a person superpowers after having spent the better part of the last four months trying to CURE superpowers.
8:34 - Betcha anything that squeak noise was Noah opening the door and getting ready to unload six armor-piercers into Sylar. And I'm not just saying that because we know from the commercials that Claire doesn't die yet. :)
8:38 - Well, nice to see that my theory on the HOW of Sylar stealing powers was confirmed. And yay - not dead Claire. But wow... immortal Sylar. I guess this means we won't see him going after the guy with unbreakable skin from the unused Season 2 footage.
8:41 - Mohinder wants to become a superhero. I see no problem with this whatsoever. And I'm not just saying that because the odds of him getting killed are higher if he's out trying to fight Sylar. And yeah - I hate Maya even more with this self righteous "why can't you cure me?" and "It is EVIL!" talk.
8:42 - I know the Superheroes as Angels thing has been done before, but I can't think of where except for Rising Stars.
8:44 - Okay - I did NOT see that coming. Linderman survived getting his brain punched? Fuck! That means D.L. nearly got killed, recovered and then died for nothing!
8:45 - Hey, it's Captain Sheridan! And Ali Larter in a sexy outfit! And she has a new personality!
8:46 - Commercial Time... hey a comedy about a guy meeting a hot girl on-line. How unrealistic. (Just kidding Sierra baby! Love you!)
8:49 - Dune. Desert planet. Heh.
8:50 - Hiro is actually being kind of smart here. When has going to the past actually FIXED anything? Besides, it would be too boring if he popped back and told himself not to open the safe.
8:51 - Ando betrays Hiro? And Ando has red-lightning powers? Okay... that has me hooked if nothing else.
8:52 - Is it too much to hope Mohinder just ODed on the stuff and died?
8:53 - Ah. Angela. And she reveals her power here. Dreams the future. So THAT'S where he got the weird dream vision from. And that IS Future Peter. And Peter is now in another body?
8:54 - What the... I thought they let Noah loose? What was his deal with The Company then?
8:55 - Watch out for snakes! heh heh.
8:56 - Super Strength? Of course Mohinder would get the most boring power... and a world being ripped apart at the seams.
8:57 - Okay... new level to Claire here. No longer feeling pain... no longer feeling anything? Could explain cold remorseless killer in future.
8:58 - Hmm.. recycling the nightmare scene from what would have been Season 2: Episode 13, but they cut down on the footage of Claire struggling before being beheaded. Good call. Hard for that to play on the family hour unedited.
9:00 - Peter pulling a Hiro. Doing the string theory thing. Of course - in grand comic-book tradition - he probably is going to cause the future he is trying to prevent anyway.
9:03 - Oh hell... he just made the Super Soldier formula! And I really do NOT need to see this. Especially thinking about their freak babies.
9:05 - And... is he dead yet?
9:09 - Oh thank the gods! I thought Sylar was going to have a musical number watching down the street like in Spider-Man 3!
9:11 - Okay... how did Niki/Jessica/Whoever have time to become an advisor/whore for a Governor if it's only been a matter of days since Niki died! Unless... wait! She's not a medium! She's a cloner! Or Ali Larter is just playing some other woman who just happens to be the spitting image of Niki Sanders? Interesting...
9:13 - Hiro takes the fight to the thief. Should it be a bad sign that I care more about this than most anything else now?
9:14 - Peter being the nice guy. Been way too long since we've seen that. And hey - what ever happened to his Irish girlfriend in the alternate alternate future, now that I think of it?
9:16 - Commercial: Adam Sandler and Disney. Two bad tastes that go worse together!
9:18 - "I can heal but what kind of lame power is that? I'm still a victim!" - Nice anti-WiR speech there. And yeah. Peter just made things TOTALLY worse by going to talk to Claire, didn't he?
9:21 - Tracy Strauss eh? Huh. Yeah. Linderman is totally screwing around with things isn't he? Damned if I know how though...
9:23 - Oh gods... Sylar just got into Ward E. This is going to be very interesting or very... well, he may just barely get out alive at this point even with Claire's power.
9:25 - Okay... if Elle just took out Sylar in a very awesome fashion, I can totally live with us no longer having Kristen Bell on the show. Fair trade?
9:28 - Okay! Elle is still alive!
9:30 - I think Hiro just jumped to Chaotic Good...
9:31 - Hmmm... Peter absorbed a shape-shifter's powers at some point.
9:32 - Wow. Bad-ass Peter does have a heart. That's the Peter we know and love and missed.
9:34 - Huh. Did NOT see that coming! And just as soon as he entered the show, The Greatest American Hero is gone. Believe it or not! :) Ice Queen indeed.
9:38 - Nice. Noah is loose and Sylar is caught. Too bad all the other unseen baddies got loose in the process. Elle is free to move on and... oh gods... PLEASE don't tell me Angela is going to try and put Sylar to work!
9:40 - "Does Batman put Robin in danger when he sets a trap for Catwoman?" That may be line of the week.
9:43 - Oh hell... and this was so good without these two do gst...
9:44 - Umm... you injected yourself with an untested sample and NOW you're shocked that something bad and unexpected happened. (Comic Book Guy voice) Worst. Scientist. Ever!
9:47 - The one superpower worse than talking to fish? Talking to turtles.
9:48 - Ah! Nice fake-out. Turns out Matt is blessing the rains down in Africa. And another future painter... I like this guy already.
9:50 - Okay. Curiouser and curiouser.
9:52 - A fear-causer. A flame-thrower. A German magnetic-manipulator. And whoever Peter became... and that's just FOUR of them.
9:53 - Hey, Merideth the Flame-Throwing Mom is back.... huh. This isn't going to go well either, is it?
9:54 - Peter put his past self in someone else's body.... HOW?!?!?
9:55 - Wait... so Peter is now riding in the body of a dangerous criminal but it's the Quantum Leap thing where everybody sees the criminal instead of Peter and now Peter is going along with the escaped baddies to try and stop them? Okay... that is cool... assuming I understand all that.
9:56 - And... wait... how the heck is Angela mind-controlling Sylar if she's a pre-cog?
I've got more questions than answers but... wow. This is going to be a glorious train-wreck... or something special.