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Caught up on Heroes

Spoilers behind the cut.

No, really. Don't read any further if you're not caught up on Heroes.

My record of shows that I like being negatively impacted by outside forces continues unbroken: Heroes succumbs to my television curse by getting thrown off course by the writer's strike.

I do understand that the plot got painted into a corner by the strike, and some things happened with characters that were totally uncharacteristic for them because they had to resolve some points very quickly. Nathan was apparently originally supposed to get the virus, I've heard, rather than getting shot.

But ... Mohinder shooting Noah seemed totally out of character. And Hiro? Talking about honoring his father, and then burying Adam alive? Let me repeat that: burying Adam alive. That's so out of character for contemporary Hiro that it's jarring, and it's too abrupt a shift into future Hiro. I know they're as much as saying that Adam's coming back (fine with me - David Anders is excellent in this sort of role), but surely there was some other way. I think Masi Oka has done a very good job of letting little bits of Hiro maturing peek through, but the writing failed him in certain places. Poor Ando. They need to find more for him to do. Ditto The Haitian.

Side note: again, someone else's comment, but they said that Monroe will dig his way out into Arvin Sloane's Rambaldi cave. Hee. :) Buried alive immortal Alias cast members FTW! And then Jack Bristow, my original television daddy crush, will save the day because you do not mess with Spydaddy, but I digress.

On the subject of daddy crushes, Claire dating biodaddy's power much? I still don't like West. I know we're supposed to be all on the Likey West Train now, but I'm just not. They'd better not do their Claire/Noah trust relationship reset again. Not after this. Claire, how many times does your adoptive father have to die for you to get it? Speaking of adopted daughters, Molly is getting on my nerves. I think it's Adair Tishler's voice: she has just a slight whine in her pitch, not her fault, but I find it grating.

Assuming the strike ends sooner rather than later, I hope they'll at least resolve the Caitlin plot thread. It's fine if she's sent off quickly, I wasn't super crazy about that storyline, but just leaving her stranded in the future ... well, although Peter seems to have lost some IQ points this season, I don't think he'd just completely forget her. Speaking of the Petrellis, please don't kill off the Petrelli brother that actually, y'know, has a functioning brain and some potentially interesting plot threads with being Claire's biological dad. (Quite a lot of speculation that Noah's the one who shot Nathan - adoptive dad kills biodad? Biodad going with Claire's idea of telling the world -- showing the chip off the original block? I don't know. I just know that Nathan is the more interesting Petrelli brother, IMHO, and I'll be annoyed if they let him die after they've just resurrected him.)

Speaking of the less interesting Petrelli brother, if I am ever the evil overload of a sinister organization like The Company, I certainly will not put my incarcerated heroes in cells right next to each other, especially if there's an adjoining vent.

I'm not the first person to make this point, but as one fan said, Claire's blood A) apparently doesn't heal vision impairment and B) there's a Lenscrafters next door to Primatech Paper. :) It's okay, writers. It's part of the character's signature, and if you'd actually killed Noah the Morally Grey Daddy, I really would have quit watching.

Mama Petrelli and Bob Bishop apparently both were A+ students at the School of Bad Parenting.

On the bright side, I'm glad Alejandro is gone. Now we just have to get rid of Maya, although I assume they kept her around for some yet-to-be revealed S3 reason. They've laid the groundwork for Elle going good. Matt was my favorite character last season, and he became even more interesting in S2. His new abilities are even more ethically challenging (Maybe Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson has his power? :) ). I also really like the character of Monica Dawson. For me, she's provided a bit of the hope and gee-wowness that Hiro offered in S1. I'm liking Micah more, too. Mr. Muggles remains awesome.

"We will never speak of this again." Hee. :)

I still want Claude to come back.

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goodjoan
Dec. 6th, 2007 12:10 pm (UTC)
I think we got a glimpse of the creepy West in the last episode, when he asked Clarie to stop. I wasn't sure if he was going to stand there and pout or rush at her and try to kill her! I agree about the Hiro part. In one moment he's happily yelling Huzzah for the flying man, then is all dark and broody a few minutes later. I told myself that he doesn't know a way to kill him, and clearly he cannot be imprisoned 'traditionally' so he had to find a place to put him where he really was trapped. Plus, it was sort of an eye for an eye! Though, realistically, he could dig his way out in a matter of some years, unless he's only immortal while he can breathe! I was hoping for something more creative though, a tropical island in the future after the virus so there is no one to find him, a hole in the ice in antarctica where he might freeze solid. There are so many fun options!

I love Mr Muggles! "You'll never leave me will you?" *whimper* *runs away*
pointedview
Dec. 10th, 2007 10:11 pm (UTC)
I agree - I thought West looked all hovering and controlling in that scene, too. It seems that we're not alone: he's in the top three for most-hated new characters of this season!

I had thought Hiro might imprison Adam in a different time, but I guess that made it too hard in the writers' minds to get him back for next season.
jasondemotte
Dec. 7th, 2007 02:56 am (UTC)
I agree about Claude. He just dropped off the radar. Even if he came back for an episode or two they could have wrapped up his storyarc better.

I disagree about Molly. I genuinely like her, and I think her actress is one of the best child actor's I've seen in recent memory.

Regarding Mohinder shooting Noah, the only excuse I can think of is if he had reason Claire's blood on tap, but even then you think he could have gone for a much less fatal shot then the head just in case it didn't work. Of course then again, I could see Noah just shrugging off anything less then a fatal wound to save his family.

I think Hiro works best with Ando around. They were a great duo but this year they were barely together except for a few minutes.

With Caitlin, I wonder since the breakout didn't happen if the future she was left in just changed around her, like it shifted sideways and all of sudden everyone's alive and she just missed out on a year of her life (Peter and Caitlin jumped to 2008 right? So maybe next season or in volume 3 they'll find her in an asylum rambling about a plague that no one else remembers).

There were a lot of disappointmens this season. I think with the big threat of Sylar/New York going boom really gave something to look forward to. The plague this year came in too late and was resolved too quickly. Even Kring admitted they made some mistakes. Either in vol. 3 or season 3 I hope they address some of them. It's still a great show, but it's having a classic case of the sophmore blues.

Ok, disorgainized rambling is done.
pointedview
Dec. 10th, 2007 10:17 pm (UTC)
I should clarify about Molly: I like her character just fine, and I don't have a problem with her interpretation of the character per se, it's just her voice that I find irksome. Your auditory perception may vary. :)

Totally agreed on Mohinder's shot. After all, he didn't know it was going to work.

Like you, I hope the sophomore blues are over!
proftlb
Dec. 8th, 2007 04:52 pm (UTC)
I just finished catching up in time for dinner tonight:)

After watching the last 5 episodes in a row, the single biggest thing that's bugging me is how Claire's blood regenerated a dead man's head when it was injected into his arm. There's no heart pumping to get it there...

I'm willing to cut Peter some slack in this season. He spent most of it with amnesia, and I think getting the memories back threw him for a bit of a loop. (Though he is hopelessly naive, so maybe I'm too optimistic that he will be a little less foolish in future seasons.) Hopefully he'll remember that he can read minds in the future when dealing with a person who says they want to save the world, but everyone else is saying is a bad guy.
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