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Heroes, 3x14: A Clear And Present Danger

OMG.

I watched the season premiere the other night, with every intention to marathon all of Villains before the new volume started, and changed my mind right after. Honestly, it seemed too fastidious a feat. So imagine my delighted glee in honestly enjoying this episode far more than I had ever expected. (Now, multiply by 9276^432, and you're in the neighboring galaxy.) In short: yay!

I had braced myself for super!evil, cognizant Nathan. Instead, we're shown a misguidedly righteous, "God-fearing" fool. A self-loathing hypocrite. I can live with that. He still believes he's working for the greater good (lols!), and that the evils he commits are of the necessary kind. He still cares for his family, albeit so very cowardly. To be honest, his and Peter's whole new dynamic kind of broke my heart. They did lose each other as brothers and friends. :/ I just can't wait for Nathan to be outed and hunted in turn. That'll be fun.

I love love love that Peter's a paramedic. And his perceived helplessness, gods, there was another heartbreaking sight. I think "you can't save everyone" is possibly the harshest thing you could ever tell him. It's true, but he'll forever refuse to accept it. <\3

I was going to mention the Peter/Mohinder taxi scene next, but pretty much ALL of the character interactions were fantastic. It was so great to see them connect on a more ~normal~ level.

Hiro and Ando brought the LOLS, as always, and were as adorable as ever, too. <3 I'm sure Ando's going to kick some ass on his Ando-cycle! Aw.

Martin Gray was kind of awesome with his could-give-a-fuck 'tude. Also, "I'm sure as hell not the son of a man who repairs watches [...]" LOL NO. NEVER. JUST THE SON OF A TAXIDERMIST. Universe: 1, Sylar: 0. Go him for pwning the capture squad, though.

There is SO MUCH about this ep I liked. Really, it's easier to list the few items that I'm still unsure about. They are as follows:
- Matt gets a new ability out of the blue. Whut?
- Mohinder hasn't been in touch with Matt, so why isn't Matt freaking out about Molly yet?
- I'm having trouble determining HRG's motivation. The most likely thing seems to be a pact to keep Claire safe, but idk... Maybe too obvious?

Everything else: gold. Especially the ending, omgs. (Notice how it mirrors the ending of the pilot.) The imagery was really strong, and if it was meant to set the tone for the rest of this volume, that makes me very optimistic about where it all may be going. Hee!

And the SCORE, mah goodness! The score was really brilliant this week, and not just in that final sequence (which is where it was arguably most noticeable) but throughout the entire show. I feel like the composers have outdone themselves with this episode. Kudos to them!

Lastly, on a far more shallow note, I thought Peter's Iranian colleague was a cutie. I kind of shipped them together for a minute, lols.

So all in all, WELCOME BACK, SHOW! I've missed you tons. Never leave me again!

Polls to follow later tonight.

Date: 2009-02-03 11:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 12-12-12.livejournal.com
It was so awesome! Hiro and Ando's Batcave! Mohinder and Peter laughing about old times! Claire being badass! :D

Date: 2009-02-04 01:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] solitune.livejournal.com
ghsajdklfegerger I hate this show. Just when I start to lose faith, there's a clusterfuck of amazingness.

And I am an idiot: how did the ending mirror the pilot? The only pilot reference I got was the cab scene with Peter and Mohinder (that was TOO CUTE btw).

AND WHERE THE HELL IS MOLLY. I am so confused as to why nobody seems concerned about where she is!! I feel like I've missed something. lol

Date: 2009-02-04 02:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gossy16.livejournal.com
Aww, you're not an idiot! The pilot was a long time ago after all.

The last shot in it is a close-up of Peter's hand clinging onto Nathan's for dear life, as they spiral out of control in mid-air after Peter has jumped off a roof. The situation is quite different here, but similar enough that it brought up the memory for me.

There was a very quick line in the season premiere about Mohinder leaving Molly in the care of flight attendants, so all we know is that he's shipped her off somewhere. :/ I wish she were still around.
Edited Date: 2009-02-04 02:06 am (UTC)

Date: 2009-02-04 02:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] solitune.livejournal.com
Ohhhhhhh that's right. God that pilot was so epic. I can still remember sitting in my dorm room and being like "!!!!!!!! THIS SHOW MUST REMAIN ON THE AIR."

Wow I don't even remember hearing that. lol I hope she comes back!

Date: 2009-02-04 02:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] foxsyd.livejournal.com
- Matt gets a new ability out of the blue. Whut?

You know, I didn't so much feel like it was out of the blue. It was already demonstrated last volume that Usutu was a total master of his gift, way beyond the little bit drug addled Isaac had sorted out. With his way of inducing visions in others, I'd say he permanently inserted a part of himself in Matt's brain when Matt was on the vision quest last volume. He did something to him, opened/activated parts of his brain is my theory.

Date: 2009-02-04 02:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] promiseoftin.livejournal.com
Everything else: gold. Especially the ending, omgs. (Notice how it mirrors the ending of the pilot.)

Or more like the pilot of Lost, haha. Especially the American promo for next week: They totally focus on "a plane crash will change their lives" and it looks like an ISLAND and weird things happen, and of course there's Grunny, too. :)

Date: 2009-02-04 02:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nitro26.livejournal.com
This episode was amazing, and I really hope that the rest of the season will be just as good. I love that there's just one big storyline going on as opposed to a million, one per each character. And all the heroes are together! This is gonna be awesome. :D

Nathan's a really cool bad guy, and Adrian Pasdar pulls it off SO well, but I'm missing hero!Nathan already. Mostly cuz I don't want him and Peter fighting anymore. :(

PETEEERRRR. ♥ ♥ ♥ He's my favorite until he does something stupid again. Sorry, Peter. :P

Date: 2009-02-04 09:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] afrocurl.livejournal.com
EPIC!

Though, Matt did have that picture of Molly, so maybe she's still off somewhere and will be back soon.

Date: 2009-02-04 10:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chrryblssmninja.livejournal.com
NEVER. JUST THE SON OF A TAXIDERMIST.
ahahahahahaha


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