okay, home, laundry done, and I am indulging in baking a few forbidden cookies for far too late to eat snack (and yet, here I am, with planning and forethought)-and picking up my rambling all over the wall comments about our Heroes!
I dont think our wait for Monday was wasted - but where was the cool title intro? I'll have to ck my DVR version to be sure, but the DVD recording at the same time is title-less. I labled it Chapter 4: The Chapter With No Name!
Maybe I lost a couple of seconds tho, and there really is a title. They shouldnt lose those, they are part of the mystique -how will it glide away into the story this time? Graffiti on the wall, etching in the paint ...written on the sidewalk beneath their feet as they walk across it- a note taped across the monitor by the bed? As if it just might be really there, but not?
They need to put those back in. (or I need to ck that DVR for missing seconds as I hit the button.
Okay, when I first watched it, I saw Mohinder doing his civic duty - well, beyond that, the humane thing to do by warning Nathan that a serial killer had targeted him He just couldnt help himself tho, and asked everything he wanted to ask any of Sylar's targets - were they really supermen? Did they have gifts? What were they, how did they feel and react to them?
and then he saw that crazy guy pass him on the street, as he was being hustled away by security for bothering Nathan with his babblings, and he suddenly realized who he
was - that nutcase on the corner, traveling half the world sometimes to babble on your street. He not only felt humiliated, he felt they were justified - he was
insane to have done what he did, of course he wanted nothing more than to leave this place and go home. For the first time he really doubted all those convictions he'd followed for years, that he'd based his thesis on, and his life and his fathers death - the idea that maybe it really all was for nothing, just maybe it was all wrong - his reaction was as strong as his earlier conviction, he wanted to flee, put it all as far behind him as could.
And then Peter shows up at the door - Mohinder doesnt want this, Mohinder doesnt want to deal with the spy, and worst of all, the nutty superhero then admits he only has powers when other superheroes have powers .. give me a break! Evil Waif tho, is desperate. She has
to keep Mohinder here, by hook or by crook. If that means setting him up to chase fruitcakes who happen to be closely related to the real target, fine, that will buy her time. Time to arrange something else, and eh, maybe the lesser brother will be worth a tidbit when all is said and done.
Meanwhile, Peter is having the worst day. I mean, after finding out how good a night he had, I suppose we had to assume it was downhill from there, but first his brother who betrayed him shows up to give him pity money to bribe him, just to get rid of him, how low can you go, then his girl of his dreams flees and tells him she's not coming back, it was just a one night fling. But she still respects him, and maybe later ..
"I dont want to be the rebound guy"
"Too late!" screams the audience "Way too late!"
Maybe that's why you don't like her and Peter - for her its just a relief to be with someone nice and kind and thoughtful, while he is hoping for true love and commitment. She's too busy giving up commitment this month, so she can only hurt him in the long run. (or short long run .. depending how the season plays out later) The artist and she are in love and already hurting each other, so its easier to watch something continue to spiral than something beginning badly.
Anyhow, Peter goes from that to searching out the one guy who might know what's going on, despite his changing photo on the book, only to find out he's intruding on a greiving son who just really, really, doesnt want to talk about this to every random nutcase he must get on his doorstop. (and I dont blame Mohinder for giving out his fathers name to security, keep the insanity in the father)
He finally persuades the guy to go visit the future painting heroin addict "You left that part out!" and then, they cant even get in. Oh, the glare ..
And just when he accidentally says something that really speaks to Mohinder - enter the eerie time splinter with creaking footsteps of doom - and just when someone is finally nice to him (altho the 'hardly recognized you without your scar" wasnt the most welcoming introduction from the future!) to be continued!!
Meanwhile we saw poor Matt, with evil Daddy Dearest leering his cig - um, horn rimmed glasses at him as he speculates aloud on best ways to torture his victim. "Be honest with your reactions. Remember, it's for posterity."
Enter creepy dude with genome chain and the great black nothingness wells up inside Matt’s head - I think that is what is chasing Claire. It could as easily be her dad's henchmen as Sylar (and yes, we all wonder if they are one and the same.. but that voice on the tape... was it the Smoking Man?)
Incidentally, does it bother anyone else that Claire's mom breeds show dogs? Did the Smoking Man choose her for her hobby, so similar to his work, or is her hobby just an small outlet, a spinoff cover for her raising the next breed of victims? Where did her brother come from and did Sylar kill off his parents too? Is that little girl to be delivered next, to replace Claire as Daddy&Mommy Dearest prepare to give her up? I have a horrible feeling she'll show up in the house next ...
Mother seemed so careful to try and cultivate Claire's attentions in the pilot, encouraging her to be different, and hoping to be asked for advice. Daddy has taken over the roll the following eps .. but I dont think Mama is innocent of the goings on of her husbands deeds and intent.
Poor Claire, sobbing while the waffles are being prepared .. doesnt her brother wonder? Is there time in busy series, following an ensemble cast and determined to keep up the ratings to help the show survive - time to cover his reaction to his sister's trauma at all? His future in just a few years... when the time comes, will he think to warn his little sister of the fate he may suspect for himself? Tune in to season 2, or 3 ...
Yes, her geeky friend is a wonder, always able to point out the clear road to the truth for her, whether she chooses to take it or not, -its a pity Dad has already targeted him, that any secrets he holds will be robbed and stolen before he can protect Claire further, he cant help her other than by his advice.
And yes, I had no issues with Claire taking out the psychotic quarterback, but I think Daddy will decide that if she's ready to protect herself that way, its time for him to stop protecting her. I just feel bad for her in the upcoming ep...
We are still missing the vulnerable FBI agent, who looks so much like Matt's wife with blonde hair. What is she doing to find Matt, has there been time for him to be missing? Has she found a better place for the girl - before her doom?
oh - and our Las Vegas moments
Hiro and Ando were quite the pair - loved the Rainman tribute! "You said you wanted a costume
" and poor Hiro was so innocent, wondering at all these people beating up on him, while Ando was filled with gambling fever, and quite a bit of greed.
Bumping shoulders with Niki - Ando's favorite fantasy- as she takes Nathan to the cleaners. I liked the fact that Nathan didnt pretend to be anything other than what he was, a scummy cheating husband who had no intention of leaving his wife and kids, and that Niki discovered what she couldnt do no matter what the pressure. (she even sort of enjoyed the evening) Nathan at least didnt press the issue, he just took what came his way. Oddly, I liked him better this ep .. probably had a lot do with the fact that a scummy cheat looks amazingly better standing next to a psychotic serial rapist that Claire was dealing with in the same ep.
Still, he soon wont have that lower rung to hold him from the bottom, so we'll need to see him doing something that helps somebody out soon if they want to keep him from .. well, joining the Dark Side of Force.
Niki's evil twin tho... no problems there. I think she's going to have to kill Linderman at somepoint .. we'll see how that goes too. (season 2, he'll have a brother
anyhow, enough rambling for tonight - the cookies are eaten and the night wanes on..