Monday, May 14, 2007


I missed some bits here and there due to a GIGANTIC FREAKING HAILSTORM. Jeez. Why is the weather interfering with my TV viewing?

Hiro deems himself unfit to wield the (now broken) sword, becuse he wasn't able to kill Sylar. Hiro insists they can get the sword fixed. Apparently you can find anything in the yellow pages, including people who repair Samurai swords with funky symbols on them. Seeing the lines at the polls, they stop by to talk to Nathan and tell him he goes bad in the future. Of course they didn't realize it was really Sylar. But Nathan still seems like he's planning to carry out Linderman's plans. This disappoints Hiro.

They head for the swordsmith's, where the symbol is on prominent display. And where Hiro's dad shows up. Mr. Nakamura tells Hiro about the history of the sword, while training him in its use. He's pretty spry for an old guy. After an hour or two of training, Hiro feels he's ready to face Sylar. But Ando, thinking Hiro has weaseled out, buys his own sword and heads out to save the world himself.

Today's election day, and Nathan is down in the polls. Linderman tells Nathan his father also had powers, but he was weak, and didn't live up to his potential. Heidi isn't happy about Linderman being in their house. While she's talking to him, she moves her foot. She gets up out of her wheelchair. Mom Petrelli's handiwork?

Niki (or Jessica) and DL scope out New York, looking for Linderman and Micah. Micah's still with Candice, being bribed with comic books. After Linderman gives Micah a pep talk, Candice takes him to the voting booths and has him make them all vote for Nathan. Um, I think that's cheating.

As Peter seems to lose control of his powers, with his hands going all glowy, he asks Clarie to shoot him, but then gets things under control before she has to. Claire tells her dad about her parentage. Bennet tells her they're here to destroy the tracking system. Something makes me think we met the tracking system last week and she was all cute and Molly-like.

Bennet sends Claire with Ted and Peter to hide out in Nebraska. Sounds like Sylar's going to tag along. Dude, nobody invited you. But Peter has picked up Matt's telepathy, and tunes in on Sylar, so they can avoid him, but then Ted is spotted by the FBI and nabbed. Claire and Peter escape via Peter's invisibility powers, but Ted's kinda SOL, since Sylar tipped off the cops.

Ted is taken away in chains. Sylar interferes with the truck. By "interferes" I mean "telekinetically smashes it all to hell." Head-slicing commences.

Peter and Claire get stuck in the resulting traffic jam. They discover what's happened to Ted. Peter asumes Sylar's going to do the kaboom thing. Probably a reasonable guess. Since Sylar killed Peter last time they fought, Peter is understandably reluctant to fight him again. C'mon, all the cool kids have died twice--Buffy Summers, Dean Winchester... It's a good club to join.

Matt uses his mojo to to get himself and Bennet into Linderman's building. DL and Niki show up, as well. Niki remembers throwing Matt out the window. Awkward much? They team up.

Mohinder is still treating Molly, who's responding well. Her powers are coming back, too. Molly is, indeed, the little girl Matt rescued way back in... whatever that episode was a really long time ago. Episode 2? She's also the tracking system he and Bennet have come to destroy. Thompson arrives to spirit them both away to safety, then he goes out to face Matt and Bennet. Bennet kills Thompson while Mohinder watches on surveillance. Bennet holds a gun on Molly, undeterred by her cute Mollyness. Mohinder interferes--standoff!!

Miki and DL confront Linderman--except that looks more like Jessica, casue she's throwing Linderman around like a rag doll. They're really not very happy with him, are they? Linderman offers Jessica 20 million to kill her husband. But Niki wins out. Linderman shoots DL, and then DL puts his fist through Linderman's head, a la Connor and Jasmine in S4 of Angel. DL collapses and dies in Dean's arms. I mean Niki's. Sorry, still haven't recovered from last week's Supernatural. And why do they keep killing off the hot guys? There should be a law.

Nathan arrives with Heidi back in her wheelchair, in spite of her protests, to make his victory speech. Sounds like he stole one of Dean Winchester's mix tapes. His speech about peace and happiness is intercut with Linderman and DL dying, and Mohinder and Bennet holding guns on each other and on Molly. Yes, it's meant to be ironic. Sylar practices using Ted's powers. And man, that just can't be good.

Next week is our Season One finale. News has come down the pike today from the NBC upfronts that not only has Heroes been renewed (although I think we knew that already), but they're doing a sort of Heroes miniseries over the summer called Heroes: Origins. It'll run six episodes, and supposedly will introduce new characters, at least one of which might join the series permanently for Season Two. Also announced--Heroes will remain in its current timeslot.

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