Monday, October 1, 2007


We open on torture of naked Peter. Okay, I'm done. That's all I need to see for the rest of the evening. Oh, wait there s like story or something going on here.

Okay, apparently Peter's big shipping crate was supposed to be ful of iPods, not naked Peter. I already have an iPod so I'm happy with the naked Peter. In fact I wouldn't have objected if they'd sent me naked Peter in my iPod box. An Irish chick named Caitlin shows up to mop up his blood. She should leave that on—it looks good on him. Plus after she cleans him up she discovers he's all healed up already. Peter ends up in the back of her brother's bar, still all tied up and naked. Actually I think that happened earlier but I was too distracted by the nakedness and bondage to notice. Anyway, he escapes just in time to use his power to take out some bad sorts who attack Caitlin. Unfortunately they have a longstanding feud with Caitlin's brother, and this just makes it worse. The brother--no I didn't get his name did I mention naked Peter is really distracting?--tells Peter he has to help with a "job" before he'll give Peter a box full of everything Peter had on him when he was discovered in the crate. Apparently we're supposed to be really excited about this box. I'm not. What's it got in it? Credit cards? A driver's license? A couple quarters and a condom? Yeah, not getting excited.

The Bennet family continues to have issues blending in. Mom is a little more cognizant than she was at the end of last season, and Mr. Bennet doesn't find Mr. Nakamura's death unexpected. Apparently Isaac left behind 8 paintings that hadn't come true yet, and one of them presaged Nakamura's death. Claire struggles with her place at school, and her curiosity about the limits of her powers. Finally she cuts off her own toe with a pair of scissors (EWWWWW), and it grows back. Unfortunately, West sees this through her window.

Matt investigates the Squished Nakamura crime scene, where he unwittingly meets up with Ando, who explains the symbol. Matt interrogates Angela Petrelli, who senses and doesn't appreciate Matt's telepathic addition to the questioning. He then talks to Nathan, who still has the scary beard. Angela is attacked in her holding cell and a picture of her is left behind with the symbol on it.

Hiro continues to try to get Kensei back in order, without much cooperation from Kensei himself. So Hiro puts on the armor and heads out to go be heroic himself. He finds the swordsman's daughter fighting off a gang of mean Samurai bullies, and uses his powers to best them, with much mwa ha ha-ing. Afterwards he shares a cheesy moment with the swordsman's daughter in a cherry orchard. He goes back to fetch the real Kensei so they can go rescue the swordsmith. Kensei is shot down by the renegade samurais...but his wounds heal as Hiro watches.

Mohinder shows up for his first day on the job with the Company, looking tres fine in a linen suit. They send him to Haiti to look at a man they think has the virus. In Haiti he finds... wait for it.... the Haitian! Who'd've guessed? Anyway, apparently he's sick. Mohinder cures him and gets his memory wiped as thanks. back home with new housemate Matt, he checks in with Mr. Bennet. And then the Haitian shows up at Copy Kingdom.

Maya and Alejandro find shelter with an old friend. A fortuneteller is freaked out when she reads Maya's palm. As they get closer to the border, they get separated again and the eye-bleedy thing is released. Alejandro comes back and cures it, but their guide abandons them.

While Hiro's story is getting a bit more interesting, noobs Maya and Alejandro still aren't doing much for me. Claire's actually proving more intriguing to me this season so far than last. I think it's because her hair isn't so annoying. But overall? I'd like to request more tied-up Peter.