Another free moment - I loved how in the whole ep, Ando is worried about the mission and talking of just taking off and abandoning - while Hiro stoically insists they must follow destiny, that their glorious future awaits, that HE will never give up, HE will come back for Ando HE will never abandon his friend or the quest and then "Father!"
At this point,all the Star Trek jokes so far, are suddenly even funnier. But I honestly thought we'd hear the next line, Hiro suddenly pointing to Ando "It's his fault! He made me do it! Gambling was his idea!"
Now - go figure. Nathan and Mohinder ganging up on Peter. Is that how you would have pegged this going a few weeks back? I dont think so. Mohinder getting his patients by hook or by crook, the two of them (well, Nathan's hired thugs more likely) dragging Peter off?
I'm sure I imagined that Mohinder and Peter -starting off with mutual goals - excited about the idea that people were 'special', anxious to prove themselves, would end of thick as theives, and that they -along with all the others - would be likely involved in an intervention to drag an unwilling Nathan along to help them out.
Instead Nathan has decided to help - only to him, help means something a little more selfserving - he will have a conversation with Mohinder that is blindingly two faced, asking about how the genetics work while denying they are anything more than a fantasy in the same breath. But Mohinder tells him that if he studies Peter, he might be able to (possibly) stop the abilities from those who dont want it, and Nathan suddenly sees giving Peter over to Mohinder to study as his own personal godsend. He can save the city, his brother and get rid of this flying ability in one blow - that's why he brings a goon to the door and probably has a few more bodyguards in the limo. He's got a new plan, turn Peter to a labrat, keep it all underwraps till he can get rid of it. And 'curing' Peter of any abilites is only a slight second to his wish to cure himself, because he cant trust Peter to keep quiet about it. Nathan fears an 'outing' in the family more than anything else right now.
Nathan the Shark - kinda scary. No morals, just goals.
Claire, poor Claire, is struggling with this new life. And it looks like she accidently gave away Blink, who, apparently just this once, didnt follow an order - and now his whole world is in jeopardy. We'll see how long this lasts - remember how in the beginning of the series we kept saying 'that girl needs to get out of that house!' I'm saying it again now.. HRG really does care for her, but he is devoted to his little cult world and, like Nathan, has no morals, just goals. He admires morals in others, tho he doesnt seem to share them. I'm not sure what he'll do at this point .. but its going to be .. .. not good.
Sylar. Sylar is a bad man. Bad, bad man.
I came up with a solution, but they need Blink to take care of it. And ...
With Chris and Peter - oh ... Chris (I love to watch him) is that erratic mad man who lives with his gift as a lone theif. He may have no choice ..its hard to apply for a job once you turn invisible, and the never ever having anyone look you in the eye bit ... no wonder all invisible men go mad
"If you got thin soup, that's your supper" probably sums up everything about him that you need to know. But look out, he's not used to needing people.
"One of those" - so Chris has met a lot of empaths (Oh, and yes, I'm calling him Chris, bcs the only name I got out of the ep was Claude Rains (sp)
and ..gotta call him something! Better the actor's name than another actor's name
) which makes me wonder .. how many empaths are running around in NYC? 8 billion people, I imagine there are a few. But still, if Peter isnt the only one.. Chris warns him about not following him, that smarter men have tried..
So Chris, presumably, is HRG proof. Or worse yet, he's the ploy sent out to catch the empaths, since the usual method wont work .. but I dont really think that. But I do wonder what happens to the other empaths. Does Chris give them a chance, then if they fail the first warning .. does he come after them? After all, if he attacks them, both the assailant and the victim are invisible - the body wont even be visible till after Chris walks a ways away. Track them down to their apartments and live there for a few weeks? Stash the body somewhere and maybe get a couple months out of it.
Or maybe, he really means it when he says he's not going to let Peter kill everybody. He's really going to try to teach him, or even kill him, to solve the exploding problem
All three of these scenerios mean he cant let someone grab Peter for their labrat, he has to help him escape either way. What happens next is anyone's guess.
But in the nightmare, the changed one for the end of the ep, he was laughing. That just .. bodes ill. The question is begged, why is he laughing if its the end of the world? (or at least NYC) Probably not 100% related, he could be laughing at tricking Peter and not take the end of the world seriously .. or maybe he's been invisible so long, dying in a nuclear blast doesnt phase him, he doesnt feel connected enough to the world.
Or maybe he's just laughing because he is a maniacial Ben Kenobi and enjoys his students mistakes, and tries to unnerve them into getting the lesson done
one note about the continuity - I applauded them before for pointing out that the day they got their powers up thru half the season was only 2 weeks, making it from Oct 2nd, to about Oct 16, which is right for Homecoming. But then Peter was in a coma for two weeks and the story picks up for everybody there, and then Ando turns to Hiro and reminds him the bomb goes off Nov 8th. Which means just a few days, a week or more at best. And then Ando finishes that off with "which gives us only three weeks to stop"
3 weeks from a day or so before Halloween to Nov 8th? Did we get a new calender? Was a new two week month added in?
Why the heck did they make such a big deal about it being two weeks after the two weeks they started from, if they wanted those two weeks back? Why not just say it was 3 days later, or even 1 week, because if they dont mention dates, we can fudge a few days and say 2.5-3weeks. But this....I'm lost as to why they would add two weeks to the date if they dont want them.
Or are Hiro and Ando just really, really, confused about time now?